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Bloodhound supersonic car set for October trials

BBC Science - Mon, 06/12/2017 - 10:07
The Bloodhound 1,000mph car will conduct some "slow speed" runs at Newquay airport in Cornwall.

Trilobites: These Hungry Goats Learned to Branch Out

NY Times Science - Mon, 06/12/2017 - 09:09
In Morocco, goats graze in argan trees for scarce forage. The trees benefit, too.

Basics: The Liver: A ‘Blob’ That Runs the Body

NY Times Science - Mon, 06/12/2017 - 08:40
The underrated, unloved liver performs more than 300 vital functions. No wonder the ancients believed it to be the home of the human soul.

Global hotspots for alien invasions revealed

BBC Science - Mon, 06/12/2017 - 08:25
Great Britain is in the top 10% of areas for harbouring alien species, according to a study.

Q&A: Are Diamonds Really Forever?

NY Times Science - Mon, 06/12/2017 - 06:37
Over time, diamonds form crystals that are squeezed and heated, weakening molecular bonds. Many diamonds end up with rounded shapes rather than being sharply defined.

Rare water vole colony filmed by a Tesco supermarket

BBC Science - Mon, 06/12/2017 - 04:21
A wildlife blogger captures unique footage of the endangered mammals living in a Shropshire brook.

The oldest living thing on Earth

BBC Science - Mon, 06/12/2017 - 02:34
Mayflies live for a day, humans live a century - if we’re lucky - but what is the oldest living organism on the planet?

3D printed bionic hands trial begins in Bristol

BBC Science - Mon, 06/12/2017 - 01:38
The hands could become available on the NHS bringing life-changing improvements for patients.

Rehydrating the bodies

BBC Science - Sun, 06/11/2017 - 17:56
Dr Alejandro Hernández Cárdenas has developed a new technique to help identify corpses.

Trading tool

BBC Science - Sun, 06/11/2017 - 16:26
The earliest known script was a tool developed to help run the economy.

Prozac Nation Is Now the United States of Xanax

NY Times Science - Sat, 06/10/2017 - 03:00
How we went from depressive flannel and fog to anxiously monitoring our heart rates, twirling fidget spinners and streaming into meditation studios.

A goat's dream job?

BBC Science - Fri, 06/09/2017 - 23:36
Mangers of Prospect Park in New York are happy with their new employee.

Isabelle Rapin, Who Advanced Concept of an Autism Spectrum, Dies at 89

NY Times Science - Fri, 06/09/2017 - 16:21
The Swiss-born neurologist is credited with modernizing the understanding of autism’s causes and popularizing use of the term “autism spectrum disorder.”

Trilobites: Glass Eels: See-Through, Slippery and Guided by Magnetism and Tides

NY Times Science - Fri, 06/09/2017 - 15:23
A study shows for the first time that European eels might link magnetic cues with the tides to navigate during a crucial stage of their life cycle.

Trilobites: Spawning Time, When Sockeye Salmon Change From Blue to Red

NY Times Science - Fri, 06/09/2017 - 14:13
In Alaska, tens of millions of the fish are returning to lakes where they hatched, undergoing a miraculous costume change in the process.

On Nuclear Waste, Finland Shows U.S. How It Can Be Done

NY Times Science - Fri, 06/09/2017 - 10:51
A plan to build a repository in granite bedrock has progressed smoothly for years, in contrast to the United States’ experience with Yucca Mountain.

Fiendishly complex

BBC Science - Fri, 06/09/2017 - 04:28
World Land Speed record holder Andy Green examines how the extremes of speed and acceleration will affect the airflow around the Bloodhound supersonic car.

Trilobites: Decoding Octopus Species, One Wart at a Time

NY Times Science - Fri, 06/09/2017 - 02:00
Worried about threats to ocean habitats, scientists studying octopuses devised a system to distinguish different species by their warts.

Dogs and wolves share sense of fair play

BBC Science - Fri, 06/09/2017 - 01:08
Animals take umbrage when they feel that others are getting greater rewards than they are.

Asia’s Illegal Wildlife Trade Makes Tigers a Farm-to-Table Meal

NY Times Science - Thu, 06/08/2017 - 15:53
Throughout the region, endangered species like tigers are raised for their meat and bones, often in plain sight.
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