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The U.N.'s Rundown Of Some Of The World's Biggest Problems A new report reveals where the world stands in the fight against extreme poverty, inequality and climate change.
NPR.org | Jul 23, 2016 10:06 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
What happened to the male contraceptive pill? The idea was first mooted in 1957, and countless proposals have emerged in the decades since, but none of them has come to fruition. The science is there, and so are the potential users and yet the industry continues to drag its feetHad there been a male
The Guardian | Jul 23, 2016 09:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
After Brexit, breaking down barriers in science is more necessary than ever Uncertainty over Britains future role in European science makes boundary-challenging initiatives like ESOF and Falling Walls more important than ever. Next week, the European science community will meet at the biannual EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) in Man
The Guardian | Jul 23, 2016 08:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Kenya jails ivory kinpin for 20 years Paula Kahumbu: The conviction and sentencing of Feisal Mohammed Ali sends a message to poachers and traffickers that the net is closing around themYesterday, a Mombasa law court sentenced Feisal Mohammed Ali to 20 years in jail after finding him guilty of
The Guardian | Jul 23, 2016 07:52 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Forty years of missions to Mars Four decades after Nasas Viking 1 landed on the red planet, we detail every Mars mission to date successful or notGetting to Mars was really hard to do, Nasas chief historian Dr Bill Barry said, in a major feat of understatement, as the US space agency ce
The Guardian | Jul 23, 2016 07:01 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
CRISPR: Chinese Scientists To Pioneer Gene-Editing Trial On Humans An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: A team of Chinese scientists will be the first in the world to apply the revolutionary gene-editing technique known as CRISPR on human subjects. Led by Lu You, an oncologist at Sichuan University's We
Slashdot | Jul 23, 2016 07:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
A roe deer doe transforms the scene Achvaneran, Highlands The only recourse was to do a wildlife watch, ignoring everything else and concentrating solely on what was around in natureWalking down the garden to my study I could hear a single male curlew calling from the field. They had bred d
The Guardian | Jul 23, 2016 04:30 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Fast swimmers make fast pools, but science lends a hand By Alan Baldwin LONDON (Reuters) - To those who dip into swimming only when the Olympic Games come around, it may seem odd to hear a pool described as 'fast' when it looks much like any other large rectangle filled with water. In 2013, after Bri
Yahoo! News | Jul 23, 2016 01:27 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Swimming-Fast swimmers make fast pools, but science lends a hand By Alan Baldwin LONDON, July 23 (Reuters) - To those who dip into swimming only when the Olympic Games come around, it may seem odd to hear a pool described as 'fast' when it looks much like any other large rectangle filled with water. In 2013, after Brit
Yahoo! News | Jul 23, 2016 01:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Rare bog butterfly flutters back from brink A small bog in Lancashire is once again home to a rare species of butterfly, for the first time in 100 years.
BBC News | Jul 23, 2016 12:37 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend