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May 26, 2017
Stars dig deep at charity Cannes AIDS gala

Cannes, France (AFP) May 26, 2017
A galaxy of stars including Leonardo DiCaprio, Dustin Hoffman, Nicole Kidman and Will Smith turned out for an AIDS benefit that is the social highlight of the Cannes film festival. The annual amfAR Foundation for AIDs Research gala dinner late Thursday at the luxury Eden Roc hotel just along the French Riviera at Cap d'Antibes saw celebrities and benefactors paying up to half a million dollars (466,000 euros) for a table. Actresses Jessica Chastain, Milla Jovovich, Eva Longoria, footballer David ... read more

Space babies: study suggests humans may be able to have healthy offspring in orbit
London, UK (The Conversation) May 24, 2017
When we think about the difficulties of colonising another planet, the last thing we probably worry about about is sex. However, for our species to survive beyond Earth it's a fundamental issue. Whi ... more
Code of conduct needed for ocean conservation, study says
Seattle WA (SPX) May 18, 2017
A diverse group of the world's leading experts in marine conservation is calling for a Hippocratic Oath for ocean conservation ? not unlike the pledge physicians take to uphold specific ethical stan ... more
Hundreds of Chinese students hospitalised for norovirus: Xinhua
Beijing (AFP) May 18, 2017
Almost 400 Chinese students were hospitalised following an outbreak of the highly contagious and sometimes deadly stomach bug norovirus in a school in the country's northeast, state media reported Thursday. ... more
UK survey finds 28,000 plant species for medical use
London (AFP) May 17, 2017
More than 28,000 species of plants around the world have a medical use but poor documentation means people are not making the most of the health benefits, according to a survey released on Thursday. ... more
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Researchers create anticancer nanomaterials by simulating underwater volcanic conditions
Helsinki, Finland (SPX) May 16, 2017
Researchers at Aalto University, Finland, have developed anticancer nanomaterials by simulating the volcano-induced dynamic chemistry of the deep ocean. The novel method enables making nanoclusters ... more
Warm weather linked to increase in surgical infections
Washington DC (UPI) May 16, 2017
New research shows surgical site infections are more common in the summer, especially when temperatures rise above 90 degrees Fahrenheit. ... more
New lung 'organoids' in a dish mimic features of full-size lung
New York, NY (SPX) May 16, 2017
New lung "organoids" - tiny 3-D structures that mimic features of a full-sized lung - -have been created from human pluripotent stem cells by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) ... more
A bath for precision printing of 3-D silicone structures
Washington DC (SPX) May 16, 2017
Researchers have developed an oil-based "bath," or support system, that facilitates precise 3-D printing of silicon materials in a variety of shapes. They demonstrated the capability of this m ... more
Refrigerator for quantum computers discovered
Espoo, Finland (SPX) May 12, 2017
Quantum physicist Mikko Mottonen and his team at Aalto University have invented a quantum-circuit refrigerator, which can reduce errors in quantum computing. The global race towards a functioning qu ... more

Can crab shells provide a 'green' solution to malaria?

Free incubators save lives of Indonesian babies
Bogor, Indonesia (AFP) May 15, 2017
Tiny Indonesian baby Maryamah stared around from inside an incubator, her bright eyes swivelling left and right from under a woollen hat that was far too big for her. ... more
Mosquito-borne viruses like Zika may be spread at lower temperatures
Tampa FL (SPX) May 11, 2017
Transmission of mosquito-borne diseases, such as Zika, occur at lower temperatures than previously thought, a recently released study co-authored by two University of South Florida researchers shows ... more
Astronauts experience decrease in blood vessel function during spaceflight
Manhattan KS (SPX) May 10, 2017
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station have decreased physical fitness because of a decrease in the way oxygen moves through the body, according to a Kansas State University kinesiology s ... more
10-year lifespan gain for some HIV patients: study
Paris (AFP) May 10, 2017
The life expectancy of HIV-infected people in Europe and the United States has been boosted by a decade since anti-AIDS drugs became available in the mid-1990s, researchers said Thursday. ... more

