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Space cookies: First food baked in space by astronauts

BBC Science - Fri, 01/24/2020 - 04:26
They were cooked in a special oven at the International Space Station - but are yet to be tasted.

Climate change: 'We're not perfect', says Marion Cotillard on Antarctica trip

BBC Science - Fri, 01/24/2020 - 02:51
Actor Marion Cotillard says even remote places like "pristine" Antarctica are being harmed by humans.

Rolls-Royce plans mini nuclear reactors by 2029

BBC Science - Fri, 01/24/2020 - 01:01
The firm says it plans to build up to 15 of the mini reactors, which can be delivered by a lorry.

Coronavirus Live Updates: Travel Restrictions Widen as Official Death Toll Rises

NYT Science - Thu, 01/23/2020 - 22:39
For the first time, deaths have been reported away from the city of Wuhan, the center of the mysterious outbreak. More than 800 people in China have been diagnosed with the new virus.

China’s Battle With a Deadly Coronavirus, in Photos

NYT Science - Thu, 01/23/2020 - 18:25
Here are the latest images as the country confronts a major public health crisis.

Many in China Wear Them, but Do Masks Block Coronavirus?

NYT Science - Thu, 01/23/2020 - 15:58
They may help, but experts say it’s more important to wash your hands.

Insys Founder Gets 5½ Years in Prison in Opioid Kickback Scheme

NYT Science - Thu, 01/23/2020 - 15:12
The company executive, John Kapoor, was accused of bribing doctors and misleading insurers to increase sales of a highly addictive painkiller.

Brains Turned to Glass? Suffocated in Boathouses? Vesuvius Victims Get New Look

NYT Science - Thu, 01/23/2020 - 14:41
Two studies examined grim scenes left at a Roman settlement devastated by the 79 A.D. eruption.

Iguanas falling from trees in Florida

BBC Science - Thu, 01/23/2020 - 14:35
As temperatures drop in Florida more and more iguanas are plummeting to the ground.

As Coronavirus Spreads from China, Scientists See Grim Reminders

NYT Science - Thu, 01/23/2020 - 14:24
Epidemics of related viruses, like SARS, killed hundreds. But the W.H.O. has postponed a decision on whether the new outbreak is a global emergency.

What does Trump actually believe on climate change?

BBC Science - Thu, 01/23/2020 - 13:35
He has called it all of these things: "mythical", "a hoax", not a hoax, and "a very serious subject".

What We Know About the Wuhan Coronavirus

NYT Science - Thu, 01/23/2020 - 11:17
A mysterious virus has caused an international outbreak of respiratory illness. The infection has turned up in the U.S. and five other countries.

Surgeon General Says ‘Shocking’ Portion of People Aren’t Told to Stop Smoking

NYT Science - Thu, 01/23/2020 - 08:58
In a new report, he cited a number of helpful smoking cessation methods but said that e-cigarettes haven’t yet been proven to be an effective method.

The Mummy Speaks! Hear Sounds From the Voice an Ancient Egyptian Priest

NYT Science - Thu, 01/23/2020 - 08:37
Scientists used a 3-D printer, a loudspeaker and computer software to recreate a part of the voice of a 3,000-year-old mummy.

Mummy returns: Voice of 3,000-year-old Egyptian priest brought to life

BBC Science - Thu, 01/23/2020 - 08:20
Experts use 3D printing and speech technology to replicate the voice of Egyptian priest Nesyamun.

Mount Vesuvius eruption: Extreme heat 'turned man's brain to glass'

BBC Science - Thu, 01/23/2020 - 04:09
Experts say the man's brain, found in the Roman town of Herculaneum, was affected by extreme heat.

China Silences Critics Over Coronavirus Outbreak

NYT Science - Thu, 01/23/2020 - 02:03
Beijing has responded faster to the new threat than it did with SARS, but it still silences and punishes those who veer from the official line, with potentially damaging consequences.

Coronavirus Deaths Are So Far Mostly Older Men, Many With Health Issues

NYT Science - Thu, 01/23/2020 - 01:35
As China releases details about the 17 people who have died in the outbreak, a well-known SARS expert raises an alarm about the virus’s spread, saying he feels “powerless.”

Coronavirus Live Updates: Residents Flee as City is Locked Down

NYT Science - Wed, 01/22/2020 - 21:38
After officials said the number of deaths from a mysterious new virus had nearly doubled, the authorities closed off the city of Wuhan, China, home to 11 million people.

Major Insurers Pledge $55 Million to Try to Lower Generic Drug Prices

NYT Science - Wed, 01/22/2020 - 21:01
The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association and others say they have agreed to invest in a nonprofit’s effort to develop and sell cheaper drugs.

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