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Roche Breast Cancer Drug Perjeta Appears to Greatly Extend Patients’ Lives

NY Times Science - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 00:00
Perjeta, approved by the F.D.A. in 2012, prolonged median survival time about 16 months in a trial of 808 people with metastatic breast cancer.

An electronic revolution in the doctor's bag

BBC Science - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 17:32
How new medical tools change our relationship with doctors

A Rare Arctic Land Sale Stokes Worry in Norway

NY Times Science - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 15:15
A Chinese businessman with deep pockets is looking to buy land in Norway, creating a frenzy of speculation about moves by China to gain a permanent foothold in the Arctic.

In Liberia and U.S., Precautions for Two Ebola Workers

NY Times Science - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 12:27
As Liberia’s chief medical officer is placing herself under quarantine, the U.S. prepares to admit an American doctor who was exposed to Ebola in Sierra Leone.

News Analysis: Building an Ark for the Anthropocene

NY Times Science - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 11:44
Scientists are trying to figure out which species to save, and how.

VIDEO: Volcano erupts in central Japan

BBC Science - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 01:45
Mount Ontake in Japan erupted on Saturday, sending a large plume of ash into the sky.

How keep-fit gyms gripped Victorians

BBC Science - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 17:10
Exercising in coat tails and corsets

'Turtle smuggling' Canadian arrested

BBC Science - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 16:12
A Canadian man is charged with wildlife smuggling after guards at the US border found 51 turtles in his trousers, authorities have said

Ebola Doctor Shortage Eases as Volunteers Step Forward

NY Times Science - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 11:20
Even with the volunteers, experts say, there will be a long gap before hospitals can be fully staffed to care for the growing numbers of Ebola patients.

New images from Flight MH370 hunt

BBC Science - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 10:24
The team looking for missing flight MH370 releases detailed images of the seabed for the first time, revealing extinct volcanoes and deep depressions.

Date fixed for comet landing attempt

BBC Science - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 08:35
Europe's daring attempt to put a small robot on the surface of Comet 67P will take place on Wednesday 12 November.

Dot Earth Blog: Certainties, Uncertainties and Choices with Global Warming

NY Times Science - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 08:07
We can be certain about climate change uncertainty but still address the risk.

Bloodhound Diary: The ultimate 'kit car'

BBC Science - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 07:17
The complexities of assembling the ultimate kit

VIDEO: Inside the 'UK's greenest homes'

BBC Science - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 04:13
How builders and architects in Chichester are embracing new technology to make houses greener and more attractive to buyers.

Complex molecule discovered in space

BBC Science - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 02:56
The discovery of a branched carbon molecule 27,000 light-years from Earth suggests the building blocks of life may be ubiquitous throughout the galaxy.

First Russian woman in ISS mission

BBC Science - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 20:30
Russia has sent a woman into space for the first time in 17 years as part of a joint US-Russian mission to the International Space Station (ISS).

National Briefing | Washington: Obama Expands Marine Preserve in Pacific, Making It World’s Largest

NY Times Science - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 19:39
President Obama signed a proclamation expanding a protected marine reserve in the Pacific Ocean, putting a total of 370,000 square nautical miles off limits to commercial fishing.

Solar Company and Bronx College Plan a Technology Hub

NY Times Science - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 18:22
Struggling to hire enough workers for its growing business, OnForce Solar is partnering with Bronx Community College on a center for emerging companies and to help develop a skilled local work force.

Obama expands Pacific marine reserve

BBC Science - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 18:20
US President Barack Obama expands a marine reserve in the Pacific, creating the largest network of oceanic protected areas in the world.

A Call to Action Against a Predator Fish With an Import Ban, an App and Even Rodeos

NY Times Science - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 18:00
With gluttonous lionfish wreaking havoc on delicate reefs and fish stocks, Florida officials have banned imports of the fish and are encouraging spearfishing “rodeos” in vulnerable areas.

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