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Riding High, Biotech Firms Remain Wary

NY Times Science - Sun, 01/18/2015 - 17:11
Soaring stock prices and major advances in fighting diseases have some saying the industry has turned a corner and others watching for a bursting bubble.






'Designer baby debate should start'

BBC Science - Sun, 01/18/2015 - 16:47
Rapid progress in genetics is making "designer babies" more likely and society needs to be prepared, leading scientists have told the BBC.

VIDEO: Video of SpaceX rocket crash landing

BBC Science - Sun, 01/18/2015 - 14:09
The inventor and entrepreneur Elon Musk has shared video footage of the moment his SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket crashed into a floating sea platform.

Applied Science: In Charge, and Sounding the Part

NY Times Science - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 11:53
The more powerful you are, the more your voice reflects it, research suggests.

Economic View: Helping the Poor in Education: The Power of a Simple Nudge

NY Times Science - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 08:48
Researchers have found that something as small as text message reminders can help children born into poor families close the gap with richer students.

VIDEO: Seals' night 'secrets' revealed

BBC Science - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 04:43
Thermal imaging filming techniques by BBC Winterwatch have revealed the nocturnal behaviour of England's largest seal colony.

VIDEO: Scientists prepare for sub-Antarctic rat cull

BBC Science - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 01:26
British scientists are preparing for the world's biggest rat cull on a sub-Antarctic island.

Dot Earth Blog: Storm Warnings for Pope’s Climate Stop in the Philippines

NY Times Science - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 20:47
Pope Francis is using his Philippines visit to kick off a yearlong push for global action on global warming.






2014 Breaks Heat Record, Challenging Global Warming Skeptics

NY Times Science - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 20:00
Extreme land temperatures were accompanied by an unusually warm ocean surface virtually everywhere except around Antarctica, scientists reported.






Dorothy Thomas, the ‘Mother’ of Bone Marrow Transplants, Dies at 92

NY Times Science - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 19:14
She was a partner in the research into bone marrow transplants that won her husband a Nobel Prize.






Theater Review: ‘Constellations,’ With Jake Gyllenhaal and Ruth Wilson, Opens on Broadway

NY Times Science - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 18:21
“Constellations,” starring a perfectly matched Jake Gyllenhaal and Ruth Wilson, may be the most sophisticated date play Broadway has seen.






A Nurse Decides to Get Hands-On in the Ebola Zone

NY Times Science - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 17:40
While most accounts of American health workers have focused on the ones returning, Lindsey Hallen, an emergency room nurse in Manhattan, is heading to West Africa to fight an epidemic that has killed more than 8,000 people.

Rosetta will prompt image rethink

BBC Science - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 13:56
The way some images have been drip-fed from the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission at Comet 67P should prompt a rethink on data policies, the organisation's chief says.

SpaceX Founder Releases Photos of Rocket’s Crash Landing

NY Times Science - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 11:30
Elon Musk posted pictures of a Falcon 9 rocket exploding on a floating platform in the Atlantic Ocean.






Dot Earth Blog: A Closer Look at the Global Warming Trend, Record Hot 2014 and What’s Ahead

NY Times Science - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 11:26
Computer models range widely in assessing whether the record warmth of 2014 will be topped in 2015.






2014 confirmed as warmest on record

BBC Science - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 09:29
The 12 months of 2014 were the warmest on record, with global temperatures 0.68C (1.24F) above the long-term average, say US government scientists.

Mars Orbiter Spots Beagle 2, European Lander Missing Since 2003

NY Times Science - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 09:20
A NASA probe spotted the intact spacecraft, which had not been seen or heard from since its landing attempt and was presumed destroyed.






Repsol Abandons Oil and Gas Exploration Off Canary Islands

NY Times Science - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 06:32
After an initial survey, the Spanish company quit the project, for which it initially put the chances of finding oil for exploration at 15 to 20%.

VIDEO: The geese that fly over Mt Everest

BBC Science - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 04:20
A tracking study reveals the secrets of the Himalayan flight of the bar-headed goose, the world's highest bird migration.

Wind adds resilience to UK energy

BBC Science - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 03:00
Installing more wind turbines will make the UK's energy market more resilient to price shocks in the global fossil fuel markets, an independent report concludes.
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