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Scrutiny over wood and coal fires in UK homes

BBC Science - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 07:35
Burning wood and coal in people's homes will come under scrutiny as part of a government drive to improve air pollution.

Do ‘Fast and Furious’ Movies Cause a Rise in Speeding?

NY Times Science - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 07:27
Evidence suggests you may want to be more cautious near theaters in April 2020, when “Fast and Furious 9” is expected to arrive.

Scientists Discover a Bone-Deep Risk for Heart Disease

NY Times Science - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 06:32
Few doctors, and even fewer patients, have heard of CHIP. But it is emerging as a major cause of heart attacks and stroke, as deadly as high blood pressure or cholesterol.

Trilobites: The Lunar Eclipse and Super Blue Moon Are Here. Watch It Before Work.

NY Times Science - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 18:25
On Wednesday, Earth will cast its shadow over the second full moon of January, making it turn red in a lunar eclipse. Here’s when and where you can see it.

Robo news

BBC Science - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 16:05
As more media outlets use automated algorithms to write news stories, are journalists doomed?

Trump Says Climate Is Both ‘Cooling’ and ‘Heating.’ He’s Only Half Right.

NY Times Science - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 11:59
President Trump's comments about climate change in an interview with Piers Morgan were rich in misinformation.

We’re Getting More Sleep. A Whole 18 Minutes. It’s Not Enough.

NY Times Science - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 09:33
Starting in 2003, Americans added 1.4 minutes of sleep each year, for a gain of 18 minutes per weeknight through 2016, government data shows.

How a Church Deacon Found the Biggest Prime Number Yet (It Wasn’t as Hard as You Think)

NY Times Science - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 09:32
The Memphis area man used the church computer to discover a Mersenne prime with over 23 million digits. He had been looking for 14 years.

Doomsday Clock Is Set at 2 Minutes to Midnight, Closest Since 1950s

NY Times Science - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 09:22
The “clock,” kept by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, is a symbolic measurement of scientists’ concerns about disaster.

Handheld device sequences human genome

BBC Science - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 08:40
Reading human DNA used to take laboratories, a pile of cash and a long time.

Lost history of African dinosaurs revealed

BBC Science - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 08:01
A new species of dinosaur unearthed in the Egyptian desert sheds light on Africa's Age of the Dinosaurs.

German Carmakers Criticized for Emissions Research on Monkeys

NY Times Science - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 03:04
Tests that exposed monkeys to diesel exhaust provoked public outrage and are likely to intensify criticism of pro-diesel lobbying by carmakers.

Yale’s Most Popular Class Ever: Happiness

NY Times Science - Sun, 01/28/2018 - 18:58
With nearly 1,200 students signed up, a course that tells students how to lead more satisfying lives may be the largest in university history.

Matter: You Are Shaped by the Genes You Inherit. And Maybe by Those You Don’t.

NY Times Science - Sun, 01/28/2018 - 16:39
An unusual study of educational attainment in children finds that gene variants linked to parental nurturing were highly influential even though children had not inherited them.

Space Gets an Artificial Star. Astronomers Ask: Do We Need More?

NY Times Science - Sun, 01/28/2018 - 09:30
The launch of a spinning geodesic sphere called the Humanity Star has set off concerns about the growing number of bright objects illuminating the dark sky.

Trilobites: A Suitcase-Size Satellite’s Big Image of Frozen Earth Below

NY Times Science - Sat, 01/27/2018 - 08:36
A new image of Alaska from the recently launched Iceye satellite shows how much you can accomplish with a tiny satellite.

A Science Denier at the Natural History Museum? Scientists Rebel

NY Times Science - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 16:40
More than 200 scientists and other academics are asking the American Museum of Natural History to remove Rebekah Mercer, an influential donor to conservative causes, from its board.

Global register lists alien species

BBC Science - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 16:37
A fifth of more than 6,000 catalogued invasive animals and plants worldwide are causing harm.

Citing Deaths of Lab Monkeys, F.D.A. Ends an Addiction Study

NY Times Science - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 16:25
The agency said on Friday it was evaluating other animal studies and would retire the remaining monkeys to a sanctuary.

Q&A: Seed Size Often Matters

NY Times Science - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 14:26
Small seeds can develop more quickly and spread more widely than large-seeded plant species, although bigger seeds can thrive in richer, wetter soils.
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