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Project Oberon: UK eyes cluster of military radar satellites

BBC Science - Wed, 09/11/2019 - 08:14
Defence chiefs want a batch of small spacecraft able to see the Earth's surface in all weathers.

Dutch Court Clears Doctor in Euthanasia of Dementia Patient

NYT Science - Wed, 09/11/2019 - 07:36
Euthanasia is legal in the Netherlands, but prosecutors said they had filed charges in an effort to clarify ambiguities in the law.

The long history of solar power

BBC Science - Tue, 09/10/2019 - 16:38
The falling cost of solar power is helping it to disrupt the global energy market.

Did India’s Chandrayaan-2 Moon Lander Survive? The Odds Are Long

NYT Science - Tue, 09/10/2019 - 13:50
In the history of spaceflight, robotic probes that malfunction while landing on another world are never heard from again.

Found in Maine: A 1-in-50 Million Lobster

NYT Science - Tue, 09/10/2019 - 13:02
The lobster, split from head to tail into halves of black and orange, is a rare find, scientists say.

A New Timeline of the Day the Dinosaurs Began to Die Out

NYT Science - Tue, 09/10/2019 - 12:40
By drilling into the Chicxulub crater, scientists assembled a record of what happened just after the asteroid impact.

Canada Tries a Forceful Message for Flood Victims: Live Someplace Else

NYT Science - Tue, 09/10/2019 - 11:55
As the costs of climate change mount, the country has begun forcing flooded homeowners to move, prompting clashes over what counts as fair.

Earliest direct evidence of milk consumption

BBC Science - Tue, 09/10/2019 - 09:59
Scientists discover the earliest direct evidence of milk consumption by humans.

NOAA Chief, Defending Trump on Dorian, Also Tries to Buoy Scientists

NYT Science - Tue, 09/10/2019 - 09:50
The remarks by Neil Jacobs, head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, were the first since a report that a cabinet secretary had tried to coerce agency leaders.

COP26: Glasgow to host UN climate change summit in 2020

BBC Science - Tue, 09/10/2019 - 09:42
Up to 200 world leaders are expected to attend the COP26 at the Scottish Event Campus in 2020.

Lasker Awards Honor Advances in Modern Immunology

NYT Science - Tue, 09/10/2019 - 08:43
The prizes recognized the discoverers of B and T lymphocytes, pioneers in genetic engineering to fight breast cancer, and a nonprofit that helps get vaccines to the world’s poorest children.

New Electric Eel Is Most Shocking Yet

NYT Science - Tue, 09/10/2019 - 08:05
Packing 860 volts, the newly discovered species “will not kill a healthy person.” Still, it has jolted scientists.

What Painting With Your Feet Does to Your Brain

NYT Science - Tue, 09/10/2019 - 08:04
These two artists do everything with their feet. A new study found that their brain views their toes similarly to fingers.

Scientists Find the Skull of Humanity’s Ancestor — on a Computer

NYT Science - Tue, 09/10/2019 - 08:01
By comparing fossils and CT scans, researchers say they have reconstructed the skull of the last common forebear of modern humans.

The day the dinosaurs' world fell apart

BBC Science - Tue, 09/10/2019 - 05:50
Scientists reconstruct the seconds, minutes and hours following the dino-killing asteroid impact.

How Canadians Raised $2.3 Million to Save 2,000 Pristine Acres

NYT Science - Tue, 09/10/2019 - 03:53
Thousands of people came up with the money to buy the land in British Columbia and protect it from loggers.

UK farms plan for going 'carbon neutral'

BBC Science - Tue, 09/10/2019 - 01:04
Farm union unveils plan to slash emissions and combat CO2 - but critics ask why no mention of meat?

Climate change: 'Invest $1.8 trillion to adapt'

BBC Science - Mon, 09/09/2019 - 16:36
Global Commission calls for trillions of dollars to help the world adapt to climate change.

Climate change: Five ways to be resilient

BBC Science - Mon, 09/09/2019 - 16:35
The Global Commission on Adaptation - a group of 34 leaders in politics, business and science say the world urgently needs to be made more "climate change resilient".

Commerce Chief Threatened Firings at NOAA After Trump’s Dorian Tweets, Sources Say

NYT Science - Mon, 09/09/2019 - 15:31
Wilbur L. Ross Jr. made the threat after the agency’s Alabama office contradicted the president’s claim that Hurricane Dorian might hit the state.

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