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As Swine Fever Roils Asia, Hogs Are Culled and Dinner Plans Change

NYT Science - Tue, 05/14/2019 - 03:41
An African swine fever outbreak that had been centered in China is rapidly spreading to neighboring countries, pushing up prices of pork, a staple in many Asian nations.

Jakobshavn Isbrae: Mighty Greenland glacier slams on brakes

BBC Science - Tue, 05/14/2019 - 03:10
Jakobshavn Isbrae - the likely originator of the Titanic iceberg - goes into an unexpected quiet mode.

Mind: Firing Up the Neural Symphony

NYT Science - Tue, 05/14/2019 - 02:00
Scientists are racing to treat brain disabilities with electrical stimulation. Here’s a metaphor to help make sense of the progress.

Lens: Documenting Climate Change by Air, Land and Sea

NYT Science - Tue, 05/14/2019 - 01:00
The New York Times photographer Josh Haner has spent the past four years capturing the effects of climate change around the world and under water.

Butterfly temperature research 'could boost survival chances'

BBC Science - Tue, 05/14/2019 - 00:23
Conservationists hope the results will help them understand how butterflies survive in a warming climate.

For Artemis Mission to Moon, NASA Seeks to Add Billions to Budget

NYT Science - Mon, 05/13/2019 - 19:36
The funds would help accelerate the agency’s schedule for returning astronauts to the lunar surface by 2024.

$2 Billion Verdict Against Monsanto Is Third to Find Roundup Caused Cancer

NYT Science - Mon, 05/13/2019 - 18:08
A state jury’s award for a Northern California couple followed awards in separate cases in March and August, and was the largest by far.

Essay: Why Apollo 10 Stopped Just 47,000 Feet From the Moon

NYT Science - Mon, 05/13/2019 - 14:39
In a year when we’ll celebrate Apollo 11’s 50th anniversary, it’s worth remembering the pathfinders who completed the same mission with one critical order: don’t actually land on the moon.

Stem Cell Treatments Flourish With Little Evidence That They Work

NYT Science - Mon, 05/13/2019 - 11:47
The F.D.A. has taken an industry-friendly approach toward companies using unproven cell cocktails to treat people desperate for relief from aging or damaged joints.

We cannot evict birds with netting, say MPs

BBC Science - Mon, 05/13/2019 - 09:49
A petition signed by 350,000 people calls for "netting" of trees and hedges to be a criminal offence.

Goro Shimura, 89, Mathematician With Broad Impact, Is Dead

NYT Science - Mon, 05/13/2019 - 09:25
His insights provided the foundation for the proof of Fermat’s Last Theorem and led to tools widely used in modern cryptography.

Moonquakes Hint at a Tectonically Living Moon

NYT Science - Mon, 05/13/2019 - 09:10
Some seismic readings from the lunar surface couldn’t be explained — until now.

Aeolus: Wind-mapping space laser is losing power

BBC Science - Mon, 05/13/2019 - 08:16
Europe's Aeolus spacecraft is gathering fantastic new data on global winds - but it's also got a problem.

Mariana Trench: Record-breaking journey to the bottom of the ocean

BBC Science - Mon, 05/13/2019 - 07:24
Victor Vescovo descended almost 11km in a submersible to the deepest part of the Pacific Ocean.

Mariana Trench: Deepest-ever sub dive finds plastic bag

BBC Science - Mon, 05/13/2019 - 07:00
An American explorer finds plastic waste on the seafloor while breaking the record for the deepest ever dive.

Faroe Islands 'close down' as tourists fly in to repair them

BBC Science - Sun, 05/12/2019 - 16:06
The Faroe Islands declared themselves shut down as foreign volunteers came to take part in sustainable tourism.

Apollo Moon landing: The 13 minutes that defined a century

BBC Science - Sun, 05/12/2019 - 15:35
The Apollo 11 landing: What did it take to pull off one of the greatest achievements in human history?

Dr. Arthur Zitrin, Bioethicist and Death Penalty Foe, Dies at 101

NYT Science - Sun, 05/12/2019 - 12:05
An authority on bioethics at New York University for decades, Dr. Zitrin sought to discipline physicians who assisted in executions by lethal injection.

Political will to fight climate change is fading, warns UN chief

BBC Science - Sun, 05/12/2019 - 03:55
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urges world leaders to follow science advice on climate change.

Your 5G Phone Won’t Hurt You. But Russia Wants You to Think Otherwise.

NYT Science - Sun, 05/12/2019 - 02:00
RT America, a network known for sowing disinformation, has a new alarm: the coming ‘5G Apocalypse.’

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