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At the Hayden Planetarium, a Joyride Across the Cosmos

NY Times Science - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 02:00
The planetarium has a multimillion dollar project that uses computers and satellite images to simulate a flight to distant galaxies.

X-ray probe to save Mary Rose cannonballs

BBC Science - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 19:54
Researchers are using powerful X-rays to look inside cannonballs found on the famous Tudor ship, the Mary Rose.

Five ways to break up with plastic

BBC Science - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 17:57
From boar hair toothbrushes to beeswax food wrap, here's how you can dump the disposable plastics.

Amelia Earhart: Island bones 'likely' belonged to famed pilot

BBC Science - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 12:11
A new study claims the remains discovered on a Pacific island are a 99% match with the explorer.

Penguins pose for selfie in Antarctica

BBC Science - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 11:18
Two Emperor penguins stumbled across a camera that was left by an Australian Antarctic explorer.

Matter: How One Child’s Sickle Cell Mutation Helped Protect the World From Malaria

NY Times Science - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 10:18
The genetic mutation arose 7,300 years ago in just one person in West Africa, scientists reported on Thursday. Its advantage: a shield against rampant malaria.

Planet Jupiter's winds run deep

BBC Science - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 05:44
Nasa's Juno mission begins to unravel the mysteries of the gas giant's interior structure.

Rome’s Subway Project Keeps Digging Up Archaeological Marvels

NY Times Science - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 03:37
A second-century domus, or house, with at least 14 rooms and a fountain is the latest discovery to emerge during the construction of a new subway line.

Climate change 'impacts women more than men'

BBC Science - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 19:15
Women are disproportionately affected by the impacts of changing weather patterns, studies show.

Columbia Removes Thomas Jessell, Renowned Neuroscientist, From His Posts

NY Times Science - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 18:13
University officials said the scientist violated Columbia’s “policies and values,” but did not describe the infractions.

U.S. Lifts Ban on Some Elephant and Lion Trophies

NY Times Science - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 16:55
The federal Fish and Wildlife Service will consider allowing some hunters to bring home tusks and hides from certain African countries, overturning an Obama-era prohibition.

Trilobites: The Weird World Inside a Pitcher Plant

NY Times Science - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 14:32
A species of pitcher plant found in Singapore isn’t very good at dissolving the prey it catches, but it gets nutritional help from worm larvae that live and eat within its maws.

Arizona State Suspends Lawrence Krauss During Inquiry Over Sexual Misconduct Accusations

NY Times Science - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 13:57
Dr. Krauss, a leading figure in the “skeptics” movement, was placed on paid leave and barred from campus after a report was published by BuzzFeed.

Forests Protect the Climate. A Future With More Storms Would Mean Trouble.

NY Times Science - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 10:41
With an increase in extreme weather expected in the years to come, forests could be changed permanently as the world continues to warm.

Red squirrels boosted by pine martens

BBC Science - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 09:15
Red squirrel numbers in Scotland are being boosted by the activity of pine martens.

Ocean mappers line up for XPRIZE final

BBC Science - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 07:55
Nine teams, including one from the UK, will demonstrate new technology to map the sea floor.

Kimba Journal: A Farming Town Divided: Do We Want a Nuclear Site that Brings Jobs?

NY Times Science - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 06:39
Wheat farming has been the economic mainstay of Kimba, South Australia. Now, the town is bitterly split over a plan to host a medical nuclear waste site.

Red squirrel numbers boosted by predator

BBC Science - Tue, 03/06/2018 - 22:08
Why red squirrel numbers are boosted by the activity of their natural predator, the pine marten.

A Celebrated Physicist With a Passion for Music

NY Times Science - Tue, 03/06/2018 - 21:01
Fabiola Gianotti, the first woman to direct CERN, dreamed of becoming a ballerina, studied piano, but ultimately chose a career in science.

Cars buck falling CO2 emissions trend

BBC Science - Tue, 03/06/2018 - 18:28
Britain's carbon emissions have sunk to the level last seen in 1890, helped by reduced coal use.
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