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Q&A: Mighty Little Diggers

NY Times Science - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 10:59
Specially evolved bones and claws are some of the tools that allow animals like chipmunks and moles to dig in even rocky, root-clogged soil.

Observatory: The Gene That Turns Worms Into Pavlov’s Dogs

NY Times Science - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 10:23
Japanese scientists working with roundworms found that those with a genetic defect in a specific insulin receptor did not learn to avoid unpleasant situations the way other worms did.

VIDEO: Drones homing in on wildlife poachers

BBC Science - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 09:34
Civilian drones are being tested across Africa's game reserves in a hi-tech battle with poachers threatening the continent's wildlife tourism industry.

Seals 'feed' at offshore wind farms

BBC Science - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 09:07
Some seals prefer to forage for food at offshore wind farms, UK study suggests.

ScienceTake: Tracking Life From Its Smallest Form

NY Times Science - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 07:49
Researchers in Virginia have developed software that can track each and every cell in a developing embryo.






Sea turtle migrates 2,472 miles

BBC Science - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 05:01
A green sea turtle migrated a staggering 3,979 km (2,472 miles) in a year, according to Swansea University researchers.

Secret of sandstone shapes revealed

BBC Science - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 01:23
Geologists discover that the stress applied by gravity is what controls the shape of dramatic sandstone landmarks.

Dot Earth Blog: Scientists Begin to Demystify Hole Found in Siberian Permafrost

NY Times Science - Sun, 07/20/2014 - 19:34
Scientists start to demystify a mysterious crater found in Siberian permafrost.






The beaches where Lego keeps washing up

BBC Science - Sun, 07/20/2014 - 17:12
The beaches where Lego keeps washing up

Climate change shuttle diplomacy

BBC Science - Sun, 07/20/2014 - 16:37
UK Climate Secretary travels world in hope of paving way for emissions deal

Two bee swarms hit town in one day

BBC Science - Sun, 07/20/2014 - 06:16
A Powys councillor tells how she photographed two swarms of bees in Newtown on the same day.

VIDEO: Loris success in Sri Lanka

BBC Science - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 16:37
The Loris, one of world's smallest primates is under threat through loss of habitat. Naturalist Chaminda Jayasekara runs a conservation site to protect the animals.

VIDEO: Troubled Glasgow tower reopens

BBC Science - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 16:07
The Glasgow Science Centre tower has reopened to the public after being closed for almost four years.

Pathogen Mishaps Rise as Regulators Stay Clear

NY Times Science - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 12:29
The recent number of mistakes documented at federal laboratories involving anthrax, flu and smallpox viruses have contributed to a debate over lax government oversight at high-level containment labs.






Frack Quietly, Please: Sage Grouse Is Nesting

NY Times Science - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 11:22
The greater sage grouse might be declared an endangered species, restricting development of its habitat, leading the energy industry and the government to try to save the bird.

Applied Science: Sometimes, Early Birds Are Too Early

NY Times Science - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 06:50
The dangers of procrastination are clear. But a study shows that many people are “precrastinators,” finishing projects sooner than is needed and thus causing a different kind of problem.

Aids researchers on crashed plane

BBC Science - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 03:10
At least six passengers on the Malaysia Airlines plane were heading to a major international Aids conference in Australia.

White House Opens Door to Exploring Atlantic for Oil

NY Times Science - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 16:36
The Obama administration’s approval of guidelines for seismic searches for oil and gas in the Atlantic Ocean handed the petroleum industry a significant victory over environmental groups.






Leading AIDS Researcher, ‘Always Traveling,’ Is Killed on His Way to a Conference

NY Times Science - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 14:19
Joep Lange, a pioneer from the early years of the AIDS crisis, played a key role in making H.I.V. treatments available in the developing world.






'Shoved' sea eagle chick flies nest

BBC Science - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 13:28
A sea eagle chick, featured on BBC Springwatch, which was seen being pushed out of the nest by an intruder eagle successfully flies the nest.
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