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Bright spotlight on Ceres mission

BBC Science - 1 hour 25 min ago
As Nasa's Dawn satellite prepares to enter into orbit around the dwarf planet Ceres, scientists say they are excited to learn more about the two bright spots on its surface.

A Conversation With: Arming the Immune System Against Cancer

NYT Science - 2 hours 4 min ago
James P. Allison, who saw the devastating effects of cancer on his family, discovered a way to disable one of its main defenses.






Attention, All Scientists: Do Improv, With Alan Alda’s Help

NYT Science - 2 hours 11 min ago
The former star of the television show “M*A*S*H” helps teach a way to explain complicated concepts in a clearer way.






The New Old Age: A 30-Day Surgical Standard Is Under Scrutiny

NYT Science - 2 hours 15 min ago
A definition of success for doctors, 30 days of survival after an operation, may not serve the interests of older-adult patients.






Observatory: A Quest to Solve Ceres’ Mysteries

NYT Science - 2 hours 18 min ago
NASA’s Dawn mission will begin orbiting Ceres, the largest known asteroid, on Friday. Scientists want to know what its two bright spots are.






Basics: Termites Are Guardians of the Soil

NYT Science - 2 hours 47 min ago
From jungles to drylands, colonies are preserving landscapes and protecting ecosystems. Just keep them out of the house.

Study Links Syria Conflict to Drought Caused by Climate Change

NYT Science - 2 hours 51 min ago
Researchers said Monday that a recent extreme drought in Syria was most likely due to climate change, and that the drought was a factor in the violent uprising there.

Matter: Two Strains of H.I.V. Cut Vastly Different Paths

NYT Science - 3 hours 8 sec ago
Researchers traced the origins of two subtypes of H.I.V.-1. One subtype stayed in Cameroon; the other spread throughout the world.






Books: ‘Vitamania’ Tracks the History of Nutrition Supplements

NYT Science - 3 hours 25 sec ago
How supplements became ubiquitous in our food and in our stores, even though evidence they work is scant.






Global Health: India Begins Campaign to Eliminate Elephantiasis

NYT Science - 3 hours 12 min ago
The hope is to hand out free piils once a year to 400 million Indians at risk of the disease, which disfigures limbs.

Observatory: Good Thing Bumblebees Don’t Have Car Keys

NYT Science - 4 hours 37 min ago
Just as they can remember different flowers, bumblebees can forget them, too, researchers have discovered.






Observatory: Britain Had Wheat Before Farming, Study Says

NYT Science - 4 hours 38 min ago
DNA from an underwater site suggests wheat made its way from the Neolithic farmers of Southern Europe to the Mesolithic hunter-gatherers of Britain.






Take a Number: Gulf of Mexico Turns Deadly for Dolphins

NYT Science - 5 hours 12 sec ago
A scientific explanation has proved elusive, but evidence is building that the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill has played a role in harming the mammals.

DNA documents ancient mass migration

BBC Science - 5 hours 35 min ago
DNA analysis has revealed evidence for a massive migration into the heartland of Europe 4,500 years ago.

Bloodhound car begins to take shape

BBC Science - 6 hours 30 sec ago
Good progress is being made on construction of the world's fastest car - the Bloodhound supersonic vehicle, which aims to run at over 1,000mph.

ScienceTake: Nature’s Fighter Jets With Flapping Wings

NYT Science - 6 hours 41 min ago
Video from a camera on a goshawk’s head shows that the bird uses different pursuit strategies to catch its prey.






SpaceX launches electric satellites

BBC Science - 9 hours 31 min ago
US rocket company SpaceX performs a dual-launch of all-electric satellites - what is expected to become a big trend in future spacecraft design and deployment.

Signs of spring 'shifting' in trees

BBC Science - 12 hours 10 min ago
Scientists say climate change will lead to a shift in the timing of when trees come into leaf in British woodlands.

VIDEO: Baby orangutans need new mum

BBC Science - 13 hours 17 min ago
Staff are hoping two Sumatran orangutans will find new mothers at Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre in Dorset.

VIDEO: How tidal lagoon power plants work

BBC Science - Sun, 03/01/2015 - 23:57
The BBC's Roger Harrabin has been to the site of one of six tidal lagoons planned in the UK to see how it would work.

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