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Trump Proposes Ways to Improve Care for Kidney Disease

NYT Science - Wed, 07/10/2019 - 08:31
The administration set ambitious goals to move people out of traditional dialysis and to encourage more organ transplants.

How Was the Moon Made? We Won’t Know Until We Go Back

NYT Science - Wed, 07/10/2019 - 02:36
The closer scientists look at theories of how the moon formed, the more questions they find.

The Fish Is Boneless. (Fishless, Too.)

NYT Science - Wed, 07/10/2019 - 02:00
Impossible Foods, the company behind the meatless Whopper at Burger King, is one of several companies developing plant-based or laboratory-made seafood alternatives.

'Climategate': 10 years on, what's changed?

BBC Science - Tue, 07/09/2019 - 16:55
Hackers stole 6,000 emails and other documents from a climate research centre almost 10 years ago.

Moon landings: What was the 1969 Apollo 11 mission?

BBC Science - Tue, 07/09/2019 - 16:52
It's 50 years since the first ever manned landing on the Moon - what was involved?

How a fake hand test can help the study of empathy

BBC Science - Tue, 07/09/2019 - 16:49
People with a rare condition called mirror-touch synesthesia could help scientists understand empathy.

Bloodhound supersonic car to run at high speed in October

BBC Science - Tue, 07/09/2019 - 16:16
The UK-led attempt to break the land speed record will conduct 500-600mph trials later this year.

Climate change: UK government 'not acting fast enough'

BBC Science - Tue, 07/09/2019 - 16:13
The UK government isn't cutting emissions fast enough to tackle global heating, its advisers say.

C.D.C. Investigates Rare Type of Paralysis in Children

NYT Science - Tue, 07/09/2019 - 15:11
Cases of acute flaccid myelitis afflicted more than 200 children last year, but much about the illness is still a mystery.

Washington Floods Expose a Double Threat: Old Drains and Climate Change

NYT Science - Tue, 07/09/2019 - 15:09
Cities will need to spend heavily to adapt their water systems to cope with rainstorms like the one that struck Monday, experts warn.

This Cockatoo Thinks He Can Dance

NYT Science - Tue, 07/09/2019 - 11:49
Researchers have become convinced that Snowball, a YouTube sensation, and perhaps other animals, share humans’ sensitivity to music. He certainly has his own moves.

Attenborough: Climate risks Africa turmoil

BBC Science - Tue, 07/09/2019 - 08:51
The naturalist and broadcaster Sir David Attenborough says that climate change will make parts of Africa uninhabitable.

Getting money for your bottles and cans

BBC Science - Tue, 07/09/2019 - 08:41
Recycling reverse vending machines will soon be a common sight across Scotland.

California earthquake leaves scar on the desert

BBC Science - Tue, 07/09/2019 - 08:01
Satellite pictures shows how the 7.1 magnitude earthquake changed the landscape.

Climate change: Water and green energy produced by a single device

BBC Science - Tue, 07/09/2019 - 08:01
Researchers adapt a solar panel so that it can produce drinking water from the sea as well as green electricity.

Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic to Reach a New Frontier: The Stock Market

NYT Science - Tue, 07/09/2019 - 06:18
The private space tourism business plans to merge with a publicly traded shell company, giving it a stock listing and, potentially a crucial new source of cash.

Dancing cockatoo videos: Snowball 'shows social behaviour'

BBC Science - Tue, 07/09/2019 - 06:05
Snowball went viral in 2008, but now scientists say he can teach us about dance and social behaviour.

A Deadly Himalayan Avalanche Hit 8 Climbers. One Was Filming.

NYT Science - Tue, 07/09/2019 - 06:03
A search for a group missing on India’s second-highest peak since late May recovered seven bodies and a helmet camera appearing to show their final moments.

David Attenborough: 'To chuck plastic into the ocean is an insult'

BBC Science - Tue, 07/09/2019 - 04:08
Broadcaster Sir David Attenborough has told the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee that "to chuck plastic into the ocean is an insult".

Reliving the Apollo 11 Moon Landing in Pictures

NYT Science - Tue, 07/09/2019 - 03:27
It may be a familiar yarn, but humankind's lunar journey in 1969 continues to be a spellbinder.

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