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Extinction: Last chance to save 'rhinos of the oceans'

BBC Science - Fri, 08/23/2019 - 17:10
Sharks and rays pushed towards extinction by the shark fin trade are hot on the agenda at key wildlife talks.

Climate change: Should you fly, drive or take the train?

BBC Science - Fri, 08/23/2019 - 16:37
How should you travel to reduce your carbon footprint?

How a Bitter Divorce Battle on Earth Led to Claims of a Crime in Space

NYT Science - Fri, 08/23/2019 - 16:21
NASA is examining a claim that an astronaut improperly accessed the bank account of her estranged spouse from the Space Station.

First Death in a Spate of Vaping Sicknesses Reported by Health Officials

NYT Science - Fri, 08/23/2019 - 13:13
An Illinois patient has died after suffering lung-related illnesses from vaping, although federal officials disclosed few details about the circumstances.

Giraffes Get New Protections, but Will It Be Enough?

NYT Science - Fri, 08/23/2019 - 11:20
International trade of giraffes will now be regulated, but habitat loss and bush meat poaching remain the predominant threats to the species.

Nasa astronauts train in underwater space station

BBC Science - Fri, 08/23/2019 - 10:10
Nasa astronauts have been sampling the spacecraft experience at the Johnson Space Centre in Texas.

In Defense of Sea Gulls: They’re Smart, and They Co-Parent, 50/50 All the Way

NYT Science - Fri, 08/23/2019 - 07:49
Besides, if people weren’t such slobs, gulls would never have learned about French fries.

Gloucestershire man walks tortoise to the pub every day

BBC Science - Fri, 08/23/2019 - 06:26
Nancy Drew the tortoise has become famous around Tewkesbury, with people loving to stop and say hello.

Kenya northern white rhinos: Vets harvest eggs from last two females

BBC Science - Fri, 08/23/2019 - 06:21
It is hoped the unprecedented procedure will prevent the extinction of the northern white rhino.

'I will give my last drop of blood for this forest'

BBC Science - Fri, 08/23/2019 - 04:05
Members of Brazil's Mura tribe vow to defend their land, as wildfires rage in the Amazon rainforest.

Life-Changing Drugs Almost Nobody Can Afford

NYT Science - Fri, 08/23/2019 - 03:06
A New TV Show from The New York Times on FX and Hulu

The Amazon in Brazil is on fire - how bad is it?

BBC Science - Thu, 08/22/2019 - 18:44
Thousands of fires are ravaging the Amazon rainforest in Brazil. How bad are they?

This Daily Pill Cut Heart Attacks by Half. Why Isn’t Everyone Getting It?

NYT Science - Thu, 08/22/2019 - 16:24
“Polypills” of generic drugs may dramatically reduce heart attacks and strokes in poor countries, a new study suggests. Some experts still aren’t enthusiastic.

Pigs' emotions could be read by new farming technology

BBC Science - Thu, 08/22/2019 - 16:18
New technology has been developed to detect how happy the animals are.

Workers at Big Government Lab Sue Over Exposure to a Toxic Chemical

NYT Science - Thu, 08/22/2019 - 11:40
Former technicians at the Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York say the were sickened by exposure to a toxic cleaning compound.

How to Rebound After a Disaster: Move, Don’t Rebuild, Research Suggests

NYT Science - Thu, 08/22/2019 - 11:34
A paper in the journal Science makes a case that, sometimes, retreating from nature instead of fighting it can open up new opportunities for communities.

In Cuba, a ‘Hidden’ Zika Outbreak

NYT Science - Thu, 08/22/2019 - 11:07
The mosquito-borne virus spread through the island in 2017, but global health officials failed to sound the alarm.

Giraffes given greater protection from unregulated trade as numbers fall

BBC Science - Thu, 08/22/2019 - 09:17
Numbers of the world's tallest mammal have fallen in Africa by 40% in the past three decades.

Soap, Detergent and Even Laxatives Could Turbocharge a Battery Alternative

NYT Science - Thu, 08/22/2019 - 08:36
Researchers are trying to develop options to lithium-ion and other batteries in a quest for quick bursts of power and extended energy storage.

Underwater Video Offers New Look at Titanic Wreck

NYT Science - Thu, 08/22/2019 - 08:24
The footage, captured by a team from Triton Submarines, showed the deterioration of the R.M.S. Titanic. The company said it was the first such visit in nearly 14 years.

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