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Partial Ban on E-Cigarette Flavors Is Issued

NYT Science - Thu, 01/02/2020 - 11:29
The F.D.A. says the restrictions will apply to closed cartridge systems, like the flavored pods that are popular with teenagers, but exempted the open tank systems sold in vape shops that permit custom mixing of flavors.

It’s Cold Outside, but Earth Is at Its Closest Approach to the Sun

NYT Science - Thu, 01/02/2020 - 11:00
Our planet’s elliptical orbit doesn’t affect winter or summer temperatures. But some astronomers wonder whether it’s a factor in why life survives.

Christian Health Cost-Sharing Ministries Offer No Guarantees

NYT Science - Thu, 01/02/2020 - 03:02
Some state regulators are scrutinizing nonprofit groups that enroll Americans struggling to pay for medical care, but aren’t legally bound to cover their members’ claims.

Climate change hope for hydrogen fuel

BBC Science - Wed, 01/01/2020 - 16:02
A trial where hydrogen is added to natural gas raises hopes of a low-carbon heating revolution.

Writing a ‘national anthem' for Mars

BBC Science - Wed, 01/01/2020 - 16:01
A former software analyst and rising opera star has penned a song for the Red Planet.

New Injection Method Makes an Old TB Vaccine Far More Powerful

NYT Science - Wed, 01/01/2020 - 10:24
Giving the vaccine intravenously to monkeys provided 90% protection against tuberculosis. More testing is needed before humans can be inoculated that way.

A.I. Is Learning to Read Mammograms

NYT Science - Wed, 01/01/2020 - 10:00
Computers that are trained to recognize patterns and interpret images may outperform humans at finding cancer on X-rays.

Zoo Fire Kills at Least 30 Animals in Germany

NYT Science - Wed, 01/01/2020 - 08:40
The blaze, which was reported shortly after midnight on New Year’s Day, burned down a monkey enclosure. Only two chimpanzees survived. The police said a flying lantern might have been the cause.

Chandrayaan-3: India plans third Moon mission

BBC Science - Wed, 01/01/2020 - 05:47
Plans for a new mission come months after the Chandrayaan-2 failed to land on the Moon.

The Tech That Will Invade Our Lives in 2020

NYT Science - Wed, 01/01/2020 - 02:00
From smart homes to ultrafast wireless speeds, here’s what to watch.

New Cruise Ships to Set Sail for Antarctica

NYT Science - Wed, 01/01/2020 - 02:00
Interested in the southernmost continent? Here’s a roundup of some of the new ships and itineraries planned for the bucket-list destination.

Palau is first country to ban 'reef toxic' sun cream

BBC Science - Tue, 12/31/2019 - 21:23
The move is designed to protect marine life around the Pacific island state.

Rocket Launches, Trips to Mars and More 2020 Space and Astronomy Events

NYT Science - Tue, 12/31/2019 - 21:05
A year full of highs and lows in space just ended, and the 12 months to come will be full of new highlights in orbit and beyond.

Meteor Showers in 2020 That Will Light Up Night Skies

NYT Science - Tue, 12/31/2019 - 21:00
All year long, Earth passes through streams of cosmic debris. Here’s a list of major meteor showers and how to spot one.

F.D.A. Plans to Ban Most E-Cigarette Flavors but Menthol

NYT Science - Tue, 12/31/2019 - 17:40
The tobacco and vaping industries and conservative allies intensively lobbied against a ban on popular flavored e-cigarettes.

Science Panel Staffed With Trump Appointees Says E.P.A. Rollbacks Lack Scientific Rigor

NYT Science - Tue, 12/31/2019 - 17:17
The Trump administration staffed an E.P.A. advisory panel with its choice of scientists, but they concluded that three significant regulatory rollbacks broke with established science.

Could relatives of measles virus jump from animals to us?

BBC Science - Tue, 12/31/2019 - 17:06
A group of viruses, of which measles is one, are adept at jumping to species barrier.

Chinese Scientist Is Accused of Smuggling Lab Samples, Amid Crackdown on Research Theft

NYT Science - Tue, 12/31/2019 - 15:33
Zaosong Zheng, a promising cancer researcher, confessed that he had planned to take the stolen samples to Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hospital, and publish the results under his own name.

Earthshot Prize: William and Kate launch prize to 'repair the Earth'

BBC Science - Tue, 12/31/2019 - 06:57
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge unveil a global prize to tackle climate issues in the next decade.

York to ban cars from city centre

BBC Science - Tue, 12/31/2019 - 06:38
The measure would ban all "non-essential" private car journeys in the city centre by 2023.

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