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Global Health: Research Finds a Reason Leprosy Has Persisted

NY Times Science - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 07:01
The bacteria that causes the disease can survive for months in amoebae that are common even in human eyes and noses, Colorado State scientists found.

Safety Strategies: Fatal Accidents as a Global Health Crisis

NY Times Science - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 04:00
A worldwide study that tracked accidental deaths shows countries where they can improve relative to their peers.

Observatory: Fossils Expand the Menagerie of Jurassic Mammals

NY Times Science - Sun, 02/15/2015 - 23:27
New discoveries point to a tree climber and a superb digger that lived between 145 million and 200 million years ago.

Satellites track snail disease risk

BBC Science - Sun, 02/15/2015 - 21:07
Scientists are monitoring snail habitats from space in a bid to combat the spread of the parasitic disease schistosomiasis in Africa.

C.I.A. Is Said to Have Bought and Destroyed Iraqi Chemical Weapons

NY Times Science - Sun, 02/15/2015 - 18:24
The purchase plan, which began in 2005 and involved a secretive seller, yielded at least 400 warheads, some containing the nerve agent sarin, officials said.

Hoping Google’s Lab Is a Rainmaker

NY Times Science - Sun, 02/15/2015 - 17:09
After patiently abiding a steep increase in research and development spending, Wall Street is starting to wonder when — and if — Google’s science projects will pay off.

VIDEO: Cern gears up to discover new particle

BBC Science - Sun, 02/15/2015 - 10:10
A senior researcher at the Large Hadron Collider says a new particle could be detected this year that is even more exciting than the Higgs boson.

Dot Earth Blog: London, L.A., Beijing, Delhi, Nairobi… Is Smog an Inevitable Urban Growing Pain?

NY Times Science - Sun, 02/15/2015 - 06:46
Does the urban climb from developing to developed economies have to be smoggy? So far, yes.

VIDEO: 'Hopes are high' to save NZ whales

BBC Science - Sun, 02/15/2015 - 05:17
Hopes are high that over 60 stranded pilot whales have survived after they were refloated by whale conservation workers and volunteers.

VIDEO: Videos of 1,500 beating human hearts

BBC Science - Sun, 02/15/2015 - 01:33
Researchers in London are storing digital videos of the beating hearts of more than 1,500 people, along with their genetic data.

Collider hopes for a 'super' restart

BBC Science - Sat, 02/14/2015 - 20:18
When Large Hadron Collider fires up again after its upgrade, scientists will be hoping to find a new particle they say could "rock the world".

Doctors store 1,600 hearts for study

BBC Science - Sat, 02/14/2015 - 20:10
Doctors have stored more than one and a half thousand beating human hearts in digital form on a computer.

'Next Pinatubo' a test of geoengineering

BBC Science - Sat, 02/14/2015 - 18:22
Scientists who study geoengineering say Earth's next major volcanic eruption will be a good test of whether the intervention technique might help mitigate global warming.

Delhi Wakes Up to an Air Pollution Problem It Cannot Ignore

NY Times Science - Sat, 02/14/2015 - 16:21
While Beijing’s air quality has generated more headlines worldwide, scientists say New Delhi’s air is often significantly worse, but only now are residents turning to surgical masks and air purifiers.

Bills in Washington State Seek to End Use of Coal

NY Times Science - Sat, 02/14/2015 - 15:14
New measures could lead to the shutdown of a large coal-fired power plant in eastern Montana that provides power to a chunk of the Pacific Northwest, which would have implications for state economy.

Applied Science: Let It Snow. There’s Work to Be Done.

NY Times Science - Sat, 02/14/2015 - 10:12
A new study found that when it rains or snows, employees performing menial tasks work more rapidly and accurately.

Camera seeks dark energy clues

BBC Science - Sat, 02/14/2015 - 07:33
California scientists have given details of a telescope camera they are assembling to study "dark energy".

VIDEO: UK leaders unite on climate change

BBC Science - Sat, 02/14/2015 - 00:02
The UK's political leaders have pledged to work together to combat climate change, whatever the election result.

Synthetic vaccine sought for polio

BBC Science - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 23:42
An international team of scientists is to try to develop a wholly artificial vaccine to finally eradicate polio.

Drone to scan for ancient Amazonia

BBC Science - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 19:49
Scientists are to scan the Amazon forest with a drone-mounted laser to look for evidence of occupation by ancient civilisations.
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