BBC News - Science

Exoplanet tally set to pass 4,000 mark
The number of planets detected around other stars - or exoplanets - is set to hit the 4,000 mark.
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Smuggled orangutan seized at Bali airport
A Russian is arrested on suspicion of trying to take it back home to keep as a pet.
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Sir David Attenborough to present climate change documentary
The broadcaster's film will explore potential threats to our planet and the possible solutions.
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Planet Venus: Hopes rise of new mission to the hothouse world
New science is ending the longstanding perception that Venus is a dead planet.
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Planet Jupiter: Spectacular picture of Jupiter's storms
Three images of Jupiter are combined to make a striking new image of the planet and its famous spot.
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Night parrot finding in Australia not backed up by evidence
Conservationists retract their findings, after evidence for the bird's discovery is disputed.
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Mount Everest: Melting glaciers expose dead bodies
The remains of mountaineers who died on the world's highest peak are being exposed as its ice melts.
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Bloodhound: Land speed record car is relaunched
The Bloodhound supersonic car is back and preparing to renew its pursuit of the land speed record.
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New York Times - Science

Northern Lights in the Northern U.S.? Maybe So, or Maybe a ‘Dud’
The most likely time the phenomenon will occur is at 11 a.m. Eastern, experts say, but it can’t be seen during the daytime. Bad weather would also hamper a sighting.
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Trilobites: Sun Bears Mimic Each Other’s Faces. Scientists Didn’t Expect That.
They are solitary mammals, but like primates and people, they seem to be able to read one another’s facial expressions.
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Researchers are learning about a newly identified species of baleen whales, tracing sightings and sounds to learn that they stay mainly in tropical waters.
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Warnings of a Dark Side to A.I. in Health Care
Machine-learning systems could be a boon to medicine. But they also can be hacked to mislead, researchers are discovering.
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Trilobites: DNA Clues to an Ancient Canary Islands Voyage
The islands’ pioneers likely arrived centuries before European conquest, as part of a large-scale movement of people from North Africa.
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The Asteroid Was Shooting Rocks Into Space. ‘Were We Safe in Orbit?’
NASA’s Osiris-Rex and Japan’s Hayabusa2 spacecraft reached the space rocks they are surveying last year, and scientists from both teams announced early findings on Tuesday.
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Neptune’s Moon Triton Is Destination of Proposed NASA Mission
Scientists at a conference in Houston presented the concept for a flyby mission to study a mysterious moon that may contain an ocean.
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Karen Uhlenbeck Is First Woman to Win Abel Prize for Mathematics
Dr. Uhlenbeck helped pioneer geometric analysis, developing techniques now commonly used by many mathematicians.
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Wall Street Journal - Science