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VIDEO: Robot films scene in Fukushima reactor

BBC Science - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 15:39
A small robot which filmed the first images inside the reactor of Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant, stopped working just three hours into its mission.

Easy Solution for Shrimpers and Smelt Alike

NY Times Science - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 14:11
In a surprisingly effective conservation measure, inexpensive LEDs keep threatened fish from shrimp trawling nets in Oregon.

Reactions: Letters to the Editor

NY Times Science - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 13:15
Readers respond to articles in Science Times.

Dark matter map yields first results

BBC Science - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 12:13
A huge effort to make a map of dark matter, the invisible stuff holding galaxies in place across the cosmos, releases its first batch of results.

Books: ‘Biophilia’ Celebrates Colorful Creatures, Icky and Otherwise

NY Times Science - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 12:09
With lush imagery, the photographer Christopher Marley reminds readers to embrace the natural world with all of their senses.

Observatory: Anatomy of a Terror Bird

NY Times Science - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 12:03
A well-preserved fossil in South America provides new details and clues that the bird could hear low-frequency sounds.

Q&A: A Moon’s Moon

NY Times Science - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 12:03
Is it possible for a moon to have a naturally occurring moon of its own?

The New Old Age: The Tangle of Coordinated Health Care

NY Times Science - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 12:01
The growing number of coordinators and managers at various levels leaves questions about who is mainly in charge.

Observatory: Juvenile Sea Turtles Are No Slackers

NY Times Science - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 10:34
Contrary to the notion that the young turtles merely drift with ocean currents, they work hard to find favorable habitats, a study found.

Evidence of liquid water on Mars

BBC Science - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 10:32
Nasa's Curiosity rover has found that water can exist as a liquid near the Martian surface.

Global Health: Egypt’s Avian Flu Surge Lacks an Explanation

NY Times Science - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 10:21
Cases of H5N1 have inexplicably increased, and a study of genetic sequences in victims shows some mutations that may make humans more susceptible.

A Project to Turn Corpses Into Compost

NY Times Science - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 09:55
Amid concerns about traditional practices, the Urban Death Project is attracting attention from environmental advocates and scientists.

Observatory: A Clam Cancer Outbreak, Spread by One Set of Cells

NY Times Science - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 09:15
In solving a mystery, scientists discovered cancer cells with the same DNA in clams from all over the East Coast, but with no DNA from the host.

In California, a Wet Era May Be Ending

NY Times Science - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 09:02
The state’s drought is by many measures the worst since record-keeping began, but scientists say that in the more ancient past California had droughts that lasted decades.

VIDEO: Japan's green pledge falls short

BBC Science - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 08:59
Japan is offering to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 20% by 2030 - falling short of its earlier Kyoto Agreement pledge.

Warmer seas 'may change fish menus'

BBC Science - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 08:02
Warming seas will push traditional fish and chips off the British menu, a study suggests.

Dwarf Ceres captured in colour

BBC Science - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 07:11
The US space agency's Dawn mission to Ceres has released its first colour map of the dwarf planet.

UK university leaders lobby Brussels

BBC Science - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 02:59
More than 50 UK university leaders will travel to Brussels on Monday to lobby European policymakers against possible cuts to research funding.

Hooking a Slippery Prize Where the Klamath River Meets the Pacific

NY Times Science - Sun, 04/12/2015 - 20:07
Pacific lampreys, which are similar to eels, are a traditional food source and piscatorial obsession for members of the Yurok Tribe in Northern California.

The Parched West: Mighty Rio Grande Now a Trickle Under Siege

NY Times Science - Sun, 04/12/2015 - 19:49
A region confronts changing weather patterns that have shrunk snowpacks, raised temperatures, spurred evaporation and reduced reservoirs to record lows.

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