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Voyagers shed light on Solar System's structure

BBC Science - Mon, 11/04/2019 - 09:50
Data from spacecraft launched in the 1970s help determine the shape of the magnetic bubble around the Sun.

Voyager 2’s Discoveries From Interstellar Space

NYT Science - Mon, 11/04/2019 - 09:08
In its journey beyond the boundary of the solar wind’s bubble, the probe observed some notable differences from its twin, Voyager 1.

Tiny Brains Don’t Stop These Birds From Having a Complex Society

NYT Science - Mon, 11/04/2019 - 08:31
Scientists discovered that vulturine guineafowl live in multilevel societies reminiscent of our own.

Why Didn’t She Get Alzheimer’s? The Answer Could Hold a Key to Fighting the Disease

NYT Science - Mon, 11/04/2019 - 08:02
Researchers have found a woman with a rare genetic mutation that has protected her from dementia even though her brain has developed major neurological features of the disease.

Hoglets 'too light to hibernate' after wet summer, charity says

BBC Science - Mon, 11/04/2019 - 05:24
A wildlife centre in Leicestershire says it is "overwhelmed" with the numbers of underweight hoglets.

NASA and Boeing to Test Starliner Spacecraft’s Safety Systems

NYT Science - Mon, 11/04/2019 - 04:47
Boeing was one of two American companies chosen by the space agency to develop spacecraft for flying astronauts to the International Space Station.

Scientists With Links to China May Be Stealing Biomedical Research, U.S. Says

NYT Science - Sun, 11/03/2019 - 23:30
Nearly 200 investigations are underway at major academic centers. Critics fear that researchers of Chinese descent are being unfairly targeted.

Jane Fonda: 'I worry about climate activist Greta Thunberg'

BBC Science - Sat, 11/02/2019 - 22:54
The actress and activist on why she's being arrested each week but not wanting to go to prison.

General election 2019: Labour pledges billions for home energy upgrades

BBC Science - Sat, 11/02/2019 - 17:04
The party says a huge programme to fund household energy-saving would reduce bills and create jobs.

Cookies in space: Oven sent to ISS for baking experiments

BBC Science - Sat, 11/02/2019 - 12:14
An oven for baking chocolate chip cookies is making its way to the International Space Station.

Climate change: Asia 'coal addiction' must end, UN chief warns

BBC Science - Sat, 11/02/2019 - 11:18
António Guterres says Asian countries must use greener energy sources to tackle the climate crisis.

Woodhouse Colliery: First UK deep coal mine in decades to go ahead

BBC Science - Sat, 11/02/2019 - 08:58
The new mine in Cumbria could create 500 jobs but protesters argue it will contribute to global warming.

Leonardo Di Caprio: 'Greta Thunberg a leader of our time'

BBC Science - Sat, 11/02/2019 - 08:47
Hollywood star says he's optimistic about the future because of climate activist's campaigning.

After Her Illness Was Misdiagnosed as Madness, Susannah Cahalan Tackles Madness in Medicine

NYT Science - Sat, 11/02/2019 - 02:00
“The Great Pretender,” the new book by the author of “Brain on Fire,” is another medical detective story, but this time the person at the heart of the mystery is a doctor, not a patient.

Why Do Parrots Waste So Much Food?

NYT Science - Sat, 11/02/2019 - 02:00
The behavior is so consistent across species and in the wild that some scientists think it must be intentional.

Nairobi water: What's behind severe shortages?

BBC Science - Fri, 11/01/2019 - 19:09
The Kenyan capital city is facing water supply issues - how serious is the problem?

Climate change: Thousands invited to join citizens' assembly

BBC Science - Fri, 11/01/2019 - 18:08
Parliament is sending 30,000 invitations to people to take part in a citizen's assembly on climate change.

Electric cars: Best and worst places to charge your car

BBC Science - Fri, 11/01/2019 - 18:07
London and Scotland are the best places to find charging points, while Yorkshire is the worst.

The Aeronauts: Facts about fiction in Eddie Redmayne's new film

BBC Science - Fri, 11/01/2019 - 17:28
Eddie Redmayne's new movie The Aeronauts is based on real events - but just how accurate is it?

Fracking halted after government pulls support

BBC Science - Fri, 11/01/2019 - 17:02
Drilling for shale gas will cease in England - but the government stops short of an outright ban.

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