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Killer frog disease hits Madagascar

BBC Science - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 06:21
A devastating disease that has wiped out amphibians around the world has been discovered in Madagascar, scientists report.

'Concern' over bugs in shop chicken

BBC Science - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 05:49
Concerns are growing about antibiotic resistance of bacteria carried by poultry, according to a new report.

Solar loses out in renewables auction

BBC Science - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 03:24
The results of the UK government's first auction for renewable energy subsidies are a boost for offshore wind, with solar the biggest loser.

MPs call for reform of GM crop rules

BBC Science - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 03:15
Europe's approval system for GM crops is "fundamentally flawed" and should be overhauled, say MPs.

VIDEO: Bionic eye will 'restore sight'

BBC Science - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 02:35
Scientists at a North East university are working to help "restore sight" to people who have lost their eyes.

VIDEO: An eco-system inside your home

BBC Science - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 00:48
The smart garden that fits inside your house and provides fresh healthy food

Dot Earth Blog: Farewell, Eugenie Clark, the Lady With the Sharks

NY Times Science - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 20:55
The passing of Eugenie Clark, a great communicator of all things piscivorous.






National Briefing | Health: Death Toll From C. Difficile Is Raised

NY Times Science - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 19:51
Clostridium difficile is estimated to have afflicted almost half a million Americans and caused 29,000 deaths in 2011, according to a new study.






After Deadly Infections, F.D.A. Asks Device Makers About Cleaning Methods

NY Times Science - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 19:15
Duodenoscopes are difficult to disinfect, and there is no expert consensus on the best way to do so now that standard methods have been called into question.






The Tangled Roots of English

NY Times Science - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 18:25
The precursor to many modern languages, including English, was probably spread by force, not farming.






World Briefing: India: Swine Flu Prompts City’s Caution

NY Times Science - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 18:15
A west Indian city has banned most public gatherings in an attempt to halt the spread of swine flu, which has claimed at least 926 lives nationwide in 11 weeks.

Shale Gas Project Encounters Determined Foes Deep in Algerian Sahara

NY Times Science - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 16:39
In Algeria, a country dependent on its oil and gas reserves, daily protests against a pilot shale gas project have turned into a national antifracking movement.






Doctor Who Survived Ebola Says He Was Unfairly Cast as a Hazard and a Hero

NY Times Science - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 16:34
In an essay in the New England Journal of Medicine, Dr. Craig Spencer, who was New York City’s first Ebola patient, took issue with how he was portrayed by politicians and the news media.






The man who invented the dinosaur

BBC Science - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 16:10
Remembering the man who invented the dinosaur

A Faster Way to Try Many Drugs on Many Cancers

NY Times Science - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 15:31
So-called basket studies, which group cancer patients in a new way, could revolutionize the path from the lab to F.D.A. approval and market success.

Well: A.D.H.D. Diagnosis Linked to Increased Risk of Dying Young

NY Times Science - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 15:30
A Danish study found that individuals with a diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder had twice the rate of premature death than those without the disorder.






Food Waste Is Becoming Serious Economic and Environmental Issue, Report Says

NY Times Science - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 15:17
A report released Wednesday shows that about 60 million metric tons of food is wasted a year in the United States, a problem that contributes to climate change and to the loss of natural resources like water and land.

Lawmakers Seek Information on Funding for Climate Change Critics

NY Times Science - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 15:11
After revelations about Willie Soon, an opponent of mainstream climate science, lawmakers begin inquiries into connections between funding and research






Researchers Warn on Anesthesia, Unsure of Risk to Children

NY Times Science - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 14:01
Experts said that parents and their doctors should consider how urgently surgery is required for children younger than 3 years.

Machine learns to play video games

BBC Science - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 10:00
A machine inspired by the human brain has learned how to play 49 classic Atari video games - a step towards self-thinking robots, scientists say.
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