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Liberia 'faces huge Ebola surge'

BBC Science - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 13:40
Ebola is spreading exponentially in Liberia, with many thousands of new cases expected in next three weeks, the World Health Organization says.

Books: In 'Doctored,' Shortcomings of Health Care and Doctor

NY Times Science - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 10:55
Sandeep Jauhar tells the story of two midlife crises: the author’s own, and that of modern American medicine, now in about its fourth decade under managed care.






Science Bookshelf: Best Selling Science Books

NY Times Science - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 10:04
Titles, fundamentally based on the sciences, as selected by the science editors from all adult nonfiction books reported to The New York Times for the month.






ScienceTake: No Glass Ceiling for Worker Bees

NY Times Science - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 06:59
A study found that though an elite 20 percent of foragers did half of a hive’s foraging, once they were removed, other bees increased their activity.






Dot Earth Blog: A New Study Clarifies Treatment Needs for Water from Fracked Gas and Oil Wells

NY Times Science - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 06:01
A new analysis of water from fracked wells around the country clarifies treatment needs.






Food crop wild relatives endangered

BBC Science - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 05:14
Scientists from the University of Birmingham compile a database that identifies and maps the wild relatives of common food crops.

AUDIO: Meteorite strikes Nicaragua

BBC Science - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 04:15
A meteorite that landed near the Nicaraguan capital Managua on Sunday could have come from the 2014 RC asteroid which was passing the earth at the time, experts have said.

AUDIO: How much does the Earth weigh?

BBC Science - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 03:41
Scientists are exploring why it is so difficult at accurately measure the Newtonian constant of gravity.

Meteorite lands in Nicaragua capital

BBC Science - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 02:19
A small meteorite which may have broken off an asteroid caused a 12m-wide crater near Managua's international airport, Nicaraguan officials say.

Small Meteorite Hits Managua

NY Times Science - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 20:44
A predicted asteroid appears to have created the meteorite, which left a crater 16 feet deep.






Yale Fund Takes Aim at Climate Change

NY Times Science - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 19:00
Yale’s chief investment officer asked its money managers to talk with company managers about “the financial risks of climate change” and the implications of government policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.






Basics: The Moon Comes Around Again

NY Times Science - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 17:49
Some astronomers dislike the whole supermoon hoopla, but it shines a light on lunar studies, a vibrant enterprise that is yielding a wealth of insights and surprises.

House-sized asteroid flies by Earth

BBC Science - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 17:27
A 60ft asteroid is flying close to Earth but is not expected to pose any danger, US space agency Nasa says.

Airlines Take the Bump Out of Turbulence

NY Times Science - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 17:24
Stronger computing power, improved satellite and radar technology and more sophisticated scientific models give airlines a greater understanding of flying conditions.

Success of Apple’s iWatch May Rely on Health Care Partnerships

NY Times Science - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 16:53
Just as the iPod’s appeal relied in part on Apple’s music industry relationships, the future of its new wrist device may rest on courting health companies.

Sierra Leone to Impose 3-Day Ebola Quarantine

NY Times Science - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 13:06
Starting Sept. 19, citizens will not be allowed to leave their homes in a bid to prevent the disease from spreading and to allow health workers to identify cases in the early stages.

N.I.H. Lab Search Uncovers Forgotten Ricin

NY Times Science - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 08:56
The National Institutes of Health said on Friday that it had found a nearly century-old container of improperly stored ricin and other dangerous pathogens in one of its labs.






AUDIO: Scientists 'make telepathy breakthrough'

BBC Science - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 02:01
Research led by experts at Harvard University shows technology can be used to send a simple mental message from one person to another without any contact between the two.

VIDEO: Blue whale numbers bounce back

BBC Science - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 20:04
Researchers believe that California blue whales have recovered in numbers and the population has returned to sustainable levels.

World Briefing | Asia: Rare Outbreak of Dengue Fever in Japan

NY Times Science - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 19:14
Japan’s health minister on Friday urged the public not to panic after a popular park in central Tokyo was closed because of a rare outbreak of dengue fever.






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