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UK Ebola vaccine trial to start

BBC Science - 39 min 53 sec ago
A trial vaccine against Ebola could be tested on healthy volunteers in the UK in September, says an international health consortium.

Lockheed Martin in space junk deal

BBC Science - 1 hour 18 min ago
US defence giant Lockheed Martin is teaming up with an Australian technology firm to track space debris that can damage multi-billion dollar satellites.

AUDIO: Puffins 'Frankie Howerd of bird world'

BBC Science - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 23:33
A study by the National Trust suggests seabirds around the UK coastline are being hit by a "triple whammy" of extreme weather, predators and disturbance by humans.

Rare antelope births 'fantastic'

BBC Science - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 22:24
The birth of a pair of rare bongo antelopes in captivity is "fantastic news" for the "critically endangered" species, say conservationists.

Liberian Doctor Treated With an Experimental Drug Dies From Ebola

NY Times Science - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 19:50
Dr. Abraham Borbor, deputy chief medical doctor at Liberia’s largest hospital, received ZMapp — the same drug given to two infected Americans who survived.

Using Light Technique, Scientists Find Dimmer Switch for Memories in Mice

NY Times Science - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 18:32
M.I.T. researchers say a technique that adjusts emotions attached to memories could eventually lead to more effective therapies for people with psychological problems.

VIDEO: Litter bug mountaineers 'must recycle'

BBC Science - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 16:01
Over the decades tonnes of disposed tents, spent oxygen cylinders and bottles have been left behind on Mount Everest by people trying to scale it. Now authorities are urging them to bring the waste back down with them to recycle it.

W.H.O. Moves Team in Sierra Leone After a Medical Worker Contracts Ebola

NY Times Science - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 15:33
A day after announcing a reinvigorated commitment in the country, the World Health Organization said it had removed its Ebola response team after an epidemiologist came down with the virus.

Dot Earth Blog: Oceans Agency Lists 20 Coral Species as Threatened

NY Times Science - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:13
Twenty coral species, facing harms from global warming, coastal pollution and other perils are listed as threatened by the federal oceans agency.

Memories 'flipped' from bad to good

BBC Science - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:09
Neuroscientists artificially turn a mouse's fearful memory into a positive one, and vice versa.

VIDEO: Taps run dry amid California drought

BBC Science - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 06:14
California has been hit by its worst drought in a century and many say the problem is only going to get worse.

VIDEO: Buddleia: Gardener's friend or foe?

BBC Science - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 05:02
BBC Newsnight's Stephen Smith visits Dover to assess how much of a threat buddleia is to native species

Concerns grow over Iceland volcano

BBC Science - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 01:47
Overnight earthquakes raise fears that magma from Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano could be heading towards another large volcanic system, scientists say.

Sniffing out the allergy epidemic

BBC Science - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 19:49
Why so many of us are developing allergies

Dot Earth Blog: A Closer Look at Turbulent Oceans and Greenhouse Heating

NY Times Science - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 19:39
Climate science homes in on the oceans’ role in driving wiggles in global warming.

Obama Pursuing Climate Accord in Lieu of Treaty

NY Times Science - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 18:35
To sidestep Senate approval, President Obama’s negotiators are devising what they call a “politically binding” deal to “name and shame” countries into cutting their emissions.

VIDEO: How sheepdogs control unruly flocks

BBC Science - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 18:06
A farmer explains his relationship with his sheepdog, after researchers help unravel the mystery of how the animals do their job.

A sheepdog's 'two rules' for success

BBC Science - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 17:33
Scientists produce a simple mathematical model that explains how a single sheepdog can herd a large number of sheep.

Love Well: The Decisive Marriage

NY Times Science - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 13:19
New research shows that couples who are decisive before marriage appear to have better marriages than those who simply let inertia carry them through major transitions.

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