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April 25, 2017
Fungi have enormous potential for new antibiotics

Gothenburg, Germany (SPX) Apr 24, 2017
Fungi are a potential goldmine for the production of pharmaceuticals. This is shown by researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, who have developed a method for finding new antibiotics from nature's own resources. The findings - which could prove very useful in the battle against antibiotic resistance - were recently published in the journal, Nature Microbiology. Antibiotics have saved millions of lives since they were discovered in the 1940s. But recently we've had to learn a new term: an ... read more

Investigation on Space Station to test minimizing pressure of space travel
Cleveland OH (SPX) Apr 20, 2017
Spacecraft rely on liquids for everything from fuel to life support systems for astronauts. Storing these liquids at the correct temperature and pressure is essential to prevent loss of fluids or fa ... more
Life on Earth is used to gravity - so what happens to our cells and tissues in space?
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Apr 18, 2017
There's one force whose effects are so deeply entrenched in our everyday lives that we probably don't think much about it at all: gravity. Gravity is the force that causes attraction between masses. ... more
Suspected meningitis epidemic kills 745 in Nigeria
Abuja (AFP) April 19, 2017
A meningitis outbreak in Nigeria has killed 745 people, an increase of more than 50 percent in barely a week, officials said Wednesday, sounding the alarm over the feared epidemic. ... more
Alphabet's Verily makes smartwatch for health research
San Francisco (AFP) April 14, 2017
Alphabet's life sciences unit Verily on Friday unveiled a wrist-worn "Study Watch" designed to gather complex health data in clinical studies. ... more
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Viral fossils reveal how our ancestors may have eliminated an ancient infection
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
Scientists have uncovered how our ancestors may have wiped out an ancient retrovirus around 11 million years ago. Retroviruses, which include human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), are abundant i ... more
A big-picture look at the world's worst Ebola epidemic
Seattle WA (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
An international effort to analyze the entire database of Ebola virus genomes from the 2013-2016 West African epidemic reveals insights into factors that sped or slowed the rampage and calls for usi ... more
Diarrhoea kills more than 500 in Somalia since January: UN
Geneva (AFP) April 13, 2017
Cholera and acute diarrhoea have killed more than 500 people and left tens of thousands of others sick in drought-hit parts of Somalia since January, the United Nations said Thursday. ... more
Swiss test wireless cameras to monitor newborns' vital signs
Geneva (AFP) April 10, 2017
Swiss researchers said Monday they have developed a wireless camera system to monitor vital signs in premature babies, a move that could replace uncomfortable and highly inaccurate skin sensors. ... more
SES and Luxembourg Government Extend SATMED E-Health Contract
Luxembourg (SPX) Apr 10, 2017
SES and the Luxembourg Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs report that they have extended a contract to maintain and support SATMED, an e-health satellite platform, until 2020. Under the ... more
Study Examines Effects of Spaceflight on Immune System
Houston TX (SPX) Apr 06, 2017
Getting sick isn't fun for anyone, but it could be especially taxing for crew members aboard the International Space Station. Protecting crew health is important as NASA prepares for long duration, ... more

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Scientists announce breakthrough in stem cell research
Washington (UPI) Apr 6, 2017
Scientists have already successfully developed pluripotent stem cells in the lab, cells which can form any type of tissue. Totipotent stem cells are the pinnacle for stem cell scientists, however. And for the first time, researchers have found a way to engineer them. ... more
Astronaut study gives voice to people with disabilities
Paris (ESA) Apr 04, 2017
When his father was diagnosed with a debilitating disease four years ago, it sparked Ivo Vieira into developing a novel means of communication for people coping with extreme limitations, building on ... more
Space Station Crew Cultivates Crystals for Drug Development
Houston TX (SPX) Apr 04, 2017
Crew members aboard the International Space Station will begin conducting research this week to improve the way we grow crystals on Earth. The information gained from the experiments could speed up ... more
Mini X-ray sensor for high-precision medical applications
Paris, France (SPX) Apr 04, 2017
The ability to detect X-rays on a tiny scale paves the way for high-precision medical imaging and therapies. Such detection capabilities have been achieved by researchers from the CNRS, the Universi ... more

