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Hospitals Stand to Lose Billions Under ‘Medicare for All’

NYT Science - 7 hours 13 min ago
Private insurance pays hospitals much more than the federal government does for patient care. If Medicare for all means Medicare rates, expect an industry backlash.

The Lyrids Meteor Shower Will Peak in Night Skies

NYT Science - 17 hours 31 min ago
It can light up night skies from dusk to dawn, and if you’re lucky you might be able to see it.

SpaceX capsule suffers 'anomaly' during tests in Florida

BBC Science - Sat, 04/20/2019 - 23:29
There are plans to launch a manned mission to the International Space Station later this year.

A Leading Cause for Wrongful Convictions: Experts Overstating Forensic Results

NYT Science - Sat, 04/20/2019 - 05:00
These three men spent decades in prison as a result of statistical exaggerations. They were among 150 men and women released from prison after their wrongful convictions were overturned in 2018.

Trilobites: Watch a Flower That Seems to Remember When Pollinators Will Come Calling

NYT Science - Sat, 04/20/2019 - 02:00
A colorful Peruvian plant dispenses its pollen according to a savvy, memory-based system, new research suggests.

Judge Delivers Major Setback to Trump Policy to Increase Coal Mining on Federal Land

NYT Science - Fri, 04/19/2019 - 19:44
The Interior Department acted illegally when it sought to lift an Obama-era moratorium on coal mining on public lands, a court found.

Are plants a necessity or a luxury?

BBC Science - Fri, 04/19/2019 - 17:02
A new campaign says we should pay less tax on plants because they are good for the environment and mental health.

Tulips from the air: Artist drawn to beauty of Norfolk flowers

BBC Science - Fri, 04/19/2019 - 16:04
It is their "beauty of colour and space that makes me keep coming back", artist says.

What They Left Behind: Legacies of the Recently Departed

NYT Science - Fri, 04/19/2019 - 12:58
Some gems from the life’s work of people remembered in obituaries in The New York Times.

Gene Wolfe, Acclaimed Science Fiction Writer, Dies at 87

NYT Science - Fri, 04/19/2019 - 11:39
His four-book series “The Book of the New Sun” is considered one of the major works of the genre.

Emma Thompson: 'If I could fly cleanly, I would'

BBC Science - Fri, 04/19/2019 - 07:04
Actress Emma Thompson defends her decision to fly to London from the US to attend a climate change protest.

David Attenborough climate change TV show a 'call to arms'

BBC Science - Fri, 04/19/2019 - 02:27
The BBC's Climate Change - The Facts, presented by Sir David Attenborough, is praised by TV critics.

Norwich Cathedral peregrine falcons: A photographer's passion

BBC Science - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 16:28
Chris Skipper has been photographing urban peregrines nesting at Norwich Cathedral for nearly a decade.

Kentucky’s Senator McConnell Supports Bill to Raise Minimum Age to Buy Tobacco to 21

NYT Science - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 15:13
Seeking re-election to a seventh term, the senator cited the rise in teenage vaping as a reason to curtail sales of tobacco and other products.

Airline Warns of Measles After Flight Attendant Falls Ill

NYT Science - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 12:19
The woman is in a coma after contracting the disease, and passengers on a flight from J.F.K. to Tel Aviv are told to watch for symptoms.

This Genetic Mutation Makes People Feel Full — All the Time

NYT Science - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 08:51
Two new studies confirm that weight control is often the result of genetics, not willpower.

Critic’s Pick: Celestial Visions on the Met Roof

NYT Science - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 07:52
High above Manhattan, Alicja Kwade’s planetary sculpture captures the music of the spheres.

Climate change: Sir David Attenborough warns of 'catastrophe'

BBC Science - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 05:42
Veteran naturalist's BBC programme on climate change is his strongest warning yet on threat of rising temperatures.

'Giant lion' fossil found in Kenya museum drawer

BBC Science - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 02:42
The bones of the huge creature belong to a new species which roamed east Africa 20 million years ago.

Democrats Are United on Climate Change, but Not on What to Do About It

NYT Science - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 02:15
The New York Times sent a climate policy survey to the 2020 Democrats. All of them want to stick to the Paris Agreement. Beyond that, the questions get harder.

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