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Bending It Like Bamboo

NYT Science - Mon, 07/29/2019 - 07:00
Weaver and artist Alison Grace Martin uses non-Euclidean geometry to explore a flexible plant’s architectural potential.

What's a 'Science Princess' doing in Alaska?

BBC Science - Mon, 07/29/2019 - 03:55
Celeste Labedz's picture of herself dressed up as a princess while on a field trip researching glaciers has become a viral hit.

The Creepy Anglerfish Comes to Light. (Just Don’t Get Too Close.)

NYT Science - Mon, 07/29/2019 - 02:37
Increasingly, these ghoulish and improbable denizens of the abyss are being captured on video, revealing an array of surprising behaviors.

The Southern Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower Will Peak in Night Skies

NYT Science - Mon, 07/29/2019 - 02:00
Also called the Aquariids, the shower can light up night skies from dusk to dawn, and if you’re lucky you might be able to see it.

India tiger census shows rapid population growth

BBC Science - Sun, 07/28/2019 - 23:19
PM Narendra Modi says India is "now one of the biggest and most secure habitats of the tiger".

Nasa’s Valkyrie robot could help build Mars base

BBC Science - Sun, 07/28/2019 - 16:13
The semi-autonomous robot is able to use human tools and guide itself across difficult terrain.

Harlan Lane, Vigorous Advocate for Deaf Culture, Dies at 82

NYT Science - Sun, 07/28/2019 - 12:53
Dr. Lane saw the deaf as part of a distinct ethnic group with their own vibrant culture, and he opposed the use of cochlear implants for deaf children.

Chaser, Border Collie Trained to Recognize 1,022 Nouns, Dies at 15

NYT Science - Sat, 07/27/2019 - 15:30
Chaser, often described as “the world’s smartest dog,” made headlines worldwide for being able to identify objects by their names.

‘Would Dad Approve?’ Neil Armstrong’s Heirs Divide Over a Lucrative Legacy

NYT Science - Sat, 07/27/2019 - 02:00
Mr. Armstrong was averse to cashing in on his celebrity. But as the 50th anniversary of the moon landing approached, his sons began auctioning off his memorabilia.

No-deal Brexit 'threatens' UK science industry, says Wellcome Trust

BBC Science - Fri, 07/26/2019 - 18:15
Wellcome Trust chair warns Boris Johnson that Britain will lose out if it "amputates" the EU.

Triceratops Skull, 65 Million Years Old, Unearthed by College Student, 23

NYT Science - Fri, 07/26/2019 - 17:58
Passed over for an air-conditioned summer internship, Harrison Duran instead braved rattlesnakes in a remote area of North Dakota to help make a thrilling discovery.

Should Black People Wear Sunscreen?

NYT Science - Fri, 07/26/2019 - 14:50
Does it make sense for me, a dark-skinned black woman, to wear sunscreen? The answer is more complicated than it may seem.

After Investigation, Neil deGrasse Tyson Will Keep His Job

NYT Science - Fri, 07/26/2019 - 12:15
Dr. Tyson was accused of sexual misconduct. The American Museum of Natural History said he would remain director of the Hayden Planetarium.

Congo Draws Up a New Battle Plan Against Ebola Amid Power Struggle

NYT Science - Fri, 07/26/2019 - 09:20
Following the resignation of the country’s health minister, the president will take over the response and deploy a new vaccine.

Dinosaur bone: Scientists uncover giant femur in France

BBC Science - Fri, 07/26/2019 - 07:19
The two-metre long femur is thought to have belonged to a sauropod from the late Jurassic era.

Proms pay space-aged tribute to Nasa engineer Christopher Kraft

BBC Science - Fri, 07/26/2019 - 06:37
Chris Kraft, who founded Nasa's mission control, is honoured at the Proms after his death this week.

Arctic wildfires: What's caused huge swathes of flames to spread?

BBC Science - Fri, 07/26/2019 - 05:29
The fires are releasing significant amounts of carbon gases, contributing further to global warming.

Tim Flannery: Climate change - very big and fast moving

BBC Science - Fri, 07/26/2019 - 05:23
Tim Flannery, chief councillor of Climate Council Australia warns about the pace of climate change.

Man Dies of ‘Brain-Eating’ Amoeba After Swimming in Lake

NYT Science - Thu, 07/25/2019 - 17:48
Naegleria fowleri, a single-celled organism found in warm freshwater, can be fatal if it enters the body through the nose.

How to Stay Cool During Europe’s Heat Wave

NYT Science - Thu, 07/25/2019 - 14:53
Temperatures are near or above 100 degrees in some places, and air-conditioning can be scarce. Here’s how to find relief in nine popular destinations.

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