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Ban on shark trade comes into force

BBC Science - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 19:52
In a significant step forward for shark conservation, all trade in five named species is to be regulated from today.

The Big Fix: Sun and Wind Alter Global Landscape, Leaving Utilities Behind

NY Times Science - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 17:55
Electric utility executives all over the world are watching nervously as technologies they once dismissed as irrelevant begin to threaten their long-established business plans.






Alien species making England home

BBC Science - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 16:11
Why do terrapins live in canals?

Back to the Slums of His Youth, to Defuse the Ebola Time Bomb

NY Times Science - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 15:15
Liberia remains desperately short on everything needed to halt the spread of Ebola, but an epidemiologist is working block by block to fill a crucial need: the support of residents.






Opinion: Should We All Take a Bit of Lithium?

NY Times Science - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 11:30
Suicide seems to be less common where the lithium is more plentiful in drinking water.

Dot Earth Blog: Should Fin Whales Be a Source of Wonder or Meat?

NY Times Science - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 11:12
A fresh look at Iceland’s fin whale hunts and meat exports to Japan.






Dot Earth Blog: Can Humans Get Used to Having a Two-Way Relationship with Earth’s Climate?

NY Times Science - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 07:44
Can humans get used to having a two-way relationship with Earth’s climate?






Pakistan-India monsoon floods: Averting future disasters

BBC Science - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 18:22
Dams and reservoirs could mitigate South Asia floods

U.S. Scientists See Long Fight Against Ebola

NY Times Science - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 18:10
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is likely to last 12 to 18 months more and could infect hundreds of thousands, say scientists mapping its spread for the American government.






Future of Scottish science contested

BBC Science - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 16:21
What impact could Scotland vote have on research?

Brain Trauma to Affect One in Three Players, N.F.L. Agrees

NY Times Science - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 15:04
The statements are the league’s most unvarnished admission yet that the sport’s professional participants sustain severe brain injuries at far higher rates than the general population.






Ebola Outpaces Global Response, W.H.O. Says

NY Times Science - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 11:32
A doubling of the number of new cases in Liberia this week from the week before is of particular concern, the U.N. health agency said.






VIDEO: Formula E ready to race

BBC Science - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 08:17
Formula E is backed by some of the biggest names in the industry and on Saturday Beijing will hold the inaugural race of the season.

Drugs 'entering waterways' through urine

BBC Science - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 04:01
As drugs pass through us, they enter the UK's waterways., leading to a startling change in the habits of wildlife.

Progress for giant laser instrument

BBC Science - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 03:07
The Advanced Ligo instrument, a laser "ruler" built to measure the traces of gravitational waves, is progressing at amazing speed, scientists say.

Mars probe 'inspired by lobsters'

BBC Science - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 01:35
Designers of new Mars instrument draw on nature

Western Australia shark cull blocked

BBC Science - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 21:02
Western Australia's shark cull is to be halted after the state's environmental regulator advised against it, citing "scientific uncertainty".

Aid Worker Recovering From Ebola

NY Times Science - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 17:56
Dr. Rick Sacra received two infusions of plasma from a missionary who had also been infected with Ebola.






Pesticide Levels in Waterways Have Dropped, Reducing the Risks to Humans

NY Times Science - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 17:56
Regulation has helped clean up agricultural and mixed-use waterways, but the ubiquity of some chemicals in household products has increased the threat to aquatic life in urban streams.






VIDEO: People power sparking renewable energy

BBC Science - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 17:54
In a shantytown in Rio De Janeiro, a British-backed scientific initiative harnesses the energy we generate in our daily lives to light up a football pitch.
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