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Northern white rhino hope after artificial insemination birth

BBC Science - Tue, 07/30/2019 - 15:02
A southern white rhino has given birth after artificial insemination, raising hopes for the northern white rhino population.

A New Way to Fight Crop Diseases, With a Smartphone

NYT Science - Tue, 07/30/2019 - 09:45
A hand-held device could help farmers identify blighted plants, and perhaps reduce agricultural losses. It’s like a strep test for tomatoes and tubers.

Ethiopia Says It Planted Over 350 Million Trees in a Day, a Record

NYT Science - Tue, 07/30/2019 - 08:24
The initiative is part of a campaign by the prime minister to plant four billion trees in the country before the fall to combat deforestation and global warming.

Whale 'swallows' sea lion: 'It was a once-in-a-lifetime event'

BBC Science - Tue, 07/30/2019 - 07:45
Wildlife photographer Chase Dekker took the photos while whale watching in California.

Ghana 'exports rosewood timber illegally to China'

BBC Science - Tue, 07/30/2019 - 05:52
Corrupt officials are forging documents to allow the wood to leave the country, environmentalists say.

Spanish slugs: Moscow alarm over giant invasive pests

BBC Science - Tue, 07/30/2019 - 03:53
Voracious Arion vulgaris slugs have spread across Europe from Spain and are major pests.

When Mega-Tsunamis Drowned Mars, This Spot May Have Been Ground Zero

NYT Science - Tue, 07/30/2019 - 02:00
The 75-mile wide crater could be something like a Chicxulub crater for the red planet.

Toby Walsh, A.I. Expert, Is Racing to Stop the Killer Robots

NYT Science - Mon, 07/29/2019 - 23:30
Autonomous weapons, capable of acting without human oversight, are closer than we think, Dr. Walsh believes, and must be banned.

Would You Want a Computer to Judge Your Risk of H.I.V. Infection?

NYT Science - Mon, 07/29/2019 - 23:30
A new software algorithm decides which patients are most likely to become infected with the virus. But this is not like other risk calculators, some experts say.

Hospitals Would Have to Reveal Discounted Prices They Give Insurers, Under Trump Rule

NYT Science - Mon, 07/29/2019 - 16:43
The proposal is part of the administration’s push to bring more transparency to health care markets.

Genetic testing: What secrets could it reveal about you?

BBC Science - Mon, 07/29/2019 - 16:01
Genome sequencing projects around the world are revealing promising new health insights.

NASA’s TESS Satellite Spots ‘Missing Link’ Exoplanets

NYT Science - Mon, 07/29/2019 - 12:33
Halfway through its first tour of the local universe, the spacecraft has found a “Super Earth” and two “sub-Neptunes.”

How a Medicare Buy-In or Public Option Could Threaten Obamacare

NYT Science - Mon, 07/29/2019 - 12:08
Some Democrats are proposing a government alternative to private insurance. But allowing people to choose such a plan may destabilize the A.C.A., some experts say.

Met Office confirms record-breaking heatwave temperature

BBC Science - Mon, 07/29/2019 - 10:09
Thursday's 38.7C in Cambridge is the hottest day ever recorded in the UK, the Met Office says.

Greta Thunberg to Join New York Climate Talks. She’ll Take a Very Fast Sailboat.

NYT Science - Mon, 07/29/2019 - 09:37
The 16-year-old Swedish climate activist will cross the Atlantic in an open-cockpit racing yacht to attend a United Nations summit meeting on global warming.

Ethiopia 'breaks' tree-planting record to tackle climate change

BBC Science - Mon, 07/29/2019 - 09:31
More than 350 million trees have been planted in a single day to tackle deforestation, officials say.

Wanted: Old Chimney, Suitable for Roosting

NYT Science - Mon, 07/29/2019 - 08:40
Chimney swifts in search of homes eventually may have to return to hollows in big, broken trees. But there probably aren’t enough of them.

Drug-resistant superbug spreading in Europe's hospitals

BBC Science - Mon, 07/29/2019 - 08:11
Scientists are "extremely concerned" by a bacterium resistant to antibiotics of last resort.

Greta Thunberg to sail Atlantic for climate conferences

BBC Science - Mon, 07/29/2019 - 08:09
Malizia II, a high-speed yacht built to race around the world, will take the teen activist to the US.

Plastic pollution: Cycle-challenge woman 'speechless' at beach waste

BBC Science - Mon, 07/29/2019 - 07:42
Kiko Matthews, who cycled around the UK coast, says she collected 3.45 tonnes of rubbish from beaches.

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