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Scottish fossils tell story of first life on land

BBC Science - Mon, 12/05/2016 - 08:03
Fossils of possibly the earliest backboned four-legged animals to walk have been found in Scotland.

Japan Is Obsessed With Climate Change. Young People Don’t Get It.

NY Times Science - Mon, 12/05/2016 - 07:49
Because the country has to import most of its energy, an apparent drop in concern by Japanese young people alarms many government officials.

Robot aircraft take to British skies

BBC Science - Mon, 12/05/2016 - 07:02
Robot aircraft are to be tested in UK airspace to help refine systems that control autonomous planes.

Corporate growth still driving deforestation, CDP shows

BBC Science - Mon, 12/05/2016 - 05:59
Although progress is being made, up to US $906bn of company turnover is still tied to global deforestation, an assessment suggests.

Tim Peake spacecraft will arrive in UK in 2017

BBC Science - Mon, 12/05/2016 - 05:22
The UK has bought the capsule which sent Tim Peake into space and returned him to Earth.

Last winter's flooding 'most extreme on record' in UK

BBC Science - Mon, 12/05/2016 - 03:04
Flooding across parts of the UK last winter was the most extreme on record, experts say.

Did You Just Forget, or Is It Something More Serious?

NY Times Science - Mon, 12/05/2016 - 02:45
Memory lapses that disrupt daily living or cause a person to withdraw from family are more serious than absent-mindedness or confusing names, experts said.

$25 Million in Breakthrough Prizes Given in Science and Math

NY Times Science - Sun, 12/04/2016 - 17:16
The awards went to more than a thousand physicists, life scientists and mathematicians in areas like genetics and string theory.

Pursuits: With an Arsenal of Apps, a Fearful Flier Faces the Skies

NY Times Science - Sun, 12/04/2016 - 09:40
A longtime travel writer shares tech-based strategies that have helped calm her nerves during flights.

Immune System, Unleashed by Cancer Therapies, Can Attack Organs

NY Times Science - Sat, 12/03/2016 - 13:50
Immunotherapy drugs have been hailed as a breakthrough in cancer treatment, but doctors are finding that what makes them effective is also what poses serious risks.

Out There: Twinkle, Twinkle Little [Insert Name Here]

NY Times Science - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 11:35
An international astronomy group has published a first set of approved names for 227 stars, seeing that there are more Mimosas and fewer HD 85512s.

Alligator snapping turtle's great escape

BBC Science - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 10:42
A huge alligator snapping turtle got stuck in a blocked drain pipe in Houston, Texas.

Nestlé Reformulates Sugar and Says It Will Use Less in Its Candy

NY Times Science - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 07:14
The new product is sugar, but is made differently so less goes into the stomach but consumers still get the sweet taste.

Hunter Mitchell raised thousands of dollars to save Osita the rhino.

BBC Science - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 06:24
Hunter Mitchell raised thousands of dollars to save Osita the rhino.

Europe presses ahead with Mars rover

BBC Science - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 05:10
European research ministers meeting in Lucerne, Switzerland, emphatically reaffirm their commitment to putting a robot rover on Mars in 2021.

Four major cities move to ban diesel vehicles by 2025

BBC Science - Thu, 12/01/2016 - 23:47
The leaders of four major global cities say they will stop the use of all diesel powered cars and trucks by the middle of the next decade.

Sinosphere: Fear, Then Skepticism, Over Antibiotic-Resistant Genes in Beijing Smog

NY Times Science - Thu, 12/01/2016 - 23:05
Researchers did not find live bacteria capable of infecting anyone, despite discovering antibiotic-resistant genetic material in the smog.

Trilobites: Four New Names Officially Added to the Periodic Table of Elements

NY Times Science - Thu, 12/01/2016 - 22:26
Please welcome to the periodic table: Nihonium, Moscovium, Tennessine and Oganesson, discovered and then named by Japanese, Russian and American scientists.

3 Months After Explosion, SpaceX Plans to Launch Rocket Bearing Satellites

NY Times Science - Thu, 12/01/2016 - 17:02
The launch hinges on approval by the Federal Aviation Administration, which is reviewing SpaceX’s investigation of the Sept. 1 launchpad explosion.

Russian Spacecraft Carrying Supplies Burns Up in Flight

NY Times Science - Thu, 12/01/2016 - 16:06
The cargo ship, which was not carrying any astronauts, disappeared shortly after liftoff, according to Roscosmos, the Russian space agency.
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