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Climate change: Warming signal links global floods and fires

BBC Science - Fri, 11/15/2019 - 02:26
Scientists say rising temperatures are having a big influence on the scale and frequency of extreme weather events.

Bloodhound car goes faster still - to 562mph

BBC Science - Fri, 11/15/2019 - 02:04
After some frustrating technical glitches, the land speed racer is upping its pace again.

Hibernation Works for Bears. Could It Work for Us, Too?

NYT Science - Fri, 11/15/2019 - 02:00
A grizzly’s body can slow down for months without damage. Researchers wonder if the ability can be harnessed to aid human health.

'Climategate': Did a hacking scandal slow down action for climate change?

BBC Science - Thu, 11/14/2019 - 17:18
What happened after a data hack suggested that climate change caused by humans is a hoax?

Black Friday: Brands opt out for environment reasons

BBC Science - Thu, 11/14/2019 - 17:05
More than 300 fashion brands pledge to not participate in Black Friday because it's not good for the planet.

Plans to build thousands of new homes in flood zones

BBC Science - Thu, 11/14/2019 - 16:26
Almost 10,000 new homes are planned for some of the most flood-prone areas of England.

Dr. Wayne Bardin, 85, Innovative Researcher on Birth Control, Dies

NYT Science - Thu, 11/14/2019 - 14:39
He helped develop long-acting implanted contraceptive devices — like Norplant, Jadelle and Mirena — used by millions of women around the world.

General election 2019: Lib Dems pledge £100bn climate fund over five years

BBC Science - Thu, 11/14/2019 - 14:36
Sir Ed Davey will promise to "jump-start" efforts to tackle the "climate emergency" in a speech on Friday.

Sanders’s Climate Ambitions Thrill Supporters, but Experts Have Doubts

NYT Science - Thu, 11/14/2019 - 14:27
Bernie Sanders' plan to tackle climate change would nationalize power plants and end fossil fuels. His supporters are thrilled. Climate experts are not.

Infants and Toddlers Eat Too Much Sugar, Researchers Say

NYT Science - Thu, 11/14/2019 - 14:21
Using C.D.C. data, researchers found that 98 percent of toddlers and 60 percent of infants consumed added sugar in sweetened drinks, baked goods and snacks.

So Long, S5-HVS1, We Hardly Knew You

NYT Science - Thu, 11/14/2019 - 08:54
A black hole has thrown a star out of the Milky Way

Nasa probing oxygen mystery on Mars

BBC Science - Thu, 11/14/2019 - 08:06
The oxygen in Martian air is changing in a way that can't currently be explained by known chemical processes.

How Did Plants Conquer Land? These Humble Algae Hold Clues

NYT Science - Thu, 11/14/2019 - 08:04
Two algal species share important genes with all modern land plants, a new analysis finds.

Germany Mandates Measles Vaccine

NYT Science - Thu, 11/14/2019 - 07:49
All children attending preschool or higher in the country must be immunized, with fines for parents who do not comply, under a law that is to take effect next spring.

Apple’s Reach Reshapes Medical Research

NYT Science - Thu, 11/14/2019 - 05:59
The company’s tools enable researchers to track huge numbers of people. But doctors do not yet know if it will significantly improve health outcomes.

This Volcano Destroyed an Island, Then Created a New One

NYT Science - Thu, 11/14/2019 - 02:00
After the October blast at Lateiki in the Kingdom of Tonga, a larger island formed over a connected vent in the ocean.

To Make This Tofu, Start by Burning Toxic Plastic

NYT Science - Thu, 11/14/2019 - 01:29
Plastic waste from America, collected for recycling, is shipped to Indonesia. Some is burned as fuel by tofu makers, producing deadly chemicals and contaminating food.

Western plastics 'poisoning Indonesian food chain'

BBC Science - Wed, 11/13/2019 - 21:40
Chicken eggs were found to contain 70 times the level allowed under European safety standards.

Climate Change Poses Threats to Children’s Health Worldwide

NYT Science - Wed, 11/13/2019 - 16:36
A study from the Lancet points to infectious diseases, worsening air pollution, rising temperatures and even malnutrition as threats to child health as the climate changes. 

To Drive Down Insulin Prices, W.H.O. Will Certify Generic Versions

NYT Science - Wed, 11/13/2019 - 16:09
About 80 million people with diabetes around the world need the hormone, and half of them can’t afford it. Creating competition could help, the agency said.

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