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Despite Aid Push, Ebola Is Raging in Sierra Leone

NY Times Science - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 18:50
After calling for an ambulance more than 35 times a family in Sierra Leone, where Ebola has hit harder than in neighboring countries, waited for three days for help to arrive.






How could man intervene to change the climate?

BBC Science - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 17:49
The possibilities of geo-engineering

Bear back in Chernobyl after century

BBC Science - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 17:23
Camera traps, used by a project assessing radioactive exposure impacts on wildlife, record the first photos of a brown bear in Chernobyl's exclusion zone.

Dot Earth Blog: Gratitude, Woodworking and Music on the Home Front on Thanksgiving

NY Times Science - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 16:30
Fitting in some analog home time, and music, amid the digital flow of work seeking a better planet.






Study on Cultural Memory Confirms: Chester A. Arthur, We Hardly Knew Ye

NY Times Science - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 11:00
The broader significance of the report is that societies collectively forget according to the same formula as, say, a student who has studied a list of words.






Growing Deer Herds Unwelcome at New York City Parks

NY Times Science - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 08:18
The influx concerns parks department officials because the animals can destroy a forest understory and chip away at the bark of developing trees.

VIDEO: Extreme weather and its risk to lives

BBC Science - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 23:58
Climate change and population growth will hugely increase the risk to people from extreme weather, a report says.

Legal Fight Pits Sellers of Energy Against Buyers

NY Times Science - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 20:24
A system under which big consumers shut down elevator banks or a production line at peak hours of electricity demand has been challenged by power producers, who lose their most valuable revenue hours.






The Scan: Science Events: Minimalist Music and a Spotlight on Sex

NY Times Science - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 19:18
An auditory scientist plans to help a New York audience make the most of some very minimal music and human sexual behavior is the focus of a yearlong show at London’s museum of medicine and art.






Leading Surgeon Is Accused of Misconduct in Experimental Transplant Operations

NY Times Science - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 19:15
A doctor who is considered a pioneer in the field of regenerative medicine has denied carrying out innovative operations without ethical approvals.






Somerset flood spend 'driven by politics', say experts

BBC Science - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 18:56
Was campaign to guard Somerset Levels driven by politics or science?

News Analysis: Obama Builds Environmental Legacy With 1970 Law

NY Times Science - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 18:03
Leaning on the Clean Air Act, President Obama has reshaped environmental policy more than any previous occupant of the White House.






Risk from extreme weather rises

BBC Science - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 17:42
Royal Society says combination of population growth and climate change will increase danger to cities.

Legal Fight Puts Sellers of Energy vs. Buyers

NY Times Science - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 17:01
A system under which big consumers shut down elevator banks or a production line at peak hours of electricity demand has been challenged by power producers, who lose their most valuable revenue hours.

Tracing the Ebola outbreak

BBC Science - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 16:32
Tracking first Ebola victim and and how virus spread

Sierra Leone to Eclipse Liberia in Ebola Cases

NY Times Science - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 16:18
The World Health Organization reported more than 600 new cases of Ebola in the week that ended Sunday, more than half of them in Sierra Leone.






Business Briefing: Dutch Energy Researchers Test a Salt Concentration Plant

NY Times Science - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 15:33
The plant takes advantage of the difference in salt concentration between seawater and fresh water to produce electricity.

Dot Earth Blog: A Optimistic Realist Tours Earth’s Age of Humans

NY Times Science - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 14:48
A lyrical nature writer explains her optimistic view of the deepening human imprint on the Earth.






Matter: Clues to Bees’ History, Tucked Away in Drawers

NY Times Science - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 14:46
Scientists are dusting off old insect collections in museums in an effort to learn what has happened to bee populations.






AUDIO: Horned dinosaur species identified

BBC Science - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 06:27
A new species of horned dinosaur has been identified from fossils held in a Canadian museum for 75 years.
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