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Scottish wildlife rescues up 18%

BBC Science - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 07:10
The Scottish SPCA's new national wildlife rescue centre released nearly 2,800 injured animals back into the wild in 2013.

Seal cull abandoned amid protests

BBC Science - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 06:59
A major wild salmon producer says it is giving up the culling of seals after protests at a harbour in the north east of Scotland.

Graphene 'made with kitchen blender'

BBC Science - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 06:03
Scientists have outlined how they managed to make the wonder material graphene using a kitchen blender.

'World's fastest' lift to be built

BBC Science - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 05:50
Hitachi says it will install a lift capable of reaching speeds of 72km/h (45mph) into a skyscraper in Guangzhou, southern China.

Malta criticised for mass bird shoot

BBC Science - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 03:51
A leading British naturalist accuses Malta of failing to prevent large-scale illegal shooting of migratory birds by hunters.

AUDIO: Migrant birds 'shot as trophies'

BBC Science - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 03:13
Wildlife expert Chris Packham and Sergei Golovkin from Malta's Wild Birds Regulation Unit discuss the number of illegal bird hunters operating in Malta.

What are the hazards facing a plane stowaway?

BBC Science - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 17:28
How can a person endure clinging to a plane wheel?

Coordinates: Science Tools Anyone Can Afford

NY Times Science - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 14:58
Manu Prakash wants to grow a generation of young scientists by distributing powerful yet inexpensive laboratory instruments around the globe.

Global Health: Cancer Vaccine Proves Effective in H.I.V. Patients

NY Times Science - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 14:45
Vaccines against cervical cancer work well even in sexually active women with H.I.V., a new study has found.

Raw Data: An Apple a Day, and Other Myths

NY Times Science - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 14:33
The gap grows between food folklore and science on cancer.

Books: ‘Our Mathematical Universe’: A Case for Alternate Realities

NY Times Science - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 14:25
In his new book, Max Tegmark compellingly argues that everything that can happen does happen — in at least one of an infinite number of universes.

Observatory: The Trail of Tears, and of Damaged Skulls

NY Times Science - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 13:59
The forced marches of Native Americans in the 19th century left evidence that the stress interfered with the normal growth of their skulls.

Q&A: Those Dirty Mushrooms

NY Times Science - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 13:39
The specks and smears of compost on store-bought mushrooms are basically safe to eat, an expert says.

Observatory: Chimps Are Particular About Where They Rest

NY Times Science - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 13:22
A new study shows that chimpanzees in Uganda selected a resilient, high-quality wood to create the nests they used for sleeping in trees.

Observatory: For These Females, No Such Thing as Penis Envy

NY Times Science - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 13:15
The females of a kind of Brazilian cave insect have male organs, the males have female genitalia, and sex lasts 40 to 70 hours, a study has found.

Take a Number: Cap’n Crunch Is Looking at You

NY Times Science - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:30
According to a new study, the characters on cereal boxes are effectively making eye contact with customers in the grocery store aisle.

Flood defence assessment completed

BBC Science - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 02:25
For the first time in its history, the Environment Agency assesses the state of all flood defences in England following 'unprecedented' winter storms.

California’s Thirsting Farmland

NY Times Science - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 18:48
California farmers have never relied only on rain. But given a prolonged drought and environmental regulations, the jockeying for water is becoming more intense.

Op-Ed Contributor: An Evolutionary Family Drama

NY Times Science - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 16:42
I went out rowing each morning, unaware that a grand evolutionary experiment was taking place beneath my hull.

Did removing lead from petrol spark a decline in crime?

BBC Science - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 16:05
Did removing lead from petrol spark a decline in crime?
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