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In pictures: Lightning lights up the UK

BBC Science - 1 hour 40 min ago
The best images from Friday night's thunder storms

Cats 'control mice' with chemicals

BBC Science - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 16:08
Scientists say a compound in cat urine changes mouse behaviour, making them less afraid of cats.

Logistics and Lizards Disrupt Chevron’s Project Off Australia

NYT Science - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 12:51
Remoteness and environmental concerns piled costs on the Gorgon liquefied natural gas project, just as energy prices slumped.









Effective Concussion Treatment Remains Frustratingly Elusive, Despite a Booming Industry

NYT Science - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 05:56
Start-ups and doctors are in zealous pursuit of new and sometimes controversial ways to prevent, detect and treat concussions.









Solar plane closes in on Hawaii

BBC Science - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 04:48
Swiss adventurer Andre Borschberg is into the final hours of his historic solar-powered flight across the Pacific, from Japan to Hawaii.

Russian Supply Ship Launched to International Space Station

NYT Science - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 22:40
A Russian booster rocket on Friday successfully launched an unmanned cargo ship to the International Space Station, whose crew is anxiously awaiting it after the successive failures of two previous supply missions.









Limited badger cull to start in NI

BBC Science - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 22:28
Northern Ireland is to start a limited cull of badgers as part of a research project to combat a disease in cattle that costs the taxpayer £30m a year.

VIDEO: Ice lollies to keep zoo animals cool

BBC Science - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 22:11
Zoo animals across Europe are being fed frozen treats to keep them cool and hydrated during the current heatwave.

Cystic fibrosis gene therapy boost

BBC Science - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 18:58
A gene therapy has stabilised and slightly improved cystic fibrosis in some of 136 patients in a trial.

Why insects are marvels of engineering

BBC Science - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 17:27
High-speed video reveals how insects take to the air

Oceans face 'acidification crisis'

BBC Science - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 17:21
A major report warns that life in the seas will be irreversibly changed unless CO2 emissions are drastically cut.

Liberia Reports New Cases of Ebola

NYT Science - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 16:20
Three cases have emerged in the country since it was declared free of the virus on May 9, highlighting the continuing threat of viral outbreaks in West Africa.









VIDEO: Acrobats of the insect world

BBC Science - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 16:00
Researchers are using super slow-motion footage to reveal the secrets of the most acrobatic insects

VIDEO: The blind birdman of Brazil

BBC Science - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 16:00
Juan Pablo Culasso has been blind since birth but he has become one of the best "birdwatchers" in South America.

Observatory: Reaction to Smells May Help Diagnose Autism, Study Suggests

NYT Science - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 12:19
In a small study, researchers determined that autistic children did not make the same responses to pleasant and unpleasant odors as their typically developing peers.









VIDEO: ‘Irreversible change’ to sea life from CO2

BBC Science - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 11:48
A major report warns that life in the seas will be irreversibly changed unless CO2 emissions from industrial society are drastically cut.

Heaven Scent: Finding May Help Restore Fragrance to Roses

NYT Science - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 11:14
Shakespeare said a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. In fact, many kinds of roses today have little fragrance. But a new discovery might change that.









Should Swimmers Worry About Sharks?

NYT Science - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 08:58
A rash of shark bites in North Carolina has raised concerns. Here’s what you need to know to stay safe.









Should Swimmers Worry About Sharks?

NYT Science - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 08:29
A rash of shark bites in North Carolina has raised concerns. Here’s what you need to know to stay safe.









BP to pay £12bn for Gulf oil spill

BBC Science - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 07:12
BP has reached an $18.7bn (£12bn) settlement with the US Department of Justice following the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

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