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Killer of Cecil the Lion Finds Out That He Is a Target Now, of Internet Vigilantism

NY Times Science - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 17:47
Dr. Walter J. Palmer, the hunter who killed Cecil after he was lured out of his sanctuary at Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe, has faced an onslaught from social media users and online reviewers.

Jules Hirsch, Pioneer in Obesity Studies, Is Dead at 88

NY Times Science - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 17:37
Dr. Hirsch found evidence that weight is at least partly determined by the body’s own processes.

World Briefing: New Ebola Cases Decline, but W.H.O. Advises Caution

NY Times Science - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 17:12
Seven new cases of Ebola were reported in Guinea and Sierra Leone last week, the lowest weekly total in more than a year.

Aurora found beyond our Solar System

BBC Science - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 16:48
An aurora has been spotted around a brown dwarf more than 18 light years away, scientists report.

A Drug Hits Cycling Before It Hits the Market

NY Times Science - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 15:50
FG-4592, which increases production of red blood cells, is not approved for human consumption but nonetheless has led to two positive tests just this month.

Alarm over Cambodia 'timber grab'

BBC Science - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 14:16
A new report says that highly valuable forests are being lost at an "unprecedented" rate from protected lands in Cambodia.

Bendy tech promise for graphene

BBC Science - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 14:13
Scientists apply the paper art of kirigami to slice graphene, the world's thinnest material.

Tech experts caution on killer AI

BBC Science - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 10:10
More than 1,000 tech experts, scientists and researchers have written a letter warning about the dangers of autonomous weapons.

Hunter bailed over Cecil the lion

BBC Science - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 10:08
A professional hunter accused of helping a US tourist kill Zimbabwe's most famous lion is released on $1,000 bail by a court.

Pufflings hiding in coastal town

BBC Science - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 09:44
People in North Berwick are asked to look out for stray pufflings after two are found hiding in the coastal town.

Rare rhino death leaves just four

BBC Science - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 05:08
One of the last five Northern White Rhino left in the world has died.

Structural secret of T. rex's teeth

BBC Science - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 03:40
New research reveals the key to the serrated tooth structure that made carnivorous theropod dinosaurs such successful predators.

VIDEO: Chimps eating clay 'as supplement'

BBC Science - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 01:26
A community of chimpanzees in Uganda is increasingly eating clay to boost their mineral intake, research suggests.

How ant armies move massive meals

BBC Science - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 22:12
In a new study, physicists reveal how ants co-operate to carry huge chunks of food back to their nests.

VIDEO: Scientists fear robotic weapons

BBC Science - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 15:07
More than 1,000 scientists, including Stephen Hawking, have called for a ban on developing artificial intelligence for military use and to build robotic weapons.

Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo Crash Traced to Co-Pilot Error

NY Times Science - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 14:25
Federal investigators said the manufacturer failed to consider that a pilot might prematurely unlock a mechanism for the space plane’s descent.

American Hunter Killed Cecil, Beloved Lion That Was Lured Out of Its Sanctuary

NY Times Science - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 13:44
Walter Palmer, a dentist from Minnesota, killed Cecil, a lion who was a favorite among visitors at a national park in Zimbabwe, after the animal was lured out of the sanctuary, the authorities say.

VIDEO: Virgin Galactic crash: Brakes blamed

BBC Science - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 12:12
Investigators have said a Virgin Galactic spaceship crash was caused by structural failure after the co-pilot unlocked a braking system early.

Braking error led to spaceship crash

BBC Science - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 09:31
Investigators say a fatal Virgin Galactic spaceship crash last year was caused by structural failure after the co-pilot unlocked a braking system early.

Ancient tooth found in French cave

BBC Science - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 08:57
A human tooth dating to around 565,000 years ago has been found by a 16-year-old volunteer in France.
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