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When the Water Turned Brown

NY Times Science - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 17:24
As every major decision was made over more than a year, officials at all levels of government acted in ways that contributed to the public health emergency in Flint, Mich.









VIDEO: Scientists set up penguin CCTV

BBC Science - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 16:00
A team of researchers led by Dr Tom Hart at Oxford University has set up a network of penguin-monitoring cameras throughout the Antarctic Peninsula.

El Salvador Advises Against Pregnancy Until 2018 in Answer to Zika Fears

NY Times Science - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 15:53
The rapid spread of the mosquito-borne virus, which has been linked to a surge in malformed infants, has forced Latin America to take extreme health measures.









North Face widow offers land to Chile

BBC Science - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 15:22
The widow of North Face co-founder Douglas Tompkins opens talks with Chile on donating a vast nature reserve to be turned into national parks.

A Lake in Bolivia Evaporates, and With It a Way of Life

NY Times Science - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 14:34
Lake Poopó was officially declared evaporated in December, forcing many people to leave the area.









Reusable Bezos rocket revisits space

BBC Science - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 03:37
US entrepreneur Jeff Bezos reflies the New Shepard rocket and capsule system he launched and recovered last November.

VIDEO: Capturing the world's longest sunset

BBC Science - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 16:05
A BBC News crew is in Antarctica following a team of British researchers who are monitoring penguins.

Storks shun migration for junk food

BBC Science - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 14:35
Storks feeding on rubbish dumps instead of migrating are more likely to survive the winter, research shows.

VIDEO: Red kites flying high in County Down

BBC Science - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 13:51
As red kites prepare to mate and breed, volunteers in County Down are out identifying potential nest sites so they can check for chicks later in the season.

Who Ever Said No Two Snowflakes Were Alike?

NY Times Science - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 11:23
A physicist in California has engineered a method to make “identical twin” snowflakes.









N.Y.C. Nature: The Snow Goose, a Welcome Stop Sign in Winter

NY Times Science - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 09:24
Nature in New York City can still stop traffic, even in winter. Adult and juvenile snow geese collect in massive flocks, offering something to marvel at on the road.









U.S. Moves to Limit Emissions of Planet-Warming Methane

NY Times Science - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 08:19
The rules, aimed at gas and oil drilling on public lands, are intended to curb the release of methane, which contributes to global warming.









Plant 'counts' as it digests flies

BBC Science - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 04:57
Scientists say the Venus flytrap controls its digestion process by gauging the number of times a struggling insect touches its trigger hairs.

'Sea monster' could be 'new species'

BBC Science - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 04:53
A Jurassic sea beast found in a Cambridgeshire quarry could prove to be a new species of plesiosaur, scientists say.

Tags give insight into shark behaviour

BBC Science - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 04:28
Scientists say satellite tagging basking sharks off Scotland has given valuable insights into their behaviour of the world's second biggest fish.

Tip: How to Get Squirrels Out of the Attic

NY Times Science - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 03:59
Don’t fall victim to the repellent racket. Cut off their entry points.









Observatory: For Prairie Voles, a Furry Shoulder to Cry On

NY Times Science - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 03:00
Prairie voles demonstrate sympathetic behavior, scientists find.









Diseased algae inspire designs

BBC Science - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 03:00
Images from a microscope of healthy and infected algae inspires the designs of a Scottish-based textiles producer.

India's maverick 'frog man'

BBC Science - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 00:35
The scientist who was 'made' by a purple frog with a snout

VIDEO: Controversial plan to save rhinos

BBC Science - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 22:58
Karen Allen meets a rhino breeder with a controversial solution to stop poachers killing his animals for their horns.
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