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Obama to Introduce Sweeping New Controls on Ozone Emissions

NYT Science - 2 hours 11 min ago
The regulation would be the latest in a series of E.P.A. controls on air pollution that wafts from smokestacks and tailpipes.

VIDEO: How to hack a molecular microscope

BBC Science - 2 hours 26 min ago
A PhD student from Brunel University London has saved himself £100,000 by 'hacking' his own kit.

Matter: Clues to Bees’ History, Tucked Away in Drawers

NYT Science - 7 hours 21 min ago
Scientists are dusting off old insect collections in museums in an effort to learn what has happened to bee populations.

The problem with freezing stem cells

BBC Science - 10 hours 27 min ago
What went wrong with stem cell cancer treatment

Stone age axe found with wood handle

BBC Science - 10 hours 29 min ago
Archaeologists in Denmark have uncovered an incredibly rare find: a stone age axe held within its wooden handle.

Appreciation: The Lives of Alexander Grothendieck, a Mathematical Visionary

NYT Science - 11 hours 1 min ago
To say Alexander Grothendieck was the No. 1 mathematician of the second half of the 20th century cannot begin to do justice to him or his body of work.

AUDIO: Songwriters' bad science lyrics

BBC Science - 13 hours 39 min ago
Blue Peter Scientist Steve Mould is given the task of looking at some of the worst offenders.

Gravity map traces ocean circulation

BBC Science - 13 hours 56 min ago
Scientists use gravity data to produce what they say is the most accurate space view yet of global ocean currents and the speed at which they move.

AUDIO: Student 'hacks' £100,000 microscope

BBC Science - 15 hours 29 min ago
A PhD student from Brunel University London has saved himself £100,000 by 'hacking' his own kit. Adam Lynch created his own inverted microscope by adapting a cheap instrument he bought online.

VIDEO: 15 secs: Female astronaut pioneer

BBC Science - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 20:04
Tasks for Italy's first female astronaut

Urban farming helps feed the world

BBC Science - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 18:29
Urban agriculture plays a much more extensive role in global food security than previously estimated, a study using satellite data suggests.

World Briefing: New Strain of Bird Flu Prompts a Warning for Farmers

NYT Science - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 18:11
A new, lethal strain of bird flu detected this month on poultry farms in Britain and the Netherlands has now been reported in Germany, among both domesticated birds and a wild bird, international agriculture authorities said Monday.

Op-Ed Contributor: Our Cats, Ourselves

NYT Science - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 16:13
Domestication happened to humans, too. We’ve evolved a lot like pets.

Brain's dementia weak spot found

BBC Science - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 16:06
The brain has a weak spot for Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia, according to experts who have pinpointed the region using scans.

Global Health: Hookah, as Health Risk, Still Qualifies as Smoking

NYT Science - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 15:54
With its mix of tobacco and other flavorings through a water pipe, it may smell and taste better, but a study finds it far from harmless.

The Scan: Science Events: Minimalist Music and a Spotlight on Sex

NYT Science - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 15:36
An auditory scientist plans to help a New York audience make the most of some very minimal music and human sexual behavior is the focus of a yearlong show at London’s museum of medicine and art.

Books: 'XL Love' Examines the Private Complications of Obesity in Americans’ Relationships

NYT Science - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 15:33
Does a girl who enters adolescence with a big woman’s body have a harder time socially than most teenagers? How about a boy whose fat conjures up female stereotypes?

Leading Surgeon Is Accused of Misconduct in Experimental Transplant Operations

NYT Science - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 15:25
A doctor who is considered a pioneer in the field of regenerative medicine has denied carrying out innovative operations without ethical approvals.

ScienceTake: Climbing a Glass Building? Try a Gecko’s Sticky Pads

NYT Science - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 15:20
The lizard and, well, Spider-Man, have ideal tools for scaling slippery surfaces. Engineers have copied the gecko’s clingy foot pads.

Observatory: After Acid Rain, Lakes Are Turning to ‘Jelly’

NYT Science - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 15:14
Tiny, jelly-clad crustaceans known as Holopedium are thriving in some Canadian lakes after years of acid rain, threatening the food chain and “jellifying” the waters, biologists say.


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