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Trilobites: Frog-Killing Fungus Found to Have Origins on Korean Peninsula

NY Times Science - Mon, 05/14/2018 - 06:54
By studying a wide range of samples from all over the planet, researchers say the rise of global trade helped spread the disease that has wiped out many amphibians.

Plant 'thugs' crowd roadside flowers

BBC Science - Sun, 05/13/2018 - 19:35
It is claimed the UK's roadside wild flowers are suffering because of pollution and poor management.

An Australian Environmentalist’s Next Act: ‘Frugal Hedonism’

NY Times Science - Sun, 05/13/2018 - 18:06
David Holmgren, who decades ago encouraged homeowners to turn their backyards into gardens, is now calling for suburbanites to go further off the grid.

Ebola's return

BBC Science - Sun, 05/13/2018 - 16:42
It is unrealistic to think Ebola will ever be eradicated, but it is now easier to prevent a crisis.

Out There: ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ Is Still the ‘Ultimate Trip’

NY Times Science - Sun, 05/13/2018 - 11:45
The rerelease of Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece encourages us to reflect again on where we’re coming from and where we’re going.

'Oldest' turtle, 80, returns to Blackpool after 15 years

BBC Science - Sat, 05/12/2018 - 16:30
The giant green sea turtle is thought to be oldest of its kind in captivity in the UK.

Black Rhinos Roam Chad for the First Time in 46 Years

NY Times Science - Sat, 05/12/2018 - 15:15
The rhinoceroses were flown from South Africa to Chad in an effort to re-establish a population there. They will live — and hopefully breed — at Zakouma National Park.

Stanley Falkow, Who Saw How Bacteria Cause Disease, Dies at 84

NY Times Science - Sat, 05/12/2018 - 08:34
He found resistance to antibiotics spreading among bacteria and was hailed for his discoveries, though a Nobel Prize eluded him. (Not that he wanted one.)

A Helicopter on Mars? NASA Wants to Try

NY Times Science - Fri, 05/11/2018 - 19:29
The space agency’s next Martian rover, currently scheduled for a 2020 launch, is to carry a four-pound helicopter.

Cuckoo bee species 'hiding in plain sight'

BBC Science - Fri, 05/11/2018 - 19:16
Researchers identify 15 new species of sneaky bees hidden in museum collections and in an ancient thesis.

Stephen Hawking service: Possibility of time travellers 'can't be excluded'

BBC Science - Fri, 05/11/2018 - 18:02
Anyone born in the next 20 years is eligible to apply for a seat at the Westminster Abbey service.

6 Takeaways From Trump’s Plans to Try to Lower Drug Prices

NY Times Science - Fri, 05/11/2018 - 16:58
The drug industry won some key victories, even if it did not escape entirely unscathed.

Trump, Softening His Tone, Calls for More Talks on Car Emissions

NY Times Science - Fri, 05/11/2018 - 16:03
The president has directed his administration to negotiate with California over a proposed rollback of fuel economy and tailpipe emissions standards.

Nasa will send helicopter to Mars to test otherworldly flight

BBC Science - Fri, 05/11/2018 - 15:44
The space agency says it will be the first test of a heavier-than-air aircraft on another planet.

SpaceX flies 'lessons learned' rocket

BBC Science - Fri, 05/11/2018 - 14:10
The California rocket company SpaceX conducts what is arguably its most important launch to date.

Q&A: Where Have All the Gypsy Moths Gone?

NY Times Science - Fri, 05/11/2018 - 09:42
A fungus has become a stealthy caterpillar killer, a natural bioweapon to help control the destructive moth infestations.

Red squirrels 'may have introduced' leprosy to Britain

BBC Science - Fri, 05/11/2018 - 04:53
The discovery supports the theory that squirrels may have spread the disease in medieval Europe.

UK space needs 'bold national plan'

BBC Science - Fri, 05/11/2018 - 04:37
Report: A long-term national programme is required to unlock the UK space sector's full potential.

Massive wave is southern hemisphere record, scientists believe

BBC Science - Thu, 05/10/2018 - 23:30
The 23.8m (78ft) swell is the largest ever recorded below the equator, New Zealand scientists say.

Red tide: Electric blue waves wash California shore

BBC Science - Thu, 05/10/2018 - 16:10
Glowing blue algae have transformed California's coast.
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