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Trilobites: A Pioneering Woman of Science Re-Emerges After 300 Years

NYT Science - 1 hour 18 min ago
Maria Sibylla Merian captivated Europeans with her studies of insects, only to later have her work largely dismissed. Now, her findings are being celebrated again.

Trilobites: Ancient Bits of Rock Help Solve an Asteroid Mystery

NYT Science - 3 hours 40 min ago
Scientists have a new explanation for why the composition of meteorites — pieces of space rock that land on Earth — is different from orbiting asteroids.

Q&A: A Scientific Lens on Copper

NYT Science - 5 hours 46 sec ago
Copper bracelets and other folk remedies, like magnetic straps, were no more effective against arthritis than a placebo, a study found.

Quentin Willson encouraging the use of electric cars

BBC Science - 9 hours 54 min ago
Motoring journalist Quentin Willson calls for cheaper and simpler prices to encourage the use of electric cars.

Gator aid

BBC Science - 10 hours 43 min ago
Texan Christy Kroboth used to have a quiet job in a dentist's surgery. Now she spends her time jumping on animals many times her size - and taping their jaws tightly shut.

Fire of Australia: The return of the world's finest uncut opal

BBC Science - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 23:44
The opal dubbed the Fire of Australia is back on public display after 70 years in a safe deposit box.

Cambridge scientists consider fake news 'vaccine'

BBC Science - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 21:10
Concern at fabricated stories on websites prompts a psychological study to help people spot fake news.

Lanzarote Journal: Undersea Museum Keeps Fish Feeding and Its Social Commentary Biting

NYT Science - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 10:54
An installation of 300 statues off a Spanish island forms an artificial reef and addresses issues like Europe’s migration crisis, and the destruction of ocean reefs.

Off Long Island, Wind Power Tests the Waters

NYT Science - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 12:42
The nation’s biggest offshore wind project is up for approval, a test of how far states can pursue a clean-energy agenda in the Trump era.

Project aims to grow a 'city of trees'

BBC Science - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 06:40
A project aims to plant three million trees - one for every man, woman and child - in Greater Manchester over the next 25 years.

Roger Harrabin: World v Trump on climate deal?

BBC Science - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 16:50
As the new president settles in, much of the world reaffirms its commitment to the Paris agreement.

Trilobites: Tasmanian Tigers’ Brains Yield Clues Long After Extinction

NYT Science - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 12:12
The last thylacine died in a zoo in 1936, but neural scans of preserved specimens revealed that they may have been more intelligent than previously believed.

N.Y.C. Nature: English Ivy, Spread by Admiring Humans and Hungry Birds

NYT Science - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 06:00
The plant’s thick green foliage, seemingly immune to winter’s freezes, has had longstanding appeal, while its berries are valuable food for wildlife.

Gore 'hoping for best' from Trump over climate

BBC Science - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 05:25
Ex-US Vice President Al Gore, who has made a new climate change film, says he thinks campaigners will "win" the debate.

A Conversation With: What Did Neanderthals Leave to Modern Humans? Some Surprises

NYT Science - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 02:00
Genes inherited from Neanderthals may have made some modern humans heartier, but also more prone to depression and other diseases.

Editorial: Rick Perry Studies His Job Description

NYT Science - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 18:16
The nominee for energy secretary discovers that the job involves overseeing a vast nuclear weapons complex.

Larsen ice crack continues to open up

BBC Science - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 17:55
The crack in Antarctica's Larsen C Ice Shelf that looks set to spawn a giant iceberg has spread a further 10km.

Scientists Glimpse New York’s Perilous Path in an Ancient Patch of Marsh

NYT Science - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 09:28
In a rare urban remnant of wetlands and its 1,500 years of sediment, climate experts find more proof of rising seas, a looming hazard for much of the region.

Trilobites: How Some Frolicking Fish Got Stuck in a Moment

NYT Science - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 09:18
A picture of fish seemingly trapped in a frozen wave on a South Dakota lake has amazed and bewildered viewers on social media. Here’s what happened.

Ants use Sun and memories to navigate

BBC Science - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 09:02
Scientists say ants can plot a route home even when travelling backwards.

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