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Work starts to protect rare seabird

BBC Science - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 13:00
Work is under way to protect one of the UK's rarest seabirds which breeds on a shingle beach in north Wales.

Observatory: How Fruit Flies Are Like Helicopters

NY Times Science - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 11:42
High-tech analysis of the movement of the insects shows how they can quickly change direction to escape.






Q&A: Long in the Tooth

NY Times Science - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 11:28
Do our teeth linger after we die? Why?

Dot Earth Blog: White House Pressed to Protect Ailing Monarch Butterflies

NY Times Science - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 11:12
The White House is sent a fresh pitch for a push to restore monarch butterfly habitat and food on public and private lands.






Personal Health: A Number That May Not Add Up

NY Times Science - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 10:52
As a measure of overweight, obesity and health, the body mass index has plenty of drawbacks, researchers say.






Dutch unveil glow in the dark road

BBC Science - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 09:25
Streetlights on a 500m stretch of highway in the Netherlands are replaced by glow in the dark road markings in a pilot project.

Mini-sub starts search for MH370 wreckage

BBC Science - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 09:14
Mapping the ocean floor where missing Malaysian jet may be

Tax Preparers’ New Role: Health-Coverage Advisers

NY Times Science - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 08:48
As tax professionals help with tax returns, they are also offering advice on costs of premiums and potential fines under the Affordable Care Act.

Canal fish removed to stop poaching

BBC Science - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 07:53
More than 1,098kg (2,421lb) of fish is removed from a Wiltshire canal in a bid to stop illegal fishing.

Pentagon eyes drone wi-fi hotspots

BBC Science - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 07:22
The US defence department is working on how to use old drones to provide wi-fi in remote locations, such as on the battlefield.

Alderney puffins 'need better laws'

BBC Science - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 04:50
As puffins return to Alderney following the devastating winter weather, conservationists demand tougher laws.

Osprey lays 69th egg at reserve

BBC Science - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 04:12
A bird thought to be the world's oldest breeding osprey lays her 69th egg at a Perthshire nature reserve.

Robotic sub to search for MH370

BBC Science - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 22:23
Teams searching for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 are to deploy the Bluefin-21 robotic submarine for the first time.

Rjukan Journal: Beaming Good Cheer to a Norwegian Town’s Dark Days

NY Times Science - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 17:50
Three giant mirrors on a mountain reflect sunlight onto a small Norwegian town that gets very little of it in the winter. But not everyone is happy with the project.






Work to restore Caledonian forest

BBC Science - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 16:54
Work begins on a scheme to restore native Caledonian pine forest in Speyside, which will involve planting almost 100,000 trees.

10 inventions that owe their success to World War One

BBC Science - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 15:51
...and nine other inventions that owe their success to WW1

The IPCC and the elephant in the room

BBC Science - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 15:15
How legacy of Elvis shaped latest UN climate report

Retro Report: Promises of Preparedness Followed Devastating Earthquakes. And Yet.

NY Times Science - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 14:42
Questions remain over whether vulnerable areas of California and the Pacific Northwest are adequately prepared for the Big One.

Surge in Narcotic Prescriptions for Pregnant Women

NY Times Science - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 13:58
More pregnant women are being prescribed opioid painkillers, whose risks to fetuses are unknown, a move that surprises some doctors and researchers.






VIDEO: World 'must end dirty fuel use'

BBC Science - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 13:50
A long-awaited UN report on how to curb climate change says the world must rapidly move away from carbon-intensive fuels.
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