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Who Owns H.I.V.-Prevention Drugs? The Taxpayers, U.S. Says

NYT Science - Fri, 11/08/2019 - 06:37
In an unexpected lawsuit, federal officials claim that Gilead Sciences willfully disregarded government patents on medicines necessary to end the AIDS epidemic.

Climate change: Sea ice loss linked to spread of deadly virus

BBC Science - Fri, 11/08/2019 - 01:56
Scientists say the decline of Arctic sea ice is connected to the spread of disease among marine mammals.

Juul Ends E-Cigarette Sales of Mint-Flavored Pods

NYT Science - Thu, 11/07/2019 - 15:34
The troubled e-cigarette company moved in advance of an expected federal ban on most flavored e-cigarettes that have become popular with teenage vapers.

Trump Administration Makes It Easier to Dredge Protected Areas to Restore Beaches

NYT Science - Thu, 11/07/2019 - 15:24
The change reverses a 25-year-old policy, allowing coastal communities to take sand from protected ecosystems to rebuild beaches washed away by hurricanes.

At 88, Agnes Denes Finally Gets the Retrospective She Deserves

NYT Science - Thu, 11/07/2019 - 14:25
She set out to change humanity. Now a superbly installed survey at the Shed charts this visionary artist’s 50-year journey.

Rapper T.I.’s Daughter Should Never Have Had a ‘Virginity Test’

NYT Science - Thu, 11/07/2019 - 11:02
There is no exam to verify virginity, medical experts say, and the attempt violates a woman’s rights.

Hurricane Tweet That Angered Trump Wasn’t About Trump, Forecasters Say

NYT Science - Thu, 11/07/2019 - 09:15
Meteorologists were addressing public concern, not the president's tweets, when they assured Alabamians that a hurricane would not hit them, according to new documents.

Teenager Wins $25,000 for Science Project That Solves Blind Spots in Cars

NYT Science - Thu, 11/07/2019 - 06:05
Alaina Gassler, 14, got the idea for her science project after noticing how her mother didn’t like driving the family’s S.U.V.

Boston Dynamics boss learned by unbalancing toddler

BBC Science - Thu, 11/07/2019 - 03:08
Marc Raibert tells BBC News he nudged his daughter over just to work out how people balance.

Taking a Different Approach to Fighting Climate Change

NYT Science - Thu, 11/07/2019 - 02:00
The research of Narasimha Rao, a Yale professor, shows that reducing inequality could improve our ability to mitigate some of the worst effects on the environment.

Trump Administration Sues Gilead, Maker of H.I.V.-Prevention Drugs

NYT Science - Thu, 11/07/2019 - 00:46
The lawsuit accused the pharmaceutical company of profiting billions of dollars off taxpayer research without paying royalties.

The 'Bloodhound' supercar aiming to break the land speed record

BBC Science - Wed, 11/06/2019 - 22:09
The BBC met the driver of Bloodhound - part racing car and part spaceship - during testing in South Africa.

E.P.A. Watchdog, Citing ‘Open Defiance’ of Inquiries, Rebukes Top Agency Aide

NYT Science - Wed, 11/06/2019 - 14:46
The agency's inspector general assailed the official for refusing to cooperate, calling his actions a “flagrant problem.”  

Finding New Ways to Protect Right Whales With the Help of Fishermen

NYT Science - Wed, 11/06/2019 - 11:50
The decline of one of the world’s most endangered large whale species has pushed individual states and Canada to test new technologies, like ropeless fishing gear.

Confidence high in Bloodhound land speed record team

BBC Science - Wed, 11/06/2019 - 11:23
The UK-led challenge to the land speed record clocks 501mph in the Kalahari Desert of South Africa.

'Astonishing' fossil ape discovery revealed

BBC Science - Wed, 11/06/2019 - 10:11
Fossils of a newly-discovered ancient ape could give clues to how walking on two feet evolved.

Boeing aims for Moon landing in 'fewer steps'

BBC Science - Wed, 11/06/2019 - 08:34
The aerospace giant unveils its proposal for a lander that could take humans to the lunar surface.

'I do my engineering in high heels not a hard hat'

BBC Science - Wed, 11/06/2019 - 07:08
The Royal Academy of Engineering wants to demolish stereotypes and attract more women to the industry.

Crispr Takes Its First Steps in Editing Genes to Fight Cancer

NYT Science - Wed, 11/06/2019 - 06:00
So far, a procedure that turbocharges the immune system to attack tumors seems safe, but it’s too soon to tell whether it helps patients.

General election 2019: Greens call for £100bn a year for climate action

BBC Science - Wed, 11/06/2019 - 05:08
Co-leader Sian Berry urges £100bn a year to be spent on climate action at the party's campaign launch.

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