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New Estimate for an Oil Leak: A Thousand Times Worse Than Rig Owner Says

NYT Science - 1 hour 1 min ago
The leak, about 12 miles off the Louisiana coast, has been releasing oil and gas into the Gulf of Mexico since 2004, when a bundle of undersea pipes ruptured.

Risk for Dementia May Increase With Long-Term Use of Certain Medicines

NYT Science - 1 hour 23 min ago
Here’s what research suggests about a class of drugs called anticholinergics, which treat a wide range of ailments, from depression to bladder issues.

How ‘The Twilight Zone’ First Saw Man on the Moon

NYT Science - 2 hours 24 min ago
The 1959 pilot episode, airing a decade before the first moon landing, bore what would become the series’ hallmark: narrating Cold War anxieties through a mix of science and superstition.

Mars Released a Puff of Gas. Now the Gas Is Past.

NYT Science - 3 hours 55 min ago
Last week, NASA’s Curiosity rover detected a belch of natural gas on the red planet. The gas has since dissipated, leaving only a mystery.

Botox Maker Allergan Is Sold to AbbVie in $63 Billion Deal

NYT Science - 6 hours 33 min ago
Allergan would give AbbVie a potent source of popular treatments as it faces the loss of patent protection for its best-selling drug, Humira.

'Jet in a box' powers remote Halley Antarctic base

BBC Science - 9 hours 55 min ago
Engineers succeed in automating science experiments at the UK's Halley research station.

Rhino release: Epic journey to freedom in Rwanda

BBC Science - 10 hours 46 min ago
Five zoo-born eastern black rhinos have been transported from Europe to Africa.

Nasa puts up deep-space atomic clock

BBC Science - 12 hours 9 min ago
The miniaturised timepiece will be used to overhaul deep-space navigation if it proves its worth.

A Plan to Mine the Minnesota Wilderness Hit a Dead End. Then Trump Became President.

NYT Science - 13 hours 13 min ago
The project’s reversal of fortunes has angered environmentalists and focused attention on an unusual connection between a Chilean billionaire and President Trump’s family.

Rhino release: European parks bring animals to Rwanda

BBC Science - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 22:21
Five critically endangered rhinos from European zoos are flown to Rwanda to be released into the wild.

SpaceX Falcon Heavy’s 3rd Launch — How to Watch

NYT Science - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 21:24
The powerful rocket will carry an assortment of cargo to orbit, including a solar sail, an atomic clock and the ashes of 152 people.

A Barnyard Mystery: Are the Chicks Male or Female?

NYT Science - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 11:46
It’s easy to tell an adult rooster from an adult hen. But when they’re just chicks? That requires considerable expertise.

Drug Companies Are Focusing on the Poor After Decades of Ignoring Them

NYT Science - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 11:33
The pharmaceutical industry once sued to keep AIDS drugs from dying Africans. Now companies boast of their efforts to get medicines to the developing world.

A Boy Who Had Spinal Surgery in the Womb Stands on His Own Two Feet

NYT Science - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 08:25
Operating before birth can minimize nerve damage caused by severe defects in tissue around the spinal column.

Raspberry Pi used to steal data from Nasa lab

BBC Science - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 03:24
Lax security at a Nasa lab let a hacker lurk on the agency's network for almost a year, says report.

How NASA Sold the Science and Glamour of Space Travel

NYT Science - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 02:31
At the time of the Apollo 11 lunar landing mission in the 1960s, some Americans had reservations about the wisdom of reaching for the stars when troubles swelled on Earth.

Can ‘Big Data’ Help Fight Big Fires? Firefighters Are Betting on It

NYT Science - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 02:00
As wildfires grow more intense, fire chiefs in Southern California are looking to big data and machine learning for help in managing fast-moving blazes.

Nasa's Curiosity Mars rover senses methane spike

BBC Science - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 01:29
Nasa's Mars robot records its largest measurement yet of methane in the Red Planet's air.

CO2 and how it links manure and fizzy drinks

BBC Science - Sun, 06/23/2019 - 16:45
Roger Harrabin looks at how manure could help to deal with CO2.

Climate change: Cashing in on CO2

BBC Science - Sun, 06/23/2019 - 16:07
Scientists say carbon dioxide can be used to benefit humanity instead of overheating the planet.


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