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Aiming to make cement more environmentally friendly

BBC Science - Sun, 11/24/2019 - 16:32
As India develops and increases its use of cement, Mahendra Singhi hopes to curb its emissions.

Coal: Is this the beginning of the end?

BBC Science - Sun, 11/24/2019 - 16:01
This year looks set to see the largest fall in electricity production from coal ever, a new report says.

Malaysia's last known Sumatran rhino dies

BBC Science - Sat, 11/23/2019 - 05:57
The species is now extinct in Malaysia, with fewer than 100 animals believed to exist elsewhere.

Historians Find Another Spy in the U.S. Atomic Bomb Project

NYT Science - Sat, 11/23/2019 - 03:00
His Soviet code name was Godsend, and he came to Los Alamos from a family of secret agents.

Dinosaurs: Restoring Mongolia's fossil heritage

BBC Science - Fri, 11/22/2019 - 16:33
The Gobi Desert produces stunning fossils but many Mongolians never get the chance to see them.

The Modern Life of Origami, an Art as Old as Paper

NYT Science - Fri, 11/22/2019 - 09:49
Precision is key, whether folding a humble crane or an interlocking modular structure. So is enthusiasm.

Dogs Can’t Help Falling in Love

NYT Science - Fri, 11/22/2019 - 09:42
One researcher argues that a dog’s ability to bond has more to do with forming emotional attachments than being smart about what humans want.

Stuck in Arctic Ice, Dodging Polar Bears. All for Science.

NYT Science - Fri, 11/22/2019 - 08:39
An international research team is now adrift about 300 miles from the North Pole. It’s for a yearlong expedition to study the Arctic’s changing climate.

First the Worm Gets in the Bug’s Head. Then the Bug Drowns Itself.

NYT Science - Fri, 11/22/2019 - 02:00
The mind-controlling parasites are “like a back-seat driver, but a bit more sinister.”

His White House Engulfed, Trump Keeps California in the Cross Hairs

NYT Science - Fri, 11/22/2019 - 02:00
Aides describe the president as obsessed with narrow policies that affect California, even as an impeachment inquiry threatens his administration.

Europe keen to demonstrate Moon ambitions

BBC Science - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 17:32
Research ministers meet in Seville next week to approve European Space Agency projects and funding.

Dubai Air Show: The challenges for us all in flying green

BBC Science - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 17:10
Sustainable, renewable and green: environmental goals the aviation industry is now grappling with.

A Dance That Stops 2 of Neptune’s Moons From Colliding

NYT Science - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 08:19
Astronomers detected an orbital resonance between the two innermost satellites of the mysterious ice giant planet.

Coldplay to pause touring until concerts are 'environmentally beneficial'

BBC Science - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 03:20
The band won't go on a world tour until they can make their concerts "environmentally beneficial".

Poet laureate Simon Armitage launches award for nature poems

BBC Science - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 03:01
Simon Armitage hopes the Laurel Prize will promote discussion about "our environmental predicament".

A Wet Year Causes Farm Woes Far Beyond the Floodplains

NYT Science - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 02:00
Last year was the wettest on record for the United States and flooded towns got much attention in the spring, but farm statistics show longer-lasting effects.

SpaceX Starship prototype blows its top

BBC Science - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 01:38
The US company's new rocket prototype experiences a major failure during pressurisation testing.

Australia fires: Sea of fire races across field near Adelaide

BBC Science - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 19:20
Bushfires have hit areas near Adelaide and created a smoky haze blanketing the city.

A third of tropical African plants face extinction

BBC Science - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 16:44
An assessment shows rapid loss of trees, shrubs and herbs in countries such as Ethiopia and Tanzania.

Brown bear attacks: Deaths spark fear in Romania

BBC Science - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 16:11
Three men die in little over a month in Romania, home to Europe's biggest brown bear population.

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