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Coal Is on the Way Out at Electric Utilities, No Matter What Trump Says

NY Times Science - Wed, 04/05/2017 - 09:47
Utilities are turning to natural gas, wind and solar to create power, a roadblock to the president’s efforts to revive the coal industry.

First study finds neonic pesticides in US drinking water

BBC Science - Wed, 04/05/2017 - 09:41
Scientists in the US find traces of the most widely used insecticides in tap water for the first time.

The man who lived inside a giant wooden egg

BBC Science - Wed, 04/05/2017 - 09:23
Artist Stephen Turner lived on the egg from July 2013 until July 2014.

Trilobites: A Dolphin’s Recipe for Octopus

NY Times Science - Wed, 04/05/2017 - 09:21
Scientists know that dolphins eat octopus, but until now they had not documented how they managed to eat such a dangerous meal.

Life on Mars: Get to Know the Crew

NY Times Science - Wed, 04/05/2017 - 02:00
Six people are living in isolation for eight months on a volcano in Hawaii as part of a study to simulate human exploration of Mars. In the second episode of this 360-video series, we find out how they are settling in — and how they clean the toilet.

World is home to '60,000 tree species'

BBC Science - Tue, 04/04/2017 - 16:43
Researchers estimate that there are 60,065 species of trees in the world.

Why graphene could be the solution to drinkable water

BBC Science - Tue, 04/04/2017 - 14:58
The BBC's Pallab Ghosh has been finding out about a filter made from graphene that can turn salt water into drinking water.

One in 10 Pregnant Women With Zika in U.S. Have Babies With Birth Defects

NY Times Science - Tue, 04/04/2017 - 11:02
A study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reinforced evidence that women infected in the first trimester were at greater risk of having babies with birth defects.

Evidence of ancient 'geological Brexit' revealed

BBC Science - Tue, 04/04/2017 - 09:23
Scientists have established how Britain physically split from the rest of Europe 450,000 years ago.

When Britain Split From Europe, in a Big Way

NY Times Science - Tue, 04/04/2017 - 08:00
Geologists have assembled a picture of the catastrophic destruction, hundreds of thousands of years ago, of a land bridge connecting England and the Continent.

Piglets 'prefer blackcurrant to water', student says

BBC Science - Tue, 04/04/2017 - 07:44
Study found piglets have "innate preference" for sweet flavours.

Economic Scene: To Curb Global Warming, Science Fiction May Become Fact

NY Times Science - Tue, 04/04/2017 - 07:12
Geoengineering, providing methods to offset climate change by applying scientific fixes rather than changing old habits, may have found its moment.

Cost of Carbon: What Financial Markets Can Teach Us About Managing Climate Risks

NY Times Science - Tue, 04/04/2017 - 06:00
How we calculate the social cost of carbon can protect us against disruptive climate change.

Is consciousness just an illusion?

BBC Science - Tue, 04/04/2017 - 01:53
Cognitive scientist Daniel Dennett believes the human brain might not be that special.

'Surprise' discovery of Europe's first cave-dwelling fish

BBC Science - Tue, 04/04/2017 - 01:44
The pink, scaleless cave loach was found by divers in an underground cavern in southern Germany.

Dolphins 'shake and toss' octopus prey, research finds

BBC Science - Tue, 04/04/2017 - 00:41
The predators use elaborate techniques to prepare octopuses for consumption, researchers say.

Diesel cars: 'It turns out we were wrong'

BBC Science - Tue, 04/04/2017 - 00:24
A new plan to tackle pollution in London

Plan to Cut Funding for Biomedical Research Hits Opposition in Congress

NY Times Science - Mon, 04/03/2017 - 17:29
Politicians on both sides are calling a proposal to cut funding to the National Institutes of Health by 18 percent seriously misguided.

Trilobites: Bringing Owls Into the Light

NY Times Science - Mon, 04/03/2017 - 14:55
An illustrated natural history book highlights the diversity of the world’s owls, from beloved species to rare, enigmatic ones.

Ceredigion TB fears over 'thriving' wild red deer

BBC Science - Mon, 04/03/2017 - 14:55
Fears are raised TB could be linked to growing numbers of red deer running wild in parts of rural Wales.
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