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Japan to resume whaling in Antarctic

BBC Science - Fri, 11/27/2015 - 21:00
Japan decides to resume hunting whales in the Antarctic after a break of more than a year despite a ruling by the International Court of Justice.

Is there an economic case for tackling climate change?

BBC Science - Fri, 11/27/2015 - 18:35
Is there an economic case for tackling climate change?

Catholic call to join climate marches

BBC Science - Fri, 11/27/2015 - 16:19
The Pope's senior adviser on global warming has urged Catholics all over the world to join global climate marches planned for Sunday.

Tarantulas 'turned blue eight times'

BBC Science - Fri, 11/27/2015 - 16:17
A study finds that tarantulas evolved almost exactly the same shade of vibrant blue at least eight separate times.

Scientists Link Moon’s Tilt and Earth’s Gold

NYT Science - Fri, 11/27/2015 - 11:54
Two planetary scientists believe that large objects passed the moon repeatedly over tens of millions of years and tipped its orbit, some hitting Earth and leaving precious metals behind.

Space rocket debris found off Scilly

BBC Science - Thu, 11/26/2015 - 23:35
A large chunk of an American space rocket is found in the sea off the Isles of Scilly.

Minister to make fracking decision

BBC Science - Thu, 11/26/2015 - 23:13
The decision to allow shale gas drilling - or fracking - in Lancashire will be made directly by the government, it has emerged.

'Dangerous' lakes in Everest glacier

BBC Science - Thu, 11/26/2015 - 20:53
Lakes that have been forming near Mount Everest could threaten settlements downstream if they overflow.

NYC Nature: The Mute Swan, a Surface Beauty in New York Parks

NYT Science - Thu, 11/26/2015 - 17:56
Depending upon your perspective as a naturalist, mute swans can be breathtakingly beautiful or emblematic of a nature gone out of balance.

New Edits to Animal Genes Cut Down on Rough Drafts, but Not on Worries

NYT Science - Thu, 11/26/2015 - 17:30
The tools have made all manner of previously impossible or impractical goals sufficiently fast and cheap for many to find worth pursuing, but concerns remain about risks and benefits.

Support for climate deal 'declines'

BBC Science - Thu, 11/26/2015 - 16:35
A public opinion survey suggests that support for strong action on climate change has declined since 2009.

VIDEO: Drone used to monitor food waste gases

BBC Science - Thu, 11/26/2015 - 11:50
An experimental drone fitted with sensors is being deployed to monitor gases rising from rubbish dumps.

Ultrasound scans brain in micro 3D

BBC Science - Thu, 11/26/2015 - 08:37
Scientists use ultrasound to scan the blood vessels of an entire rat brain in microscopic 3D detail, pioneering a technique they say will improve cancer and stroke diagnosis.

Court lifts SA rhino horn trade ban

BBC Science - Thu, 11/26/2015 - 04:04
A South Africa court lifts a ban on the domestic trade in rhino horns which was imposed by the government in 2009 to stem poaching.

VIDEO: What has Bristol achieved as 'green capital'

BBC Science - Thu, 11/26/2015 - 02:37
John Maguire visited Bristol, which has been serving as Europe's official Green Capital, to see what the city has achieved in 2015.

Spider web gives up DNA secrets

BBC Science - Thu, 11/26/2015 - 01:32
Spiders - and their prey - can be identified from the DNA they leave behind stuck on webs, say US scientists.

Lead poisons '100,000 birds annually'

BBC Science - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 22:11
About 100,000 wetland birds are killed every year from poisoning by discarded lead ammunition, say scientists.

Is there a danger to environmental jargon?

BBC Science - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 17:38
The strange world of enviro-jargon

VIDEO: Switzerland’s vanishing natural wonder

BBC Science - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 16:07
Striking drone footage shows the extent of the retreat of Switzerland's Rhone Glacier, as scientists warn such magisterial ice-masses will have almost vanished by the end of the century.

VIDEO: 'Lead shot is poison for hunters'

BBC Science - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 16:05
Why one Danish hunter campaigns against the use of lead ammunition.


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