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A68: World's biggest iceberg is on the move

BBC Science - Thu, 07/11/2019 - 03:33
The giant block of ice has spun around and is now moving north along the Antarctic Peninsula.

Rolling Out the Welcome Mat for Travelers With Autism

NYT Science - Thu, 07/11/2019 - 02:00
A growing number of theme parks, hotels and special attractions are introducing autism training and sensory guides.

Climate change: How hot cities could be in 2050

BBC Science - Thu, 07/11/2019 - 01:48
Edinburgh will feel like Paris and Leeds could be as warm as Melbourne, according to a study.

Hayabusa-2: Japanese spacecraft lands for final asteroid mission

BBC Science - Wed, 07/10/2019 - 22:33
The Hayabusa-2 craft will pick up fresh space rock that could help explain how the universe evolved.

European Vega rocket lost minutes after liftoff

BBC Science - Wed, 07/10/2019 - 21:30
The rocket carrying a satellite is believed to have landed in the sea, the first failure in 15 launches.

Mumbai rains: Is India's weather becoming more extreme?

BBC Science - Wed, 07/10/2019 - 17:20
With Mumbai seeing its heaviest rain in a decade, Reality Check looks at India's extreme weather patterns.

Artificial lionfish powered by ‘robotic blood’

BBC Science - Wed, 07/10/2019 - 17:19
The circulatory system fitted to the synthetic fish allows it to be powered for about 40 hours.

Apollo 11: 'The greatest single broadcast in television history'

BBC Science - Wed, 07/10/2019 - 16:21
The moon landing 50 years ago brought previously unthinkable images and ideas to millions.

Pollution warning over car tyre and brake dust

BBC Science - Wed, 07/10/2019 - 16:02
Even going electric won't stop cars polluting city streets, government advisers say.

Environmental work in Brecon Beacons estate handed to young people

BBC Science - Wed, 07/10/2019 - 16:00
The project will restore habitats and ecosystems and explore innovative farming and forestry approaches.

It Blasted an Asteroid. Now This Japanese Spacecraft Will Inspect Its Work.

NYT Science - Wed, 07/10/2019 - 15:31
Hayabusa2 will try to collect a sample scattered from a crater made on the surface of the space rock Ryugu in April.

State Dept. Intelligence Analyst Quits to Protest Blocked House Testimony

NYT Science - Wed, 07/10/2019 - 14:53
The analyst, Rod Schoonover, spoke in June before the House Intelligence Committee, but the White House refused to approve his written testimony for entry into the record.

Hawaii Telescope Project, Long Disputed, Approaches Construction

NYT Science - Wed, 07/10/2019 - 13:55
The governor is expected to announce that the Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea, bitterly opposed by local activists, will get underway.

How Cameron Boyce’s Epilepsy May Have Caused His Death at 20

NYT Science - Wed, 07/10/2019 - 13:49
The Disney Channel star’s family released a statement confirming his medical condition, which led to a fatal seizure over the weekend. In the U.S., about 2,600 people a year die from a disorder known as sudden unexpected death in epilepsy.

This Drug, Underused in the U.S., May Help Make H.I.V. Very Rare in Australia

NYT Science - Wed, 07/10/2019 - 12:10
The most recent advance in Australia’s decades-long fight against the virus is the rapid adoption of a preventive drug regimen known as PrEP.

An #Instaworthy Deal: Reformation, the Fashion Brand, Sells a Majority Stake

NYT Science - Wed, 07/10/2019 - 11:53
Permira’s acquisition of the eco-friendly label underscores a recent shift by private equity firms from high-end to contemporary fashion.

Suzanne Eaton, US scientist, found killed in WW2 bunker on Crete

BBC Science - Wed, 07/10/2019 - 11:48
Police on the Greek island say Suzanne Eaton, who was there for a conference, died of suffocation.

A Skull Bone Discovered in Greece May Alter the Story of Human Prehistory

NYT Science - Wed, 07/10/2019 - 10:48
The bone, found in a cave, is the oldest modern human fossil ever discovered in Europe. It hints that humans began leaving Africa far earlier than once thought.

Earliest modern human found outside Africa

BBC Science - Wed, 07/10/2019 - 10:17
Researchers have found the earliest example of our species outside Africa.

Two U.K. Hospitals Allow Vape Shops in Bid to Promote Smoking Ban

NYT Science - Wed, 07/10/2019 - 08:41
Although e-cigarettes have met with criticism in the United States, public health officials in Britain have embraced their use as effective for people who want to quit smoking.


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