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SES Launches Rapid Response Vehicle for Defence, Security and Humanitarian Missions
Luxembourg (SPX) Apr 21, 2017
SES has announced its new government product Rapid Response Vehicle (RRV), a SATCOM-enabled platform capable of providing high-speed connectivity and global communications services tailored to a broad range of commercial, civil, humanitarian and defence missions around the world. The Rapid Response Vehicle is the world's first mobile platform to offer collaborative communications technolog ... more
Sydney (AFP) April 22, 2017
US to honour 'dumb' refugee deal with Australia: Pence
Seoul (AFP) April 24, 2017
Rights group urges China to release N. Korean refugees
Bogota (AFP) April 21, 2017
'Is this Miami?': An Iraqi family's Colombian odyssey
Researchers working toward indoor location detection
Houston TX (SPX) Apr 18, 2017
Rice University computer scientists are mapping a new solution for interior navigational location detection by linking it to existing sensors in mobile devices. Their results were presented in a paper at last month's 2017 Design, Automation and Test in Europe (DATE) Conference in Lausanne, Switzerland. Six months ago, the same researchers published a paper on their first technology for a n ... more
Paris (ESA) Apr 10, 2017
Galileo's search and rescue service in the spotlight
Managua (AFP) April 7, 2017
Russia inaugurates GPS-type satellite station in Nicaragua
Washington (UPI) Apr 7, 2017
Northrop Grumman, Honeywell receive EGI-M contracts
Indonesian hobbit evolved from African ancestor
Washington (UPI) Apr 21, 2017
New analysis of the remains of Flores man - the most complete Homo floresiensis specimen - suggests the Indonesian "hobbits" evolved from an African relative, not from Homo erectus. Homo erectus is the only other hominid species found on the islands of Indonesia, but the latest research suggests H. floresiensis and H. erectus belong to separate lineages. "The analyses show that ... more
Washington (UPI) Apr 19, 2017
Neuroscientists measure 'higher' state of consciousness
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 10, 2017
Putting social science modeling through its paces
Washington (UPI) Apr 10, 2017
Science says: Let a stranger pick your profile picture
How Venus flytrap triggers digestion
Wurzburg, Germany (SPX) Apr 24, 2017
Venus flytrap (Dionaea muscipula) is a carnivorous plant. Catching its prey, mainly insects, with a trapping structure formed by its leaves, the plants' glands secrete an enzyme to decompose the prey and take up the nutrients released. Although postulated since Darwin's pioneering studies, these secretory events have not been measured and analysed until now: An international team of resear ... more
Tomsk, Russia (SPX) Apr 24, 2017
Mammoths suffered from diseases that are typical for people
Wurzburg, Germany (SPX) Apr 20, 2017
Ants rescue their injured
Washington (UPI) Apr 20, 2017
Can coyotes fill the ecological gaps left by lost wolf populations?
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Suspected meningitis epidemic kills 745 in Nigeria
Abuja (AFP) April 19, 2017
A meningitis outbreak in Nigeria has killed 745 people, an increase of more than 50 percent in barely a week, officials said Wednesday, sounding the alarm over the feared epidemic. "We need all hands on deck," said Chikwe Ihekweazu, head of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) as the federal government announced the latest toll from the outbreak, which has mostly affected children. ... more
Geneva (AFP) April 13, 2017
Diarrhoea kills more than 500 in Somalia since January: UN
Seattle WA (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
A big-picture look at the world's worst Ebola epidemic
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
Viral fossils reveal how our ancestors may have eliminated an ancient infection
For Chinese fans, popular teen band are mama's boys
Beijing (AFP) April 24, 2017
Liang Shanshan considers herself a mother of two: one child is her biological son, the other is a 16-year-old Chinese teen pop star she has never met. She is a "mother fan" and part of a group of women in their mid-20s to 60s whose maternal instincts are set off by China's boy band sensation TFBoys("The Fighting Boys"). The band has won millions of Chinese followers since their 2013 deb ... more
Beijing (AFP) April 22, 2017
China rights lawyer denied own defence for trial
Beijing (AFP) April 20, 2017
Chinese tycoon accuses Beijing of meddling in interview
The Hague (AFP) April 12, 2017
Dutch panda mania as giant bears arrive from China
Indian, Chinese navies rescue ship hijacked by Somali pirates
New Delhi (AFP) April 9, 2017
The navies of India and China carried out a joint operation Sunday to rescue a merchant ship hijacked by Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden, the Indian defence ministry said. After receiving a distress call on Saturday night, the Indian warships established contact with the captain of the merchant vessel who had locked himself in a strong room along with the rest of the Filipino crew. " ... more
Manila (AFP) Feb 8, 2017
Philippines seeks US, China help to combat sea pirates
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EU hopeful UK vote will smooth Brexit path
Brussels (AFP) April 21, 2017
Britain's snap election has sparked hopes in Europe that Brexit negotiations could run more smoothly with a leader who has a big mandate, analysts and diplomats say. In Brussels, the belief is that if Prime Minister Theresa May wins a large majority as expected on June 8, she will no longer have to worry so much about upsetting hardliners in her Conservative Party. That would give her sp ... more
Stockholm (AFP) April 23, 2017
