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Scientists find cocaine in shrimps in Suffolk rivers

BBC Science - Wed, 05/01/2019 - 00:39
Researchers collected samples from rivers in Suffolk and found the drug when testing for chemicals.

Like ‘Uber for Organs’: Drone Delivers Kidney to Maryland Woman

NYT Science - Tue, 04/30/2019 - 17:16
A team at the University of Maryland is developing drone technology to deliver organs faster and give doctors timely updates on their transit.

Drug Agency Calls for Strong Warning Labels on Popular Sleep Aids

NYT Science - Tue, 04/30/2019 - 16:42
The labels must mention that side effects include risky behaviors, such as sleepwalking and sleep driving, that can lead to injury and even death.

Should Adults Get a Measles Booster Shot?

NYT Science - Tue, 04/30/2019 - 16:05
Measles outbreaks have occurred in 22 states. Now adults are wondering if they are immune and whether they should get a shot of the vaccine. Here’s what you need to know.

Some common concerns about electric cars explained.

BBC Science - Tue, 04/30/2019 - 16:04
4 common concerns about electric cars explained.

Trilobites: The Microbots Are on Their Way

NYT Science - Tue, 04/30/2019 - 15:44
Tiny sensors with tinier legs, stamped out of silicon wafers, could one day soon help fix your cellphone battery or study your brain.

Leuser rainforest: The elephant men of Bener Meriah

BBC Science - Tue, 04/30/2019 - 14:47
A group of locals are the only thing preventing human-elephant conflict in a deforested area of Indonesian rainforest.

Leuser rainforest: Baby orangutans rescued from Indonesia's pet trade

BBC Science - Tue, 04/30/2019 - 14:46
As Indonesian orangutans come into closer contact with humans, they are at increasing risk of capture.

Yeti Footprints Found in Nepal Are Maybe (Definitely) From a Bear

NYT Science - Tue, 04/30/2019 - 14:16
The Indian Army posted photos on Twitter of what they believed were the footprints of a yeti. Social media responded with theories of its own.

At War: Why Whales and Dolphins Join the Navy, in Russia and the U.S.

NYT Science - Tue, 04/30/2019 - 13:15
A former Navy officer who is now a New York Times reporter explains how the American military trains marine mammals for underwater operations.

F.D.A. Approves IQOS, a New Tobacco Device

NYT Science - Tue, 04/30/2019 - 11:48
The agency said the “heat-not-burn” tobacco device was an alternative to traditional cigarettes.

The Climate-Friendly Vegetable You Ought to Eat

NYT Science - Tue, 04/30/2019 - 08:31
Kelp is delicious and versatile, and farming it is actively good for the ocean. Melissa Clark wants you to just try a bite.

A Taste of Seaweed

NYT Science - Tue, 04/30/2019 - 08:31
If you’re not ready to cook with kelp but are interested in trying a bite or two, here are some prepared seaweed products worth seeking out.

Michael Gove 'shares high ideals' of climate protesters

BBC Science - Tue, 04/30/2019 - 08:06
The environment secretary agrees with some of Extinction Rebellion's demands, but says there are "open questions" about the timescale for action.

Extinction Rebellion: Activists say meeting with Michael Gove 'disappointing'

BBC Science - Tue, 04/30/2019 - 07:45
Extinction Rebellion says the environment secretary refused declare a climate emergency.

Signs of faster melting in world's largest ice shelf

BBC Science - Tue, 04/30/2019 - 07:27
Part of the world's largest ice shelf is melting 10 times faster than the rest, shedding light on how it might respond to climate change.

From Apples to Popcorn, Climate Change Is Altering the Foods America Grows

NYT Science - Tue, 04/30/2019 - 02:00
In every region, farmers and scientists are trying to adapt an array of crops to warmer temperatures, invasive pests, erratic weather and earlier growing seasons.

In a Switch, Some Republicans Start Citing Climate Change as Driving Their Policies

NYT Science - Tue, 04/30/2019 - 02:00
Driven partly by polls showing voters in both parties — particularly younger ones — are worried about a warming planet, some lawmakers are changing how they talk about climate change.

Reinventing the Tomato for Survival in a Changing World

NYT Science - Tue, 04/30/2019 - 02:00
Like other small farmers and researchers, Brad Gates is trying to ensure a future for the tomato by breeding hardier varieties and persuading more Americans to grow their own.

How Does Your Love of Wine Contribute to Climate Change?

NYT Science - Tue, 04/30/2019 - 02:00
Consumers don’t have access to much information about how businesses operate, but they can ask questions and focus on one tangible item, the bottle.

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