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BBC Science - Fri, 12/30/2016 - 16:41
From a majestic natural spectacle to a high-octane technological thrill ride, here's our guide to the big science events of 2017.

Scientists' work recognised in New Year Honours

BBC Science - Fri, 12/30/2016 - 14:45
The work of a number of the UK's leading scientists has been recognised in the New Year Honours.

Trilobites: An Alaskan Volcano Erupts, Largely Out of View

NY Times Science - Fri, 12/30/2016 - 12:06
Scientists rely on remote sensing instruments, including satellites, to know when Bogoslof volcano is pouring gas and ash into the sky.

Private vehicles add to Delhi's pollution woes

BBC Science - Fri, 12/30/2016 - 11:27
Despite its alarming pollution levels, Delhi has seen an explosion in the number of private vehicles, while public transport is in decline, environmentalists warn.

Pan Pan, Father to a Generation of Pandas, Dies in China

NY Times Science - Fri, 12/30/2016 - 09:44
At 31, he was among the world’s oldest pandas, and his descendants are said to account for nearly 25 percent of all captive pandas worldwide.

Trilobites: A Universe of Bubbles in Every Champagne Bottle

NY Times Science - Fri, 12/30/2016 - 08:42
Researchers studied bubbles from the grapevine to the glass, learning more about their properties and how that effervescence affects flavor.

China announces ban on ivory trade by end of 2017

BBC Science - Fri, 12/30/2016 - 08:23
China announces a ban on all ivory trade and processing activities by the end of 2017.

Trilobites: Cheetahs in Danger of Extinction, Researchers Say

NY Times Science - Fri, 12/30/2016 - 07:42
A drop in their numbers has prompted an international team to call for changing the animal’s status from vulnerable to endangered.

How to Nurse Your Hangover (and Head One Off)

NY Times Science - Fri, 12/30/2016 - 06:16
Despite the claims of some commercial products, experts say no elixir exists to cure a hangover. But there are steps you can take to minimize its effects.

Fish Seek Cooler Waters, Leaving Some Fishermen’s Nets Empty

NY Times Science - Fri, 12/30/2016 - 02:00
Catch limits for fishermen are often based on where fish have been most abundant in the past. But they have failed to keep up with geographical changes.

The year 2016 in archaeology

BBC Science - Thu, 12/29/2016 - 18:40
Here's a selection of the most inspiring findings in archaeology revealed this year.

Pet City: Cockroaches Are His Friends

NY Times Science - Thu, 12/29/2016 - 16:48
Aaron Rodriques’s affection for cockroaches, worms and other creepers has widened in adulthood to thoughts of what they can teach us about our fears and even our xenophobia.

Vocations: The Paint Formulator: More Than Mixing Colors

NY Times Science - Thu, 12/29/2016 - 14:21
A painter with a fine arts degree has an art-related day job that is heavy on the chemistry.

Trilobites: Searching for the Human Factor in Deadly Avalanches

NY Times Science - Thu, 12/29/2016 - 10:59
Dozens of people die in avalanches each year, mostly while skiing and snowmobiling. Researchers set out to understand what separates risky from safe behavior.

Trilobites: The Biggest Digital Map of the Cosmos Ever Made

NY Times Science - Thu, 12/29/2016 - 02:00
The Pan-Starrs telescope on the island of Maui released an astronomical survey that includes two petabytes of data, roughly equivalent to a billion selfies.

Birds migrating earlier as temperatures rise

BBC Science - Wed, 12/28/2016 - 18:54
Migrating birds are arriving at their breeding grounds earlier as global temperatures rise, an Edinburgh University study finds.

Edwin Goldwasser, Physicist Who Co-Founded Fermilab, Dies at 97

NY Times Science - Wed, 12/28/2016 - 18:09
Dr. Goldwasser helped build one of the world’s most powerful particle accelerators and make Fermilab a leader in scientific advancements and collaborations.

Rare giraffe born on Boxing Day

BBC Science - Wed, 12/28/2016 - 17:31
A rare giraffe has been born at Chester Zoo.

Carrie Fisher Put Pen and Voice in Service of ‘Bipolar Pride’

NY Times Science - Wed, 12/28/2016 - 16:53
The actress and author brought the subject of bipolar illness into the popular culture with humor and hard-boiled detail.

Vera Rubin, 88, Dies; Opened Doors in Astronomy, and for Women

NY Times Science - Wed, 12/28/2016 - 15:00
Dr. Rubin, who was awarded the National Medal of Science in 1993, ushered in the cosmic realization that most of the universe is invisible.
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