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How to build world's tallest lift

BBC Science - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 16:01
How to build the world's tallest lift

Dot Earth Blog: Flawed Case Contributes to Acquittals in Murder of Costa Rican Turtle Guardian

NY Times Science - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 14:26
Seven men charged in the killing of a Costa Rican turtle conservationist are acquitted of murder charges.

My Very Educated Readers Just Served Us Some New Planet Mnemonics

NY Times Science - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 14:07
We asked our readers to submit their own mnemonics, including the dwarf planets. Here are some of our favorites:

Hoping to Set Sail on Sunlight

NY Times Science - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 13:57
The Planetary Society announced that it would send the first of two small spacecraft testing the technology of solar sails into orbit in May.

W.H.O. Members Endorse Resolution to Improve Response to Health Emergencies

NY Times Science - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 13:42
Key provisions include creating a global cadre of emergency health workers, establishing a fund that could be tapped quickly, and support for the development of treatments for emerging infectious diseases.

Learning From Animal Friendships

NY Times Science - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 13:30
Interspecies interactions are all over YouTube. Yes, they’re cute, but are they useful to scientists?

Observatory: Cleaning Up Water by Running It Through Dirt

NY Times Science - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 13:13
Storm runoff can be toxic to aquatic life, but a study suggests that filtering the water through dirt before it enters streams, rivers or the ocean is a solution.

Global Health: Hold the Drug, Go Straight to the Source

NY Times Science - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 13:08
The ground-up plants from which the anti-malaria drug artemisinin is derived appear to work better that the drug itself, new research shows.

Millions Paid by X Prize Foundation for Progress Toward Trip to Moon

NY Times Science - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 12:36
The X Prize Foundation paid more than $5 million to several groups for advances in landing, moving on the lunar surface and imaging.

Fracking moratorium rejected by MPs

BBC Science - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 12:01
MPs overwhelmingly reject a bid to suspend fracking for shale gas - but agree to Labour proposals to impose new conditions.

The New Health Care: Can This Treatment Help Me? There’s a Statistic for That

NY Times Science - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 11:23
President Obama’s “precision medicine” proposal addresses a little-known fact: Many medicines help only a small fraction of the people who take them.

Q&A: The Bee Solution to Winter

NY Times Science - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 10:52
Do bees hibernate, especially where temperatures are below freezing for extended periods? Why don’t they just freeze?

Observatory: Study Suggests Earlier Use of Tools by Hominids

NY Times Science - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 10:50
Human ancestors developed hands that were better suited to holding tools than climbing trees up to 600,000 years earlier than previously thought.

Books: Steven Brill Tackles Health Care in ‘America’s Bitter Pill’

NY Times Science - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 10:48
What began as a Time magazine report on the nation’s broken health care system became Steven Brill’s comprehensive chronicle of the politicking behind the Affordable Care Act, spiced by personal insights stemming from the author’s own surgery.

MPs: Ban fracking on carbon grounds

BBC Science - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 10:43
A committee of MPs has called for a moratorium on shale gas fracking on the grounds that it could derail efforts to tackle climate change.

Risk of extreme weather 'doubles'

BBC Science - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 09:11
Extreme weather arising from a climate phenomenon in the Pacific Ocean will get much worse as the world warms, according to climate modelling.

Metal explosions 'driven by charge'

BBC Science - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 09:11
New high-speed video footage suggests that the classic chemistry explosion of an alkali metal in water is driven by positive charges repelling each other.

Dot Earth Blog: Blizzard Questions, Including Why a European Weather Model Excels at U.S. Forecasts

NY Times Science - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 08:58
Three questions about the great Northeast blizzard.

I'd probably cheat again - Armstrong

BBC Science - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 08:58
Lance Armstrong says the time is coming when he should be forgiven, and tells the BBC he would do it again under the same circumstances.
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