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Two Panda Cubs at the National Zoo Present Special Problems

NY Times Science - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 09:25
Raising healthy twins is a unique problem for the zoo’s mother panda: Only two mother bears have successfully done so in captivity.









NASA’s Cassini Takes a Last Look at Saturn’s Moon Dione

NY Times Science - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 08:38
The spacecraft, in orbit around Saturn since 2004, has two more years of work before it runs out of fuel. Last week it made its final flyby of Dione.









Q&A: The Inexorable Forces of Nail Growth

NY Times Science - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 08:36
It’s like the movement of a tectonic plate at the end of your finger, or toe.









Japan Delivers Whiskey to Space Station_ for Science

NY Times Science - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 08:14
Spirits arrived at the International Space Station on Monday. Not the ghostly ones, but the kind you drink -- distilled spirits.









Universal flu vaccine comes closer

BBC Science - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 08:05
Researchers say they are closer to developing a universal ‘catch all’ flu jab after promising trials in animals.

News Analysis: Decades of Data Fail to Resolve Debate on Treating Tiny Breast Lesions

NY Times Science - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 06:09
The study’s authors said the data indicates that treatment has not made much of a difference, if any, for the tens of thousands of women a year who are told they have this condition.









Greenland glacier sheds big ice chunk

BBC Science - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 04:57
Scientists are studying a big mass of ice that has broken off the Jakobshavn Glacier in Greenland.

The New Health Care: No, You Do Not Have to Drink 8 Glasses of Water a Day

NY Times Science - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 04:00
There is no science behind a formal, one-size-fits-all requirement of daily water consumption.









ScienceTake: The Truth Behind a Snake’s Deadly Embrace

NY Times Science - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 03:00
Boa constrictors don’t take a victim’s breath away to kill it. A herpetologist and his colleagues, with the help of a rat, tested conventional wisdom.









VIDEO: Exploring England's coastal wildlife

BBC Science - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 22:01
Wildlife in the British countryside has been exhaustively catalogued, but the same is not true for wildlife off the coast.

Met Office loses BBC weather contract

BBC Science - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 05:08
The Met Office has lost its weather forecasting contract with the BBC after providing the service for nearly a century, it confirms.

VIDEO: The highs and lows of BBC weather forecasts

BBC Science - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 03:51
As the Met Office loses the contract to provide data for the BBC it has held since 1922, we look back at the art of delivering the weather forecast.

Washington zoo welcomes twin pandas

BBC Science - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 21:47
A giant panda at Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington DC gives birth to twin cubs.

Giant Panda Gives Birth to Two Cubs at the National Zoo

NY Times Science - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 21:18
Mei Xiang, a giant panda at the National Zoo in Washington, gave birth to healthy twin cubs on Saturday, three days after the zoo’s staff discovered she was pregnant.









California Dam Lets Water Shared by Farms Flow to Salmon

NY Times Science - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 14:18
Releases from the Lewiston Dam are intended to protect fish in the Klamath River that sustain Indian tribes, but they could revive a fight over competing claims for irrigation.









Global Health: Vaccinations Bring Hope, Bracelets Deliver Reminders

NY Times Science - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 04:00
A simple, cheap silicon bracelet could help mothers in developing countries get their babies vaccinated on schedule.









News Analysis: Decades of Data Fail to Resolve Debate on Treating Tiny Breast Lesions

NY Times Science - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 17:38
The study’s authors said the data indicates that treatment has not made much of a difference, if any, for the tens of thousands of women a year who are told they have this condition.









Breast Cancer Treatment and D.C.I.S.: Readers React

NY Times Science - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 13:56
An article Thursday about treatment for ductal carcinoma in situ prompted a wide range of responses, anger, sadness and relief among them.









Middle East wars 'improve the air'

BBC Science - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 12:07
Armed conflict and civil disturbance in the Middle East since 2010 have had the unintended consequence of making the air cleaner.

Rare wolf pack spotted in California

BBC Science - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 08:54
The appearance of the five grey wolf pups and two adults could signal a return of the animals, which haven't been found in the state since 1924.
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