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As Wind Power Lifts Wyoming’s Fortunes, Coal Miners Are Left in the Dust

NY Times Science - Mon, 06/20/2016 - 17:20
New climate change regulations are helping transform the country’s biggest coal-producing state into what could be its largest wind energy producer.

Q&A: Remember the Ozone Layer?

NY Times Science - Mon, 06/20/2016 - 12:25
It’s still there, NASA tracks it, and scientists are still worried about it, though atmospheric levels of chemicals that damage it are slowly declining.

Take a Number: The Rising Murder Count of Environmental Activists

NY Times Science - Mon, 06/20/2016 - 10:04
A new report by Global Witness puts last year’s death toll at 185, a sharp increase, with Brazil leading the way.

Trilobites: Saiga Population Grows After Mysterious Epidemic

NY Times Science - Mon, 06/20/2016 - 09:34
A recent census suggests the endangered antelopes in Kazakhstan are making modest gains after illness wiped out most of the species.

How early mammals evolved night vision to escape dinos

BBC Science - Mon, 06/20/2016 - 09:13
Night-time vision evolved millions of years ago in early mammals, a study suggests.

Project re-ignited

BBC Science - Mon, 06/20/2016 - 07:50
Andy Green says a new source of funding means preparations to run the Bloodhound 1,000mph supersonic car in South Africa next year can resume.

ScienceTake: The Grackle’s Secret to Success

NY Times Science - Mon, 06/20/2016 - 07:03
The great-tailed grackle is one of the most invasive species in the United States. A new experiment tests whether it develops new behaviors.

A Great-Tailed Grackle's Innovation Test

NY Times Science - Mon, 06/20/2016 - 07:03
Flexibility and innovation aren't the same, studies of this bird suggest.

Books: Book Review: ‘Ordinarily Well: The Case for Antidepressants’

NY Times Science - Mon, 06/20/2016 - 06:56
For all his supporting data (there’s plenty), Dr. Peter Kramer goes with what he’s seen work.

China builds world's most powerful computer

BBC Science - Mon, 06/20/2016 - 04:46
The 93 petaflop Sunway TaihuLight in China has topped a newly published list of supercomputers.

In Secrets of Coral Spawning, Hope for Endangered Reefs

NY Times Science - Mon, 06/20/2016 - 04:10
Scientists are racing to understand the bizarre reproduction rites of coral as declining water quality and climate change devastate reefs worldwide.

Mysterious Rite of Reproduction

NY Times Science - Mon, 06/20/2016 - 04:10
Watch corals in their procreative dance, a spectacular event that happens once a year after a full moon.

Solar Impulse sets off on 90-hour Atlantic crossing

BBC Science - Mon, 06/20/2016 - 01:47
Solar Impulse 2 sets off from New York to cross the Atlantic, one of the toughest stages of its attempt to fly around the globe using solar energy.

Stratolaunch’s Gargantuan Flying Launchpad Edges Toward the Skies

NY Times Science - Sun, 06/19/2016 - 21:01
The planned airborne launcher — funded by Paul Allen, a Microsoft founder — is more than three-quarters finished, but questions about its business model linger.

Birth Control via App Finds Footing Under Political Radar

NY Times Science - Sun, 06/19/2016 - 04:51
Apps and websites that use telemedicine and other methods to offer prescriptions have sprung up with little of the furor expected in issues involving reproductive health.

British astronaut Tim Peake's 'incredible experience'

BBC Science - Sun, 06/19/2016 - 02:56
British astronaut Tim Peake has said he is elated to be back on earth after six months onboard the international space station.

President Obama in Yosemite: 'Climate change is a reality'

BBC Science - Sat, 06/18/2016 - 19:10
President Barack Obama draws attention to the dangers of climate change while on a visit to Yosemite National Park in California.

China’s Last Wild River Carries Conflicting Environmental Hopes

NY Times Science - Sat, 06/18/2016 - 08:12
With global temperatures rising, can a nation afford to protect a pristine waterway and forgo the building of dams as an alternative to burning coal?

UK astronaut Tim Peake returns to Earth

BBC Science - Sat, 06/18/2016 - 08:06
UK astronaut Tim Peake is safely back on Earth after a historic mission to the International Space Station.

UK astronaut returns: The moment Peake fell to Earth

BBC Science - Sat, 06/18/2016 - 03:49
Footage shows the descent of UK astronaut Tim Peake and two other crew members as they touched down in Kazakhstan.
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