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The Vampire Birds of the Galápagos Have Fascinating Inner Lives

NYT Science - Sat, 06/08/2019 - 02:00
Yes, there is such a thing as a vampire finch.

Even as Floods Worsen With Climate Change, Fewer People Insure Against Disaster

NYT Science - Sat, 06/08/2019 - 02:00
The Midwest floods have highlighted a gap in disaster readiness: Fewer Americans are buying flood insurance, even as climate change increases their risk.

One Small Tweet for Trump, One Giant Question for NASA’s Moon Plans

NYT Science - Fri, 06/07/2019 - 12:25
A tweet by the president clashed with earlier statements, including his own, about a renewed focus on moon exploration.

The Elderly Are Getting Complex Surgeries. Often It Doesn’t End Well.

NYT Science - Fri, 06/07/2019 - 11:45
Complication rates are high among the oldest patients. Now a surgeons’ group will propose standards for hospitals operating on the elderly.

Temperature maps from space would 'boost crop production'

BBC Science - Fri, 06/07/2019 - 10:37
A proposed European Union satellite mission could have major benefits for agriculture.

Want to Buy a Ticket to the Space Station? Soon, You Can.

NYT Science - Fri, 06/07/2019 - 08:40
NASA plans to open the International Space Station to commercial business, including tourism. But the tickets won’t be cheap.

Nasa to open International Space Station to tourists

BBC Science - Fri, 06/07/2019 - 08:21
The US space agency says it will allow tourists to visit the station from 2020.

A Cleveland River Once Oozed and Burned. It’s Now a Hot Spot.

NYT Science - Fri, 06/07/2019 - 02:00
The Cuyahoga River burst into flames for the last time in 1969. As tourism climbs, the city celebrates the river’s rebound 50 years later.

Antarctic glaciers to honour 'satellite heroes'

BBC Science - Fri, 06/07/2019 - 00:57
Antarctic glaciers are named after the spacecraft that revolutionised our understanding of the continent.

Michael Bloomberg Promises $500 Million to Help End Coal

NYT Science - Thu, 06/06/2019 - 18:06
The pledge by the former New York City mayor is part of an effort to close every coal-fired power plant in the United States and halt the growth of natural gas.

Large Ebola outbreaks new normal, says WHO

BBC Science - Thu, 06/06/2019 - 17:06
The two largest outbreaks of the disease have been in the past five years.

Blue belt zones to protect minke whales

BBC Science - Thu, 06/06/2019 - 16:46
Special protections are planned for minke whales and basking sharks in their feeding grounds around Scotland.

How fish and shrimps could be recruited as underwater spies

BBC Science - Thu, 06/06/2019 - 16:10
Animals have long been used for military purposes, but could marine creatures also act as sensors?

Automakers Tell Trump His Pollution Rules Could Mean ‘Untenable’ Instability and Lower Profits

NYT Science - Thu, 06/06/2019 - 15:43
In a letter signed by 17 industry giants including Ford, General Motors and Toyota, the firms asked Mr. Trump to go back to the negotiating table.

Solving a Leafy Mathematical Mystery

NYT Science - Thu, 06/06/2019 - 14:51
Researchers developed a model that explains a peculiar pattern found in a shrub common in Japan.

Encountering the ‘New Order’ at MoMA

NYT Science - Thu, 06/06/2019 - 12:50
The blind spots and new possibilities of the technologies we love (and hate).

Climate change: Emissions target could cost UK £1tn, warns Hammond

BBC Science - Thu, 06/06/2019 - 03:20
The chancellor warns the PM that reducing greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050 could lower public spending.

Prehistoric stone engraved with horses found in France

BBC Science - Thu, 06/06/2019 - 02:13
A carving believed to be about 12,000 years old has been discovered in south-western France.

Why Have the Revered Crocodiles of This Island Nation Suddenly Started Killing People?

NYT Science - Thu, 06/06/2019 - 02:00
Two scientists traveled to East Timor to help solve a national murder mystery. The culprits, they say, might be migrants from Australia with a taste for blood.

How Scientists Use Nuclear Fallout to Identify Art Forgeries

NYT Science - Thu, 06/06/2019 - 01:32
Investigators trying to ferret out counterfeit artworks can apply techniques relying on radiocarbon dating.

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