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School students walk out in global climate strike

BBC Science - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 03:19
From Australia to Europe, school children are skipping classes to call for action on climate change.

Three more die on Everest amid overcrowding near summit

BBC Science - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 03:14
Seven have died climbing the world's highest peak in a week - more than for the whole of last year.

To Calm Nervous Families, Pakistan Changes Polio Vaccination Tactics

NYT Science - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 02:00
Paralysis cases spiked after a vaccination drive was derailed by false rumors that dozens of children had collapsed and died.

4 Women With Lives Scarred by Genital Cutting: Could a Surgeon Heal Them?

NYT Science - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 00:00
Over 200 million women and girls alive today have been circumcised. Four of them shared with The Times their pain, emotional trauma and sexual struggles — and their journey to feel whole.

Lift off for SpaceX rocket carrying 60 satellites

BBC Science - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 23:52
A Falcon-9 rocket launches from Florida, packed with 60 satellites capable of giving users on the ground high-speed connections to the internet.

SpaceX puts up 60 internet satellites

BBC Science - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 19:40
The California firm launches the first spacecraft in its multi-billion-dollar broadband project.

Climate change: Answers to your most asked questions

BBC Science - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 17:30
You sent us thousands of questions about climate change. Here are some answers to the most common.

SpaceX’s Third Launch Attempt of Starlink Internet Satellites Set for Tonight

NYT Science - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 17:25
The payload of 60 satellites could be an important new line of business for the private rocket company.

The man who made Einstein world-famous

BBC Science - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 16:30
UK astronomer Arthur Eddington proved the German-born physicist's theory of relativity in May 1919.

How the microscope became a million dollar idea

BBC Science - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 16:07
The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how the microscope became a million dollar idea.

To Fight Deadly Candida Auris, New York State Proposes New Tactics

NYT Science - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 13:53
The state health department calls on hospitals to do more to fight Candida auris, a mystery germ spreading the globe.

Seeing Red in the Fossil Record

NYT Science - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 11:30
A discovery in a fossilized mouse could help scientists work out the true colors of dinosaurs and other creatures from prehistory.

Forecasts Call for a Normal Hurricane Season, but ‘It Only Takes One’

NYT Science - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 10:39
Government forecasters predict as many as fifteen named storms, and as many as four major hurricanes, during the season which begins June 1 and stretches to Nov. 30

Trilobites: Where Did the Right Whales Go?

NYT Science - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 09:45
New evidence suggests that the endangered population lost much of a critical food source, but may be stabilizing slightly as it shifts territory to feed elsewhere.

'Unique' Iron Age shield discovered in Leicester

BBC Science - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 08:26
The British Museum, which will store the shield, described it as a "absolutely phenomenal object".

There’s Evidence on How to Raise Children, but Are Parents Listening?

NYT Science - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 02:00
Day-to-day individual choices matter less than we think, but national policies seem to matter a lot.

Letter makes plea to rich over climate

BBC Science - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 00:02
Scientists' letter urges wealthy to help fight “ecological catastrophe”.

Dr. Leonard Bailey, Who Gave a Baby a Baboon’s Heart, Dies at 76

NYT Science - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 15:36
The case of Baby Fae, the recipient of Dr. Bailey’s experimental transplant in 1984, generated worldwide headlines — along with criticism, demonstrations and threats.

Ozone layer: Banned CFCs traced to China say scientists

BBC Science - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 14:31
Atmospheric observations pinpoint eastern China as the source of rise in ozone-destroying chemicals.

Can Trump Put NASA Astronauts on the Moon by 2024? It’s Unlikely

NYT Science - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 14:03
While the Artemis program faces obstacles, the administration’s plan could speed the status quo for America’s space program.

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