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Most coral dead in central section of Great Barrier Reef, surveys reveal

The Guardian - ‎2 hours ago‎
A diver films a reef affected by bleaching off Lizard Island in the Great Barrier Reef. Aerial surveys have found that 93% of the world heritage site has been affected by bleaching.
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Key ingredients of life have been detected in Comet 67P's atmosphere

ScienceAlert - ‎3 hours ago‎
It's no surprise that one of the biggest mysteries of life happens to be life itself - how exactly did it arise on Earth, and why hasn't it appeared anywhere else in the Universe (that we know of)?
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EU wants open science publication by 2020

The Register - ‎52 minutes ago‎
Bet on furious lobbying to prevent this: the European Union's Competitiveness Council has recommended all scientific papers be made “open access” by 2020.
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Mars makes closest approach to Earth for 11 years

The Guardian - ‎50 minutes ago‎
The red planet draws to within 75 million kilometres of Earth this evening. Previous close approaches have led to searches for life: tonight is no exception.
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Florida brewery creates edible beer holders to save marine life

The Guardian - ‎May 29, 2016‎
Discarded plastic six-pack rings trap and kill fish and other sea life. Could holders made from wheat and barley be an animal-friendly alternative?
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Nasa's New Horizons Clicks Most Detailed Photo of Pluto's Surface Yet

NDTV - ‎47 minutes ago‎
Nasa's New Horizon probe has sent home the most detailed view of Pluto's terrain you will see for a very long time. The mosaic strip - extending across the hemisphere that faced the New Horizons spacecraft as it flew past Pluto on July 14, 2015 - now ...
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This ancient Aussie marsupial dined on snails, say scientists

Christian Science Monitor - ‎May 28, 2016‎
New evidence points to a 15 million-year-old Australian marsupial that munched mostly on snails. By Corey Fedde, Staff May 27, 2016.
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Fossils reveal dinosaur-killing asteroid affected Antarctic creatures too

CNN - ‎May 28, 2016‎
(CNN) When a catastrophic asteroid hit the planet 66 million years ago, scientists believed that creatures in what we now call the South Pole fared pretty well.
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Researchers Want Robots To Feel Pain In Saddest Experiment Ever

Gizmodo - ‎15 hours ago‎
German researchers are experimenting with an “artificial robot nervous system” to teach robots how to feel and react to pain, in what might be one of the saddest displays of robot bullying since Boston Dynamics' Atlas was pushed by a hockey stick.
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Yale Physicists provide interesting insights on Schrödinger's Cat

NH Voice - ‎6 hours ago‎
In 1935, physicist Erwin Schrödinger illustrated his paradox Schrödinger's cat where a cat in the box is considered simultaneously both dead and alive until the box is opened.
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Ancient Phoenician DNA may change the way we see human migration

Christian Science Monitor - ‎13 hours ago‎
The Phoenician remains discovered in 1994 provided the first ancient DNA of the Mediterranean civilization that dominated trade routes.
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Cataclysmic Ancient Landslide Shaped Zion National Park: Study

Tech Times - ‎May 27, 2016‎
Utah's famous Zion National Park was formed after a massive rock landslide blocked the nearby Virgin River and created a lake some 4,800 years ago.
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NASA successfully inflates new space station room

Daily Mail - ‎May 28, 2016‎
CAPE CANVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA successfully inflated a new experimental room at the International Space Station on Saturday, producing the world's first pump-it-up compartment for astronauts.
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Scientists find minivan-sized sponge, world's largest

Daily Mail - ‎May 27, 2016‎
HONOLULU (AP) - Researchers in Hawaii have been absorbed by a sea creature they discovered last summer, and their findings are pretty big.

Tide times: Week Commencing Monday 6th June 2016

Southend Standard - ‎2 hours ago‎
The pull of the moon and sun are the main cause of tides on Earth but 100 other scientific factors affect the timing and height of tides.
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SpaceX rocket booster makes stellar landing

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎3 hours ago‎
Maybe one day it will be routine - so boring, as Elon Musk has said, that it will no longer be newsworthy. But for now his attempts to launch and then land rockets are still dramatic, as exciting as sporting events.
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