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Northern lights linked to North Sea whale strandings

BBC Science - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 16:27
Scientists connect the solar storms behind the Aurora Borealis to the deaths of 29 whales in the North Sea.

How to create a digital copy of dinosaur fossils

BBC Science - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 16:19
Palaeontologists are turning to technology to preserve dinosaur fossils.

Voyager 1 at 40: Scientists 'amazed' 1970s space probe still works

BBC Science - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 16:15
The Voyager 1 space probe was launched 40 years ago and continues to send back data from interstellar space.

Memorial held for green campaigner

BBC Science - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 07:23
Around 200 members of family and colleagues attended a memorial for Stephen Tindale.

What’s the Difference Between a Hydrogen Bomb and a Regular Atomic Bomb?

NY Times Science - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 07:11
North Korea claimed it successfully detonated a hydrogen bomb on Sunday. Some experts suspect it had tested a “boosted” atomic bomb.

Ruined ‘Apartments’ May Hold Clues to Native American History

NY Times Science - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 02:00
In Colorado, archaeologists have begun excavating two “great houses” in what once was a northern settlement of the ancient Chaco civilization.

Backyard Chickens Carry a Hidden Risk: Salmonella

NY Times Science - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 02:00
More than 900 people have contracted it from backyard poultry this year — the highest number ever — and the trend is expected to continue.

For India, Toilets Are a (Mostly) Serious Issue

NY Times Science - Sun, 09/03/2017 - 16:53
A new movie, “Toilet, a Love Story,” has charmed audiences at a time when the government is trying to bring plumbing to the half a billion Indians without it.

A Giant Nuclear Blast, but a Hydrogen Bomb? Too Soon to Say

NY Times Science - Sun, 09/03/2017 - 14:46
Unusually large test explosions like Sunday’s North Korean blast can be achieved in many ways, making the field of atomic forensics difficult for distant experts.

ISS crew return to Earth

BBC Science - Sun, 09/03/2017 - 01:38
The three-person crew of Peggy Whitson, Jack Fischer and Fyodor Yurchikhin have landed safely in Kazakhstan.

Jim Bridenstine to Be Nominated by Trump to Lead NASA

NY Times Science - Sat, 09/02/2017 - 19:24
The former Navy pilot is in his third term in Congress and would be the first elected official to serve as NASA administrator if confirmed by the Senate.

Give Up Prosecco to Save Your Teeth? British Claim Riles Italy

NY Times Science - Sat, 09/02/2017 - 06:32
A storm in a wineglass has erupted between Italy and Britain when some British dentists claimed that prosecco causes chronic tooth decay.

Q&A: Retrieving Gold, and More, From Wastewater

NY Times Science - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 12:47
Scientists are eager to find better ways to extract heavy metals from industrial wastewater.

Multiple waterspouts spotted in Sochi

BBC Science - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 10:06
Footage of a number of waterspouts in Russia has emerged.

XFEL: Brilliant X-ray laser comes online

BBC Science - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 08:04
A powerful machine opens in Germany to probe the structure of matter to help make new drugs and materials.

Short Answers to Hard Questions About Health Threats From Hurricane Harvey

NY Times Science - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 04:05
Can you get a bacterial infection from the floodwaters? Is the drinking water supply safe?

Suffolk Wildlife Trust launches Lackford Lakes appeal

BBC Science - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 03:04
Suffolk Wildlife Trust says species including the stone curlew will benefit from the purchase.

Florence: Largest asteroid in century to safely fly by Earth

BBC Science - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 02:57
Florence will pass by at a relatively close distance but scientists say there is nothing to worry about.

Young tagged hen harrier goes missing in 'suspicious' circumstances

BBC Science - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 16:41
Calluna, a female harrier fitted with a satellite tag, has not been tracked for more than a fortnight.

Sales of inefficient vacuum cleaners banned

BBC Science - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 16:02
Those using more than 900 watts and emitting more than 80 decibels are now banned in Europe's shops.
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