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Op-Ed Contributor: Sowing Climate Doubt Among Schoolteachers
Posted by CURT STAGER on April 27, 2017 at 7:21 am

A group known for attacking climate science has set its sights on America’s public schools. […]

Op-Ed Contributors: What Trump’s Budget Means for the Filet-O-Fish
Posted by BREN SMITH, SEAN BARRETT and PAUL GREENBERG on April 27, 2017 at 4:07 am

The president wants to cut funding for N.O.A.A., a linchpin in keeping American fishing afloat. […]

Q&A: A Dry Side Effect
Posted by C. CLAIBORNE RAY on April 27, 2017 at 12:53 am

Dry mouth, also called xerostomia, is a frequent side effect of many commonly prescribed drugs. […]

No Longer a Dream: Silicon Valley Takes On the Flying Car
Posted by JOHN MARKOFF on April 27, 2017 at 12:50 am

This isn’t science fiction. A number of start-ups as well as big aerospace firms are trying to build personal aircraft you could fly around town. […]

Leonard Reiffel, Who Studied Potential of a Lunar Nuclear Bomb, Dies at 89
Posted by RICHARD SANDOMIR on April 26, 2017 at 11:27 pm

Dr. Reiffel revealed that the Air Force had been interested in staging a surprise explosion on or near the moon, and that its goal was propaganda. […]

Anthem Threatens to Leave Health Exchanges if Subsidies Are Halted
Posted by REED ABELSON on April 26, 2017 at 8:57 pm

The insurer’s earnings beat expectations, but it warned it could withdraw from some marketplaces or raise rates if the government does not continue co-payment subsidies for low-income people. […]

Renée Fleming and Joshua Bell to Unite for Science
Posted by JOSHUA BARONE on April 26, 2017 at 5:17 pm

The musicians will perform in “Time, Creativity and the Cosmos,” a multimedia spectacle, to open the World Science Festival’s 10th anniversary. […]

Matter: Humans Lived in North America 130,000 Years Ago, Study Claims
Posted by CARL ZIMMER on April 26, 2017 at 5:00 pm

If early humans smashed mastodon bones found in California in 1992, scientists will have to rethink how humans came to the Americas. […]

What Is the Antiquities Act and Why Does President Trump Want to Change It?
Posted by TATIANA SCHLOSSBERG on April 26, 2017 at 4:01 pm

The 1906 law, enacted under Theodore Roosevelt, has been used by presidents to protect vast tracts of public land from development and exploitation. […]

As Rising Seas Erode Shorelines, Tasmania Shows What Can Be Lost
Posted by JUSTIN GILLIS on April 26, 2017 at 7:00 am

Port Arthur, the famous prison that housed the British Empire’s toughest convicts in the 19th century, is facing an onslaught from the sea. […]

California’s $3-billion bet on stem cells faces final test
Posted by Amy Maxmen on April 26, 2017 at 12:00 am

Major investment in regenerative medicine enters its last stage — and the money might run out before treatments are ready. […]

BioRxiv preprint server gets cash boost from Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
Posted by Ewen Callaway on April 26, 2017 at 12:00 am

Money will be used to develop open-source platform and help put articles in web-friendly formats. […]

March for Science, climate engineering and China's space station
Posted on April 26, 2017 at 12:00 am

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

The next big hit in molecule Hollywood
Posted by Mark Peplow on April 26, 2017 at 12:00 am

Superfast imaging techniques are giving researchers their best views yet of what happens in the atomic world. […]

Controversial study claims humans reached Americas 100,000 years earlier than thought
Posted by Ewen Callaway on April 26, 2017 at 12:00 am

Broken mastodon bones hint that Homo sapiens wasn’t the first hominin to get to the New World. […]

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California fossils, stone tools may rewrite New World human history
Posted on April 26, 2017 at 6:39 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In what may be one of the most significant discoveries ever in archeology in the Americas, researchers on Wednesday said stone tools and broken mastodon bones unearthed in California show humans had reached the Americas by about 130,000 years ago, far earlier than previously known. […]

Scientists develop fluid-filled artificial womb to help premature babies
Posted on April 26, 2017 at 10:53 am

LONDON, (Reuters) - Scientists in the United States have developed a fluid-filled womb-like bag known as an extra-uterine support device that could transform care for extremely premature babies, significantly improving chances of survival. […]

Eighth time lucky: NASA launches super balloon to collect near space data
Posted on April 26, 2017 at 9:47 am

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - A stadium-sized pressure balloon launched by NASA in New Zealand began collecting data in near space on Wednesday, beginning a 100-day planned journey after several launch attempts were thwarted by storms and cyclones. […]

Trump talks about Mars mission on call with record-breaking astronaut
Posted on April 24, 2017 at 4:40 pm

(Reuters) - U.S. astronaut Peggy Whitson broke the 534-day U.S. record for cumulative time in space on Monday and marked the occasion by speaking with President Donald Trump about plans for human trips to Mars. […]

U.S. spacecraft to take slingshot dive inside Saturn’s rings
Posted on April 22, 2017 at 10:20 pm

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - NASA's Cassini spacecraft soared past Saturn's biggest moon for the last time on Saturday, tapping its gravity to slingshot into a series of exploratory dives inside the planet's rings, followed by a final fatal plunge into the gas giant. […]

China's first cargo spacecraft docks with orbiting space lab
Posted on April 22, 2017 at 5:24 am

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's first cargo spacecraft docked successfully with the Tiangong-2 space lab on Saturday, the official Xinhua news agency reported, marking a major step toward Beijing's goal of establishing a permanently manned space station by 2022. […]

'Genius' TV series shows drama of Albert Einstein's life
Posted on April 21, 2017 at 8:06 pm

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Philosopher, humanitarian and physicist Albert Einstein is the subject of new TV series "Genius," which delves into the drama and passion of the man who developed the theory of relativity and helped initiate the U.S. effort to build an atomic bomb. […]

Elon Musk on mission to link human brains with computers in four years: report
Posted on April 21, 2017 at 4:49 am

(Reuters) - Tesla Inc founder and Chief Executive Elon Musk said his latest company Neuralink Corp is working to link the human brain with a machine interface by creating micron-sized devices. […]

Robots, chefs hope to bring invasive lion fish to restaurants near you
Posted on April 21, 2017 at 12:14 am

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As it turns out, some of the best cooks in the world think lionfish, a venomous predatory fish which is breeding out of control and destroying marine ecosystems in the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, is delicious. […]

China launches first cargo spacecraft as part of space station goal
Posted on April 20, 2017 at 11:51 am

BEIJING (Reuters) - China launched its first cargo spacecraft on Thursday, taking another step towards its goal of establishing a permanently manned space station by 2022. […]