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Monster shark 'kept whales in check'

BBC Science - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 08:23
The extinction of the biggest shark known to science may have triggered whales to grow to their current hefty sizes, a study suggests.

Farmland birds show rapid decline

BBC Science - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 07:39
Farmland birds are at their lowest levels since records began, according to government figures.

Deal expected on EU climate cuts

BBC Science - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 07:20
A plan to cut CO2 by 40% from 1990 levels is likely to be agreed by EU leaders despite the threat of a veto from Poland.

Dot Earth Blog: ‘Extreme Whether’ Explores the Climate Fight as a Family Feud

NY Times Science - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 05:52
A new play tries to engage audiences on global warming through a family feud over fossil fuels, dying frogs and melting ice.






Significant Bronze Age pottery find

BBC Science - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 01:55
A significant Bronze Age pottery find is made during an archaeological dig on the east side of Lewis, in Scotland.

9 in Connecticut Being Watched for Symptoms of Ebola

NY Times Science - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 23:55
Though they do not appear to be sick, nine people who may have been exposed to the virus have been told to stay at home and are being monitored by public health authorities.






Ebola Guidelines for Doctors’ Offices Are Called Vague and Vary by Region

NY Times Science - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 18:54
Often local officials and medical associations are left to develop their own policies on how doctors’ offices, walk-in clinics and blood-testing centers should handle possible Ebola cases.






Scientists Consider Repurposing Robots for Ebola

NY Times Science - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 18:39
A problem is that mobile robots now lack the human levels of dexterity required in medicine and health care.






U.S. Plans 21-Day Watch of Travelers From Ebola-Hit Nations

NY Times Science - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 17:54
Travelers from Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone must report their temperatures and any symptoms daily.






Search for world's smartest city

BBC Science - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 17:51
Different paths taken by Bristol and Glasgow

VIDEO: Chimps carry out night time raids

BBC Science - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 17:34
Wild chimps carry out night time crop raids, footage reveals, suggesting the animals are being pushed into more risky behaviour.

Chimps filmed in 'daring' food raids

BBC Science - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 17:33
Footage reveals wild chimps on night-time crop raids

Mystery of giant arm dinosaur solved

BBC Science - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 17:31
Two dinosaur skeletons have been unearthed in Mongolia, solving a mystery that has baffled palaeontologists for 50 years.

Op-Ed Columnist: How to Defeat Ebola

NY Times Science - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 17:27
To protect America from Ebola, we should ignore the hysteria and focus on stopping the outbreak at its source.

National Briefing | Science: A Partial Solar Eclipse

NY Times Science - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 17:05
A partial solar eclipse will be viewable across much of North America on Thursday as the new moon passes in front of the sun.

Photos capture beauty of Greenland

BBC Science - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 17:05
Australian photographer explores Greenland

Matter: Man’s Genome From 45,000 Years Ago Is Reconstructed

NY Times Science - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 15:11
The genetic material, extracted from a Siberian fossil, supported a hypothesis that early humans interbred with Neanderthals, and their interaction occurred between 50,000 and 60,000 years ago.






VIDEO: Battle over the Great Barrier Reef

BBC Science - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 13:23
Expanding coal mining operations along the Queensland coast could threaten Australia's treasured Great Barrier Reef.

DNA yields secrets of human pioneer

BBC Science - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:06
DNA analysis of a 45,000-year-old human has helped scientists pinpoint when our ancestors interbred with Neanderthals.

Gladiators were 'mostly vegetarian'

BBC Science - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 09:39
Roman gladiators had a diet that was mostly vegetarian, according to an analysis of bones from a graveyard where the fighters were buried.
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