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Most Doctors Give In to Requests by Parents to Alter Vaccine Schedules

NY Times Science - Sun, 03/01/2015 - 21:01
A majority of pediatricians acquiesce to parents who wish to delay vaccinating their children, a new survey has found.






Eugenie Clark, Scholar of the Life Aquatic, Dies at 92

NY Times Science - Sun, 03/01/2015 - 18:57
Long before “Jaws,” Dr. Clark rode a 40-foot whale shark, met great whites while scuba diving, studied “sleeping” sharks in undersea caves and witnessed a shark’s birth.






First tree seeds for Doomsday vault

BBC Science - Sun, 03/01/2015 - 17:39
The Svalbard "Doomsday" seed vault, which protects the world's food crops, accepts its first consignment of seeds from forest tree species.

How do you solve a problem like the 'Beefalo'?

BBC Science - Sun, 03/01/2015 - 16:26
The hybrid animal causing havoc in the Grand Canyon

Are humans getting cleverer?

BBC Science - Sun, 03/01/2015 - 16:03
Are people getting more intelligent?

VIDEO: Astronauts brave week's third spacewalk

BBC Science - Sun, 03/01/2015 - 09:18
Two American astronauts have ventured out on a spacewalk for the third time in a week, to install cables on the International Space Station.

Dot Earth Blog: CNN’s Bill Weir Explores the World’s Threatened Wonders

NY Times Science - Sun, 03/01/2015 - 09:08
In a CNN series, a seasoned foreign correspondent and noted filmmaker explore the cutting edge of fast-forward environmental and cultural change.






Mexico Moves to Save Endangered Porpoise

NY Times Science - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 16:46
The government’s new policy bans gillnets for two years across the northern Gulf of California and compensates shrimp fishermen for their lost catch.






Nearly Halted in Sierra Leone, Ebola Makes Comeback by Sea

NY Times Science - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 15:09
Sierra Leone thought it had beaten back the disease, then two fishing boats carrying three infected mariners arrived at a wharf in February.






'Exquisite' gravity probe leaves UK

BBC Science - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 02:54
UK industry completes construction of the modules that make up the Lisa Pathfinder satellite - a remarkable probe that will test the key technologies needed to detect gravitational waves in space.

What’s an Economist’s Nobel Medal Worth? $390,848

NY Times Science - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 16:47
The medal awarded to the economist Simon Kuznets in 1971 was sold to an unidentified bidder for $390,848, one of only a few such medals ever to have been sold.






Liberia’s President Urges U.S. to Continue Ebola Aid

NY Times Science - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 12:45
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia praised the American efforts to fight the virus, which have helped to nearly eliminate new cases.

The White and Gold (No, Blue and Black!) Dress That Melted the Internet

NY Times Science - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 11:46
White and gold, or blue and black? The debate over the colors of a dress set off a social media conflagration that few were able to resist.

Study on Chronic Fatigue May Help With Diagnoses

NY Times Science - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 11:09
Scientists have found biomarkers for chronic fatigue syndrome that may eventually form the basis of the first diagnostic test for it.

Matter: In Short-Lived Fish, Secrets to Aging

NY Times Science - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 09:05
Turquoise killifish last no more than a few months, giving researchers a faster way of learning more about the mechanics of getting older.






On Nantucket, Surf’s Up, if You’re Part Penguin

NY Times Science - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 02:01
A photographer captured slushy waves in Massachusetts, a wintry phenomenon that even some glaciologists could not fully explain.






Fungus plays 'biomusic' duet

BBC Science - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 01:52
Scientists at Plymouth University play improvised pieces of music with the help of slime mould.

Wheat present in UK 'for 8,000 years'

BBC Science - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 19:23
Fragments of wheat DNA suggest wheat was present in Britain 8,000 years ago, long before it was grown by British farmers.

Lords call for UK Arctic ambassador

BBC Science - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 19:15
The United Kingdom should create an ambassador for the Arctic or risk being pushed out of key decisions for the region, a House of Lords report says.

China Bans Import of Ivory Carvings for One Year

NY Times Science - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 19:02
A Chinese official said the moratorium would allow the government to evaluate if a ban helps protect African elephants.






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