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Panel Convenes in Washington to Discuss Aliens
Fri, 05/03/2013 - 13:46
A group of former lawmakers and government officials gathered this week in the capital to discuss what they said was secrecy surrounding aliens and unidentified flying objects.
Prostate Screening Guidelines Are Loosened
Fri, 05/03/2013 - 10:57
The new guidelines were issued after the American Urology Association agreed to shift its stance on the screenings, which have often led to unnecessary cancer treatments.
Debriefing: Bill Sothern Remediates Mold and Other Hazards
Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:23
Bill Sothern has built a career on investigating and remediating environmental hazards, including mold colonies, secondhand smoke, chemical vapors, lead and asbestos.
Dot Earth Blog: On 'Unburnable Carbon' and the Specter of a 'Carbon Bubble'
Fri, 05/03/2013 - 08:13
Can climate forecasts and campaigners convince the world’s nations that some carbon is unburnable?
Dot Earth Blog: DNA from Tiger Scat Aids Conservation Efforts in Nepal
Fri, 05/03/2013 - 06:22
Tiger scat offers DNA traces that can help conserve Nepal’s struggling tiger population.
Scientist at Work Blog: Learning by Doing in the Au’au Channel
Fri, 05/03/2013 - 05:00
Students are able to join the Hawaiian expedition and help in recording humpback whales’ habits.
Infectious Salmon Anemia Threat Divides Scientists
Thu, 05/02/2013 - 18:55
Scientists said there was no proof that a salmon-killing disease had made its way to the Pacific Northwest, but a researcher in Canada disagreed.
Plans for a Memorial to Honor Nikola Tesla
Thu, 05/02/2013 - 12:44
Admirers have bought the crumbling laboratory on Long Island where Nikola Tesla worked and are planning to raise $10 million to restore it to house a museum and memorial.
Study Finds No Single Cause of Honeybee Deaths
Thu, 05/02/2013 - 12:13
Pesticides, parasites, poor nutrition and a lack of genetic diversity are blamed for a phenomenon known as colony collapse disorder.
Dot Earth Blog: Milestone Nears on Curve Charting the Human Imprint on the Atmosphere
Thu, 05/02/2013 - 04:56
A famous curve of carbon dioxide levels is close to passing a milestone.
Hydrofracking Could Strain Western Water Resources, Study Finds
Wed, 05/01/2013 - 21:23
The rapid expansion of hydraulic fracturing could put pressure on already-stressed water resources from the suburbs of Fort Worth to western Colorado, according to a new report from a nonprofit group.
Cross-Country Solar Plane Expedition Set for Takeoff
Wed, 05/01/2013 - 18:04
The Solar Impulse, a plane with the wingspan of a 747, is the creation of a Swiss team working on fuel-free flight.
Evidence of Cannibalism Found at Jamestown Site
Wed, 05/01/2013 - 17:59
Archaeologists excavating the Jamestown colony site have found in the remains of a 14-year-old girl the first physical evidence of cannibalism by colonists during the harsh winter of 1609.
Dot Earth Blog: A Google Duo and Media Maven Explore a Hyper-Connected Planet
Wed, 05/01/2013 - 14:42
A brisk chat between Googlers and a media maven about the emerging Knowosphere.
Cancers Share Gene Patterns, Studies Affirm
Wed, 05/01/2013 - 10:01
Scientists have found the best evidence yet that cancer will increasingly be seen as a disease defined by its genetic fingerprint rather than by the organ where it originated.
Dot Earth Blog: Observed Earth: A New View of the Sky
Wed, 05/01/2013 - 09:38
A new view of the sky above, created by an artist for whom photographs are just the starting point.
Groundbreaking Surgery for Girl Born Without Windpipe
Wed, 05/01/2013 - 09:27
Doctors have built and implanted a windpipe, developed with plastic fibers and human cells, in a 2½-year-old girl — the youngest person ever to receive a bioengineered organ.
Dot Earth Blog: Extreme Weather in a Warming World, and the American Mind
Wed, 05/01/2013 - 07:44
A new survey shows how extreme weather influences public attitudes on global warming.
Scientist at Work Blog: Telling Eyes in the Dark
Wed, 05/01/2013 - 07:02
To be an “eyeshine” expert you might need to spend a lot of time in a dark forest, feeling your way around with a flashlight.
Hurricane Sandy Sent Billions of Gallons of Sewage Into Waterways
Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:00
Over 10 billion gallons were sent into waterways, with 94 percent flowing into rivers, canals and bays in New York and New Jersey, Climate Central said in a report.
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