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ScienceTake: A Frog That’s a Living, Breathing Pac-Man

NY Times Science - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:48
The South American horned frog has a powerful tongue with which it can pull in more than its body weight. The tongue’s structure intrigues scientists.






Potential comet landing sites chosen

BBC Science - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 07:41
Europe's Rosetta mission, which aims to put a robot on a comet in November, has identified five potential sites for the touchdown.

Losses From California Quake Could Top $1 Billion

NY Times Science - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 21:58
The magnitude-6.0 earthquake damaged buildings, knocked out power to thousands and injured scores of residents. It was the largest quake to strike the Bay Area since 1989, officials said.






Nevermore? Ravens Sighted in New York

NY Times Science - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 18:48
The birds, immortalized by Edgar Allan Poe in his poem “The Raven,” have been observed in recent months in Chelsea and Greenwich Village.

Methane Is Discovered Seeping From Seafloor Off East Coast, Scientists Say

NY Times Science - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 11:31
Scientists said the discovery, off the United States coast where the continental shelf meets the deeper Atlantic Ocean, was unexpected, but had been going on for at least 1,000 years.






Whole organ 'grown' in world first

BBC Science - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 10:07
A whole functional organ has been grown from scratch inside an animal for the first time, say researchers in Scotland.

Methane vents bubble up off US coast

BBC Science - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 10:04
Researchers say they have discovered more than 500 bubbling methane vents on the seafloor off the US east coast.

'Antarctic audit' for marine life

BBC Science - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 08:00
New atlas catalogues 9,000 Southern Ocean species

Iceland lowers aviation risk warning

BBC Science - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 06:48
Iceland lowers the warning level to aviation from the Bardarbunga volcano, but say an eruption "cannot be excluded".

VIDEO: First birthday for panda cub Bao Bao

BBC Science - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 00:49
The National Zoo in Washington DC has been celebrating panda cub Bao Bao's first birthday.

Warning over electrical brain stimulation

BBC Science - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 16:05
Warning over electrical brain stimulation

VIDEO: Iceland issues volcano red alert

BBC Science - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 15:26
Iceland issues a red alert to the aviation industry for the Bardarbunga volcano, meaning significant ash emissions are likely.

Iceland issues volcano red alert

BBC Science - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 14:59
Iceland closes part of its airspace after indications that an eruption has occurred under the country's biggest glacier, but airports remain open.

Those Who Serve Ebola Victims Soldier On

NY Times Science - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 10:20
In the battle against Ebola, the front line is stitched together not only by doctors and nurses, but also by janitors, drivers and body handlers whose work puts their lives at risk.






Galileo satellites on wrong orbit

BBC Science - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 01:56
The European Space Agency says the latest two satellites for Europe's version of the US GPS sat-nav system have not gone into the correct orbit.

MH370 search faces tough next phase

BBC Science - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 00:01
The next part of the hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet MH370 will be very challenging in places, sea-floor mapping data suggests.

Two New Cases of Ebola Stem From Secondhand Contact

NY Times Science - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 18:12
Although the cases in Nigeria involve the spouses of health workers who had cared for the Liberian-American who carried the virus, the country says its containment strategy is working.






Urban areas are hives for wild bees

BBC Science - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 16:31
A study finds a "considerable richness" of bee species in urban habitats, suggesting cities could help maintain healthy populations of the vital pollinators.

Dot Earth Blog: A Small Island Takes a Big Step on Ocean Conservation

NY Times Science - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:23
On the tiny Caribbean island of Barbuda, fishing communities and biologists craft a marine conservation plan.






Why We’re Not Driving the Friendly Skies

NY Times Science - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:31
The dream of creating a flying car has reduced many would-be inventors to despair as they grasped the immensity of the engineering and design challenges of the divergent natures of airplanes and cars.
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