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Dot Earth Blog: An ‘Ask Me Anything’ Chat on Climate Science and Coverage

NY Times Science - 2 hours 5 min ago
A veteran climate scientist and a longtime climate journalist interview each other about three decades of work making sense of global warming.

Well: Teenagers Face Early Death, on Their Terms

NY Times Science - 2 hours 27 min ago
A national push and a new guide are giving critically ill young patients a voice in end-of-life discussions.

The Passive House in New York

NY Times Science - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 20:18
In New York City, hundreds of new units designed to use a quarter of the energy consumed by traditional homes are in the works.

Liberia Recommends Ebola Survivors Practice Safe Sex Indefinitely

NY Times Science - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 16:33
After an Ebola death, scientists want to gather more information on the length of time the virus might remain present in semen.

Graphene light bulb set for shops

BBC Science - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 11:46
A light bulb made with graphene - said by its UK developers to be the first commercially viable consumer product using the super-strong carbon - is to go on sale later this year.

In Brazil, Some Inmates Get Therapy With Hallucinogenic Tea

NY Times Science - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 02:00
The provision of ayahuasca, a psychedelic brew used in the Amazon basin for centuries, to inmates on short furloughs reflects a quest to ease pressure on Brazil’s prison system.

VIDEO: A year in space: Soyuz docks at ISS

BBC Science - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 21:09
A Russian Soyuz spacecraft has docked at the International Space Station carrying three astronauts, two of whom are due to spend a record 12 months there.

Weed Killer, Long Cleared, Is Doubted

NY Times Science - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 20:17
The Environmental Protection Agency gave the maker of Roundup a thumbs up in 1991, but a World Health Organization group now says the active ingredient “probably” causes cancer.

Duo begin year-long space trip

BBC Science - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 18:53
US astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko arrive for a 12-month tour of duty on the International Space Station.

What is the point of the Large Hadron Collider?

BBC Science - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 18:49
David Shukman explores the justifications for the £4bn "atom smasher" buried under Geneva.

World Briefing: Sierra Leone: Citizens Told to Stay Home to Halt Ebola

NY Times Science - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 18:09
Sierra Leone’s six million people were told on Friday to stay home for three days, except to attend religious services, as the West African nation attempted a final push to rid itself of Ebola.

Makers of Generic Drugs Challenge F.D.A. Plan for Updated Warnings

NY Times Science - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 18:06
The generics industry has proposed that the federal agency take full responsibility for altering labels whenever health risks are discovered rather than expecting companies to take the initiative.

California: Governor Signs $1 Billion Water Package

NY Times Science - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 17:39
Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Friday that speeds up $1 billion in water infrastructure spending amid the worst drought in a generation.

What drives people to murder-suicide?

BBC Science - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 17:13
What drives people to murder-suicide?

Follow the International Space Station Launch

NY Times Science - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 10:40
Scott Kelly is the first American astronaut to head into space for a year. He arrived at the International Space Station Friday with two Russians. See how the launch went with bits of trivia and photos.

Economic View: How Idealism, Expressed in Concrete Steps, Can Fight Climate Change

NY Times Science - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 09:50
Where global warming conferences and protocols have largely failed, economics and personal choices might solve a seemingly intractable problem.

Greens ‘want 1% of GDP for science’

BBC Science - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 08:32
A pledge by the Greens to double science funding contrasts with the statements offered by five other party leaders, answering a call to set out their policies on science.

VIDEO: Eels journey from Bermuda and back

BBC Science - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 02:27
Millions of eels have been arriving in the south-west of England having travelled thousands of miles from the Sargasso Sea near Bermuda.

World Briefing: An American With Ebola Is Improving

NY Times Science - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 20:57
An American aid worker being treated for Ebola at the National Institutes of Health clinical center in Maryland is doing better and has been upgraded from critical to serious condition, the N.I.H. announced Thursday.

World Briefing: Ebola Vaccines Pass Initial Safety Tests

NY Times Science - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 20:57
Two experimental Ebola vaccines “appear to be safe” partway through a clinical trial being conducted in Liberia, the National Institutes of Health said Thursday.

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