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Farm subsidies 'must be earned', Michael Gove will say

BBC Science - 41 min 29 sec ago
Environment Secretary Michael Gove plans to pay farmers for protecting the environment and creating rural jobs.

Moon dust bag sold for $1.8m at New York auction

BBC Science - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:28
The bag was used by astronaut Neil Armstrong to collect the first ever samples of the Moon in 1969.

New Mexico boy trips over 1.2 million year old fossil

BBC Science - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 12:07
A 10-year-old boy's stumble unearthed a prehistoric skull, which he then got the chance to help excavate.

A Cheap Fix for Climate Change? Pay People Not to Chop Down Trees

NY Times Science - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 11:00
A new experiment showed a simple way to save endangered chimpanzees in Uganda and slow the rate of global warming and carbon dioxide emissions.

Black-winged stilts: Record year for UK breeding

BBC Science - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 09:22
The number fledging from the UK in 2017 is more than the total number for the previous 30 years.

Elephant seals 'recognise vocal rhythm'

BBC Science - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 09:05
Male elephant seals recognise the rhythm of one another's voices, researchers say.

Something Strange in Usain Bolt’s Stride

NY Times Science - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 08:59
Bolt is the fastest sprinter ever in spite of — or because of? — an uneven stride that upends conventional wisdom.

US Republican asks Nasa if civilisation on Mars existed

BBC Science - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 08:49
A US congressman asked scientists if the Red Planet could have been occupied "thousands of years ago".

Trilobites: A Sensor on Your Skin That Looks and Feels Like a Temporary Tattoo

NY Times Science - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 08:39
Researchers have developed a new breathable, wearable sensor that can monitor vital signals without irritating skin.

Poaching pushes pangolin closer to extinction

BBC Science - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 05:13
Pangolins in the forests of Africa are at risk of being pushed to extinction like their Asian relatives.

Australia human history 'rewritten by rock find'

BBC Science - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 02:28
Research shows Aboriginal people entered Australia up to 18,000 years earlier than thought.

Diagnosis: Why Couldn’t This Man Stop Hiccupping?

NY Times Science - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 02:00
It started as a normal bout, but no remedy cured them. What was causing these relentless spasms?

Raymond Sackler, Psychopharmacology Pioneer and Philanthropist, Dies at 97

NY Times Science - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 17:29
Purdue Pharma, a company led by Dr. Sackler and his brothers, made the painkiller OxyContin. His donations put his name on schools, museum galleries and a planet.

Why dogs are friendly - it's written in their genes

BBC Science - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 17:06
Being friendly is in dogs' nature and could be key to how they were domesticated from wolves.

Trilobites: Giant Squids, Giant Eyes, but Rather Small Brain Lobes

NY Times Science - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 13:17
A rare opportunity to study the giant squid’s visual brain suggests the deep-sea beasts don’t have the complex body-patterning skills for which their shallow-water relatives are famous.

Trilobites: What a Total Solar Eclipse Looks Like From Space

NY Times Science - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 13:00
A time lapse made from a Japanese weather satellite’s images shows the shadow the moon casts on the Earth when it blocks out the sun.

The Immense, Eternal Footprint Humanity Leaves on Earth: Plastics

NY Times Science - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 11:20
More than 8 billion metric tons of plastic have been made since the 1950s, researchers found. Because it does not degrade, most is still in the environment.

Why Are Dogs So Friendly? The Answer May Be in 2 Genes

NY Times Science - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 11:00
A team of researchers reported that the friendliness of dogs may share a genetic basis with a human disease called Williams-Beuren syndrome.

An Experiment in Zurich Brings Us Nearer to a Black Hole’s Mysteries

NY Times Science - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 10:45
IBM researchers used an exotic material known as a Weyl semimetal to confirm the existence of a gravitational anomaly predicted in equations that describe the universe.

Trilobites: Humans First Arrived in Australia 65,000 Years Ago, Study Suggests

NY Times Science - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 10:28
Ancestors of Aboriginal Australians arrived thousands of years earlier than previously believed, according to newly uncovered archaeological evidence.
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