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UN calls for $1bn to fight Ebola

BBC Science - 1 hour 2 min ago
The UN says it needs $1bn to fight the West Africa Ebola outbreak, described as "unparalleled in modern times".

Dot Earth Blog: Wildlife Agency Seeks Educational Use For Crushed Ivory

NY Times Science - 1 hour 17 min ago
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking ideas on how to use the crushed remains of illegal ivory it has confiscated and destroyed. The agency wants to use the rubble in a way that increases awareness about the consequences of the illegal trade in ivory.

VIDEO: Hurricane Odile stuns Mexico resorts

BBC Science - 6 hours 15 min ago
Hurricane Odile causes devastation in the beach resorts of Mexico's Baja California peninsula, triggering looting in some areas.

Climate change remedies 'affordable'

BBC Science - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 22:57
A global commission says the extra costs of tackling climate change will be 'modest', but doing nothing could put the world economy at risk.

VIDEO: Haiti's disease fighting eco toilet

BBC Science - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 22:29
Poor sanitation has caused serious health problems in Haiti - but could a special eco toilet improve the situation?

Fixing Climate Change May Add No Costs, Report Says

NY Times Science - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 21:10
A global commission is challenging the widespread belief that efforts to reduce global warming would carry a steep price.

U.S. to Commit Up to 3,000 Troops to Fight Ebola in Africa

NY Times Science - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 21:04
Under pressure to do more to confront the Ebola outbreak sweeping across West Africa, President Obama is expanding military and medical resources to combat the spread of the deadly virus.

Red card for 'greenest' government

BBC Science - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 18:44
The government is failing to reduce air pollution, protect biodiversity and prevent flooding, a cross-party body of MPs says.

New DNA Test Sought in Identical Twin’s Rape Case

NY Times Science - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 16:59
Prosecutors in Massachusetts hope the case will be a breakthrough for criminal cases involving identical twins.

VIDEO: 'Audacious' comet landing site chosen

BBC Science - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 16:45
Europe's Rosetta mission, which aims to land on a 4km-wide comet later this year, identifies what it thinks is the safest place to touch down.

Books: Art Entangled in Nature

NY Times Science - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 16:20
The portraits of nature gathered here cover centuries, fixing on that space where the naturalist’s eye and the artist’s intersect.

Build your Martian dream home

BBC Science - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 16:00
Is this how the cities of Mars will be built?

Observatory: A Green Blanket on the Arabian Sea

NY Times Science - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 15:52
A vast bloom of phytoplankton in an oxygen-starved zone may change the food chain and disrupt local fishing, researchers say.

Observatory: Tree-Protecting Ants Can’t Protect Themselves

NY Times Science - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 15:48
The small bodyguards who defend acacia trees in Eastern Africa against elephants and giraffes are being killed off by other ants.

Observatory: Spot Chosen for Comet Landing

NY Times Science - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 15:45
The robotic Philae will shoot for the cross marks for a Nov. 11 landing on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

Q&A: The Case of the Missing Horseshoe Crabs

NY Times Science - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 15:36
Harvesting pressure and habitat loss have contributed to a population decline in New York and around the Northeast over all.

Global Health: Among Malaria Parasites, Real Feel for Mosquitoes

NY Times Science - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 15:28
Research suggests that malaria parasites in the blood can actually sense when their carriers are around, and increase their numbers accordingly.

Time Travel: Quasicrystals and the Whimsy of Nature

NY Times Science - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 15:25
A puzzling form of solid matter once regarded as impossible comes into view.

Stem Cells: Plenty of Hope, but Halting Progress

NY Times Science - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 15:09
Though enthusiasm for potential advances in disease and injury treatments often outstrips the science, thousands of clinical trials are now underway to figure out how to best use stem cells.

Taking a Health Hazard Home

NY Times Science - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 14:41
Of the 22 industrial hog farm workers tested in a new study, 10 carried antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria in their noses for up to four days, raising public health questions.

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