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Tornado Storms Through Kansas

NY Times Science - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 07:08
At least one tornado touched down in central Kansas on Wednesday as severe weather swept through the area.

VIDEO: Did Neanderthals create stone rings?

BBC Science - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 03:53
Stone rings thought to be created by Neanderthals have been found in France

VIDEO: New room inflated on side of ISS

BBC Science - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 03:36
A new room is being inflated on the side of the International Space Station.

Navy investigates 'lost submarine find'

BBC Science - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 02:23
The Royal Navy is investigating claims the wreckage of a British submarine lost during World War Two has been discovered off the coast of Sardinia.

What in the World: Korean Words, Straight From the Elephant’s Mouth

NY Times Science - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 02:00
While parrots are supposed to, well, parrot human speech, elephants aren’t. But don’t tell that to Koshik, an Asian elephant at a zoo near Seoul who can say at least five words.

Solar Impulse lands in Pennsylvania

BBC Science - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 01:11
The sun-powered aircraft Solar Impulse has landed in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, after a near-17-hour flight.

HS2 'over-priced' say transport experts

BBC Science - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 23:55
HS2 is an over-priced, gold-plated project and will fail in many of its objectives a group of transport experts warns.

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals to Sponsor Science Talent Search

NY Times Science - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 21:01
The biotechnology company will sharply increase funding for the longtime high school contest with which Intel ended its relationship last year.

Exxon takes 'small step' on climate

BBC Science - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 13:58
Shareholders at Exxon Mobil AGM reject most proposals but voted in favour of a resolution that could see a climate activist elected to the board in the future.

Pollution From Canadian Oil Sands Vapor Is Substantial, Study Finds

NY Times Science - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 12:36
The pollution coming from the process is rivaled by only the largest metropolitan areas, like Los Angeles, in North America.

Trilobites: Florida Needs a Lionfish King or Queen. It Could Be You.

NY Times Science - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 12:04
The competition is designed to rid Atlantic waters of the beguiling beauties, which have been gobbling up native species for at least two decades.

Open Season on Lionfish

NY Times Science - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 12:04
Florida has started its annual competition designed to rid its waters of the invasive lionfish.

Artificial Intelligence Is Far From Matching Humans, Panel Says

NY Times Science - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 11:59
At an event sponsored by the Office of Science and Technology Policy, experts explored questions about systems that would make decisions without human input.

Climate Change Activists Either Prod Exxon Mobil or Dump It

NY Times Science - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 11:51
Whether to negotiate new policies reflecting climate change or adopt a scorched-earth strategy has divided groups seeking change within the energy company.

Could Alzheimer’s Stem From Infections? It Makes Sense, Experts Say

NY Times Science - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 11:08
Provocative new research leads to the hypothesis that infections may produce a fierce reaction that leaves debris in the brain, causing Alzheimer’s.

Women From Venus, Men Still From Mars on Facebook, Study Finds

NY Times Science - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 11:02
A study of 10 million Facebook posts found that American men more likely to swear, express anger and argue; women used kinder yet more assertive language.

Neanderthal stone structures discovered

BBC Science - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 10:59
Researchers investigating a cave in France have identified mysterious stone rings that were probably built by Neanderthals.

Cigarette Smoking by Adults Dropped in 2015, C.D.C. Survey Says

NY Times Science - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 10:09
The percentage of adults age 18 and over who smoked was 15.1 percent in 2015, down from 16.8 percent in 2014.

Contract to construct giant telescope

BBC Science - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 10:08
The contract is signed that will lead to the construction of one of this century's key astronomical facilities - the European Extremely Large Telescope.

'Polar bear hybrid' shot in Canada

BBC Science - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 09:07
A possible grizzly-polar bear hybrid has been shot by a hunter in northern Canada.
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