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Trump straws: How the US president is using straws to beat liberals with

BBC Science - Thu, 07/25/2019 - 14:43
Why Trump is selling plastic straws at $15 a pack - and using them as a stick to beat liberals with.

Neil Armstrong Died After Heart Surgery. That May Have Been Avoided.

NYT Science - Thu, 07/25/2019 - 14:21
Hundreds of thousands of Americans have coronary bypass surgery each year, and few die. Here’s what experts say happened to a national hero.

‘Honeyland’ Review: The Sting and the Sweetness

NYT Science - Thu, 07/25/2019 - 12:50
A documentary about a Macedonian beekeeper’s conflict with her neighbors becomes a lyrical environmental fable.

Juul Targeted Schools, Camps and Youth Programs, House Panel Claims

NYT Science - Thu, 07/25/2019 - 10:51
House Democrats opened the second day of hearings into the e-cigarette company’s marketing and philanthropic activities. Juul executives were to testify.

A Brutal Disease Kills Monkeys. Flies Could Be Spreading It.

NYT Science - Thu, 07/25/2019 - 08:18
A downside of social living among monkeys and chimpanzees, a new study suggests, is being at greater risk of deadly disease.

Automakers, Rejecting Trump Pollution Rule, Strike a Deal With California

NYT Science - Thu, 07/25/2019 - 08:06
Four of the world’s largest automakers, including the Ford Motor, have struck a deal with California to reduce tailpipe pollution.

Tree Stumps Are Dead, Right? This One Was Alive

NYT Science - Thu, 07/25/2019 - 06:34
When two ecologists hiking in New Zealand discovered this stump, they had to figure out how it could still be alive.

Glimpsing Our Post-Consumption Future at the Cooper Hewitt

NYT Science - Thu, 07/25/2019 - 06:00
The Design Triennial envisions the possibilities for algae, yeast and other nonpolluting materials. Will they help save the planet?

Hawaii TMT: Desecrating sacred land or finding new frontiers?

BBC Science - Thu, 07/25/2019 - 00:43
Plans for a powerful new telescope on a sacred site in Hawaii have created rifts among islanders.

Moody’s Buys Climate Data Firm, Signaling New Scrutiny of Climate Risks

NYT Science - Wed, 07/24/2019 - 22:06
The bond-rating agency's purchase of Four Twenty Seven suggests that governments and companies that ignore climate threats could be penalized.

Why is India sending humanoid robots into space?

BBC Science - Wed, 07/24/2019 - 18:37
India will fly robots to understand what weightlessness and radiation do to the human body in space.

Moody’s Buys Climate Data Firm, Signaling New Scrutiny of Climate Risks

NYT Science - Wed, 07/24/2019 - 14:47
The bond-rating agency's purchase of Four Twenty Seven suggests that governments and companies that ignore climate threats could be penalized.

Climate change: Current heating 'unparalleled' in 2,000 years

BBC Science - Wed, 07/24/2019 - 10:22
The speed and extent of global heating exceeds any similar event in the past two millennia, researchers say.

Breast Implants Linked to Rare Cancer Are Recalled Worldwide

NYT Science - Wed, 07/24/2019 - 08:22
Under pressure from the Food and Drug Administration, Allergan will stop selling textured implants. 33 deaths have been tied to this type of implant.

What's causing the heatwave?

BBC Science - Wed, 07/24/2019 - 05:21
As temperatures soar you might be wondering what exactly is causing this heatwave... and it boils down to three words - the jet stream.

Forget Area 51. There’s Now an Invitation to Storm Loch Ness.

NYT Science - Wed, 07/24/2019 - 05:16
A Facebook event, apparently inspired by a call to storm Area 51 in Nevada, attracted more than 22,000 pledges to seek out the fabled monster, raising a warning from Scottish lifeguards.

Need a Mental Health Day? Some States Give Students the Option

NYT Science - Wed, 07/24/2019 - 04:00
An expert called the laws in both Utah and Oregon a “win” and said students who are “quietly suffering” from mental illness will benefit most.

Ethics Office Investigates Whether Interior Dept. Officials Violated Transparency Laws

NYT Science - Tue, 07/23/2019 - 17:52
The department’s internal ethics watchdog is examining whether top Trump appointees violated open-record laws by withholding or delaying the release of public files.

Daniel Callahan, 88, Dies; Bioethics Pioneer Weighed ‘Human Finitude’

NYT Science - Tue, 07/23/2019 - 17:00
At the Hastings Center, which he co-founded, he explored ethical issues raised by medical advances and questioned the wisdom of prolonging life.

Stopping child marriage with solar lanterns

BBC Science - Tue, 07/23/2019 - 16:19
Girls in Ethiopia are being given solar lamps to help stop child marriage and keep them in school.

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