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Photo of butchered rhino wins top award

BBC Science - 5 hours 38 min ago
A shocking image of a dehorned black rhino makes Brent Stirton Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

Volcanoes Helped Violent Revolts Erupt in Ancient Egypt

NYT Science - 8 hours 15 min ago
During the Ptolemaic Period, fluctuations in Nile flooding triggered by eruptions may have led to violent uprisings, researchers report.

How Dennis Overbye Makes Space-Time Relatable

NYT Science - 8 hours 27 min ago
From exosolar planets to colliding stars, The Times’s cosmic affairs correspondent introduces readers to the universe they live in.

Trilobites: A Mushroom Out of a Fairy Tale That You Might Find in the Forest

NYT Science - 13 hours 18 min ago
Recently mushroom hunters have been sharing photos of the fly agaric, which has a reputation for strange and dangerous effects when ingested by other living things.

Patents For Restasis Are Invalidated, Opening Door to Generics

NYT Science - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 16:07
The ruling, by a federal judge in Texas, is a setback for Allergan, which had transferred the patents to a Mohawk tribe in order to protect them.

It Was Universe-Shaking Announcement. But What Exactly Are Neutron Star Collisions?

NYT Science - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 14:24
Here are answers to some questions you might have about the discovery that was announced on Monday.

'Big, bad wolf' image flawed - scientists

BBC Science - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 13:35
New research casts doubt on the idea that dogs are naturally more tolerant and friendly than wolves.

Trilobites: Fish Depression Is Not a Joke

NYT Science - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 11:56
Fish can get depressed, just like you, and that could make them a good model organism for studying depression in people.

Raising Concerns About a Widely Used Test to Measure Fertility

NYT Science - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 10:24
New research shows that the number of eggs a woman has left doesn’t necessarily predict her ability to conceive naturally.

Neutron stars: Sound of collision recorded for first time

BBC Science - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 08:44
It's the first time this noise has ever been detected.

Dead star merger ripples across space

BBC Science - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 07:20
Scientists detect the warping of space generated by the collision of two neutron stars.

LIGO Detects Fierce Collision of Neutron Stars for the First Time

NYT Science - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 07:00
Seen and heard, the fireball is a stunning breakthrough into kilonovas, bursts of energy believed to produce metals like gold and uranium in the universe.

Detecting a Kilonova Explosion

NYT Science - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 07:00
For the first time, astronomers have seen and heard a pair of neutron stars collide in a crucible of cosmic alchemy.

How this camel ended up in Norway

BBC Science - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 04:57
The Saetereng family are trying to live a sustainable lifestyle in Akkarfjord, northern Norway.

The New Health Care: How a Healthy Economy Can Shorten Life Spans

NYT Science - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 04:00
In general, prosperity brings better health. But economic booms are also associated with air pollution, stress and car accidents.

Trilobites: It’s One of North America’s Quietest Places. Along Came a Bear.

NYT Science - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 02:00
When scientists salvaged recordings from a remote spot in a national park in Alaska, they heard footsteps, sniffs, huffs, a series of crunches, then silence.

Full reheat

BBC Science - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 01:36
World Land Speed record holder Andy Green describes the sensation of starting up the Bloodhound supersonic car for the first time.

A Gun to His Head as a Child. In Prison as an Adult.

NYT Science - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 02:00
Taking childhood trauma into account means asking inmates ‘What happened to you?’ instead of ‘What is wrong with you?’

‘Allah’ Is Found on Viking Funeral Clothes

NYT Science - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 08:35
The discovery of the Arabic characters in boat graves has raised questions about the influence of Islam in Scandinavia.

Australia Debates: Does Warming Planet Really Need More Coal?

NYT Science - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 05:33
Backers of a giant mine promise thousands of jobs, but the plan has provoked one of the most fervent environmental campaigns in Australian history.

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