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Rare rhino death leaves just four

BBC Science - 5 hours 45 min ago
One of the last five Northern White Rhino left in the world has died.

Structural secret of T. rex's teeth

BBC Science - 7 hours 13 min ago
New research reveals the key to the unique serrated tooth structure that made carnivorous theropod dinosaurs such successful predators.

VIDEO: Chimps eating clay 'as supplement'

BBC Science - 9 hours 27 min ago
A community of chimpanzees in Uganda is increasingly eating clay to boost their mineral intake, research suggests.

Pair due in court over Cecil the lion

BBC Science - 9 hours 57 min ago
A Zimbabwean hunter and farm owner are due to appear in court in Victoria Falls on poaching charges over the killing of famed lion Cecil.

How ant armies move massive meals

BBC Science - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 22:12
In a new study, physicists reveal how ants co-operate to carry huge chunks of food back to their nests.

VIDEO: Scientists fear robotic weapons

BBC Science - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 15:07
More than 1,000 scientists, including Stephen Hawking, have called for a ban on developing artificial intelligence for military use and to build robotic weapons.

Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo Crash Traced to Co-Pilot Error

NYT Science - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 14:25
Federal investigators said the manufacturer failed to consider that a pilot might prematurely unlock a mechanism for the space plane’s descent.









VIDEO: Virgin Galactic crash: Brakes blamed

BBC Science - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 12:12
Investigators have said a Virgin Galactic spaceship crash was caused by structural failure after the co-pilot unlocked a braking system early.

Braking error led to spaceship crash

BBC Science - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 09:31
Investigators say a fatal Virgin Galactic spaceship crash last year was caused by structural failure after the co-pilot unlocked a braking system early.

Ancient tooth found in French cave

BBC Science - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 08:57
A human tooth dating to around 565,000 years ago has been found by a 16-year-old volunteer in France.

First English US founders identified

BBC Science - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 08:33
Scientists identify the remains of four English men who were among the early leaders of Virginia's Jamestown settlement - the first successful British colony.

Remains of Early Colonial Jamestown Leaders Are Identified

NYT Science - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 08:30
The discovery is the first to identify such high-status early European colonists at Jamestown, and it is likely to renew interest in the study of the colony, researchers said.









Chick has surgery on broken beak

BBC Science - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 01:37
A kite chick in Gloucestershire which broke its beak after growing too big inside its egg, undergoes reconstructive surgery.

Neolithic house discovery at Avebury

BBC Science - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 01:36
Archaeologists believe they may have found the remains of a house where people who built Avebury stone circle may have lived.

EU satellite gears up for data flood

BBC Science - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 01:35
Europe's Sentinel-2a satellite, which will "carpet map" the Earth's land surface day-in, day-out, is on course to go into full operation in early or mid-October.

Tech experts caution on killer AI

BBC Science - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 01:11
More than 1,000 tech experts, scientists and researchers have written a letter warning about the dangers of autonomous weapons.

Sanofi to Join Regeneron in Quest to Unleash Immune System on Cancer

NYT Science - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 22:00
The French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi will be partnering with the biotech company Regeneron Pharmaceuticals to develop drugs that harness the body’s immune system to fight cancer.









Pictish fort 'is Scotland's oldest'

BBC Science - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 16:54
A Pictish fort uncovered during an archaeological dig on the Aberdeenshire coast is believed to be Scotland's oldest.

Hillary Clinton Lays Out Climate Change Plan

NYT Science - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 16:44
Focusing on an issue that resonates with Democrats, Mrs. Clinton set a goal to produce 33 percent of the nation’s electricity from renewable sources by 2027.









VIDEO: Chasing Britain's most threatened duck

BBC Science - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 16:30
Why conservationists in the Scottish Highlands are chasing the UK's most threatened breeding duck.

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