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Trilobites: If Diamonds Are Forever, Your Data Could Be, Too

NYT Science - 57 min 49 sec ago
A new paper suggests that a flawed diamond could be used to store significantly more data than a DVD.

Italy earthquakes: Strong tremors shake central region

BBC Science - 59 min 4 sec ago
Two strong earthquakes hit central Italy, damaging buildings and sending people into the streets.

Trilobites: Prehistoric People Decorated With Cave Lion Pelts

NYT Science - 1 hour 57 min ago
The discovery of nine fossilized claw bones suggests that prehistoric humans may have decorated with animal skins.

You are not watching a live feed from space

BBC Science - 4 hours 14 min ago
Misleading "live" video from the International Space Station stuns the internet.

H.I.V. Arrived in the U.S. Long Before ‘Patient Zero’

NYT Science - 5 hours 58 min ago
The virus appeared in New York as early as 1971, according to a new genetic analysis, and spread from there to San Francisco.

HIV Patient Zero cleared by science

BBC Science - 6 hours 5 min ago
One of the most demonised patients in history - Gaetan Dugas - has been convincingly cleared of reports he spread HIV to the US, say scientists.

Dish to listen for ET around strange star

BBC Science - 9 hours 4 min ago
A $100m initiative to listen for radio signals from aliens is targeting a star with an unusual dimming pattern.

On the Environment: India’s Air-Conditioning and Climate Change Quandary

NYT Science - 9 hours 35 min ago
After a recent climate accord on coolants, India is a poignant example of how climate change imposes a trade-off between the present and future.

Mosquito army released in Zika fight in Brazil & Colombia

BBC Science - 9 hours 55 min ago
Scientists are planning to release millions of modified mosquitoes in urban areas of Brazil and Colombia, in an effort to tackle Zika, dengue and chikungunya viruses.

Scottish scientist dies in Antarctica in snowmobile accident

BBC Science - 12 hours 40 min ago
A Dundee-born scientist dies in Antarctica after the snowmobile he was driving fell into a crevasse.

Wet wipes flushed down toilet block drains says water firms

BBC Science - 13 hours 30 min ago
Millions of pounds are being spent unblocking drains all because of wet wipes being flushed down the toilet.

'Super-parenting' improves children's autism

BBC Science - 14 hours 4 min ago
Training mums and dads as "super parents" can dramatically improve a child's autism, a study shows.

Op-Ed Contributor: Not Just Another Stinky Fish

NYT Science - 15 hours 44 min ago
Menhaden are a key fish in the coastal food chain. Now fishing regulators are considering an ecological approach to managing them.

Parrot fossil unearthed in Siberia

BBC Science - Tue, 10/25/2016 - 17:42
A parrot fossil has been discovered in Siberia - the furthest north these birds have ever been found.

Prince of Wales joins soil boosting project

BBC Science - Tue, 10/25/2016 - 17:39
The Prince of Wales is joining an Anglo-French initiative to improve the condition of the world's soils.

New project to measure UK air pollution from the air

BBC Science - Tue, 10/25/2016 - 16:07
Scientists have carried out their first test flight of a project to measure UK air pollution from the air.

Trilobites: Why Does Fall Foliage Turn So Red and Fiery? It Depends.

NYT Science - Tue, 10/25/2016 - 11:25
Many of the hypotheses for why leaves turn red before they fall off trees in the autumn sound contradictory.

Renewable energy capacity overtakes coal

BBC Science - Tue, 10/25/2016 - 10:18
The International Energy Agency says that the world's capacity to generate electricity from renewable sources has now overtaken coal.

Jo Johnson and Martyn Poliakoff perform scientific test

BBC Science - Tue, 10/25/2016 - 08:57
Science Minister Jo Johnson and Prof Martyn Poliakoff mix politics and science to look at carbon dioxide and the acidification of oceans.

Saturn's weird hexagon changes colour

BBC Science - Tue, 10/25/2016 - 07:59
The mysterious hexagon at Saturn's northern pole has changed colour from blue to gold, scientists have said.


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