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How California Plans to Go Far Beyond Any Other State on Climate
Posted by BRAD PLUMER on July 26, 2017 at 6:11 pm

California wants to cut greenhouse gas emissions more than even President Barack Obama had proposed. But can the state pull it off, or will it falter? […]

Marina Ratner, Émigré Mathematician Who Found Midlife Acclaim, Dies at 78
Posted by KENNETH CHANG on July 26, 2017 at 2:43 pm

Dr. Ratner defied the notion that the brightest in her field do their best work when they are young. […]

With More Ships in the Arctic, Fears of Disaster Rise
Posted by HENRY FOUNTAIN on July 26, 2017 at 12:52 am

A decline in sea ice is allowing more marine travel, but experts say the remote region is unprepared to face an emergency at sea. […]

Celgene to Pay $280 Million to Settle Fraud Suit Over Cancer Drugs
Posted by KATIE THOMAS on July 26, 2017 at 12:42 am

The lawsuit accused the pharmaceutical company of marketing Thalomid and Revlimid for unapproved use on a broader range of cancers. […]

Big names in statistics want to shake up much-maligned P value
Posted by Dalmeet Singh Chawla on July 26, 2017 at 12:00 am

One of scientists’ favourite statistics — the P value — should face tougher standards, say leading researchers. […]

HIV milestone, discrimination suit and China's AI plans
Posted on July 26, 2017 at 12:00 am

The week in science: 21–27 July 2017. […]

Brain’s stem cells slow ageing in mice
Posted by Sara Reardon on July 26, 2017 at 12:00 am

Transplanted cells offer middle-aged rodents an increased lifespan. […]

China’s quest to become a space science superpower
Posted by Jane Qiu on July 26, 2017 at 12:00 am

With major spaceflight milestones behind it, China is working to build an international reputation for space science. […]

'True blue' chrysanthemum flowers produced with genetic engineering
Posted by Rachael Lallensack on July 26, 2017 at 12:00 am

Scientists added two genes to the plant's genome to get the new hue. […]

Dr. Shigeaki Hinohara, Longevity Expert, Dies at (or Lives to) 105
Posted by SAM ROBERTS on July 25, 2017 at 10:53 pm

The advice of Dr. Hinohara, who cautioned against early retirement and advocated climbing stairs regularly, helped make Japan the world leader in longevity. […]

Budding UK innovation agency gains cash — and clout
Posted by Elizabeth Gibney on July 25, 2017 at 12:00 am

Business-focused funding agency Innovate UK is driving British efforts to commercialize research. […]

Don't run biomedical science as a business
Posted by Michele Pagano on July 25, 2017 at 12:00 am

Science should abandon its assembly-line mentality and rebuild for quality, not quantity, argues Michele Pagano. […]

Australia cuts conservation protections in marine parks
Posted by Nicky Phillips on July 25, 2017 at 12:00 am

Conservationists accuse government of ignoring science-based recommendations. […]

It’s High Time for Ticks, Which Are Spreading Diseases Farther
Posted by ANERI PATTANI on July 24, 2017 at 7:17 pm

The disease-carrying blood suckers are spreading more pathogens and putting more Americans at risk for rare illnesses. […]

Q&A: Even Tiny Changes in Earth’s Orbit Would Yield Global Catastrophe
Posted by C. CLAIBORNE RAY on July 24, 2017 at 5:13 pm

A minute alteration in the planet’s trajectory around the sun would have disastrous results, a scientist estimates. […]


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Scientists dim sunlight, suck up carbon dioxide to cool planet
Posted on July 26, 2017 at 3:07 pm

OSLO (Reuters) - Scientists are sucking carbon dioxide from the air with giant fans and preparing to release chemicals from a balloon to dim the sun's rays as part of a climate engineering push to cool the planet. […]

Neil Armstrong's moon bag sells for $1.8 million at auction
Posted on July 21, 2017 at 3:06 pm

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A bag used by U.S. astronaut Neil Armstrong to bring the first samples of moon dust back to Earth was sold to an anonymous bidder for $1.8 million at an auction in New York on Thursday marking the 48th anniversary of the first moon landing. […]

Musk touts approval of New York-Washington 'hyperloop'
Posted on July 20, 2017 at 11:57 pm

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk on Thursday said he had received "verbal" approval to start building an ultra-high-speed underground transport system linking New York and Washington that would cut travel time between the cities to about half an hour. […]

Outback axes suggest humans reached Australia 18,000 years earlier than thought
Posted on July 20, 2017 at 11:13 am

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Axheads and grinding stones from a cave in Australia's far north suggest humans arrived on the continent about 65,000 years ago, or 18,000 years earlier than previously thought, according to research published on Thursday. […]

MH370 search data unveils fishing hot spots, ancient geological movements
Posted on July 19, 2017 at 12:35 pm

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Detailed sea-floor maps made during the unsuccessful search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, released by Australia on Wednesday, could help increase the knowledge of rich fisheries and the prehistoric movement of the earth's southern continents. […]

Fearsome T-rex was a plodder not a sprinter, researchers say
Posted on July 18, 2017 at 12:45 pm

LONDON (Reuters) - Line up Usain Bolt at the starting blocks with a Tyrannosaurus rex and the dinosaur would be left behind in the sprinter's dust, according to computer-assisted research that turns long-held assumptions on their head. […]

Farewell Dippy the dinosaur - London museum installs whale skeleton
Posted on July 14, 2017 at 4:41 pm

LONDON (Reuters) - London's Natural History Museum has installed a four-and-a-half-tonne blue whale skeleton to tower over the heads of visitors, replacing the remains of a much-loved diplodocus known as Dippy. […]

Giant iceberg breaks off Antarctica
Posted on July 13, 2017 at 9:25 am

(This July 12 story corrects name of vessel in eighth paragraph and year it sank) […]

NASA probe grazes Jupiter's clouds in brush with Great Red Spot
Posted on July 12, 2017 at 7:44 pm

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A NASA spacecraft in orbit around Jupiter began transmitting data and images on Tuesday from humanity's closest brush with the Great Red Spot, a flyby of the colossal, crimson storm that has fascinated Earthbound observers for hundreds of years. […]

Artist to debut 3D portraits produced from Chelsea Manning's DNA
Posted on July 11, 2017 at 6:32 pm

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Around thirty three-dimensional portraits of Chelsea Manning, created using the DNA of the transgender U.S. Army soldier imprisoned for leaking classified data, will greet visitors at eye-level at an exhibition opening in New York City next month. […]