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Lunar eclipse to meet 'supermoon'

BBC Science - Fri, 09/25/2015 - 07:26
The Moon will turn a rusty hue on Monday and may seem larger in the sky, say astronomers.

VIDEO: Drax abandons carbon reduction plans

BBC Science - Fri, 09/25/2015 - 06:51
Energy company Drax has abandoned plans to introduce new technology to cut carbon dioxide emissions at the biggest coal-fired power station in the UK.

The New Old Age: Near the End, It’s Best to Be ‘Friended’

NY Times Science - Fri, 09/25/2015 - 06:11
Older patients without anyone to make medical decisions on their behalf are described as unbefriended. In a crisis, there is no one to speak for them.

North Sea cod put back on the menu

BBC Science - Fri, 09/25/2015 - 03:52
North Sea cod is taken off the Marine Conservation Society's list of fish to avoid eating, although it should be only an "occasional treat", it says.

Pluto shows off its 'dragon scales'

BBC Science - Fri, 09/25/2015 - 02:50
A great swathe of Pluto that features a strange rippling terrain is perhaps the highlight of the latest image release from the New Horizons mission.

Drax pulls out of carbon capture scheme

BBC Science - Fri, 09/25/2015 - 02:34
Energy company Drax has pulled out of a £1bn carbon capture project because of the government's decision to reduce subsidies for renewable energy.

Naledi fossil prints come to London

BBC Science - Fri, 09/25/2015 - 01:46
Visitors to London's Natural History Museum are being given the opportunity to see 3D prints of the sensational new Homo naledi fossils.

Concern over hidden diesel pollutant

BBC Science - Thu, 09/24/2015 - 23:45
Atmospheric levels of a little known by-product from diesel engines are up 70 times higher than expected according to a study.

Climate fears for Africa's farmers

BBC Science - Thu, 09/24/2015 - 19:54
A lack of investment will hamper efforts to ensure Africa's farmers can feed future generations in the face of a changing climate, a report warns.

Genetic clue to breast cancer relapses

BBC Science - Thu, 09/24/2015 - 17:47
Scientists say they have discovered a genetic clue to why some breast cancers relapse, which could lead to better treatment.

Body's 'chemical calendar' discovered

BBC Science - Thu, 09/24/2015 - 17:34
The way the body can track the passing of the seasons in a "chemical calendar" has been discovered by scientists.

China to Announce Cap-and-Trade Program to Limit Emissions

NY Times Science - Thu, 09/24/2015 - 17:00
China will announce a landmark commitment on Friday to limit and put a price on greenhouse gas emissions, a substantial step by the world’s largest polluter.

Who owns outer space?

BBC Science - Thu, 09/24/2015 - 16:29
As the commercial era accelerates, who owns outer space?

Arctic's wakeful winter revealed

BBC Science - Thu, 09/24/2015 - 13:43
Over three winters in the waters of a Svalbard fjord, scientists have catalogued surprisingly high levels of animal activity during the long polar night.

VIDEO: Polar ocean 'teeming with nightlife'

BBC Science - Thu, 09/24/2015 - 12:17
Scientists report surprisingly high levels of animal activity in the Arctic ocean during the long, dark polar winter.

VIDEO: Astronaut news briefing ahead of trip to ISS

BBC Science - Thu, 09/24/2015 - 11:39
US Nasa astronaut Tim Kopra, British ESA astronaut Tim Peake, and Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko hold a news briefing

Study: Global Warming, Evolution Are Clipping Bees' Tongues

NY Times Science - Thu, 09/24/2015 - 11:05
Global warming and evolution are reshaping the bodies of some American bumblebees, a new study finds.

1,000mph Bloodhound car unveiled

BBC Science - Thu, 09/24/2015 - 10:27
The design team behind the Bloodhound Super-Sonic Car put its near-complete vehicle on show in London, ahead of an assault on the world land speed record next year.

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: ‘A Watchful Eye on Farm Families’ Health’

NY Times Science - Thu, 09/24/2015 - 06:10
A study in Salinas Valley documents how exposure to pesticides in the farming community can have adverse health effects.

Uni team probes 9,000-year-old skull

BBC Science - Thu, 09/24/2015 - 05:38
Dundee University scientists are called in to help investigate a decapitation in Brazil which took place 9,000 years ago.
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