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World Briefing: Mali: New Ebola Case Is Confirmed as Response to First Was Wrapping Up

NY Times Science - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 16:55
Mali, which was just coming to the end of 21-day quarantines for 108 people linked to its first Ebola case, now has a second, the government announced Tuesday.

Op-Ed Contributor: Wobbling on Climate Change

NY Times Science - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 16:51
The science of global warming is too important to trivialize.

U.N. Seeks a More Nimble Response to Ebola in Africa

NY Times Science - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 16:39
The organization has struggled to keep up with the spread and decline of the disease in specific localities.

VIDEO: Medical bike couriers battle HIV

BBC Science - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 16:23
Meet the medical motorbike couriers battling infant HIV in Malawi

Plenty of Hugs as Craig Spencer, Recovered New York Ebola Patient, Goes Home

NY Times Science - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 14:51
Dr. Craig Spencer, who tested positive for Ebola after treating patients in Guinea, was released from Bellevue Hospital Center, and doctors said he posed no danger to the public.






Landing on a Comet: Inside Rosetta Orbiter’s Philae Landing Mission

NY Times Science - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 14:40
Joel W. Parker, a planetary scientist at the Southwest Research Institute, answers questions about putting a 220-pound lander on a comet.






In Quick Response, Mali Thwarts an Ebola Outbreak

NY Times Science - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 13:41
In tracing the travel of a 2-year-old girl and her family from Guinea and quarantining 108 people, Malian officials believe they have limited the outbreak in the country to one person.






Africa Cup Disrupted by Ebola Concerns

NY Times Science - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 10:40
Because it sought to delay the championship, fearing a spread of Ebola, Morocco was barred from the 2015 Cup, another disruption to soccer related to the outbreak.

Dot Earth Blog: ‘Song From the Forest’ Charts a Musicologist’s Love Affair With Pygmy Music and Culture

NY Times Science - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 09:36
A mesmerizing film explores how pygmy music lured an American to the Congo and pygmy culture held him there.






Dot Earth Blog: How ‘Solution Aversion’ and Global Warming Prescriptions Polarize the Climate Debate

NY Times Science - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 09:02
A tendency of climate campaigners to bundle science and preferred solutions runs up against “solution aversion,” a study finds






With Persistence and Phone Calls, Defending Against Ebola in New York

NY Times Science - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 08:53
The health department is monitoring almost 300 people, including those involved in Dr. Craig Spencer’s care and recent arrivals to New York City from African countries hit hardest by the virus.

Mind-controlled gene switch made

BBC Science - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 08:15
A study shows that human brainwaves can wirelessly activate light-sensitive genes implanted in mice.

Six Scots wildcat areas identified

BBC Science - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 08:10
Six priority areas for Scottish wildcat conservation are identified following research commissioned by Scottish Natural Heritage.

Google to lease former Nasa airfield

BBC Science - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 05:28
Google is to pay over £1bn to rent an airfield but little is known about what it plans to do there.

VIDEO: How Philae probe will land on comet

BBC Science - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 04:36
David Shukman explains how craft landed on a comet

Fossil fuel promises 'being broken'

BBC Science - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 21:46
World governments are breaking promises to phase out subsidies for fossil fuels, a report by the Overseas Development Institute says.

Ant and Dec asked to end 'animal abuse'

BBC Science - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 19:20
Springwatch host Chris Packham writes an open letter to Ant and Dec imploring them to end "abuse of animals" in I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!

Washington Memo: Republicans Vow to Fight E.P.A. and Approve Keystone Pipeline

NY Times Science - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 18:17
Republicans aim to use their new powers to subvert regulations aimed at curbing carbon pollution. They also see greater leverage in pushing President Obama to approve the Keystone XL pipeline.






National Briefing | New England: Massachusetts: New Limits Are Placed on Cod Fishing in the Atlantic

NY Times Science - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 17:16
Federal regulators on Monday restricted commercial fishing for Atlantic cod in the Gulf of Maine.

Medicare Proposes Paying for Lung Cancer Screenings for Older Longtime Smokers

NY Times Science - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 16:55
A draft decision by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services would extend coverage for CT scans to Medicare beneficiaries who smoked at least a pack a day for 30 years or the equivalent.






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