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An Icy Answer to the Mystery of the Moving Death Valley Stones

NY Times Science - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 11:12
At last, researchers have figured out the phenomenon known as the “sailing stones,” and the trails they leave, in the desert.






Biologist Climbs High to Prove Hypothesis About Plants

NY Times Science - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 10:45
A 20-year quest to prove a longstanding hypothesis about how nutrients are transported may come to an end thanks to tiny needles that probe leaves 40 feet up an oak tree.






SolarWorld Americas Says Hackers in China Stole Documents

NY Times Science - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 09:24
An Oregon-based solar company is proposing that punitive tariffs be imposed on Chinese manufacturers that have benefited from online espionage.

Dot Earth Blog: Politics-Minded Marine Group Targets ‘Ocean Enemy #1’

NY Times Science - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 08:56
An ocean conservation group dives into the gritty world of congressional politics.






African food security on the menu

BBC Science - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 08:55
African ministers and business leaders gather in Ethiopia to consider ways to trigger a green revolution and improve the continent's food security.

Dot Earth Blog: Is Rational Water Management Finally Emerging in Dry California?

NY Times Science - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 06:46
California legislators, and farmers, begin to adjust well-drilling practices to suit a drier reality.






Antarctic waters 'rising faster'

BBC Science - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 03:16
Melting ice is fuelling sea-level rise around the coast of Antarctica, a new report finds.

VIDEO: Greenhouse gas fear over meat production

BBC Science - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 23:41
Global consumption of meat needs to fall to ensure future demand for food can be met and to help protect the environment, a study says.

Greenhouse gas fear over meat eating

BBC Science - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 20:56
New research estimates greenhouse gases from food production will go up 80% if meat and dairy consumption continues to rise at its current rate.

Q&A: Don’t Judge Them by Their Shells

NY Times Science - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 19:07
They look different, but the difference in nutritional value between the different-colored eggs is negligible.






VIDEO: Footage of powerful solar flares

BBC Science - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 18:44
The US Space Agency Nasa has released new footage showing a series of powerful solar flares.

Hi-tech cars pose security risk

BBC Science - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 17:59
Researchers worry new cars could be vulnerable to hackers

China Plans a Market for Carbon Permits

NY Times Science - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 17:19
The nation plans to use the market, expected to be introduced in 2016, to slow its rapid growth in climate-changing emissions.

Xenon and argon banned for athletes

BBC Science - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 16:53
Doping experts have yet to find an effective test to uncover athletes using the gases xenon and argon to boost performance, as a ban is introduced.

The girl with three biological parents

BBC Science - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 16:15
The girl with three biological parents

Cholesterol Drug Halves Heart Attack and Stroke in Early Test

NY Times Science - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 15:36
The results, though not conclusive, provide the first evidence that targeting a protein known as PCSK9 could reduce cardiovascular risks for millions of patients.

Dot Earth Blog: Accounting for the Expanding Carbon Shadow From Coal-Burning Plants

NY Times Science - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 15:28
A pitch for considering a lifetime’s worth of carbon dioxide emissions when examining power plants in the context of climate change.






Iceland issues new volcano alert

BBC Science - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 09:17
Iceland issues an aviation alert after a fresh lava eruption from a fissure near the Bardarbunga volcano, but the warning is later lowered.

Coverage for End-of-Life Talks Gaining Ground

NY Times Science - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 15:30
Medicare may cover advance care planning that was once decried as “death panels,” and some private insurers are not waiting for the political process.






New Novartis Drug Effective in Treating Heart Failure

NY Times Science - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 04:00
The experimental drug developed by the Swiss company Novartis reduced the risk of dying from cardiovascular causes and could replace what has been the bedrock treatment for more than 20 years, researchers said.






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