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Get Vaccinated or Leave School: 26,000 N.Y. Children Face a Choice

NYT Science - Tue, 09/03/2019 - 14:09
Religious exemptions for vaccinations are no longer available. With the start of the school year, some parents face a reckoning.

What Will Turn Hurricane Dorian? How Wide Is the Eye? Your Questions Answered.

NYT Science - Tue, 09/03/2019 - 14:03
Understanding and forecasting a giant storm requires knowledge, experience and data — a lot of it, though scientists could always use more.

How Has Climate Change Affected Hurricane Dorian?

NYT Science - Tue, 09/03/2019 - 13:26
Climate change is making hurricanes more destructive in several ways.

Will a woman set foot on the Moon soon?

BBC Science - Tue, 09/03/2019 - 09:48
Nasa's Artemis mission plans to send the first woman and the next man to the Moon.

These High-Flying Geese Are ‘the Astronauts of the Bird World’

NYT Science - Tue, 09/03/2019 - 07:05
Bar-headed geese migrate above 26,000 feet. A better understanding of their efficient use of oxygen could have implications for human medical treatment.

Anak Krakatau: Volcano's tsunami trigger was 'relatively small'

BBC Science - Tue, 09/03/2019 - 07:02
The tsunami hazard from volcanoes that collapse into the sea may have been underestimated as a result.

Battle of Worcester artefacts unearthed for first time

BBC Science - Tue, 09/03/2019 - 02:48
It is the first time physical evidence of the 1651 Battle of Worcester has been discovered.

What is sustainable palm oil?

BBC Science - Mon, 09/02/2019 - 23:42
Can the palm oil industry improve its impact on the environment?

The Hospital Treated These Patients. Then It Sued Them.

NYT Science - Mon, 09/02/2019 - 23:30
Most hospitals do not frequently take patients to court over medical debt. But since 2015, Carlsbad Medical Center, in New Mexico, has filed lawsuits by the thousands.

'Women starting their careers find it very, very daunting'

BBC Science - Mon, 09/02/2019 - 16:14
Only a third of scientists are women but Nobel Laureate Elizabeth Blackburn wants young women to persist.

Dr. Donald Lindberg, 85, Dies; Opened Medical Research to the World

NYT Science - Mon, 09/02/2019 - 14:42
As director of the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library, he digitized its holdings to make them available to experts globally.

White Barn Owls Thrive When Hunting in Bright Moonlight

NYT Science - Mon, 09/02/2019 - 08:00
Something about the light from a full moon shining on the frightening face of a barn owl makes voles freeze a bit too long.

Wild geese change routes to cope with climate change

BBC Science - Mon, 09/02/2019 - 07:13
Migratory patterns have changed in the last 25 years according to a new study by Scots researchers.

'Mission Jurassic' fossil dinosaur dig closes for winter

BBC Science - Mon, 09/02/2019 - 06:28
Three full truck loads of dinosaur fossils ship out as scientists end their excavation season.

Climate change 'has affected a third of UK bird species'

BBC Science - Mon, 09/02/2019 - 04:49
The number of cuckoos plummets but buzzards soar in warmer weather, ornithologists say.

Weight-Loss Surgery May Reduce Heart Risks in People With Type 2 Diabetes

NYT Science - Sun, 09/01/2019 - 23:30
A review of patient records finds startling differences, but critics say a clinical trial must be done.

Where whales are back on the menu

BBC Science - Sun, 09/01/2019 - 16:44
After 33 years, Japanese fishermen are once again carrying out commercial whaling.

Thames Estuary seals double in number

BBC Science - Sun, 09/01/2019 - 16:22
The Zoological Society of London said it was a "positive sign of the health of the ecosystem".

Make-up’s Big Palm Oil Secret

BBC Science - Sun, 09/01/2019 - 16:14
Make-up artist Emmy Burbidge travels to Papua New Guinea to discover the truth about what’s in her make-up, and find out whether there’s a sustainable way of producing the oil used.

Extinction Rebellion 'stemmed from failed bus lane protest'

BBC Science - Sat, 08/31/2019 - 16:32
One of the protest movement's founders says she was inspired after praying on a psychedelic retreat.

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