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Huge sand dune designed to prevent major gas terminal falling into sea

BBC Science - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 06:09
In a UK first, a 7m high barrier of sand is being created to help stop the coastline from crumbling.

Vast sand scheme to protect Norfolk coast

BBC Science - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 06:02
Nearly two million cubic metres of sand is being shifted to a stretch of the Norfolk coast to protect it from the sea.

Apollo 11 Anniversary: Everything You Need to Read on the Moon Landing

NYT Science - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 05:45
The New York Times has been covering the anniversary of the moon landing, looking back at the event’s meaning and forward to humankind’s next giant leaps in space.

The Story of 8 Unforgettable Words About Apollo 11

NYT Science - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 04:35
John Noble Wilford recounts some of what went into writing the story of humanity’s giant leap for the July 21, 1969, edition of The New York Times.

Red List: Extinction threat to overlooked species

BBC Science - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 04:02
Fish, snails and fungi join a list of threatened species, as conservationists say small, slimy species have been overlooked.

Electric car models to triple in Europe by 2021

BBC Science - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 00:23
A European lobby group says the range of electric car models available to consumers is getting better.

Hawaiian Elders Arrested Trying to Block Telescope Construction

NYT Science - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 20:24
When completed, the Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea’s summit is expected to be the largest telescope in the Northern Hemisphere. But its construction has drawn heated opposition.

Johnson and Hunt told no-deal Brexit 'threat to research'

BBC Science - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 16:33
The Royal Society tells the Tory leadership candidates the UK collaborates more with the EU than the US.

Georgia Beachgoers Save Stranded Pilot Whales in Dramatic Rescue

NYT Science - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 16:24
After a pod of whales washed up on the shores of St. Simons Island, dozens of people raced to push them out to sea.

Should I offset my summer holiday flights?

BBC Science - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 16:14
As more of us worry about our carbon emissions, how can you offset your air travel?

Fewer Inspections for Aging Nuclear Plants, Regulators Propose

NYT Science - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 16:06
The proposal would significantly weaken or reduce the number and rigor of its safety inspections at the nation's 59 nuclear plants.

The Apollo 11 Mission Was Also a Global Media Sensation

NYT Science - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 15:36
The satellites were finally ready to beam images back to Earth in 1969. And some 600 million people watched the event live.

Earlier Ebola Outbreaks, and How the World Overcame Them

NYT Science - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 14:59
Hemorrhagic fever inspires almost mythic terror, but whether it can be beaten depends more on people than on medical advances.

Intensive Anti-H.I.V. Efforts Meet With Mixed Success in Africa

NYT Science - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 14:00
Scientists tested a costly approach to curbing the AIDS epidemic: Test everyone in the community, and treat anyone who is infected.

Sounding alert about vanishing US coastlines

BBC Science - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 13:55
A new photography book captures the environmental threat to America's coastal region.

Ebola Outbreak in Congo Is Declared a Global Health Emergency

NYT Science - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 12:57
The World Health Organization issued the order as the ebola virus has infected more than 2,500 people and killed more than 1,660.

Congo’s Ebola Outbreak Is Declared a Global Health Emergency

NYT Science - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 11:39
The World Health Organization issued the order as the ebola virus has infected more than 2,500 people and killed more than 1,660.

Dolphin megapod spotted off California coast swimming alongside boat

BBC Science - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 09:25
Onlookers watched as a huge pod of dolphins - known as a super- or megapod - swam alongside them.

Chennai, the city where drought is visible from space

BBC Science - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 06:36
Chennai is India's sixth largest city, but its residents are relying on trucks and trains to bring them water.

To Make It to the Moon, Women Have to Escape Earth’s Gender Bias

NYT Science - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 05:21
The Apollo program was designed by men, for men. But NASA can learn from its failures as it aims to send women to the moon and beyond.

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