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IPCC debates 'most important' report

BBC Science - 47 min 50 sec ago
Scientists and government officials are meeting in Copenhagen to edit a report on the causes, impact and solutions to global warming.

Rocket makers probe US explosion

BBC Science - 1 hour 54 min ago
The builders of an unmanned supply rocket which exploded on the way to the International Space Station have vowed to find the cause of the failure.

Threat of Lawsuit Could Test Maine’s Quarantine Policy

NY Times Science - 5 hours 18 min ago
Kaci Hickox, a nurse who treated Ebola patients in Africa, said she would go to court if she is not freed by Thursday, heightening a debate on how to balance public health and public fears.






New species of frog in urban jungle

BBC Science - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 19:36
Scientists confirm that a frog found living in New York City wetlands is a new species.

Basics: Ebola and the Vast Viral Universe

NY Times Science - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 19:17
By all evidence, researchers say, viruses like Ebola have been parasitizing living cells since the first cells arose on earth nearly four billion years ago. Some say that viruses actually invented cells.






Reversing Course on Beavers

NY Times Science - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 19:16
Their dams were once obliterated by dynamite and bulldozers, but beavers are getting new respect these days as a defense against the withering impacts of a warmer and drier climate.






In Liberia, a Good or Very Bad Sign: Empty Hospital Beds

NY Times Science - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 19:10
Liberia has far fewer people being treated for Ebola than anticipated, but health officials are hesitant to declare victory.






After a Family Trip to Africa, a Connecticut Girl, 7, Is Unwelcome at School

NY Times Science - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 18:16
Amid continued fears of Ebola, the student, Ikeoluwa Opayemi, has not been allowed in class since she returned from a 10-day trip to Nigeria.

Ebola Slowing in Liberia, W.H.O. Says, but International Support Is Still Necessary

NY Times Science - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 17:36
The World Health Organization’s assistant director general said there had been a decline in burials in the West African nation and no increases in confirmed cases.






In U.S. Cleanup Efforts, Accident at Nuclear Site Points to Cost of Lapses

NY Times Science - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 17:32
As the United States aims to correct years of mishandling radioactive materials, the price of reopening a New Mexico waste repository could top $551 million.

How will future city signs look?

BBC Science - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 17:29
How jetpacks and driverless cars will change the cityscape

In pictures: Relics found in Mexico

BBC Science - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 17:18
Ancient Mexican city yields 50,000 treasures

Antares Rocket Explosion Leaves Questions and Dead Mosquito Eggs

NY Times Science - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 16:40
Investigators are trying to determine why a rocket taking supplies to the International Space Station exploded just after launching in Virginia.

Koala chlamydia vaccine raises hope

BBC Science - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 15:59
Australian scientists say they have successfully tested a vaccine aimed at protecting wild koalas from chlamydia.

Dot Earth Blog: Building Sustainable Energy Access, from the Outside In

NY Times Science - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 15:14
How much energy access in poor places can come from off and on the grid — and with or without big greenhouse-gas contributions?






Key to sounding charismatic revealed

BBC Science - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 12:09
An innate ability some people have to manipulate their vocal frequency could be the key to sounding charismatic, according to new research.

New York’s Ebola Rules to Let Travelers Pick Site for Isolation

NY Times Science - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 09:06
The Cuomo administration has issued a set of guidelines that go beyond federal recommendations but seek to allow individuals to spend their isolation in a location of their choice.






Unease Lingers in the Bronx Despite a Boy’s Negative Ebola Test

NY Times Science - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 09:06
Doubts and anxiety persist for neighbors in the 5-year-old boy’s building, with some suspicious that the test results are not accurate.






Connecticut Tries to Find Middle Path on Ebola

NY Times Science - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 09:00
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy affirmed a case-by-case approach to quarantines, but it has not quelled opposition.






Antares Rocket, Bound for Space Station, Explodes

NY Times Science - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 08:32
A cargo rocket carrying supplies exploded soon after it rose into the sky from a NASA site in eastern Virginia, but no one was injured.






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