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Dot Earth Blog: Can Peru Control the Murderous Resource Rush on its Forest Frontiers?

NY Times Science - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 09:06
A fresh push builds for Peru to bring law and order to its violent Amazon forest frontier.

With Ebola’s Arrival at Nebraska Center, It’s No Longer a Drill

NY Times Science - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 06:55
With the arrival of two Ebola patients in the last six weeks, the Nebraska Biocontainment Patient Care Unit is at the forefront of the nation’s response to the disease.

Dot Earth Blog: Nobel Peace Prize Awarded to Defenders of Children’s Rights

NY Times Science - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 06:44
Two campaigners for children’s rights are awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

'Love drug' key to sexual behaviour

BBC Science - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 01:30
A small group of neurons that respond to the hormone oxytocin are key to controlling sexual behaviour in mice, a team finds.

Robot learns how snakes climb dunes

BBC Science - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 01:21
US researchers discover how sidewinders climb sand dunes by studying their motion in the lab and copying it with a robot.

'Sadness and desperation - resilience and bravery'

BBC Science - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 23:27
BBC's Tulip Mazumdar visits Ebola-stricken Sierra Leone

Finding Clues in Genes of ‘Exceptional Responders’

NY Times Science - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 20:04
Some people respond to drug treatments much better than others. Now researchers are studying “exceptional responders” in an attempt to help all patients.

Spain, Amid Protests, Destroys Dog of Ebola-Infected Nurse

NY Times Science - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 19:08
Health authorities were concerned that the dog might have been infected and could have spread the disease, but the science surrounding the issue is unresolved.

The Ebola Ward: Heart-Rending Test in Ebola Zone: A Baby

NY Times Science - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 19:03
In a country devastated by a terrible disease, what to do when the task is caring for an hours-old baby whose mother might have died of Ebola?

Assurances Are Given and a Deputy Goes Home, but Ebola Fears Persist

NY Times Science - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 18:06
In Dallas, news of a possible second patient, who has since tested negative for the virus, increased concern.

West Africans Make Plea for Long List of Ebola Needs

NY Times Science - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 17:45
The presidents of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the nations most affected by the Ebola outbreak, made their case at a meeting of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund in Washington.

Britain to Screen for Ebola Amid Possible New Cases in Europe

NY Times Science - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 17:08
Britain said it would introduce measures at airports and rail terminals to screen passengers from affected countries as concerns over Ebola grew in Europe.

Ebola challenge 'biggest since Aids'

BBC Science - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 13:26
The public health challenge posed by the Ebola outbreak is unlike anything since the emergence of HIV/Aids, a top US medical official says.

Farmers Gain Weapon Against Devastating Pig Virus

NY Times Science - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 12:58
Two vaccines have been approved and a third may be on the way to fight the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, which is especially devastating to piglets.

Observatory: Other Solar Systems Don’t Play by Our Rules

NY Times Science - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 12:56
Large planets with surprisingly sharp orbital angles can exert gravitational forces on other planets, a new study reported.

ScienceTake: Secrets of the Sidewinder

NY Times Science - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 11:00
It turns out there are a lot of things a snake with a certain slither can show us about climbing sandy surfaces.

Condition of Spanish Nurse With Ebola Worsens, Officials Say

NY Times Science - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 10:31
The deterioration came as the authorities announced that one more health care worker had been quarantined, in addition to three others who were isolated overnight.

Antikythera wreck's new treasures

BBC Science - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 09:39
An international expedition says it has found further, remarkable finds at the site of the famous Antikythera shipwreck.

Dot Earth Blog: The Long Bright Path to the Nobel Prize for LED Lighting

NY Times Science - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 09:33
A Nobel Prize for the breakthrough behind the LED light bulb honors a long lineage of inquiry.

Fossils from 'oldest Parisian'

BBC Science - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 07:23
Scientists unearthed rare, ancient human remains in silts close to the River Seine in France.
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