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Sentinel tracks continued Napa slip

BBC Science - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 04:25
The creeping movement of the ground in California's Napa Valley, following its August earthquake, has been observed from space.

Dot Earth Blog: How a Porcupine and YouTube Helped Save the Bronx Zoo’s Budget

NY Times Science - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 04:17
How a century-old conservation group chose YouTube and a porcupine to fight budget cuts in the depth of the recession.

Ministers unveil science strategy

BBC Science - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 03:59
The UK government has formally unveiled its strategy for science and innovation.

Quantum thinking: Cats to computers

BBC Science - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 03:09
An interactive journey through quantum theory

California's water woes quantified

BBC Science - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 20:13
Scientists assess the scale of the epic California drought and say it will require more than 40 cubic km of water to return the US state to normal.

Dot Earth Blog: Methane and Holes on Mars and Earth

NY Times Science - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 19:56
Some musings on very different methane-emitting holes on Mars and Earth.

Obama Indefinitely Bans Drilling in Alaskan Bay

NY Times Science - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 18:53
President Obama has again enforced environmental policy by executive action, extending a ban on oil and gas exploration in Bristol Bay, Alaska, home to major fisheries and marine mammals.

U.N. Secretary General to Visit Ebola-Plagued Nations

NY Times Science - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 18:28
The trip, which is to begin later this week, seems designed to send a message of solidarity with the three affected countries: Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

U.S. Imposes Steep Tariffs on Chinese Solar Panels

NY Times Science - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 17:37
The Commerce Department approved a collection of tariffs on imports from China and Taiwan.

Yeti polar bear theory challenged

BBC Science - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 17:23
A theory that the Himalayas' mythical yeti is a rare polar bear-brown bear hybrid animal is being challenged.

Squirrels are 'climate culprit'

BBC Science - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 17:22
Arctic ground squirrels could play a greater role in climate change than was previously thought, research suggests.

F.D.A. Approves System That May Make Blood Transfusions Safer

NY Times Science - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 17:15
The system is being used in clinical trials in West Africa to make plasma donated by Ebola survivors safer to use as a possible treatment.

‘A Great Moment’: Rover Finds Methane, a Clue That Mars May Harbor Life

NY Times Science - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 14:11
The presence of the gas could be the result of a geological process or the product of microbes.

Methane 'belches' detected on Mars

BBC Science - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 10:39
Nasa's Curiosity rover has detected "belches" of methane gas on Mars - a gas that could hint at past or even present life on the planet.

VIDEO: Up close with world's largest vessel

BBC Science - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 10:11
An enormous vessel is being built to collect and liquefy gas at sea for the first time.

The largest vessel the world has ever seen

BBC Science - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 10:00
Enormous ship will collect and liquefy gas at sea

Experts race to save white rhino

BBC Science - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 09:12
An international team of experts is engaged in a last ditch effort to save the northern white rhino from extinction.

E-Cigarettes Top Smoking Among Youths, Study Says

NY Times Science - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 07:34
The increase is occurring as the use of traditional cigarettes continues to decline, the National Institute on Drug Abuse says.

Cosmic bangs 'common on Earth'

BBC Science - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 06:48
Scientists shed light on the energetic emission of radiation that occurs in thunderstorms.

VIDEO: One of last six rare rhinos dies

BBC Science - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 05:09
One of the world's last remaining northern white rhinos has died at a zoo in California, the 44-year old male named Angalifu died of old age, leaving only five in the world.
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