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Crusader Without a Cape Sends Out the Bat Signal in New Jersey

NYT Science - 3 hours 41 min ago
Batstock is an annual series of events in Bergen County created by Joseph D’Angeli, who is known in some quarters as the Batman of New Jersey.

One Star Over, a Planet That Might Be Another Earth

NYT Science - 5 hours 38 min ago
Scientists have detected a planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, the closest neighbor to our solar system. It might someday be possible to reach.

Five ways Proxima b find is important

BBC Science - 6 hours 8 min ago
Scientists have discovered a planet similar to Earth that is orbiting our Sun's nearest neighbour, Proxima Centauri.

Earth-sized world 'around nearest star'

BBC Science - 6 hours 8 min ago
Scientists say their investigations of the closest star, Proxima Centauri, show it to have an Earth-sized planet in orbit around it.

In Florida Keys, Some Worry About ‘Science and Government’ More Than Zika

NYT Science - 10 hours 26 min ago
Officials want to test genetically modified mosquitoes built to blunt the spread of dengue and Zika, but many Key Haven residents fear the experiment more than the viruses.

Is depression a state of body not mind?

BBC Science - 12 hours 11 min ago
Prof Ed Bullmore from the University of Cambridge discusses a potential revolution: immunopsychiatry

Bane of the oceans

BBC Science - 12 hours 30 min ago
MPs have recommended banning the tiny particles of plastic called "microbeads" which are used in a number of cosmetics and cleaning products. But why have they taken the move?

Yuval Noah Harari: "We are probably one of the last generations of Homo sapiens."

BBC Science - 14 hours 59 min ago
Historian and author of the international bestseller Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, Yuval Noah Harari speaks about the future of humanity.

China unveils 2020 Mars mission probe and rover

BBC Science - Tue, 08/23/2016 - 21:43
China gives the world a first glimpse of the space probe and rover it plans to use in its first mission to Mars in 2020.

Depression: A revolution in treatment?

BBC Science - Tue, 08/23/2016 - 17:43
Can treating the immune system lead to a revolution in treating depression?

Florida Investigates New Zika Cases on Gulf Coast and in Miami

NYT Science - Tue, 08/23/2016 - 17:38
Officials announced a new case in Pinellas County, on the Gulf Coast, and confirmed four new cases near Miami, where the majority of local cases have been found.

Perfume traces could help to solve crimes

BBC Science - Tue, 08/23/2016 - 16:48
Detecting traces of perfume could help in the fight against crime, a study suggests

MPs call for ban on plastic microbeads

BBC Science - Tue, 08/23/2016 - 16:48
A worldwide ban on plastic microbeads in cosmetics should be imposed as soon as possible, MPs demand.

Hundreds of thousands of dead fish wash up in New Jersey

BBC Science - Tue, 08/23/2016 - 15:15
Hundreds of thousands of fish, commonly known as peanut bunker fish, have washed up dead in a New Jersey creek.

Zika, a Formidable Enemy, Attacks and Destroys Parts of Babies’ Brains

NYT Science - Tue, 08/23/2016 - 08:10
The virus not only causes smaller heads and brains in babies — the signature microcephaly — but damages and delays development, new scans show.

Most nations lack ability to deal with invasive species

BBC Science - Tue, 08/23/2016 - 04:33
Most countries in the world have little capacity to deal effectively with invasive species, a study suggests.

Are you rubbish at recycling?

BBC Science - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 22:33
There has been a massive spike in the amount of recycling that gets rejected.

New badger culling trials given go ahead across England

BBC Science - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 18:46
Badger culls are to be carried out in five new areas of England in a bid to control bovine TB, the BBC learns.

Trilobites: Ötzi the Iceman’s Patchwork Ensemble

NYT Science - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 14:40
A man who lived 5,300 years ago wore a mix-and-match wardrobe, including a bear fur hat, a sheepskin loincloth and a goat coat, DNA shows.

Trilobites: Seeing Through to a Mouse’s Nervous System

NYT Science - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 14:40
Neuroscientists have developed a way to turn mice into transparent images, allowing them to trace neurons from the brain to fingers and toes.

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