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The hunters breaking an Ebola ban on bushmeat

BBC Science - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 01:07
Meet the hunters ignoring the Ebola bushmeat ban

Seminal geology map rediscovered

BBC Science - Sun, 03/22/2015 - 21:16
One of William Smith's original 1815 geological maps of England, Wales and part of Scotland is re-discovered in time to celebrate the 200th anniversary of its making.

With Expansion of Medicaid, Some States Are Identifying More New Diabetes Cases

NY Times Science - Sun, 03/22/2015 - 21:01
A new study suggests that because of the Affordable Care Act, the disease is being diagnosed earlier in poor Americans.

The beast of the Danube

BBC Science - Sun, 03/22/2015 - 18:46
The fish that can grow as big as a man and live for 30 years

Retro Report: Stigma Around Physician-Assisted Dying Lingers

NY Times Science - Sun, 03/22/2015 - 18:25
Five states, in various forms, countenance doctor-assisted dying. Others are considering it. But many people wonder if doctors should be able to help incurably ill patients end their lives.

One Year Later, Ebola Outbreak Offers Lessons for Next Epidemic

NY Times Science - Sun, 03/22/2015 - 18:21
While the disease has not been eliminated, aid groups take stock of what worked and didn’t, and continue to point fingers.

Dot Earth Blog: Riled Herpetologists Press Obama Administration to Protect America’s Salamanders from a Fungal Threat

NY Times Science - Sun, 03/22/2015 - 10:53
Amphibian experts get righteously riled about the slow-motion federal response to an extreme, and preventable, threat to American wildlife.

Climate change 'big threat to China'

BBC Science - Sun, 03/22/2015 - 04:10
Climate change could harm crop yields and the environment in China, says the country's top meteorologist, in a rare official admission.

Study Suggests That Hitters’ Production Dips After They Return From Concussions

NY Times Science - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 15:28
A study published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine indicates that position players in the majors who suffer concussions do not hit as effectively in their first weeks back after their injury.

'Water man of India' bags top prize

BBC Science - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 08:44
An Indian campaigner who brought water to 1,000 villages using ancient methods wins a prize known as the "Nobel Prize for water".

VIDEO: Orangutan rescued from chicken coop

BBC Science - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 07:32
Budi, a baby orangutan who was rescued after being kept for months in a chicken cage in West Borneo, has made a remarkable recovery.

Dot Earth Blog: By Land and Sea, Curaçao Seeks to Sustain Its Coral Bounty

NY Times Science - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 21:02
Young filmmakers examine efforts on Curaçao to sustain the island’s coral bounty while enhancing its economy.

LHC restart 'not before Wednesday'

BBC Science - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 20:07
The second run of the Large Hadron Collider is set to ramp up this week but beams will not go 'full circle' before Wednesday, say scientists at Cern.

Academics to draw up fossil fuel plan

BBC Science - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 20:06
Climate scientists at leading universities are joining forces to discuss the basis for a set of principles governing investment in fossil fuels.

Liberia Reports First Ebola Case in Weeks

NY Times Science - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 19:05
Confirmation that a patient tested positive deflated hope that Liberia was now free of the Ebola virus.

W.H.O. Report Links Ingredient in Roundup to Cancer

NY Times Science - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 17:04
The conclusion, by the group’s International Agency for Research on Cancer, was vigorously disputed by the herbicide’s maker, Monsanto.

Breast Milk Becomes a Commodity, With Mothers Caught Up in Debate

NY Times Science - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 16:54
Researchers say the milk is brimming with potential therapeutic agents, for babies and also possibly adults.

Gene-Altered Apples and Potatoes Are Safe, F.D.A. Says

NY Times Science - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 10:50
The Food and Drug Administration said that genetically engineered nonbrowning apples and bruise-resistant potatoes were as safe and nutritious as their conventional counterparts.

Rosetta's comet is spinning down

BBC Science - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 09:16
The comet being observed by Europe's Rosetta satellite is very gradually spinning down, most probably because its jets of gas and dust are acting like braking thrusters.

Europeans (Carefully) Gaze Upward for Glimpse of the Solar Eclipse

NY Times Science - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 09:12
As officials warned of possible power failures and encouraged people to view the phenomenon only through special glasses, excitement grew for the rare celestial event.
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