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Vows: He Promised Her the Moon and Stars. They Married on Eclipse Day.

NYT Science - 1 hour 28 min ago
Kelly Turek and Chris Dutton, self-described “science fiction nerds,” spent the first few minutes of a bright future together in total darkness.

Worried About Your Eyes After the Eclipse? Here’s What You Should Know

NYT Science - 1 hour 54 min ago
You were warned about looking at the solar eclipse without protection, but you did it anyway. Eye specialists are ready to help.

In Italy’s Drought-Hit Vineyards, the Harvest of a Changing Climate

NYT Science - 4 hours 15 min ago
Some producers in Barolo say this year’s heatwave will improve their wines. But others warn of a loss of balance, in the season and in the grapes.

'Hero' of Paris climate agreement dies

BBC Science - 5 hours 33 min ago
Former Marshall Islands minister Tony De Brum, who played a key role in securing the Paris pact passes away aged 72.

Australia Zoo asks public to name white koala joey

BBC Science - 8 hours 58 min ago
Australia Zoo has asked the public to name a white koala joey.

'Cyborg' bacteria deliver green fuel source from sunlight

BBC Science - 11 hours 12 min ago
Scientists create bacteria covered in tiny solar panels that generate a potential new fuel from the Sun.

$417 Million Awarded in Suit Tying Johnson’s Baby Powder to Cancer

NYT Science - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 21:12
A Los Angeles jury voted the damages for a medical receptionist who developed ovarian cancer after using Johnson & Johnson’s talc for decades.

Experience Eclipse Totality

NYT Science - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 17:22
Squeeze in among the crowds and witness the first total solar eclipse to cross the entire continental United States since 1918. An exclusive video by The New York Times in partnership with NOVA/PBS.

Perspectives on the Eclipse

NYT Science - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 17:15
The 2017 solar eclipse seen from up above and down below.

High view

BBC Science - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 17:10
BBC correspondent James Cook views the total eclipse from 40,000ft above the Pacific Ocean.

Chile rejects iron mine to protect penguins

BBC Science - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 16:13
Ministers said plans to extract iron near a penguin reserve lacked sufficient environmental guarantees.

Pictures from the Great American Eclipse

NYT Science - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 16:10
Visual highlights from Times photographers’ work on the eclipse from across the United States.

Coal Mining Health Study Is Halted by Interior Department

NYT Science - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 15:17
The study, begun under the Obama administration, was examining the health and environmental impacts of mountaintop-removal coal mining in Appalachia.

Q&A: Do Animals Overeat in the Wild?

NYT Science - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 15:13
Gluttony can be a survival strategy for some species, scientists say.

Out There: A Reverie for the Voyager Probes, Humanity’s Calling Cards

NYT Science - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 15:11
Launched 40 years ago, the spacecraft have sailed beyond the solar system, artifacts of a civilization that may be gone before they’re found.

Take a Number: Hospitals Are Clogged With Patients Struggling With Opioids

NYT Science - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 15:05
As President Trump declares a national emergency, new data indicates hospitalizations for problems linked to prescription and illicit opioid abuse have risen sharply.

Missed the Solar Eclipse? You’ll Have Another Chance in 7 Years

NYT Science - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 14:03
On April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will traverse the United States from Texas to Maine. After that, your next shot won’t be until 2045.

How Deep Sea Creatures Emit Their Own Light

NYT Science - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 14:00
The depths of the ocean are a lot brighter than you might think. New research from the Monterey Bay Aquarium shows that nearly three quarters of deep sea creatures emit their own light using bioluminescence.

A Total Solar Eclipse Leaves a Nation in Awe

NYT Science - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 13:58
A total eclipse that crossed the sky from Oregon to South Carolina brought out throngs of spectators, who exulted in seeing the midday sky go briefly dark.

Solar eclipse: See it in 60 seconds

BBC Science - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 12:45
A Nasa telescope captures the total solar eclipse as it passes over the western US state of Oregon.

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