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SpaceX Dragon capsule returns to Earth

BBC Science - Sun, 03/19/2017 - 10:45
The SpaceX Dragon capsule returns to Earth after its mission to the International Space Station.

Hi-tech tribe

BBC Science - Sat, 03/18/2017 - 17:35
How a remote community in Guyana is using cutting-edge software and equipment against deforestation.

Buzz Aldrin launches VR plan to get humans to Mars

BBC Science - Sat, 03/18/2017 - 00:06
The second man to set foot on the Moon, launches a virtual reality movie detailing his plan to get humans to Mars.

Trilobites: Bluebonnet Season Came Early in Texas This Spring

NY Times Science - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 13:52
Flowering plants that are blue are rare in nature. But Texas bluebonnets put on an annual show in pastures, parks and highway medians.

Q&A: Animals in Extra Large

NY Times Science - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 12:02
In general, the large size of some prehistoric animals in comparison to their modern counterparts had to do with evolutionary opportunity.

U.S. Nuclear Weapons Tests Come to YouTube

NY Times Science - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 11:25
Films of the tests conducted in Nevada and the Marshall Islands from 1945 to 1962 are being restored and released to the public.

Watch U.S. Nuclear Tests

NY Times Science - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 11:25
Thousands of films showing U.S. atmospheric nuclear tests between 1945 and 1962 have been declassified. Scientists are studying them and posting them for all to see.

With E.P.A. Cuts, States Would Lose Help in Emergencies

NY Times Science - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 07:44
Much of the agency’s state-level work would be eliminated or sharply reduced by President Trump’s proposed budget, which cuts the E.P.A. more than any other agency.

Baby pygmy hippo in debut splash

BBC Science - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 06:25
Taronga Zoo's baby pygmy hippopotamus - the first born in seven years - has made its first public appearance.

Cholesterol-Slashing Drug Can Protect High-Risk Heart Patients, Study Finds

NY Times Science - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 06:00
Patients who took the drug, Repatha, were significantly less likely to have heart attacks or strokes, researchers concluded. But its high cost will be an issue.

Can dolphins reveal why whales strand?

BBC Science - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 04:33
Researchers in the US are working with dolphins in an effort to work out why closely related whale species in the wild strand themselves on land.

Etna escape: 'Pelted with hot debris'

BBC Science - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 03:26
Science correspondent Rebecca Morelle describes her violent encounter with Europe's most active volcano.

Device promises injections without needles

BBC Science - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 02:10
A computerised system for injecting medicine without using needles has won an innovation award at the South by SouthWest Interactive technology conference in Austin, Texas.

'Narcissistic' bird wins internet fans in Australia

BBC Science - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 00:55
A bird that watched its own reflection for hours becomes the subject of internet fun.

Modern Love: Pushed Into the Future When Illness Strikes (in an Unlikely Place)

NY Times Science - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 21:00
After contracting a rare case of the mumps as an adult, a man receives bad news about his fertility.

Black tide

BBC Science - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 18:32
Fifty years ago, the supertanker the SS Torrey Canyon hit rocks off the coast of Cornwall, spilling more than 100,000 tonnes of crude oil. But it was the clear-up operation that led to the real environmental disaster.

Scientists play 'geological genealogy'

BBC Science - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 16:33
Researchers trace the parental history of Canadian rocks to a time just after Earth's formation.

Scientists Bristle at Trump Budget’s Cuts to Research

NY Times Science - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 16:17
Scientists expressed alarm at the depth of proposed cuts to climate change, medical and energy programs, saying they threaten the nation’s research infrastructure.

Trilobites: Ancestral Climates May Have Shaped Your Nose

NY Times Science - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 15:26
A study led by Penn State researchers found more evidence of the relationship between nose shape and the climate where a person’s ancestors lived.

Trilobites: A Search for Clues to What Causes Whale Strandings

NY Times Science - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 11:20
Researchers develop a model they hope can be used to understand how dolphins and whales react physiologically to threats from predators and people.
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