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Chandrayaan-2: India's historic moonshot appears to end in failure

BBC Science - Fri, 09/06/2019 - 14:55
India's space agency lost contact with Chandrayaan-2 shortly before the craft was expected to land.

Major Opioid Maker Is Close to Settling Case to Avert First Federal Trial

NYT Science - Fri, 09/06/2019 - 11:31
Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals announced a tentative agreement to pay $24 million to settle claims brought by two Ohio counties, and to give away $6 million of its drugs.

Chandrayaan-2: India aims for soft landing on Moon's south pole

BBC Science - Fri, 09/06/2019 - 11:18
India aims to become the first country to make a soft landing on the Moon's south pole.

Is This the World’s Most Accessible Museum?

NYT Science - Fri, 09/06/2019 - 08:24
Those without disabilities might not notice the innovations, but a museum in London is winning plaudits for its design and content.

Chandrayaan-2: How to Follow India’s Moon Landing

NYT Science - Fri, 09/06/2019 - 07:38
What you need to know about the mission and how to follow it.

Death By Diet Soda?

NYT Science - Fri, 09/06/2019 - 07:27
A new study that links artificially sweetened beverages to premature death is prompting public angst. Some scientists say it has significant flaws.

The Man Who Put His Money Behind Psychedelic Medicine

NYT Science - Fri, 09/06/2019 - 03:44
Tim Ferriss, the author of “The 4-Hour Workweek,” is behind a surge in funding for clinical research into psychedelic drugs.

Stranded whales: Numbers on the rise around UK shores

BBC Science - Fri, 09/06/2019 - 02:00
Diseases, fishing and plastic are some of the causes of whales and dolphins washing up on shores, say scientists.

Steven Gubser, a Bright Star in the Physics Universe, Dies at 47

NYT Science - Fri, 09/06/2019 - 02:00
He did groundbreaking work toward finding a “theory of everything.” He died in an Alpine rock-climbing accident.

Gender equality: 'No room at the top for women scientists'

BBC Science - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 19:49
The number of women climbing the career ladder in science remains "disappointingly low", says a study.

Drones warning over breeding seals in Pembrokeshire

BBC Science - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 17:04
Experts say the animals become agitated and go into the water, which could lead to them not returning.

White House Prepares to Revoke California’s Right to Set Tougher Pollution Rules

NYT Science - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 16:36
The move is a direct challenge to California but also the latest sign the president’s broader effort to roll back fuel economy standards has fallen into disarray.

Chandrayaan-2: The grand ambitions of India's second Moon mission

BBC Science - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 16:24
India will try to land a rover on the Moon, but how will it get there and why does it matter?

Are forest fires getting worse?

BBC Science - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 16:20
Forest fires are raging in many parts of the world but are there more than ever?

New York State Suspects Vitamin E May Have Played a Role in Vaping Illnesses

NYT Science - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 16:17
Health officials around the country are still investigating numerous possible causes and have tested only some of the devices used by ill patients.

Detecting a lethal poison in drinking water

BBC Science - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 16:16
Scientists hope a new test will help millions of people in Bangladesh avoid arsenic in their water.

India Looks Hopefully to the Moon Ahead of Chandrayaan-2 Landing

NYT Science - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 14:14
On Saturday, India could become the fourth country ever to land on the lunar surface.

How a Volcanic Eruption Set Off a Phytoplankton Bloom

NYT Science - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 13:37
Lava from Kilauea in Hawaii flowed into the Pacific last year and pushed nutrients to the surface. The result was a banquet for light-loving microbes.

As Disasters Multiply, Billions in Recovery Funds Go Unspent

NYT Science - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 12:29
The slow pace of government aid has left Americans more vulnerable to Hurricane Dorian and other storms. Climate change is making the problem worse.

How Did an Ancient Sea Turtle End Up Under a Dinosaur’s Foot?

NYT Science - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 12:28
Paleontologists believe the turtle became stranded and died after crawling across a tidal flat. Then it suffered the ultimate indignity of its time.

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