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Inside Man’s Best Friend, Study Says, May Lurk a Green-Eyed Monster

NY Times Science - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:00
A paper says that if you are petting another dog, your canine is going to show a form of jealousy. But some say such emotion is too complex for a dog.






VIDEO: 'Depressed' polar bear not moving

BBC Science - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:40
Arturo, the polar bear dubbed 'the world's saddest animal', will be staying at his zoo in Argentina, despite a massive petition calling for him to be moved to a colder climate.

EU sets 30% energy savings target

BBC Science - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 06:52
Members of the European Union will have to boost their energy efficiency by 30% by 2030, according to the European Commission.

Bats 'fly by polarised light'

BBC Science - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 04:43
Zoologists find that bats use the pattern of polarised light in the sky at sunset to help them navigate.

Dot Earth Blog: Researchers Question Expansion of Antarctica’s Fringe of Sea Ice

NY Times Science - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 04:09
Antarctic sea ice may not be expanding as much as recent estimates concluded.






Deep sea mining licences issued

BBC Science - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 03:55
The UN's seabed authority issues exploration licences that accelerate a search for valuable minerals on the ocean floor.

Green Column: Geothermal Industry Grows, With Help From Oil and Gas Drilling

NY Times Science - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 02:48
Growth in hydraulic fracturing, the technique of extracting oil or gas from hard rock, has shortened the learning curve for the geothermal industry.

Why Do Americans Stink at Math?

NY Times Science - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 02:00
The Common Core should finally improve math education. The problem is that no one has taught the teachers how to teach it.

Two rare Amur leopards born at zoo

BBC Science - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 01:55
A pair of Amur leopards, which zookeepers say are on the brink of extinction, are born at Leicestershire's Twycross Zoo.

Giant python gets a health check

BBC Science - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 01:35
Enormous reticulated python gets annual check-up

Quarantine over China plague death

BBC Science - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 23:47
Part of a city in north-west China is sealed off and dozens of people placed in quarantine after a man died of bubonic plague, state media say.

Do butterfly wing patterns really mimic predator eyes?

BBC Science - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 21:32
Do butterfly wing patterns really mimic predator eyes?

Row over 'bonkers' EU energy plan

BBC Science - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 20:28
European spat over energy savings target

Henry Hartsfield Jr. Is Dead at 80; Flew, With Fortune, on 3 Shuttles

NY Times Science - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 19:21
Mr. Hartsfield, who logged 483 hours in space, flew on the Columbia and the Challenger before they met disaster.






An Exaltation of Moths, Much-Maligned Kin of the Butterfly

NY Times Science - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 18:52
Enthusiasts gathered in the Meadowlands around black-lighted sheets on Monday as part of National Moth Week.






U.S. Military Is Scrutinized Over Trash Burning in Afghanistan

NY Times Science - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 18:50
The United States military spent millions on garbage incinerators in Afghanistan, but they went unused in favor of open burn pits, a report from a watchdog agency said.






Dream Cars: Innovative Design, Visionary Ideas

BBC Science - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 18:14
Models and concepts by famous car manufacturers

Washington Mudslide Report Cites Rain, but Doesn’t Give Cause or Assign Blame

NY Times Science - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 16:42
Scientists said that record-setting rains in the weeks before the landslide that killed 43 people in March in Oso, Wash., had clearly played a role, and, possibly, logging.






VIDEO: Giant python gets a health check

BBC Science - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 10:13
A team at Chester Zoo has given a check-up, including heart ultrasound scan to its giant reticulated python, named JF.

Study Adds to Worries Over Use of Hysterectomy Procedure That May Spread Cancer

NY Times Science - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 08:27
A study suggests that cutting uterine tissue into pieces before removal can inadvertently spread cancer cells, since undetected tumors in women having hysterectomies are more common than thought.
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