Countries most affected by weather disasters do not spend more on weather services
Washington DC (SPX) May 25, 2017
Countries Most Affected by Weather Disasters Do Not Spend More on Weather Services: Countries hit hardest by weather-related disasters do not necessarily spend more on commercial weather and climate information services that assist in preparing for these events, a new study finds. Identifying countries for which this is true and improving the design and delivery of weather and climate serv ... more
Washington (AFP) May 23, 2017
Trump budget calls for deep cuts to social safety net
Los Angeles (AFP) May 24, 2017
Massive slide buries stretch of iconic California highway
Toulouse, France (SPX) May 26, 2017
Airbus Foundation and Airbus BizLab seek innovative concepts for humanitarian challenges
2 SOPS says goodbye to GPS satellite
Schriever AFB CO (SPX) Apr 26, 2017
At 25-years old, Global Positioning System Satellite Vehicle Number 27 completed its time in orbit before the 2nd Space Operations Squadron said goodbye via final command and disposal here April 18. SVN 27 was launched in 1992, meaning it performed more than triple its design life of 7.5 years. "The most interesting thing about this process for me, was the ability to do some experimentatio ... more
Houston TX (SPX) Apr 18, 2017
Researchers working toward indoor location detection
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
New hypothesis about the origin of humankind suggests oldest hominin lived in Europe
Toronto, Canada (SPX) May 26, 2017
The common lineage of great apes and humans split several hundred thousand earlier than hitherto assumed, according to an international research team headed by Professor Madelaine Bohme from the Senckenberg Centre for Human Evolution and Palaeoenvironment at the University of Tubingen and Professor Nikolai Spassov from the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. The researchers investigated two fossils o ... more
Columbia MO (SPX) May 24, 2017
Portions of human skeletal structure were established millions of years earlier than previously thought,
Washington (UPI) May 19, 2017
Study reveals architecture of the 'second brain,' the enteric nervous system
Raleigh NC (SPX) May 22, 2017
'Moral enhancement' technologies are neither feasible nor wise
How do blind cavefish find their way? The answer could be in their bones.
Cincinnati OH (SPX) May 25, 2017
Imagine living in perpetual darkness in an alien world where you have to find food quickly by touch or starve for months at a time. The limestone caverns of Mexico's Sierra del Abra Tanchipa rainforest contain deep cisterns cloaked in utter blackness. This is where researchers at the University of Cincinnati traveled to find a little fish (Astyanax mexicanus) that has evolved to feast or e ... more
Chicago IL (SPX) May 26, 2017
Genetic mutation trade-offs lead to parallel evolution
Washington (UPI) May 25, 2017
Why the fate of a tiny Rio Grande fish is so important
Washington (UPI) May 24, 2017
Young birds migrating to Africa dispersed by winds, study shows
Stars dig deep at charity Cannes AIDS gala
Cannes, France (AFP) May 26, 2017
A galaxy of stars including Leonardo DiCaprio, Dustin Hoffman, Nicole Kidman and Will Smith turned out for an AIDS benefit that is the social highlight of the Cannes film festival. The annual amfAR Foundation for AIDs Research gala dinner late Thursday at the luxury Eden Roc hotel just along the French Riviera at Cap d'Antibes saw celebrities and benefactors paying up to half a million dolla ... more
Beijing (AFP) May 18, 2017
Hundreds of Chinese students hospitalised for norovirus: Xinhua
Washington DC (SPX) May 16, 2017
Can crab shells provide a 'green' solution to malaria?
Tampa FL (SPX) May 11, 2017
Mosquito-borne viruses like Zika may be spread at lower temperatures
China gasps at airy speech by grad student in US
Beijing (AFP) May 23, 2017
A young Chinese woman has drawn criticism on social media after unfavourably comparing her homeland's air and politics to those in the US during her graduation speech at an American university. Speaking at the University of Maryland, Yang Shuping said that coming to the United States had been a breath of "fresh air" after growing up in China. "The air was so sweet and fresh and utterly l ... more
Beijing (AFP) May 26, 2017
Former top Chinese cop executed for murder
Beijing (AFP) May 24, 2017
Jailed Chinese lawyer force-fed medication, wife says
Hong Kong (AFP) May 24, 2017
Graft busters arrest 21 over Hong Kong-China bridge
UN counter-drug official kidnapped in Colombia: officials
Bogota (AFP) May 4, 2017
A UN official has been kidnapped in Colombia by renegade FARC rebels just ahead of a visit Thursday by the UN Security Council to review progress in a peace accord with the guerrillas, authorities said. The official, with the UN Office on Crime and Drugs, was kidnapped Wednesday in the southeastern department of Guaviare while on a tour to promote replacing coca with legal crops, according t ... more
New Delhi (AFP) April 9, 2017
Indian, Chinese navies rescue ship hijacked by Somali pirates
Manila (AFP) Feb 8, 2017
Philippines seeks US, China help to combat sea pirates
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Erdogan says EU must decide on Turkey membership
Ankara (AFP) May 24, 2017
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday said ahead of crunch talks with the EU's leadership it was up to Brussels to decide if it wanted Turkey as a member of the bloc. Speaking to reporters before leaving Ankara airport for the trip to Brussels which will also see him attend a NATO summit, Erdogan said Turkey was not prepared to behave like a "beggar" to gain membership. Tensions be ... more
