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Lions rediscovered in Ethiopia park

BBC Science - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 05:32
A previously unknown population of at least 100 lions is discovered by a wildlife charity in a remote park in north-western Ethiopia.

'Living fossil' breeding ends in triumph

BBC Science - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 05:25
A reptile believed to pre-date most species of dinosaur hatches at Chester Zoo after a 38-year wait by conservationists.

Q&A: Does a Crack in a Carrot Spell Ruin for the Root Vegetable?

NY Times Science - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 03:05
Growth cracks can originate during the growth period from uneven moisture. As to the safety of cracked carrots, common sense should be the rule.

ScienceTake: The Venus Flytrap, a Plant That Can Count

NY Times Science - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 03:00
By wiring up the insect-eating plant, scientists found that it counted the electrical impulses that came from trigger hairs on its leafy jaws.

Challenger and the misunderstanding of risk

BBC Science - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 00:11
How the misunderstanding of risk destroyed a shuttle

Do we need to wipe out clingons?

BBC Science - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 23:34
A bid is launched to uncover the secret life of clingy sea creatures.

New Plan to Treat Schizophrenia Is Worth Added Cost, Study Says

NY Times Science - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 21:01
A program that includes family counseling, among other forms of support, can yield an improved quality of life that makes the higher expenses worthwhile, researchers said.

The country that supplies eyes

BBC Science - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 16:13
The country that donates eyes to the rest of the world

Bloodhound Diary: How fast is your car?

BBC Science - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 15:49
The challenge of setting a mini land speed record

New Weapon to Fight Zika: The Mosquito

NY Times Science - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 09:12
Genetically engineered mosquitoes are among the cutting-edge weapons being tested against diseases, even as some experts say old-fashioned tools like DDT may be worth discussing.

Proton cancer therapy 'proves effective'

BBC Science - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 05:28
Proton beam cancer therapy - at the centre of an NHS controversy in 2014 - causes fewer side effects in children than conventional radiotherapy, research suggests.

Thousands join Big Garden Birdwatch

BBC Science - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 04:19
More than half a million people are expected to take part in an annual birdwatch this weekend and record species spotted in gardens and parks.

Lift-off for space laser network

BBC Science - Sat, 01/30/2016 - 02:53
Europe begins the roll out of a space data superhighway, which will allow faster delivery of satellite images of unfolding natural disasters.

Tears and Bewilderment in Brazilian City Facing Zika Crisis

NY Times Science - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 17:50
The Zika epidemic has spread much faster than science’s understanding of it.

Vaccine for Zika Virus May Be Years Away, Disease Experts Warn

NY Times Science - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 17:38
Not only are scientists still learning about Zika, but any vaccine must go through rigorous testing before it’s available to the public.

Dr. Herbert L. Abrams, Who Worked Against Nuclear War, Dies at 95

NY Times Science - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 16:37
Dr. Abrams, an expert in cardiovascular radiology, was a founder of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, which won a Nobel Peace Prize for its work.

The New Old Age: Study Finds Growing Reason to Be Wary of Some Reflux Drugs

NY Times Science - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 11:30
Proton pump inhibitor medications are among the most frequently prescribed in the country, but were not intended for long-term use.

Tim Peake asks for help in plant test

BBC Science - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 09:10
British astronaut Tim Peake asks schoolchildren to help him with one of his scientific experiments.

Matter: Tribes’ Win in Fight for La Jolla Bones Clouds Hopes for DNA Studies

NY Times Science - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 08:48
For years, the remains have been out of reach, the subject of a legal struggle that pitted 3 scientists against their own administration and the Kumeyaay.

Boosting yields 'can save wildlife'

BBC Science - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 07:58
Increasing crop yields could help meet the rising global demand for more food while sparing land to protect biodiversity, a study suggests.
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