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Lockheed Martin in space junk deal

BBC Science - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 23:50
US defence giant Lockheed Martin is teaming up with an Australian technology firm to track space debris that can damage multi-billion dollar satellites.

W.H.O. Moves Team in Sierra Leone After a Medical Worker Contracts Ebola

NYT Science - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 19:51
A day after announcing a reinvigorated commitment in the country, the World Health Organization said it had removed its Ebola response team after an epidemiologist came down with the virus.






Obama Pursuing Climate Accord in Lieu of Treaty

NYT Science - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 18:35
To sidestep Senate approval, President Obama’s negotiators are devising what they call a “politically binding” deal to “name and shame” countries into cutting their emissions.

VIDEO: How sheepdogs control unruly flocks

BBC Science - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 18:06
A farmer explains his relationship with his sheepdog, after researchers help unravel the mystery of how the animals do their job.

A sheepdog's 'two rules' for success

BBC Science - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 17:33
Scientists produce a simple mathematical model that explains how a single sheepdog can herd a large number of sheep.

Global coal 'binge' missed in data

BBC Science - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 11:23
The climate impacts of the world's fossil-fuelled power plants are being underestimated because of poor accounting, say researchers.

New concerns over Iceland volcano

BBC Science - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 10:57
The magma from Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano could be heading towards another large volcanic system, scientists say.

Badger cull targets are announced

BBC Science - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 10:52
A target number of badgers to be killed in this year's pilot cull to tackle tuberculosis in cattle is announced.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Are Growing, and Growing More Dangerous, Draft of U.N. Report Says

NYT Science - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 09:19
The report says that warming has already led to food and climate crises, and that the failure to reduce emissions will lead to worse catastrophes.






Dot Earth Blog: A Closer Look at Turbulent Oceans and Greenhouse Heating

NYT Science - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 08:28
Climate science homes in on the oceans’ role in driving wiggles in global warming.






Liberian Leader Reported to Fire Officials for Defying Ebola Order

NYT Science - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 06:35
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf had ordered cabinet ministers and senior officials to return home to help confront the outbreak.

VIDEO: Rare duck needs new home

BBC Science - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 00:59
The world's rarest bird is facing extinction unless it finds a new home, say conservationists

Napa Mops Up Wine and Tallies Its Losses

NYT Science - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 19:09
The Napa Valley quake wreaked havoc with California wineries, but as they assessed the damage, there were signs the impact may not have been as bad as it first appeared.






UK air pollution fuels official concern

BBC Science - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 18:25
Measuring and tackling an invisible killer

Steven R. Nagel, Astronaut Who Flew on 4 Space Shuttles, Dies at 67

NYT Science - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 17:35
Mr. Nagel was on the Discovery in June 1985, the Challenger in October 1985, the Atlantis in April 1991 and the Columbia in April 1993.






Grain Piles Up, Waiting for a Ride, as Trains Move North Dakota Oil

NYT Science - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 17:30
Energy exploration in North Dakota is creating a crisis for farmers whose grain shipments have been held up by a vast new movement of oil by rail.

Liberian Doctor Treated With an Experimental Drug Dies From Ebola

NYT Science - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 17:28
Dr. Abraham Borbor, deputy chief medical doctor at Liberia’s largest hospital, received ZMapp — the same drug given to two infected Americans who survived.






Judge Blocks a Local Pesticide Law in Hawaii

NYT Science - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 17:21
The local law, which concerned the use of pesticides and genetically modified crops on the island of Kauai, was disallowed.






Magnetic levitation in 3D advances

BBC Science - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 16:51
Harvard researchers develop a system to orientate small objects in any direction using magnetic levitation.

World's rarest bird needs new home

BBC Science - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 16:34
The last remaining population of the world's rarest bird, the Madagascar pochard, needs a new wetland home if it is to thrive again, a study reveals.

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