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Trump puts elephant trophy imports on hold

BBC Science - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 18:52
The US president's move comes a day after US hunters were told they could import elephant trophies.

How worried should we be about melting ice caps?

BBC Science - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 17:02
As the UN climate change conference ends, BBC Science's David Shukman takes a look at melting ice caps.

Q&A: The Chemical Reaction That Cleans Everything

NY Times Science - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 12:55
Bleach may be common, but the molecular dance that makes it work is an intricate wonder.

Trilobites: Same Oceans, Similar Prey, Two Very Different Necks

NY Times Science - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 11:22
Biologists studied cormorants and penguins that hunt fish in frigid seas and found that cormorants save energy by only moving their necks when seizing prey.

Fireball in Finland sky 'probably a meteorite'

BBC Science - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 11:07
The suspected meteor shook buildings when it raced through the sky in Lapland.

Island Nations, With No Time to Lose, Take Climate Response Into Their Own Hands

NY Times Science - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 11:02
Island states that are least responsible for global emissions but most vulnerable to storms and rising seas are looking outside the United Nations process for aid.

Science Is Dry, Obscure, Complex? Well, It Makes for Great Comedy

NY Times Science - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 07:49
In podcasts and live shows, comedians are extracting the funny from astronomy, climate change and even the physics behind urinal cakes.

Fishing 'best argument for seagrass conservation'

BBC Science - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 07:43
Seagrass meadows are diminishing worldwide, which has serious implications for fishing activity.

New Quay Journal: A Cliff-Edge Town Visited by Poets, Dolphins — and Octopuses

NY Times Science - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 05:00
Octopuses and giant barrel jellyfish come and go in a town where Wales’s best-known alcoholic drank. The dolphins seem to be staying, so far.

Tesla shows off new truck and surprise Roadster

BBC Science - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 02:13
Tesla shows off a long awaited truck, but surprises with its new Roadster sports car.

Interstellar asteroid is given a name

BBC Science - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 23:56
The first known asteroid to visit our Solar System from interstellar space has been given a name.

Modern Love: 17 Million Frozen Sperm Await the Perfect Moment

NY Times Science - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 21:00
A woman trying to get pregnant on her own finds connection and hope during a total solar eclipse.

Keystone Pipeline Leaks 210,000 Gallons of Oil in South Dakota

NY Times Science - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 17:38
The spill in South Dakota comes just days before Nebraska regulators will decide on a permit needed for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline

F.D.A. Speeds Review of Gene Therapies, Vowing to Target Rogue Clinics

NY Times Science - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 16:35
The agency plans to speed approval of treatments to get them to the market faster, signaling the quickened pace of advancements in this field.

Matter: ‘Gene Drives’ Are Too Risky for Field Trials, Scientists Say

NY Times Science - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 16:32
New research casts doubt on a gene-editing strategy that scientists had hoped to use against invasive species and epidemic diseases.

Downing North Korean Missiles Is Hard. So the U.S. Is Experimenting.

NY Times Science - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 14:34
Buried in an emergency funding request to Congress lie hints of new ways to confront Pyongyang, like cyberweapons and armed drones.

How to Lower Your Blood Pressure

NY Times Science - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 13:17
Medical guidelines have changed, and now about half of Americans may qualify for the diagnosis of hypertension. Here’s what to do about it.

A More Conciliatory Tone on Climate from the U.S. at Global Talks

NY Times Science - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 12:25
In a brief address at the United Nations climate conference in Bonn, a State Department official mentions climate change and not coal, drawing (polite) applause.

Trilobites: A Population of Billions May Have Contributed to This Bird’s Extinction

NY Times Science - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 11:31
A new study suggests passenger pigeons were hyper-adapted to living in a large, stable population, leaving them unable to cope when humans hunted them en masse.

U.N. Climate Projects, Aimed at the Poorest, Raise Red Flags

NY Times Science - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 08:22
The Green Climate Fund was meant to help developing countries tackle climate change, but many of the most vulnerable nations have not seen any grants.
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