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Bernie Sanders Unveils $16 Trillion ‘Green New Deal’ Plan

NYT Science - 1 hour 10 min ago
Mr. Sanders’s climate change proposal calls for the United States to eliminate fossil fuel use by 2050. “We must be extraordinarily aggressive,” he said in an interview.

Russia launches life-sized robot into space

BBC Science - 4 hours 44 min ago
The robot, named Fedor, will perform daily tasks during its 10 days on the International Space Station.

Evidence suggests microplastics in water pose ‘minimal health risk’

BBC Science - Wed, 08/21/2019 - 23:01
The World Health Organization says its findings are based on the "limited information" available.

Rivers used as 'open sewers', says WWF charity

BBC Science - Wed, 08/21/2019 - 17:19
The WWF said it was "very unlikely" that pollution reduction targets would be met without new laws.

What is 'blobology' and how is it transforming biology?

BBC Science - Wed, 08/21/2019 - 16:24
Spectacular images from a new microscope spark a "revolution" in biology

Hampshire lab tests water quality every day of the year

BBC Science - Wed, 08/21/2019 - 16:08
A Hampshire lab tests tap water quality for 2.2 million people across the south east every day.

Ditch cars to meet climate change targets, say MPs

BBC Science - Wed, 08/21/2019 - 16:01
MPs say people will have to stop driving if the UK is to meet its Zero Carbon goals by 2050.

Cases of Vaping-Related Illnesses Rise to 153 in 16 States

NYT Science - Wed, 08/21/2019 - 15:28
The C.D.C. said serious respiratory problems were reported in the past two months, though it remained unclear whether vaping nicotine or THC, the high-inducing chemical in marijuana, was the cause.

Where the Titanic Rests, Decay Races On

NYT Science - Wed, 08/21/2019 - 15:15
A recent visit to the world’s most famous shipwreck found it “being consumed by the ocean and returned to its elemental state.”

Fires in Amazon Rain Forest Have Surged This Year

NYT Science - Wed, 08/21/2019 - 12:16
More than 74,000 wildfires have been detected in the world’s largest rain forest this year, an 84 percent increase from the same period last year, Brazil’s space research center said.

Their Mothers Chose Donor Sperm. The Doctors Used Their Own.

NYT Science - Wed, 08/21/2019 - 11:23
Scores of children born through artificial insemination have learned from DNA tests that their biological fathers were the doctors who performed the procedure.

Amazon fires: Record number burning in Brazil rainforest - space agency

BBC Science - Wed, 08/21/2019 - 07:38
Fires in the Amazon have risen 84% amid growing deforestation, Brazil's space research agency says.

Titanic sub dive reveals parts are being lost to sea

BBC Science - Wed, 08/21/2019 - 06:00
The first people to dive down to the Titanic in nearly 15 years say some parts of the wreck have been lost to the sea.

Sub dive reveals Titanic wreck is deteriorating

BBC Science - Wed, 08/21/2019 - 06:00
For the first time in 15 years divers have explored the Titanic wreck and say it is deteriorating.

The Mystery of the Himalayas’ Skeleton Lake Just Got Weirder

NYT Science - Wed, 08/21/2019 - 03:40
Every summer, hundreds of ancient bones emerge from the ice. A new genetic study helps explain how they got there.

Some Migratory Birds Sleep Better Than Others

NYT Science - Wed, 08/21/2019 - 03:40
The weariest warblers are more likely to sleep with their heads tucked in — saving energy, but making them more vulnerable to predators.

How Many Triangles Are There? Here’s How to Solve the Puzzle

NYT Science - Wed, 08/21/2019 - 02:00
Counting will get you nowhere. Try a little combinatorics instead.

Millions of old gadgets 'stockpiled in drawers'

BBC Science - Tue, 08/20/2019 - 17:15
Public urged to "recycle their tech" as rare, valuable materials in millions of old devices languish in UK homes.

Ready to upgrade? What to do about your old phone

BBC Science - Tue, 08/20/2019 - 16:01
Unwanted devices can contain elements that the world is running out of - so how can you help?

Does the future of farming exist beneath city streets?

BBC Science - Tue, 08/20/2019 - 16:01
In a disused air raid shelter one company is growing crops, but what are the pros and cons of vertical farming?


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