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Concerns over first snow and common leopards found in same area

BBC Science - Mon, 01/16/2017 - 17:02
Video footage showing snow leopards and common leopards sharing the same habitat causes alarm.

Common leopards 'moving to higher altitudes'

BBC Science - Mon, 01/16/2017 - 16:34
Common leopards could be moving to higher altitudes on the Tibetan plateau.

Gene Cernan, last man to walk on Moon, dies aged 82

BBC Science - Mon, 01/16/2017 - 14:36
US astronaut Gene Cernan, commander of Apollo 17, has died, his family and Nasa announce.

Trilobites: Eight Crossings and 192 Atoms Long: the Tightest Knot Ever Tied

NY Times Science - Mon, 01/16/2017 - 13:04
Researchers tied a complicated knot at the molecular level, which could be used to make materials in the future that are stronger, lighter and more flexible.

Metal Detectorists Help Archaeologists Dig Up a Secret History

NY Times Science - Mon, 01/16/2017 - 11:29
An unconventional alliance between scientists and those often considered to be looters has begun to shed light on a tribe’s history and a 17-century war in Connecticut.

Venus wave may be Solar System's biggest

BBC Science - Mon, 01/16/2017 - 11:16
A giant wave in the atmosphere of Venus may be the biggest of its kind in the Solar System.

A Conversation With: The Stem-Cell Revolution Is Coming — Slowly

NY Times Science - Mon, 01/16/2017 - 10:10
Where are the miracle treatments we were promised? A Nobel Prize-winning scientist explains.

Global Health: How the Response to Zika Failed Millions

NY Times Science - Mon, 01/16/2017 - 10:06
One year after the W.H.O. declared a public health emergency, experts reflect on the response to the virus and find many aspects wanting.

Trump team moving away from supporters on climate science

BBC Science - Mon, 01/16/2017 - 09:46
The incoming Trump administration accepts far more of the research on climate change than many of their political supporters, say British scientists.

Ice crack to put UK Antarctic base in shut-down

BBC Science - Mon, 01/16/2017 - 08:38
The British Antarctic Survey is pulling all staff out of the space-age Halley base in March because of a big crack in nearby ice.

Trilobites: Venus Smiled, With a Mysterious Wave Across Its Atmosphere

NY Times Science - Mon, 01/16/2017 - 08:00
Japan’s Akatsuki spacecraft detected what scientists called a gravity wave above the solar system’s second planet, but it hasn’t been seen since.

Take a Number: Absolutely Every Bit of Our Galaxy

NY Times Science - Mon, 01/16/2017 - 07:04
With novel mathematical methods, scientists have come up with a new estimate for the mass of the Milky Way.

Q&A: Born to Be an Ear Wiggler?

NY Times Science - Mon, 01/16/2017 - 07:02
Some people can control their auricular muscles to move the ear slightly but to a noticeable extent, an ability that seems to have a genetic basis.

Battery with inbuilt 'fire extinguisher' developed

BBC Science - Mon, 01/16/2017 - 06:07
Flames from an exploding battery were put out in less than half a second during tests.

ScienceTake: A Manakin Challenge for Researchers

NY Times Science - Mon, 01/16/2017 - 03:00
Male manakins, Panamanian birds, have acrobatic courtship dances. Scientists wanted to know if the activity was testosterone-related.

The Real Manakin Challenge

NY Times Science - Mon, 01/16/2017 - 03:00
Male manakins leap, flip and snap their wings to attract females. With a bit of testosterone the females perform some of the same difficult acrobatics.

Prince Charles co-authors Ladybird climate change book

BBC Science - Sun, 01/15/2017 - 10:22
Prince Charles co-authors a book for adults in the style of the well-known children's series.

SpaceX rocket successfully lifts off

BBC Science - Sat, 01/14/2017 - 10:40
SpaceX successfully launches a rocket, its first mission since an explosion in September.

SpaceX returns to flight with Falcon 9 rocket launch

BBC Science - Sat, 01/14/2017 - 10:11
The US SpaceX rocket company resumes operations after a launch pad explosion in September.

SpaceX Launches Rocket, Its First Since Explosion on Launchpad

NY Times Science - Sat, 01/14/2017 - 09:59
The return to business for Elon Musk’s company was successful, despite being overshadowed by questions about the viability of his long-range plans.
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