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September 21, 2017
Honey bees could help scientists create new antibiotics

Washington (UPI) Sep 7, 2017
A protein produced by honey bees could inspire the first new antibiotic in 30 years. Health officials are desperate for new antibiotics as dangerous bacterial strains strengthen their resistance against long-used drugs. Every year in the United States, 2 million people are infected with drug-resistant bacteria. For 23,000 people, the infection and related complications prove fatal. Researchers are constantly scanning nature for compounds and molecules that might inspire new antibi ... read more

Carbohydrates may be the key to a better malaria vaccine
Melbourne, Australia (SPX) Sep 19, 2017
An international research team has shown for the first time that carbohydrates on the surface of malaria parasites play a critical role in malaria's ability to infect mosquito and human hosts. ... more
Using NASA Satellite Data to Predict Malaria Outbreaks
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Sep 15, 2017
In the Amazon Rainforest, few animals are as dangerous to humans as mosquitos that transmit malaria. The tropical disease can bring on high fever, headaches and chills and is particularly severe for ... more
Fire ant venom could be used for skin treatments
Washington (UPI) Sep 11, 2017
A new study from Emory and Case Western universities found that compounds from fire ant venom could reduce skin thickening and inflammation in psoriasis. ... more
NASA's one-year mission investigates how space affects astronauts' functional performance
Houston TX (SPX) Sep 14, 2017
Adapting to the microgravity environment of space changes the way your brain interprets sensory signals, decreases muscle strength and alters cardiovascular function. Astronauts will need to overcom ... more
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Astronauts don't develop anemia during spaceflight, NASA study suggests
Houston TX (SPX) Sep 13, 2017
Space flight anemia - the reduction of circulating red blood cells (RBCs) during time spent in space - is an established phenomenon, but it may not be a major concern during long-duration space miss ... more
Tick tock and the risk of tick-borne disease
Santa Barbara CA (SPX) Sep 13, 2017
Around the world, ticks are one of the most important vectors of zoonotic diseases - animal diseases communicable to humans - and they're everywhere. While North Americans worry about Lyme dis ... more
New method for producing malaria treatment at large scales
Washington DC (SPX) Sep 13, 2017
Compared to smallpox or typhoid, malaria is proving one of the most challenging human diseases to eradicate - and so remains a real and constant danger to nearly half the world's population. Twenty ... more
A sweeter way to make green products
Newark DE (SPX) Sep 13, 2017
The shampoo you washed your hair with this morning. The balloons for the party. Refrigerators and sunglasses, medicine and mosquito repellent, guitar strings and fishing lures. These - and thousands ... more
Medical camera makes light work of seeing through the body
Edinburgh UK (SPX) Sep 12, 2017
Scientists have developed a camera that can see through the human body. The camera is designed to help doctors track medical tools known as endoscopes that are used to investigate a range of i ... more
WHO sounds alarm over DRCongo cholera epidemic
Kinshasa (AFP) Sept 9, 2017
The World Health Organization on Saturday sounded the alarm over a cholera outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo which has already claimed 528 lives and reached "worrying proportions". ... more

Humans are still evolving, study suggests

New boarding procedures could limit spread of infectious inside airplane cabins
Washington (UPI) Sep 1, 2017
New research out of Florida State University has offered policy makers new strategies for limiting the spread of disease among airline passengers. ... more
Reusable ruthenium-based catalyst could be a game-changer for the biomass industry
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Sep 04, 2017
Known for their outstanding versatility, primary amines (derivatives of ammonia) are industrially important compounds used in the preparation of a wide range of dyes, detergents and medicines. ... more
NASA's twin study investigates metabolites
Houston TX (SPX) Aug 24, 2017
You may think you're just an average Joe, but according to your metabolomics data your body is percolating some expressive information about your daily life. "Metabolomics measures small molec ... more
Weightlessness affects health of cosmonauts at molecular level
Moscow, Russia (SPX) Aug 30, 2017
A team of scientists from Russia and Canada has analyzed the effect of space conditions on the protein composition in blood samples of 18 Russian cosmonauts. The results indicated many significant c ... more

