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Genetic clues to age of first period

BBC Science - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 00:09
The timing of when a girl reaches puberty is controlled by hundreds of genes, say scientists.

States Against E.P.A. Rule on Carbon Pollution Would Gain, Study Finds

NY Times Science - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 21:01
A new study found that Texas and Oklahoma would be among the biggest economic winners under a regulation proposed by President Obama to fight climate change.






Crash Victims to Undergo Routine Tests, Experts Say

NY Times Science - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 20:32
Some of the testing may help illuminate exactly what happened to the jetliner after it was hit by a surface-to-air missile.






Dogs 'hardwired' to be jealous wags

BBC Science - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 20:09
Jealousy is not just part of the human condition, a study suggests, it appears to be hard wired into the brains of dogs too.

Leader of Troubled Lab Steps Down, C.D.C. Says

NY Times Science - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 17:32
Michael Farrell, who has led the Bioterror Rapid Response and Advanced Technology laboratory since 2009, “voluntarily resigned” on Tuesday, a spokesman for the agency said.






Texas Is Wired for Wind Power, and More Farms Plug In

NY Times Science - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 17:23
Supporters say the wind farm experiment is essential if states want to reduce reliance on fossil fuels and meet new federal rules on carbon emissions.

VIDEO: Who was that man on the Moon?

BBC Science - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 16:01
Why the US public lost interest in lunar exploration

Voyage to unlock Arctic secrets

BBC Science - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 13:21
A crew of sailors is embarking on a pioneering citizen science expedition through the Northwest Passage between Canada and Greenland.

VIDEO: Seals 'stressed' by warming seas

BBC Science - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 13:12
Warming seas are reducing the food supply for Antarctic seals, say researchers.

Dot Earth Blog: Can Scientific Advice on Coastal Risk Reduction Compete with ‘We Will Not Retreat’ Politics?

NY Times Science - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:55
An important report offers advice on ways to cut coastal risk in a changing climate. Will politicians listen?






Fur seals feel climate impacts

BBC Science - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:52
Changes in the Antarctic climate are showing up in the fur seal population, say scientists who have studied the animals for 30 years on the British Overseas Territory of South Georgia.

Brand New Look at the Face of Mars

NY Times Science - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:24
A map captures the Martian craters, valleys and peaks in stunning detail and offers ideas on where the rovers of the future might land.






Inside Man’s Best Friend, Study Says, May Lurk a Green-Eyed Monster

NY Times Science - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:00
A paper says that if you are petting another dog, your canine is going to show a form of jealousy. But some say such emotion is too complex for a dog.






VIDEO: 'Depressed' polar bear not moving

BBC Science - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:40
Arturo, the polar bear dubbed 'the world's saddest animal', will be staying at his zoo in Argentina, despite a massive petition calling for him to be moved to a colder climate.

EU sets 30% energy savings target

BBC Science - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 06:52
Members of the European Union will have to boost their energy efficiency by 30% by 2030, according to the European Commission.

Bats 'fly by polarised light'

BBC Science - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 04:43
Zoologists find that bats use the pattern of polarised light in the sky at sunset to help them navigate.

Dot Earth Blog: Researchers Question Expansion of Antarctica’s Fringe of Sea Ice

NY Times Science - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 04:09
Antarctic sea ice may not be expanding as much as recent estimates concluded.






Deep sea mining licences issued

BBC Science - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 03:55
The UN's seabed authority issues exploration licences that accelerate a search for valuable minerals on the ocean floor.

Green Column: Geothermal Industry Grows, With Help From Oil and Gas Drilling

NY Times Science - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 02:48
Growth in hydraulic fracturing, the technique of extracting oil or gas from hard rock, has shortened the learning curve for the geothermal industry.

Why Do Americans Stink at Math?

NY Times Science - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 02:00
The Common Core should finally improve math education. The problem is that no one has taught the teachers how to teach it.
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