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Trilobites: A Population of Billions May Have Contributed to This Bird’s Extinction

NY Times Science - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 11:31
A new study suggests passenger pigeons were hyper-adapted to living in a large, stable population, leaving them unable to cope when humans hunted them en masse.

U.N. Climate Projects, Aimed at the Poorest, Raise Red Flags

NY Times Science - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 08:22
The Green Climate Fund was meant to help developing countries tackle climate change, but many of the most vulnerable nations have not seen any grants.

UK and Canada lead global alliance against coal

BBC Science - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 07:29
A significant group of nations take a stand against using coal for electricity generation at UN climate talks.

Colombia zoo gives trafficked elephant root canal surgery

BBC Science - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 07:10
The procedure took 30 people three hours to complete. Tantor had been rescued from a ranch in Colombia.

'Routine' detection of space ripples

BBC Science - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 04:54
Laser labs sense black holes merging at a distance of about a billion light-years from Earth.

Epic India leopard rescue photo wins award five years later

BBC Science - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 02:56
In a rare instance, Indian villagers and forest officers worked together for hours to save the animal

First gene-editing in human body attempt

BBC Science - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 01:40
Gene-editing has been attempted on cells inside a patient, in a world first by doctors in California.

She Took On Colombia’s Soda Industry. Then She Was Silenced.

NY Times Science - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 23:41
The debate over taxing sugary drinks has turned into a ferocious global policy brawl. In Colombia, proponents faced intimidation and censorship.

Singapore welcomes rare blue macaw parrots

BBC Science - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 17:39
Singapore and Brazil are working together to bring two blue macaw species back from near-extinction.

A Nearby Earth-Size Planet May Have Conditions for Life

NY Times Science - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 17:32
Astronomers have found a planet circling Ross 128, a quiet red star in our own galactic neighborhood.

Nasa forecast: Which cities will flood as ice melts?

BBC Science - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 16:45
A forecasting tool reveals which cities will be affected as different portions of the ice sheet melt, say scientists.

Which cities could suffer as ice melts?

BBC Science - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 16:27
A forecasting tool reveals which cities will be affected as different portions of the ice sheet melt, say scientists.

Trilobites: Chimps Tailor Alarms to What Other Chimps Know

NY Times Science - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 15:53
Experiments show that the animals change their communications depending on how much their audience knows.

At U.N. Climate Conference, Treading Lightly Around the Americans

NY Times Science - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 12:08
Delegates at climate talks in Bonn are keeping their opinions to themselves about President Trump’s vow to withdraw from the Paris climate accord.

Europe steps in to cover US shortfall in funding climate science

BBC Science - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 10:11
French and UK governments say they will make up for any shortfall in funding for a global science body.

SSTL to build Canadian satellite constellation

BBC Science - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 10:05
Vancouver-based UrtheCast contracts UK firm SSTL to build a series of satellites to image Earth every day.

The Secret to Long Life? It May Lurk in the DNA of the Oldest Among Us

NY Times Science - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 07:53
James Clement has scoured the globe for supercentenarians, aged 110 and older, willing to contribute their genomes to a rare scientific cache.

Protesters Jeer as Trump Team Promotes Coal at U.N. Climate Talks

NY Times Science - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 07:20
The Trump administration’s debut at the United Nations climate conference in Bonn, Germany, was met with heckling, noisy protest and harsh questions.

A Radioactive Cloud Wafts Over Europe, With Russia as Chief Suspect

NY Times Science - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 06:02
High levels of a substance called ruthenium 106 detected over the Continent have prompted concern about a possible cover-up by Moscow.

Study Finds Competing Opioid Treatments Have Similar Outcomes

NY Times Science - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 05:24
The manufacturers of the two drugs to treat opioid addiction are competing fiercely for market share and drawing scrutiny from lawmakers and prosecutors.
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