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10-Year-Old Girl Escapes an Alligator in Orlando

NY Times Science - Mon, 05/08/2017 - 11:34
The official account is that she pried open the animal’s jaws, but an expert cast doubt on that story (He did offer some defense tips).

US Air Force's secretive space plane lands after two years in orbit

BBC Science - Mon, 05/08/2017 - 11:30
After almost two years in orbit, the X-37B Orbit Test Vehicle has returned to Earth - but what has it been doing?

Rare ammonite 'death drag' fossil discovered

BBC Science - Mon, 05/08/2017 - 11:20
The creature's shell made a 8.5m-long mark as it drifted along the seafloor 150 million years ago.

X-37B space plane returns after two-year secret mission

BBC Science - Mon, 05/08/2017 - 11:19
What was the US Air Force's X-37B doing during its almost two years in orbit?

News Analysis: Weighing the Ethics of Artificial Wombs

NY Times Science - Mon, 05/08/2017 - 10:02
The technology is still far in the future, despite a recent experiment on premature lambs. But researchers already are mulling the ethical challenges.

Why Everything We Know About Salt May Be Wrong

NY Times Science - Mon, 05/08/2017 - 09:31
Research on Russian cosmonauts suggests that salt makes you hungry but not thirsty, and may help burn calories.

By Degrees: A Parable From Down Under for U.S. Climate Scientists

NY Times Science - Mon, 05/08/2017 - 08:32
Politics intruded on climate science in Australia. The scientists fought back, led by John Church, a leading world expert on sea level rise.

Q&A: The Building Blocks of Cataracts

NY Times Science - Mon, 05/08/2017 - 08:14
The same proteins that are found in the eyes’ lenses are also a part of cataracts.

Geniuses Wanted: NASA Challenges Coders to Speed Up Its Supercomputer

NY Times Science - Mon, 05/08/2017 - 08:00
The Pleiades, a NASA supercomputer, isn’t working as quickly as it could. So NASA is offering cash prizes to programmers with fresh ideas.

Staying on course

BBC Science - Mon, 05/08/2017 - 06:00
Land Speed Record holder Andy Green describes how the Bloodhound supersonic car will drive in a straight line.

Trump shadow hangs over climate talks opening

BBC Science - Mon, 05/08/2017 - 02:18
Climate negotiators meet in Bonn amid concern that the US president could shun the Paris accord.

Rare flowers destroyed in Australia after paperwork error

BBC Science - Mon, 05/08/2017 - 01:48
The French collection was incinerated by Australian biosecurity officers due to missing paperwork.

E.P.A. Dismisses Members of Major Scientific Review Board

NY Times Science - Sun, 05/07/2017 - 18:19
A spokesman for the agency’s administrator said he would consider replacing the academic scientists with representatives from industries the agency is supposed to regulate.

Keep out

BBC Science - Sat, 05/06/2017 - 16:36
The minefields laid in the Falkland Islands 35 years ago have been a blessing for penguins, which are not big enough to trigger explosions. But now the time has come for their home to be demined.

The world's largest artificial sun

BBC Science - Sat, 05/06/2017 - 16:18
Scientists in Germany have invented an indoor sun.

Health Act Repeal Could Threaten U.S. Job Engine

NY Times Science - Sat, 05/06/2017 - 09:24
Jobs in health care have grown much faster than most other sectors in the last decade, but could be threatened by the insurance coverage losses if Obamacare were repealed.

Molly at the Marriott: Inside America’s Premier Psychedelics Conference

NY Times Science - Sat, 05/06/2017 - 03:00
At a recent convention of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies, mainstream use of Ecstasy and other drugs was on the agenda.

A Second Drug Is Approved to Treat A.L.S.

NY Times Science - Fri, 05/05/2017 - 17:08
A new drug for A.L.S. can slow weakening and paralysis, but the effect is modest. It is only the second drug ever approved for the disease.

Pistas Sobre Danos Causados Pelo Zika Podem Estar Equivocadas Em Casos De Gêmeos

NY Times Science - Fri, 05/05/2017 - 15:00
Enquanto gêmeos idênticos frequentemente compartilham o mesmo destino; gêmeos fraternos normalmente não. Essa diferença oferece pistas para pesquisadores. Mas um caso contradiz essa hipótese.

Opinion: Are These Birds Too Sexy to Survive?

NY Times Science - Fri, 05/05/2017 - 12:34
Natural selection can’t explain this.
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