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Seventh shark attack in N Carolina

BBC Science - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 13:57
A 68-year-old man is badly injured by a shark in North Carolina in the seventh attack off the state's coast in less than three weeks.

Cuba’s Environmental Concerns Grow With Prospect of U.S. Presence

NY Times Science - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 12:38
Some fear development and tourism would result in the destroyed forests, polluted rivers and damaged coral reefs faced by some of Cuba’s neighbors.









It's the Pits: Comet Appears to Have Sinkholes, Study Says

NY Times Science - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 10:20
Comets are basically dirty snowballs, but it turns out they can have a very Earth-like feature: sinkholes.









Too Hot: Temperatures Messing With Sex of Australian Lizards

NY Times Science - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 10:05
Hotter temperatures are messing with the gender of Australia's bearded dragon lizards, a new study finds.









Rosetta spies cometary sinkholes

BBC Science - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 10:04
The comet being studied by Europe’s Rosetta probe is riddled with pits that formed much like sinkholes here on Earth, say scientists.

Observatory: Scientists See Neurons Change as Memories Form

NY Times Science - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 09:00
Studying patients with electrodes in their medial temporal lobes, researchers report seeing specific neurons record a new memory.









Survey: US Political and Generation Gaps on Science Issues

NY Times Science - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 08:04
Age divides Americans on science issues just as much as political ideology, a new analysis of recent polling shows.









Probe refines Pluto flyby path

BBC Science - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 05:50
The American New Horizons spacecraft makes its last planned targeting manoeuvre as it bears down on Pluto.

Oranges bug 'hacks insect behaviour'

BBC Science - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 04:37
A deadly disease of citrus plants spreads by manipulating its insect host, research suggests.

New director general takes Esa reins

BBC Science - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 03:18
Johann-Dietrich Woerner moves from the German space agency to head up the European Space Agency.

Global Climate Pact Gains Momentum as China, U.S. and Brazil Detail Plans

NY Times Science - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 17:37
President Obama and President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil pledged to increase the use of wind and solar power, and Brazil said it would restore nearly 30 million acres of Amazon rain forest.









New Cases of Ebola Put an End to Liberia’s Status as Virus-Free

NY Times Science - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 17:31
The body of a teenager tested positive for the virus, ending Liberia’s Ebola-free status, said the deputy minister for health, and raising fresh concerns.









Light crystals clinch physics medal

BBC Science - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 17:08
US physicist Eli Yablonovitch, who first created "photonic crystals" to repel, trap and steer light, will receive the Newton Medal from the UK's Institute of Physics.

'Leap second' delays midnight

BBC Science - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 17:05
Midnight came later on Tuesday as for the first time in three years an extra second was added to the official time set by atomic clocks.

'Circademics' get serious about circus

BBC Science - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 16:02
'Circademics' get serious about the circus

Observatory: Deep Below Croatia Lurks a New Species of Centipede

NY Times Science - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 15:05
The species, named after the Greek god of the underworld, lives some 3,600 feet underground.









VIDEO: 'I feel like I can fly forever'

BBC Science - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 14:16
A solar-powered plane that is attempting to cross the Pacific Ocean is encountering its first weather front.

The Mental Health Issue: Tell It About Your Mother

NY Times Science - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 13:36
Can brain-scanning help save Freudian psychoanalysis?









China Pledges to Halt Growth of Carbon Emissions in Climate Plan

NY Times Science - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 13:10
China, the world’s top greenhouse gas emitter, pledged to wean its economy off fossil fuels and reach “the earliest possible peak” in emissions.









Don't Blink or You Might Miss the Leap Second on Tuesday

NY Times Science - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 11:36
Tuesday lasts a wee bit longer — by a second.









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