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Nonemployed: As Robots Grow Smarter, American Workers Struggle to Keep Up

NY Times Science - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 12:59
Concern about technology — the printing press, the steam engine or the computer — supplanting humans is not new. But this time may be different.

Q&A: Ironclad Results

NY Times Science - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 12:51
The amount of iron that might leach into food from cookware is highly variable, and may be beneficial.






Peat is Amazon's carbon superstore

BBC Science - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 10:59
Satellite data reveals that the most dense stores of carbon in Amazonia is not above ground in trees but below ground in peatlands.

Observatory: Replicating the Sensitive Sides of Spiders’ Legs

NY Times Science - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 10:22
Researchers from South Korea have developed a highly acute sensor based on an organ found in the legs of many spiders.






Best Selling Science Books

NY Times Science - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 10:02
Titles, fundamentally based on the sciences, as selected by the science editors from all adult nonfiction books reported to The New York Times for the month.

Denmark lays claim to North Pole

BBC Science - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 09:50
Denmark makes a claim to the UN, arguing the area around the North Pole is linked to the continental shelf of Greenland, its autonomous territory.

By Degrees: 3.6 Degrees of Uncertainty

NY Times Science - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 09:40
Science and observation have raised questions of whether the limit of a two-degrees Celsius temperature increase, a basis of climate negotiations, is stringent enough.






By Degrees: Is a Two-Degree Limit on Global Warming Off Target?

NY Times Science - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 09:34
Science and observation have raised questions of whether the limit of a two-degrees Celsius temperature increase, a basis of climate negotiations, is stringent enough.






ScienceTake: In Video of Burning Match, the Eye Meets More

NY Times Science - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 08:06
Three Stanford researchers, using so-called schlieren imaging, demonstrate the complexities of what seems like an ordinary thing.






Rare northern white rhino dies in US

BBC Science - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 07:28
A male northern white rhinoceros named Angalifu has died at the San Diego Zoo in California, leaving only five of the species in the entire world.

Booming bitterns show big bird boost

BBC Science - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 02:20
Somerset is home to England's largest bittern population, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds says.

Arctic sea ice volume holds up

BBC Science - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 19:05
Two cool summers in a row have now allowed the pack ice in the Arctic to increase and then hold on to a good deal of its volume.

Alcatraz escapees 'may have survived'

BBC Science - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 19:02
Three prisoners who escaped from the US island prison Alcatraz in 1962 may have made it to land alive, a new study suggests.

Architects of C.I.A. Interrogation Drew on Psychology to Induce ‘Helplessness’

NY Times Science - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 18:44
Two military psychologists used a dog experiment as the basis for interrogations designed to eliminate detainees’ “sense of control and predictability,” the Senate report said.






Dot Earth Blog: At Climate Talks in Lima, Not ‘Same as it Ever Was’?

NY Times Science - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 18:19
An environmental journalist says the Lima summit mainly shows how climate diplomacy is racing to catch up with energy progress on the ground.






Waters Warm, and Cod Catch Ebbs in Maine

NY Times Science - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 17:44
The Gulf of Maine’s waters are warming — faster than almost any ocean waters on earth, scientists say — and fish are voting with their fins for cooler places to live.

Capturing Carbon as a Byproduct of Running a Fuel Cell

NY Times Science - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 17:00
An experimental fuel cell uses a process in which one stage emits carbon dioxide and another stage absorbs it.

Climate deal heralds historic shift

BBC Science - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 14:26
How a historic divide was finally breached in Lima

Deal reached at UN climate talks

BBC Science - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 12:32
UN member states reach agreement on how countries should tackle climate change, after differences cause talks to overrun by two days.

VIDEO: Thousands of nesting penguins gather

BBC Science - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 11:08
Tens of thousands of penguin couples gather in Antarctica for their nesting season.
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