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March 30, 2017
Graphene-based neural probes probe brain activity in high resolution

Munich, Germany (SPX) Mar 30, 2017
Measuring brain activity with precision is essential to developing further understanding of diseases such as epilepsy and disorders that affect brain function and motor control. Neural probes with high spatial resolution are needed for both recording and stimulating specific functional areas of the brain. Now, researchers from the Graphene Flagship have developed a new device for recording brain activity in high resolution while maintaining excellent signal to noise ratio (SNR). Based on graphene ... read more

Quadriplegic man regains use of arm in medical first: study
Paris (AFP) March 28, 2017
A decade after a bike crash that left an American man paralysed from the shoulders down, he can again feed himself, researchers hailing a medical first reported Wednesday. ... more
Transgenic plants against malaria
Madrid, Spain (SPX) Mar 29, 2017
Since the ancient times, mankind has used plants to treat diseases. An example is the plant Artemisia annua, used for over 2,000 years in traditional Chinese medicine to treat intermittent fevers. N ... more
Scientists image one of the largest viruses on the planet
Washington (UPI) Mar 28, 2017
In order to image one of the world's largest viruses, the Samba virus, scientists at Michigan State had to design and build their own microscope. ... more
UNSW scientists unveil a giant leap for anti-aging
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Mar 27, 2017
UNSW researchers have made a discovery that could lead to a revolutionary drug that actually reverses ageing, improves DNA repair and could even help NASA get its astronauts to Mars. In a pape ... more
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Thousands of monkeys are dying from yellow fever in Brazil
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Yellow fever, a viral disease transmitted by mosquitoes, is spreading through Brazil, infecting and killing both monkeys and humans. ... more
Stem Cells Seem Speedier in Space
Houston TX (SPX) Mar 21, 2017
Growing significant numbers of human stem cells in a short time could lead to new treatments for stroke and other health issues. Scientists are sending stem cells to the International Space Station ... more
China's demand for medicine fuels African donkey slaughter
Mogosani, South Africa (AFP) March 21, 2017
Under a cloudless sky in South Africa's northwestern farming region, donkeys still amble along muddy paths, pausing to nibble on grass, oblivious to the threat from a demand for Chinese medicine. ... more
AsiaSat transmits live heart surgery
Hong KongLos Angeles CA (SPX) Mar 17, 2017
AsiaSat was proud to support live transmissions of a heart surgery earlier this year in Hong Kong, providing medical practitioners attending a conference in Singapore the opportunity to see the proc ... more
NASA twins study team begins integrating results
Houston TX (SPX) Mar 17, 2017
It begins with one instrument. Then another joins in. Before you know it a grand symphony is playing before your eyes. NASA Twins Study researchers are eager to integrate their results and create a ... more
Web-based counseling lowers blood pressure as much as meds: study
Washington (AFP) March 18, 2017
People who received regular lifestyle counseling online were able to lower their blood pressure as much as a medication would, researchers said Saturday. ... more

UN body urges China to act as bird flu deaths spike

700 dead as malaria 'epidemic' hits Burundi
Nairobi (AFP) March 14, 2017
About 700 people have died from malaria in Burundi so far this year, the health minister said, with the authorities having registered 1.8 million infections in a rising epidemic. ... more
Making resistant superbugs sensitive to antibiotics
Copenhagen, Denmark (SPX) Mar 15, 2017
New research is paving the way for the development of innovative drugs that restore antibiotic susceptibility in antibiotic-resistant superbugs such as Klebsiella pneumoniae, a main cause of fatal l ... more
Scientists zoom in on AIDS virus hideout
Paris (AFP) March 15, 2017
French scientists said Wednesday they had found a way to pinpoint elusive white blood cells which provide a hideout for the AIDS virus in people taking anti-HIV drugs. ... more
Paris's overworked rat-catchers on strike
Paris (AFP) March 14, 2017
Paris's overworked rat-catchers staged a one-day strike Tuesday, protesting outside city hall to demand reinforcements and bonuses two months after carrying out a massive cull in the French capital. ... more

