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Two rare Amur leopards born at zoo

BBC Science - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 01:55
A pair of Amur leopards, which zookeepers say are on the brink of extinction, are born at Leicestershire's Twycross Zoo.

Giant python gets a health check

BBC Science - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 01:35
Enormous reticulated python gets annual check-up

Quarantine over China plague death

BBC Science - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 23:47
Part of a city in north-west China is sealed off and dozens of people placed in quarantine after a man died of bubonic plague, state media say.

Do butterfly wing patterns really mimic predator eyes?

BBC Science - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 21:32
Do butterfly wing patterns really mimic predator eyes?

Row over 'bonkers' EU energy plan

BBC Science - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 20:28
European spat over energy savings target

Henry Hartsfield Jr. Is Dead at 80; Flew, With Fortune, on 3 Shuttles

NY Times Science - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 19:21
Mr. Hartsfield, who logged 483 hours in space, flew on the Columbia and the Challenger before they met disaster.






An Exaltation of Moths, Much-Maligned Kin of the Butterfly

NY Times Science - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 18:52
Enthusiasts gathered in the Meadowlands around black-lighted sheets on Monday as part of National Moth Week.






U.S. Military Is Scrutinized Over Trash Burning in Afghanistan

NY Times Science - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 18:50
The United States military spent millions on garbage incinerators in Afghanistan, but they went unused in favor of open burn pits, a report from a watchdog agency said.






Dream Cars: Innovative Design, Visionary Ideas

BBC Science - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 18:14
Models and concepts by famous car manufacturers

Washington Mudslide Report Cites Rain, but Doesn’t Give Cause or Assign Blame

NY Times Science - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 16:42
Scientists said that record-setting rains in the weeks before the landslide that killed 43 people in March in Oso, Wash., had clearly played a role, and, possibly, logging.






Well: A Sleep Apnea Test Without a Night in the Hospital

NY Times Science - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 13:31
Take-home sleep tests, self-administered in more realistic settings, without myriad wires and sensors, promise more accurate results for people who may have sleep apnea or other conditions.






VIDEO: Giant python gets a health check

BBC Science - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 10:13
A team at Chester Zoo has given a check-up, including heart ultrasound scan to its giant reticulated python, named JF.

Study Adds to Worries Over Use of Hysterectomy Procedure That May Spread Cancer

NY Times Science - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 08:27
A study suggests that cutting uterine tissue into pieces before removal can inadvertently spread cancer cells, since undetected tumors in women having hysterectomies are more common than thought.

Jellyfish set for record numbers

BBC Science - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 05:00
Wales is hailed as a jellyfish "hotspot" by researchers who say they could hit record numbers this summer.

Three person IVF plans 'progress'

BBC Science - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 04:35
A public review into the three person IVF technique has been broadly supportive, says the Department of Health.

Kepler sees world with distant orbit

BBC Science - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 04:04
The Kepler Space Telescope has spotted a distant world with the longest year of any planet in the mission's inventory.

AUDIO: Warm weather boosts slug numbers

BBC Science - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 03:07
There has been an increase in the number of slugs in Britain's gardens due to the warm and damp weather.

VIDEO: Scientists survey jellyfish after boom

BBC Science - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 01:52
More and more jellyfish are being spotted on the UK's coastline during the summer months, and now scientists have decided to try and find out why.

The Big Fix: Corralling Carbon Before It Belches From Stack

NY Times Science - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 19:19
Many scientists say capturing the carbon that spews from power plants and locking it away is necessary to stave off the worst effects of climate change.






Tinderbox Explodes in Wildfires Across Northwest

NY Times Science - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 18:55
Dozens of wildfires are burning hundreds of thousands of acres and forcing thousands of residents from their homes.
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