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China's colossal radio telescope begins testing

BBC Science - 2 hours 49 min ago
The world's largest radio telescope has received its first signals from space and is now entering an intensive testing phase.

Poor food 'risks health of half the world'

BBC Science - Sat, 09/24/2016 - 18:28
As the population grows over the next 20 years half the world will be left malnourished, an independent panel of experts on food and agriculture warns.

Grand Canyon in blue

BBC Science - Sat, 09/24/2016 - 16:38
President Barack Obama has created the first underwater national monument off the US east coast, protecting a vast ecosystem of canyons and extinct volcanoes. It is home to thousands of rare species, but is also a source of controversy.

How to encourage hedgehogs into your garden

BBC Science - Sat, 09/24/2016 - 16:34
A hedgehog officer explains how to help hedgehogs in your garden

Jack Garman, Whose Judgment Call Saved Moon Landing, Dies at 72

NYT Science - Sat, 09/24/2016 - 12:28
Mr. Garman was at a back-room console on July 20, 1969, when Neil Armstrong told mission control of a possible computer systems overload. “As long as it doesn’t reoccur, it’s fine,” Mr. Garman said.

Data Points: Where Ice Once Crushed Ships, Open Water Beckons

NYT Science - Sat, 09/24/2016 - 11:30
Two voyages to the Northwest Passage, separated by nearly two centuries, underscore the big changes underway in the Arctic as the planet warms.

Deep divisions over elephants to dominate key species meeting

BBC Science - Sat, 09/24/2016 - 03:34
The world's biggest conference on species protection has opened in South Africa amid differing views on the survival of elephants.

Horses can communicate with us - scientists

BBC Science - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 16:13
Horses have joined a select club of animals that can communicate by pointing to symbols, say scientists.

Op-Ed Contributor: Why Industrial Farms Are Good for the Environment

NYT Science - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 09:52
Technology has helped make them more sustainable than at any time in history.

The Saturday Profile: An Expert on Chinese Medicine, but No New Age Healer

NYT Science - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 06:30
Paul U. Unschuld has done more to promote Chinese medicine than perhaps any other Westerner, but he sees it more as a clue to the culture than as an exotic cure.

Sinosphere: Chinese City Urges Comrades to Do Their Part and Reproduce

NYT Science - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 04:11
The appeal by Yichang officials, coming so soon after the end of the national one-child policy, was met with howls of amazement and resentment on social media.

What in the World: Australia Is Not as Down Under as Everyone Thinks It Is

NYT Science - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 02:00
That map of Australia you have? It’s wrong. And the whole country is going to officially relocate north to correct the error.

Bird flu poses threat to penguins - scientists

BBC Science - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 02:00
Flu carried by migratory birds poses a risk to penguins living in Antarctica, scientists warn.

Species body says extra elephant protection could boost ivory trade

BBC Science - Thu, 09/22/2016 - 18:55
The body tasked with managing trade in endangered species will oppose efforts to increase global protection for elephants, saying it could spark a new trade in ivory.

Dry tropical forests 'overlooked and under threat'

BBC Science - Thu, 09/22/2016 - 18:49
Tropical dry forests are among the most threatened habitats on the planet, yet remain overlooked by scientists and conservationists, warn researchers.

UK researchers tap into China's scientific powerhouse

BBC Science - Thu, 09/22/2016 - 17:37
The government is to outline its plans to strengthen collaborative research between the UK and China.

Ig Nobel win for Alpine 'goat man'

BBC Science - Thu, 09/22/2016 - 16:06
A British man who lived in the Swiss Alps as a goat for three days wins one of this year's Ig Nobel prizes.

Trilobites: In the Wild, Goldfish Turn From Pet to Pest

NYT Science - Thu, 09/22/2016 - 13:11
Your pet goldfish may seem tiny and harmless. But in the wild, they can take down entire ecosystems.

Four rare white lions cubs born in Poland

BBC Science - Thu, 09/22/2016 - 12:50
Four rare white lion cubs have been born in a zoo in Poland.

Scientists solve singing fish mystery

BBC Science - Thu, 09/22/2016 - 10:58
Scientists bring singing fish into their lab to work out the biological secret of an aquatic creature that hums at night.


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