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27 Contact Lenses Are Found in Woman’s Eye, Doctors Report

NY Times Science - Mon, 07/17/2017 - 11:22
A medical team in Britain decided to publicize the case to raise awareness about safe contact lens use.

Take a Number: How a Warming Climate Will Trouble Air Travel

NY Times Science - Mon, 07/17/2017 - 10:48
Rising temperatures will force airlines to delay flights more often and reduce the number of passengers per plane. And it’s already happening.

Drifting Antarctic iceberg A-68 opens up clear water

BBC Science - Mon, 07/17/2017 - 09:05
Satellite images show the colossal Larsen iceberg continuing to edge away from the White Continent.

Q&A: Why Animals Avoid Munching on Ferns

NY Times Science - Mon, 07/17/2017 - 08:42
Some varieties contain toxins that are poisonous to predators large and small.

Why the cheetah is a champion sprinter

BBC Science - Mon, 07/17/2017 - 08:07
New research reveals why bigger is not always better in the animal world when it comes to speed.

In South Asian Social Castes, a Living Lab for Genetic Disease

NY Times Science - Mon, 07/17/2017 - 08:00
Millenniums of marriages within well-defined subgroups in South Asia have created many populations with higher risks of recessive disease, according to new research.

Newquay is go!

BBC Science - Mon, 07/17/2017 - 05:06
World Land Speed record holder Andy Green looks forward to the first, low-speed runs of the Bloodhound supersonic car.

Scientists marvel at creatures' 'precise' body clock

BBC Science - Mon, 07/17/2017 - 04:51
Scientists studied zooplankton found in a Scottish loch to better understand their behaviour.

Where Else Does the U.S. Have an Infrastructure Problem? Antarctica

NY Times Science - Mon, 07/17/2017 - 02:00
The United States has had the most ambitious research program in Antarctica for 50 years. But our reporters journeyed there and found the infrastructure is aging and deteriorating, and the new price tags are high.

Will wildcat lynx be reintroduced to the UK?

BBC Science - Sun, 07/16/2017 - 21:03
The wildcat could be reintroduced into the UK for the first time in 1,300 years.

Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: ‘Why,’ About the Science of Curiosity

NY Times Science - Sun, 07/16/2017 - 14:04
In his new book, Mario Livio delves into the fields of psychology and neuroscience, and speaks with people who have extreme curiosity.

Yoro Journal: Every Year, the Sky ‘Rains Fish.’ Explanations Vary.

NY Times Science - Sun, 07/16/2017 - 08:24
Residents of La Unión, Honduras, say that after a fierce storm, the ground is covered with small fish. “A blessing from God,” one farmer said.

Plastic found in remote South Pacific

BBC Science - Sun, 07/16/2017 - 04:27
A mariner says there is a "raft" of plastic debris spanning 965,000 square miles in part of the South Pacific.

Ancient underwater forest found in US

BBC Science - Sat, 07/15/2017 - 17:44
Scientists have dated the trees to a previous ice age 60,000 years ago, when sea levels were far lower.

A mission to the Pacific plastic patch

BBC Science - Sat, 07/15/2017 - 17:08
A "raft" of plastic debris spanning more than 965,000 square miles is floating in the South Pacific.

Maryam Mirzakhani, first woman to win maths' Fields Medal, dies

BBC Science - Sat, 07/15/2017 - 10:12
Acclaimed Iranian mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani dies of breast cancer aged 40.

Brazil’s Gateway for Slaves, Now a World Heritage Site

NY Times Science - Sat, 07/15/2017 - 02:00
Unesco called the Valongo Wharf “a testimony to one of the most brutal episodes in the history of humankind.”

World's large carnivores being pushed off the map

BBC Science - Fri, 07/14/2017 - 18:29
Six of the world's large carnivores have lost more than 90% of their historic range, new analysis says.

Trilobites: Protected Wolves in Alaska Face Peril From Beyond Their Preserve

NY Times Science - Fri, 07/14/2017 - 16:49
New research suggests controlling the animals outside a preserve can affect those living within it, with implications for wildlife management programs elsewhere.

Pursuits: When Dinosaurs Roamed North Dakota

NY Times Science - Fri, 07/14/2017 - 15:59
The lonely landscape of the North Dakota Badlands has allowed nature to preserve one of the state’s greatest intrigues: its prehistoric residents.
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