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Were U.S. Diplomats Attacked in Cuba? Brain Study Deepens Mystery.

NYT Science - Tue, 07/23/2019 - 08:19
Medical study of diplomats who reported odd ailments suggests “something happened to the brain.” But the cause is still unclear.

Nasa Moon lander vision takes shape

BBC Science - Tue, 07/23/2019 - 04:17
Nasa has outlined more details of its plans for a landing craft that will take humans to the Moon's surface in the 2020s.

Chris Kraft: Key Apollo 11 director dies days after anniversary

BBC Science - Tue, 07/23/2019 - 03:39
Chris Kraft was Nasa's first flight director and played a critical role in the first Moon landing.

The Lowest of Low Seasons at the Edge of the World

NYT Science - Tue, 07/23/2019 - 02:00
The 52 Places Traveler was one of four tourists on the remote Falkland Islands, also known as Las Malvinas. But there were thousands of penguins.

Christopher Kraft, NASA’s Face and Voice of Mission Control, Dies at 95

NYT Science - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 18:44
He directed the first piloted orbital flights, orchestrated spacewalks, oversaw the first lunar landing and led the space center in Houston.

'Important' Iron Age settlement found at Warboys dig

BBC Science - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 16:40
Roman and early Saxon finds were also discovered at the settlement, which was previously unknown.

Why Are Native Hawaiians Protesting Against a Telescope?

NYT Science - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 15:49
Demonstrators blocking construction of a major scientific project on Hawaii’s highest mountain have started to attract support across the country. Here’s what you need to know.

Even Unhatched, Birds Exchange Survival Skills

NYT Science - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 12:17
Eggs vibrate in response to parental alarm calls, then pass on the warning to nearby eggs.

Where Rabies Is Entrenched

NYT Science - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 09:33
The virus has been defeated in many parts of the world. But where it persists, rabies takes a particular toll on the rural poor.

Rabies Kills Tens of Thousands Yearly. Vaccinating Dogs Could Stop It.

NYT Science - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 09:33
Sometimes the interests of humans and animals are the same, but humans have to save the animals first.

Five Things to Know About Rabies

NYT Science - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 09:26
One of the world’s most studied and preventable diseases is still a deadly and common threat in much of the world.

'Restore UK bogs' to tackle climate change

BBC Science - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 09:23
Restoring peat moors degraded by farming may prove a relatively inexpensive way of tackling climate change.

Dinos for Dinner

NYT Science - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 09:00
Ever eaten ostrich or alligator? Then you may already know what certain dinosaurs may have tasted like.

Age Discrimination Is Hard to Prove, Even Harder to Fix

NYT Science - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 08:55
Even when plaintiffs win their suits, correcting institutional biases can take years.

Bill Wehrum, an Architect of E.P.A. Rollbacks, Faces New Ethics Inquiry

NYT Science - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 08:47
The inquiry will focus on whether Mr. Wehrum, who left the agency in June, broke rules when he interacted with clients of his former law firm.

India Launches Chandrayaan-2 Moon Mission on Second Try

NYT Science - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 06:15
Last week, scientists abruptly called off the historic launch right before liftoff. A second attempt on Monday was a success.

Chandrayaan-2: India launches second Moon mission

BBC Science - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 03:23
The $150m Chandrayaan-2 is aiming to become the first space mission land on the Moon's south pole.

A Shipwreck, 500 Years Old, Appears on the Baltic Seabed

NYT Science - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 02:00
Its condition is pristine, but its identity is a mystery. For now, marine archaeologists call it Okänt Skepp, Swedish for “unknown ship.”

Health Facts Aren’t Enough. Should Persuasion Become a Priority?

NYT Science - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 02:00
Those with the least understanding of science oppose it the most and also think they know the most, a study showed.

How to Watch India’s Chandrayaan-2 Moon Launch

NYT Science - Sun, 07/21/2019 - 21:15
The country hopes to become the fourth to land on the moon, a week after postponing its launch.

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