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Geologist blasts society's links with oil firms

BBC Science - Mon, 11/18/2019 - 09:59
A leading London scientist quits the Geological Society over its ties with fossil fuel companies.

Renewable energy: Rise in global wind speed to boost green power

BBC Science - Mon, 11/18/2019 - 09:04
Rising winds could increase energy production from turbines by a third over the next decade.

New hope for trees affected by ash dieback

BBC Science - Mon, 11/18/2019 - 08:01
A study identifies the genetics in ash trees that confers resistance to a deadly disease.

Brazil's Amazon deforestation highest since 2008, space agency says

BBC Science - Mon, 11/18/2019 - 07:12
The rainforest loses 9,762 sq km in 12 months, an increase of nearly 30%, Brazil's space agency says.

Bubble Subs Emerge, and Sink to New Depths

NYT Science - Mon, 11/18/2019 - 02:00
Giant plastic spheres, with walls six inches thick or more, are opening eyes to the deep sea and its strange denizens.

Trump Retreats From Flavor Ban for E-Cigarettes

NYT Science - Sun, 11/17/2019 - 20:31
Advisers say the president pulled back from proposed restrictions intended to curb teenage vaping after he was warned of the political fallout among voters.

Trump Retreats From Flavor Ban for E-Cigarettes

NYT Science - Sun, 11/17/2019 - 20:31
Advisers say the president pulled back from proposed restrictions intended to curb teenage vaping after he was warned of the political fallout among voters.

Climate defenders: The woman helping coal miners to save the planet

BBC Science - Sun, 11/17/2019 - 16:20
Sharan Burrow wants to find alternative livelihoods for coal miners and therefore help protect our climate.

2 Arkansas Chemistry Professors Face Charges of Making Meth

NYT Science - Sun, 11/17/2019 - 12:38
The arrests called to mind the wildly popular television series “Breaking Bad.”

Surgery for Blocked Arteries Is Often Unwarranted, Researchers Find

NYT Science - Sat, 11/16/2019 - 11:00
Drug therapy alone may save lives as effectively as bypass or stenting procedures, a large federal study showed.

Analysis: Large-scale tree planting 'no easy task'

BBC Science - Sat, 11/16/2019 - 06:34
Trees are the latest green battleground in the election campaign, writes BBC Science editor David Shukman.

Bloodhound land speed racer blasts to 628mph

BBC Science - Sat, 11/16/2019 - 02:01
The British jet-powered car goes faster still during trials on a dried-out lakebed in South Africa.

Millions of Ibises Were Mummified. But Where Did Ancient Egypt Get Them?

NYT Science - Sat, 11/16/2019 - 02:00
DNA analysis of the preserved birds found in many catacombs undercuts the explanation that there were large-scale ibis breeding farms.

Leonids Meteor Shower Will Peak in Night Skies

NYT Science - Sat, 11/16/2019 - 02:00
Meteor showers can light up night skies from dusk to dawn, and if you’re lucky you might be able to catch a glimpse.

A 9-Year-Old Is About to Get a University Degree. He Has #giganticplans.

NYT Science - Fri, 11/15/2019 - 10:39
Laurent Simons of Belgium wants to make artificial hearts. He also loves Fortnite and has thousands of followers on Instagram.

How Narwhal the Rescue Puppy May Have Grown a Tail on His Head

NYT Science - Fri, 11/15/2019 - 10:08
The likeliest explanation is not all that cute, some scientists say. But Narwhal is still very cute.

Sentinel for sea-level rise enters testing

BBC Science - Fri, 11/15/2019 - 08:23
The satellite that will maintain the "gold standard" measurement of ocean height is nearly complete.

To Lower Costs, Trump to Force Hospitals to Reveal Price of Care

NYT Science - Fri, 11/15/2019 - 07:48
The federal rule would make hospitals list the prices they negotiate with insurers, allowing consumers to seek better deals for care.

'Alarm' over winter flood prospects in England

BBC Science - Fri, 11/15/2019 - 07:03
The Environment Agency is worried about further flooding this winter after near-record rainfall.

Leaf blowers fatal to declining insects, Germans warned

BBC Science - Fri, 11/15/2019 - 06:30
The government says leaf blowers are "fatal to insects", which are in dramatic decline in Germany.

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