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BBC News – Great Britain

Do smoke-free stoves really save lives?

Research has cast doubt on a UN-backed project to reduce pollution-induced illness in the world’s poorest children by providing 100 million homes with a smoke-free stove.

Posted on 7 December 2016 @ 3:41 am

Climate protection gap widening, warns insurance report

Insurance experts warn of a $100bn global “protection gap” due to increased climate change risks.

Posted on 7 December 2016 @ 1:39 am

Green delight as Trump’s Irish wall plans withdrawn

Donald Trump’s plan to erect a huge sea wall at his Irish golf course has been withdrawn in the light of stiff opposition.

Posted on 6 December 2016 @ 6:15 pm

Agreement signed in Prestwick spaceport bid

Glasgow Prestwick Airport signs an agreement with Houston Spaceport as it continues its bid to become the UK’s first launch site.

Posted on 6 December 2016 @ 5:29 pm

Seal studies reveal secret life

A project is underway to record the underwater behaviour of Britain’s grey seals.

Posted on 6 December 2016 @ 5:02 pm

Caesarean births ‘affecting human evolution’

The regular use of Caesarean sections is having an impact on human evolution, say scientists.

Posted on 6 December 2016 @ 2:12 pm

Scottish fossils tell story of first life on land

Fossils of possibly the earliest backboned four-legged animals to walk have been found in Scotland.

Posted on 5 December 2016 @ 4:03 pm


Science News – United States

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CNet – United States

Pearl Harbor 75th anniversary: Tour the sites, ships and planes of World War II – CNET

75 years ago today, the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor and launched the US into World War II. To commemorate the anniversary, here are 10 photo tours of the ships, aircraft and battlefields of that war and beyond.

Posted on 7 December 2016 @ 8:00 am

NASA has announced a new climate science mission – CNET

Even under the threat of cuts under the new US government, NASA has announced a mission to study vegetation health and greenhouse gases.

Posted on 7 December 2016 @ 6:03 am

Adele’s ‘Carpool Karaoke’ is year’s top viral video on YouTube – CNET

Other faves in 2016 on the Google-owned video site were soccer highlights featuring the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, and HBO’s John Oliver taking on Donald Trump.

Posted on 7 December 2016 @ 5:01 am

Facebook and Google among the best companies to work for – CNET

Tech companies once again dominate Glassdoor’s annual list of best places to work, and they’re starting to have an impact in other industries.

Posted on 7 December 2016 @ 4:59 am

Apple is going start publishing its AI research – CNET

The notoriously secretive organisation is going to start sharing its research into AI in a move that may help advance its efforts.

Posted on 7 December 2016 @ 4:57 am

Talking toys accused of sharing kids’ secrets – CNET

Complaint with FTC alleges that internet-connected toys are recording and transmitting kids’ conversations in violation of children’s privacy rules.

Posted on 7 December 2016 @ 4:06 am

Apple Music surpasses 20 million subscribers – CNET

Music-streaming service hits the milestone just three months after announcing it had 17 million paying customers.

Posted on 7 December 2016 @ 4:00 am

Computer World – United States

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