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John Nash, ‘A Beautiful Mind’ Subject and Nobel Winner, Dies at 86

NYT Science - 3 hours 48 min ago
The narrative of Mr. Nash’s brilliant rise, the lost years of severe mental illness, and the eventual awarding of a Nobel Prize captured the public mind.

John F. Nash Jr., Mathematician Whose Life Story Inspired ‘A Beautiful Mind,’ Dies at 86

NYT Science - 4 hours 40 min ago
The narrative of Mr. Nash’s brilliant rise, the lost years of severe mental illness, and the eventual awarding of a Nobel Prize captured the public mind.

'Beautiful Mind' mathematician killed

BBC Science - 6 hours 56 min ago
Mathematician John Nash, subject of film A Beautiful Mind, dies in a New Jersey taxi crash with his wife, US media reports say

The great 'Mars bake-off' begins

BBC Science - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 19:43
A look inside the lab where the Mars Rover will be assembled

Saving coffee from extinction

BBC Science - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 16:17
Breeding a new plant to save coffee from extinction

Tree Project Aims to Put the Oak Back in Oakland

NYT Science - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 14:35
A campaign to “re-oak” Oakland has begun, which started when volunteers planted an inaugural stand of 72 coast live oak saplings in plastic buckets in a West Oakland park.

Decade After Katrina, Pointing Finger More Firmly at Army Corps

NYT Science - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 13:57
An article by experts involved in some previous examinations of the catastrophe contends that fault should fall squarely on the Army Corps of Engineers.

Spiders strum on leaves for love

BBC Science - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 19:07
Purring spiders use leaves as microphones and speakers to transmit their purring courtship song to a female, scientists find.

Advocates and Regulators Press for Cleaner New York City Waterways

NYT Science - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 18:46
More stringent regulations governing water quality standards are expected soon from state environmental officials.

National Briefing | West: California: Tests Ordered After Oil Leak

NYT Science - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 18:39
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration required Plains All American Pipeline to remove the damaged section of pipe, test it and empty the remainder of the line.

Farmers Agree to Water Cuts in California

NYT Science - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 17:03
State officials accepted an offer from growers in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to give up a quarter of their water this season.

The element that made the 20th Century shine

BBC Science - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 16:53
The element that made the modern era gleam

Dot Earth Blog: The R&B Star Akon and an Emirates Foundation Invest in a Solar Energy Work Force for Africa

NYT Science - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 14:06
A hip-hop star, Akon, and a young solar-technology instructor visit the U.N. to show how they are lighting up Africa.

Fighting Pollution From Microbeads Used in Soaps and Creams

NYT Science - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 14:02
On Friday, the state’s Assembly passed a bill that could become the strictest ban in the country on the particles, which can carry pollutants into the food chain.

VIDEO: How an ancient parasite was frozen in time

BBC Science - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 02:02
Professor David Siveter from the University of Leicester explains how a 425 million year-old parasite was frozen in time at a site in Herefordshire.

Obama Plans New Rule to Limit Water Pollution

NYT Science - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 02:00
The administration is to soon announce new executive action that would restore its authority to limit water pollution. Republicans are trying to block the president.

VIDEO: Dog evolution 'earlier than thought'

BBC Science - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 22:41
Dogs may have been domesticated much earlier than previously though, Swedish researchers suggest.

California Farmers Offer Concession in Drought

NYT Science - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 18:02
Growers in California’s Sacramento and San Joaquin river delta said they would give up a quarter of their water if California promised not to make further cutbacks.

Ancient parasite 'frozen in time'

BBC Science - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 17:01
Researchers discover the 425-million-year-old remains of a new species of parasite - still clamped to the host animal it invaded.

Ocean's 'tiniest organisms' revealed

BBC Science - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 16:59
Thousands of species of the ocean's tiniest organisms are revealed in a series of studies.


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