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Elon Musk reveals brain-hacking plans

BBC Science - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 02:37
Start-up NeuraLink wants to start testing its human computer interface on humans.

One Small Step for Experimental Space Gear. Many Giant Leaps of Imagination.

NYT Science - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 02:00
A gallery of scenes from when the space age was young and extraterrestrial travel looked fun.

Climate change: 'No brainer' fuel change to cut transport carbon

BBC Science - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 17:01
MPs say the simple step of adding more ethanol to the UK's fuel mix would be same as taking 700,000 cars off the roads.

Moon Landing: 'Wow, it worked!'

BBC Science - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 16:40
Apollo 11's journey seen from Mission Control

Apollo 11: Partial lunar eclipse on 50th anniversary

BBC Science - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 16:15
The Moon appears red on the day of the 50th anniversary of the historic space flight.

The Kenyan centre saving endangered chimpanzees

BBC Science - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 16:15
Timothy Mwangi has cared for chimpanzees for nearly two decades at this rescue centre in Kenya.

Plastic pollution: Could a year's waste circle the Earth four times?

BBC Science - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 16:15
Could a year's global plastic waste circle the Earth four times over?

A Better Way to Manage Your Period? Try the Menstrual Cup, Scientists Say

NYT Science - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 15:56
The reusable, bell-like devices unfold in the vagina to stanch menstrual flow. They are as effective as sanitary pads and tampons, according to a new analysis — and less expensive.

Red Cross to World’s Cities: Here’s How to Prevent Heat Wave Deaths

NYT Science - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 13:47
The disaster relief agency issued new guidlines to help city leaders cope with rising global temperatures.

States Are Making Progress on Opioids. Now the Money That’s Helping Them May Dry Up

NYT Science - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 13:31
Billions in federal grants for treatment and prevention programs are set to end next year. The Trump administration has not said whether it will seek to extend them.

Europe Billed Its Answer to GPS as More Robust. It’s Been Mostly Down for Days.

NYT Science - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 10:51
The European Union sees the service as a way to end the bloc’s reliance on GPS, which the American military controls.

Apollo 11: Michael Collins returns to launch site on 50th anniversary

BBC Science - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 10:19
Michael Collins visits the exact spot the first human mission to the moon launched from 50 years ago.

Ed Dwight Was Set to Be the First Black Astronaut. Here’s Why That Never Happened.

NYT Science - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 10:04
For a brief moment, the civil rights movement and the space race came together.

Leaky component led to SpaceX explosion

BBC Science - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 05:49
A leaky component may have been to blame for the dramatic explosion of a SpaceX capsule during testing in April.

Michael Gove: Time running out to stop damage to planet

BBC Science - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 05:47
Mr Gove says there is a moral, political and economic imperative to tackle climate change.

Conjoined Twins, Linked at Skull, Are Separated in London Hospital

NYT Science - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 05:27
Safa and Marwa Ullah, who were born in Pakistan, were separated in a 50-hour series of operations at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

As New Space Race Beckons, Astronauts Face Identity Crisis

NYT Science - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 03:57
With the private sector moving aggressively into space, NASA is no longer the only game in town for would-be space travelers.

Michael Collins Didn’t Walk on the Moon. But He Got to Drink Warm Coffee.

NYT Science - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 03:37
The Apollo 11 astronaut who kept an orbital vigil during Neil’s and Buzz’s moonwalk really didn’t feel that lonely.

The 5G Health Hazard That Isn’t

NYT Science - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 23:30
How one scientist and his inaccurate chart led to unwarranted fears of wireless technology.

How Moon-Landing Tapes Found in a $218 Batch Could Fetch $1 Million

NYT Science - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 21:25
Three reels of videotape will be auctioned at Sotheby’s on Saturday. Other recordings could have laid claim to being earlier or better, but those tapes were lost.


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