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DNA yields secrets of human pioneer

BBC Science - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:06
DNA analysis of a 45,000-year-old human has helped scientists pinpoint when our ancestors interbred with Neanderthals.

Gladiators were 'mostly vegetarian'

BBC Science - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 09:39
Roman gladiators had a diet that was mostly vegetarian, according to an analysis of bones from a graveyard where the fighters were buried.

VIDEO: Orphan baby elephant rescued from well

BBC Science - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 07:56
An elephant calf has been air rescued after he fell down a well in the remote region of Milgis Lugga in Northern Kenya.

Testing for Ebola Vaccines to Start Soon, W.H.O. Says

NY Times Science - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 22:50
The plans signify that a response to the Ebola outbreak is finally gathering steam, but it is still unclear if any of these vaccines will work.






Ebola Prompts Universities to Tighten Travel Rules

NY Times Science - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 18:14
Several schools have allowed humanitarian exceptions to restrictions on trips to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, the countries most affected by the virus.






Procedure on Paralyzed Man Stirs Hope and Caution

NY Times Science - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 17:46
A Polish man paralyzed from the chest down can use a walker and has some leg sensation after a novel treatment, a report says, but some experts warn against premature conclusions.

Ebola Outbreak Erodes Recent Advances in West Africa

NY Times Science - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 17:38
Ebola is wiping away the small gains made in war-scarred parts of West Africa, potentially threatening the hard-won stability in a tinderbox part of the world.






Slumbering lions win top photo prize

BBC Science - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 17:24
A black and white image of lions resting on a rock outcrop in the Serengeti has won the 2014 Wildlife Photographer of the Year award.

Chief of Nuclear Regulatory Commission Will Leave Job That She Fought to Keep

NY Times Science - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 17:18
Allison M. Macfarlane, the panel’s first geologist, said she would become the director of the Center for International Science and Technology Policy at George Washington University.

Physics reveals how nature sparkles

BBC Science - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 17:15
Researchers reveal that the same physical mechanism is behind many of nature's most dazzling shines.

Demand Jumps for Protective Equipment as Ebola Cases Spur Hospitals Into Action

NY Times Science - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 17:08
Major manufacturers of protective equipment are increasing production as people across the United States brace for new potential cases of the virus.






At Ebola Training Session in New York, Calm and Caution Are Urged

NY Times Science - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 16:50
Thousands of health care workers came from across the city to a training session where they were also addressed by the mayor and the governor.

Wind farms outstrip nuclear power

BBC Science - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 16:07
The UK's wind farms generated more power than its nuclear power stations on Tuesday, the National Grid says.

Ebola serum for Africa 'in weeks'

BBC Science - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 15:59
Treatments to tackle the Ebola outbreak in West Africa should become available in the coming weeks and months, says the World Health Organization.

5 U.S. Airports Set for Travelers From 3 West African Nations

NY Times Science - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 12:42
Passengers arriving from Guinea, Liberia or Sierra Leone must enter at one of five airports that are screening for the disease.

Spanish Nurse Is Declared Free of Ebola

NY Times Science - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 12:13
Four straight tests administered to an auxiliary nurse, María Teresa Romero Ramos, have come back negative for the virus, hospital officials said.

Dot Earth Blog: Is There Room for Agreement on the Merits and Limits of Efficient Lighting

NY Times Science - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 12:04
Seeking constructive dialogue on the merits and limits of clean, efficient lighting.






For E.U. Climate Meeting, Deep Divisions and High Stakes

NY Times Science - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 08:53
Curbing emissions has long been a popular cause in the European Union. But leaders have to agree on how to generate and distribute energy.






Well: For Children With Autism, Opening a Door to Dental Care

NY Times Science - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 07:52
More dentists are learning to meet the delicate challenge of caring for children with autism.






Well: Genetic Variant May Shield Latinas From Breast Cancer

NY Times Science - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 07:50
A new study’s findings may explain why Hispanic women have lower rates of breast cancer than other Americans.






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