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Flavour changing neutrinos give insight into Big Bang

BBC Science - Tue, 07/12/2016 - 08:46
Neutrinos and their antimatter counterparts have shown a small difference that may explain why the universe did not destroy itself during the Big Bang, scientists have reported at major conference.

ScienceTake | A Seafloor Microscope

NY Times Science - Tue, 07/12/2016 - 08:04
An underwater microscope that divers can use to view corals on the seafloor can show details down to one micron, or one-hundredth the width of a human hair.

Hidden red hair gene a skin cancer risk

BBC Science - Tue, 07/12/2016 - 08:01
People can carry a "silent" red hair gene that raises their risk of dangerous skin cancer, experts warn.

Story of Philistines Could Be Reshaped by Ancient Cemetery

NY Times Science - Tue, 07/12/2016 - 07:58
Archaeologists in Ashkelon, Israel, said they had found a burial site that could help reveal the origin and lifestyle of a civilization whose history has been written by its enemies.

Drought triggers 'austerity' root system in grass crops

BBC Science - Tue, 07/12/2016 - 04:35
Grass species of crops adopt an "austerity" strategy and limits the development of its root system during times of drought, a study reveals.

Monkeys used stone tools 700 years ago

BBC Science - Tue, 07/12/2016 - 02:28
How non-human archaeology revealed ancient evidence of monkey tool-use.

Los Angeles Looks for Extra Water Down Its Alleys

NY Times Science - Mon, 07/11/2016 - 23:37
In the fifth year of a drought, Los Angeles wants to convert miles of extra space to capture storm water.

Reactions: Letters to the Editor

NY Times Science - Mon, 07/11/2016 - 23:27
Readers react to articles in Science Times.

N.Y.C. Nature: Diamondback Terrapins Thrive Where Others Can’t

NY Times Science - Mon, 07/11/2016 - 23:00
The turtle, named for the pattern on its back, is rarely as abundant as it is in Jamaica Bay — where it does well in the demanding habit of the estuary.

Climate change: Advisers warn of climate change domino effect

BBC Science - Mon, 07/11/2016 - 17:09
Climate change could have a domino effect on key infrastructure, government advisers warn in a 2,000-page report assessing risks and opportunities for the UK.

Monkey archaeology: Ancient evidence of tool use found

BBC Science - Mon, 07/11/2016 - 09:54
Capuchin monkeys in Brazil have used stone tools for at least 700 years, according to scientists.

Solar Impulse: Zero-fuel plane leaves Seville for Cairo

BBC Science - Mon, 07/11/2016 - 02:11
The zero-fuel aeroplane, Solar Impulse, has begun what should be its penultimate flight, leaving Seville in Spain bound for Cairo in Egypt.

Unfounded fear?

BBC Science - Sun, 07/10/2016 - 16:17
Radiation levels in the Pacific are almost back to their pre-Fukushima levels (except around Fukishima itself), and are expected to have fully recovered by 2020.

Researchers make 'first discovery' of Philistine cemetery

BBC Science - Sun, 07/10/2016 - 09:09
Archaeologists in Israel say they hope the discovery of a Philistine cemetery will shed new light on the mysterious migrant people.

‘Bomb Robot’ Takes Down Dallas Gunman, but Raises Enforcement Questions

NY Times Science - Sat, 07/09/2016 - 23:39
Did the use of a bomb disposal robot by the Dallas police to carry and detonate an explosive device blur the line between policing and warfare?

Feature: Should the United States Save Tangier Island From Oblivion?

NY Times Science - Sat, 07/09/2016 - 17:34
It’s the kind of choice that climate change will be forcing over and over.

Dig to uncover rare undisturbed Bronze Age burial

BBC Science - Sat, 07/09/2016 - 10:50
An archaeological dig is under way on what experts say is a very rare undisturbed Bronze Age burial mound in Lancashire.

New arrivals reach International Space Station

BBC Science - Sat, 07/09/2016 - 08:05
Russian, American and Japanese astronauts enter the International Space Station.

Now Orbiting Jupiter, NASA’s Juno Spacecraft Is Poised for ‘Tantalizing’ Data

NY Times Science - Sat, 07/09/2016 - 00:00
A brief lull after Juno’s arrival at Jupiter gave scientists time to catch their breath before the spacecraft begins to peer deep inside the planet.

Update: As Global Warming Thaws Northwest Passage, a Cruise Sees Opportunity

NY Times Science - Fri, 07/08/2016 - 22:17
A giant cruise ship that costs as much as $120,000 per passenger will ply an once impassable Arctic route. Environmentalists, and safety experts, have some doubts.
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