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$25 Million in Breakthrough Prizes Given in Science and Math

NYT Science - Sun, 12/04/2016 - 17:16
The awards went to more than a thousand physicists, life scientists and mathematicians in areas like genetics and string theory.

Immune System, Unleashed by Cancer Therapies, Can Attack Organs

NYT Science - Sat, 12/03/2016 - 13:50
Immunotherapy drugs have been hailed as a breakthrough in cancer treatment, but doctors are finding that what makes them effective is also what poses serious risks.

News Report on Global Temperatures Is Wrong, Scientists Say

NYT Science - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 13:01
The report, which first appeared in The Daily Mail and Breitbart News, cited incomplete data and drew incorrect conclusions about climate change, according to experts.

Out There: Twinkle, Twinkle Little [Insert Name Here]

NYT Science - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 11:35
An international astronomy group has published a first set of approved names for 227 stars, seeing that there are more Mimosas and fewer HD 85512s.

Alligator snapping turtle's great escape

BBC Science - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 10:42
A huge alligator snapping turtle got stuck in a blocked drain pipe in Houston, Texas.

Hunter Mitchell raised thousands of dollars to save Osita the rhino.

BBC Science - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 06:24
Hunter Mitchell raised thousands of dollars to save Osita the rhino.

Europe presses ahead with Mars rover

BBC Science - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 05:10
European research ministers meeting in Lucerne, Switzerland, emphatically reaffirm their commitment to putting a robot rover on Mars in 2021.

Sinosphere: Fear, Then Skepticism, Over Antibiotic-Resistant Genes in Beijing Smog

NYT Science - Thu, 12/01/2016 - 23:05
Researchers did not find live bacteria capable of infecting anyone, despite discovering antibiotic-resistant genetic material in the smog.

Four major cities move to ban diesel vehicles by 2025

BBC Science - Thu, 12/01/2016 - 17:59
The leaders of four major global cities say they will stop the use of all diesel powered cars and trucks by the middle of the next decade.

3 Months After Explosion, SpaceX Plans to Launch Rocket Bearing Satellites

NYT Science - Thu, 12/01/2016 - 17:02
The launch hinges on approval by the Federal Aviation Administration, which is reviewing SpaceX’s investigation of the Sept. 1 launchpad explosion.

Russian Spacecraft Carrying Supplies Burns Up in Flight

NYT Science - Thu, 12/01/2016 - 16:06
The cargo ship, which was not carrying any astronauts, disappeared shortly after liftoff, according to Roscosmos, the Russian space agency.

Europe ministers debate space future

BBC Science - Thu, 12/01/2016 - 12:26
Europe's research ministers negotiate over funding for the space station and a rover to land on Mars and search for life.

'Diet is global food policy's elephant in the room'

BBC Science - Thu, 12/01/2016 - 09:35
Global food policy needs to shift way from focusing on feeding people enough calories to nourishing people, say leading food experts.

Sutton Hoo bitumen links Syria with Anglo-Saxon England

BBC Science - Thu, 12/01/2016 - 09:18
Analysis of black organic fragments found in the Sutton Hoo boat burial reveals they are bitumen from Syria.

Trilobites: Four New Names Officially Added to the Periodic Table of Elements

NYT Science - Thu, 12/01/2016 - 09:05
Please welcome to the periodic table: Nihonium, Moscovium, Tennessine and Oganesson, discovered and then named by Japanese, Russian and American scientists.

Contact lost with ISS supply craft

BBC Science - Thu, 12/01/2016 - 08:35
The Russian space agency Roscosmos says it has lost contact with an unmanned cargo ship heading for the International Space Station.

Buzz Aldrin Is Evacuated From the South Pole After Falling Ill

NYT Science - Thu, 12/01/2016 - 07:39
The former astronaut and second man to walk on the moon was flown to New Zealand after he arrived for a private tour.

Great Barrier Reef Threatened by Climate Change, Chemicals and Sediment

NYT Science - Thu, 12/01/2016 - 07:20
An Australian government report to Unesco says the risks are well-managed, but it also paints a grim picture of the scale of protecting the area.

Buzz Aldrin evacuated from South Pole

BBC Science - Thu, 12/01/2016 - 05:28
Buzz Aldrin, the second man on the Moon, is evacuated from the South Pole after falling ill.

Sinosphere: Whistle-Blowing AIDS Doctor Reflects on Roots of Epidemic in China

NYT Science - Thu, 12/01/2016 - 04:38
Dr. Gao Yaojie, who has tied the epidemic to an unsanitary network of blood sales, discussed what she considers the still-untold truth about AIDS in China.

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