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Trump’s Infrastructure Plan May Ignore Climate Change. It Could Be Costly.

NY Times Science - Sat, 02/10/2018 - 08:30
President Trump wants to spend $1.5 trillion on rebuilding roads and bridges, but experts say failing to account for climate change will add to costs.

The barren desert preparing astronauts for life on Mars

BBC Science - Sat, 02/10/2018 - 04:42
Researchers have created a simulation of the red planet with the hope humans will one day live there.

Wealth Matters: A Battle Over Diamonds: Made by Nature or in a Lab?

NY Times Science - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 20:38
The quality of synthetic diamonds has increased to the point where they have made their way into jewelry stores, but buyers may lose out in the end.

Rocket man

BBC Science - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 16:38
Elon Musk just launched the world's most powerful rocket. It's only a fraction of what he's up to.

News Analysis: Trump, Tell Us About Your Flu Shot

NY Times Science - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 14:47
Our germophobic president must do more to protect American health.

Trilobites: At Site of Japanese Volcano’s Supereruption, an Immense Lava Dome Lurks

NY Times Science - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 13:20
Scientists are studying the magma plumbing of the scar left by Akahoya eruption 7,300 years ago to help better predict future volcanic activity.

Take a Number: Herpes Is Slowly Retreating, but the Infection Remains Common

NY Times Science - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 10:42
About half of Americans aged 14 to 49 have HSV-1 or HSV-2. The latter, genital herpes, infects twice as many women as men.

Bolivia's lonely frog: Scientists race to find mate for Romeo

BBC Science - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 09:25
Romeo, a 10-year-old Sehuencas water frog, has been given a dating profile as part of the search.

America’s Ski Trails Are Vanishing. This Olympian Has Taken Up the Cause.

NY Times Science - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 07:16
Winter athletes like the cross-country skier Jessie Diggins are demanding action on climate change.

Asteroid set for 'close' 43,300 mile flight past Earth on Friday

BBC Science - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 06:05
The asteroid, up to 40m in size and only discovered five days ago, passes by on Friday.

Getting a grip

BBC Science - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 06:04
The Bloodhound supersonic car aims to run in South Africa this October, and there is a lot to prepare.

Are Hand Dryers Actually Full of Bacteria? A Viral Photo Doesn’t Tell the Whole Story

NY Times Science - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 05:55
A photo of a petri dish covered in fungi and bacteria spread online. But studies disagree on whether hand dryers are really less hygienic than paper towels.

Two Prostate Cancer Drugs Delay Spread of the Disease by Two Years

NY Times Science - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 16:33
The treatments could help hundreds of thousands of men worldwide stave off pain and chemotherapy, but researchers don’t yet know if they will extend lives.

Power switch

BBC Science - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 16:24
Wind and solar energy are expected to account for more than half of Tamil Nadu's power by 2027.

Dippy the diplodocus starts UK tour in Dorchester

BBC Science - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 16:20
The 70ft-long (21m) dinosaur replica only just squeezed into its new home in Dorset.

Potato plastics

BBC Science - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 16:03
Better recycling and compostable materials could be an answer to our plastic pollution problem.

Trilobites: These Skates Are Made for Walking

NY Times Science - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 12:00
A fish that scurries along the seafloor uses the same neurons and genes that help land vertebrates walk, suggesting the blueprint for walking originated much earlier than previously thought.

Secrets of solar flares are unlocked

BBC Science - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 11:56
Scientists may finally understand the mechanism behind solar flares., which can play havoc with technology on Earth.

DNA story of when life first gave us lemons

BBC Science - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 08:33
From sweet oranges to bitter lemons, all citrus fruit came from the Himalayas millions of years ago, say scientists.

Plastic waste 'building up' in Arctic

BBC Science - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 04:52
Plastic waste is building up in the supposedly pristine wilderness of the Norwegian Arctic, scientists say.
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