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A River of Warblers: ‘The Greatest Birding Day of My Life’

NY Times Science - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 05:40
At an observatory in Quebec, they were hoping for a 50,000-bird day. They saw more than half a million.

Seal injured by plastic and rope off Norfolk coast

BBC Science - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 04:53
The RSPCA says the grey seal nearly died after being found with rope and plastic around its neck.

Trump election shortens US Thanksgiving family dinners

BBC Science - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 02:20
Family Thanksgiving visits in 2016 were much shorter due to increased political divisions say researchers.

Restoring life to the Aral Sea's dead zone

BBC Science - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 16:21
Uzbekistan has an ambitious plan to stop widespread health problems that developed when the Aral Sea disappeared.

Methane ice dunes found on Pluto by Nasa spacecraft

BBC Science - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 14:18
Scientists say they have found evidence of dunes of frozen methane on Pluto.

The Underground Science Festival Has New Faces to Introduce to You

NY Times Science - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 13:32
A weeklong festival at Caveat combines science and humor to bring attention to underrepresented scientists.

Thanksgiving Got Shorter After the 2016 Election, Study Says. You Can Guess Why.

NY Times Science - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 11:08
Americans who went to areas of opposite political leanings cut 30 to 50 minutes off family gatherings, an analysis of smartphone data showed.

Taking On Climate Change

NY Times Science - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 07:48
Trying to solve the problems that are affecting our world, and believing that they can make a difference.

Plastic fragment found stuck in dead harp seal's stomach

BBC Science - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 05:08
The fragment found inside the harp seal found on Skye may have caused a range of health problems, scientists say.

He Fled the Ash That Buried Pompeii, Only to Be Crushed by a Rock

NY Times Science - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 03:34
Archaeologists in Italy found the skeleton of a man protruding from a huge block of stone, almost 2,000 years after he died.

122 Pregnant Whales Were Killed in Japan’s Latest Hunt. Was This Illegal?

NY Times Science - Wed, 05/30/2018 - 19:21
Conservationists said the International Whaling Commission data was further evidence that Japan was killing whales for commercial purposes under the guise of scientific research.

After Years of Trying, Virginia Finally Will Expand Medicaid

NY Times Science - Wed, 05/30/2018 - 19:06
Sweeping Republican losses in the state’s legislative elections last year laid the groundwork for a deal with Democrats. Expanding the program is a big step forward for Obamacare.

Manhattanhenge 2018: When and Where to Watch

NY Times Science - Wed, 05/30/2018 - 14:58
You might get a chance to take “the best sunset picture of the year” this week in New York.

Trilobites: Boulder-Size Clues to How Humans Settled the Americas

NY Times Science - Wed, 05/30/2018 - 14:50
Scientists have discovered what they say is “direct evidence” supporting the theory that Ice Age migrants from Asia traveled down the Pacific Coast, rather than through North America’s interior.

Why Ambien Didn’t Make Roseanne Tweet Anything

NY Times Science - Wed, 05/30/2018 - 14:03
The drug can cause unusual behavior, certainly. But online insults? Not likely.

Two different forms of water isolated for first time

BBC Science - Wed, 05/30/2018 - 09:54
Scientists have isolated the two different forms of water molecule for the first time.

Japanese whale hunters kill 122 pregnant minke

BBC Science - Wed, 05/30/2018 - 09:02
The team caught 333 minkes, many of which were pregnant females, in its Antarctic "field survey".

Meet Jess Phoenix, the Volcanologist Running for Congress in California

NY Times Science - Wed, 05/30/2018 - 08:45
Ms. Phoenix, one of hundreds of scientists seeking public office this year, spoke with The Times about her focus on climate change and her desire to bring evidence-based policymaking to Washington.

Pompeii victim crushed by boulder while fleeing eruption

BBC Science - Wed, 05/30/2018 - 04:24
Archaeologists find a man who, fleeing the initial Vesuvius eruption, was hit by a giant boulder.

Pursuits: Colliders, Sundials and Wonder: When Science Is Your Destination

NY Times Science - Wed, 05/30/2018 - 03:52
At CERN in Switzerland and Fermilab in Illinois, there is always a sense of discovery — about the past, present and future.
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