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Art in a Whisky Glass, Neatly Explained

NY Times Science - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 11:32
After having a Scotch years ago, a photographer saw beauty at the bottom. Then he got interested in the science behind the patterns.






Polar sub gauges sea ice thickness

BBC Science - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 08:11
A novel autonomous sub acquires the first detailed, high-resolution 3D maps of Antarctic sea ice.

Seeing Is Believing: A Persuasive Chart Showing How Persuasive Charts Are

NY Times Science - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 07:23
A study finds that taking the same information and also showing it as a chart makes a presentation much more convincing.

VIDEO: Volcano erupts on Cape Verde island

BBC Science - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 04:09
A volcano has erupted on the Cape Verde island of Fogo, resulting in the evacuation of hundreds of residents and the closure of a local airport.

Dark sky status bid for South Downs

BBC Science - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 04:01
A campaign begins to reduce light pollution in South Downs National Park and give it dark skies special status.

VIDEO: 'King of Fish' returns to UK rivers

BBC Science - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 01:39
Successful conservation projects have reversed the decline of salmon in many UK rivers, as John Maguire reports.

Polynesia's billion dollar claim

BBC Science - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 01:26
Overseas territory demands compensation for atom bomb tests.

Willy Burgdorfer, Who Found Bacteria That Cause Lyme Disease, Is Dead at 89

NY Times Science - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 22:58
Dr. Burgdorfer’s familiar finding while conducting tick surgery solved the mysteries of an ailment that had affected scores of people.






VIDEO: First Italian woman arrives at ISS

BBC Science - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 22:50
Italy's first female astronaut has arrived at the International Space Station.

Climate Change Threatens to Strip the Identity of Glacier National Park

NY Times Science - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 19:08
In a century, the number of glaciers in Montana’s Glacier National Park, on the Canadian border, has dropped to about 25 from 150.






Despite Persecution, Guardian of Lake Tai Spotlights China’s Polluters

NY Times Science - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 18:17
Despite pressure from Beijing, factories continue to dump toxic waste into waterways because the cost of violating the rules is lower than the cost of compliance.






Notable Absence of New Ebola Quarantines at New York Area Airports

NY Times Science - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 17:40
Since a nurse flew into Newark’s airport on Oct. 24 and was kept at a hospital for three days, no one else has been caught up in the quarantine dragnet at the New York and New Jersey airports.






A Power Plant in California Goes Quiet, but the Stacks Still Tower

NY Times Science - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 17:37
In Morro Bay, three smokestacks from a power plant share the scenery with a mountain of volcanic rock, and will probably not be going anywhere soon.






Peru probes 500 sea lion deaths

BBC Science - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 17:24
Peru's environmental police launch an investigation into the deaths of some 500 sea lions found on a northern beach.

Solar and Wind Energy Start to Win on Price vs. Conventional Fuels

NY Times Science - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 16:57
The cost of electricity from wind and solar power plants has plummeted, making it cheaper than coal or natural gas in some places.






Science Times: A Lifesaving Transplant for Coral Reefs

NY Times Science - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 15:55
A quick-grow laboratory technique, called microfragmenting, may make it possible to mass-produce reef-building corals for transplanting onto dead or dying reefs that took centuries to develop.






Fish and chips 'harming' eider ducks

BBC Science - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 20:40
Eider ducks on Northumberland's coastal areas are being harmed by people feeding them fish and chips and bread, a wildlife expert warns.

E.P.A. Postpones Setting Standards for Biofuel Blends

NY Times Science - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 19:04
The agency’s move comes in response to a glut in the domestic oil market and significant public comment about the proposed targets.

Dr. Donald F. Steiner, Diabetes Researcher, Dies at 84

NY Times Science - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 18:23
Dr. Steiner, whose discoveries were used by insulin manufacturers to improve their products, wrote hundreds of articles as a professor at the University of Chicago.

Officials Revise Goals on Containing Ebola After Signs of Wider Exposure in Mali

NY Times Science - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 15:50
The leaders of the United Nations and the World Health Organization said nearly 500 people in Mali and Guinea had been exposed to a sickened imam who had been misdiagnosed.






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