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Trilobites: Strange Mammals That Stumped Darwin Finally Find a Home

NY Times Science - Mon, 07/03/2017 - 13:23
Fossils of bizarre creatures called Macrauchenia have long baffled scientists, who used DNA to confirm when they diverged from horses, rhinos and tapirs.

The most detailed scan of the wiring of the human brain

BBC Science - Mon, 07/03/2017 - 12:04
The brain's wiring as never seen before.

Global Health: There’s Plague on the Prairie, but These Dogs May Be Protected

NY Times Science - Mon, 07/03/2017 - 09:01
An unusual peanut-butter-flavored vaccine helps to shield prairie dogs from outbreaks of plague.

Take a Number: U.S. Fertility Rate Reaches a Record Low

NY Times Science - Mon, 07/03/2017 - 08:54
Younger women are having children less often, while birthrates have risen slightly among those who are older.

Q&A: The Science Behind ‘Sticky’ Ice

NY Times Science - Mon, 07/03/2017 - 06:54
Ice is sticky, but only to certain kinds of surfaces when conditions are just right for a shared ice layer to form between the surfaces and link them.

Male river fish show feminised traits due to chemicals flushed away

BBC Science - Sun, 07/02/2017 - 23:28
About 20 per cent of male fish in UK rivers are now showing female characteristics.

Hawking: Climate change a 'great danger'

BBC Science - Sun, 07/02/2017 - 10:00
After President Trump withdrew from a climate agreement, Prof Hawking warns of the threat from global warming.

Hawking says Trump's climate stance could damage Earth

BBC Science - Sun, 07/02/2017 - 09:59
Stephen Hawking warns over Donald Trump's climate policy in a BBC interview marking his 75th birthday.

Chinese rocket launch fails one hour after lift-off

BBC Science - Sun, 07/02/2017 - 08:14
A powerful rocket, the Long March-5 Y2, failed an hour after lift-off from Hainan island.

UK to withdraw from international fishing arrangement

BBC Science - Sun, 07/02/2017 - 06:03
Ministers say ending the arrangement will help the UK take back control of access to its waters.

Life on Mars: The Crew Answers Your Questions

NY Times Science - Sun, 07/02/2017 - 01:58
Six people are living in isolation for eight months on a volcano in Hawaii as part of a NASA-funded study to simulate human exploration of Mars. In the fourth episode of this 360-video series, the crew answers audience questions.

Photographer Ryo Minemizu finds the secret world of plankton

BBC Science - Sat, 07/01/2017 - 16:21
Japanese underwater photographer Ryo Minemizu has photographed the plentiful but often ignored residents of the ocean.

As Beijing Joins Climate Fight, Chinese Companies Build Coal Plants

NY Times Science - Sat, 07/01/2017 - 13:30
China has asserted itself as a global climate leader even as Chinese companies are planning to build half of all new coal plants at home and overseas.

A Prague Leader Tries to Bury a Bodies Exhibition, Once and for All

NY Times Science - Sat, 07/01/2017 - 09:01
Inspired by a citizen complaint, a district mayor says a Czech law requires the entombing of remains — even if plasticized for traveling shows.

Vaquita porpoise: Dolphins deployed to save rare species

BBC Science - Sat, 07/01/2017 - 02:42
The Mexican government is to use US Navy-trained dolphins to locate and herd endangered vaquitas.

E.P.A. to Give Dissenters a Voice on Climate, No Matter the Consensus

NY Times Science - Fri, 06/30/2017 - 17:13
Scott Pruitt told coal industry executives that he would conduct a “red team-blue team” research exercise on climate change.

Feature: Greetings, E.T. (Please Don’t Murder Us.)

NY Times Science - Fri, 06/30/2017 - 14:48
A new initiative to beam messages into space may be our best shot yet at learning whether we’re alone in the universe. There’s just one problem: What if we’re not?

A College Town Gets Ready for Its Moment Under No Sun

NY Times Science - Fri, 06/30/2017 - 07:32
One of the best places to view August’s solar eclipse, Carbondale, home to Southern Illinois University, will host scientists and eclipse groupies.

Wild ducks caught on camera snacking on small birds

BBC Science - Thu, 06/29/2017 - 17:23
Wild mallard ducks have been spotted hunting and eating migratory birds to the surprise of scientists.

'Very strong' climate change signal in record June heat

BBC Science - Thu, 06/29/2017 - 15:03
Searing weather across the UK and Europe was made more likely by human-induced climate warming say scientists.
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