Russia boosts military spending despite sanctions: study
Washington (AFP) April 24, 2017
Russia flies multiple bomber missions near Alaska: Pentagon
Tokyo (AFP) April 23, 2017
US warship in west Pacific for Japan navy drills
Rare Brightening of Supernova's Light Found by Caltech's Palomar Observatory
Pasadena CA (SPX) Apr 21, 2017
An international team of astronomers has, for the first time, seen a cosmic magnification of the light from a class of supernova called Type Ia. Type Ia supernovas - often referred to as "standard candles" because of their well-known intrinsic brightness - are frequently used by astronomers to accurately measure the expansion rate of our universe, as well as the amount of dark energy, which is t ... more
Orlando FL (SPX) Apr 07, 2017
ZERO-G Research aims to advance deep-space mission technology
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Mar 01, 2017
Cells adapt ultra-rapidly to zero gravity
Moscow, Russia (SPX) Feb 22, 2017
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Denmark says Russia hacked defence ministry emails
Stockholm (AFP) April 24, 2017
Denmark on Monday denounced Moscow's "aggressive" behaviour after a report accused Russian hackers of infiltrating the defence ministry's email accounts. "This is part of a continuing war from the Russian side in this field, where we are seeing a very aggressive Russia," Defence Minister Claus Hjort Frederiksen told Danish news agency Ritzau. A report published Sunday by the Centre for C ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
Baking Hack Resistance Directly into Hardware
London (AFP) April 4, 2017
Web pioneer slams UK, US calls to weaken encryption
Berlin (AFP) March 31, 2017
German military to launch cyber command
Satellite dishes reconnect post-IS Mosul to world
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) April 20, 2017
Satellite dishes have been sprouting on the rooftops of east Mosul since it was retaken from the Islamic State group, who punished anyone caught with a dish with the lash. "Now we know what is happening in the world," Mohammad Turki says as he installs one in the Al-Qahira district. Since Iraqi forces ousted IS from the half of Mosul that lies east of the Tigris river, residents have rus ... more
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) April 24, 2017
Volunteers search rubble to save Mosul university
Habbaniyah, Iraq (AFP) April 23, 2017
Western Iraq ambush on military convoy kills 10
Baghdad (AFP) April 20, 2017
Iraq summons Turkish envoy over Erdogan interview
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Pentagon chief warns of 'tough year' for Afghanistan
Kabul (AFP) April 24, 2017
US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis warned of "another tough year" in Afghanistan as he arrived on an unannounced visit Monday, hours after his Afghan counterpart resigned over a deadly Taliban attack that triggered anger and left the embattled army in disarray. Paying his first visit to Afghanistan as Pentagon chief, Mattis met with President Ashraf Ghani and other officials and US military com ... more
Kabul (AFP) April 24, 2017
Afghan defence minister, army chief resign after Taliban attack
Mazar-I-Sharif, Afghanistan (AFP) April 22, 2017
Over 100 killed, wounded in Taliban attack on Afghan military base
Washington (UPI) Apr 20, 2017
U.S. State Department approves arms sale for Peshmerga forces
Coal power dropping as natural gas, renewables grow, U.S. report finds
Washington (UPI) Apr 17, 2017
The amount of electricity generated by coal since 2007 is down 40 percent as natural gas and renewable power capacity grows, the U.S. government reported. The U.S. Energy Information Administration said in a daily brief that coal accounted for about 30 percent of all of the electricity generated in the country last year. "As natural gas and renewables have increased their market ... more
Washington (AFP) March 30, 2017
US environmental groups file suit to block new coal mining on public lands
Mumbai (AFP) March 19, 2017
Adani to begin work on Australia mine by August: report
Prague (AFP) March 19, 2017
Czech energy group bucks green trend with bet on coal
New data unearths pesticide peril in beehives
Ithaca NY (SPX) Apr 24, 2017
Honeybees - employed to pollinate crops during the blooming season - encounter danger due to lingering and wandering pesticides, according to a new Cornell University study that analyzed the bee's own food. Researchers used 120 pristine honeybee colonies that were placed near 30 apple orchards around New York state. After allowing the bees to forage for several days during the apple flower ... more
Beijing, China (SPX) Apr 24, 2017
Climatic effect of irrigation over the Yellow River basin
Stanford CA (SPX) Apr 24, 2017
A better way to predict the environmental impacts of agricultural production
Laramie WY (SPX) Apr 20, 2017
Researchers quantify grasslands' carbon storage value
Close call: When asteroids whisk past Earth
Paris (AFP) April 19, 2017
A peanut-shaped asteroid 1.3 kilometres (3,280 feet) across streaked past Earth on Wednesday, giving astronomers a rare chance to check out a big space rock up close. But not too close. Dubbed 2014-JO25, the asteroid came nearest at 12:20 GMT and is now hurtling away from the centre of our solar system, said Ian Carnelli, an astronomer from the European Space Agency (ESA). "It does ... more
Pasadena CA (JPL) Apr 20, 2017
Landslides on Ceres Reflect Ice Content
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 20, 2017
New study ranks hazardous asteroid effects from least to most destructive
Pasadena CA (JPL) Apr 20, 2017
NASA images Asteroid 2014 JO25 using radar prior to flyby

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