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Nasa-style mission needed to map ocean floor

BBC Science - Fri, 06/17/2016 - 11:57
Ocean experts call for international action to generate the kinds of maps of global seabeds that space missions have already returned for the Moon and Mars.

Trilobites: 12,000 Years Ago, Humans and Climate Change Made a Deadly Team

NY Times Science - Fri, 06/17/2016 - 11:00
By dating bones and teeth from megafauna found in South America, researchers found that prehistoric extinctions were tied to warming and the presence of humans.

Advance of the giant spider crabs

BBC Science - Fri, 06/17/2016 - 09:39
A horde of giant spider crabs has amassed in waters near Melbourne. Australian aquatic scientist Sheree Marris filmed this incredible footage.

The New Health Care: Did Infamous Tuskegee Study Cause Lasting Mistrust of Doctors Among Blacks?

NY Times Science - Fri, 06/17/2016 - 09:10
A study makes a leap to causality, but it’s not as if racism stopped: We should be careful about blaming a single incident in the past.

Public Health: Good News Hidden in the Data: Today’s Children Are Healthier

NY Times Science - Fri, 06/17/2016 - 07:48
The health gap between the rich and the poor is far less stark among children than older people, which offers hope to reverse a worrying trend.

Melt ponds suggest no Arctic sea-ice record this year

BBC Science - Fri, 06/17/2016 - 07:43
Arctic sea-ice may have hit a record low in May but that does not mean September will set a new minimum mark, say polar experts at Reading University, UK.

Mars crater named after Nepal quake village Langtang

BBC Science - Fri, 06/17/2016 - 05:46
A crater on Mars is named Langtang, in tribute to one of the worst-hit villages during the 2015 Nepal earthquake.

Study unlocks surprising behaviour of soil bacteria

BBC Science - Fri, 06/17/2016 - 04:53
Newly sequenced genomes of soil bacteria have led to questions about how differing land management affects the organisms' behaviour, on agriculture and emissions.

Modern Love: A Path to Fatherhood, With (Shared) Morning Sickness

NY Times Science - Fri, 06/17/2016 - 02:00
Their dreams of foreign adventure shelved by a dire diagnosis, a man and his wife decide, instead, to become parents.

Tim Peake to return to 'ground control' on earth

BBC Science - Thu, 06/16/2016 - 23:52
British astronaut Tim Peake is due back to earth six months after blasting off into space.

Giant crab horde gathers in Australia

BBC Science - Thu, 06/16/2016 - 23:16
A massive population of giant spider crabs amasses in waters off the Australian city of Melbourne.

Deep Atlantic: Scientists launch ocean mission

BBC Science - Thu, 06/16/2016 - 22:03
Biggest ever deep Atlantic exploration mission launched by UK scientists.

Exxon Mobil Fights Back at State Inquiries Into Climate Change Research

NY Times Science - Thu, 06/16/2016 - 17:55
After 20 state attorneys general supported an investigation into the company, Exxon Mobil is using the courts to try and stop the legal momentum.

UK-funded ice breaker in 'elite' Arctic tourism row

BBC Science - Thu, 06/16/2016 - 17:12
Criticism is made of the use of a UK-government-funded ice breaker to guide a luxury cruise in the Arctic, as worries grow over the environmental impact of tourists.

Dead Sea drying

BBC Science - Thu, 06/16/2016 - 16:09
The Dead Sea is one of the great ecological treasures of the world but it is shrinking at an alarming rate, as Kevin Connolly reports.

Tree planting at 'an all time low'

BBC Science - Thu, 06/16/2016 - 13:59
Official figures released today by the Forestry Commission show that the government is falling far short of its own tree-planting targets

How Tim gets back from space

BBC Science - Thu, 06/16/2016 - 13:01
How UK astronaut Tim Peake will get back from the International Space Station (ISS).

Matter: Scientists Hope to Cultivate an Immune System for Crops

NY Times Science - Thu, 06/16/2016 - 11:35
Already lurking in the soil beneath our feet is a complex microbial world that could protect plants and our food supply.

C.D.C. Reports 234 Pregnant Women in U.S. With Zika

NY Times Science - Thu, 06/16/2016 - 11:27
The agency plans weekly updates on Zika and pregnancy, and cited six cases that involved birth defects.

Fighting ISIS With an Algorithm, Physicists Try to Predict Attacks

NY Times Science - Thu, 06/16/2016 - 11:04
A new mathematical model aims to track the activity of Islamic State sympathizers online and determine when groups will turn from talk to action.
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