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California: Governor Signs $1 Billion Water Package

NY Times Science - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 17:39
Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Friday that speeds up $1 billion in water infrastructure spending amid the worst drought in a generation.






What drives people to murder-suicide?

BBC Science - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 17:13
What drives people to murder-suicide?

Follow the International Space Station Launch

NY Times Science - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 10:40
Scott Kelly is the first American astronaut to head into space for a year. He arrived at the International Space Station Friday with two Russians. See how the launch went with bits of trivia and photos.






Economic View: How Idealism, Expressed in Concrete Steps, Can Fight Climate Change

NY Times Science - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 09:50
Where global warming conferences and protocols have largely failed, economics and personal choices might solve a seemingly intractable problem.

Greens ‘want 1% of GDP for science’

BBC Science - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 08:32
A pledge by the Greens to double science funding contrasts with the statements offered by five other party leaders, answering a call to set out their policies on science.

VIDEO: Eels journey from Bermuda and back

BBC Science - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 02:27
Millions of eels have been arriving in the south-west of England having travelled thousands of miles from the Sargasso Sea near Bermuda.

World Briefing: An American With Ebola Is Improving

NY Times Science - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 20:57
An American aid worker being treated for Ebola at the National Institutes of Health clinical center in Maryland is doing better and has been upgraded from critical to serious condition, the N.I.H. announced Thursday.






World Briefing: Ebola Vaccines Pass Initial Safety Tests

NY Times Science - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 20:57
Two experimental Ebola vaccines “appear to be safe” partway through a clinical trial being conducted in Liberia, the National Institutes of Health said Thursday.






Off to Space for a Year, an American’s Longest Journey

NY Times Science - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 18:53
NASA hopes to learn more about physical and psychological effects of space travel from the mission of Scott J. Kelly, who will have spent more time in space than any American when he returns.






'Cat litter mix' closed nuclear site

BBC Science - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 18:35
A team of experts says a mixture that included organic cat litter forced the closure of the only underground nuclear waste repository in the US.

Polar ice shelf thinning speeds up

BBC Science - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 16:52
Eighteen years of satellite data reveal an acceleration in the thinning of many of Antarctica's floating ice shelves.

China's 'magic bunny' goes viral

BBC Science - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 15:39
China's endangered Ili Pika goes viral

Dark matter flits through collisions

BBC Science - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 13:31
A long-running study shows dark matter coasts unscathed through galactic collisions, betraying a ghostly lack of interaction with the known Universe.

River health revealed in 'shocking' figures

BBC Science - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 12:47
Just 17% of England's rivers are judged to be in good health, according to "shocking" Environment Agency figures.

Ebola Virus in Latest Outbreak Does Not Show Unusual Mutations, Study Finds

NY Times Science - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 11:02
The rate of mutation appears normal, research suggests, and the high death toll stems from where the epidemic erupted, at the intersection of three vulnerable nations.






Getting ready for the mission to Hell

BBC Science - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 05:38
Europe and America are building two satellites to study the Sun that will venture closer to the solar inferno than any previous missions.

Drones bounce back from collisions

BBC Science - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 04:58
Researchers in the US copy bird and bat wings to build a drone that can rebound and recover from mid-air collisions.

VIDEO: The drone wings that bounce back

BBC Science - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 04:55
Researchers in the US copy bird and bat wings to build a drone that can rebound and recover after mid-air collisions.

What are the Designs of the Year?

BBC Science - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 22:00
Weird and wonderful entries vie for Design of the Year

DNA of 'an entire nation' assessed

BBC Science - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 18:54
The genetic code of "an entire nation" has effectively been deduced, say researchers in Iceland.
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