Bangladesh army steps up as Rohingya suffer heavy rain
Cox'S Bazar, Bangladesh (AFP) Sept 20, 2017
Bangladesh's army was ordered Wednesday to take a bigger role helping hundreds of thousands of Rohingya who have fled violence in Myanmar, amid warnings it could take six months to register the new refugees. Troops would be deployed immediately in Cox's Bazar near the border where more than 420,000 Rohingya Muslims have arrived since August 25, said Obaidul Quader, a senior minister and depu ... more
Mexico City (AFP) Sept 20, 2017
Desperate parents, missing children at quake-hit Mexico City school
London (AFP) Sept 19, 2017
British Virgin Islands under curfew as new storm approaches
Marigot (AFP) Sept 17, 2017
Hurricane-hit St Martin takes first steps to rebuild
China's BeiDou-3 satellites get new chips
Beijing (XNA) Sep 19, 2017
A new chip for the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) was unveiled on Saturday by the Global Navigation Satellite System and Location Based Service (GNSS and LBS) Association of China (GLAC). The chip supports the new generation of BeiDou-3 satellites for high-precision navigation and positioning. The positioning accuracy of the chip reaches the sub-meter level without ground-based a ... more
Denver CO (SPX) Sep 13, 2017
US Air Force Awards Lockheed Martin GPS M-Code Early Use Ground System Upgrade Contract
Kourou, French Guiana (SPX) Sep 15, 2017
Arianespace to orbit four Galileo satellites on two Ariane 62 launches
Dublin, Ireland (SPX) Sep 18, 2017
Top 5 Businesses in Ireland that Need GPS Tracking and Location-Sharing
Huge genetic diversity among Papuan New Guinean peoples revealed
Oxford, UK (SPX) Sep 19, 2017
The first large-scale genetic study of people in Papua New Guinea has shown that different groups within the country are genetically highly different from each other. Scientists at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and their colleagues at the University of Oxford and the Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research reveal that the people there have remained genetically independent from Europ ... more
Washington (UPI) Sep 15, 2017
Royal tomb of ancient Mayan ruler found in Guatemala
Washington DC (SPX) Sep 21, 2017
How Teotihuacan's urban design was lost and found
New York NY (SPX) Sep 07, 2017
Large-scale study of genetic data shows humans still evolving
Study finds wolves understand cause and effect better than dogs
Washington (UPI) Sep 15, 2017
Scientists from the Wolf Science Center of the Vetmeduni Vienna have shown that wolves understand the connection between cause and effect better than dogs. The study, published today in Scientific Reports, found that domesticated dogs could not make the connection between cause and effect when tested with an object that contained food made noise when shaken, but wolves could. Res ... more
Boston MA (SPX) Sep 21, 2017
Mathematics predicts a sixth mass extinction
Boston MA (SPX) Sep 21, 2017
Imagining a world without species
Washington (UPI) Sep 8, 2017
Monarch butterflies disappearing from western US
Carbohydrates may be the key to a better malaria vaccine
Melbourne, Australia (SPX) Sep 19, 2017
An international research team has shown for the first time that carbohydrates on the surface of malaria parasites play a critical role in malaria's ability to infect mosquito and human hosts. The discovery also suggests steps that may improve the only malaria vaccine approved to protect people against Plasmodium falciparum malaria - the most deadly form of the disease. The research, ... more
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Sep 15, 2017
Using NASA Satellite Data to Predict Malaria Outbreaks
Washington DC (SPX) Sep 13, 2017
New method for producing malaria treatment at large scales
Santa Barbara CA (SPX) Sep 13, 2017
Tick tock and the risk of tick-borne disease
China cracks down on pyramid scams after deaths
Beijing (AFP) Sept 15, 2017
China's latest crackdown on pyramid schemes was prompted by three shocking deaths: one young man who was beaten, another who was found dead in a pond, a third left to die on a road. Like elsewhere in the world, the scams have proliferated in China as fraudsters trick people into thinking they can become rich quickly. Members are charged a joining fee and required to recruit new investors wit ... more
Hong Kong (AFP) Sept 16, 2017
New wave of leaders step into breach for jailed HK democracy activists
Beijing (AFP) Sept 8, 2017
China tightens restrictions on religious freedom
Beijing (AFP) Sept 9, 2017
Pregnant woman's suicide roils China
Integrated Air and Missile Defense 2017 - Sept 27-29 - Washington DC
Huge Australia-bound cocaine haul siezed by French navy
Sydney (AFP) Aug 4, 2017
A massive cocaine haul bound for Australia in the hull of a yacht has been intercepted by the French navy in the Pacific, officials said on Friday. The 1.46 tonnes of the drug with an estimated street value of Aus$322 million (US$256 million) was seized in the South Pacific and four crew members, believed to be Lithuanian and Latvian nationals, arrested. The vessel "Afalina", which set s ... more
Jakarta (AFP) Aug 1, 2017
Indonesia to deport 153 Chinese for $450 million scam
Washington (AFP) June 28, 2017
US lists China among worst human trafficking offenders
Bangkok (AFP) June 1, 2017
Golden Triangle narco-gangs churning out new highs, UN warns
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Turkey hosts NATO naval exercises amid tensions
Marmaris, Turkey (AFP) Sept 20, 2017
Turkey on Wednesday was preparing to wind up naval exercises with fellow NATO members being held at a time of a crisis in relations with several alliance states and controversy over Ankara's plan to purchase weapons from Russia. The NATO exercises, focused on submarine rescue operations and called "Dynamic Monarch", were taking place in Turkish waters in the Mediterranean Sea off the resort ... more
