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A Glowing Cotton Study That Might Have Deserved Less Glowing Reviews

NY Times Science - 4 hours 39 min ago
Cotton experts were not impressed with a recent study published by scientists who claimed they created naturally glowing and magnetic cotton.

Neanderthal brains 'grew more slowly'

BBC Science - 6 hours 34 min ago
A new study shows that Neanderthal brains developed more slowly than ours.

Building a Better Coral Reef

NY Times Science - 6 hours 49 min ago
As reefs die off, researchers want to breed the world’s hardiest corals in labs and return them to the sea to multiply. The effort raises scientific and ethical questions.

How business is driving the new space race

BBC Science - 7 hours 15 min ago
Why firms are spending millions to beat each other into orbit

Bright sparks

BBC Science - 9 hours 26 min ago
The fast-growing US solar industry is at odds with itself - and the decision may be left to Trump.

Sir David Attenborough on his hunt for the Kimodo Dragon

BBC Science - 10 hours 6 min ago
Sir David Attenborough spoke to the BBC about Zoo Quest, the environment and the planet's future.

Trilobites: For Neanderthals, Growing Big Brains Took More Time

NY Times Science - 11 hours 20 min ago
New research suggests that the brain of a juvenile Neanderthal developed more slowly than that of a similarly aged Homo sapiens child, but scientists don’t yet know why.

Ancient DNA sheds light on African history

BBC Science - 14 hours 10 min ago
DNA from ancient remains is used to reconstruct thousands of years of population history in Africa.

Trilobites: How Three Friends Proved That Jellyfish Can Sleep

NY Times Science - 14 hours 18 min ago
What started as a midnight excursion of curious graduate students turned into a study with implications for basic questions about sleep.

Matter: Clues to Africa’s Mysterious Past Found in Ancient Skeletons

NY Times Science - 14 hours 19 min ago
An analysis of DNA recovered from fossils thousands of years old hints at enormous migrations that shaped the continent.

Plant-eating dinosaurs 'strayed from veggie diet'

BBC Science - 15 hours 6 min ago
The idea of plant-eating dinosaurs having a strict vegetarian diet is called into question.

NASA’s Osiris-Rex Spacecraft Is Headed for a Flyby With Earth

NY Times Science - 15 hours 57 min ago
The spacecraft will make a flyby of Earth on Friday, using the planet’s gravity to steer it toward Bennu, an asteroid it will visit next year.

'We are planning weekly rocket launches'

BBC Science - 18 hours 48 min ago
The small satellite industry is the fastest growing part of the space sector "and they all require launch" says Rocket Lab boss Peter Beck.

Wild Bison Killed After Wandering Across Border Into Germany

NY Times Science - 19 hours 51 min ago
A local official ordered hunters to kill the rare animal last week after it crossed over from Poland. “Animals don’t know country borders,” a conservationist said.

DNA dogma

BBC Science - 20 hours 20 min ago
Evolutionary biologist Matthew Cobb unpicks a lecture that, sixty years ago, set the course for the genetic revolution.

How to Hack Your Brain (for $5,000)

NY Times Science - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 21:00
The new, new, new age is all about “defragging our nervous systems.”

Dr. Edmond Eger II, 86, Dies; Found Way to Make Anesthesia Safer

NY Times Science - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 17:32
Dr. Eger and colleagues developed a technique to determine the proper dosage of anesthesia in operating rooms all over the world, saving an untold number of lives.

Moving on up

BBC Science - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 16:27
The people of the Guna Yala archipelago, off the Panama coast, may be among the first island communities to leave their homes and move onshore.

Mexicans Dig Through Quake Rubble as Death Toll Passes 200

NY Times Science - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 16:27
Thousands of rescue workers plunged into the shattered shells of homes and offices. Officials said the priority is to keep saving people.

'What I saw'

BBC Science - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 16:19
In this photo essay, photographer Clayton Conn shares his experience of the Mexico City earthquake.
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