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VIDEO: Can endangered white rhino be saved?

BBC Science - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 23:22
Zoo keepers from around the world are due to meet next month to discuss ways to save the endangered northern white rhino.

VIDEO: Mexico welcomes migrating butterflies

BBC Science - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 19:41
Millions of monarch butterflies have arrived in Mexico's forests as part of their annual migration from Canada and the United States.

National Briefing | Midwest: Protection Reinstated for Gray Wolves

NYT Science - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 18:31
A federal judge on Friday threw out an Obama administration decision to remove gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region from the endangered species list.

Antarctic science archive unlocked

BBC Science - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 17:19
Aerial photographs from the 1940s and 1950s are being used to probe the climate history of the Antarctic Peninsula.

Inquiry in Anthrax Mailings Had Gaps, Report Says

NYT Science - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 17:14
A congressional inquiry into the F.B.I.'s scientific work on the anthrax mailings of 2001 has identified major gaps in genetic evidence that purportedly links the germs to Bruce E. Ivins.

E.P.A. Issues Rules on Disposal of Coal Ash to Protect Water Supply

NYT Science - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 16:23
The new regulations, which leave power plants to ensure that safety standards are met, were not as strong as environmental groups wanted.

Dot Earth Blog: From Maine to Denmark, Islanders (Including Students) Seek Sustainable Energy Solutions

NYT Science - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 12:09
Students from an environment-minded college on a Maine island learn how an island in Denmark turned from fossil fuels to renewable energy






LA River's flood role is 'paramount'

BBC Science - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 08:27
Any moves to modify the concrete Los Angeles River, to return parts of it to a more natural setting or to capture water, must not compromise its flood-protection function, say scientists.

Scientist Who Had Claimed Stem Cell Breakthrough Resigns From Japanese Research Institute

NYT Science - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 08:09
The institute said the researcher had failed in the three months it gave her to replicate what she had portrayed as a simple way to make stem cells.

VIDEO: Greenpeace to aid Nazca Lines inquiry

BBC Science - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 07:21
Greenpeace will co-operate with an investigation by a Peruvian court to determine responsibility for damage caused by activists at the Nazca Lines, the group's chief executive says.

Stem cell scandal scientist resigns

BBC Science - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 04:27
A Japanese stem cell scientist at the heart of a scandal over false claims and fabricated research has resigned.

3D printer makes tool in space

BBC Science - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 02:56
Astronauts on the International Space Station use a 3-D printer to make a wrench, from instructions sent up in an email.

7ft marine reptile fossil beach find

BBC Science - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 01:27
An amateur fossil hunter has unearthed a 7ft skeleton of a carnivorous marine reptile on a beach in south Wales.

Liberia Will Proceed With Senate Vote Delayed by Ebola

NYT Science - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 19:12
An election repeatedly delayed because of the epidemic and other challenges will be held on Saturday, but critics worry whether voting will fair and safe.






Birds fled 'day before' US tornadoes

BBC Science - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 18:21
Tracking data reveals that golden-winged warblers fled one day before the April 2014 US tornado outbreak, probably because they "heard it coming".

In pictures: Bangladesh oil spill clean-up

BBC Science - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 17:51
How local residents cope with Bangladesh oil spill

New record depth for deepest fish

BBC Science - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 17:01
Fish are filmed more than 8,000m down in the Mariana Trench - the deepest place on Earth.

VIDEO: New record depth for deepest fish

BBC Science - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 16:59
Fish have been filmed more than 8,000m down in the Mariana Trench - the deepest place on Earth.

Shrink ship bubbles ‘for climate fix’

BBC Science - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 16:26
Shrinking the bubbles generated by ships could counteract the impact of climate change, a study suggests.

Kepler Spacecraft Finds New Planet

NYT Science - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 15:01
The planet, about two and a half times the size of Earth, is in a category of planets called super-Earths that do not exist in our solar system.






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