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Where whales are back on the menu

BBC Science - Sun, 09/01/2019 - 16:44
After 33 years, Japanese fishermen are once again carrying out commercial whaling.

Thames Estuary seals double in number

BBC Science - Sun, 09/01/2019 - 16:22
The Zoological Society of London said it was a "positive sign of the health of the ecosystem".

Make-up’s Big Palm Oil Secret

BBC Science - Sun, 09/01/2019 - 16:14
Make-up artist Emmy Burbidge travels to Papua New Guinea to discover the truth about what’s in her make-up, and find out whether there’s a sustainable way of producing the oil used.

Extinction Rebellion 'stemmed from failed bus lane protest'

BBC Science - Sat, 08/31/2019 - 16:32
One of the protest movement's founders says she was inspired after praying on a psychedelic retreat.

Tiffany Francis-Baker: How forests shaped our literary heritage and inspired a nation

BBC Science - Sat, 08/31/2019 - 16:20
One-hundred years after the Forestry Commission was set up, a writer reflects on the creative power of trees.

The Mysterious Vaping Illness That’s ‘Becoming an Epidemic’

NYT Science - Sat, 08/31/2019 - 09:33
A surge of severe lung ailments has baffled doctors and public health experts.

Sacklers vs. States: Settlement Talks Stumble Over Foreign Business

NYT Science - Fri, 08/30/2019 - 15:33
The Sackler family is willing to give up Purdue Pharma to settle all claims related to the opioid crisis, but is resisting a quick sale of its overseas drug company.

What I Didn’t Do This Summer

NYT Science - Fri, 08/30/2019 - 14:32
Our reporter missed the solar eclipse. But he did handle a cosmic affair in Hudson Valley.

The H.M.S. Terror Sank in the 1840s. See What It Looks Like Now.

NYT Science - Fri, 08/30/2019 - 13:51
An underwater exploration this month revealed the wreckage, much of it well preserved by cold water, lack of light and layers of silt, that likely contains documents with information about an ill-fated expedition that set sail in 1845.

Think Your Aging Parents Are Stubborn? Blame ‘Mismatched Goals’

NYT Science - Fri, 08/30/2019 - 10:01
Researchers are learning more about the causes of what may seem intransigent behavior. There’s no easy fix.

Can Genetics Explain Why Some People Thrive on Less Sleep?

NYT Science - Fri, 08/30/2019 - 10:00
Several members of the same family get by on less than six hours of sleep a night. Their genetics could illuminate how sleep works for the rest of us.

Don’t Use Bootleg or Street Vaping Products, C.D.C. Warns

NYT Science - Fri, 08/30/2019 - 08:34
With more than 200 cases of respiratory illnesses possibly related to vaping, and no single culprit, public health experts are advising young people not to buy cannabis and other e-cigarette products off the street.

Great Barrier Reef outlook very poor, Australia says

BBC Science - Fri, 08/30/2019 - 03:57
A report downgrades the reef's long-term health from poor to very poor due to climate change.

Ebola Outbreak in Congo Hits Milestone, and Death Toll Rises

NYT Science - Fri, 08/30/2019 - 02:34
Amid more than 3,000 confirmed and probable cases, the death toll climbed above 2,000, according to government data released on Friday.

What Draws Hundreds to This Lake Bed? Spellbinding Crystals

NYT Science - Fri, 08/30/2019 - 02:00
Welcome to Gem-O-Rama, California’s new gold rush.

Humans Dominated Earth Earlier Than Previously Thought

NYT Science - Thu, 08/29/2019 - 19:23
Archaeologists worldwide pooled their knowledge of past land use — and pushed back the date when human farming and other practices began altering the planet.

Endangered bats: The manicure helping to save a species

BBC Science - Thu, 08/29/2019 - 18:17
Scientists explore the home of a bat species that is confined to a single cave in Cuba.

Trump Authorizes a Space Command. Next, He Wants a Space Force.

NYT Science - Thu, 08/29/2019 - 17:08
While there is widespread agreement on the need to protect American interests in space, there is disagreement on how to go about it.

Hospitals Should Replace Infection-Prone Scopes With Safer Models, F.D.A. Says

NYT Science - Thu, 08/29/2019 - 15:27
Reusable duodenoscopes, used for internal examinations of patients, have been linked to a series of hospital outbreaks.

Many Genes Influence Same-Sex Sexuality, Not a Single ‘Gay Gene’

NYT Science - Thu, 08/29/2019 - 11:51
The largest study of same-sex sexual behavior finds the genetics are complicated, and social and environmental factors are also key.

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