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Could 'invisible barcodes' revolutionise recycling?

BBC Science - Wed, 11/13/2019 - 16:03
A pilot is in progress to see if invisible barcodes on packaging can improve recycling rates.

Which Mammals on Land Migrate the Farthest?

NYT Science - Wed, 11/13/2019 - 12:43
Scientists measured individual distances to compile a Top 5 list of ultramarathon runners of the mammalian kingdom.

Where Wild Turkeys Are So Bold They Knock on the Door for Food

NYT Science - Wed, 11/13/2019 - 11:57
Birds behaving badly are causing a ruckus in Toms River, N.J.

New York Identifies Hospitals and Nursing Homes With Deadly Fungus

NYT Science - Wed, 11/13/2019 - 11:19
The policy change, for the virulent drug-resistant germ Candida auris, came as the C.D.C. reported that more people are dying of drug-resistant infections than it previously estimated.

3 Cows Swept Out to Sea by Hurricane Dorian Are Found Alive

NYT Science - Wed, 11/13/2019 - 10:36
The cows, believed to have been carried out to sea when the storm hit North Carolina, have been spotted hanging out on the Outer Banks.

Bloodhound car returns to the track for brake testing

BBC Science - Wed, 11/13/2019 - 10:19
The British supersonic vehicle trials its airbrake system after a weekend in the repair shop.

Secrets of the largest ape that ever lived

BBC Science - Wed, 11/13/2019 - 10:00
The fossilised tooth of a mysterious extinct ape is shedding new light on the evolution of great apes.

Ebola vaccine approved as second jab trialled

BBC Science - Wed, 11/13/2019 - 09:31
A second Ebola vaccine is to be offered to thousands of people in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

How to Peer Through a Wormhole

NYT Science - Wed, 11/13/2019 - 07:41
Theoretically, the universe may be riddled with tunnels through space and time. Two scientists have now proposed a way to detect the existence of a cosmic escape hatch.

Penn Museum Redesign Aims Beyond Academics

NYT Science - Wed, 11/13/2019 - 06:48
Hundreds of objects from a collection of almost one million artifacts will go on public display for the first time when new galleries open this week.

Hayabusa-2: Japan spacecraft leaves asteroid to head home

BBC Science - Wed, 11/13/2019 - 06:05
Hayabusa-2 will return with samples of the asteroid after its yearlong journey back to Earth.

Venice floods: Climate change behind highest tide in 50 years, says mayor

BBC Science - Wed, 11/13/2019 - 05:11
A state of disaster is declared as the Italian city is hit with a high tide of more than 1.87m.

Could digging up the ocean floor help save the planet?

BBC Science - Wed, 11/13/2019 - 04:10
The seabed is rich in metals, but what damage could mining it cause?

Electric car future may depend on deep sea mining

BBC Science - Wed, 11/13/2019 - 04:02
Demand is soaring for the metal cobalt, an essential ingredient in batteries and abundant on the seabed.

Netherlands forced to slash speed limit to reduce emissions

BBC Science - Wed, 11/13/2019 - 03:49
The daytime motorway limit will be cut to 100km/h (62 mph) in a bid to tackle a pollution crisis.

NASA Renames Object After Uproar Over Old Name’s Nazi Connotations

NYT Science - Wed, 11/13/2019 - 02:00
Scientists said an object four billion miles from Earth would be given a Native American name: Arrokoth. Its previous, informal name, Ultima Thule, had links to the Third Reich.

NASA Renames Object After Uproar Over Old Name’s Nazi Connotations

NYT Science - Wed, 11/13/2019 - 02:00
Scientists said an object four billion miles from Earth would be given a Native American name: Arrokoth. Its previous, informal name, Ultima Thule, had links to the Third Reich.

Looking to Scientists to Expand Eco-Tourism Efforts

NYT Science - Wed, 11/13/2019 - 02:00
Hotels, lodges and resorts are bringing in scientists to conduct serious academic inquiries while also offering nature tours, workshops and classes for guests.

Greta Thunberg to sail to Spain climate summit with YouTubers

BBC Science - Wed, 11/13/2019 - 01:48
The 16-year-old climate activist will sail from the US to Madrid for the COP25 summit.

Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019: The winning image

BBC Science - Tue, 11/12/2019 - 22:21
The winner of this year's competition has been crowned, and it looks a little painful.

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