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Dot Earth Blog: Looking Back to 1821, Insurers Foresee a $100-Billion Hurricane

NY Times Science - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 05:10
If the great 1821 hurricane struck the East Coast today, it would leave a $100-billion trail of losses.






Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014

BBC Science - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 03:19
Twinkling stars and swirling gases - winning visions of the night sky

Murder 'comes naturally' to chimps

BBC Science - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 00:43
A major international study finds that killings among chimpanzees result from normal competition, not human interference.

VIDEO: Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014

BBC Science - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 00:41
Twinkling stars and swirling gases - winning visions of the night sky

Busy Days Precede a March Focusing on Climate Change

NY Times Science - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 18:20
The People’s Climate March will run through Midtown Manhattan on Sunday, and organizers hope to attract thousands of participants from across the world to New York City for the event.






World Briefing: Slovenia: Japan Seeks to Resume Whale Hunting

NY Times Science - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 18:06
Japan sought international backing on Wednesday for its plan to resume whale hunting in the Antarctic next year, despite a ruling against it by the top United Nations court.

U.N. Leader Plans Stronger Presence in Ebola Zone

NY Times Science - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 18:01
The move by the secretary-general, Ban Ki-moon, signaled his concern with the response so far and the limitations of the World Health Organization’s ability to handle it alone.

Elizabeth Whelan, Who Challenged Food Laws, Dies at 70

NY Times Science - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 17:51
Ms. Whelan was an epidemiologist who started a national organization to question conventional wisdom on food, chemicals and the environment.

F.D.A. Panel Backs Limits on Testosterone Drugs

NY Times Science - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 17:26
New rules could reduce the number of men who would be prescribed the medicines, as well as coverage from insurance companies for their use.






Europeans drawn from three 'tribes'

BBC Science - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 10:46
Most present-day Europeans are a mixture of three ancient populations, according to a major study published in the journal Nature.

Lethal Violence in Chimps Occurs Naturally, Study Suggests

NY Times Science - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 10:32
A new survey suggests that violence is a natural part of chimp behavior and not the result of actions by humans that push the animals to lethal attacks.






Panel Urges Overhauling Health Care at End of Life

NY Times Science - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 10:01
The committee said the health care system was geared toward delivering costly additional care that patients often do not want.

Alison Bechdel, Terrance Hayes Among ‘Genius Grant’ Winners

NY Times Science - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 09:25
Stipends will be awarded to a psychologist studying racial perceptions in crimes, the maker of the film “The Act of Killing” and a law professor seeking to help American Indian women, among others.






Dot Earth Blog: Can the U.S. and China Find Harmony in Pursuing Climate Progress?

NY Times Science - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 09:22
A close look at the intensifying dance between the United States and China over how to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

Ebola global security threat - Obama

BBC Science - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 05:12
US President Barack Obama calls the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a threat to security worldwide while announcing a larger US role, including 3,000 troops, to help fight the virus.

Richard III death injuries revealed

BBC Science - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 02:29
King Richard III was probably killed by two blows to the head during a "sustained attack", according to new research.

Ebola vaccine trial begins

BBC Science - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 23:04
A trial of an experimental vaccine against the Ebola virus is to begin in Oxford.

Obama Presses Leaders to Speed Ebola Response

NY Times Science - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 21:31
President Obama, warning that the disease could take hundreds of thousands of lives, called on other nations to help the United States as it leads the fight.






Climate Report Details Flood Risk to Sites in Washington

NY Times Science - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 19:48
The Mall, monuments and military bases could be swamped by rising sea levels, the study says.






Inky prints show state of hedgehogs

BBC Science - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 18:30
Hedgehogs are more thinly spread in the UK than previously believed, a study using ink pads to record their paw prints reveals.
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