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Monkey leaders have different brains

BBC Science - 33 min 7 sec ago
Neuroscientists discover that primate brains show consistent differences according social status

Rosetta set for 'capture' manoeuvres

BBC Science - 1 hour 11 min ago
The Rosetta probe is about to begin the manoeuvres that will take it properly into orbit around Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

Building a Robot With Human Touch

NY Times Science - 1 hour 48 min ago
Robots still lack a critical element that will keep them from eclipsing most human capabilities anytime soon: a well-developed sense of touch.






Ebola response 'lethally inadequate'

BBC Science - 2 hours 57 min ago
A global military intervention is needed to curb the largest ever Ebola outbreak, according to the medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres.

If 2 New Yorkers Shared a Cab ...

NY Times Science - 3 hours 1 min ago
A team of mathematicians and engineers has calculated that if taxi riders were willing to share a cab, New York City could reduce the current fleet of 13,500 taxis up to 40 percent.






Africa's farmers face failed seasons

BBC Science - 5 hours 37 min ago
African farmers face 'failed seasons' risk as a result of being overwhelmed by climate change, warns a status report on the continent's agriculture.

Dot Earth Blog: The New Look of Smokers’ Litter

NY Times Science - 7 hours 19 min ago
The cigarettes may change, but for some smokers the habit of littering does not.






VIDEO: Is it easy for politicians being green?

BBC Science - 7 hours 52 min ago
David Cameron may have made himself a hostage to fortune when pledging to lead the greenest government ever in 2010.

Does limiting the power of appliances save energy?

BBC Science - 8 hours 29 min ago
Would banning high-power appliances actually save energy?

Sentinel system pictures Napa quake

BBC Science - 9 hours 6 min ago
First report from Europe's new quake-watcher

Russian sex geckos die in orbit

BBC Science - 9 hours 57 min ago
Five gecko lizards sent into orbit on a Russian space satellite as part of a sex experiment have all died, the Russian space agency says.

How corals stir up their world

BBC Science - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 17:57
Corals stir up the water, creating vortices that draw in nutrients and drive away waste, research reveals.

Action films 'may make you fat'

BBC Science - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 17:53
Watching action films could make you more likely than other TV programmes to pile on the pounds, according to US researchers.

Dot Earth Blog: The Role of Social Media in Wiping Out Passenger Pigeons, and Conserving Species Now

NY Times Science - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 17:53
Social media helped push the passenger pigeon to extinction. Now they may help forestall some species’ vanishing.






Water voles end 20-year absence

BBC Science - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 17:15
Water voles end 20-year absence in Scottish Highlands

Vacuum cleaner debate hots up

BBC Science - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 16:33
Don't get suckered, Mr Vacuum Cleaner tells people trying to beat new EU rules.

Seeing Discolored Lawns, California Businesses Apply Dab of Green

NY Times Science - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 16:23
In California, more homeowners are experimenting with dyeing their lawns to keep them bright shades of green.

Observatory: Research Aimed at the Heart of the Sun

NY Times Science - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 16:04
With the aid of a powerful instrument, researchers have detected subatomic particles produced by fusion reactions at the very core of the sun.






Observatory: A Mission for Remote-Controlled Bugs

NY Times Science - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 15:20
Researchers are working with living moths and cockroaches on a project that could make them useful in searches through rubble.






Stem: Incentives Aid A.P. Science and Math Scores

NY Times Science - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 15:08
A Pittsburgh high school took part in an initiative to raise its performance in math and science, but did its results match the high expectations?






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