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Out There: Stalking the Shadow Universe

NY Times Science - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 05:00
It has long been theorized that it is dark matter that provides the scaffolding for stars and galaxies. Now, scientists are using computer simulations to show us the universe we can’t see.






VIDEO: Westwood: No mandate for fracking

BBC Science - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 03:15
Nearly half of the British people do not know what fracking is, says Vivienne Westwood in a personal film

55 dead sharks on beach 'horrific'

BBC Science - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 02:23
A marine biologist says the "horrific" sight of 55 sharks washed up on a Gower beach may be the result of trawling.

Climate-sceptic charity to be split

BBC Science - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 01:02
A climate-sceptic group founded by former Conservative Chancellor Lord Lawson is to relaunch after a complaint about its charitable status.

Four-winged dinosaur found in China

BBC Science - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 00:56
The largest ever four-winged dinosaur has been discovered in China, with remarkably long feathers on its hindwings and tail.

Captured carbon to feed farmed fish?

BBC Science - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 00:46
Carbon dioxide turned into food for farmed fish

California Approves Forceful Steps Amid Drought

NY Times Science - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 19:57
California officials on Tuesday approved the most drastic measures yet to reduce water consumption, with rainfall at historically low levels and reservoirs quickly dwindling.






VIDEO: Europa and the hunt for alien life

BBC Science - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 17:35
The search for life on other planets has long inspired science fiction novelists and Nasa missions but could one of Jupiter's moons, Europa, provide proof?

Death Toll From Ebola Surges in West Africa, Prompting Alarm

NY Times Science - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 16:34
The number of new cases and deaths in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone rose by double-digit percentages in the past week, the World Health Organization reported.

Europe's combat drone challenge

BBC Science - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 16:02
Europe develops advance unmanned combat planes

Would-Be Rescuers of Wayward Spacecraft Previously Solved a NASA Mystery

NY Times Science - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 14:06
A project by Dennis Wingo and Keith Cowing involved the rescuing of magnetic tapes from five robotic craft photographing the moon’s surface.






Books: In Defense of Indispensable Dad

NY Times Science - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 12:49
A veteran science writer jumps to Dad’s defense, drawing on several decades of research and his own experience as a five-time father.






Though Scorned by Colleagues, a Climate-Change Skeptic Is Unbowed

NY Times Science - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 10:49
John Christy, a highly credentialed professor in Alabama, says warming predictions have been greatly overstated. His critics are many.






Rosetta's target is 'double' comet

BBC Science - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 10:35
Europe's Rosetta probe acquires some sensational new images of its comet quarry, showing what appears to be two distinct parts in contact with each other.

Wild bees disappear across the UK

BBC Science - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 09:56
Does disappearance of wild honeybees matter?

Science minister has tough job ahead

BBC Science - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 09:04
Greg Clark has a tough act to follow as the new science and universities minister, commentators say.

Dot Earth Blog: China Clarifies its Plans on Setting a CO2 Emissions Peak

NY Times Science - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 08:33
A top Chinese official says the country may announce a peak year for climate-warming emissions soon.






Scottish wildcat 'safe haven' set up

BBC Science - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 07:42
A location on the remote Ardnamurchan peninsula in the north west Highlands has been designated as a Scottish wildcat sanctuary.

Dot Earth Blog: Population by the Numbers: Unplanned Pregnancies

NY Times Science - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 07:20
The United States has a higher rate of unplanned pregnancies than the global average.






Spaceport Britain: 'No challenge is insurmountable'

BBC Science - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 07:10
Can we really have a spaceport in Britain by 2018?
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