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U.K. Orders New Inquiry Into Contaminated-Blood Scandal

NY Times Science - Fri, 07/14/2017 - 15:40
Previous inquests into the tragedy, which killed at least 2,400 people, have left critical questions unanswered.

Trilobites: Unlocking Mysteries in the Sun’s 11-Year Cycle

NY Times Science - Fri, 07/14/2017 - 14:04
Two studies focused on the sun’s maximum and minimum periods of activity, yielding new findings about its internal processes and external corona.

Chain-Reaction Crash With Minor Injuries, Except for the Slime Eels

NY Times Science - Fri, 07/14/2017 - 09:11
More than 7,000 pounds of hagfish, also known as slime eels, coated a section of Highway 101 with a gel described as “Spider-Man’s webbing crossed with a jellyfish.”

'Beam me up, Scotty'

BBC Science - Fri, 07/14/2017 - 08:27
Chinese scientists have "teleported" a photon particle to a satellite - could humans be next?

The Secret of the Sun’s Magnetic Cycles

NY Times Science - Fri, 07/14/2017 - 02:00
Step inside a simulation of the interior of the sun as its magnetic field reverses, a process that creates solar storms that can interrupt power grids and satellite communications on Earth.

Butterfly numbers facing 'vital' period - Sir David Attenborough

BBC Science - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 17:00
Broadcaster Sir David Attenborough says species have suffered "significant declines" recently.

The farmer helping to cut cow farts

BBC Science - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 16:56
How reducing the methane from cows is helping to fight climate change

Keith Conners, Psychologist Who Set Standard for Diagnosing A.D.H.D., Dies at 84

NY Times Science - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 16:18
After devising a scale for treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Dr. Conners later expressed dismay over how loosely the label was being applied.

Waste products, not crops, key to boosting UK biofuels

BBC Science - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 16:08
The UK should focus on making fuel from chip fat, whiskey dregs and forest waste and not from crops like wheat

Gannet bonanza on Yorkshire cliffs

BBC Science - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 16:08
A gannet bonanza is confirmed on the towering cliffs of Yorkshire by research from the RSPB.

Trilobites: Living Another Day, Thanks to Grandparents Who Couldn’t Sleep

NY Times Science - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 10:19
Age-related changes in sleep patterns may have helped early humans survive by ensuring at least one person was always alert to nighttime threats.

Newsbook: 3 Books Take a Deeper Look at the Opioid Epidemic

NY Times Science - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 08:11
Two books help explain the opiate abuse crisis and how we may resolve it, while a novel shows the havoc addiction can wreak.

Bialowieza Forest: Poland sued over ancient woods logging

BBC Science - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 08:01
Polish logging in one of Europe's last remaining primeval forests is to go to the EU's top court.

Record number of environmental activists killed around the world

BBC Science - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 04:18
At least 200 campaigners in 24 countries were killed in 2016, according to a new report from Global Witness.

Behold Jupiter's Great Red Spot

BBC Science - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 03:18
A Nasa probe returns the most detailed pictures ever of one of the Solar System's biggest storms.

UK animal experiments fall by 5% - annual figures

BBC Science - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 02:14
Home Office annual figures show that animal experiments in the UK fell by 5% in 2016.

Feature: Arks of the Apocalypse

NY Times Science - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 02:01
All around the world, scientists are building repositories of everything from seeds to ice to mammal milk — racing to preserve a natural order that is fast disappearing.

Timelapse of museum's new star attraction

BBC Science - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 22:33
Which creature is taking the place of Dippy the dinosaur?

Blue whale takes centre-stage at Natural History Museum

BBC Science - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 21:01
Move over Dippy - Earth's biggest animal is now the star attraction at the Natural History Museum.

Gif and image written into the DNA of bacteria

BBC Science - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 16:31
Images and a short film are inserted into bacteria DNA and recovered with 90% accuracy.
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