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When Dinosaurs Left Tracks in a Land Consumed by Lava and Fire

NYT Science - Wed, 01/29/2020 - 11:00
Dozens of footprints left by dinosaurs and other creatures were left in what is now South Africa before the Gondwana supercontinent broke up.

Climate change: Worst emissions scenario 'misleading'

BBC Science - Wed, 01/29/2020 - 10:08
Scientists should stop using the very worst predictions for carbon emissions, a study suggests.

Space radar company chases persistent vision

BBC Science - Wed, 01/29/2020 - 09:00
The American start-up Capella says it's now ready to deploy its fleet of all-weather Earth observers.

Temperatures at a Florida-Size Glacier Alarm Scientists

NYT Science - Wed, 01/29/2020 - 08:58
Researchers in Antarctica found unusually warm water beneath a massive glacier that is already melting and contributing to sea level rise. 

Rescued owl was 'too fat to fly', Suffolk sanctuary says

BBC Science - Wed, 01/29/2020 - 04:26
The owl probably overindulged during a mild spell that left it with lots of prey, bird experts say.

Coronavirus Live Updates: Thousands Infected as Scientists Race for a Cure

NYT Science - Tue, 01/28/2020 - 21:24
Researchers on three continents are trying to develop a vaccine for a new and mysterious virus that has already killed more than 130 people in China.

Snotsicles and snowdrifts: Extreme climate science

BBC Science - Tue, 01/28/2020 - 21:08
The BBC's Justin Rowlatt explains some of the challenges of doing science in the Antarctic.

Researchers Are Racing to Make a Coronavirus Vaccine. Will It Help?

NYT Science - Tue, 01/28/2020 - 16:41
New technology and better coordination have sped up development. But a coronavirus vaccine is still months — and most likely years — away.

How Do Bats Live With So Many Viruses?

NYT Science - Tue, 01/28/2020 - 16:39
They are considered the probable source of the coronavirus outbreak spreading from China. It turns out that they may have an immune system that lets them coexist with many disease-causing viruses.

F.D.A. Warns Purell to Stop Claiming It Can Prevent Ebola or Flu

NYT Science - Tue, 01/28/2020 - 15:24
The Food and Drug Administration told the maker of Purell hand sanitizers to discontinue marketing campaigns that the agency complained also included claims for avoiding illness from other viruses.

Who is Greta Thunberg, the teenage climate change activist?

BBC Science - Tue, 01/28/2020 - 15:23
The Swedish teenager started a climate change protest that grew into a global movement of millions.

The Killer Neural Wiring That Links Eyes and Wings in 2 Predators

NYT Science - Tue, 01/28/2020 - 10:22
An ancient ancestor’s visual system helps dragonflies and jewel wing damselflies capture prey in very different ways.

U.S. Accuses Harvard Scientist of Concealing Chinese Funding

NYT Science - Tue, 01/28/2020 - 08:57
Prosecutors say Charles M. Lieber, the chair of Harvard’s chemistry department, lied about contacts with China’s Thousand Talents Program, a state-run initiative that seeks to draw foreign-educated talent.

Antarctica melting: Journey to the 'doomsday glacier'

BBC Science - Tue, 01/28/2020 - 05:57
Scientists are studying why the Thwaites Glacier is melting quicker than previously thought.

Endangered cheetahs can return to Indian forests - court

BBC Science - Tue, 01/28/2020 - 01:59
The world's fastest land animal was hunted into extinction in the country more than 70 years ago.

Coronavirus Live Updates: More Than 4,000 Infected as Death Toll Surpasses 100

NYT Science - Mon, 01/27/2020 - 22:20
The total known cases of a mysterious new virus spreading across China increased nearly 60 percent overnight from 2,835 to 4,515.

Antarctica melting: Journey to the 'doomsday' glacier

BBC Science - Mon, 01/27/2020 - 21:00
Thwaites Glacier, also known as the "doomsday glacier", is reported to be melting quicker than previously thought - scientists are now trying to find out why.

Sainsbury's pledges £1bn to cut emissions to zero by 2040

BBC Science - Mon, 01/27/2020 - 17:13
The retailer says it can hit "net zero" by 2040 with action on food waste, packaging and water use.

Are your houseplants bad for the environment?

BBC Science - Mon, 01/27/2020 - 16:50
Gardeners, botanists and environmental campaigners share ways to keep your horticultural hobby sustainable

They’re Stealthy at Sea, but They Can’t Hide From the Albatross

NYT Science - Mon, 01/27/2020 - 12:19
Researchers outfitted 169 seabirds with radar detectors to pinpoint vessels that had turned off their transponders.


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