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Chimps filmed in 'daring' food raids

BBC Science - 3 hours 12 min ago
Wild chimps carry out night-time crop raids, footage reveals, suggesting the animals are being pushed into risky foraging behaviour.

Mystery of giant arm dinosaur solved

BBC Science - 3 hours 14 min ago
Two dinosaur skeletons have been unearthed in Mongolia, solving a mystery that has baffled palaeontologists for 50 years.

Matter: Reconstructed Genome of 45,000-Year-Old Man Offers Clues on Modern Humans

NYT Science - 8 hours 23 min ago
The genetic material, extracted from a Siberian fossil, supported the hypothesis that early humans interbred with Neanderthals between 50,000 and 60,000 years ago.






Dot Earth Blog: ‘Extreme Whether’ Explores the Climate Fight as a Family Fued

NYT Science - 8 hours 38 min ago
A new play tries to engage audiences on global warming through a family feud over fossil fuels, dying frogs and melting ice.






U.S. to Monitor Travelers From Ebola-Hit Nations for 21 Days

NYT Science - 10 hours 32 min ago
Travelers from Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone will be given thermometers and information cards and must report their temperatures and any symptoms daily.

DNA yields secrets of human pioneer

BBC Science - 10 hours 39 min ago
DNA analysis of a 45,000-year-old human has helped scientists pinpoint when our ancestors interbred with Neanderthals.

Gladiators were 'mostly vegetarian'

BBC Science - 11 hours 6 min ago
Roman gladiators had a diet that was mostly vegetarian, according to an analysis of bones from a graveyard where the fighters were buried.

VIDEO: Orphan baby elephant rescued from well

BBC Science - 12 hours 49 min ago
An elephant calf has been air rescued after he fell down a well in the remote region of Milgis Lugga in Northern Kenya.

Testing for Ebola Vaccines to Start Soon, W.H.O. Says

NYT Science - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 22:50
The plans signify that a response to the Ebola outbreak is finally gathering steam, but it is still unclear if any of these vaccines will work.






Ebola Prompts Universities to Tighten Travel Rules

NYT Science - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 18:14
Several schools have allowed humanitarian exceptions to restrictions on trips to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, the countries most affected by the virus.






Procedure on Paralyzed Man Stirs Hope and Caution

NYT Science - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 17:46
A Polish man paralyzed from the chest down can use a walker and has some leg sensation after a novel treatment, a report says, but some experts warn against premature conclusions.

Ebola Outbreak Erodes Recent Advances in West Africa

NYT Science - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 17:38
Ebola is wiping away the small gains made in war-scarred parts of West Africa, potentially threatening the hard-won stability in a tinderbox part of the world.






Slumbering lions win top photo prize

BBC Science - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 17:24
A black and white image of lions resting on a rock outcrop in the Serengeti has won the 2014 Wildlife Photographer of the Year award.

Chief of Nuclear Regulatory Commission Will Leave Job That She Fought to Keep

NYT Science - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 17:18
Allison M. Macfarlane, the panel’s first geologist, said she would become the director of the Center for International Science and Technology Policy at George Washington University.

Physics reveals how nature sparkles

BBC Science - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 17:15
Researchers reveal that the same physical mechanism is behind many of nature's most dazzling shines.

Demand Jumps for Protective Equipment as Ebola Cases Spur Hospitals Into Action

NYT Science - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 17:08
Major manufacturers of protective equipment are increasing production as people across the United States brace for new potential cases of the virus.






At Ebola Training Session in New York, Calm and Caution Are Urged

NYT Science - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 16:50
Thousands of health care workers came from across the city to a training session where they were also addressed by the mayor and the governor.

Wind farms outstrip nuclear power

BBC Science - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 16:07
The UK's wind farms generated more power than its nuclear power stations on Tuesday, the National Grid says.

5 U.S. Airports Set for Travelers From 3 West African Nations

NYT Science - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 12:42
Passengers arriving from Guinea, Liberia or Sierra Leone must enter at one of five airports that are screening for the disease.

Spanish Nurse Is Declared Free of Ebola

NYT Science - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 12:13
Four straight tests administered to an auxiliary nurse, María Teresa Romero Ramos, have come back negative for the virus, hospital officials said.

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