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Calling Car Pollution Standards ‘Too High,’ E.P.A. Sets Up Fight With California

NY Times Science - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 16:49
The agency announced a plan to relax Obama-era greenhouse gas rules and signaled that it aimed to make California, which sets its own standards, fall in line.

'Send in the drones' to protect soil

BBC Science - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 16:37
Drones should be used to locate and penalise farmers who let soil run off their fields, a report will say.

Dinosaur tracks on Skye 'globally important'

BBC Science - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 16:19
Researchers find that the footprints belonged to sauropods and therapods from the Middle Jurassic period.

At 12, He Had a Viral Science Video. At 14, He Fears He Was Too Rude.

NY Times Science - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 16:13
Marco Zozaya critiqued those linking vaccines and autism, but he struggles like many science communicators with social media platforms that may favor a style that inflames.

Now Read This: Discussion Questions for the PBS NewsHour-New York Times Book Club’s April Pick: ‘The Death and Life of the Great Lakes’

NY Times Science - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 15:02
Read Dan Egan’s wonderfully told story of history, science and reportage about the largest source of freshwater in the world, and join Now Read This.

Now Read This: Discussion Questions for the PBS NewsHour-New York Times Book Club’s April Pick: ‘The Death and Life of the Great Lakes’

NY Times Science - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 15:02
Read Dan Egan’s wonderfully told story of history, science and reportage about the largest source of freshwater in the world, and join Now Read This.

Space junk demo mission launches

BBC Science - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 14:10
A UK-led project heads to orbit to trial technologies for removing redundant space hardware.

‘I Can’t Stop’: Schools Struggle With Vaping Explosion

NY Times Science - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 07:53
School and health officials struggling with a sudden influx of easily concealed e-cigarettes fear vaping is creating a new generation of nicotine addicts.

Tiangong-1, China’s First Space Station, Crashes Into the Pacific

NY Times Science - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 01:31
China lost control of the craft in 2016, and sky watchers had been waiting months for it to re-enter the atmosphere, unsure where or when it would land.

Tiangong-1: Defunct China space lab comes down over South Pacific

BBC Science - Sun, 04/01/2018 - 19:22
China's defunct Tiangong-1 space lab mostly burnt up on re-entering the Earth's atmosphere.

Dumping pesticides, using ducks instead

BBC Science - Sun, 04/01/2018 - 16:06
Bernard Poujol believes ducks are the future for rice farms, but he hasn't quite perfected his technique.

Tiangong-1: China space lab's return approaches

BBC Science - Sun, 04/01/2018 - 10:54
The defunct station is hurtling towards Earth but chances of it falling into your garden are slim.

RAF looks to space for the future

BBC Science - Sat, 03/31/2018 - 17:46
The Royal Air Force is pushing boundaries, 100 years since it began. Three women serving with the RAF explain.

Rhino census in India's Kaziranga park counts 12 more

BBC Science - Sat, 03/31/2018 - 11:22
A census suggests that one-horn rhino numbers have increased by 12 to 2,413 in the national park.

Prof Stephen Hawking funeral: Legacy 'will live forever'

BBC Science - Sat, 03/31/2018 - 09:02
Tributes led by actor Eddie Redmayne are paid at the funeral of the visionary scientist in Cambridge.

Saving a Fussy Predator in Europe, With Help From 50,000 Rabbits

NY Times Science - Sat, 03/31/2018 - 07:45
After nearing extinction 20 years ago, the Iberian lynx has made a comeback in southern Spain and Portugal, thanks to a vast recovery program funded by the European Union.

Faced With Drought, the Pharaohs Tried (and Failed) to Adapt

NY Times Science - Sat, 03/31/2018 - 07:26
Ancient Egyptian leaders increased their empire’s grain production and crossbred cattle for resilience in an early effort to ward off climate disaster, a study shows.

Is This Tissue a New Organ? Maybe. A Conduit for Cancer? It Seems Likely.

NY Times Science - Sat, 03/31/2018 - 05:09
A new study reveals a network of tissue that acts as a “highway of moving fluid” but loses its shape when viewed.

Tesla in fatal California crash was on Autopilot

BBC Science - Sat, 03/31/2018 - 03:24
The company says a Model X vehicle involved in a fatal crash in the US was in Autopilot mode.

Vanishing lake

BBC Science - Fri, 03/30/2018 - 18:18
It's been shrinking fast, but could a plan to divert water to one of Africa's largest lakes stop it disappearing?
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