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Controllers banking on Philae wake-up

BBC Science - 4 hours 1 sec ago
The European Space Agency says it will conduct no more dedicated searches for its lost comet lander, and will now wait for the probe itself to call home.

'Cold plasma' kills off norovirus

BBC Science - 4 hours 25 min ago
Norovirus, the most common cause of gastroenteritis in the world, can be killed with "cold plasma", scientists report.

Will the falling oil price undermine green energy?

BBC Science - 6 hours 2 min ago
What do falling oil prices mean for green energy?

Leak suggests cosmic study was wrong

BBC Science - 6 hours 59 min ago
Scientists who claimed to have found evidence for a cosmic super-expansion at the Big Bang made no such discovery, a leak of a concluding study suggests.

Obama to Unveil Research Initiative Aiming to Develop Tailored Medical Treatments

NY Times Science - 7 hours 28 min ago
Plans include collecting genetic data on one million Americans so that scientists can suit drugs and treatments to patients’ specific traits, officials said.

Off the 3-D Printer, Practice Parts for the Surgeon

NY Times Science - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 18:50
Three-dimensional printing allows surgeons to foresee issues, not stumble into them.

Scars reveal ageing whales' secrets

BBC Science - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 18:28
Scientists studying one of the most mysterious whale species find they form long-term alliances, sometimes lasting many years.

Offshore Wind Farm Leases Draw Few Bids From Wary Industry

NY Times Science - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 16:42
Wind Farm projects off the coast of New England, New Jersey and Delaware are dead, moribund or struggling.

Deflation Experiments Show Patriots May Have a Point After All

NY Times Science - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 16:41
Thomas Healy, a graduate student in mechanical engineering at Carnegie Mellon, has detailed data on how atmospheric conditions might have reduced the pressure in footballs in the A.F.C. title game.

VIDEO: Giant beaked whales show their scars

BBC Science - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 16:20
The Baird's beaked whale - one of the most mysterious marine mammals - forms long-term alliances that last many years, footage reveals.

Chicks place low numbers on the left

BBC Science - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 11:03
Scientists in Italy find that baby chickens associate low and high numbers with left and right, respectively - suggesting they may count using a "mental number line" like humans do.

Chickens Agree: Left Means Less; Right Means More

NY Times Science - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 11:00
Scientists found that newborn chicks, like people, seem to map numbers spatially, associating smaller amounts with the left and larger ones with the right.

Matter: In the Way Cancer Cells Work Together, a Possible Tool for Their Demise

NY Times Science - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 10:49
Research on the cooperation that goes on in a cancerous tumor could point to a new strategy for fighting the disease.

Well: For Athletes, the Time of an Event Can Affect Performance

NY Times Science - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 09:21
Researchers studying a small group of athletes found that those used to rising early perform best at midday, while late risers do best in the evening.

Diplodocus v blue whale: Who'd win?

BBC Science - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 08:15
Who'd win fantasy fight between diplodocus and blue whale?

Shell revives Arctic drilling plans

BBC Science - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 06:36
Royal Dutch Shell revives Arctic drilling plans, despite announcing a $15bn cut in global spending and profit figures that disappointed investors.

Climate concern 'linked to floods'

BBC Science - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 04:23
Belief in the reality of climate change has risen among the British public, partly because of the 2013 winter floods, according to a report.

VIDEO: 'New generation' drug research plan

BBC Science - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 02:26
Pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca has announced a research programme to develop a new generation of medicines to treat the genetic causes of many debilitating diseases.

Icebergs 'have sound signature'

BBC Science - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 00:55
Listening to icebergs could help to assess the extent of glacier melt, a study suggests.

Astra Zeneca drive for genetic drugs

BBC Science - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 23:00
Astra Zeneca announces a research programme to develop a generation of medicines to treat the genetic causes of many debilitating diseases.
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