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Beauty spots still at fracking 'risk'

BBC Science - 20 min 8 sec ago
Some environmental campaigners say that rules for new fracking licences are not tough enough to protect National Parks.

Dot Earth Blog: U.S. Coal Exports Eroding Domestic Greenhouse Gains

NY Times Science - 46 min 19 sec ago
Continuing rise in U.S. exports of coal work against domestic reductions in CO2 emissions.

Science Take: For Kangaroos, Tail Becomes a Fifth Leg

NY Times Science - 2 hours 24 min ago
A study shows that when kangaroos feed, they use a slower, walking motion that relies on the tail to exert force.

Sharks in Cape Cod Town Draw Tourists, Flipping the ‘Jaws’ Script

NY Times Science - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 21:29
When sharks started cropping up in Chatham, Mass., a few years ago, the town leaders at first feared they would flatline the robust tourist economy. Instead, local merchants and hoteliers embraced their arrival.

Dinosaurs' extinction 'bad luck'

BBC Science - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 21:21
Dinosaurs might have survived if the asteroid that wiped them out had hit the Earth a few million years later or earlier, a new study suggests.

California hit by raging wildfires

BBC Science - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 20:30
Two fast-moving fires in California destroy 10 homes and force the evacuation of hundreds more, as a man dies in a lightning strike in Los Angeles.

Groups Press New York State to Ban Poisons That Kill Wildlife

NY Times Science - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 19:30
Wildlife and conservation groups are citing new evidence gathered from post-mortem examinations by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

2 Americans Test Positive for Ebola in Liberia

NY Times Science - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 19:00
Health workers with Doctors Without Borders have been threatened with knives, stones and machetes by Guineans who blame them for spreading the deadly virus.

Well: A Sleep Apnea Test Without a Night in the Hospital

NY Times Science - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 18:28
Take-home sleep tests, self-administered in more realistic settings, without myriad wires and sensors, promise more accurate results for people who may have sleep apnea or other conditions.

Peter Marler, Graphic Decoder of Birdsong, Dies at 86

NY Times Science - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 17:22
Dr. Marler showed that certain songbirds not only learned their songs, but also learned to sing in a dialect peculiar to the region in which they were born.

Perils of the English countryside

BBC Science - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 20:15
The risks of walking in the English countryside

In Search for Killer, DNA Sweep Exposes Intimate Family Secrets in Italy

NY Times Science - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 17:42
The search for the killer in a sensational murder case revealed personal details about a suspect and set off a debate about the risks of privacy violations in DNA searches.

Tedium, tragedy and tar: The slowest drops in science

BBC Science - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 19:21
What do experiments that go on for decades actually tell us?

C.D.C. Says Tuberculosis Lab, Shut Amid Exposure Scare, Can Continue Its Work

NY Times Science - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 18:27
A moratorium imposed after two accidents at other labs that could have exposed workers to anthrax and H5N1 was lifted because the lab has passed safety inspections and its work is crucial, a spokesman said.

Dot Earth Blog: Fresh Focus on Siberian Permafrost as Second Hole is Reported

NY Times Science - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 15:41
A report of a second odd hole in the Siberian permafrost draws fresh attention to the warming Russian tundra.

Dot Earth Blog: New Approach to Being There: ‘Fan-bots’ Will Cheer Korean Baseball Team

NY Times Science - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 14:37
Cheer on your baseball team through a “fan-bot” set in the stands as you watch and tweet on your phone.

Audubon Seeks a More Bird-Friendly Design for the Vikings’ New Stadium

NY Times Science - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 12:31
The Audubon Society said thousands of birds might die if the design of the stadium did not include bird-safe glass, but the building authority said it did not have the money.

The mystique of the 'child prodigy'

BBC Science - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 12:08
Scientist claims 'child prodigy' getting credit for his discovery

Arts | Westchester: Putting the A in STEAM

NY Times Science - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 11:25
“Steam,” a new exhibition in White Plains, takes its name from an educational movement, STEAM, which is STEM (another curriculum that is an acronym for science, technology, engineering and mathematics) with the addition of the “A” for art.

Dot Earth Blog: The New Oil Patch: Rail Lines in Albany and Elsewhere

NY Times Science - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:02
The oil boom in the West is creating traffic jams of oil trains in New York’s Hudson Valley.

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