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Philippines: The boy diving for plastic

BBC Science - Tue, 11/12/2019 - 16:13
Ranniel dives into one of Manila's most polluted rivers for less than two dollars a day.

5 Global Trends Shaping Our Climate Future

NYT Science - Tue, 11/12/2019 - 16:00
Here's how the next 20 years are shaping up in terms of energy, and what it means for global warming.

Goodbye, America: Greta Thunberg to Sail Again After Climate Talks Relocate

NYT Science - Tue, 11/12/2019 - 15:07
Ms. Thunberg, who doesn’t fly, found herself suddenly needing a ride across the Atlantic when United Nations climate talks were moved on short notice.

A Silicon Valley Disruption for Birds That Gorge on Endangered Fish

NYT Science - Tue, 11/12/2019 - 10:04
To persuade some migrating Caspian terns to stop short of the Columbia River, scientists planted plastic decoys and patio speakers in San Francisco Bay.

England floods: What is making them worse?

BBC Science - Tue, 11/12/2019 - 09:45
Why has the huge amount of rainfall that hit South Yorkshire had such a large impact on people and property?

Patient Care Is Wrenching: A Psychiatrist, a Nurse and a Doctor Bare All

NYT Science - Tue, 11/12/2019 - 08:33
Three new books by medical professionals delve into the human emotions involved in tending to the gravely ill.

Where plastic outnumbers fish by seven to one

BBC Science - Tue, 11/12/2019 - 04:40
Plastic is building up in the areas of the ocean where fish feed and grow, according to research.

Fracking: Have the Conservatives left open the back door?

BBC Science - Tue, 11/12/2019 - 03:58
The Conservatives are accused of harbouring ambitions to revive fracking after the general election.

Some people 'genetically wired' to avoid some vegetables

BBC Science - Tue, 11/12/2019 - 02:43
An inherited gene makes certain healthy foods taste exceptionally bitter and unpleasant, according to researchers.

If I Touched the Moon, What Would It Feel Like?

NYT Science - Mon, 11/11/2019 - 23:30
If you like handling tiny glass shards, sure, go ahead and touch the lunar surface. But avoid the rocks.

Vaping nearly killed me, says British teenager

BBC Science - Mon, 11/11/2019 - 16:36
Vaping caused a catastrophic reaction in Ewan Fisher's lungs that meant he could not breathe.

Is China gaining an edge in artificial intelligence?

BBC Science - Mon, 11/11/2019 - 16:02
The US-China over artificial intelligence is heating up, but some warn the US could be over-reacting.

E.P.A. to Limit Science Used to Write Public Health Rules

NYT Science - Mon, 11/11/2019 - 15:19
A new agency rule would restrict the science that can be used in drafting health regulations by requiring researchers to turn over confidential health data.

Maya Lin to Conjure Dying Trees to Make a Point

NYT Science - Mon, 11/11/2019 - 15:03
Her public art installation at Madison Square Park, opening in June, will focus on the so-called ghost forests that have died off because of climate change.

Climate change: Bigger hurricanes are now more damaging

BBC Science - Mon, 11/11/2019 - 12:53
The most damaging tropical cyclones are three times more frequent now than they were 100 years ago.

Ice loss causing Arctic to reflect less heat

BBC Science - Mon, 11/11/2019 - 12:06
A loss of snow and ice cover are the main reasons for the reduction of the Arctic's albedo effect, not soot as had been previously thought.

Getting a Handle on Self-Harm

NYT Science - Mon, 11/11/2019 - 08:35
Cutting and other forms of self-injury are on the rise among adolescents. Researchers are beginning to understand the phenomenon, and how to treat it.

This Elusive Creature Wasn’t Seen for Nearly 30 Years. Then It Appeared on Camera.

NYT Science - Mon, 11/11/2019 - 08:00
By interviewing people who live around a forest in Vietnam, scientists captured visual evidence that silver-backed chevrotains still exist.

Ultra-Black Is the New Black

NYT Science - Mon, 11/11/2019 - 07:09
Scientists are setting dark traps from which light cannot escape. But nature already has built a few of her own.

Planet Mercury passes across the face of the Sun

BBC Science - Mon, 11/11/2019 - 06:33
Astronomers are observing a rare event, a transit of the planet Mercury.


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