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Extinction Rebellion: Who are they and what are their aims?

BBC Science - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 17:17
The Extinction Rebellion group is holding climate protests across the UK.

Fishermen 'still illegally discarding dead fish' says report

BBC Science - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 16:45
A House of Lords inquiry looked at the impact of the ban on fishing discards six months on.

If Algae Clings to Snow on This Volcano, Can It Grow on Other Desolate Worlds?

NYT Science - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 12:06
Scientists were surprised to find something living on the sterile heights of this Chilean volcano.

‘Toxic Stew’ Stirred Up by Disasters Poses Long-Term Danger, New Findings Show

NYT Science - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 11:55
Wildfires and hurricanes are pushing chemicals into the environment, with health effects that scientists are just beginning to understand.

E.P.A. Broke Rules in Shake-Up of Science Panels, Federal Watchdog Says

NYT Science - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 11:53
The Government Accountability Office found that the administration “did not consistently ensure” that appointees to E.P.A. advisory boards met federal ethics requirements.

Storm Area 51? It’s a Joke, but the Air Force Is Concerned.

NYT Science - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 11:07
A Facebook event invited U.F.O. enthusiasts to swarm the secretive Nevada base on Sept. 20. The Air Force warned that would be dangerous.

Suzanne Eaton murder: Man arrested for murder of US scientist

BBC Science - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 10:51
The man who allegedly killed Suzanne Eaton was reported to be a father of two from the Greek island.

Ebola Outbreak Reaches Major City in Congo, Renewing Calls for Emergency Order

NYT Science - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 09:50
The year-old outbreak has now reached Goma, a heavily populated city near the border with Rwanda. The W.H.O. will ask experts again to decide whether to issue a declaration that could increase funding to fight the disease spread.

Polio Cases Surge in Pakistan and Afghanistan

NYT Science - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 09:45
False rumors that children are fainting or dying have led parents to turn away vaccinators, threatening the campaign to eradicate the disease.

The Sun Will be With You Shortly

NYT Science - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 08:35
Exactly when you see a sunrise or sunset depends on local factors that scientists can’t always include in their calculations.

Lion Bones Are Profitable for Breeders, and Poachers

NYT Science - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 08:32
An American ban on trophies may have contributed to a growing trade in lion skeletons.

Anorexia stems from body as well as mind – study

BBC Science - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 08:00
The eating disorder charity Beat said the findings were groundbreaking.

After Delay of Chandrayaan-2 Launch, Indians Are Disappointed but Confident

NYT Science - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 07:06
The country had been watching, eager for India to seize its place in space with a lunar landing. Scientists say the mission is still on — they just don’t know when.

NASA Moon mission: Open University partners with space agency

BBC Science - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 06:52
It is hoped a new instrument will help scientists understand the sources and movement of water on the Moon.

Is it Time to Play With Spaceships Again?

NYT Science - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 06:32
After 50 years of Apollo nostalgia, we have yet to fully answer the central question: Why send humans into space?

Alan Turing Will Be New Face of £50 Note, Bank of England Says

NYT Science - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 03:57
The mathematician and computer pioneer was chosen from 227,299 nominations for notable figures in the field of science.

New face of the Bank of England's £50 note is revealed

BBC Science - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 03:29
The note - once called the currency of corrupt elites - gets a makeover with the image of a computer pioneer.

Deep-Fried Tempura Flakes Are Linked to a Series of Sushi Restaurant Fires

NYT Science - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 02:00
Fire officials say the crunchy mix can spontaneously combust and should be handled properly.

‘Mundos Alternos,’ Where Other Worlds Come to Life

NYT Science - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 02:00
Science fiction illuminates reality by imagining the unreal in a mind-bending show at the Queens Museum.

Climate change: Used cooking oil imports may boost deforestation

BBC Science - Sun, 07/14/2019 - 19:56
Imports of waste oil from Asia, intended to cut carbon from transport, are linked to rising levels of deforestation

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