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A Battle Over Cats and Birds on a Long Island Beach

NY Times Science - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 17:02
Conservationists say the piping plover, an endangered bird that nests on beaches in New York State, is threatened by a colony of feral cats, who are cared for by volunteers.






First in Flight? Connecticut Stakes a Claim

NY Times Science - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 06:31
Ohio and North Carolina have long fought over which could lay claim to aviation’s pioneers, the Wright Brothers. But a report that someone else got aloft first has a third state entering the fray.






'Eternal' camera takes endless snaps

BBC Science - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 06:13
A camera powered by the light it uses to take pictures has been invented by American scientists.

Demand for rubber 'threatens forests'

BBC Science - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 05:46
The global demand for rubber tyres is threatening protected forests in Southeast Asia, according to a study.

'3D Cryosat' tracks Arctic winter ice

BBC Science - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 05:00
Although Arctic sea ice set a record this year for its lowest ever satellite-observed winter extent - that was not the case for its volume, new data reveals.

SpaceX Shipment Arrives at International Space Station

NY Times Science - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 04:23
The SpaceX supply ship arrived at the International Space Station on Friday, delivering the world's first espresso machine designed exclusively for astronauts.






Smart waders go fishing for science

BBC Science - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 01:25
Scientists are developing smartphone-connected waders that fly-fishing enthusiasts could wear to help them find their catch, but also to collect key data about water properties.

VIDEO: Dead fish problem in Rio rowing lake

BBC Science - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 23:40
Tonnes of dead fish are being removed from a lake in the centre of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, which is due to host rowing and canoeing events at the 2016 Olympic Games.

VIDEO: Russian polar bears debut in Sao Paulo

BBC Science - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 22:22
Two Russian polar bears make their debut at Sao Paulo's Aquarium, as the only members of their species in the country.

Mexico’s President Rolls Out Plan to Save Endangered Porpoise

NY Times Science - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 19:14
The Mexican Navy will expand patrols to stop the illegal fishing that threatens the vaquita, and gillnets that accidentally snare and kill them will be banned for two years.






Judges Skeptical of Challenge to Proposed E.P.A. Rule on Climate Change

NY Times Science - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 17:52
The court said it would be unusual to try to block a rule before it was issued, as the battle begins over President Obama’s most far-reaching effort to slow climate change.






Beyond the first law of computing

BBC Science - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 16:58
Will Moore's Law last another 50 years?

Generic Version of Copaxone, Multiple Sclerosis Drug, Is Approved

NY Times Science - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 16:50
Ten drugs are now approved to treat multiple sclerosis but none of them has had a generic equivalent. It is possible that the introduction of the generic Copaxone could help keep prices of all the drugs in check.

The 'cursed' disabled boy and the people of the sea

BBC Science - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 14:09
The disabled boy struggling to find a role with the people of the sea

How octopuses coordinate their arms

BBC Science - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 09:08
Researchers reveal the secret of an octopus's unique movement, revealing how the animals co-ordinate their eight, flexible arms.

Matter: Clues to How an Electric Treatment for Parkinson’s Works

NY Times Science - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 07:42
New research provides clues to how deep brain stimulation helps patients with Parkinson’s disease.






Gravity boost to geothermal hunt

BBC Science - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 07:36
Observations from space assist the search for new locations to site geothermal power stations.

VIDEO: To frack or not to frack?

BBC Science - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 06:22
Graham Satchell explains why fracking is such a divisive subject.

Warning over aerosol climate fix

BBC Science - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 04:58
Any attempts to engineer the climate are likely to result in "different" climate change, rather than its elimination, new results suggest.

VIDEO: Are fossil fuel reserves too large?

BBC Science - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 23:35
BBC News looks at the idea of "stranded assets", part of the debate on climate change and global energy policy.
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