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White House Pressed Car Makers to Join Its Fight Over California Emissions Rules

NYT Science - Wed, 10/30/2019 - 15:11
Monday’s surprise move by G.M., Toyota and other car makers to back President Trump in his fight with California over pollution rules followed calls from the White House.

A Physics Magic Trick: Take 2 Sheets of Carbon and Twist

NYT Science - Wed, 10/30/2019 - 13:59
The study of graphene was starting to go out of style, but new experiments with sheets of the ultrathin material revealed there was much left to learn.

In the Fight Against Climate Change, Not All Forests Are Equal

NYT Science - Wed, 10/30/2019 - 12:56
A new study on the carbon impact of forest loss suggests a new target: preserving forests where deforestation and degradation haven’t yet begun.

'Alarming' loss of insects and spiders recorded

BBC Science - Wed, 10/30/2019 - 11:03
A new study shows hundreds of different butterflies, bugs and flying insects are declining across Germany.

DeepMind AI achieves Grandmaster status at Starcraft 2

BBC Science - Wed, 10/30/2019 - 11:00
Artificial intelligence firm says its AI agents have achieved Grandmaster status at Starcraft 2.

Chile, Rocked by Unrest, Withdraws From Hosting Climate and Trade Summits

NYT Science - Wed, 10/30/2019 - 10:20
President Sebastián Piñera said on Wednesday that his country, which has been rocked by a wave of recent protests, was not in a position to host the meetings.

Chile cancels climate and Apec summits amid unrest

BBC Science - Wed, 10/30/2019 - 08:25
The country will also no longer host next month's Apec trade summit, as mass protests continue.

Chile, Rocked by Unrest, Withdraws From Hosting Climate and Trade Summits

NYT Science - Wed, 10/30/2019 - 08:24
President Sebastián Piñera said on Wednesday that his country, which has been rocked by a wave of recent protests, was not in a position to host the meetings.

In Lebanon, the Hyena’s Main Fear Is Fear Itself

NYT Science - Wed, 10/30/2019 - 07:00
Poisoned, run over and shot on sight, the country’s national animal finds itself threatened by frightened humans and dated myths.

Climate change: Sea level rise to affect 'three times more people'

BBC Science - Wed, 10/30/2019 - 06:00
A new analysis of land heights suggests coastal regions are at greater risk of flooding.

Greta Thunberg rejects Nordic Council environmental award

BBC Science - Wed, 10/30/2019 - 05:24
She turned down the prize money and said "the climate movement does not need any more awards".

An H.I.V. Outbreak Puts Spotlight on Pakistan’s Health Care System

NYT Science - Wed, 10/30/2019 - 02:53
After the reuse of syringes infected hundreds of children in a small city, health workers say the entire system needs to be revamped.

Rex Tillerson to Take the Stand in Exxon Climate Change Case

NYT Science - Wed, 10/30/2019 - 02:09
The former Exxon chief executive Rex Tillerson is about to testify in the case that accuses the company of committing shareholder fraud over climate change.

Asthma carbon footprint 'as big as eating meat'

BBC Science - Tue, 10/29/2019 - 17:39
Seven in every 10 inhalers prescribed in England contain propellants harmful to the environment, researchers say.

U.S. Blames Drug Shortages on Low Prices and a ‘Broken Marketplace’

NYT Science - Tue, 10/29/2019 - 16:23
A government task force suggested that providers pay more for lifesaving generics and that drug makers receive quality ratings.

Quadruple rainbow photographed in Orkney

BBC Science - Tue, 10/29/2019 - 10:47
The photographer who captured the image of the third and fourth arcs described the sight as "amazing".

Generic Version of Xanax Is Recalled by F.D.A.

NYT Science - Tue, 10/29/2019 - 09:26
The manufacturer, Mylan Pharmaceuticals, said a batch of alprazolam tablets distributed in July and August might contain a foreign substance.

How Climate Change Could Shift California’s Santa Ana Winds, Fueling Fires

NYT Science - Tue, 10/29/2019 - 07:19
Recent research suggests that as the climate warms, Santa Ana winds may become less frequent. Coupled with precipitation changes, that could mean more intense fires later in the year.

New TB Vaccine Could Save Millions of Lives, Study Suggests

NYT Science - Mon, 10/28/2019 - 21:30
There are 10 million new cases each year of tuberculosis, now the leading infectious cause of death worldwide. Even a partly effective vaccine could help turn the tide.

Great Orme copper mine 'traded widely in Bronze Age'

BBC Science - Mon, 10/28/2019 - 18:12
Copper from a prehistoric mine was traded from "Brittany to the Baltic", metal analysis shows.

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