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‘Predatory’ Scientific Publisher Is Hit With a $50 Million Judgment

NYT Science - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 14:30
The Federal Trade Commission accused Omics International, a publisher in India, of operating hundreds of fake research journals with deceptive business practices.

Israel Wants to Land on the Moon. First Its Spacecraft Needs to Stick the Orbit.

NYT Science - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 14:00
“It’s not a complex maneuver. It’s just not a time to have a sudden small problem. We’ll be nervous.”

Global Health: Scientists Thought They Had Measles Cornered. They Were Wrong.

NYT Science - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 08:15
Following intensive vaccination efforts, measles cases plunged across the world. Now clusters of new infections — some linked, some not — have confounded health officials.

Risky Stem-Cell Treatments Come Under F.D.A. Scrutiny — Again

NYT Science - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 07:43
Warning that unapproved stem-cell treatments put patients at risk, the F.D.A. is notifying clinics and manufacturers that flout its rules.

Five things people can do for a 'healthier environment'

BBC Science - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 07:20
Christiana Figueres, who helped secure the Paris Climate Change Agreement, gives her suggestions.

Climate change: 'Magic bullet' carbon solution takes big step

BBC Science - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 04:20
New CO2 removal technology gains significant investment from fossil fuel companies, but greens have doubts.

A 'magic bullet' to capture carbon dioxide?

BBC Science - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 04:02
A British Columbia-based company has shown that it can extract CO2 from the air in a cost-effective way.

Express Scripts Offers Diabetes Patients a $25 Cap for Monthly Insulin

NYT Science - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 03:30
Drug makers, insurers and pharmacy benefit managers face mounting pressure from Congress and the public to reduce the high list prices of drugs like insulin.

'Living fossil' given new home at ZSL London Zoo

BBC Science - Tue, 04/02/2019 - 22:03
The extremely rare Chinese giant salamander was rescued after an attempt to smuggle it into the UK.

Animal testing: US closes 'kitten slaughterhouse' after outcry

BBC Science - Tue, 04/02/2019 - 18:44
A government department had been using cats to research parasites that can cause kill humans.

Netting to stop birds nesting: Call for new safeguards

BBC Science - Tue, 04/02/2019 - 16:44
Wildlife experts want more controls on nets over hedges and trees, amid growing public concern.

Global Health: Cholera Is Spreading in Mozambique, and It’s Far From the Only Health Threat

NYT Science - Tue, 04/02/2019 - 16:00
About two million people are displaced, cholera has broken out, and malaria is expected. But doses of cholera vaccine have arrived, and the humanitarian crisis may yet be contained, aid agencies say.

Satellite plane-tracking goes global

BBC Science - Tue, 04/02/2019 - 11:20
A new space-based system to monitor aircraft worldwide is live and being trialled over the Atlantic.

Mars methane surge spotted from space

BBC Science - Tue, 04/02/2019 - 10:05
A European spacecraft has confirmed a report of methane being released from the surface of Mars.

Does anti-pollution make-up work?

BBC Science - Tue, 04/02/2019 - 10:04
Some make-up companies are reporting record sales of products which claim to protect skin from toxic air.

Canada warming twice as fast as the rest of the world, report says

BBC Science - Tue, 04/02/2019 - 09:56
The federal government report warns Canada's Arctic is most affected by the changing climate.

Ryanair one of Europe's top polluters, EU data suggests

BBC Science - Tue, 04/02/2019 - 07:16
It is the first time a company not running a coal-fired power plant has come near the top of the ranking.

Whale Is Found Dead in Italy With 48 Pounds of Plastic in Its Stomach

NYT Science - Tue, 04/02/2019 - 06:31
The pregnant animal, which washed ashore in Sardinia, was the latest in a grim international collection of whale carcasses burdened by plastic trash.

UK firms propose low-cost satellite radar

BBC Science - Tue, 04/02/2019 - 05:50
Two British companies are to push forward with the development of an ultra-low-cost radar satellite.

Coffee cup ban: Boston Tea Party's sales fall by £250k

BBC Science - Tue, 04/02/2019 - 02:30
Boston Tea Party's owner said global coffee shop brands were "putting profits before the planet".

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