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Manta ray in distress helped by divers

BBC Science - Fri, 07/12/2019 - 09:52
Deep-water divers Jake Wilton and Monty Halls formed an unlikely friendship with a manta ray after she appeared to ask them for help.

Rene Favaloro, a Pioneering Surgeon, Is Honored in Today’s Google Doodle

NYT Science - Fri, 07/12/2019 - 08:29
Dr. Favaloro, a leader in heart-bypass surgery and a revered figure in Argentina, died in 2000.

Rene Favaloro, a Leader in Early Heart-Bypass Surgery, Died at 77

NYT Science - Fri, 07/12/2019 - 08:29
Dr. Favaloro, a pioneer in heart-bypass surgery and a revered figure in Argentina, died in 2000.

Neglected After Apollo, the Moon Comes Back Around

NYT Science - Fri, 07/12/2019 - 03:55
Something of a new lunar race is underway, but the motivations differ from what put men on the moon 50 years ago.

Manhattanhenge July 2019: When and Where to Watch

NYT Science - Fri, 07/12/2019 - 03:40
It got rained out in May, but you’ll get another chance to take “the best sunset picture of the year” in New York on Friday and Saturday.

Your Apollo 11-Inspired Guide to Eclipses, Supermoons and More Lunar Events

NYT Science - Fri, 07/12/2019 - 02:00
Eclipses, supermoons and other astronomical highlights to look forward to, years into the future.

The coal mine that ate Hambacher forest

BBC Science - Thu, 07/11/2019 - 17:38
Much of Germany's power is still made by burning coal. Activists have occupied a forest in protest.

India air pollution: Will Gujarat's 'cap and trade' programme work?

BBC Science - Thu, 07/11/2019 - 17:00
An Indian state has launched the world's first "cap and trading" programme to curb air pollution.

As Climate Changes, Hurricanes Get Wetter

NYT Science - Thu, 07/11/2019 - 13:04
The Gulf Coast is being inundated with rain and preparing for possible landfall of a tropical storm. A study of recent hurricanes found that climate change increased rainfall by up to 9 percent.

Andrew Dibner, Medical Alert Pioneer, Is Dead at 93

NYT Science - Thu, 07/11/2019 - 12:56
Concerned about what happens when people fall and can’t reach a telephone to call an ambulance, Mr. Dibner, a psychologist, developed a system to help.

Francine Shapiro, Developer of Eye-Movement Therapy, Dies at 71

NYT Science - Thu, 07/11/2019 - 12:40
Dr. Shapiro’s technique for dealing with trauma was initially met with some skepticism. But it has attracted devotees worldwide.

Hold ‘Em or Fold ‘Em? This A.I. Bluffs With the Best

NYT Science - Thu, 07/11/2019 - 12:12
Pluribus, a poker-playing algorithm, can beat the world’s top human players, proving that machines, too, can master our mind games.

Woman Was Fatally Impaled by Metal Straw

NYT Science - Thu, 07/11/2019 - 08:55
A coroner’s report about the grisly case in Britain warned about the dangers of metal straws, which have surged in popularity but drawn criticism from advocates for people with disabilities.

Russian nuclear submarine: Norway finds big radiation leak

BBC Science - Thu, 07/11/2019 - 08:53
Experts say there is no alarm, despite a high level of caesium at a Soviet-era submarine wreck.

Why Did This Extinct Bird Have Such a Weird, Long Toe?

NYT Science - Thu, 07/11/2019 - 08:14
The Cretaceous Period flyer, trapped in amber 99 million years ago, had features unlike any bird living today.

Stonehenge mini model reveals sound of monument

BBC Science - Thu, 07/11/2019 - 08:03
The model gives an insight "into what our ancestors would have heard", an academic says.

Wreckfish: The fish that gobbles up unsuspecting sharks

BBC Science - Thu, 07/11/2019 - 08:03
These sharks thought it was swordfish on the menu, but there was something hungrier in the darkness.

Life in a City Without Water: Anxious, Exhausting and Sweaty

NYT Science - Thu, 07/11/2019 - 07:19
A weak monsoon and years of draining groundwater have parched Chennai, a city of nearly five million people on the southeastern coast of India.

President Trump Withdraws Plan to Eliminate Drug Price Rebates

NYT Science - Thu, 07/11/2019 - 05:59
The proposal would have lowered costs under Medicare for consumers needing expensive drugs, but would have raised Medicare premiums.

Should Neil Armstrong’s Bootprints Be on the Moon Forever?

NYT Science - Thu, 07/11/2019 - 03:41
With renewed interest in the moon, some say it’s time to consider whether, and how, to preserve humanity’s lunar heritage.


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