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Commerce Chief Threatened Firings at NOAA After Trump’s Dorian Tweets, Sources Say

NYT Science - Mon, 09/09/2019 - 13:40
Wilbur L. Ross Jr. made the threat after the agency’s Alabama office contradicted the president’s claim that Hurricane Dorian might hit the state.

We’re Barely Listening to the U.S.’s Most Dangerous Volcanoes

NYT Science - Mon, 09/09/2019 - 12:31
A thicket of red tape and regulations have made it difficult for volcanologists to build monitoring stations along Mount Hood and other active volcanoes.

Victor Vescovo: Adventurer reaches deepest ocean locations

BBC Science - Mon, 09/09/2019 - 11:59
Financier Victor Vescovo completes his quest to visit the deepest parts of Earth's five oceans.

Taking the Pulse of a Sandstone Tower in Utah

NYT Science - Mon, 09/09/2019 - 11:59
Castleton Tower, near Moab, pulsates at about the rate of a human heartbeat as it taps into the earth’s natural vibrations.

Juul Illegally Marketed E-Cigarettes, F.D.A. Says

NYT Science - Mon, 09/09/2019 - 10:42
The agency sent a warning letter to the company, saying it violated regulations by touting its vaping products as safer than traditional tobacco cigarettes.

How Does Antarctica’s Only Native Insect Survive Extreme Cold?

NYT Science - Mon, 09/09/2019 - 09:41
The Antarctic midge spends more than half its life frozen. A better understanding of how it does so could have implications for human health.

Who’s Missing From Breast Cancer Trials? Men, Says the F.D.A.

NYT Science - Mon, 09/09/2019 - 07:32
Men do get breast cancer, but they account for fewer than 1 percent of patients and often receive inadequate care.

Chandrayaan 2: What may have gone wrong with India's Moon mission?

BBC Science - Mon, 09/09/2019 - 03:52
The BBC asks former members of India's space agency what went wrong with its most complex mission.

Vet says badger culls caused 'immense pain'

BBC Science - Sun, 09/08/2019 - 22:38
The 9,000 animals culled to control cattle TB suffered terribly, says a former government adviser.

Defeat malaria in a generation - here's how

BBC Science - Sun, 09/08/2019 - 16:17
The world could be free of malaria by 2050, says a major report that sets out the road to eradication.

The 'zombie fungus' and the climbing dead

BBC Science - Sun, 09/08/2019 - 16:03
Marvel at some of the highly commended images from the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.

Solar panels: Thousands of customers complain

BBC Science - Sun, 09/08/2019 - 16:02
People who took out large loans say the thousands of pounds in savings they were promised have not materialised.

India Says It Has Located Chandrayaan-2 Lander on Moon’s Surface

NYT Science - Sun, 09/08/2019 - 06:40
The chief of the Indian space agency told reporters that the spacecraft’s condition was unclear, but that he expected it had experienced a “hard landing.”

Catherine McKenna: Canada environment minister given extra security

BBC Science - Sun, 09/08/2019 - 05:11
Canada's Catherine McKenna says she has been the target of increasing abuse and threats.

In case you missed it

BBC Science - Sat, 09/07/2019 - 16:54
If you were one of the millions watching BBC Parliament this week, here are some stories you may have missed.

How Japan's appetite for watching whales is growing

BBC Science - Sat, 09/07/2019 - 16:00
Evidence suggests there may now be more of a future in enjoying whales in the wild than eating them.

What You Need to Know About Vaping-Related Lung Illness

NYT Science - Sat, 09/07/2019 - 15:14
Coughing, fatigue and shortness of breath are warning signs for anyone who has vaped within the last 90 days.

A Mountain Top Called ‘Little Man’ Falls in Norway, and Residents Weep

NYT Science - Sat, 09/07/2019 - 07:39
For five years, geologists in Norway had urgently warned that the top of a mountain called “Little Man” could collapse and destroy huge swaths of a nearby town. After the 16th warning, it fell.

Canada Geese and a Golf Club Face Off in Vermont

NYT Science - Sat, 09/07/2019 - 04:00
The Quechee Club postponed plans to invite hunters on its property after animal rights groups and residents lobbed complaints.

Help! There’s a Bear in My Airbnb

NYT Science - Fri, 09/06/2019 - 23:11
Lake Tahoe is home to some 300 bears in the summer, and cabins, campgrounds and cars often experience nightly Goldilocks-style break-ins. Time to call the Bear Lady.


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