Beijing (AFP) May 25, 2017
China condemns US after warship sails near South China Sea reef
Brussels (AFP) May 25, 2017
Trump meets wary NATO and EU in 'hellhole' Brussels
Vatican City (AFP) May 24, 2017
Trump promises peace push after 'fantastic' pope meet
Monash researchers uncover new gravitational wave characteristics
Melbourne, Australia (SPX) May 22, 2017
Monash researchers have identified a new concept - 'orphan memory' - which changes the current thinking around gravitational waves. The research, by the Monash Centre for Astrophysics, was published recently in Physical Review Letters. Einstein's theory of general relativity predicts that cataclysmic cosmic explosions stretch the fabric of spacetime. The stretching of spacetime ... more
Washington DC (SPX) May 11, 2017
Proving Einstein right using highly sensitive Earth rotation sensors
Huntsville AL (SPX) May 03, 2017
Scientists Find Giant Wave Rolling Through the Perseus Galaxy Cluster
Pasadena CA (SPX) Apr 21, 2017
Rare Brightening of Supernova's Light Found by Caltech's Palomar Observatory
Jury out on North Korea link to ransomware attack
Washington (AFP) May 25, 2017
Was North Korea behind the ransomware epidemic that hit global computer networks earlier this month? That's the subject of heated debate in cybersecurity circles after analysts found similarities in the "WannaCry" worm to other malware attributed to North Korea, including the 2014 hack of Sony Pictures and a cyberheist of millions of dollars from the Bangladesh central bank. The security ... more
Washington (AFP) May 22, 2017
Ex-Trump aide Flynn defies Senate subpoena in Russia probe
Washington (AFP) May 25, 2017
Russia's disinformation efforts hit 39 countries: researchers
Beijing (AFP) May 18, 2017
China issues warning for new ransomware virus
Iraq probes report of rights abuses in Mosul operation
Baghdad (AFP) May 25, 2017
Iraq is investigating a report that special forces tortured, raped and killed captives during operations to seize Mosul from the Islamic State group, the interior ministry said Thursday. The minister ordered the probe in response to allegations by German magazine Der Spiegel. In the report, Iraqi photographer Ali Arkady said Rapid Response Division officers and their men "torture, rape ... more
Arbil, Iraq (AFP) May 25, 2017
Iraq radio show finds talent amid rubble of Mosul
Washington (AFP) May 25, 2017
US probe finds over 100 civilians killed in Mosul air strike
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) May 19, 2017
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Two Chinese nationals kidnapped in Pakistan
Quetta, Pakistan (AFP) May 24, 2017
Two Chinese working in Pakistan were kidnapped Wednesday, local police and China's state media said, an attack which could raise safety concerns for Beijing's multi-billion dollar investments in the country. The abductions happened around midday in Quetta, the capital of the southwestern province of Balochistan, which is at the heart of the $50 billion China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC ... more
Beijing (AFP) May 25, 2017
China condemns couple's kidnapping in Pakistan
Kandahar, Afghanistan (AFP) May 23, 2017
Taliban attack on Afghan army base kills 10 soldiers
Washington (AFP) May 17, 2017
Mattis seeks allied input ahead of Afghanistan proposal
From coal miner to writer of China's hit TV show
Beijing (AFP) May 25, 2017
In the midst of China's Cultural Revolution, a 14-year-old coal miner bought a yellowing, torn copy of Honore de Balzac's biography from a book collector on the side of the street. He became engrossed in the text, and dreamt from then on that he would devote his life to literature - to become, as Balzac was, a "secretary transcribing history." Today Zhou Meisen is a celebrated 61-year- ... more
Beijing (AFP) May 8, 2017
Gas leak kills 18 miners in central China
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 26, 2017
India's coal plant plans conflict with climate commitments
Washington (UPI) Apr 17, 2017
Coal power dropping as natural gas, renewables grow, U.S. report finds
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Bordeaux pins hopes for ravaged vineyards on June bloom
Saint-Émilion, France (AFP) May 26, 2017
When a severe, unseasonal cold snap gripped Bordeaux vineyards in late April, winegrowers sprang into action. They set fires in thousands of oil drums, positioning them carefully between the rows of budding grapevines in southwest France. Giant fans were deployed to battle the cold, damp air settling on the plants. Helicopters also flew low overhead, in another extravagant attempt to b ... more
Washington (UPI) May 23, 2017
Popular artificial sweetener also works as pesticide and insect birth control
La Jolla CA (SPX) May 25, 2017
Helping plants pump iron
Urbana IL (SPX) May 23, 2017
Blue and purple corn: Not just for tortilla chips anymore
NASA Moves Up Launch of Psyche Mission to a Metal Asteroid
Pasadena CA (JPL) May 25, 2017
Psyche, NASA's Discovery Mission to a unique metal asteroid, has been moved up one year with launch in the summer of 2022, and with a planned arrival at the main belt asteroid in 2026 - four years earlier than the original timeline. "We challenged the mission design team to explore if an earlier launch date could provide a more efficient trajectory to the asteroid Psyche, and they came thr ... more
Pasadena CA (JPL) May 17, 2017
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Tokyo, Japan (SPX) May 16, 2017
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