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Military mobilises to help cyclone-ravaged Australian region
Ayr, Australia (AFP) March 29, 2017
Towns remained cut off in northern Australia Wednesday after being pummelled by a powerful cyclone that washed battered yachts ashore and ripped roofs off houses, as the military mobilised to help with the clean-up. The category four Cyclone Debbie slammed into the coast of Queensland state between Bowen and Airlie Beach on Tuesday afternoon, packing destructive winds and devastating some of ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Mar 29, 2017
Rising flood insurance costs growing will New York City
Dhaka (IANS) Mar 27, 2017
Bangladesh to join India's South Asia Satellite initiative
Munich, Germany (SPX) Mar 27, 2017
Extreme space weather: Protecting our critical infrastructure
Satnavs 'switch off' parts of the brain
London, UK (SPX) Mar 23, 2017
Using a satnav to get to your destination 'switches off' parts of the brain that would otherwise be used to simulate different routes, reveals new UCL research. The study, published in Nature Communications and funded by Wellcome, involved 24 volunteers navigating a simulation of Soho in central London while undergoing brain scans. The researchers investigated activity in the hippocampus, ... more
London (UPI) Mar 13, 2017
Technology can reduce GPS outages from Northern Lights, researchers say
Los Angeles CA (UPI) Mar 07, 2017
DevOps process reduces GPS OCX development time for Raytheon
Beijing (AFP) Feb 21, 2017
Police in China's restive Xinjiang to track cars by GPS
Bigger brains help primates cope with conflict
Washington (UPI) Mar 27, 2017
New research suggests bigger brains help primates in larger social groups manage their aggression and cope with conflict. Scientists have previously pointed to increasing competition for resource and life among growing social groups as reasons for differing brain sizes among different primates. New research suggests conflict resolution plays a role, too. Researchers at the Univer ... more
Washington (UPI) Mar 28, 2017
Scientists predict children's reading abilities using DNA variants
Austin TX (SPX) Mar 21, 2017
Human skull evolved along with two-legged walking, study confirms
University Park PA (SPX) Mar 17, 2017
Nose form was shaped by climate
Dust helps regulate Sierra Nevada ecosystems
Merced, CA (SPX) Mar 30, 2017
"Collecting dust" isn't usually considered a good thing. But dust from as near as the Central Valley and as far away as the Gobi Desert in Asia provides more nutrients - especially critical phosphorus - than previously thought to sustain the vegetation in the Sierra Nevada, a team of scientists has found. A new study released in the journal Nature Communications indicates it's important to ... more
Nairobi (AFP) March 29, 2017
Hope for elephants as ivory prices fall: conservationists
Mamuju, Indonesia (AFP) March 29, 2017
Indonesian man found dead inside giant python
Washington (UPI) Mar 28, 2017
Study details risks faced by locally abundant but isolated endangered species
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Scientists image one of the largest viruses on the planet
Washington (UPI) Mar 28, 2017
In order to image one of the world's largest viruses, the Samba virus, scientists at Michigan State had to design and build their own microscope. Researchers retrofitted a transmission electron microscope with a cryostage, a device used to keep biological samples frozen in liquid nitrogen. Scientists used the cryo-electron microscope to map the Samba virus and observe it as the virus in ... more
Madrid, Spain (SPX) Mar 29, 2017
Transgenic plants against malaria
(UPI) Mar 22, 2017
Thousands of monkeys are dying from yellow fever in Brazil
Rome (AFP) March 17, 2017
UN body urges China to act as bird flu deaths spike
China's favourite Lam wins Hong Kong leadership, vows to heal rifts
Hong Kong (AFP) March 26, 2017
Hong Kong's new leader Carrie Lam pledged Sunday to mend political rifts after winning a vote dismissed as a sham by democracy activists who fear the loss of the city's cherished freedoms. The former career civil servant was chosen as next chief executive of the semi-autonomous city by a mainly pro-China committee. She was widely seen as Beijing's favourite candidate. Her main rival, ex- ... more
Beijing (AFP) March 27, 2017
Australia-based professor blocked from leaving China
Hong Kong (AFP) March 27, 2017
Hong Kong targets activists day after vote
Hong Kong (AFP) March 26, 2017
Beijing favourite Lam wins Hong Kong leadership
Philippines seeks US, China help to combat sea pirates
Manila (AFP) Feb 8, 2017
The Philippines is seeking US and Chinese help to guard a major sea lane as Islamic militants shift attacks to international shipping, officials said Wednesday. Manila does not want the Sibutu Passage between Malaysia's Sabah state and the southern Philippines to turn into a Somalia-style pirate haven, coast guard officials said. The deep-water channel, used by 13,000 vessels each year, ... more
Lome (AFP) Oct 15, 2016
African leaders tackle piracy, illegal fishing at Lome summit
New York (AFP) Oct 5, 2016
US to deport ex-navy chief drug trafficker to Guinea-Bissau
Property and credit booms stablise China growth
Beijing (AFP) Oct 19, 2016
Chinese growth stabilised in the third quarter, data showed Wednesday, as ample credit and hot property markets propped up the world's second-largest economy. But while the forecast-beating reading was in line with state targets, it came as experts warned that authorities have relied too much on easy credit, which has in turn increased financial risks. The economy grew 6.7 percent in Jul ... more
New York (AFP) Oct 14, 2016
China data and US banks propel equities higher
Beijing (AFP) Oct 11, 2016
No debt-for-equity cure for zombie firms, says China
Beijing (AFP) Oct 13, 2016
China's ranks of super-rich rise despite economic slowdown
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New talks on eve of Tillerson visit
Brussels (AFP) March 28, 2017
