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Why a Czech zoo is dehorning its white rhinos

BBC Science - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 12:37
Dvur Kralove Zoo in the Czech Republic, has taken the decision to remove the horns from its white rhinos for their safety.

Tiny genetic change lets bird flu leap to humans

BBC Science - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 09:57
A change in just a single 'letter' of the flu virus allows bird flu to pass to humans, according to scientists.

Rosetta saw cliffs collapse on comet

BBC Science - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 07:30
The comet visited by the Rosetta spacecraft is constantly being re-shaped, sometimes in dramatic fashion, a study suggests.

Matter: A New Form of Stem-Cell Engineering Raises Ethical Questions

NY Times Science - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 07:08
“Sheefs” will test the limits of current regulations, experts say, as embryolike structures are created directly from stem cells.

Crustal attraction

BBC Science - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 04:32
Earth's history is recorded in the magnetisation of its hard, outer shell.

Spaceport protest delays rocket launch in French Guiana

BBC Science - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 03:49
Striking workers block the roll-out of the booster at the Kourou spaceport in French Guiana.

'Step change' needed to create more woodland

BBC Science - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 02:19
Too little new woodland is being created in England, say MPs, amid warnings of a "tree planting crisis".

'Extreme and unusual' climate trends continue after record 2016

BBC Science - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 02:19
The world continues to experience extreme climate trends after a record breaking 2016, says WMO.

Spider venom may offer stroke therapy

BBC Science - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 02:12
Protein extracted from funnel webs may help minimise the effects of brain damage after a stroke.

Fake data threat

BBC Science - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 17:11
Not all cyber-attacks are about theft, some seek to undermine the trust placed in data and documents.

News Analysis: An End to Heart Disease? Not Quite

NY Times Science - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 13:47
The introduction of a new class of cholesterol drugs led some experts to believe that we might be able to virtually eliminate heart attacks. But it hasn’t worked out that way.

Even Penguins Have Children Who Won’t Leave the Nest

NY Times Science - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 12:14
Even fully fledged chicks will hound their parents for food, researchers find.

LHC: Five new particles hold clues to sub-atomic glue

BBC Science - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 12:14
Researchers discover five new sub-atomic particles that could help to explain how atoms are held together.

Popular Prostate Cancer Therapy Is Short, Intense and Unproven

NY Times Science - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 09:57
Researchers hope a study will shed some light on a cancer treatment, using radiation, that is growing in popularity and surrounded by questions.

Take a Number: More Grandparents Than Ever

NY Times Science - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 09:37
Since 2001 the number of grandparents has grown by 24 percent, partly as a result of the aging of the baby boom generation.

The Death and Rebirth of the Duncan Grapefruit

NY Times Science - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 09:27
Once a breakfast staple, this white, seed-packed variety of the fruit has all but disappeared. Yet there are hints of a small-scale revival.

We Might Soon Resurrect Extinct Species. Is It Worth the Cost?

NY Times Science - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 06:35
Scientists disagree about whether bringing extinct species back from the dead will result in a net loss of global biodiversity.

Virtual reality could spot concussion in footballers

BBC Science - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 06:09
New technology which could be used by club doctors is being trialled, a BBC investigation finds.

Sperm swimming technique 'all down to simple maths'

BBC Science - Sun, 03/19/2017 - 19:16
Knowing why some sperm succeed and others fail could help treat male infertility, researchers say.

Secret of a sperm's success

BBC Science - Sun, 03/19/2017 - 17:46
How a sperm manages to reach the fallopian tubes is clear at last, scientists say.
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