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In pictures: Earth's beauty

BBC Science - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 05:57
Earth's beauty as seen from space

Dot Earth Blog: An Earth Day Message in a Bottle

NY Times Science - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 04:30
Life finds away — as ferns thrive in a discarded bottle on Earth Day.

Study queries non-hazardous plastic

BBC Science - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 03:12
Researchers question the non-hazardous ranking of plastic, saying its environmental impacts are not subject to the same level of scrutiny as other pollutants.

Super-rat history extracted from DNA

BBC Science - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 02:58
Scientists piece together the history of a group of extinct Caribbean rats, some of which grew to the size of cats.

Climate change: Paris 'last chance'

BBC Science - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 18:20
Climate scientists are calling on world leaders to sign up to an eight-point plan of action at landmark talks in Paris.

Atomic Labs Across the U.S. Race to Stop Iran

NY Times Science - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 18:06
A classified replica of Iran’s nuclear facilities in Tennessee is but one part of an extensive crash program within nine U.S. atomic laboratories to block Tehran’s nuclear progress.

Oklahoma Recognizes Role of Drilling in Earthquakes

NY Times Science - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 17:30
The state introduced a website detailing the evidence behind that conclusion, abandoning years of official skepticism.

In pictures: Nigeria's frog kebabs

BBC Science - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 17:06
'They're tastier than fish'

VIDEO: Cheers as Solar Impulse lands in Nanjing

BBC Science - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 15:40
Solar Impulse has landed safely in Nanjing in the east of China, much to the delight of its mission control team.

Judge Orders Stony Brook University to Defend Its Custody of 2 Chimps

NY Times Science - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 15:36
A hearing in Manhattan on Hercules and Leo, caged chimpanzees, will touch upon the debate over whether animals can be considered “legal persons.”

Solar plane arrives in Nanjing

BBC Science - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 08:32
The round-the-world, fuel-free aeroplane, Solar Impulse, arrives in Nanjing to prepare for an epic Pacific crossing.

'Tame HIV' used to cure disease

BBC Science - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 08:09
The lives of six boys with a deadly genetic disease have been transformed by a pioneering treatment to correct errors in their DNA, say doctors.

New mass extinction event identified

BBC Science - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 07:45
An international team of researchers proposes adding an extra mass extinction to the current list of five.

Ceres' bright spots back in view

BBC Science - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 03:13
The mysterious bright spots on the dwarf planet Ceres are back in view.

Champagne from 1840 shipwreck tested

BBC Science - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 00:45
Bottles of champagne salvaged from a 170-year-old shipwreck have been analysed in the lab

New Genetic Tests for Breast Cancer Hold Promise

NY Times Science - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 21:01
Two advances in tests for the genes that carry an added risk of breast cancer promise to make the process less expensive and more precise.

Bill Would Give F.D.A. More Muscle on Cosmetics

NY Times Science - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 17:58
A bipartisan bill proposes to give the F.D.A. broader oversight, including the authority to force recalls of dangerous products.

Dr. Oz to Respond on Show to Criticism by Physicians

NY Times Science - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 17:48
Dr. Mehmet Oz will question the credibility of critics who sought to have him removed from his position at Columbia in a segment on his show on Thursday, a spokesman for the show said.

VIDEO: Sumatran rhino in need of a mate

BBC Science - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 16:01
The Borneo Rhino Alliance are trying to find a suitable mate for a Sumatran rhino.

Reactions: Letters to the Editor and Online Comments

NY Times Science - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 14:56
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