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U.S. Delays Decision on Keystone XL Pipeline

NYT Science - 2 hours 9 min ago
The State Department will wait to decide whether to allow construction of the pipeline until it has a clearer idea how legal challenges to the route through Nebraska will be settled, sources said.






With Planned Crash, NASA Lunar Mission Comes to End

NYT Science - 8 hours 2 min ago
The Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer slammed into the moon early Friday, ending a successful six-month, $280 million mission.






Female cave insects have 'penises'

BBC Science - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 21:51
Female insects with 'penises' have been discovered in Brazil - the first example of an animal with sex-reversed genitalia.

VIDEO: 'Most Earth-like planet yet' found

BBC Science - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 20:39
A planet that is close in size to the Earth and that could hold water on its surface has been identified by the Kepler telescope.

Treatment Cost Could Influence Doctors’ Advice

NYT Science - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 20:00
The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association said they would use cost data to rate the value of treatments.






Scientists Report Advance in ‘Therapeutic Cloning’

NYT Science - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 19:44
Scientists have moved a step closer to the goal of creating stem cells perfectly matched to a patient’s DNA in order to treat diseases, they announced on Thursday, creating patient-specific cell lines out of the skin cells of two adult men.






World Briefing | Africa: Congo: Park Director Survives Shooting

NYT Science - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 19:32
Emmanuel de Merode, an internationally recognized Belgian conservationist who has been working to protect rare mountain gorillas in the Democratic Republic of Congo, was attacked Tuesday by unknown assailants.

Signups Exceed Obama’s Goal For Health Act

NYT Science - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 19:19
Eight million people have signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, including what the White House said were a sufficient number of young, healthy adults needed to maintain the plan’s viability.






Ancient life 'frozen' by space impact

BBC Science - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 18:54
Ancient grasses from the Pampas of Argentina were perfectly preserved when asteroids struck there millions of years ago, scientists report.

Time Is Short for High-Risk Rescue Effort

NYT Science - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 17:05
Experts said that even if passengers aboard the capsized South Korean ferry found air pockets, time was short and the risk of hypothermia was high.

SpongeBob, the Carnivore

NYT Science - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 16:02
Scientists did not realize until 1995 that some sponges were carnivorous. Researchers say they have identified four new North American species.






One-Fifth of China’s Farmland Is Polluted, State Report Finds

NYT Science - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:51
Rapid industrialization, agricultural mismanagement and metals production are all contributing to contamination that is raising alarms about food and physical health.






Scientists Find an ‘Earth Twin,’ or Maybe a Cousin

NYT Science - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:35
A planet known as Kepler 186f, 500 light-years away, is the closet match to our own yet discovered, astronomers say.






Well: The Antidepressant Generation

NYT Science - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:21
A growing number of young adults are taking psychiatric medicines for longer and longer periods, at the very age when they are also consolidating their identities, making plans for the future and navigating adult relationships.






Well: An Athlete Tackles Cancer

NYT Science - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:07
My youth was all sports. Now, at the age of 30, with Stage IV gastric cancer, I find myself relying on lessons I learned then.

'Most Earth-like planet yet' found

BBC Science - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:04
A planet that is close in size to the Earth and that could hold water on its surface has been identified by the Kepler telescope.

F.D.A. Tells Doctors to Stop Procedure Used to Remove Uterine Fibroids

NYT Science - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:11
The procedure, power morcellation, can spread cancer cells, the agency said. It is performed on tens of thousands of American women a year.

EU green light for UK carbon project

BBC Science - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 09:12
A British project to capture CO2 and bury it under the North Sea looks set to receive a 300m-euro boost from the EU.

New London Zoo cubs in 'rude health'

BBC Science - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 05:15
Six months after a rare tiger cub died, London Zoo's new triplet cubs have been given a clean bill of health.

Matter: Plants That Practice Genetic Engineering

NYT Science - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 05:00
Long ago, a new paper suggests, a fern took a useful gene from a neighboring hornwort, an acquisition that allowed ferns to thrive in shade.






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