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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.






Dot Earth Blog: It’s Time for Obama to Tighten Rules on Gas Leaks

NY Times Science - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 08:30
An array of environmental groups have endorsed ways the Obama administration can cost-effectively cut leaks of methane from gas and oil facilities.






World's biggest crane ship sets sail

BBC Science - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 07:02
The world's largest crane ship, which is capable of lifting oil rigs, sets sail from its shipyard in Korea for Rotterdam port in the Netherlands.

Embrace the arts, engineers told

BBC Science - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 04:00
Engineering needs to emphasise its creative side to encourage more young people to take it up as a career, says a leading member of the profession.

F.D.A. Approves Hysingla, a Powerful Painkiller

NY Times Science - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 18:51
The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved a long-acting opioid painkiller that contains pure hydrocodone, which some addiction experts fear will be abused.






Ebola Spread Has Slowed in Liberia, C.D.C. Says

NY Times Science - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 17:49
The international response to the epidemic, coupled with more effective action by local communities, has stopped its exponential spread in Liberia, the agency said.






Sculptor Offers Another Clue in 24-Year-Old Mystery at C.I.A.

NY Times Science - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 17:29
The artist who created Kryptos, an enigmatic puzzle-in-a-sculpture in a courtyard at C.I.A. headquarters in Langley, Va., has decided that it is time for a new hint.

Dot Earth Blog: Making the Most of Puberty on the Scale of a Planet

NY Times Science - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 17:16
Access to education and jobs can make the world’s huge youth population an asset.






Space agency plans Mars rover from Lego bricks

BBC Science - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 16:29
Space agency plans Mars mission with plastic bricks

VIDEO: Energy giant unveils shale gas plan

BBC Science - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 14:53
Chemicals giant Ineos announces plans to invest up to £640m in shale gas exploration in the UK, in a bid to become the country's leading fracking firm.

Observatory: Living Higher, Thanks to Barley

NY Times Science - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 11:04
A study of ancient life on the Tibetan Plateau indicates it was the ability to grow barley that allowed humans to establish permanent settlements at very high altitudes.






Russia tests 'satellite catcher'

BBC Science - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 05:59
Russia may be testing a satellite capable of chasing down and inspecting other orbiting spacecraft, experts say.

VIDEO: Green Climate Fund cash pledge

BBC Science - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 05:52
Thirty nations meeting in Berlin have pledged $9.3bn (£6bn) for a fund to help developing countries cut emissions and prepare for climate change.

Is it OK to leave objects on the Moon?

BBC Science - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 05:04
Is it OK to leave objects on the Moon?

Climate fund receives $9.3bn pledge

BBC Science - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 04:39
Thirty nations meeting in Berlin have pledged $9.3bn (£6bn) for a fund to help developing countries cut emissions and prepare for climate change.

Rich countries to meet on Green Fund

BBC Science - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 23:33
Representatives from the world's richest countries are meeting in Berlin to pledge money to smooth the way for a global climate change deal.

Ebola’s Economic Cost Re-Examined

NY Times Science - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 19:45
The World Bank chief economist for Africa said the cost may be $3 billion or $4 billion, not the worst-case outcome of more than $32 billion.






Ebola Response in Liberia Is Hampered by Infighting

NY Times Science - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 18:22
Poor coordination and serious disagreements between Liberian officials and the donors and health agencies fighting the epidemic are hindering results.






Chinese Interests Look to Malaysia for Cheap Iron Ore, and Profits

NY Times Science - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 17:31
CAA Resources, controlled by China, reopened “Iron Hill,” a dormant iron mine in Bukit Besi, Malaysia, and is ramping up production despite the ore’s falling price.






Harvard Students Move Fossil Fuel Stock Fight to Court

NY Times Science - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 17:03
Seven law students and undergraduates filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against the president and fellows of Harvard College for what they call “mismanagement of charitable funds.”
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