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Chris Lintott: Elation and woe of comet landing

BBC Science - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 08:15
Dr Chris Lintott's take on ups and downs of comet landing

Electrical Scalp Device Can Slow Progression of Deadly Brain Tumors

NY Times Science - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 05:47
An electrical device glued to the scalp can slow cancer growth and prolong survival in people with the deadliest type of brain tumor, glioblastoma, researchers have found.






Philae comet lander loses power

BBC Science - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 01:47
The Philae comet lander finally loses power and drops into standby mode, but is able to send back a crucial batch of scientific data just in time.

Spacecraft on Comet Drills for Data as Its Power Fades

NY Times Science - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 19:44
The Philae lander performed two tricky maneuvers on Friday: drilling into the comet’s rocky surface and rotating itself to try to catch more sunlight to recharge its batteries.






One Drug or 2? Parents See Risk but Also Hope

NY Times Science - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 18:33
A steadily rising number of parents face a wrenching choice about whether to add antipsychotic drugs like Risperdal to stimulants like Adderall to treat children for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.






Op-Ed Contributors: Stopping the Next Amphibian Apocalypse

NY Times Science - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 17:12
We have a chance to prevent a fungus from killing salamanders.






Philae Probe Drills Into Comet, Turns Toward Light

NY Times Science - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 16:06
The spacecraft that landed on a comet performed two tricky maneuvers Friday, by drilling into the rocky surface and rotating itself to catch more sunlight.






Gray Matter: Is Quantum Entanglement Real?

NY Times Science - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 13:36
Einstein thought not. But experiments suggest so.

French Authorities Hunt What May Be a Wildcat Near Disneyland

NY Times Science - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 12:28
A large animal on the loose on the outskirts of Paris is not a tiger but another species of feline, news agencies reported.

Dot Earth Blog: An #AskDrH Question on Energy Science for Obama’s Science Team

NY Times Science - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 09:53
I ask President Obama’s science adviser how the president plans to work with Republicans to renew American energy research.






VIDEO: Comet scientist's apology for shirt

BBC Science - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 09:16
One of the scientists involved in the Philae lander mission apologises for any offence caused over a shirt he wore earlier in the week.

U.S. to Give $3 Billion to Climate Fund to Help Poor Nations, and Spur Rich Ones

NY Times Science - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 06:15
The pledge, on the heels of an announcement that the United States and China will commit to curbing greenhouse gas emissions, is expected at the Group of 20 summit meeting this weekend.

Future of comet lander 'uncertain'

BBC Science - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 05:39
The Philae lander has attempted to drill into the surface of Comet 67P, amid fears that its battery may die in hours.

AUDIO: European science 'at a peak'

BBC Science - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 04:06
Sir Chris Llewellyn Smith and Dr Jean-Claude Worms debate the reasons behind the success of scientific work in Europe.

'Time for risks' with comet lander

BBC Science - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 02:55
Scientists working on Philae comet lander say it is time to take more risks with the probe, amid fears its battery might die within hours.

Hopes rise beavers could stay free

BBC Science - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 23:37
Campaigners hope beavers living on an English river could be allowed to remain in the wild if free of disease.

National Briefing | Plains: Nebraska: Center to Treat Ebola Patient

NY Times Science - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 21:35
An Ebola patient in Sierra Leone will be transported to a hospital on Saturday if he is healthy enough to make the trip, hospital officials said.






Pentagon Studies Reveal Major Nuclear Problems

NY Times Science - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 19:55
The Pentagon will spend billions on emergency fixes to its nuclear weapons infrastructure, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will announce Friday, after two studies found “systemic problems.”






Comet Landing Bumpier Than Initially Thought

NY Times Science - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 18:16
The European Space Agency lander is sitting in a skewed position on the comet’s surface, compromising some aspects of the $1.75 billion Rosetta mission.






Rabies risk from puppy smuggling

BBC Science - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 17:50
An increasing number of dogs are being transported to the UK from eastern Europe, risking an outbreak of rabies, a charity is warning.
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