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The Complete Mercury Transition

NY Times Science - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 16:23
A time-lapse video of Mercury’s transition across the sun Monday, which lasted about seven hours.

VIDEO: Dying coral reefs 'dull fish senses'

BBC Science - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 16:18
Fish are unable to learn the scent of their predators in dying coral reefs, research reveals.

Study Casts Doubt on Theory That Legal Hunting Reduces Poaching

NY Times Science - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 16:00
Authors of research on wolves in Wisconsin and Michigan say that government authorization of legal killing appears to also increase illegal killing.

Kepler Finds 1,284 New Planets

NY Times Science - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 14:36
Astronomers say the planets orbit stars in a patch of sky on the Cygnus-Lyra border where the NASA spacecraft has been cataloging them.

How NASA Watched the Mercury Transit

NY Times Science - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 14:36
Physicists at NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory captured a time-lapse video using two instruments to filter the image of the sun and its rays as Mercury passed by it on Monday.

Starry Nights in the Canary Islands

NY Times Science - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 14:00
Astrotourism is taking hold in the Spanish territory, long a favorite of astronomers who have perched powerful telescopes on volcanic peaks.

VIDEO: The deadly 'red tide' killing sea life

BBC Science - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 10:53
Chile's southern coast has been hit by the biggest ever "red tide" in history. It's caused by toxic algae which is killing sea life and damaging the local fishing economy.

More than 100 Earth-sized planets found

BBC Science - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 10:28
Nasa announces the discovery of more than 100 Earth-sized planets orbiting alien stars.

Rising seas swallow Pacific islands

BBC Science - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 08:08
Five Pacific islands have disappeared as a result of rising sea levels in a first confirmation of the impact of climate change on coastlines, scientists say.

Sentinel's first sea-surface height map

BBC Science - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 03:39
The EU's Sentinel-3a satellite offers a peek at what will be one of its most fundamental products - a map of sea surface height anomalies.

Trade routes written in camel DNA

BBC Science - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 03:29
Cross-continental study reveals how camels' genetic diversity is shaped by ancient trade routes.

In Novel Tactic on Climate Change, Citizens Sue Their Governments

NY Times Science - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 03:00
An American nonprofit is suing on behalf of 21 young plaintiffs, and a farmer in Peru sued a German energy utility over its part in causing global warming.

A Secret Section of Central Park Reopens

NY Times Science - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 02:00
The Hallett Nature Sanctuary, a four-acre peninsula, had been mostly closed to the public since the 1930s, left to migrating birds and invasive plants.

VIDEO: Scientists: 21% of plants risk extinction

BBC Science - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 22:36
Scientists have published their first global assessment of the state of the world's plants.

Just How Much Power Do Your Electronics Use When They Are ‘Off’?

NY Times Science - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 21:34
About a quarter of most people’s energy bills come from devices in idle mode. A reporter took a power meter around with her to locate the hidden power drains.

New tally for total number of plants

BBC Science - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 16:31
A new report looking at the state of the world's plants estimates that 390,900 species are known to science.

VIDEO: Rare images of Mercury passing Sun

BBC Science - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 13:33
Nasa images capture Mercury transit the Sun, one of the few times it will do so this century.

Bartenders Can’t Refuse Pregnant Women Alcohol, New York City Says

NY Times Science - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 13:11
The new guidelines clarify that under the city’s Human Rights Law, refusing drinks to mothers-to-be would be discrimination.

Mercury completes journey across Sun

BBC Science - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 11:44
The Solar System's smallest planet has made one of its irregular passes between the Earth and Sun.

VIDEO: How daughter's DNA led to murderer

BBC Science - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 10:55
A man who sexually assaulted and stabbed a girl 32 years ago has been given a life sentence for her murder.
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