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Memo From Paris: A Plan to Limit Cars in Paris Collides With French Politics

NY Times Science - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 17:05
The mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, has proposed banning high-emission vehicles, particularly those that run on diesel, in the city’s center by 2020.






Life from 'deepest drill' revealed

BBC Science - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 16:10
Tiny microbes uncovered by the deepest-ever marine drilling expedition are analysed by scientists to see how they can survive under the seabed.

Dot Earth Blog: In Climate Talks, Soft is the New Hard – and That’s a Good Thing

NY Times Science - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 15:35
Why the soft approach in the Lima climate talks is the only approach.






Books: Susan Middleton Explores the Riot of Life in the Oceans in 'Spineless'

NY Times Science - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 15:17
“Spineless” oozes and creeps with salty invertebrates and its intense photographs of underwater life pulse with spellbinding strangeness.






The Echoes of Hearts Long Silenced

NY Times Science - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 14:57
An artist and a historian used digital processing techniques to hear again to the pulses of people who have been dead for more than a century.






Innovators of Intelligence Look to Past

NY Times Science - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 14:24
On the heels of his Allen Institute for Brain Science, the Microsoft co-founder launched the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence in an effort to advance the field while reaching back to its past.






Reactions: Darwin in Space, Dying Well, Eating the Cure

NY Times Science - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 14:16
Letters to the editor and online comments.






Global Health: Gun Proliferation Fuels Homicide Rates in the Americas

NY Times Science - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 14:10
An analysis of a new United Nations report on violence found that far more homicides are committed with firearms in the Americas than in any other part of the world.






Preserving Manhattan Project Sites

NY Times Science - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 14:06
The Senate joined the House on Friday in passing legislation to establish a national park memorializing the secretive World War II effort that involved some of the world’s top scientists.






Study to Examine Effects of Artificial Intelligence

NY Times Science - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 14:03
A study hosted by Stanford University will examine impacts on society, including on the economy, war and crime.






Findings: A Meditation on the Art of Not Trying

NY Times Science - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 13:43
When you’re nervous, how can you be yourself? How you can force yourself to relax? How can you try not to try? It makes no sense, but the paradox may be essential to civilization.






News Analysis: A Climate Accord Based on Global Peer Pressure

NY Times Science - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 13:07
The agreement reached in Lima, Peru, would be a breakthrough in 20 years of efforts to create a global warming accord, but it falls short of what scientists say is needed.






Observatory: Mimicking a Caterpillar to Avoid Detection

NY Times Science - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 13:06
A baby bird in the Amazon rain forest has downy feathers with long, orange barbs and white tips that make it look like a poisonous hairy caterpillar, researchers are reporting.

Observatory: A Horned Reminder of Montana’s Past

NY Times Science - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 13:00
Researchers have discovered the oldest known horned dinosaur species from the early Cretaceous in North America.






Nonemployed: As Robots Grow Smarter, American Workers Struggle to Keep Up

NY Times Science - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 12:59
Concern about technology — the printing press, the steam engine or the computer — supplanting humans is not new. But this time may be different.

Q&A: Ironclad Results

NY Times Science - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 12:51
The amount of iron that might leach into food from cookware is highly variable, and may be beneficial.






Peat is Amazon's carbon superstore

BBC Science - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 10:59
Satellite data reveals that the most dense stores of carbon in Amazonia is not above ground in trees but below ground in peatlands.

Observatory: Replicating the Sensitive Sides of Spiders’ Legs

NY Times Science - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 10:22
Researchers from South Korea have developed a highly acute sensor based on an organ found in the legs of many spiders.






Best Selling Science Books

NY Times Science - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 10:02
Titles, fundamentally based on the sciences, as selected by the science editors from all adult nonfiction books reported to The New York Times for the month.

Denmark lays claim to North Pole

BBC Science - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 09:50
Denmark makes a claim to the UN, arguing the area around the North Pole is linked to the continental shelf of Greenland, its autonomous territory.
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