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Trump Administration Moves to Open Arctic Refuge to Drilling Studies

NY Times Science - Sat, 09/16/2017 - 19:16
An Interior Department memo has proposed lifting restrictions on seismic surveys in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, which may open it to drilling.

British Press Watchdog Says Climate Change Article Was Faulty

NY Times Science - Sat, 09/16/2017 - 17:47
The Mail on Sunday was forced to issue a note saying an article asserting that U.S. researchers had manipulated data was inaccurate.


BBC Science - Sat, 09/16/2017 - 16:39
How tiny creatures with small brains outwit us so easily.

Koala 'hitches' ride under car wheel arch

BBC Science - Sat, 09/16/2017 - 06:39
She survived a 16km (10-mile) car journey, clinging to the axle of a four-wheel drive near Adelaide.

Henry the hippo reunites with his baby Fiona

BBC Science - Sat, 09/16/2017 - 03:01
A happy ending for a family of hippos.

Tiger Species Thought Extinct Is Possibly Spotted in Indonesia

NY Times Science - Sat, 09/16/2017 - 00:18
Rangers at a national park in West Java photographed a rare big cat, leading to speculation that it was a Javan tiger, a species declared extinct 40 years ago.

Cassini Vanishes Into Saturn, Its Mission Celebrated and Mourned

NY Times Science - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 16:36
Orbiting the ringed planet since 2004, the spacecraft solved some mysteries and made discoveries that upended our notions about the solar system.

Cassini Is Gone. Here Are the Next Space Missions to Watch Out For.

NY Times Science - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 14:53
Now that Cassini has gone out in a blaze of glory, here's our guide to cosmic missions over the next decade that you should get excited about now.

Back to Saturn? Five Missions Proposed to Follow Cassini

NY Times Science - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 14:51
Although NASA does not have yet a follow-up mission to Saturn on its schedule, scientists are dreaming up ideas for one.

Trilobites: One Night a Year, This Cactus Flower May Surprise You

NY Times Science - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 13:21
A look at the night-blooming cereus, a group of cactus flowers that make a one-night appearance and then disappear.

'Long live Cassini': Nasa scientists say farewell

BBC Science - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 10:00
The chief scientists who worked on the spacecraft react after it plunged into Saturn’s atmosphere.

Cassini: Probe incinerates on entry to Saturn

BBC Science - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 04:57
The US-led Cassini space probe reaches a spectacular climax, burning up in Saturn's atmosphere.

Fire on the Mountain: 2 Forests Offer Clues to Yellowstone’s Fate in a Warming World

NY Times Science - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 21:43
Increasingly frequent wildfires fed by a warming climate could turn the park’s dense forests into sparser woodlands.

The Shkreli Syndrome: Youthful Trouble, Tech Success, Then a Fall

NY Times Science - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 18:37
Rule-breaking at an early age may point to the success of company founders like Martin Shkreli, researchers say. It may also foretell their undoing.

Maurice Bluestein, Who Modernized the Wind Chill Index, Dies at 76

NY Times Science - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 17:35
While shoveling his daughter’s driveway one winter day, Dr. Bluestein, a scientist, realized something: The wind chill index was wrong.

Cassini: Saturn 'death dive' spacecraft in numbers

BBC Science - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 16:24
Cassini's about to crash into Saturn, but here's what it's achieved over the last two decades.

Floating Tar, Dead Fish: Oil Spill Threatens Greek Beaches

NY Times Science - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 14:55
The Agia Zoni II tanker sank on Sunday while anchored off Salamis Island, near Greece’s main port of Piraeus.

What Does It Cost to Create a Cancer Drug? Less Than You’d Think

NY Times Science - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 11:54
A new study suggests that biotech companies are spending far less than believed on research and development for approved drugs, despite rising prices.

Out There: Cassini Flies Toward a Fiery Death on Saturn

NY Times Science - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 11:13
Launched in 1997, the Cassini-Huygens mission has reshaped scientific understanding of the solar system’s most exotic planet and its mysterious moons.

Why scientists are so excited about Saturn's icy moon Enceladus

BBC Science - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 09:48
Scientists explain how they discovered a water ocean beneath the ice shell of Saturn's moon Enceladus.
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