NATO ambassadors will meet the Russian envoy on Thursday in a new bid to ease tensions on the eve of the alliance's first talks with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. The ambassadors will discuss the crisis in Ukraine as well as Afghanistan's security, and terrorism in the region, a NATO official said. "Following consultations with the members of the NATO-Russia Council (NRC), I have ... more
Washington (AFP) March 28, 2017
US general seeks weapons support for Ukraine
Manila (AFP) March 29, 2017
Philippines, China to hold direct talks on sea row: Manila
Manila (AFP) March 27, 2017
Japan loans Manila military planes for South China Sea
Cells adapt ultra-rapidly to zero gravity
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Mar 01, 2017
Mammalian cells are optimally adapted to gravity. But what happens in the microgravity environment of space if the earth's pull disappears? Previously, many experiments exhibited cell changes - after hours or even days in zero gravity. Astronauts, however, returned to Earth without any severe health problems after long missions in space, which begs the question as to how capable cells are of ada ... more
Moscow, Russia (SPX) Feb 22, 2017
'Gravitational noise' interferes with determining distant sources
Chicago IL (SPX) Feb 17, 2017
New method uses heat flow to levitate variety of objects
Washington DC (SPX) Feb 14, 2017
Increasing the sensitivity of next-generation gravitational wave detectors
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VPN users in China megacity Chongqing face fines
Beijing (AFP) March 28, 2017
People in the Chinese megacity Chongqing could be fined for using VPNs to jump over the country's "Great Firewall" that blocks access to forbidden websites from Google to Facebook. The punishment would be meted out to people using virtual private networks to access banned sites for commercial purposes, but Amnesty International said the wording was vague enough that it could affect any busi ... more
London (AFP) March 26, 2017
UK targets WhatsApp encryption after London attack
Washington (AFP) March 21, 2017
Twitter suspends more accounts linked to 'terrorism'
Washington (AFP) March 16, 2017
Russia runs up cyber score against US with Yahoo, election hacks
US-led coalition 'probably' had role in Mosul civilian casualties
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) March 28, 2017
The US-led anti-jihadist coalition said Tuesday it "probably" played a role in civilian casualties in west Mosul, as the UN and Amnesty International called for greater efforts to protect civilians. Hundreds of thousands of civilians are still inside west Mosul, caught up in deadly fighting between the Islamic State group and Iraqi forces who are backed by coalition air strikes in the battle ... more
Qaraqosh, Iraq (AFP) March 29, 2017
Freed from IS, but Iraq's Qaraqosh is now a ghost town
Arbil, Iraq (AFP) March 27, 2017
Iraq forces launch renewed attack on Mosul's Old City
Near Mosul, Iraq (AFP) March 25, 2017
Mosul exodus as air strikes kill 'dozens'
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Disputed Iraqi province votes to fly Kurdish flag
Kirkuk, Iraq (AFP) March 28, 2017
Provincial councillors in disputed, oil-rich Kirkuk province voted Tuesday to fly the Kurdish regional flag over government buildings, a move likely to increase tensions with Baghdad. Kirkuk is at the centre of a long-running dispute over northern territory between Kurdish authorities, who want to incorporate the land into their autonomous region, and the federal government in Baghdad. " ... more
Islamabad (AFP) March 28, 2017
Pakistan extends secret military courts
Istanbul (AFP) March 29, 2017
Turkey slams Kurdish decision to fly flag in Kirkuk
Washington (AFP) March 26, 2017
US air strike in Afghanistan killed senior Qaeda leader: official
Adani to begin work on Australia mine by August: report
Mumbai (AFP) March 19, 2017
India's Adani Enterprises says work on a giant coal mine near Australia's Great Barrier Reef will begin in August despite mounting opposition to the long-delayed project, local media reported Sunday. The controversial $16 billion Carmichael mine - destined to be one of the world's biggest - has encountered numerous regulatory and legal hurdles, leading to over six years of delays. Comp ... more
Prague (AFP) March 19, 2017
Czech energy group bucks green trend with bet on coal
Washington (AFP) March 17, 2017
World Bank indirectly backs harmful SE Asian projects: report
Beijing (AFP) March 14, 2017
17 killed in China coal mine accident: state media
Brazil says meat exports back in business post-scandal
Brasilia (AFP) March 28, 2017
Brazil sought to swallow the last of the scandal surrounding its tainted meat exports Tuesday as top beef buyer Hong Kong resumed imports - the final major market to lift its ban, the government said. Instead of a blanket ban, Hong Kong will now only block imports from 21 companies being investigated for passing off expired meat as fresh, the Brazilian government said in a statement. Th ... more
Aarhus, Denmark (SPX) Mar 30, 2017
Unique wheat passes the test
Pullman WA (SPX) Mar 29, 2017
WSU findings point way to more nutritious crops
Washington (UPI) Mar 28, 2017
Scientists are trying to make cows more eco-friendly
A Trojan in Retreat
Tucson AZ (SPX) Mar 29, 2017
For at least a million years, an asteroid orbiting the "wrong" way around the Sun has been playing a cosmic game of chicken with giant Jupiter and about 6,000 other asteroids sharing the giant planet's space, says a report published in the latest issue of Nature. The asteroid is the only one in the solar system known to have an opposite, or retrograde, orbit around the Sun while at the sam ... more
Littleton CO (SPX) Mar 29, 2017
ExoTerra to become first privately owned space company to fly to an asteroid
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Mar 27, 2017
OSIRIS-REx asteroid search tests instruments, science team
Pasadena CA (JPL) Mar 23, 2017
Ice in Ceres' shadowed craters linked to tilt history

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