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Buzz Aldrin 'in good spirits' after South Pole evacuation

BBC Science - Thu, 12/01/2016 - 14:25
Buzz Aldrin, the second man on the Moon, is evacuated from the South Pole after falling ill.

Europe ministers debate space future

BBC Science - Thu, 12/01/2016 - 12:26
Europe's research ministers negotiate over funding for the space station and a rover that would land on Mars to search for life.

Buzz Aldrin Is Evacuated From the South Pole After Falling Ill

NY Times Science - Thu, 12/01/2016 - 11:23
The former astronaut and second man to walk on the moon was flown to a New Zealand hospital and was in “good spirits,” a tour operator said.

Space station supply craft 'burned up'

BBC Science - Thu, 12/01/2016 - 10:13
The Russian space agency confirms the loss of an unmanned cargo ship heading for the International Space Station.

'Diet is global food policy's elephant in the room'

BBC Science - Thu, 12/01/2016 - 09:35
Global food policy needs to shift way from focusing on feeding people enough calories to nourishing people, say leading food experts.

Sutton Hoo bitumen links Syria with Anglo-Saxon England

BBC Science - Thu, 12/01/2016 - 09:18
Analysis of black organic fragments found in the Sutton Hoo boat burial reveals they are bitumen from Syria.

Great Barrier Reef Threatened by Climate Change, Chemicals and Sediment

NY Times Science - Thu, 12/01/2016 - 07:20
An Australian government report to Unesco says the risks are well-managed, but it also paints a grim picture of the scale of protecting the area.

Trump's environment plans could spark opposition

BBC Science - Thu, 12/01/2016 - 05:59
Proposals by the Trump administration to roll back US environmental regulations are likely to foment opposition, say analysts.

Sinosphere: Whistle-Blowing AIDS Doctor Reflects on Roots of Epidemic in China

NY Times Science - Thu, 12/01/2016 - 04:38
Dr. Gao Yaojie, who has tied the epidemic to an unsanitary network of blood sales, discussed what she considers the still-untold truth about AIDS in China.

Letter of Recommendation: Letter of Recommendation: ‘Primitive Technology’

NY Times Science - Thu, 12/01/2016 - 02:00
For all the virtuosic craftsmanship on display in these YouTube videos, the real draw may be the absorbing peace of watching a man go about his work.

Mike Pence and ‘Conversion Therapy’: A History

NY Times Science - Wed, 11/30/2016 - 23:06
The vice president-elect has denied that he supports discredited methods meant to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity.

A Dose of a Hallucinogen From a ‘Magic Mushroom,’ and Then Lasting Peace

NY Times Science - Wed, 11/30/2016 - 21:02
Two studies used psilocybin to see if the drug could reduce depression and anxiety in cancer patients. The results were striking.

Europe space ministers meet to decide Mars rover plan

BBC Science - Wed, 11/30/2016 - 17:44
Europe’s research ministers are meeting to decide whether to try to land a robot rover on Mars.

A Conversation With: C. Megan Urry, Peering Into Universe, Spots Bias on the Ground

NY Times Science - Wed, 11/30/2016 - 17:13
The first woman to head the Yale physics department — she specializes in the study of black holes — has continued to combat gender inequities in science.

Nestlé Creates Sweeter-Tasting Sugar, So It Can Use Less

NY Times Science - Wed, 11/30/2016 - 16:44
The new product is sugar, but is made differently so less goes into the stomach, but users still get the sweet taste.

Trilobites: Study Suggests 3.2 Million-Year-Old Lucy Spent a Lot of Time in Trees

NY Times Science - Wed, 11/30/2016 - 13:48
The bones of the famous fossil were pretty thick, suggesting she had a ratio of strength between her arms and legs more like a chimp than a human.

Exhibition Review: Sure, It’s Castro and Cigars, but Cuba Is Coral and Crocodiles, Too

NY Times Science - Wed, 11/30/2016 - 13:09
“¡Cuba!,” an exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History, tries to deliver the country whole — its history, culture, politics and natural environment.

Private plan to send Moon rover to Apollo 17 site

BBC Science - Wed, 11/30/2016 - 10:27
A proposed private space mission is planning to visit Apollo 17's landing site on the Moon.

Curbing immigration spells 'disaster' for science

BBC Science - Wed, 11/30/2016 - 10:21
The President of the UK's Royal Society warns that onerous restrictions on immigration of scientists would spell "disaster" for the UK economy

Earth warming to climate tipping point, warns study

BBC Science - Wed, 11/30/2016 - 10:20
A warming world will release vast amounts of soil carbon into the atmosphere, which in turn risks triggering dangerous climate change, scientists warn.
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