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Democrats Sharpen Focus as Scott Pruitt Testifies Again on Capitol Hill

NY Times Science - 44 min 14 sec ago
The E.P.A. administrator made his third congressional appearance in less than a month and appeared unable to deflect some tough questions.

Pakistan Has Just One New Polio Case, but Isn’t Declaring Victory Yet

NY Times Science - 59 min 56 sec ago
The country has come tantalizingly close to eradicating the virus in recent years, only to be foiled by instability, mistrust and attacks on vaccinators.

Kilauea: What happens when lava meets the sea

BBC Science - 1 hour 42 min ago
BBC correspondent Chris Buckler explains what happens when lava flow meets the sea.

Lanternflies Eat Everything in Sight. The U.S. Is Looking Delicious.

NY Times Science - 1 hour 47 min ago
The invasive insects turned up in Pennsylvania in 2014. Now the state has placed 3,000 square miles under quarantine, and scientists worry the pest will spread.

Nonfiction: How One Company Scammed Silicon Valley. And How It Got Caught.

NY Times Science - 1 hour 47 min ago
In “Bad Blood,” John Carreyrou tells of the rise and incredible fall of Theranos, the biotech company that was going to revolutionize blood testing.

Could illegal mines in Ghana lead to an increase in chocolate prices?

BBC Science - 2 hours 17 min ago
There's a warning that cocoa plantations in Ghana are being turned into illegal gold mines.

Seeds of hope: The gardens springing up in refugee camps

BBC Science - Sun, 05/20/2018 - 16:27
The gardens giving hope and a sense of belonging to Syrian refugees in Iraq.

The 'day spa' for pregnant sharks

BBC Science - Sun, 05/20/2018 - 16:16
Visit the 'day spa' where pregnant dusky sharks treat themselves to a warm bath

UK's clean car goal 'not ambitious enough'

BBC Science - Sun, 05/20/2018 - 16:07
An industry expert says petrol and diesel cars should be banned by 2030 or 2035, not 2040.

Trilobites: The Thing Inside Your Cells That Might Determine How Long You Live

NY Times Science - Sun, 05/20/2018 - 09:52
You may have forgotten about the nucleolus since you took biology class, but scientists think this structure inside every cell in your body may play an important role in aging.

Trilobites: A Very Hungry Black Hole Is Found, Gorging on Stars

NY Times Science - Sat, 05/19/2018 - 09:28
Astronomers in Australia say they have discovered a fast-growing black hole swallowing stars in a baby galaxy 12 billion light-years from here.

Technique Used to Find Golden State Killer Leads to a Suspect in 1987 Murders

NY Times Science - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 17:08
A break in the 31-year-long investigation of the killings in Washington State of a young Canadian couple came after DNA was uploaded to an ancestry website.

A Guide to Gynecological Exams: What Should — and Shouldn’t — Happen

NY Times Science - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 16:34
The cases of Dr. Larry Nassar and Dr. George Tyndall involve touching and comments that gynecologists say are highly inappropriate.

Q&A: How Hot Can Lava Get?

NY Times Science - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 13:17
The eruptions at Kilauea offer a glimpse into the range of temperatures for volcanic magma and lava.

New Youth Center at American Indian Museum Focuses on Invention

NY Times Science - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 12:26
At the National Museum of the American Indian, imagiNATIONS emphasizes native innovations in math, science and engineering.

Trilobites: The Baby’s Hand Was Mummified. Why Wasn’t the Rest of Its Body?

NY Times Science - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 11:13
Hungarian archaeologists think they have an explanation for an unusual form of mummification, but their solution poses a new mystery.

Hedgehogs: Thousands sign petition over rat trap threat

BBC Science - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 06:00
Hedgehog lovers are worried that a rat trap, licensed by the government in England, could harm their spiky friends.

Yanny or Laurel? How a Sound Clip Divided America

NY Times Science - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 20:34
It began as a vocabulary word recording. The rest is viral internet history.

Trilobites: Scientists Made Snails Remember Something That Never Happened to Them

NY Times Science - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 16:44
When scientists injected RNA from the brain cells of trained snails to untrained snails, the animals behaved as if they remembered the trained snails’ experiences.

F.D.A. Approves First Drug Designed to Prevent Migraines

NY Times Science - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 16:32
The decision ushers in what many experts believe will be a new era in treatment for people who suffer the most severe form of the headaches.
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