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The Big Fix: Corralling Carbon Before It Belches From Stack

NYT Science - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 19:19
Many scientists say capturing the carbon that spews from power plants and locking it away is necessary to stave off the worst effects of climate change.






After the Fact: Light Show That Fizzled

NYT Science - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 15:23
Eagerly anticipating a gas cloud’s collision with the Milky Way’s black hole, astronomers instead saw nothing. An intriguing explanation has emerged.






A $650 Million Donation for Psychiatric Research

NYT Science - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 15:09
As research into mental illness sputters, the father of a man effectively treated for bipolar disorder is donating $650 million to the cause through his foundation.






Observatory: A Newly Found Mite Is Jenny From the Reef

NYT Science - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 15:09
A research team that liked listening to the music of Jennifer Lopez called an aquatic mite it discovered Litarachna Lopezae.






Well: A Sleep Apnea Test Without a Night in the Hospital

NYT Science - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 14:51
Take-home sleep tests, self-administered in more realistic settings, without myriad wires and sensors, promise more accurate results for people who may have sleep apnea or other conditions.

Drones on a Different Mission

NYT Science - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 14:46
A fleet of remote-controlled aircraft has been deployed, and operators trained, not to conduct military operations, but to protect natural resources around the world.






Books: 'Proof' Drinks in the Science of Alcohol

NYT Science - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 14:15
A study of alcohol — its manufacture and consumption — highlights its reliance on good chemistry and the magical process of fermentation that turns sugars into intoxicating drinks.






Reactions: Doctor Apologies, Contraceptives and H.I.V., Dosing Dangers, Mystery of Leprosy

NYT Science - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 13:47
Letters to the editor and online comments.

More Eyes on the Skies

NYT Science - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 13:16
Construction is starting on several gargantuan observatories, mostly in Chile, the most ambitious spree of telescope-making in the history of astronomy.






Beef's greater environment burden

BBC Science - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 12:08
A new study says the production of beef is around 10 times more damaging to the environment than any other form of livestock.

Raw Data: Beyond Energy, Matter, Time and Space

NYT Science - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 11:00
Humans might think we can figure out the ultimate mysteries, but there is no reason to believe that we have all the pieces necessary for a theory of everything.






Q&A: Mighty Little Diggers

NYT Science - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 10:59
Specially evolved bones and claws are some of the tools that allow animals like chipmunks and moles to dig in even rocky, root-clogged soil.

Observatory: The Gene That Turns Worms Into Pavlov’s Dogs

NYT Science - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 10:23
Japanese scientists working with roundworms found that those with a genetic defect in a specific insulin receptor did not learn to avoid unpleasant situations the way other worms did.

Seals 'feed' at offshore wind farms

BBC Science - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 09:07
Some seals prefer to forage for food at offshore wind farms, UK study suggests.

ScienceTake: Tracking Life From Its Smallest Form

NYT Science - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 07:49
Researchers in Virginia have developed software that can track each and every cell in a developing embryo.






Secret of sandstone shapes revealed

BBC Science - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 01:23
Geologists discover that the stress applied by gravity is what controls the shape of dramatic sandstone landmarks.

The beaches where Lego keeps washing up

BBC Science - Sun, 07/20/2014 - 17:12
The beaches where Lego keeps washing up

Climate change shuttle diplomacy

BBC Science - Sun, 07/20/2014 - 16:37
UK Climate Secretary travels world in hope of paving way for emissions deal

Two bee swarms hit town in one day

BBC Science - Sun, 07/20/2014 - 06:16
A Powys councillor tells how she photographed two swarms of bees in Newtown on the same day.

VIDEO: Loris success in Sri Lanka

BBC Science - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 16:37
The Loris, one of world's smallest primates is under threat through loss of habitat. Naturalist Chaminda Jayasekara runs a conservation site to protect the animals.

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