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Readers’ Best Shots of the Supermoon

NY Times Science - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 07:53
We asked readers to send us their best photos of the September 8-9 supermoon. Here is a gallery of our favorites.






Three Years After Fukushima, Japan Approves a Nuclear Plant

NY Times Science - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 05:54
The two reactors at the Sendai power plant on the southern island of Kyushu are the first to be certified as safe enough to restart.

Sinosphere Blog: Wealthy Chinese Travelers Lining Up to Blast Off

NY Times Science - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 20:56
China is set to become the world’s largest market for the fledgling space tourism industry.






Lasker Winner Calls for More Genetic Testing for Cancer

NY Times Science - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 19:02
A geneticist wins a prestigious Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation award and uses the spotlight to call for much wider genetic screening for breast and ovarian cancer.






Mapping reveals Stonehenge secrets

BBC Science - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 17:40
Archaeologists have unveiled the most detailed map ever produced of the earth beneath Stonehenge and its surrounds.

VIDEO: US fears for declining bird numbers

BBC Science - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 16:01
The United States puts 230 species of birds on a watch list because of their rapidly declining numbers.

Dot Earth Blog: A Closer Look at the Ebola Epidemic in the Context of Ecological Health

NY Times Science - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 13:12
There’s a chance the Ebola outbreak could spur increased conservation and surveillance in ecosystems that might harbor dangerous pathogens.






Hopes for a Strong El Niño Fade in California

NY Times Science - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 11:19
In its latest monthly forecast, the federal Climate Prediction Center said that while El Niño was still expected, it would not bring the heavy rains California needs to end its drought.






Fabled Franklin Arctic ship found

BBC Science - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 11:16
One of two British explorer ships that vanished in the Arctic more than 160 years ago has been found, Canada's prime minister says.

Well: The Problem With Reclining Airplane Seat Design

NY Times Science - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 10:06
The real issue may be that most airline seats are not designed to fully accommodate the human body in its various shapes and sizes.






Second year of badger culling begins

BBC Science - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 09:23
A second year of badger culling begins in parts of Somerset and Gloucestershire in a bid to tackle bovine TB.

VIDEO: Second year of badger culling begins

BBC Science - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 07:30
A second year of badger culling has begun in parts of Gloucestershire and Somerset in a bid to tackle bovine TB.

China boy finds 3,000-year-old sword

BBC Science - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 07:01
Archaeologists date the weapon to the Shang or Zhou dynasties - the dawn of Chinese civilisation.

Briton dies in Australia shark attack

BBC Science - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 06:32
A British man has died after being badly bitten on the leg by a shark off a beach in Australia's popular Byron Bay, officials say.

AUDIO: How badgers are culled

BBC Science - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 02:52
A second year of badger culling has begun in parts of Gloucestershire and Somerset in a bid to tackle bovine TB.

'Pocket' diagnosis for Parkinson’s

BBC Science - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 00:38
Smartphone technology revealed at the British Science Festival could help diagnose and treat Parkinson's disease.

Citizen bee survey's surprise result

BBC Science - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 23:44
City-centre flowers attract more bumblebees than those country, according to early results from a nationwide survey, conducted by schoolchildren.

CO2 rises at fastest rate since 1984

BBC Science - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 19:09
Concentrations of warming gases in the atmosphere reached record levels in 2013, the World Meteorological Organisation says.

Climate Change Will Disrupt Half of North America’s Bird Species, Study Says

NY Times Science - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 19:02
The National Audubon Society foresees danger for more than half of the 650 species of birds in North America.






Dot Earth Blog: A Twitterholic and Green Blogger Assesses a Year of Living Offline

NY Times Science - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 16:57
A longtime environmental blogger and Twitter addict logs on after a year of self-imposed exile to the analog world.






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