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Smithsonian Will Tighten Its Guidelines on Disclosure

NY Times Science - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 19:34
The Smithsonian Institution said the new rules would seek to prevent outside funders, such as corporations, from exercising undue influence over the findings of its studies.

Call for more protection for seagrass

BBC Science - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 18:32
Seagrasses - the underwater plants that act as nursery grounds for young fish - need more protection, according to Welsh scientists.

The making of a metrosexual gorilla

BBC Science - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 14:13
The good-looking gorilla that captivated women in Japan and beyond

Obamacare and Reagan

NY Times Science - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 10:47
Once a program begins protecting elderly people from poverty or letting cancer patients receive treatment, the politics are transformed.

SpaceX Capsule to Deliver New Parking Spot for Space Station

NY Times Science - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 10:35
SpaceX stands ready to launch a much-needed load of supplies to the International Space Station this weekend on the heels of a failed supply run by Russia.

UCL: 'Hunt will not be reinstated'

BBC Science - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 10:22
The president of University College London says that Prof Sir Tim Hunt will not be reinstated after his controversial comments about women.

Next Stop: In Chile’s Elqui Valley, Intergalactic Sightseeing Is the Star

NY Times Science - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 10:07
Astronomers and stargazers are flocking to the Chilean destination, where night skies offer brilliant views despite the growing threat of light pollution.

Scientists try to understand heatwave

BBC Science - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 06:55
Scientists in India and Pakistan say higher temperatures were just one factor in the recent heatwaves and other causes such as air pressure, humidity and sea breezes played a role.

In California, Water Restrictions Above Ground and Leaks Below

NY Times Science - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 03:00
In the midst of a devastating drought, the state finds that no loss of water is trivial and goes about finding and fixing them.

VIDEO: Sir David tells Obama how to save planet

BBC Science - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 14:46
The distinguished broadcaster and naturalist, Sir David Attenborough, has been on a visit to the White House at the personal invitation of President Obama.

The Mental Health Issue: Can the Bacteria in Your Gut Explain Your Mood?

NY Times Science - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 14:21
The rich array of microbiota in our intestines can tell us more than you might think.

World’s Aquifers Losing Replenishment Race, Researchers Say

NY Times Science - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 11:06
Nearly a third of the world’s 37 largest aquifers are being drained faster than water can be returned to them, threatening regions that support two billion people, a recent study found.

Journal Science Releases Guidelines for Publishing Scientific Studies

NY Times Science - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 11:06
The journal published guidelines on Thursday aimed at reducing scientific misconduct and at making studies easier to check and replicate.

Observatory: Crossbreeding Could Help Coral Survive Warming Waters

NY Times Science - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 11:00
Mixing and matching corals of the same species from different latitudes could help reefs survive despite warming ocean temperatures, a new study suggests.

UK GM wheat 'does not repel pests'

BBC Science - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 06:00
A strain of genetically modified wheat developed in the UK has failed to repel pests as intended in field trials.

VIDEO: Lemurs 'could vanish from wild'

BBC Science - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 04:37
The famous lemurs of Madagascar face such severe threats to their survival that none of them may be left in the wild within 25 years.

Sat firm eyes huge rocket campaign

BBC Science - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 04:22
The OneWeb company, which aims to take affordable internet connectivity to every part of the globe, says it will need the biggest commercial rocket campaign in history to get all of its satellites in orbit.

Madagascar's lemurs cling to survival

BBC Science - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 04:08
The famous lemurs of Madagascar face such severe threats to their survival that none of them may be left in the wild within 25 years.

The Mental Health Issue: ‘I Don’t Believe in God, but I Believe in Lithium’

NY Times Science - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 04:00
My 20-year struggle with bipolar disorder.

Ruling Says Netherlands Must Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

NY Times Science - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 18:08
The decision by the Dutch court could motivate environmental activists to pursue a similar legal strategy in other countries.

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