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Stephen Hawking's words will be beamed into space

BBC Science - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 06:20
The words of the renowned physicist have been set to music by composer Vangelis.

Daredevil Raccoon Climbs Minnesota Skyscraper and Becomes a Sensation

NY Times Science - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 02:32
The stranded raccoon’s mesmerizing hourslong ascent up 25 stories in St. Paul ended early Wednesday with a rescue and some cat food.

Mars Opportunity: Rover 'should ride out storm'

BBC Science - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 21:34
Nasa says it is concerned but hopeful that a veteran robot rover can survive a big dust storm.

Einstein's travel diaries reveal racist stereotypes

BBC Science - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 18:09
Xenophobic comments are found in private journals from the physicist's 1920s tour of Asia.

A Huge Dust Storm on Mars Is Threatening NASA’s Opportunity Rover

NY Times Science - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 17:42
The storm, which has blanketed a quarter of the planet, has plunged the rover into a “dark, perpetual night.”

That Huge Mediterranean Diet Study Was Flawed. But Was It Wrong?

NY Times Science - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 16:32
A highly publicized trial in Spain found that the Mediterranean diet protects against heart disease. Now the original work has been retracted and re-analyzed, with the same result.

Antarctic ice sheets: Four things you need to know

BBC Science - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 16:12
With Antarctica shedding ice at an accelerating rate, here's what you need to know about continent's ice sheet.

Saiga antelopes: the Ice Age survivors now in peril

BBC Science - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 16:12
Scientists hope to save the saiga, a Central Asian antelope which survived the Ice Age, but is now in peril.

Antarctica Is Melting Three Times as Fast as a Decade Ago

NY Times Science - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 15:57
The continent’s rate of ice loss is speeding up, which is contributing even more to rising sea levels.

Trilobites: Aztec Turquoise Tiles May Solve a Mesoamerican Mystery

NY Times Science - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 15:35
A recent geochemical analysis calls into question the idea of extensive contact between Mesoamerican and Southwest American cultures before the Spanish invaded.

Paul D. Boyer, 99, Dies; Nobel Winner Decoded Enzyme That Powers Life

NY Times Science - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 10:57
He shared the 1997 prize in chemistry for his work on understanding how organisms get energy from their environments and process it to stay alive.

Antarctica loses three trillion tonnes of ice in 25 years

BBC Science - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 10:01
Satellites observing the White Continent detect a jump in the rate of ice being lost to the ocean.

UK rebuffed over Galileo sat-nav procurement

BBC Science - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 09:36
Delegations to the European Space Agency vote to procure another batch of spacecraft, despite British calls to delay.

Daredevil raccoon's Minnesota skyscraper climb

BBC Science - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 08:17
The internet is transfixed as the animal scales a 23-floor Minnesota building for nearly a day.

Blurred Vision, Burning Eyes: This Is a Lasik Success?

NY Times Science - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 08:16
Some patients who undergo the eye surgery report a variety of side effects. They may persist for years, studies show.

Extremely Large, Extremely Expensive: The Race for the Next Giant Telescopes

NY Times Science - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 07:36
Even as astronomers await a verdict on construction of a huge telescope on Mauna Kea, they are still trying to figure out how to pay for the next stargazing Goliaths.

Last March of the ‘Wooden Elephants’: Africa’s Ancient Baobabs Are Dying

NY Times Science - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 02:50
Researchers fear the trees are parched by drought and rising temperatures linked to climate change.

One in five British mammals at risk of extinction

BBC Science - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 16:09
The red squirrel, the wildcat, and the grey long-eared bat face severe threats, a study says.

How Universities Deal With Sexual Harassment Needs Sweeping Change, Panel Says

NY Times Science - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 15:37
Current policies and programs have failed overwhelmingly to address and prevent the problem, said a report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.

Trilobites: Do You Know What Lightning Really Looks Like?

NY Times Science - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 11:37
Paintings by artists over centuries have consistently underestimated the number of root-like veins in a lightning strike, researchers found.
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