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Google boss sets new skydive record

BBC Science - 1 hour 56 min ago
Google executive Alan Eustace breaks the world altitude record for a parachute jump set two years ago by Felix Baumgartner.

Dot Earth Blog: Why Americans Should Fear Fear of Ebola More than the Virus

NYT Science - 3 hours 11 min ago
Two vital efforts to tamp down unfounded fears of Ebola contagion.

Pragmatism on Climate Change Trumps Politics at Local Level Across U.S.

NYT Science - 6 hours 4 min ago
Even as politicians at the national level steer clear of the politically charged topic, officials who live where its effects lap at residents’ doorsteps are embracing the issue.

Alan Eustace Jumps From Stratosphere, Breaking Felix Baumgartner’s World Record

NYT Science - 6 hours 47 min ago
A helium-filled balloon lifted Mr. Eustace, a Google executive, to 135,908 feet. Fifteen minutes after he cut himself loose using a small explosive device, he was on the ground.

Dot Earth Blog: Another Round on Energy Rebound

NYT Science - 8 hours 6 min ago
Two analysts of energy trends expand on their view that efficiency’s climate and energy benefits have been overstated.

Autumnwatch returns to Leighton Moss

BBC Science - 8 hours 36 min ago
Stags, starlings and more turn out for Autumnwatch

Ebola Vaccine Trials Planned for December

NYT Science - 8 hours 57 min ago
Participants in Liberia and Sierra Leone would receive experimental vaccines that could lead to mass inoculations by spring, health officials said Friday.

Scifi short promotes comet mission

BBC Science - 9 hours 16 min ago
The European Space Agency releases a short scifi movie to promote its audacious bid to land on a comet next month.

Officials Tracing New York Ebola Patient’s Movements, While Reassuring a Wary City

NYT Science - 10 hours 59 min ago
With much of the public’s concern focused on the movements of New York City’s first Ebola patient, doctors treating the man were discussing using experimental treatments to help him battle the virus.

First transplant of 'dead' heart

BBC Science - 12 hours 32 min ago
Surgeons in Australia say they have performed the first heart transplant using a "dead heart".

The Queen sends her first tweet

BBC Science - 13 hours 40 min ago
The Queen sends her first tweet to launch the London Science Museum's ambitious new Information Age gallery.

Legal fight begins to save beavers

BBC Science - 14 hours 44 min ago
Campaigners start legal action to prevent the government from capturing a family of wild beavers.

Egyptian obelisk revealed anew

BBC Science - 16 hours 44 min ago
Egyptian hieroglyphs seen in a new light

Science chief warns on acid oceans

BBC Science - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 22:18
The UK's chief scientist says the oceans face a serious and growing risk from man-made carbon emissions.

A Billionaire’s $65 Million Gift to Theoretical Physics

NYT Science - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 21:56
Charles T. Munger, a longtime business partner of Warren Buffett, is donating $65 million to the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Tracing Patient’s Possible Contacts Creates Host of Challenges for New York City

NYT Science - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 20:30
New York City’s first confirmed case of Ebola has raised complicated logistical issues of how to trace the possible contacts of an infected patient in a city of more than 8 million people.

Neighbors Say Patient Is Fast to Lend a Helping Hand

NYT Science - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 20:21
Dr. Craig Spencer, 33, traveled with Doctors Without Borders to Burundi, Congo and Rwanda before going to Guinea.

Rick S. Piltz, Firebrand on Climate, Dies at 71

NYT Science - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 20:01
Mr. Piltz, a climate policy analyst, resigned from the administration of George W. Bush in 2005, accusing it of distorting scientific findings for political reasons and then releasing internal White House documents to support his contention.

Ebola Crosses New Border as Mali Confirms a Case

NYT Science - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 19:59
A toddler from next-door Guinea who lost a parent to the disease has tested positive.

Vaccine Trials for Ebola Are Planned in West Africa

NYT Science - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 19:51
The two trials will run separately in Liberia and Sierra Leone and involve different designs to ensure at least one produces usable information.


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