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SpaceX completes launch and landing double bill

BBC Science - 2 hours 39 min ago
The US rocket company makes two launches twice in just over 24 hours.

Elias Burstein, Pioneer in Semiconductors, Dies at 99

NYT Science - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 16:59
Mr. Burstein was one of the first scientists to use lasers to do research on semiconductors and insulators, and held patents for a method to increase the semiconducting capacity of silicon.

Q. & A.: Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: ‘The Mind of God’

NYT Science - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 14:57
The neurologist Jay Lombard discusses the brain and its connection to what he describes as our deeper, spiritual underpinnings.

Cuts to Medicaid May Limit Access to Nursing Homes

NYT Science - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 13:18
Medicaid, targeted by Republicans’ health care bills, pays for most of the 1.4 million elderly people in nursing homes. Cutbacks to the program may limit their care.

Pandas in Berlin: Meng Meng and Jiao Qing arrive in new home

BBC Science - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 08:25
Meng Meng and Jiao Qing arrive in Germany from China ahead of a visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping.

At Nursing Homes, Medicaid Cuts Would Reach Even the Upper Middle Class

NYT Science - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 07:46
Medicaid, targeted by Republicans’ health care bill, pays for most of the 1.4 million elderly people in nursing homes, some of whom do not know they are on it.

John E. Sarno, N.Y.U. Rehabilitation Doctor, Dies at 93

NYT Science - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 20:01
Dr. Sarno maintained that most nontraumatic instances of chronic pain are physical manifestations of deep-seated psychological anxieties.

Senate Health Plan Falls Short of Promise for Cheaper Care, Experts Say

NYT Science - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 18:02
Republicans and President Trump have said a new health law would make it easier and more affordable to get care. But the opposite may be true.

The Times’s Resident Expert for a World on Fire

NYT Science - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 17:45
Canada, Portugal, London: How the fire expertise of our Phoenix bureau chief informs our global reporting.

Trilobites: Solving the Scorching Mystery of the Sun’s Erupting Plasma Jets

NYT Science - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 14:24
After decades of study, scientists have developed a model to explain how violent solar spicules form.

Yellowstone grizzly: Endangered or not?

BBC Science - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 14:11
The Yellowstone grizzlies are about to be taken off the endangered species list - after they were first added more than 40 years ago.

Trilobites: Waves Above the Earth May Have Once Caused a ‘Nocturnal Sun’

NYT Science - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 13:57
Historical observations of bright nights that were almost like daytime have a new explanation in forces of the upper atmosphere.

Turkey Drops Evolution From Curriculum, Angering Secularists

NYT Science - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 10:39
A chapter on evolution will no longer appear in ninth graders’ textbooks because it is considered too “controversial” an idea, an education official said.

Splish splashing spinning gorilla

BBC Science - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 02:13
Zola has been cooling off in his favourite blue swimming pool at Dallas Zoo.

Xi Jinping Is Set for a Big Gamble With China’s Carbon Trading Market

NYT Science - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 21:01
A carbon trading program is shaping up as a big policy retort to President Trump’s decision to quit the Paris accord. But getting local industries on board will be a challenge.

Watched chimps change their hunting habits

BBC Science - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 18:42
Wild chimpanzees have changed their hunting strategies in response to being watched and followed by scientists, observations suggest.

How the presence of humans can affect chimp hunting habits

BBC Science - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 18:12
Two chimp 'tribes' have developed different hunting habits in response to human presence.

Future of energy on show in Kazakhstan

BBC Science - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 16:55
Kazakhstan's Expo 2017 provides a taste of what could be the future of greener and renewable energy.

Insurers Battle Families Over Costly Drug for Fatal Disease

NYT Science - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 15:50
The case of Exondys 51 poses emotionally charged issues for families of young boys with a rare illness, who are fighting companies to get coverage for an expensive drug approved on a lower bar of proof.

14 Years Old. Losing Muscle Every Day.

NYT Science - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 15:24
Nicolas is 14 and has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, which is robbing him of his muscles — and his life. A new and expensive drug may help, but can he get it?

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