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VIDEO: Do orangutans lie about their size?

BBC Science - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 03:36
Orangutans use their hands to alter their voices and make themselves sound bigger, say scientists.

Astronaut Peake tells of ISS mission

BBC Science - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 03:09
British astronaut Tim Peake tells School Reporters how beneficial work in space can be for those back on Earth.

Do orangutans lie about their size?

BBC Science - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 02:12
Orangutans use their hands to alter their voices and make themselves sound bigger, say scientists.

Ministers challenged over CO2 cuts

BBC Science - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 01:03
The UK government’s claim that the country leads the world in cuts of carbon emissions is challenged by researchers at Leeds University.

Wet wipe litter on beaches 'up 50%'

BBC Science - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 19:28
The number of used wet wipes littering beaches in the UK has increased by 50% in the last year, a survey of 301 locations suggests.

World Briefing: Ebola Cases Increase in Guinea

NY Times Science - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 18:38
The World Health Organization said Wednesday that 95 new cases of Ebola had been confirmed in Guinea in the week that ended last Sunday, the highest weekly total for that country so far this year.

National Briefing | Mid-Atlantic: West Virginia: More Guilty Pleas for Polluting River

NY Times Science - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 18:13
Two former employees at Freedom Industries pleaded guilty to a pollution charge Wednesday in a chemical spill that fouled a tap water supply last year.

Is Titan submarine the most daring space mission yet?

BBC Science - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 17:00
Is this the most daring space mission yet?

Brain Swelling Tied to Deaths From Malaria

NY Times Science - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 14:20
The finding in a new study will not change medical practice immediately, but it may lead to improved treatments, researchers said.

'Northern lights' observed on Mars

BBC Science - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 14:16
A Nasa spacecraft orbiting the Red Planet detects a mysterious aurora that reaches deep into the Martian atmosphere.

Tidal lagoon 'negotiations open'

BBC Science - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 12:11
Negotiations are opening on a £1bn tidal lagoon scheme in Swansea as the chancellor gives his Budget speech in the House of Commons.

Study Reveals Genetic Path of Modern Britons

NY Times Science - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 11:17
Researchers found that the modern British population falls into 17 clusters that are all very similar but genetically distinguishable.

DNA study: Celts not a single group

BBC Science - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 11:00
A DNA study of Britons shows that, genetically, there is not a unique Celtic group of people in the UK.

VIDEO: Unusual Northern Lights head south

BBC Science - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 10:03
The Aurora Borealis, also known as the Northern Lights, have been creating a fabulous show across large parts of the Britain, and across the globe.

Ramakrishnan to lead Royal Society

BBC Science - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 08:56
Nobel-winning structural biologist Venki Ramakrishnan is elected to become the next president of the Royal Society.

Solar aeroplane crosses India

BBC Science - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 08:22
Solar Impulse, the solar-powered plane attempting to fly around the world, completes the first leg in a two-hop flight from India to Myanmar.

Europe drops asteroid sampling idea

BBC Science - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 07:02
Europe will not be mounting a sample-return mission to an asteroid, having rejected the MarcoPolo concept at the third time of asking.

Huge marine reserve for Pitcairn

BBC Science - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 06:50
The UK government is to establish the largest marine reserve in the world around the Pitcairn Islands in the Pacific.

Chernobyl: Containing the world's worst nuclear accident

BBC Science - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 03:21
Building the dome to encapsulate Chernobyl

Minden Journal: Louisiana Parish Fights Plan to Burn Tons of Propellant No One Wants

NY Times Science - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 02:00
Webster Parish residents and others said they would not shy from a confrontation if the authorities proceed with a plan to openly burn an abandoned stockpile of M6 propellant.
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