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Satellites spy Antarctic 'upside-down ice canyon'

BBC Science - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 01:03
An Antarctic ice shelf is shown to have a deep gorge cut in its underside by warm ocean water.

Mass extinctions 'offer cautionary tale'

BBC Science - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 16:36
Past mass extinctions have the potential to guide modern conservation efforts, say scientists.

E.P.A. Says It Will Write a New Carbon Rule, but No One Can Say When

NY Times Science - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 15:33
Industry leaders and environmentalists both doubt the agency will move quickly to replace former President Obama’s Clean Power Plan with something new.

Why British scientists are watching Iceland's volcanoes

BBC Science - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:43
A team of British scientists flies around Iceland's volcanoes to find out how to avoid future air traffic disruption.

E.P.A. Announces Repeal of Major Obama-Era Carbon Emissions Rule

NY Times Science - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:02
The rollback of the Clean Power Plan, which limits greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, sets up a bitter fight over United States climate policy.

Global Health: As Cancer Tears Through Africa, Drug Makers Draw Up a Battle Plan

NY Times Science - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 08:32
In a deal similar to the one that turned the tide against AIDS, manufacturers and charities will make chemotherapy drugs available in six poor countries at steep discounts.

What Is the Clean Power Plan, and How Can Trump Repeal It?

NY Times Science - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 08:30
President Trump wants to scrap the Obama-era initiative. What will happen next, and how does this relate to the Paris climate agreement?

Clothed in green

BBC Science - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 08:05
We continue to buy new clothes at an incredible rate. How can manufacturers reduce fashion's environmental footprint?

Siberian blue robin excites bird watchers in Orkney

BBC Science - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 03:27
The sighting in North Ronaldsay is believed to be the first time an adult male Siberian blue robin has been seen in the UK.

'Sooty birds' reveal hidden US air pollution

BBC Science - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 16:49
Black carbon trapped in the feathers of songbirds gives new insight into historic US air quality.

New evidence on how birds took to the air

BBC Science - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 16:47
Key modifications for flight happened as early as 120 million years ago, a fossil discovery suggests.

Take a Number: Researchers Predict a Quarter-Million New Cases of Breast Cancer in the U.S.

NY Times Science - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 07:33
More than 40,000 women will die from the disease in 2017, the American Cancer Society projects. Racial disparities persist but are “not inevitable.”

British mission to giant A-68 berg approved

BBC Science - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 06:34
UK scientists will take a ship to explore waters exposed by a huge new iceberg in the Antarctic.

Matter: A ‘Sonic Attack’ on Diplomats in Cuba? These Scientists Doubt It

NY Times Science - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 01:22
The symptoms reported by U.S. embassy staff in Havana probably were not caused by a mysterious sonic weapon, experts said.

Kent mussels tested for plastic contamination

BBC Science - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 17:00
Almost two thirds of mussels in the sea around Kent are contaminated with plastic particles, research has shown.

Blue sky thinking

BBC Science - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 16:08
British scientists played a key role in developing radar, which has helped deliver safer skies.

Fly Over Colorado’s Autumn Colors in 360°

NY Times Science - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 02:00
Stands of aspen trees grow as a single organism, each changing to the same color at the same time. Visit White River National Forest and witness their colors firsthand.

Australia's solar challenge begins

BBC Science - Sat, 10/07/2017 - 21:14
Teams from around the world are competing on solar cars in an epic transcontinental race.

Tokyo Is Preparing for Floods ‘Beyond Anything We’ve Seen’

NY Times Science - Sat, 10/07/2017 - 06:59
Japan has spent billions on an underground system to control water around the capital, but some fear that the city is vulnerable as global warming brings more extreme weather.

Swallowtail butterfly could benefit from Papua New Guinea project

BBC Science - Sat, 10/07/2017 - 05:23
A conservation project in Papua New Guinea could help secure the future for Britain's biggest butterfly.
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