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MH370 search: Tanzania debris 'part of missing plane'

BBC Science - Thu, 09/15/2016 - 09:15
A large item of debris found off the coast of Tanzania belongs to the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, Australian investigators confirm.

Hundreds of Japanese horseshoe crabs wash up dead on beaches

BBC Science - Thu, 09/15/2016 - 08:22
Nearly 500 horseshoe crabs wash up dead on Japan's southern beaches, near Kitakyushu City, mystifying experts.

China launches second trial space station

BBC Science - Thu, 09/15/2016 - 07:48
China launches a second experimental space station, Tiangong 2, as it looks to have a crewed outpost by around 2022.

Clear path to Ariane 6 rocket introduction

BBC Science - Thu, 09/15/2016 - 06:25
The company set up to manufacture Europe's next-generation rocket - the Ariane 6 - says it is open to orders.

Concern over falling kea numbers in New Zealand

BBC Science - Thu, 09/15/2016 - 05:10
Conservationists seek public help to protect the famously inquisitive birds.

Tesla criticised over Autopilot safety

BBC Science - Thu, 09/15/2016 - 03:35
Tesla has been criticised by a former business partner for "pushing the envelope" on car safety with its Autopilot technology.

Western Isles rock offers potential clue to life on Mars

BBC Science - Thu, 09/15/2016 - 03:08
Analysis of rocks in the Western Isles has provided "a tantalising clue" that Mars may contain habitats which can potentially support life.

On the Environment: Americans Appear Willing to Pay for a Carbon Tax Policy

NY Times Science - Thu, 09/15/2016 - 00:30
A poll suggests that people are willing, on average, to pay more than an effective climate policy is projected to cost.

The tortoise that has saved his species from extinction

BBC Science - Wed, 09/14/2016 - 22:42
Diego the tortoise, 100, has fathered around 800 offspring on his native Galapagos Archipelago.

Prostate cancer treatment 'not always needed'

BBC Science - Wed, 09/14/2016 - 18:14
Just keeping an eye on small prostate cancers results in the same 10-year survival rate as treating them, a major study suggests.

Prostate Cancer Study Details Value of Treatments

NY Times Science - Wed, 09/14/2016 - 15:31
A 10-year study of more than 1,500 men with early prostate cancer found no difference in death rates between men who had surgery or radiation and those who monitored the disease.

Critic’s Notebook: That Cute Whale You Clicked On? It’s Doomed

NY Times Science - Wed, 09/14/2016 - 14:47
Adorable animal photos on Instagram are the new way to spread the dire message of climate change.

Home to High-Security Lab and Source of Rumors, Plum Island Faces Uncertain Future

NY Times Science - Wed, 09/14/2016 - 14:17
Journalists were given a glimpse of the federal Plum Island Animal Disease Center off Long Island, which will be closed within the next decade. Officials are marketing the island to developers.

Are Subpoenas on Exxon Mobil Inquiries Valid? Experts Say Yes, and No

NY Times Science - Wed, 09/14/2016 - 11:54
A House panel heard conflicting testimony over whether exceptional subpoenas arising from investigations of Exxon Mobil by state attorneys general can be enforced.

Clever crow naturally uses tools

BBC Science - Wed, 09/14/2016 - 10:30
A crow that survives only in captivity has been found to adapt and use tools to find food, according to scientists.

Tool-using crow: Rare bird joins clever animal elite

BBC Science - Wed, 09/14/2016 - 10:00
A crow that survives only in captivity has been found to adapt and use tools to find food, according to scientists.

Why Pluto’s Moon Charon Wears a Red Cap

NY Times Science - Wed, 09/14/2016 - 10:00
The dwarf planet releases gases that cause its moon Charon’s atmosphere to fill with rust-colored organic macromolecules.

Star's dust cloud gives birth to giant planet

BBC Science - Wed, 09/14/2016 - 09:50
Astronomers have discovered signs of a baby planet developing around another star.

A new map of the Milky Way

BBC Science - Wed, 09/14/2016 - 09:05
The European Space Agency has released details of the position and brightness of more than a billion stars.

Wildlife decline has slowed, not stopped

BBC Science - Wed, 09/14/2016 - 08:22
The health of the countryside varies depending on how it is measured.
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