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UN calls for $1bn to fight Ebola

BBC Science - 5 hours 3 min ago
The UN says it needs $1bn to fight the West Africa Ebola outbreak, described as "unparalleled in modern times".

VIDEO: Hurricane Odile stuns Mexico resorts

BBC Science - 10 hours 17 min ago
Hurricane Odile causes devastation in the beach resorts of Mexico's Baja California peninsula, triggering looting in some areas.

Climate change remedies 'affordable'

BBC Science - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 22:57
A global commission says the extra costs of tackling climate change will be 'modest', but doing nothing could put the world economy at risk.

VIDEO: Haiti's disease fighting eco toilet

BBC Science - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 22:29
Poor sanitation has caused serious health problems in Haiti - but could a special eco toilet improve the situation?

Fixing Climate Change May Add No Costs, Report Says

NYT Science - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 21:10
A global commission challenges the widespread belief that efforts to reduce global warming would carry a steep price.

Obama to Call for Expansion of Ebola Fight

NYT Science - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 21:04
Under pressure to do more to confront the Ebola outbreak sweeping across West Africa, President Obama will call for military and medical resources to combat the spread of the deadly virus.

Red card for 'greenest' government

BBC Science - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 18:44
The government is failing to reduce air pollution, protect biodiversity and prevent flooding, a cross-party body of MPs says.

New DNA Test Sought in Identical Twin’s Rape Case

NYT Science - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 16:59
Prosecutors in Massachusetts hope the case will be a breakthrough for criminal cases involving identical twins.

Op-Docs: ‘Animated Life: Seeing the Invisible’

NYT Science - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 16:56
This animated documentary celebrates the scientist Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, whose discovery of microbes would change our view of the biological world.

Books: Art Entangled in Nature

NYT Science - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 16:20
The portraits of nature gathered here cover centuries, fixing on that space where the naturalist’s eye and the artist’s intersect.

Build your Martian dream home

BBC Science - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 16:00
Is this how the cities of Mars will be built?

Observatory: A Green Blanket on the Arabian Sea

NYT Science - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 15:52
A vast bloom of phytoplankton in an oxygen-starved zone may change the food chain and disrupt local fishing, researchers say.

Observatory: Tree-Protecting Ants Can’t Protect Themselves

NYT Science - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 15:48
The small bodyguards who defend acacia trees in Eastern Africa against elephants and giraffes are being killed off by other ants.

Observatory: Spot Chosen for Comet Landing

NYT Science - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 15:45
The robotic Philae will shoot for the cross marks for a Nov. 11 landing on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

Q&A: The Case of the Missing Horseshoe Crabs

NYT Science - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 15:36
Harvesting pressure and habitat loss have contributed to a population decline in New York and around the Northeast over all.

Global Health: Among Malaria Parasites, Real Feel for Mosquitoes

NYT Science - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 15:28
Research suggests that malaria parasites in the blood can actually sense when their carriers are around, and increase their numbers accordingly.

Time Travel: Quasicrystals and the Whimsy of Nature

NYT Science - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 15:25
A puzzling form of solid matter once regarded as impossible comes into view.

Stem Cells: Plenty of Hope, but Halting Progress

NYT Science - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 15:09
Though enthusiasm for potential advances in disease and injury treatments often outstrips the science, thousands of clinical trials are now underway to figure out how to best use stem cells.

Taking a Health Hazard Home

NYT Science - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 14:41
Of the 22 workers tested, 10 carried antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria in their noses for up to four days, raising public health questions.

Study Points to Well Leaks, Not Fracking, for Water Contamination

NYT Science - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 14:02
The process of hydraulic fracturing, suspected by some for letting natural gas get into aquifers, was not seen to blame.


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