United Nations, United States (AFP) Sept 19, 2017
France's Macron at UN defends Iran, climate deals
Jerusalem (AFP) Sept 18, 2017
Israel gets first joint US military base
Washington (UPI) Sep 19, 2017
Japan to fund Marine Corps facilities on Guam pending Okinawa move
GRACE Mission Making Plans for Final Science Data Collection
Washington DC (SPX) Sep 19, 2017
With one of its twin satellites almost out of fuel after more than 15 years of chasing each other around our planet to measure Earth's ever-changing gravity field, the operations team for the U.S./German Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) mission is making plans for an anticipated final science collection. On Sept. 3, one of 20 battery cells aboard the GRACE-2 satellite stoppe ... more
Paris (ESA) Aug 28, 2017
Granting weightless wishes
Bozeman MT (SPX) Jul 26, 2017
MSU gravitational physicist receives NASA award to explore extreme gravity and the universe
Hull UK (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
First look at gravitational dance that drives stellar formation
Israeli firms seek hi-tech help -- in Gaza
Gaza City, Palestinian Territories (AFP) Sept 20, 2017
When Dan Leubitz needed a contractor for a project with his Israeli tech firm, one address in the list of tenders caught his eye: Gaza. It was 2015, only a year after Israel fought a brutal war with Gaza's Islamist rulers Hamas, leaving 2,251 Palestinians killed and 74 dead on the Israeli side. Leubitz's rapidly growing firm Innitel was scouting for a contractor in low-cost, highly skill ... more
San Francisco (AFP) Sept 16, 2017
Equifax executives step down after major hack
Washington (AFP) Sept 8, 2017
Massive bureau hack raises troubling questions
Tallinn (AFP) Sept 7, 2017
EU defence ministers put to test in mock cyberattack
Iraq brings all remaining IS territory under attack
Baghdad (AFP) Sept 21, 2017
Iraq brought all of its territory still held by the Islamic State group under attack Thursday, throwing the jihadists on the defensive across their self-proclaimed "caliphate" extending into neighbouring Syria. Security forces backed by paramilitary units launched a dawn assault on a besieged IS-held pocket around the northern town of Hawija, just days after attacking the jihadists' only oth ... more
Najaf, Iraq (AFP) Sept 21, 2017
Pilgrims bring boom times for Iraqi gem traders
Al-Sagra, Iraq (AFP) Sept 19, 2017
Iraqi forces seize village in one of last IS bastions
Baghdad (AFP) Sept 19, 2017
Iraq anti-graft task force fishes for 'sharks'
Israel sees benefits in independent Kurdistan: experts
Jerusalem (AFP) Sept 19, 2017
Israel has become the only country to openly support an independent Kurdish state, a result of good ties between Kurds and Jews and expectations it would be a front against Iran and extremism, experts say. Iraq's Kurdish region plans to hold a non-binding referendum on statehood on September 25 despite the objections of Baghdad and neighbouring Iran and Turkey, as well as the United States. ... more
Istanbul (AFP) Sept 21, 2017
Turkey mulls options, rallies support to oppose Kurdish state
United Nations, United States (AFP) Sept 19, 2017
Erdogan demands Iraqi Kurds call off referendum
Peshawar, Pakistan (AFP) Sept 15, 2017
US drone kills three in Pakistan tribal belt
First-ever U.S. coal shipment arrives in Ukraine
Washington (UPI) Sep 15, 2017
The first batch of U.S. coal sent to Ukraine could open additional doors for bilateral energy trade, the Ukrainian minister of infrastructure said. Minister Volodymyr Omelyan said Friday that, after declaring a state of emergency because of coal blockades in eastern Ukraine, his country was supported with the arrival of U.S. coal. "My dream is that other ships coming from United ... more
Sydney (AFP) Sept 1, 2017
Rio completes Australia coal mines sale to China's Yancoal
Washington (UPI) Aug 22, 2017
In a first, U.S. ships coal to Ukraine
Washington (UPI) Aug 14, 2017
China to strictly control new coal-fired power capacity
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At Dubai expo, Chinese firms look to tap lucrative halal market
Dubai (AFP) Sept 19, 2017
Standing behind her stall at a Dubai exhibition centre, Dai Dong He offered passersby what looked like carefully wrapped biscuits or chocolates. "This is dry beef, beef snacks," said Dai, general manager of Anhui Central Asia Food Co., one of eight Chinese firms from Anhui Province displaying products at Halal Expo Dubai 2017. Dubai is hosting the show for the ninth year running, with th ... more
Paris (AFP) Sept 14, 2017
Syngenta chief calls for debate on 'sustainable agriculture'
Melbourne FL (SPX) Sep 15, 2017
Research finds roots use chemical 'photos' to coordinate growth
Riga (AFP) Sept 10, 2017
Latvia tweets no room for mushroom hunters on army base
What Do We Need to Know to Mine an Asteroid
Riga, Lativa (SPX) Sep 20, 2017
The mining of resources contained in asteroids, for use as propellant, building materials or in life-support systems, has the potential to revolutionise exploration of our solar system. To make this concept a reality, we need to increase our knowledge of the very diverse population of accessible near-Earth asteroids (NEAs). Last year, dozens of the world's leading asteroid scientists and a ... more
Riga (AFP) Sept 20, 2017
Europe urged to reconsider pullout from 'Armageddon' asteroid mission
Washington (UPI) Sep 20, 2017
Ancient meteorite impact triggered highest surface temperature in Earth's history
Pasadena CA (JPL) Sep 07, 2017
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