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VIDEO: New dates rewrite Neanderthal story

BBC Science - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 15:53
The history of human evolution has been completely rewritten with the discovery that modern human beings and Neanderthals coexisted in Europe for much longer than previously thought.

Experimental Drug Used for Ebola-Related Virus Shows Promise

NY Times Science - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 11:04
Researchers said the experimental treatment kept monkeys alive in a study even after the Marburg virus was already detectable in the animals’ blood.






Spiders 'do better' in cities

BBC Science - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 11:00
Female orb-weaving spiders grow larger and have an increased ability to reproduce when living in urban areas, a new study shows.

Antarctic hides extreme ecosystem

BBC Science - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 10:58
An ecosystem thrives in the freezing Antarctic underbelly

Neanderthals in Europe Died Out Thousands of Years Sooner Than Some Thought, Study Says

NY Times Science - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 10:34
The finding, aided by advances in radiocarbon dating, sharply narrows the period in which Neanderthals and modern humans overlapped in Europe.






New dates rewrite Neanderthal story

BBC Science - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 10:20
A new study suggests that modern humans and Neanderthals co-existed in Europe 10 times longer than previously thought.

Matter: Tuberculosis Is Newer Than Thought, Study Says

NY Times Science - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 10:01
An analysis said that the disease originated in Africa less than 6,000 years ago, and that it was carried across the Atlantic by seals.






'Growth drives UK flooding problems'

BBC Science - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 07:54
Part of the UK's problem with flooding is self-imposed, according to new research.

Greenland ice sheet losses double

BBC Science - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 07:01
A new assessment from Europe's CryoSat spacecraft shows Greenland to be losing about 375 cu km of ice each year.

Life on Ebola front line

BBC Science - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 06:29
A doctor reports from the Ebola front line

Green Column: Cities’ Air Problems Only Get Worse With Climate Change

NY Times Science - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 02:43
Scientists predict that higher temperatures will speed up the creation of lung-damaging ozone in the world’s metropolises.

VIDEO: Aerials show flooded Arizona desert

BBC Science - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 01:59
Aerial pictures show flooding across the desert region of Phoenix, Arizona, following torrential storms.

In Liberia, a Child Thought to Have Ebola

NY Times Science - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 21:10
The 10-year-old boy, found without his family, was eventually transported to a hospital in Monrovia.






Can eating meat be eco-friendly?

BBC Science - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 19:51
Which is the best eco option - eating beef, chicken or mussels?

Tree-hugging snakes put safety first

BBC Science - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 16:32
For the first time, biologists measure the force applied by climbing snakes and find that they squeeze up to five times harder than necessary.

VIDEO: Could this man help save the world?

BBC Science - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 16:01
UK man keeps eye on dangerous asteroids

VIDEO: Hacker conference - behind the scenes

BBC Science - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 16:00
The man who can create traffic jams and other cyber-warriors

Relief Official Urges Groups to Step Up Ebola Efforts

NY Times Science - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 14:35
Dr. Joanne Liu, the president of Doctors Without Borders, called the outbreak in West Africa a “complete disaster” of a scale not yet known.






Well: Legal Marijuana for Parents, but Not Their Kids

NY Times Science - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 13:56
Educators say efforts to legalize marijuana have created new challenges as they work to teach teenagers about the unique risks that the drug poses to the developing brain.






Ebola Death Toll in West Africa Tops 1,200

NY Times Science - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 08:29
The latest figures from the World Health Organization showed that more than 80 people died of the illness between Aug. 14 and 16.






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