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Hospitals in the U.S. Get Ready for Ebola

NY Times Science - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 20:15
Some doctors say outfits worn by caregivers need to be more protective than what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends.






Agencies Issue Warnings Over Bogus Ebola Cures

NY Times Science - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 20:12
The World Health Organization and the Food and Drug Administration warn some makers of dietary supplements to stop claiming their products will heal Ebola victims.






With Ebola Cases Still Few, Populous Nigeria Has Chance to Halt Its Outbreak

NY Times Science - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 20:04
Health officials are watching Lagos, the metropolis where all of Nigeria’s Ebola cases have been reported, with intense interest.






Adrift for Years, Bronx Children’s Museum Finds a Place to Park Its Purple Bus

NY Times Science - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 19:14
The scheduled opening of the Kids’ Powerhouse Discovery Center in 2016 will create a permanent home for what has been a mobile collection of exhibits and activities since 2011.






Maths helps find climate-proof crops

BBC Science - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 17:36
Researchers are developing mathematical models to help identify genetic material that could improve food crops' resilience to climate change.

Magpies 'don't steal shiny objects'

BBC Science - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 17:35
Science dispels the popular myth that magpies like to steal shiny objects for their nests.

Taking Up Arms Where Birds Feast on Buffet of Salmon

NY Times Science - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 17:21
Salmon, once nearly extinct on part of the Columbia River, are slowly recovering, to the delight of birds. As a result, those charged with nursing the salmon back to robust health have a new plan to protect them: shoot the birds.






The village 'washed on to the map'

BBC Science - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 17:10
Why villagers think Boscastle floods were a good thing

How much gold can we get from mobile phones?

BBC Science - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 16:34
How much of the gold we need can we get from recycled phones?

Global Update: New Vaccine Shows Promise Against Mosquito-Borne Virus

NY Times Science - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 15:18
All participants in the first phase of the trial developed antibodies that lasted at least six months, suggesting the vaccine may provide long-term protection against the chikungunya virus.






Ebola Epidemic Most Likely Much Larger Than Reported, W.H.O. Says

NY Times Science - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:50
More than 1,100 deaths have been reported in four African nations, but the World Health Organization said the actual number is almost certainly higher.






VIDEO: Dolphins squeal with delight

BBC Science - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:25
A study of trained dolphins has suggested that the marine mammals use express pleasure with squeals of delight.

Record high for university places

BBC Science - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 07:41
A record number of students have had their university places confirmed, figures from admissions body Ucas show.

Mosaic image reveals Martian glory

BBC Science - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 05:58
Scientists in Germany have pieced together a stunning mosaic image of the Martian surface.

Smell of dollars may catch smugglers

BBC Science - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 04:43
A probe that sniffs the aroma of dollars is being developed to help US-Mexico border police catch smugglers.

Robot swarm shuffles into formation

BBC Science - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 00:27
Robot swarm builds two-dimensional shapes in lab

Health Officials Try to Quell Fear of Ebola Spreading by Air Travel

NY Times Science - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 20:58
The organization reacted after Korean Airlines suspended flights to Kenya, which is not among the countries afflicted by the Ebola outbreak.






Silchester dig ends after 18 years

BBC Science - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 18:49
One of Britain's longest running archaeological digs comes to end

In pictures: Top trunks

BBC Science - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 18:23
The search for England's "Tree of the Year"

Pharmacies Turn Drugs Into Profits, Pitting Insurers vs. Compounders

NY Times Science - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 17:37
Alarmed by a rapid increase in spending on compounded drugs, like a $1,600 baby balm, insurers and others are acting to control their use.






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