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Dot Earth Blog: NASA CO2 Animation Recalls 1859 Account of the Global Flow of this Gas

NY Times Science - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 16:42
A new NASA visualization and an 1859 account by America’s first oceanographer make the same point about carbon dioxide.






VIDEO: HIV now and then: 1982 vs 2014

BBC Science - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 16:23
How 30 years has changed living with the virus

Migrating Wildlife Depends on More Than Wilderness, Report Finds

NY Times Science - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 15:09
New maps document seasonal migrations of elk, moose, bighorn sheep, pronghorn antelope and mule deer in Wyoming.






Observatory: Are Some Professions Less Honest Than Others? Bank On It, Researchers Find

NY Times Science - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 11:57
Bankers have gotten a bit of a bad rep over the last decade, owing to a variety of scandals. A new study may not help.






Matter: Viruses as a Cure

NY Times Science - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 10:05
Our bodies are home to trillions of viruses, and new research hints that some of them may actually be keeping us healthy.






Planning law change 'catastrophic'

BBC Science - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 09:55
Proposed changes to planning policy would be "catastrophic" for rural areas, rural housing and planning authorities warn.

Geckos inspire 'Spider-Man' gloves

BBC Science - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 08:39
The way geckos climb has inspired a device that allowed a 70kg man to scale a glass wall like Spider-Man.

Dot Earth Blog: Malaysia’s Prime Minister Says Fast-Growing Nations Have Role in Curbing Warming

NY Times Science - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 07:53
The prime minister of gas-rich Malaysia sees a climate-friendly path ahead.






Court puts more heat on diesels

BBC Science - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 07:28
UK government comes under renewed pressure to cut pollution from diesel vehicles following the latest ruling in a battle over clean air.

Woman Who Died in Brooklyn Tests Negative for Ebola

NY Times Science - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 05:05
The woman who died, apparently of a heart attack, in a Brooklyn hair salon had recently come to the United States from Guinea.

VIDEO: Tackling Taiwan's animal smugglers

BBC Science - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 02:30
Taiwanese authorities face a growing challenge to stop a wide and bold network of animal smugglers who have been tapping into the island's rich reserves to profit from China's huge appetite for wild animals.

VIDEO: Fines plan over Japanese Knotweed

BBC Science - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 01:15
Failing to control the spread of Japanese Knotweed could result in an anti-social behaviour order and a fine of up to £2500.

Brian Cox creates pioneering 3D show

BBC Science - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 23:03
TV physicist Brian Cox and the visual effects team behind Gravity are to create a new 3D live show using a cutting-edge augmented reality system.

Woman’s Remains Being Tested for Ebola in New York

NY Times Science - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 20:38
The woman, who died of an apparent heart attack on Tuesday, had returned to the United States 18 days earlier from West Africa, city health officials said.






VIDEO: 'We're going back to origins of life'

BBC Science - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 19:05
The Philae lander has detected organic molecules on the surface of its comet, scientists have confirmed.

Sun boosts UK lightning strikes

BBC Science - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 18:22
The number of lightning strikes across the UK has been significantly affected by solar activity, according to new research.

UK 'to lead moon landing in 10 years'

BBC Science - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 18:17
A British-led consortium outlines its plans to land a robotic probe, paid for by public donations, on the Moon in 10 years' time.

In Compromise Plan, Limited Fracking Is Approved for National Forest in Virginia

NY Times Science - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 17:53
Ninety percent of the George Washington National Forest will be closed to hydraulic fracturing and conventional oil and gas drilling.

VIDEO: A timelapse tour of UK airspace

BBC Science - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 17:52
A timelapse video showing thousands of planes coming in and out of the UK has been released by NATS.

Senate Defeats Bill on Keystone XL Pipeline in Narrow Vote

NY Times Science - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 17:25
Senator Mary L. Landrieu, Democrat of Louisiana, had hoped to get the legislation through in advance of her uphill runoff election fight back home.
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