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Dollywood mannequin recycling tackles throwaway society

BBC Science - Mon, 05/06/2019 - 16:48
About 10,000 dummies and body parts are piled up at the creepy recycling centre.

United States Rattles Arctic Talks With a Sharp Warning to China and Russia

NYT Science - Mon, 05/06/2019 - 12:47
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, speaking in Finland at a meeting of the Arctic Council, warned both countries against “aggressive” actions in the region.

Ash dieback: Killer tree disease set to cost UK £15bn

BBC Science - Mon, 05/06/2019 - 12:09
The tree disease will cost taxpayers a third more than the foot-and-mouth outbreak in cattle in 2001.

Bengal Tigers May Not Survive Climate Change

NYT Science - Mon, 05/06/2019 - 09:21
The tigers of the Bangladesh Sundarbans may be gone in fifty years, according to a new study.

Is Conference Room Air Making You Dumber?

NYT Science - Mon, 05/06/2019 - 08:04
A small body of evidence suggests that when it comes to decision making, indoor air may matter more than we have realized.

Five things we've learned from nature crisis study

BBC Science - Mon, 05/06/2019 - 06:30
The UN's global assessment of nature has some hard hitting lessons for the world. Matt McGrath considers the critical takeaways.

Civilization Is Accelerating Extinction and Altering the Natural World at a Pace ‘Unprecedented in Human History’

NYT Science - Mon, 05/06/2019 - 06:09
A dire United Nations report, based on thousands of scientific studies, paints an urgent picture of biodiversity loss and finds that climate change is amplifying the danger to humanity.

Nature crisis: 'Shocking' report details threat to species

BBC Science - Mon, 05/06/2019 - 02:55
A compelling UN assessment shows the full picture of humanity's devastating impact on biodiversity and nature.

What does a biodiversity emergency mean for humans?

BBC Science - Sun, 05/05/2019 - 16:03
It's thought up to a million different species of animals and plants are facing extinction.

Nature loss: Report to show scale of 'silent crisis'

BBC Science - Sun, 05/05/2019 - 16:02
The world's most comprehensive - and damning - report on the state of nature is to be published in Paris.

The Eta Aquariids Meteor Shower Will Peak in Night Skies

NYT Science - Sun, 05/05/2019 - 01:04
It can light up night skies from dusk to dawn, and if you’re lucky you might be able to see it.

A Mystery Frequency Disrupted Car Fobs in an Ohio City, and Now Residents Know Why

NYT Science - Sat, 05/04/2019 - 16:57
For weeks, some garage doors would not open and some car doors would not unlock in a Cleveland suburb. After some sleuthing, officials say they discovered the reason.

Nature's emergency: Where we are in five graphics

BBC Science - Sat, 05/04/2019 - 16:06
Water and air pollution and deforestation are pushing the natural world to the brink.

Why is the US so bad at recycling?

BBC Science - Sat, 05/04/2019 - 16:03
Recycling has become so expensive that some cities have suspended their programmes.

Ebola Deaths Top 1,000 in Congo Amid Clinic Attacks

NYT Science - Sat, 05/04/2019 - 07:08
Hostility toward health workers continued to hamper efforts to contain the second-deadliest outbreak of the virus.

Ebola Deaths Top 1,000 in Congo Amid Clinic Attacks

NYT Science - Sat, 05/04/2019 - 05:06
Hostility toward health workers continued to hamper efforts to contain the second-deadliest outbreak of the virus.

You’ve Conquered the Escape Room. But Can You Escape the Lab?

NYT Science - Sat, 05/04/2019 - 02:00
A physicist at the University of Illinois devised an immersive game in which teams solve science puzzles to unlock a mystery — before it’s too late.

Nasa instrument heads to space station to map CO2

BBC Science - Sat, 05/04/2019 - 01:56
Nasa sends an instrument to the International Space Station to track carbon dioxide on Earth.

Connecting my bird box camera to the web

BBC Science - Fri, 05/03/2019 - 19:27
Lucy the blue tit is being live-streamed on YouTube after her bird box was connected to the web.

Leuser rainforest: Are palm oil farmers shooting orangutans?

BBC Science - Fri, 05/03/2019 - 16:05
Deforestation caused by palm oil cultivation is pushing orangutans closer to farmers who see them as pests.

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