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Invasive snakes threaten forests on Pacific island of Guam

BBC Science - Wed, 03/08/2017 - 03:59
The Brown tree snakes that have almost wiped out bird populations on Guam may also be damaging its tropical forests.

Trilobites: Our Universe’s Very Dusty Early, Early Beginnings

NY Times Science - Wed, 03/08/2017 - 03:00
Far away, in a constellation called Sculptor, astronomers have glimpsed the universe’s oldest dust. It’s 13.2 billion years old.

Frugal Family: A Family Adventure in Medical Tourism

NY Times Science - Wed, 03/08/2017 - 02:00
The Frugal Family heads to Thailand and learns why a surprising number of people travel abroad to get fillings and crowns, whitening and implants.

Years of Ethics Charges, but Star Cancer Researcher Gets a Pass

NY Times Science - Wed, 03/08/2017 - 02:00
Dr. Carlo Croce was repeatedly cleared by Ohio State University, which reaped millions from his grants. Now, he faces new whistle-blower accusations.

Frugal Family: Five Ways to be a Savvy Medical Tourist and Enjoy a Vacation

NY Times Science - Wed, 03/08/2017 - 02:00
When costly dental work became unavoidable, the Frugal Family decided to get it done abroad and let the savings pay for a tropical week in Thailand.

Lighthouse city

BBC Science - Tue, 03/07/2017 - 17:15
How Stockholm is getting smarter by going greener.

Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos’s Moon Shot, Gets First Paying Customer

NY Times Science - Tue, 03/07/2017 - 16:17
In about five years, Eutelsat, a satellite TV provider, will strap one of its satellites to a new Blue Origin rocket to be delivered to space.

A Conversation With: Why We Can’t Look Away From Our Screens

NY Times Science - Tue, 03/07/2017 - 16:00
In a new book, the social psychologist Adam Alter warns that our devotion to digital devices has morphed into something very much like addiction.

E.P.A. Head Stacks Agency With Climate Change Skeptics

NY Times Science - Tue, 03/07/2017 - 15:22
Scott Pruitt seems intent on building an E.P.A. leadership that is fundamentally at odds with the officials who carry out the agency’s missions.

Trilobites: In the Caves of Ancient Humans, Stories Told Dot by Dot

NY Times Science - Tue, 03/07/2017 - 13:45
About 38,000 years ago, archaeologists say, some of Europe’s earliest modern humans were making art that evokes the pointillism of Georges Seurat.

Sentinel-2B satellite launched to photograph Earth

BBC Science - Tue, 03/07/2017 - 01:02
The Sentinel-2B spacecraft will take pictures to help create a complete map of Earth.

Sentinel satellite launched to picture Planet Earth

BBC Science - Mon, 03/06/2017 - 19:58
A key spacecraft in Europe's new multi-billion-euro Earth observation programme blasts into orbit.

Five ways to avoid breathing polluted air

BBC Science - Mon, 03/06/2017 - 17:23
Simple tips to avoid inhaling air from traffic and other common sources of pollution.

Satao, one of the last 'giant tusker' elephants, killed in Kenya

BBC Science - Mon, 03/06/2017 - 16:56
There are fewer than 30 such animals left in Africa after Satao II was apparently shot.

Activists Rush to Save Government Science Data — If They Can Find It

NY Times Science - Mon, 03/06/2017 - 13:35
The Trump administration has begun changing some government websites. A group of concerned citizens has been working to preserve data it sees as politically vulnerable.

Take a Number: Volkswagen’s Emissions Fraud May Affect Mortality Rate in Europe

NY Times Science - Mon, 03/06/2017 - 13:10
Software that allowed the auto manufacturer to skirt environmental rules could lead to 1,200 deaths because of excess air pollution, researchers said.

William Shatner's guide to Mars

BBC Science - Mon, 03/06/2017 - 11:05
The Star Trek actor takes you on a fact-fuelled cosmic journey to the mysterious Red Planet.

A Conversation With: Why We Can’t Look Away From Our Screens

NY Times Science - Mon, 03/06/2017 - 10:36
In a new book, the social psychologist Adam Alter warns that our devotion to digital devices has morphed into something very much like addiction.

Trilobites: Figuring Out When and Why Squids Lost Their Shells

NY Times Science - Mon, 03/06/2017 - 10:35
A study suggests it became advantageous to lose a shell’s encumbering protection while gaining the speed and agility to evade predators and catch prey.

Prize for cracking brain's 'feel good' system

BBC Science - Mon, 03/06/2017 - 08:41
Three UK-based scientists who have studied the brain’s reward centre win a prestigious prize worth 1m euros.
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