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Obamacare in Jeopardy as Appeals Court Hears Case Backed by Trump

NYT Science - Tue, 07/09/2019 - 03:27
Millions could lose health coverage if a lower-court ruling striking down the law is upheld.

To Reduce Hospital Noise, Researchers Create Alarms That Whistle and Sing

NYT Science - Tue, 07/09/2019 - 03:19
Why do medical devices sound so terrible? A group of clinicians, psychologists, musicians and designers are developing signals that are less startling and more informative. Listen here.

Global warming: How important is the rainforest in limiting global warming?

BBC Science - Tue, 07/09/2019 - 03:09
Billions of leaves in the Amazon rainforest take in CO2 – a gas that contributes to global warming.

Voyage to the Center of the World

NYT Science - Tue, 07/09/2019 - 03:00
Visiting the Oracle at Delphi is nothing short of soul-stirring. So is retracing the path that ancient visitors took to get there.

Imagining the Moon

NYT Science - Tue, 07/09/2019 - 02:00
The moon in art has changed from symbol to something real, but that hasn’t changed our will to see it.

Zoos Called It a ‘Rescue.’ But Are the Elephants Really Safe?

NYT Science - Tue, 07/09/2019 - 02:00
Despite mounting evidence that elephants find captivity torturous, some American zoos still acquire them from Africa — aided by a tall tale about why they needed to leave home.

24 Governors Call on Trump to Halt Rollback on Rules for Clean Cars

NYT Science - Mon, 07/08/2019 - 21:44
The governors, including two Republicans and governors of four states that voted for President Trump in 2016, are urging his administration to halt his rollback of clean car rules.

Judge Blocks Trump Rule Requiring Drug Companies to List Prices in TV Ads

NYT Science - Mon, 07/08/2019 - 16:53
A federal court judge said the Health and Human Services Department had overreached its regulatory authority in trying to force drugmakers to disclose their prices.

'Amazing' gene-silencing drugs reach NHS

BBC Science - Mon, 07/08/2019 - 16:10
Doctors say the drugs are making the "previously untreatable, treatable" and have huge potential.

Igloo made out of empty plastic milk bottles at County Durham school

BBC Science - Mon, 07/08/2019 - 16:09
The structure aims to teach about plastic pollution and give the pupils somewhere to read and play.

Predator Free 2050: New Zealand ramps up plan to purge all pests

BBC Science - Mon, 07/08/2019 - 16:05
New Zealand digs in with its controversial plan to protect native species by wiping out all predators.

A Renowned Home, Prone to Flooding, Tests the Ingenuity of Engineers

NYT Science - Mon, 07/08/2019 - 15:44
Farnsworth House sits far inland, but the techniques used to save it may one day be applied to historic homes threatened by rising seas.

Trump praises his administration's environmental efforts

BBC Science - Mon, 07/08/2019 - 14:53
The US president did not mention climate change, but spoke of improvements to the economy and pollution.

No Plans for Aerial Survey of Arctic Refuge, Company Says

NYT Science - Mon, 07/08/2019 - 12:04
The announcement means there will most likely be no new information about any potential oil and gas riches in the refuge when drilling leases are sold this year.

‘We Cannot Save Everything’: A Historic Neighborhood Confronts Rising Seas

NYT Science - Mon, 07/08/2019 - 11:22
Colonial-era homes line the streets of The Point in Newport, R.I. Climate change is forcing experts to reimagine the future of historic preservation here.

It’s New York vs. California in a New Climate Race. Who Will Win?

NYT Science - Mon, 07/08/2019 - 09:15
The two giant states have set some of the world's most ambitious climate targets, aiming to slash emissions close to zero in just decades.

Sarah Parcak Thinks We Need to Learn From the Fall of Egypt’s Old Kingdom

NYT Science - Mon, 07/08/2019 - 08:58
In a new book, the archaeologist makes the case that ancient history illuminates solutions to modern problems.

The Moon Is a Hazardous Place to Live

NYT Science - Mon, 07/08/2019 - 08:45
If we get back to the lunar surface, astronauts will have to contend with much more than perilous rocket flights and the vacuum of space.

Standing Out From the Herd

NYT Science - Mon, 07/08/2019 - 07:56
In some species, individual animals can be distinguished by unique identifiers, not unlike human fingerprints.

Aid in Dying Soon Will be Available to More Americans. Few Will Choose It.

NYT Science - Mon, 07/08/2019 - 07:51
By October, more than one in five U.S. adults will be able to obtain lethal prescriptions if terminally ill. But for those who try, obstacles remain.

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