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California Bans Insurers From Dropping Policies Made Riskier by Climate Change

NY Times Science - 41 min 28 sec ago
The state's unusual decision exposes the insurance industry’s miscalculation of the cost of climate change.

Nearly a Third of Teens Use One or More Tobacco Products

NY Times Science - 1 hour 58 min ago
While e-cigarettes are still the most popular, teenagers are also smoking other items like cigarillos — another worrisome sign for nicotine addiction, the C.D.C. says.

Fractured Forests Are Endangering Wildlife, Scientists Find

NY Times Science - 3 hours 43 min ago
The world’s forests are being carved into pieces. In tropical regions, animals are likely to pay a heavy price.

Climate Change Is Accelerating, Bringing World ‘Dangerously Close’ to Irreversible Change

NY Times Science - 3 hours 51 min ago
The acceleration climate change's effects have brought the world “dangerously close” to abrupt and irreversible changes, scientists warned. 

Florida Keys Deliver a Hard Message: As Seas Rise, Some Places Can’t Be Saved

NY Times Science - 3 hours 57 min ago
A project to calculate the cost of raising roads shows that some places may not justify the vast expense, casting doubt on the future of those areas.

US meteorite adds to origins mystery

BBC Science - 3 hours 59 min ago
Scientists are getting closer to tracing the sources of meteorites that fall to Earth.

Hospitals Sue Trump to Keep Negotiated Prices Secret

NY Times Science - 7 hours 22 min ago
The administration wants to require hospitals to reveal the rates they privately negotiate with insurers for all sorts of procedures, amid the public outcry over surprise medical bills.

Hungry North Pole explorers Horn and Ousland near end of epic trek

BBC Science - 7 hours 55 min ago
The Norwegian-South African duo are tired and hungry after trekking hundreds of miles.

Genetics can play key role in saving trees

BBC Science - 9 hours 28 min ago
Tree conservation strategies based on genetic data are best suited for landscapes affected by a rapidly changing climate, a study suggests.

Plastic pollution has killed half a million hermit crabs, study says

BBC Science - 11 hours 30 min ago
As plastic piles up on beaches, hermit crabs are getting trapped in plastic containers and killed.

‘When Lambs Become Lions’ Review: An Ivory Poacher’s Perspective

NY Times Science - 11 hours 37 min ago
The documentarian Jon Kasbe spent years among elephant hunters in Kenya, and his movie is an intense 74-minute distillation of his efforts.

They’re Smelly and Spiky, and They Need Bats to Pollinate Them

NY Times Science - Wed, 12/04/2019 - 18:26
Researchers wanted to improve the fruit yields for small farmers in Indonesia, and hope their findings will encourage protections for bats.

Hair Dyes and Straighteners May Raise Breast Cancer Risk for Black Women

NY Times Science - Wed, 12/04/2019 - 17:01
A new study finds a weak link between coloring and straightening treatments and breast cancer. But experts caution the results are far from certain.

Mars rover aims to grab a piece of history

BBC Science - Wed, 12/04/2019 - 16:50
British engineers test technologies that will be needed to bring samples of Martian rock to Earth.

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Is Unlocking the Sun’s Mysteries

NY Times Science - Wed, 12/04/2019 - 14:58
Scientists working with the solar diving mission have released the spacecraft’s first batch of findings.

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Is Unlocking the Sun’s Mysteries

NY Times Science - Wed, 12/04/2019 - 14:58
Scientists working with the solar diving mission have released the spacecraft’s first batch of findings.

Fire Blight Spreads Northward, Threatening Apple Orchards

NY Times Science - Wed, 12/04/2019 - 12:25
Growers in northern states are combating virulent outbreaks of a disease as seasons grow warmer, orchards have been reconfigured for higher yields and new varieties may be more vulnerable.

Distant star's vision of our Sun's future 'death'

BBC Science - Wed, 12/04/2019 - 11:25
A newly discovered planet offers insights into the Sun's demise in 5-6 billion years.

Russian president warns over expansion of US space force

BBC Science - Wed, 12/04/2019 - 09:56
The Russian leader says the US "militarisation" of space means Moscow has to respond.

Climate change is causing birds to shrink, study suggests

BBC Science - Wed, 12/04/2019 - 09:42
In the 'largest study of its kind' researchers studied 70,000 bird specimens over a 40-year period.
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