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'Invest more' in protected areas

BBC Science - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 14:31
The world's national parks and nature reserves receive eight billion tourist visits a year, generating around $600bn of spending, according to research.

U.N. Climate Panel Chief Quits Amid Harassment Case

NY Times Science - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 12:55
Rajendra Pachauri’s 13 years as chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change made him one of the world’s leading voices on climate change.






UK approves three-person babies

BBC Science - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 12:36
The UK has now become the first country to approve laws to allow the creation of babies from three people.

Obama vetoes oil pipeline bill

BBC Science - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 12:33
US President Barack Obama vetoes a bill that would have approved construction of the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline, White House officials say.

US sea level rise 'very unusual'

BBC Science - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 10:45
Sea levels along the northeast coast of the US rose dramatically during 2009-2010 in an event scientists describe as "very unusual".

Rats May Be Exonerated in European Plague, Say Scientists With a Gerbil Theory

NY Times Science - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 10:35
Researchers suggest that the bacterium behind the Black Death was repeatedly imported via gerbils and other mammals in Asia.






Observatory: Mothers’ Sounds Are Building Block for Babies’ Brains

NY Times Science - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 10:12
A study with premature infants demonstrated that a mother’s voice and heartbeat may help the developing brain grow.






Shire, Maker of Binge-Eating Drug Vyvanse, First Marketed the Disease

NY Times Science - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 09:20
The strategy for a new drug to treat binge-eating disorder reveals how a pharmaceutical company can influence the treatment of a medical condition.

VIDEO: Global sinkholes explained - in 60 secs

BBC Science - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 05:45
A brief look at some of the biggest sinkholes in recent history.

UN climate head Pachauri resigns

BBC Science - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 05:31
The head of the United Nations climate change panel, Rajendra Pachauri, steps down amid sexual harassment allegations he denies.

VIDEO: Finger on the pulse of bionic research

BBC Science - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 23:11
Scientists at the University of Newcastle are using microchips as fine as human hair to produce a prosthetic hand.

Bill Gates and Other Business Leaders Urge U.S. to Increase Energy Research

NY Times Science - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 19:01
At stake are not just long-term goals like reducing emissions of greenhouse gases, Mr. Gates said, but also continued United States leadership in industries of the future.






World Briefing: North Korea: Pyongyang Marathon Shut to Foreigners Over Ebola Fears

NY Times Science - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 18:43
North Korea barred foreigners from one of its most popular tourist events — the annual Pyongyang marathon — because of concerns over the Ebola virus, travel agencies said Monday.






World Briefing: Saudi Arabia: U.N. Experts Criticize Response to MERS Virus as Inadequate

NY Times Science - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 18:41
Saudi Arabia has not done enough to investigate and control the deadly Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome, United Nations health experts said Monday.






E.P.A. Issues Stiffer Rules on Vehicle Fuel Ratings

NY Times Science - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 18:14
Starting next year, automakers will face tougher guidelines around how they conduct a test used in determining the mileage advertised to consumers.

A Pesticide Banned, or Not, Underscores Trans-Atlantic Trade Sensitivities

NY Times Science - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 17:36
Diverging regulatory approaches to atrazine, a herbicide made by a Swiss company but not used in Europe, shows the hurdles in trade negotiations.






Rats 'not main cause of Black Death'

BBC Science - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 17:02
Gerbils from Asia rather than black rats were responsible for repeated outbreaks of the bubonic plague in Europe, a study suggests.

Bionic research project gets £1.4m

BBC Science - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 16:33
A new generation of bionic limbs could be the result of research being led by scientists at Newcastle University.

Rarely Seen Images From Space Including the ‘Best Selfie Ever’

NY Times Science - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 14:56
More than 700 vintage photographs from the early days of space exploration are to be auctioned Thursday.






Kew announces new science plans

BBC Science - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 14:36
Kew Gardens, which is facing an annual £5m budget deficit, announces its new science strategy.
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