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Sharks can be 'social or solitary'

BBC Science - 1 hour 3 min ago
A UK study finds that the most feared predators in the sea have individual personalities, which determine how readily they socialise.

U.S. to Increase Production of the Ebola Drug ZMapp, but May Not Meet Demand

NYT Science - 2 hours 29 min ago
Despite the new efforts, supplies of the drug, ZMapp, are expected to be limited to hundreds or thousands of treatment courses by early next year, which would not be nearly enough if the epidemic continues to spiral out of control.






Man in U.S. With Ebola Had Been Screened to Fly, but System is Spotty

NYT Science - 2 hours 47 min ago
Since the Ebola virus began spreading through West Africa, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been pushing the worst-hit countries to implement screening for air passengers.






Four Deaths Are Linked to a Respiratory Illness

NYT Science - 4 hours 23 min ago
Enterovirus 68 has been found in at least four people who died, and has caused an influx of sick children at hospitals nationwide.

A Study Bolsters a Call to Use Long-Acting Contraceptives

NYT Science - 4 hours 45 min ago
In a program offering sexually active teenagers in St. Louis free birth control, pregnancy and abortion rates were less than a quarter of those of such teenagers nationally.

In Japan, Fear and Panic as a Revered Peak Explodes

NYT Science - 4 hours 45 min ago
The eruption of Mount Ontake in central Japan on Saturday, which has so far left 47 people dead, took experienced mountaineers and locals by surprise.

Farmers to protest milk price cuts

BBC Science - 9 hours 36 min ago
Following the announcement of fresh price cuts, dairy farmers say they will take direct action within the next four days.

Moon's hidden valley system revealed

BBC Science - 9 hours 37 min ago
Scientists identify a huge rectangular feature on the Moon that is probably the buried remains of an ancient rift valley system.

VIDEO: Zookeeper rears leopard in bathroom

BBC Science - 10 hours 1 min ago
A rare clouded leopard has been hand-reared in the bathroom of a zookeeper after she was rejected by her mother.

Record haul-out for Pacific walrus

BBC Science - 11 hours 17 min ago
Tens of thousands of Pacific walrus have been photographed moving ashore in northwest Alaska.

Observatory: Why Some Monarch Butterflies Are Marathoners

NYT Science - 11 hours 21 min ago
Researchers find a gene that plays a critical role in determining whether monarchs are migratory, along with details about their origins and coloring.






After Ebola Case in Dallas, Health Officials Seek Those Who Had Contact With Patient

NYT Science - 11 hours 35 min ago
The goal is to identify anyone else who may have been infected by the disease, which until now has not been found in the United States.






Sites vie for European Mars landing

BBC Science - 11 hours 38 min ago
The European Space Agency produces a list of four possible locations on Mars where it could send a rover in 2018.

Outracing Vows of Aid, Ebola Swamps a City in Sierra Leone

NYT Science - 12 hours 14 min ago
Ebola is sweeping into areas of West Africa that had been largely spared the onslaught. The consequences in one Sierra Leone hospital have been devastating.

VIDEO: Japan volcano : Death toll reaches 48

BBC Science - 15 hours 13 min ago
12 more bodies have been recovered by rescue workers from from Mount Ontake, bringing to 48 the number of those killed by Saturday's volcanic eruption.

Dot Earth Blog: An Expanding Menu for Locavores: Tilapia on Hudson

NYT Science - 17 hours 21 min ago
An innovative business brings new meaning to the idea of local food by raising tilapia, salmon and year-round greens in the Hudson Valley.






Chimp culture captured on camera

BBC Science - 19 hours 8 min ago
Researchers capture the social spread of a new type of tool use in a wild population of chimps for the first time.

US and India sign space agreement

BBC Science - 21 hours 11 min ago
The space agencies of India and the US sign an agreement on future co-operation at Mars and at Earth.

In Indonesia, Police Stop Sale of Endangered Manta Rays

NYT Science - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 18:40
Indonesian authorities announced four arrests in connection with the attempted trafficking of more than 1,400 pounds of threatened manta rays.






Limb Frailty in Children Is Studied for Link to Virus

NYT Science - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 17:36
Federal health officials have asked the nation’s physicians to report all cases of children with limb weakness to determine whether there is a link to enterovirus 68, which is sickening thousands.

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