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US rocket explodes during launch

BBC Science - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 06:06
An unmanned rocket bound for the International Space Station has exploded during its launch from the US state of Virginia.

This Is Your Brain on Drugs

NY Times Science - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 03:00
New studies show that the effects of marijuana on young people may be greater than we thought.






Global Health: Latrines May Not Improve Health of Poor Children

NY Times Science - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 19:10
A major study in India has stunned advocates of latrine building by showing that it may do little good.






Doctors Mystified by Paralysis in Dozens of Children

NY Times Science - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 18:53
More than 50 children have had mysterious episodes of paralysis in 23 states and some doctors suspect a link to the enterovirus 68.

VIDEO: The island disappearing into the sea

BBC Science - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 18:44
The story of two families and one fragile Louisiana wetland

Salt destroying fertile land - UN

BBC Science - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 18:05
About 2,000 hectares of fertile land are lost each day due to damage caused by salt, according to a UN analysis.

Long Island Confronts Destructive Southern Pine Beetles

NY Times Science - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 17:51
The beetles, which have been moving northward as a result of warmer winters, were found in three places in Suffolk County in late September.

Joint Chiefs Chairman Urges 21-Day Quarantine for Troops Working in Ebola Zone

NY Times Science - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 17:15
Gen. Martin E. Dempsey’s recommendation comes a day after the C.D.C. issued new guidelines on how civilian health workers should be treated on their return to the United States.






VIDEO: 1000C lava reaches homes in Hawaii

BBC Science - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 16:53
A lava flow from the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island is now drawing close to homes.

VIDEO: Moment unmanned rocket explodes

BBC Science - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 16:44
An unmanned cargo rocket has exploded seconds after lifting off from a commercial launch pad in Virginia.

After Hurricane Sandy, New York Rebuilds for the Future

NY Times Science - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 15:36
Rather than aiming for a big fix, like giant storm gates, flood-proofing solutions being tried out in New York are more widespread and humbler, like stone revetments and solar-powered streetlights.






Giant tortoise 'miraculous' recovery

BBC Science - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 12:16
A new study confirms that giant tortoise numbers on one of the Galapagos Islands have bounced back thanks to captive breeding.

Amber Joy Vinson, Dallas Nurse Treated for Ebola, Is Released From Hospital

NY Times Science - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 11:03
The nurse was one of two caregivers at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas who treated a Liberian man with the virus and contracted the disease.






Google developing a cancer detector

BBC Science - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 10:35
Google is attempting to diagnose cancers, heart attack risks and other ailments with a system that combines nanoparticles and a wrist-worn sensor.

VIDEO: App aims to identify bird songs

BBC Science - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 08:46
A mobile phone app that recognises which species of bird is singing is being developed by a researcher at Queen Mary University in London.

Dot Earth Blog: How Unscientific Ebola Steps in U.S. Could Help Spread Virus Elsewhere

NY Times Science - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 06:22
How hyper-reactive quarantine steps in the United States could worsen the Ebola epidemic in Africa — and perhaps beyond.






Two genes linked with violent crime

BBC Science - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 02:00
Two genes are associated with repeat violent offenders, according to a genetic analysis of almost 900 criminals in Finland.

VIDEO: New supercomputer for Met Office

BBC Science - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 01:13
Funding has been confirmed for a £97m supercomputer to improve the Met Office's weather forecasting and climate modelling.

VIDEO: Wild flowers targeted by thieves

BBC Science - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 00:53
Conservationists are warning that some of Britain's endangered plants are being put under even greater threat, because thieves are stealing them to order.

Met Office supercomputer confirmed

BBC Science - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 00:41
Plans are unveiled for a £97m supercomputer which will boost the Met Office's computing capacity by 13 times, improving weather forecasting and climate modelling.
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