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'Impressive' Perseid meteor shower seen over UK

BBC Science - Sun, 08/13/2017 - 04:08
A display of hundreds of shooting stars has been captured by stargazers from across the UK.

Experience a Zero-Gravity Flight

NY Times Science - Sun, 08/13/2017 - 02:00
Experience zero gravity in 360. If you ever wished to become an astronaut, this is your first step.

Cathleen Morawetz, Mathematician With Real-World Impact, Dies at 94

NY Times Science - Fri, 08/11/2017 - 11:52
In one case, Dr. Morawetz’s work helped aerospace engineers minimize shock waves around the wings of airplanes flying below the speed of sound.

Gene Editing Spurs Hope for Transplanting Pig Organs Into Humans

NY Times Science - Fri, 08/11/2017 - 11:00
Geneticists have created piglets free of retroviruses, an important step toward creating a new supply of organs for transplant patients.

Trilobites: We Need to Talk Some More About Your Dirty Sponges

NY Times Science - Fri, 08/11/2017 - 10:10
A study of the bacteria that proliferate in kitchen sponges alarmed many readers. But do not despair, there are some simple solutions.

Can’t Let Go of ‘S-Town’? Here’s What to Read Next

NY Times Science - Fri, 08/11/2017 - 09:30
Mercury poisoning, poetry, tattoos and sundials: These are the stories that explore the podcast’s most remarkable moments.

Fish sauced? Goldfish turn to alcohol to survive icy winters

BBC Science - Fri, 08/11/2017 - 09:19
Researchers uncover the evolved ability of goldfish to generate alcohol when deprived of oxygen.

North Korea Aside, Guam Faces Another Threat: Climate Change

NY Times Science - Fri, 08/11/2017 - 04:44
Scientists say the island’s military installations and tourism industry could be imperiled by erosion, heat waves and harsher storms.

Climate crusader Gore takes up arms again

BBC Science - Fri, 08/11/2017 - 04:11
BBC environment analyst Roger Harrabin reviews Al Gore's climate movie sequel.

Anger over 'untrue' climate change claims

BBC Science - Fri, 08/11/2017 - 03:55
Scientists respond furiously to claims about climate change made in a BBC radio interview.

GM pigs take step to being organ donors

BBC Science - Thu, 08/10/2017 - 18:01
Pigs have been freed of viruses that stop them being viable organ donors.

Climate change has shifted the timing of European floods

BBC Science - Thu, 08/10/2017 - 15:58
In different parts of Europe, rivers are flooding earlier or later because of rising temperatures, say scientists.

US report confirms 2016 as warmest year on record

BBC Science - Thu, 08/10/2017 - 15:11
Long-term global warming and a strong El Niño effect combined to set a new record for the planet.

Review: A True-Life Journey Into Interstellar Space in ‘The Farthest’

NY Times Science - Thu, 08/10/2017 - 13:14
Emer Reynolds’s dazzling film traces the history of Voyager 1 and Voyager 2. Like the NASA team that produced these spacecraft, it inspires awe.

Matter: When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth, Mammals Took to the Skies

NY Times Science - Thu, 08/10/2017 - 12:08
New fossil discoveries show that prehistoric “squirrels” glided through forests at least 160 million years ago, long before scientists had thought.

Students, Cities and States Take the Climate Fight to Court

NY Times Science - Thu, 08/10/2017 - 11:59
A wave of lawsuits across the world asks judges to do what governments have so far failed to do: aggressively confront global warming.

Impossible Burger’s ‘Secret Sauce’ Highlights Challenges of Food Tech

NY Times Science - Thu, 08/10/2017 - 07:13
The start-up is finding out what happens when a fast-moving venture capital business runs into the staid world of government regulation.

Trilobites: Bone’s Marks Suggest a Cannibal Ritual in Ancient Britain

NY Times Science - Thu, 08/10/2017 - 07:05
Researchers have found a zigzag pattern on a human arm bone that might have been engraved as part of a cannibalistic funeral ritual 15,000 years ago.

Your Instagram Posts May Hold Clues to Your Mental Health

NY Times Science - Thu, 08/10/2017 - 06:41
From the colors in photos to the filters chosen, Instagram users with a history of depression present the world differently, a study suggests.

Giant dinosaur slims down... a bit

BBC Science - Thu, 08/10/2017 - 05:11
Scientists revise their estimate of the bulk of a colossal titanosaur, but not by much.
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