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Female osprey returns to Lakes nest

BBC Science - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 19:40
A female osprey which produced two chicks last year returns to the same nest in the Lake District.

Fire ice: The energy of the future?

BBC Science - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 16:02
Could mining ice provide for all our energy needs and save the world?

For Diabetics, Health Risks Fall Sharply

NY Times Science - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 15:54
Rates of heart attacks, strokes, kidney failure and amputations dropped over the past two decades, federal researchers said.






Devices Like Fitbit and Up24 Being Used by Gyms to Track Clients’ Activity

NY Times Science - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 15:45
Tracking devices like Fitbit and Up24 are increasingly being used by gyms to monitor clients’ activity.

Well: An Easier Way to Delay Cutting the Cord

NY Times Science - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 15:30
An awkward maneuver in the delivery room may be unnecessary.






Birth of 'new Saturn moon' witnessed

BBC Science - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 09:44
Scientists say they have discovered what could be the birth of a new moon in the rings of Saturn.

EU approves alien species blacklist

BBC Science - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 08:47
The European Parliament has approved new legislation to stem the spread of invasive species such as "killer" shrimp or Japanese knotweed.

Cameras capture first osprey egg

BBC Science - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 08:44
CCTV cameras capture the first osprey egg of the season to be laid at a reserve in the south west of Scotland.

Dot Earth Blog: A Risk Analyst Explains Why Climate Change Risk Misperception Doesn’t Necessarily Matter

NY Times Science - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 08:19
A longtime analyst of risk misperception says leaders can’t wait for the public to “get” global warming.






EU Sentinel returns first images

BBC Science - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 07:23
The first images come back from the radar satellite launched as part of the European Union's new flagship Earth-observation project.

‘Active Cleanup’ of Oil Spill Is Ended on Louisiana Coast

NY Times Science - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 06:11
Coast Guard officials stressed that a more narrow cleanup response to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill would continue.

VIDEO: The end of the beard is nigh

BBC Science - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 03:05
The end of the beard is nigh - not according to fashion stylists, but to evolutionary biologists.

Beard trend 'guided by evolution'

BBC Science - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 02:56
The boom and bust of men's beard fashions may mirror Darwinian selection, scientists say.

Despite Rise in Spills, Hazardous Cargo Rides Rails in Secret

NY Times Science - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 19:12
As alarmed communities complain about dangerous cargo running on the tracks through their towns, new rules for handling such cargo are set to take effect.






Birds choose best building materials

BBC Science - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 18:55
Birds learn to choose the the best building materials for their nests, rather than building from instinct, say scientists.

Early Data in E-Cigarette Study May Raise Safety Concerns

NY Times Science - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 17:17
The study, still in a preliminary stage, found that lung cells exposed to e-cigarette vapor showed cancerous reactions similar to cells exposed to tobacco smoke.






Nasal Spray Holds Hope in Fighting Flu Epidemic

NY Times Science - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 16:31
A new method, still being tested, would coat receptors in the throat and nose before influenza viruses attach.






Sweet or sour? Duping our taste buds

BBC Science - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 16:00
Would this dessert taste different on a black plate?

PET Scans Offer Clues on Vegetative States

NY Times Science - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 15:37
A study found that a significant number of people labeled vegetative had received an incorrect diagnosis and actually had some degree of consciousness and the potential to improve.






Dot Earth Blog: A Green Group Sees Hope in ‘The End of China’s Coal Boom’

NY Times Science - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 13:11
Greenpeace sees growing signs that China is heading toward peak coal, putting climate targets within sight.






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