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Yellowstone Grizzly Bear to Lose Endangered Species Protection

NY Times Science - 32 min 54 sec ago
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced Thursday that the bear, which has been on the endangered species list since 1975, was thriving in the region.

Frédérick Leboyer, Who Saw Childbirth Through Baby’s Eyes, Dies at 98

NY Times Science - 1 hour 36 min ago
Mr. Leboyer, a French physician, advocated natural birth methods that focused on easing suffering for the baby.

Whale body size warning for species collapses

BBC Science - 2 hours 3 min ago
The shrinking size of whales over the 20th Century could help scientists detect when wildlife populations are in trouble, a study suggests.

German-UK team maintains Galileo success

BBC Science - 4 hours 12 min ago
OHB and SSTL will make the next eight, possibly even the next 14, satellites for Europe's GPS.

Koalas 'facing extinction' in some Australian states

BBC Science - 8 hours 13 min ago
The conservation group WWF is warning that koalas could be wiped out in some Australian states amid deforestation and increasing attacks by livestock.

India genome plan could boost healthcare

BBC Science - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 16:53
Could an effort to gather genetic data from its population of one billion people help India take the lead in advanced healthcare?

Dr. Lawrence Weed, Pioneer in Recording Patient Data, Dies at 93

NY Times Science - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 16:10
Dr. Weed created a system for organizing medical data that is used all over the world, and helped develop a computerized method for aiding diagnosis and treatment.

Trilobites: Sun Showers and the Science Behind This Weather Paradox

NY Times Science - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 15:20
Let’s take a moment to appreciate what causes the phenomenon of rain falling at the same time that the sun is shining.

Race to the bottom

BBC Science - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 15:00
The obscure and difficult to reach tracts of the seabed being claimed in the hope they contain mineral riches.

Jerry Nelson, Designer of the Segmented Telescope, Dies at 73

NY Times Science - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 12:29
Mr. Nelson’s design, made decades after the size limit was thought to have been reached, allowed scientists to peer farther into the universe than ever before.

Queen's Speech: Plan aims to secure space sector

BBC Science - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 07:09
A government plan to protect the UK's £13.7bn space industry has been laid out in the Queen's Speech.

Kangiqsujuaq Journal: A Lost Art in the Arctic: Igloo Making

NY Times Science - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 02:00
One of Canada’s remaining igloo builders teaches the disappearing technique that was once common knowledge among the Inuit people.

Too Hot to Fly? Climate Change May Take a Toll on Air Travel

NY Times Science - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 20:19
Excess heat in Phoenix grounded more than 40 flights in recent days, and scientists say a warming climate could also mean more turbulent rides.

Why suitcases rock and fall over - puzzle solved

BBC Science - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 17:34
Scientists crack the problem of why two-wheeled suitcases can rock from side-to-side and turn over.

Draft Order on Drug Prices Proposes Easing Regulations

NY Times Science - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 17:25
A draft of an executive order obtained by The Times appears to give the drug industry what it wants with no guarantee that consumer costs will fall.

Trilobites: Summer Solstice: A Great Moment to Ponder the Sun

NY Times Science - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 14:24
The scientific start to summer in the Northern Hemisphere this week comes ahead of a total solar eclipse in August, when the moon will engulf the sun.

Hawking urges Moon landing to 'elevate humanity'

BBC Science - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 08:04
Prof Stephen Hawking has called for leading nations to send astronauts to the Moon by the end of this decade.

Europe selects grand gravity mission

BBC Science - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 07:55
After decades in the planning, a space mission to detect gravitational waves finally gets the go-ahead.

Explorer: In the Footsteps of Charles Darwin

NY Times Science - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 02:00
A land-based vacation in the Galápagos offers snorkeling, cave exploration, mountain hikes, tortoises and, sometimes, a little mystery.

Exxon Mobil Lends Its Support to a Carbon Tax Proposal

NY Times Science - Mon, 06/19/2017 - 21:01
The company is joining other oil companies and corporate giants to endorse a plan from the Climate Leadership Council to tax fossil fuels and pay the dividends to taxpayers.
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