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Team plans colour film of black hole at galaxy's centre

BBC Science - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 08:49
The team that took the first ever image of a black hole announces plans to take a "razor sharp" full colour video of the one at the centre of our galaxy.

Tyrannosaurus rex had 'air-con' in its head

BBC Science - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 05:45
Two holes in the mighty predator's head may have helped it lose heat, according to scientists.

Loch Ness Monster may be a giant eel, say scientists

BBC Science - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 04:28
A DNA study rules out suggestions that "Nessie" is a prehistoric reptile or a shark.

Mystery surrounds lost German sea data station

BBC Science - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 02:48
A massive environmental monitoring unit on the seabed vanishes, baffling German experts.

US lifts ban on old-style light bulbs

BBC Science - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 02:35
The ban, due to start in 2020, could have seen the end to incandescent bulbs which waste energy.

A Creative Force in Understanding Genes

NYT Science - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 02:00
Dr. Heard grew up wanting to be a musician and is now an expert in epigenetics.

Raspberry Pi computer looks down on Earth

BBC Science - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 01:07
UK satellite company SSTL is taking pictures of the planet with the small educational computer.

How to Get TB Patients to Take Their Pills? Persistent Texting and a ‘Winners Circle’

NYT Science - Wed, 09/04/2019 - 16:20
The drug regimens can be grueling, and patients often quit taking their medications. But turning it into a cellphone competition helps.

Greenland: 'It's scary to see the ice melting'

BBC Science - Wed, 09/04/2019 - 16:15
Greenlanders talk about the impact of their country's giant ice sheet melting and what they can do about it.

Sally Floyd, Who Helped Things Run Smoothly Online, Dies at 69

NYT Science - Wed, 09/04/2019 - 15:39
In the early 1990s, Dr. Floyd was one of the inventors of Random Early Detection, which continues to play a vital role in the stability of the internet.

Another Patient Has Died From Lung Disease After Vaping

NYT Science - Wed, 09/04/2019 - 14:03
Health authorities in Oregon are investigating the case but would not identify the age of the patient or the brand of the device used.

Squirrels Relax When They Hear Birds Relaxing

NYT Science - Wed, 09/04/2019 - 12:53
Scientists show that squirrels have one ear tuned to the chatter of birds, and act on what they learn from eavesdropping.

Early animal had 'complex behaviour'

BBC Science - Wed, 09/04/2019 - 12:50
A millipede-like creature from 550 million years ago is among the earliest examples of this.

Behold Mortichnia, the Death Trail of an Ancient Worm

NYT Science - Wed, 09/04/2019 - 09:33
A 500-million-year-old fossil offered a rare treasure: The imprint of an animal that literally died in its tracks.

Johns Hopkins Opens New Center for Psychedelic Research

NYT Science - Wed, 09/04/2019 - 09:17
The research center, with $17 million from donors, aims to give “psychedelic medicine” a long-sought foothold in the scientific establishment.

Trump Administration Is Rolling Back Rules Requiring More Energy-Efficient Bulbs

NYT Science - Wed, 09/04/2019 - 08:30
In 2007, a bipartisan Congress said that requiring energy efficient light bulbs was the right idea. The Trump administration disagrees.

Sahara-Level Sand Dunes, Mediterranean-Blue Water: Welcome to Michigan

NYT Science - Wed, 09/04/2019 - 03:20
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is one of the Midwest’s most delightful surprises.

Greenland's rapidly vanishing glaciers

BBC Science - Tue, 09/03/2019 - 23:00
The BBC's David Shukman returns to the Sermilik glacier that he last visited in 2004.

Meat-eating plants making a comeback in England

BBC Science - Tue, 09/03/2019 - 18:21
Endangered carnivorous plants are being reintroduced in an attempt to reverse their decline.

Climate crisis: Greenland's ice faces melting 'death sentence'

BBC Science - Tue, 09/03/2019 - 14:35
The massive ice sheet covering Greenland may have melted by a record amount this year, scientists say.


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