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Stranded baby elephant rescued from lake

BBC Science - Sat, 05/11/2019 - 16:32
Officials in north-east India guided an elephant calf to safety, after it became separated from its mother.

How Volunteer Sleuths Identified a Hiker and Her Killer After 36 Years

NYT Science - Sat, 05/11/2019 - 02:00
What does it actually take to identify a person through genetic genealogy? Wading through infidelities and pornography.

Global Health: Where Will Measles Break Out Next? Chicago, Los Angeles or Miami, Scientists Predict

NYT Science - Fri, 05/10/2019 - 16:48
A new study ranks the risks in U.S. counties by the numbers of unvaccinated children and proximity to international airports. But no one predicted the outbreak in Brooklyn.

Climate change 'may curb growth in UK flying'

BBC Science - Fri, 05/10/2019 - 16:40
The UK may need to review expansion of aviation to meet CO2 targets, the government admits.

How do you learn to drive on Mars?

BBC Science - Fri, 05/10/2019 - 14:56
Engineers are making sure their joint European-Russian rover will perform as expected on the Red Planet.

Take Two Bike Rides and Call Me in the Morning: Cycling as Doctor’s Orders

NYT Science - Fri, 05/10/2019 - 09:10
Doctors in Wales can now prescribe free bike rides to encourage people to exercise under a pilot program, the first in Britain.

Israel probes Golan Heights mass vulture poisoning

BBC Science - Fri, 05/10/2019 - 07:55
The killings wipe out half the vulture population in the Israeli-occupied territory.

Trilobites: How Fish May See Color in the Deep Ocean’s Darkness

NYT Science - Fri, 05/10/2019 - 07:39
Fish that have never known sunshine could be able to see the world in shades of blue and green we can’t even imagine.

He Crossed the Atlantic in a Barrel. We Asked Him About Dodging Ships and Using ‘La Toilette.’

NYT Science - Fri, 05/10/2019 - 06:13
The French adventurer Jean-Jacques Savin spent over four months alone, floating across the Atlantic Ocean. “It’s freedom,” he said.

Endangered kakapo parrot gets pioneering brain surgery

BBC Science - Fri, 05/10/2019 - 06:09
The procedure is a world-first amid efforts to save the species, native to New Zealand.

Europe 'takes too much of Earth resources'

BBC Science - Fri, 05/10/2019 - 04:12
Europeans are emitting too much carbon and using too much food and timber, a report says.

In a Flood-Prone State, Past Disasters Have Lessons to Teach

NYT Science - Fri, 05/10/2019 - 02:00
In 2008, the University of Iowa suffered a devastating flood. In a changing world, what happened next has lessons that go far beyond the Hawkeye state.

Crossing the Atlantic in a Giant Barrel

NYT Science - Fri, 05/10/2019 - 02:00
The French adventurer Jean-Jacques Savin spent over four months alone, floating across the Atlantic Ocean. “It’s freedom,” he said.

Times Insider: To Tell the Story of Biodiversity Loss, Make It About Humans

NYT Science - Fri, 05/10/2019 - 02:00
The authors of a sweeping United Nations report on species in danger of extinction faced the same question I often do in reporting: Why should anyone care about the loss of nature?

Climate change: How frogs could vanish from ponds

BBC Science - Thu, 05/09/2019 - 22:13
Climate change is having an impact on British wildlife, say scientists mapping a deadly frog disease.

Climate change: Scientists test radical ways to fix Earth's climate

BBC Science - Thu, 05/09/2019 - 22:00
Researchers plans for new centre to explore refreezing the poles, sucking out CO2 and ocean greening.

Jeff Bezos unveils Moon lander concept

BBC Science - Thu, 05/09/2019 - 17:42
Blue Origins claims that the lunar lander will be able to take humans to the Moon's south pole by 2024.

Global Health: Gilead Will Donate Truvada to U.S. for H.I.V. Prevention

NYT Science - Thu, 05/09/2019 - 17:16
The manufacturer will provide enough of the drug to supply 200,000 patients annually for more than a decade. Critics said it would not be enough to end the AIDS epidemic and questioned the company’s motives.

The elite soldiers protecting the Amazon rainforest

BBC Science - Thu, 05/09/2019 - 16:27
The Amazon is at risk from mining in French Guiana and it is the French Foreign Legion's job to protect it.

What Do New State Abortion Laws Really Mean for Women?

NYT Science - Thu, 05/09/2019 - 13:18
The so-called fetal "heartbeat" laws ban abortion before many women even know they're pregnant.

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