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The UK's history in space

BBC Science - 3 hours 7 min ago
The UK is set to get its first space port in Sutherland, Scotland. But it already has a long history in space.

Prehistoric bake-off: Recipe for oldest bread revealed

BBC Science - Mon, 07/16/2018 - 16:31
Charred crumbs found in a middle-eastern desert show that bread-making dates back 14,000 years.

Blood Pressure Medicine Is Recalled

NYT Science - Mon, 07/16/2018 - 15:05
The F.D.A. announced that batches of a widely used generic drug, valsartan, made in China, might be tainted with a probable cancer-causing ingredient.

Defendants on Probation Can Be Jailed for Drug Relapse, Court Rules

NYT Science - Mon, 07/16/2018 - 14:32
Many medical experts said that relapse is part of recovery and a symptom of disease, and shouldn’t be punished with jail. A court disagreed.

Cognitive Test Trump Took May Have Been Undermined by Publicity, Doctors Warn

NYT Science - Mon, 07/16/2018 - 13:17
Articles about the test, known as the Montreal Cognitive Assessment, or MoCA, listed some of its questions, potentially influencing future patients.

UK to build record-breaking solar planes

BBC Science - Mon, 07/16/2018 - 13:16
The lightweight Zephyr aircraft could be used in communications and remote sensing.

The Neutrino Trappers

NYT Science - Mon, 07/16/2018 - 11:11
Deep in a mountain in southern Russia, scientists are tracking one of the universe’s most elusive particles.

Trilobites: Ancient Romans Hunted ‘Sea Monsters.’ Were They Whales?

NYT Science - Mon, 07/16/2018 - 09:55
Testing of archaeological remains show that two whale species once swam in the Mediterranean, suggesting that the Romans conducted industrial-scale whaling.

William McBride, Who Warned About Thalidomide, Dies at 91

NYT Science - Mon, 07/16/2018 - 09:26
Proclaimed a hero, Dr. McBride was later embroiled in lengthy controversies over faulty research.

What Breeds Make Up This Mutt?

NYT Science - Mon, 07/16/2018 - 09:05
Experts did little better than dog lovers — and nobody did very well — when asked to describe the heritage of various mutts.

Turtle Researcher’s Award Rescinded After He Uses Racy Photos of Women in Presentation

NYT Science - Mon, 07/16/2018 - 08:05
A herpetologist was being honored for his scientific achievements. The award was swiftly rescinded when he showed revealing photos of women in swimsuits.

mind: Psychology Itself Is Under Scrutiny

NYT Science - Mon, 07/16/2018 - 07:09
Many famous studies of human behavior cannot be reproduced. Even so, they revealed aspects of our inner lives that feel true.

Lift-off for Scotland: Sutherland to host first UK spaceport

BBC Science - Mon, 07/16/2018 - 06:06
The UK Space Agency backs Scotland's north coast as the place to launch satellites to orbit.

Babies’ Cries May Foretell Their Adult Voices, a Study Shows

NYT Science - Mon, 07/16/2018 - 05:32
New research indicates that the pitch of a baby’s cries at 4 months old may predict the pitch of its speech at age 5.

Arundel road scheme 'could harm ancient woodland'

BBC Science - Sun, 07/15/2018 - 22:48
Road builders planning a bypass in Sussex have been urged to find a way that doesn't cause damage to ancient woodland.

Paul Ryan Says His SUV Was ‘Eaten by Animals.’ Here’s How to Protect Your Vehicle From Wildlife.

NYT Science - Sun, 07/15/2018 - 18:24
The House speaker said woodchucks chewed the wiring out from his Chevrolet Suburban: “And so my car was eaten by animals, and it’s just dead.”

Longleat prepares for arrival vulnerable Southern Koalas

BBC Science - Sun, 07/15/2018 - 09:18
It's hoped a breeding programme will help maintain numbers of the vulnerable species.

Nation's botanical treasures to go on display

BBC Science - Sat, 07/14/2018 - 17:58
From Darwin's potato to the man who saved the daffodil. Pictures tell the story of the nation's plants.

Attenborough launches 'Boaty McBoatface' polar ship

BBC Science - Sat, 07/14/2018 - 08:17
Sir David Attenborough has launched the hull of the UK's newest polar ship, which is named after him.

8 Critically Endangered Black Rhinos Die in Kenya

NYT Science - Sat, 07/14/2018 - 06:34
The Kenyan government said the rhinos, which were transported to a sanctuary southeast of Nairobi, most likely died from drinking water with a high saline level.

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