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3 Makers of World’s Smallest Machines Awarded Nobel Prize in Chemistry

NY Times Science - Wed, 10/05/2016 - 11:48
Jean-Pierre Sauvage, J. Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L. Feringa won for their work on “molecular machines” that can be used to develop new materials, sensors and energy storage systems.

How Much Is It Worth to Hold Your Newborn? $40, Apparently

NY Times Science - Wed, 10/05/2016 - 11:07
A man posted a bill to Reddit showing that he and his wife were charged $39.35 for holding their son after a C-section.

Trilobites: On Epic Spawning Migration, Eels May Travel at Their Own Pace

NY Times Science - Wed, 10/05/2016 - 11:00
For a century, scientists have assumed that European eels synchronize their journeys to breed in the Sargasso Sea. A new study suggests otherwise.

America’s Gray Ghosts: The Disappearing Caribou

NY Times Science - Wed, 10/05/2016 - 10:34
A herd in the Selkirk Mountains near the Canadian border is down to about a dozen, threatened by wolves and a larger problem: development.

Matter: What’s the Longest Humans Can Live? 115 Years, New Study Says

NY Times Science - Wed, 10/05/2016 - 10:10
The study, in Nature, suggests that humans “will never get older than 115.” But critics think we can grow much older.

Limit to human life may be 115 (ish)

BBC Science - Wed, 10/05/2016 - 10:00
Our life spans appear to be limited to about 115 years, according to US scientists.

Bezos space capsule practises abort

BBC Science - Wed, 10/05/2016 - 09:17
Amazon boss Jeff Bezos has furthered his ambition to launch people into space by practising a critical safety manoeuvre on his New Shepard vehicle.

Tiny machines win chemistry Nobel prize

BBC Science - Wed, 10/05/2016 - 07:10
The 2016 Nobel Prize for Chemistry has been awarded for developing the world's smallest machines.

Survey Says?: When You Hear the Margin of Error Is Plus or Minus 3 Percent, Think 7 Instead

NY Times Science - Wed, 10/05/2016 - 04:00
There are many ways, besides the well-known sampling error, to get things wrong in polling.

Trilobites: Why a South African Desert Blooms Into an Annual Flower Show

NY Times Science - Wed, 10/05/2016 - 03:00
Few desert superblooms erupt as consistently or on schedule as the floral display in Namaqualand.

Peru's first satellite pictures huge copper mine

BBC Science - Wed, 10/05/2016 - 02:26
Peru's first national satellite, PerúSAT-1, returns its maiden image of the South American country.

'Significant opportunities' for low-carbon cities

BBC Science - Tue, 10/04/2016 - 23:49
Switching to a low-carbon economy offers cities "significant economic opportunities" if they can collaborate with the private sector, an assessment suggests.

Synthetic rhino horn ready 'in two years'

BBC Science - Tue, 10/04/2016 - 18:54
The man behind attempts to develop synthetic rhino horn has told the BBC that he hopes to have a "bio-identical" product on the market in two years.

UK's chatty fish to be recorded

BBC Science - Tue, 10/04/2016 - 18:35
A new study aims to assess whether the seas around Britain have now got so noisy that fish species like cod and haddock have difficulty communicating with each other.

Chasing the Sun

BBC Science - Tue, 10/04/2016 - 16:52
Astronomer Annie Maunder achieved many firsts in her lifetime, but her story has slipped from history.

Under Hawaii’s Starriest Skies, a Fight Over Sacred Ground

NY Times Science - Tue, 10/04/2016 - 16:00
The effort to build the Thirty Meter Telescope has been held up by Hawaiians who say it desecrates Mauna Kea, one of their most beloved mountains.

3 Who Studied Unusual States of Matter Win Nobel Prize in Physics

NY Times Science - Tue, 10/04/2016 - 12:09
David J. Thouless, F. Duncan M. Haldane and J. Michael Kosterlitz were recognized for transforming the understanding of matter that assumes strange shapes.

Nobel laureate: 'Follow your dreams'

BBC Science - Tue, 10/04/2016 - 11:59
Professor Duncane Haldane is one of three British-born scientists to win the Nobel Prize for Physics.

Flint Hit With Bacterial Illness as Residents Shun City Water

NY Times Science - Tue, 10/04/2016 - 11:18
An outbreak of shigellosis, a bacterial illness that is transmitted when people do not wash their hands, is rising in Genesee County, home to the city of Flint.

Paris climate deal: EU backs landmark agreement

BBC Science - Tue, 10/04/2016 - 10:33
The European Parliament backs the ratification of the Paris climate deal, the world's first comprehensive climate agreement.
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