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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.

Skomer Island managers seek 'fit and hardy' staff

BBC Science - Tue, 12/31/2019 - 05:49
The Wildlife Trust is looking to recruit a deputy warden and a visitor officer to work on the island.

How to Travel With Medical Marijuana

NYT Science - Tue, 12/31/2019 - 02:00
Even as more states allow medical marijuana, traveling between states with cannabis can leave patients in legal limbo.

Opioid Deaths Rise When Auto Plants Close, Study Shows

NYT Science - Mon, 12/30/2019 - 09:34
Research found 85 percent more deaths among those of prime working age in places where car factories closed compared with where they stayed open.

F.D.A. Failed to Ensure Safe Prescribing of Opioids, Documents Show

NYT Science - Mon, 12/30/2019 - 08:33
The agency, whose oversight of opioid safety has largely eluded scrutiny, did not improve flawed programs designed to reduce addiction and overdoses.

Bank of England chief issues climate change warning

BBC Science - Mon, 12/30/2019 - 02:51
Mark Carney said the financial sector had begun to curb investment in fossil fuels. but slowly.

An Afterlife So Perilous, You Needed a Guidebook

NYT Science - Mon, 12/30/2019 - 02:00
Archaeologists unearthed the remains of a 4,000-year-old “Book of Two Ways” — a guide to the Egyptian underworld, and the earliest copy of the first illustrated book.

In Indonesia, Outlaw Gold Miners Poison Themselves to Survive

NYT Science - Mon, 12/30/2019 - 01:28
One large mining company is trying to shut illegal operations, which use mercury. The small-scale miners say there’s no other way to earn a living.

When Greta Thunberg met Sir David Attenborough

BBC Science - Mon, 12/30/2019 - 00:06
The teenage activist and veteran naturalist talk to each other for the first time (via Skype).

Chinese Scientist Who Genetically Edited Babies Gets 3 Years in Prison

NYT Science - Sun, 12/29/2019 - 22:49
He Jiankui’s work was also carried out on a third infant, according to China’s state media, in a new disclosure that is likely to add to the global uproar over such experiments.

Bank of England chief Mark Carney issues climate change warning

BBC Science - Sun, 12/29/2019 - 18:38
The world will face irreversible heating unless firms shift priorities, Mark Carney tells the BBC.

Greta Thunberg's father: 'She is happy, but I worry'

BBC Science - Sun, 12/29/2019 - 18:13
The activist's father says he thought her skipping school to fight climate change was a "bad idea".

The best space images of 2019

BBC Science - Sun, 12/29/2019 - 17:07
With some blockbuster space missions underway, 2019 saw some amazing images beamed back to Earth.

Hydrogen-powered drones could point way to future travel

BBC Science - Sun, 12/29/2019 - 16:49
Hydrogen-powered drones have several advantages to lithium ion-powered ones, says Dr Enass Abo-Hamed.

The best science long reads of 2019

BBC Science - Sat, 12/28/2019 - 16:54
A selection of the best science and environment features published this year.

Action over roadside rubbish thrown out of car windows

BBC Science - Sat, 12/28/2019 - 16:35
A law could be strengthened to punish people who throw litter out of vehicle windows.

‘Gardening gives me a lot of peace’

BBC Science - Sat, 12/28/2019 - 16:21
Joanna is an urban gardener trying to reconnect with nature in Singapore.

Science Under Attack: How Trump Is Sidelining Researchers and Their Work

NYT Science - Sat, 12/28/2019 - 11:58
In three years, the administration has diminished the role of science in policymaking while disrupting research projects nationwide. Experts say the effects could be felt for years.

Extinction: A million species at risk, so what is saved?

BBC Science - Fri, 12/27/2019 - 16:24
With around one million species at risk, how do conservationists decide what species to save?


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