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Trilobites: If You Blink, You Might Miss the Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower

NYT Science - 1 hour 45 min ago
The Eta Aquarids is one of the fastest meteor showers. Its specks pierce the sky at about 148,000 miles per hour.

Reactions: Letters to the Editor

NYT Science - 3 hours 20 min ago
Readers react to articles in Science Times.

Researchers Aim to Put Carbon Dioxide Back to Work

NYT Science - 3 hours 37 min ago
Scientists are working on ways to recycle and reuse carbon dioxide, rather than storing it underground, to fight climate change.

Bach Pie Recipe

NYT Science - 4 hours 27 min ago
How to make an oblong rectangle of creamy dark chocolate studded with banana slices, topped by a braid of four glazed pastry plaits.

Basics: Eugenia Cheng Makes Math a Piece of Cake

NYT Science - 4 hours 27 min ago
It can also be a piece of pie, or custard, as explained by an author who tries to spread the magic of numbers through dessert recipes.

Q&A: Envying the Starfish, Regenerator of Limbs

NYT Science - 5 hours 3 min ago
Human beings can regenerate some tissues, notably the liver and skin, but limbs are another matter.

South Korea Unveils Olympic Uniforms With Zika in Mind

NYT Science - 5 hours 8 min ago
The country’s uniforms for ceremonies, training and time at athletes’ village in Brazil will be infused with mosquito repellant.

After a Comeback, New Challenges for Yellowstone’s Grizzly Bears

NYT Science - 5 hours 17 min ago
Being “delisted” as threatened under the Endangered Species Act could subject a larger bear population to new challenges.

Breast cancer genetic discovery hailed

BBC Science - 7 hours 17 min ago
Scientists say they now have a near-perfect picture of the genetic events that cause breast cancer, which they hope will unlock new ways of treating the disease.

Mars rover project slips to 2020

BBC Science - 7 hours 45 min ago
As expected, the European and Russian space agencies have delayed the launch of their ExoMars robot rover by two years to 2020.

DNA secrets of Ice Age Europe unlocked

BBC Science - 8 hours 2 min ago
Genetic analysis unlocks the secrets of Europe's Ice Age inhabitants.

Solar Impulse heads for Phoenix

BBC Science - 11 hours 9 min ago
The zero-fuel aeroplane Solar Impulse sets out to cross the continental USA, flying out of California bound for Arizona.

The Science of Fat: After ‘The Biggest Loser,’ Their Bodies Fought to Regain Weight

NYT Science - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 23:45
Contestants lost hundreds of pounds during Season 8, but a study of them helps explain why they could not keep all of that weight off.

Why It's Hard to Keep the Pounds Off

NYT Science - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 23:45
Rebecca Wright and her husband, Daniel Wright, have gained back a lot of the weight they lost six years ago on Season 8 of "The Biggest Loser." A study of the contestants helps explain why.

Dredging of Miami Port Badly Damaged Coral Reef, Study Finds

NYT Science - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 17:13
The report found that as much as 81 percent of the reef near the dredging site was buried in sediment, despite a plan to minimize the damage.

Readers’ Responses to a Woman’s Journey Living With Alzheimer’s

NYT Science - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 19:14
More than 100 readers commented on N.R. Kleinfield’s article, “Fraying at the Edges.” Many of them shared their personal connections with the disease.

VIDEO: Helping hand for chilly owls

BBC Science - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 04:37
Barn owls can struggle to survive in cold, wet weather and as low temperatures persist people in Yorkshire are doing their best to give the birds a helping hand as Paul Murphy reports.

What Is Alzheimer’s Disease?

NYT Science - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 02:43
Here are answers to some common questions about a disease that can seem frightening, mysterious and daunting.

First U.S. Death Tied to Zika Is Reported in Puerto Rico

NYT Science - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 14:13
An elderly man from Puerto Rico succumbed after complications from an earlier infection caused by the disease-carrying mosquito.

VIDEO: Tim Peake drives remote Mars rover

BBC Science - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 10:53
UK astronaut Tim Peake has performed a challenging remote control experiment on the International Space Station.

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