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Ice-locked ship to drift over North Pole

BBC Science - 2 hours 22 min ago
German research vessel Polarstern is set for a remarkable year-long expedition in the Arctic.

Sir David Attenborough to present Blue Planet sequel

BBC Science - 3 hours 54 min ago
The sequel to 2001's ocean series is due to be shown later this year on BBC One.

SpaceX Launches Rocket to Internation Space Station

NYT Science - 11 hours 15 min ago
A Falcon 9 rocket from Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corporation, SpaceX, was launched at the John F. Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Sunday, carrying supplies, experiments and cargo to the International Space Station.

SpaceX successfully launches rocket after Saturday setback

BBC Science - 11 hours 23 min ago
The US rocket company sends a cargo ship to resupply the International Space Station.

Elon Musk’s SpaceX Launches Rocket Carrying Space Station Cargo

NYT Science - 13 hours 3 min ago
The company used a new pad for the first rocket launch to take place at Kennedy Space Center in five and a half years.

Gravity probe exceeds performance goals

BBC Science - Sat, 02/18/2017 - 09:23
The long-planned space mission that seeks to detect gravitational waves is on course to be selected this summer.

SpaceX Scrubs Rocket Launch

NYT Science - Sat, 02/18/2017 - 07:30
The company may try again as soon as Sunday to launch the rocket, which carries materials for the space station.

Eclipse to be turned into mega-movies

BBC Science - Sat, 02/18/2017 - 05:07
Citizen photos taken during August's total solar eclipse in the US will be spliced into continuous videos.

Essay: Tax Advice From Lawmakers Turned Lawbreakers

NYT Science - Sat, 02/18/2017 - 02:30
The politicians who not only write laws but also break them know the ins and outs of the tax system. Why not study their examples for a little smart advice?

The Murky Future of Nuclear Power in the United States

NYT Science - Sat, 02/18/2017 - 02:00
A nuclear renaissance fizzles as costs soar, green energy makes gains and regulatory pain rises.

Naica's crystal caves hold long-dormant life

BBC Science - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 23:31
Long-dormant microbes are found inside giant crystals of the Naica mountain caves - and revived.

How the Nuclear Threat From North Korea Has Grown

NYT Science - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 18:17
The country's missile test this month gave weapons monitors a status report on the progress of North Korea's nuclear program. They said there was a significant advance.

Work Stops at C.D.C.’s Top Deadly Germ Lab Over Air Hose Safety

NYT Science - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 15:09
Work has stopped temporarily at the government lab handling viruses like Ebola because air hoses used in safety suits were not tested for breathing safety.

Trilobites: Prey: The Reason Turtles First Came Out of Their Shells

NYT Science - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 10:59
Some researchers think turtles evolved the ability to retract and then stretch their necks to snatch prey, not defend themselves in their shells.

GM hens help build 'frozen aviary' in Edinburgh

BBC Science - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 10:24
Genetically-modified hens that can lay eggs from different poultry breeds are helping scientists set up a "frozen aviary" to conserve rare birds.

Hunched Over a Microscope, He Sketched the Secrets of How the Brain Works

NYT Science - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 07:28
The illustrations of Santiago Ramón y Cajal, the father of modern neuroscience, are featured in the new book “The Beautiful Mind.”

Ocean mapping XPRIZE cuts teams to 21

BBC Science - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 04:55
The international competition to drive innovation in seafloor mapping announces the teams that will take part in its semi-final stage.

Plastic 'nurdles' found littering UK beaches

BBC Science - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 03:27
Billions of tiny plastic lentil-sized pellets can be spotted on UK shores - but how do 'nurdles' get there?

Equations and Inequalities: Math, Race and Fellowship

NYT Science - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 02:00
A free math camp for middle-school students from New York’s poorest neighborhoods was an effort to increase the number of blacks and Latinos with advanced math degrees.

Call for brain donors

BBC Science - Thu, 02/16/2017 - 22:32
Scientists are calling for more people to donate their brains to research to help find cures for mental and psychological disorders.


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