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Circular runways

BBC Science - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 17:29
The engineer who proposed circular runways answers critics in defence of his radical design for airports.

Birth of last baby orca in captivity filmed at SeaWorld

BBC Science - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 16:43
Killer whale Takara was already pregnant when the end of the breeding programme was announced.

Robert Sadoff, Psychiatrist Who Assessed Murder Defendants, Dies at 81

NY Times Science - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 15:28
A founder of modern forensic psychiatry, Dr. Sadoff once estimated that he had evaluated as many as 10,000 defendants in criminal cases.

ScienceTake: No Oxygen? The Naked Mole Rat Might Not Care

NY Times Science - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 11:05
Naked mole rats flip a metabolic switch to last for hours in oxygen levels that would kill other mammals. They can last 18 minutes with zero oxygen.

What's made Canada's Slims River disappear?

BBC Science - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 08:52
What's made this river in Canada disappear? Geoscientist Daniel Shugar explains.

Cut-back crew for ISS launch

BBC Science - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 07:30
Russia scales back staff on the ISS until a long-delayed space lab is sent to the outpost in 2018.

New Zealand earthquake gives unexpected benefit

BBC Science - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 03:31
Raised coastline could end the threat of sea erosion for the time being.

Q. and A.: Big Birder: Noah Strycker on Where to Spot Rare Species

NY Times Science - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 03:00
The renowned birder recommends Ecuador and Uganda, as well as Cape May in New Jersey. His favorite place is the Malheur refuge in Oregon.

Meet the man who watches volcanoes

BBC Science - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 02:13
Boris Behncke lives near Mount Etna and monitors the volcano.

Unknown ancient reptile roamed the Pyrenees mountains

BBC Science - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 02:05
The footprint made by a reptile that lived almost 250 million years ago has been found in the Pyrenees.

'Perfect storm' threatens Europe's salamanders

BBC Science - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 01:38
Scientists call for "amphibian arks" to protect wild salamanders in Europe from a deadly infection.

Restless mountains

BBC Science - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 14:31
European satellites will routinely map every land volcano on Earth, looking for early eruption signs.

Asteroid Misses Earth Narrowly, by Cosmic Standards

NY Times Science - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 12:16
The asteroid, 2014 JO25, which is approximately 2,000 feet end-to-end, was about 1.1 million miles away when it passed by on Wednesday morning.

Trillions of Plastic Bits, Swept Up by Current, Are Littering Arctic Waters

NY Times Science - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 11:00
A new study found that a major ocean current is carrying plastic from the North Atlantic to the Greenland and Barents seas, and leaving it there.

Matter: Why Are Some Mice (and People) Monogamous? A Study Points to Genes

NY Times Science - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 10:13
A groundbreaking study has found that genetic variations in mice are linked to parental care and monogamy, the first time such a link has been found in mammals.

A New Exoplanet May Be Most Promising Yet in Search for Life

NY Times Science - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 10:11
The planet, about 40 light years from Earth, is close enough that astronomers hope they will someday be able to probe its atmosphere for signs of water or other evidence of suitability for life.

Trilobites: Broke a Glass? Someday You Might 3-D-Print a New One

NY Times Science - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 10:00
Researchers think 3-D printing may make it cheaper and easier to create glass objects, from skyscraper facades to tiny devices used in research.

'Gibraltar-sized' space rock passes Earth

BBC Science - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 09:09
A large asteroid the size of the Rock of Gibraltar has passed safely by Earth.

Physicists observe 'negative mass'

BBC Science - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 05:07
Physicists have created a fluid with "negative mass", which accelerates towards you when pushed.

The Climate Issue: How a Warming Planet Drives Human Migration

NY Times Science - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 02:00
Climate displacement is becoming one of the world’s most powerful — and destabilizing — geopolitical forces.
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