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Blood Test Shows Promise as Alternative to Cancer Biopsy

NYT Science - 1 hour 23 min ago
The hope is to give oncologists a tool to let them figure out quickly whether a treatment is working and, if it is, to keep monitoring for resistance.

Solar Power Battle Puts Hawaii at Forefront of Worldwide Changes

NYT Science - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 17:26
As homemade electricity gains popularity, it puts new pressures on old infrastructure and cuts into electric company revenue, pitting solar companies against utilities.

Conflict Over Soil and Water Quality Puts ‘Iowa Nice’ to a Test

NYT Science - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 17:25
The state’s largest utility has sued three rural counties, saying they have done too little to prevent nitrates from farmland from getting into drinking water.

Cornell’s Chocolate Milk Fills Refueling Gap

NYT Science - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 14:41
At Cornell, the benefits of having an on-campus dairy extend beyond a diverse dining hall menu to helping change workout recovery habits.

UK monitoring French nuclear issue

BBC Science - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 08:01
Britain's nuclear safety regulator says it expects lessons to be learned from problems with a French reactor that is very similar to one planned in the UK.

VIDEO: Sperm whale filmed 'doing laps'

BBC Science - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 04:16
A sperm whale surprises scientists carrying our research in the Gulf of Mexico as it circulates their equipment.

At a Long Island Beach, Human Tempers Flare Over Claws and Feathers

NYT Science - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 17:02
Conservationists say the piping plover, an endangered bird that nests on beaches in New York State, is threatened by a colony of feral cats, who are cared for by volunteers.

First in Flight? Connecticut Stakes a Claim

NYT Science - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 06:31
Ohio and North Carolina have long fought over which could lay claim to aviation’s pioneers, the Wright Brothers. But a report that someone else got aloft first has a third state entering the fray.

'Eternal' camera takes endless snaps

BBC Science - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 06:13
A camera powered by the light it uses to take pictures has been invented by American scientists.

Demand for rubber 'threatens forests'

BBC Science - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 05:46
The global demand for rubber tyres is threatening protected forests in Southeast Asia, according to a study.

'3D Cryosat' tracks Arctic winter ice

BBC Science - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 05:00
Although Arctic sea ice set a record this year for its lowest ever satellite-observed winter extent - that was not the case for its volume, new data reveals.

SpaceX Shipment Arrives at International Space Station

NYT Science - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 04:23
The SpaceX supply ship arrived at the International Space Station on Friday, delivering the world's first espresso machine designed exclusively for astronauts.

Smart waders go fishing for science

BBC Science - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 01:25
Scientists are developing smartphone-connected waders that fly-fishing enthusiasts could wear to help them find their catch, but also to collect key data about water properties.

VIDEO: Dead fish problem in Rio rowing lake

BBC Science - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 23:40
Tonnes of dead fish are being removed from a lake in the centre of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, which is due to host rowing and canoeing events at the 2016 Olympic Games.

VIDEO: Russian polar bears debut in Sao Paulo

BBC Science - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 22:22
Two Russian polar bears make their debut at Sao Paulo's Aquarium, as the only members of their species in the country.

Mexico’s President Rolls Out Plan to Save Endangered Porpoise

NYT Science - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 19:14
The Mexican Navy will expand patrols to stop the illegal fishing that threatens the vaquita, and gillnets that accidentally snare and kill them will be banned for two years.

Beyond the first law of computing

BBC Science - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 16:58
Moore's Law is approaching its 50th birthday, but will its prediction that processors will keep doubling in power hold true for much longer?

Generic Version of Copaxone, Multiple Sclerosis Drug, Is Approved

NYT Science - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 16:50
Ten drugs are now approved to treat multiple sclerosis but none of them has had a generic equivalent. It is possible that the introduction of the generic Copaxone could help keep prices of all the drugs in check.

The 'cursed' disabled boy and the people of the sea

BBC Science - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 14:09
The disabled boy struggling to find a role with the people of the sea

How octopuses coordinate their arms

BBC Science - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 09:08
Researchers reveal the secrete of an octopus's unique movement, revealing how the animals co-ordinate their eight, flexible arms.


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