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Feather Fancy

NYT Science - 1 hour 33 min ago
The likes and dislikes of females produced a lot of different looking species of southern capuchino seedeaters.

ScienceTake: How Demands of Female Birds Changed the DNA of a Species

NYT Science - 1 hour 44 min ago
Researchers found the minimal changes in DNA that have produced nine different species of southern capuchino seedeaters.

Endangered turtle set free in Florida

BBC Science - 2 hours 11 min ago
Antibiotics and vitamins helped the injured loggerhead sea turtle back to health in Marathon, in the Florida Keys.

Schiaparelli: Crashed lander was ill-prepared for Mars

BBC Science - 2 hours 49 min ago
The crashed European spacecraft Schiaparelli was ill-prepared for its attempt at landing on the surface of Mars, a report suggests.

Trilobites: How Whales Became the Biggest Animals on the Planet

NYT Science - 6 hours 13 min ago
Species like the blue whale became so big only in the past 4.5 million years, a result of changes to the food supply in the oceans, scientists say.

Fig Leaves Are Out. What to Wear to Be Kind to the Planet?

NYT Science - 10 hours 13 min ago
Finding environmentally friendly apparel can be a challenge. Here’s a guide to smarter choices in fabrics and clothing.

Inside the Svalbard Global Seed Vault

NYT Science - 10 hours 44 min ago
The Svalbard Global Seed Vault, a safeguard of the world’s most important crops, flooded after permafrost surrounding the entrance thawed in Norway. Look inside in 360 degrees.

Flamingo balancing act saves energy

BBC Science - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 18:28
Flamingos expend less energy standing on one leg than in a two-legged stance, scientists confirm.

Cuts to AIDS Treatment Programs Could Cost a Million Lives

NYT Science - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 17:51
Researchers said at least one million people would die worldwide if the Trump administration’s proposed funding cuts to public health programs were enacted.

Proposed Rules Would Allow U.S. to Track and Destroy Drones

NYT Science - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 15:57
Citing security threats, the Trump administration has asked Congress to give the federal government sweeping powers regarding drones over domestic soil.

Trump Budget Proposes Deep Cuts in Energy Innovation Programs

NYT Science - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 13:16
The spending plan also calls for raising billions of dollars by opening up public lands to oil and gas drilling and selling oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.

W.H.O. Elects Ethiopia’s Tedros as New Director General

NYT Science - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 09:32
Tedros Adhanom Gheybreysus of Ethiopia was chosen after two rounds of voting in a closed session by 185 health ministers.

California Engages World, and Fights Washington, on Climate Change

NYT Science - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 02:00
The state has been at the leading edge of the resistance to President Trump. But of all the battles, none has the global implications of climate change.

Herd knowledge

BBC Science - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 18:16
As a warming climate threatens traditional food supplies in the Arctic, one rural Alaskan village is flying in hundreds of reindeer by cargo plane. James Cook went to find out why.

The DNA detective

BBC Science - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 18:14
A man abandoned as a baby 61 years ago traced his family using a DNA detective. But what do they do?

U.S. Forests Shifting With Climate Change

NYT Science - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 13:27
A warmer, wetter climate is helping push dozens of Eastern U.S. trees to the north and, surprisingly, west, a new study finds.

Frozen 'space sperm' passes fertility test

BBC Science - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 13:23
Viable mouse sperm stored in space gives hope for sperm banks on the Moon, a Japanese team says.

Lean-burn physiology gives Sherpas peak-performance

BBC Science - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 12:32
Nepalese mountain guides have a physiology that uses oxygen more efficiently lowlanders.

Freeze-Dried Mouse Sperm Survives Trip in Space

NYT Science - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 12:00
Although tests did find slightly increased DNA damage, compared with freeze-dried earth sperm, the space version did the job when it came to fertilizing eggs.

U.S. Nuclear History Offers Clues to North Korea’s Progress

NYT Science - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 10:36
Clues suggest the North is developing thermonuclear fuels, particularly to enhance its atom bombs.

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