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VIDEO: Icy mystery: Pluto ready for close-up

BBC Science - 3 hours 42 min ago
The US space agency's mission to Pluto is about to take its first pictures of the mysterious icy world.

Eyes on Pluto for historic encounter

BBC Science - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 19:29
Nasa's mission to Pluto gets under way in earnest as the New Horizons probe starts taking the pictures needed for July's close fly-by.

Obama to Request Research Funding for Treatments Tailored to Patients’ DNA

NYT Science - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 16:55
President Obama’s budget will seek hundreds of millions of dollars for “personalized medicine,” a proposal that is expected to receive bipartisan support in Congress.






Meant to Keep Malaria Out, Mosquito Nets Are Used to Haul Fish In

NYT Science - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 06:01
The nets, with holes smaller than mosquitoes, trap much more than traditional fishing nets do and could wipe out stressed fish populations in Africa.






VIDEO: The big changes in British birdlife

BBC Science - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 03:21
RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch gets under way with thousands of people expected to record bird sightings in their gardens.

VIDEO: Killer whale could be set free

BBC Science - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 18:46
In the next few days the authorities in the United States will decide whether to put killer whales on the list of endangered species.

Rat-eradication mission sets sail

BBC Science - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 16:41
Eradicating rats from South Georgia to reclaim it for its seabirds

VIDEO: Rat eradication ship sets sail

BBC Science - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 16:27
A conservation team in the final phase of a mission to eradicate rats from South Georgia sets sail from the Falkland Islands.

Growing Scrutiny for an Allergy Trigger Used in Personal Care Products

NYT Science - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 13:25
While some consumer products companies are removing the chemical, methylisothiazolinone, others are adding it to offerings including mouthwash.

Officials Say Ebola Cases Are Falling In West Africa

NYT Science - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 11:55
Officials said that there had been a substantial reduction in new cases, but that dwindling funds and the approaching rainy season were a problem.

Winston Churchill's passion for science

BBC Science - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 09:06
Charting Winston Churchill's passion for research

VIDEO: Jellyfish reveal swimming secrets

BBC Science - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 02:42
Jellyfish tagging study reveals the creatures' ability to swim against the current, researchers say.

Ebola vaccine 'shipped to Liberia'

BBC Science - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 01:01
The first batch of a vaccine against Ebola is on its way to Liberia and trials are expected to start soon.

Jellyfish 'can sense ocean currents'

BBC Science - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 00:39
A jellyfish tagging study reveals the creatures' ability to swim against the current when forming their submarine swarms, say researchers.

Trial of 2 Ebola Vaccines’ Effectiveness Is Announced

NYT Science - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 21:00
Tests of drugs developed by GlaxoSmithKline and Merck are expected to begin in Liberia in two weeks, federal officials said.






National Briefing | Plains: North Dakota: Pipeline Rupture Spills 3 Million Gallons of Saltwater

NYT Science - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 19:54
The spill was detected Jan. 6 during a periodic inspection by the company, which said Thursday that the cause of the rupture in the pipeline and when exactly it happened were still unknown.

Jean Lindenmann, Made Interferon His Life’s Work, Is Dead at 90

NYT Science - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 18:28
As a postdoctoral student working with Dr. Alick Isaacs in 1957, Dr. Lindenmann discovered interferon, the powerful antiviral substance used to treat some cancers, hepatitis C and multiple sclerosis.






Scientists slow the speed of light

BBC Science - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 17:28
A team of Scottish scientists make light travel slower than the speed of light by changing the shape of photons.

Fast Track on Drug for Ebola Has Faltered

NYT Science - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 17:24
Federal officials vowed to make more of an experimental drug that showed promise in treating Ebola, but that project has moved slowly.






Senate Rejects Human Role in Climate Change

NYT Science - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 17:23
Senators are using the Keystone XL pipeline debate to argue over climate issues.

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