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Coastal farm sold to National Trust

BBC Science - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 22:38
Parts of the iconic Great Orme headland in north Wales are safeguarded for the future after being bought by the National Trust.

VIDEO: Where does Crossrail waste earth go?

BBC Science - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 22:32
The BBC's Andrew Bomford finds out where the millions of tonnes of earth go that have been excavated during the cross rail project.

'Loud wakeup call' over rare dolphin

BBC Science - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 19:52
The smallest and rarest marine dolphin in the world could be extinct within 15 years if protection is not stepped up, according to research.

Similac Advance Infant Formula to Be Offered G.M.O.-Free

NY Times Science - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 19:00
Abbott, maker of the Similac brand, said a third of consumers said infant formula without genetically modified ingredients would bring “peace of mind.”

The falcon hospital of Qatar

BBC Science - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 17:14
The state-of-the-art hospital for poorly birds in Qatar

Will truckers lose out to software?

BBC Science - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 16:03
Is the lorry driver of the future a piece of software?

VIDEO: Solar plane pilot: 'Weather risk too big'

BBC Science - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 16:00
The planned flight of the sun powered plane, Solar Impulse 2, has been postponed.

Basics: Nature’s Waste Management Crews

NY Times Science - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 13:21
Scientists are increasingly interested in what might be called animal sanitation studies — how different species seek to stay clean and get rid of wastes.

Books: Review: ‘The Digital Doctor’ by Robert Wachter Weighs Medicine’s Technological Transformation

NY Times Science - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 13:12
The author is both doubtful and hopeful, old enough to remember the way things used to work, young enough to appreciate technology.

Students Measure Space Dust as New Horizons Heads for Pluto

NY Times Science - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 12:57
An instrument built at the University of Colorado is analyzing space dust for the remnants of colliding objects to learn more about our solar system.

Relax, the Terminator Is Far Away

NY Times Science - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 12:25
Despite the warnings of visionaries like Stephen Hawking and Bill Gates, today’s artificial intelligence is still tethered to human controllers.

Observatory: Even Einstein’s Research Can Take Time to Matter

NY Times Science - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 12:00
A new analysis has found that “sleeping beauties,” research papers whose importance is not recognized for years, are common

Scientists Make Novel Attempt to Save Giant Turtle Species

NY Times Science - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 10:45
A pair of Yangtze giant softshell turtles in a zoo near Shanghai have produced only infertile eggs. Now scientists are trying a first: artificial insemination.

Dot Earth Blog: One-Two Punch of Earthquakes and Landslides Exposes Hydropower Vulnerability in Nepal

NY Times Science - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 10:25
A pitch for a more resilient and distributed electricity supply in quake-prone Nepal.

Global Health: Making LED Light Bulbs Less Attractive to Insects

NY Times Science - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 09:23
A scientist is working with Royal Philips to create bulbs that give off less blue light and thus help protect against insect-borne diseases.

Q&A: Next to Fairyflies, Ants Are Giants

NY Times Science - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 09:13
A delicate wasp known as the Kikiki huna is believed to be the smallest flying insect, as short as 160 micrometers.

Reactions: Letters to the Editor

NY Times Science - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 09:12
Readers react to articles in Science Times.

IS threat to rare bird near Palmyra

BBC Science - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 08:18
Islamic State's capture of Palmyra in Syria threatens the last surviving colony of the northern bald ibis in the Middle East, experts says.

ScienceTake: Ants That Show Some Spring in Their Jaws to Escape

NY Times Science - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 07:07
Trap-jaw ants have mandibles with which they can jump by striking something solid. A recent study showed how the action is used against ant lions.

Doctoring, Without the Doctor

NY Times Science - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 07:01
States with a shortage of doctors are giving nurse practitioners greater responsibilities and autonomy.

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