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'Colossal' wasp nest found in Corby attic

BBC Science - Mon, 09/26/2016 - 04:46
A "colossal" wasp nest the size of a "barrel" with a 1.4m tunnel attached is found in an attic.

China's Geely auto group backs Bloodhound

BBC Science - Mon, 09/26/2016 - 03:11
China’s Geely auto group has become the main sponsor behind the British Bloodhound supersonic car project, enabling an assault on the land speed record.

ScienceTake: Pigeons Resist Misguided Leaders

NY Times Science - Mon, 09/26/2016 - 03:00
When the leader of a homing pigeon flock goes the wrong way, the flock still finds its way home.

Follow the Leader(s)

NY Times Science - Mon, 09/26/2016 - 03:00
When a leader tries to take a flock in the wrong direction, homing pigeons still find the right way home.

How Small Forests Can Help Save the Planet

NY Times Science - Mon, 09/26/2016 - 02:30
More than half of the forestland in the United States is held privately by families. Small forests may be a potent weapon against climate change, experts say.

A Toilet, but No Proper Plumbing: A Reality in 500,000 U.S. Homes

NY Times Science - Mon, 09/26/2016 - 02:00
The inability of many to afford a working septic tank in areas like rural Alabama where running water is not a given could create a health crisis.

Thriving sector

BBC Science - Sun, 09/25/2016 - 21:26
Monday's successful launch of eight satellites into space proves India's commercial space programme is booming, writes Yogita Limaye.

What Obese Patients Should Say to Doctors

NY Times Science - Sun, 09/25/2016 - 20:51
Being prepared with detailed questions is one way to prevent a physician from dismissing a medical problem as simply a consequence of weight.

Why Do Obese Patients Get Worse Care? Many Doctors Don’t See Past the Fat

NY Times Science - Sun, 09/25/2016 - 18:09
The American health care system is ill prepared — in its attitudes, equipment and common practices — to treat the rising population of fat patients.

Nelly the enemy?

BBC Science - Sun, 09/25/2016 - 17:36
As the Cites conference on endangered species meets in Johannesburg, Matt McGrath travelled to Zambia to hear the voices of people with first-hand experience of conflicts between humans and wildlife.

Obama Climate Plan, Now in Court, May Hinge on Error in 1990 Law

NY Times Science - Sun, 09/25/2016 - 16:12
A failure to resolve conflicting amendments in the Clean Air Act about 26 years ago could imperil the president’s signature climate change policy.

Pangolin: The most trafficked mammal in the world

BBC Science - Sun, 09/25/2016 - 16:08
A conference in South Africa could make the trade in pangolin illegal.

Data Points: Where Ice Once Crushed Ships, Open Water Beckons

NY Times Science - Sun, 09/25/2016 - 14:46
Two voyages to the Northwest Passage, separated by nearly two centuries, underscore the big changes underway in the Arctic as the planet warms.

China Hunts for Scientific Glory, and Aliens, With New Telescope

NY Times Science - Sun, 09/25/2016 - 05:59
The telescope, which officially began operating on Sunday in a majestic but poor part of Guizhou Province, embodies China’s ambitions as a scientific power.

New report confirms grim outlook for elephants

BBC Science - Sun, 09/25/2016 - 04:55
Elephant populations in Africa have declined by around 111,000 over the past ten years according to a new study presented at the Cites meeting in South Africa.

China's colossal radio telescope begins testing

BBC Science - Sun, 09/25/2016 - 02:41
The world's largest radio telescope has received its first signals from space and is now entering an intensive testing phase.

Poor food 'risks health of half the world'

BBC Science - Sat, 09/24/2016 - 18:28
As the population grows over the next 20 years half the world will be left malnourished, an independent panel of experts on food and agriculture warns.

Grand Canyon in blue

BBC Science - Sat, 09/24/2016 - 16:38
President Barack Obama has created the first underwater national monument off the US east coast, protecting a vast ecosystem of canyons and extinct volcanoes. It is home to thousands of rare species, but is also a source of controversy.

How to encourage hedgehogs into your garden

BBC Science - Sat, 09/24/2016 - 16:34
A hedgehog officer explains how to help hedgehogs in your garden

Jack Garman, Whose Judgment Call Saved Moon Landing, Dies at 72

NY Times Science - Sat, 09/24/2016 - 12:28
Mr. Garman was at a back-room console on July 20, 1969, when Neil Armstrong told mission control of a possible computer systems overload. “As long as it doesn’t reoccur, it’s fine,” Mr. Garman said.
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