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Don’t Fence Me In! Study Says Fences Cause “Ecological Meltdown”

Apr 4, 2014
Don’t Fence Me In! Study Says Fences Cause “Ecological Meltdown”

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Researchers: Act on climate change at any cost to keep a habitable world

Apr 3, 2014

LONDON, April 3, 2014 - Two researchers who tried to work out the economics of reducing global climate change to a tolerable level have come up with a perhaps surprising answer: essentially, we do not and cannot know what it would cost.

Even more surprising, probably, is their conclusion: not knowing is no excuse...

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To Boldly Go? Experts Issue Ethics Guidelines for Health Standards on NASA’s Next Generation of Risky Missions

Apr 3, 2014

April 2, 2014 - Nearly two years after the conclusion of its space shuttle program left Americans wondering what would become of the spacefaring dreams of decades past, NASA has sought the advice of health and ethics experts for protecting astronauts on its "next generation" of long duration and exploration-class human spaceflights.

Such missions, including...

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24 percent of European bumblebee species threatened with extinction

Apr 3, 2014
24 percent of European bumblebee species threatened with extinction

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Europe’s largest bumblebee, the Endangered Bombus fragrans, is seriously threatened by the intensification of agriculture Photo: Göran Holmström ...

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Earth and Mars converging for a close encounter

Apr 2, 2014

March 28, 2014 - By the time you finish reading this story, you'll be about 1,000 km closer to the planet Mars.

Earth and Mars are converging for a close encounter. As March gives way to April, the distance between the two planets is shrinking by about 300 km every minute. When the convergence...

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Survey: One third of American parents mistakenly link vaccines to autism

Apr 2, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC, April 2, 2014 - According to a survey released today by the National Consumers League (NCL), the nation's pioneering consumer organization, adult Americans lack sufficient information about the safety of vaccines and the risks of failing to vaccinate for highly contagious diseases. Despite scientific studies clarifying that vaccines are not linked to...

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America’s New Drug Policy Landscape

Apr 2, 2014

April 2, 2014 - As the debate over drug policy reaches the national level, 67% of Americans say that the government should focus more on providing treatment for those who use illegal drugs like heroin and cocaine, than on prosecuting drug users. Support for a treatment-based approach spans nearly all demographic groups, according to...

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Book review: ‘Chasing the American Dream: Understanding What Shapes Our Fortunes’

Apr 2, 2014
Book review: ‘Chasing the American Dream: Understanding What Shapes Our Fortunes’

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SNAP: A New Model for Tackling the Biggest Global Challenges

Apr 2, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. (APRIL 1, 2014) – Science for Nature and People (SNAP) is pioneering a new model for using science to help solve the world's most pressing conservation and human development challenges.

Today, SNAP announces the selection of six new working group projects that bring science to solving some of the planet's toughest challenges involving...

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Galactic serial killer

Apr 2, 2014
Galactic serial killer

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This new image from the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO's La Silla Observatory in Chile shows a...

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