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AUDIO: Global citizens to address climate summit

BBC Science - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 01:58
Five hundred global citizens frustrated at the stalemate over climate policy will learn today if they have won the chance to vent their anger at world leaders.

VIDEO: RSPCA seeks ban on monkeys as pets

BBC Science - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 23:08
The RSPCA is calling for a ban on keeping primates as pets after a rise in the number of calls to its cruelty and advice line concerning animals such as monkeys and marmosets.

UN seeks climate change 'Malala'

BBC Science - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 22:06
Five hundred people will learn tomorrow if they have won the chance to vent their frustration at world leaders over the global citizens stalemate over climate policy.

VIDEO: 100-year-old tortoise is on the move

BBC Science - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 22:06
An extremely rare Galapagos tortoise thought to be 100 years old has been given a new home at a zoo in Ohio.

AIDS Progress in South Africa Is in Peril

NY Times Science - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 19:37
Though few Americans realize it, South Africa owes much of its success in the fight against AIDS to a single United States program — one that is now moving elsewhere.






VIDEO: Teaching children to be engineers

BBC Science - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 16:02
The summer school teaching children to be young engineers

VIDEO: Scientists trial knotweed killers

BBC Science - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:41
Swansea University scientists are conducting the largest field trial in Europe to find new ways of killing Japanese knotweed.

DNA tells story of Arctic peopling

BBC Science - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 11:52
A study of genetic sequences sheds light on the settling of the North American Arctic, from ancient "Paleo-Eskimos" to the modern-day Inuit.

As Ebola Grips Liberia’s Capital, a Quarantine Sows Social Chaos

NY Times Science - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 11:49
Monrovia has become, in a few short weeks, a major focal point of the epidemic, with the outbreak overwhelming the government of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

Outbreak in Sierra Leone Is Tied to Single Funeral Where 14 Women Were Infected

NY Times Science - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 11:15
An explosion of cases in early summer seems to stem from a traditional healer’s funeral at which 14 women were infected, according to scientists.






Genetic clues to spread of Ebola

BBC Science - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 11:00
Scientists have tracked the spread of Ebola in West Africa, revealing genetic clues to the course of the outbreak.

New Study Offers Clues to Swift Arctic Extinction

NY Times Science - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 11:00
A study seems to rule out assimilation as the reason for the sudden disappearance of the Paleo-Eskimo population that thrived alone for more than 4,000 years.






Ebola region faces UK travel ban

BBC Science - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 09:38
All but essential travel to Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia should be avoided, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office warns British nationals.

Dead stars 'can re-ignite' and blow

BBC Science - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 08:03
Astronomers have shown that dead stars known as white dwarfs can re-ignite and explode as supernovas.

Ebola Could Strike 20,000, World Health Agency Says

NY Times Science - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 07:37
The forecast came as the World Health Organization said the overall toll had risen by more than 100, to 1,552 out of 3,069 cases in four West African countries.






Liberian Doctor Treated With an Experimental Drug Dies From Ebola

NY Times Science - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 06:57
Dr. Abraham Borbor, deputy chief medical doctor at Liberia’s largest hospital, received ZMapp — the same drug given to two infected Americans who survived.






Dot Earth Blog: Winged Warning: Heavy Metal Song Distortion

NY Times Science - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 05:58
A series on birds as environmental sentinels includes a story on how mercury contamination distorts birds’ songs.






Matter: Parasites Practicing Mind Control

NY Times Science - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 05:45
A new study suggests that Toxoplasma can turn its host’s genes on and off, influencing behavior.

Iceland examines volcano 'cauldrons'

BBC Science - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 04:40
Scientists in Iceland say they are examining several depressions, termed 'cauldrons', near Bardarbunga volcano, which could be a sign of an eruption.

Lockheed Martin in space junk deal

BBC Science - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 02:47
US defence giant Lockheed Martin is teaming up with an Australian technology firm to track space debris that can damage multi-billion dollar satellites.
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