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Mount Everest's famous Hillary Step destroyed, mountaineers confirm

BBC Science - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 09:33
The world's highest mountain poses new hazards after the collapse of a key rocky outcrop.

Mesmerising lava flows from Kilauea volcano in Hawaii

BBC Science - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 08:03
Look but don't touch as it tumbles down the Pulama Pali slope in Hawaii.

First high-energy proton beam machine 'great for UK'

BBC Science - Sat, 05/20/2017 - 10:23
A key component of the UK's first high-energy proton beam machine is delivered to its new home in Newport.

Norway to boost protection of Arctic seed vault from climate change

BBC Science - Sat, 05/20/2017 - 08:20
Measures are announced after water enters a frozen facility guarding the world's key crop seeds.

Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary's first Humboldt penguin chick in decade

BBC Science - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 17:23
A Humboldt penguin chick has hatched at a sea life sanctuary for the first time in more than a decade.

Trilobites: Genetic Tidying Up Made Humped Bladderworts Into Carnivorous Plants

NY Times Science - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 15:34
A new study identifies the evolutionary refinements that gave rise to floating, rootless plants that can trap and digest, like super-fast Venus flytraps.

Trilobites: Spotting Mysterious Twinkles on Earth From a Million Miles Away

NY Times Science - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 13:32
Hundreds of reflections observed by a satellite are a result of ice crystals floating in clouds at high altitudes, NASA scientists say.

Freezing Temperatures, Glacial Winds, Volcanic Dust: All in a Day’s Work for Times Team in Antarctica

NY Times Science - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 08:59
The story behind the story of the first virtual-reality stereo footage ever shot on the continent.

Greece battles locust plague on Agios Efstratios island

BBC Science - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 07:51
Locals say sheep on Agios Efstratios are starving as so much plant life is being devoured by swarms.

Opinion: We Aren’t Built to Live in the Moment

NY Times Science - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 05:10
What best distinguishes human beings from other animals is our foresight, as scientists are just beginning to recognize.

Recycling body criticises Pringles and Lucozade packaging

BBC Science - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 04:29
The packaging for Pringles and Lucozade Sport are among the most difficult to recycle, a trade body says.

UN looks to protect birds from green energy threats

BBC Science - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 03:25
Shutting down wind farms when birds pass over is one of the methods being tested to save migrating species.

China claims breakthrough in mining 'flammable ice'

BBC Science - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 02:27
The vast reserves of methane hydrates under the bottom of the sea could be key to future energy needs.

2017 Whitley Gold Award winner: 'Fish loved me but people didn't'

BBC Science - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 02:03
Zafer Kizilkaya's work saved a Turkish community. His fish conservation model's now widely adopted.

Trilobites: Ladybugs Pack Wings and Engineering Secrets in Tidy Origami Packages

NY Times Science - Thu, 05/18/2017 - 13:24
Using high-speed cameras, a transparent artificial wing and other techniques, researchers in Japan created a window into how ladybugs fold their wings.

Trilobites: Between a T. Rex’s Powerful Jaws, Bones of Its Prey Exploded

NY Times Science - Thu, 05/18/2017 - 11:46
Paleontologists calculated the bite force of the fearsome prehistoric predators and provided more evidence that they were opportunistic scavengers.

Suspected Cases of Ebola Rise to 29 in Democratic Republic of Congo

NY Times Science - Thu, 05/18/2017 - 11:11
Aid workers are trying to reach a remote part of the country, where there have been three deaths from the virus.

Trump 'can't escape climate change' impacts says Fiji PM

BBC Science - Thu, 05/18/2017 - 08:17
Whether or not the US is involved in global talks, the US will also feel the impacts of climate change.

Nasa seeks experiment ideas for Europa lander

BBC Science - Thu, 05/18/2017 - 07:58
Nasa is seeking the best ideas for experiments to fly on a mission that will land on Jupiter's moon Europa.

The Health Issue: Why Close Encounters With Animals Soothe Us

NY Times Science - Thu, 05/18/2017 - 02:00
Compton Jr. Posse in Los Angeles, which brings inner-city children and horses together, reveals the therapeutic power of communing with fellow sentient beings.
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