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Jeff Bezos’ Shot at the Moon? Blue Origin to Announce Vision for Space

NYT Science - Thu, 05/09/2019 - 12:27
The Amazon founder’s private rocket company has hinted that it may have plans for the moon’s ice-rich South Pole.

Many Hospitals Charge Double or Even Triple What Medicare Would Pay

NYT Science - Thu, 05/09/2019 - 10:07
A study of 25 states provides a rare glimpse of the stark disparities between what private insurers and the federal government paid for inpatient and outpatient care.

Trilobites: Wasps Passed This Logic Test. Can You?

NYT Science - Thu, 05/09/2019 - 08:57
The insects frequently found in your backyard appear to be the first invertebrate known to be capable of the skill of transitive inference.

Trilobites: Seeking Life in Antarctica? Look for the Penguins’ Outhouse

NYT Science - Thu, 05/09/2019 - 08:00
The continent, a researcher said, is the “ideal experimental lab,” for studying how nutrients relate to an ecosystem’s biodiversity.

Autonomous boat makes oyster run

BBC Science - Thu, 05/09/2019 - 05:42
A shellfish consignment is carried across the busy North Sea by an Uncrewed Surface Vessel.

Southend burial site 'UK's answer to Tutankhamun'

BBC Science - Thu, 05/09/2019 - 00:48
An Anglo-Saxon royal whose tomb was found next to a road in 2003 may have finally been identified.

Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant Is Shutting Down

NYT Science - Wed, 05/08/2019 - 20:48
The Pennsylvania facility, site of a disaster in 1979, has been struggling financially. It will close by the end of September, according to the company that owns it.

Climate change: UK flood planners 'must prepare for worst'

BBC Science - Wed, 05/08/2019 - 19:00
At least £1bn a year needs to be spent on defences and some communities may need to be moved, a report warns.

Climate change: Half world's biggest airlines don't offer carbon offsetting

BBC Science - Wed, 05/08/2019 - 17:50
Half the world's biggest airlines are not giving flyers the opportunity to offset the CO2 from their flights.

Would you buy a home made from poo?

BBC Science - Wed, 05/08/2019 - 17:34
Dried sewage from Europe's largest treatment works in east London is being turned into house bricks.

Hormone 'can reduce some women's chances of miscarriage'

BBC Science - Wed, 05/08/2019 - 17:01
Giving progesterone could to some women with early bleeding could save babies' lives, research suggests.

How to reduce your carbon footprint when you fly

BBC Science - Wed, 05/08/2019 - 16:08
Aviation contributes to climate change, but there are ways to reduce your flight's impact on the planet.

Brother and Sister of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Accuse Him of Spreading Misinformation on Vaccines

NYT Science - Wed, 05/08/2019 - 14:21
The relatives say the family has for decades been committed to vaccines and that Mr. Kennedy’s anti-vaccine messages are putting children at risk.

Global Health: A New Ebola Vaccine Strategy in Africa: Smaller Doses

NYT Science - Wed, 05/08/2019 - 13:21
As violence makes it harder to reach stricken villages in Congo, experts plan to stretch supplies and to give the vaccine to everyone, not just contacts of victims.

Missing Piece of Stonehenge Returned From Florida 60 Years After Removal

NYT Science - Wed, 05/08/2019 - 10:33
A worker had taken a section cut from one of the massive stones during restoration work in 1958, and held it in the United States for decades before returning it to England.

Matter: In This Doctor’s Office, a Physical Exam Like No Other

NYT Science - Wed, 05/08/2019 - 10:25
Genetic and molecular analysis of 109 volunteers turned up hidden health problems in about half of them. Critics say the approach amounted to ‘carpet-bombing’ the body.

Trilobites: Dinosaurs With Bat Wings Were More Than Legend

NYT Science - Wed, 05/08/2019 - 10:00
Chinese scientists first thought it was a prehistoric bird, until chipping away at the fossil revealed surprising features.

Drug Prices Will Soon Appear in Many TV Ads

NYT Science - Wed, 05/08/2019 - 08:57
A Trump administration change will require TV ads for prescription drugs covered by Medicare or Medicaid to include the list price if it is over $35.

For a Split Second, a (Simulated) Particle Went Backward in Time

NYT Science - Wed, 05/08/2019 - 07:16
Using a quantum computer, physicists successfully reversed time for an artificial atom. You can even try it at home.

Cambridge science history museum reopens after renovation

BBC Science - Wed, 05/08/2019 - 05:17
The Whipple Museum contains 10,000 scientific instruments with many dating from the 17th Century.

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