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June 26, 2017
In Colombia, FARC 'nurses' want to trade arms for white coats

Colinas, Colombia (AFP) June 22, 2017
As a battlefield nurse for Colombia's FARC rebels, Johana Japon helped stitch up wounded fighters as bullets whizzed past her. And now that the rebel army is demobilizing under a historic accord signed last year to end more than 50 years of war, Japon wants to study medicine, don the white garb of a bona fide nurse and tend to everyday patients. Japon is among 500 rebel fighters assembled in Colinas, a town in southern Colombia, one of 26 designated spots for members of the rebel movement to gat ... read more

Ten ways that astronauts are helping you stay healthy
London, UK (SPX) Jun 21, 2017
Astronauts on the International Space Station are growing crystals that could help develop new drugs for use on Earth. Here are ten healthcare technologies that have already come from space: 1 ... more
Ancient prosthesis: Scientists are studying a 3,000-year-old wooden big toe
Washington (UPI) Jun 21, 2017
Researchers in Switzerland are in the process of analyzing what may be the world's oldest prosthetic device. The 3,000-year-old artificial wooden big toe is offering insights into skills of ancient artisans, as well as the anatomical and medical know how of early physicians. ... more
Six experts resign from Trump HIV/AIDS panel
Washington (AFP) June 18, 2017
Six top health advisors have resigned from Donald Trump's advisory council on HIV/AIDS, complaining that the US president doesn't really care about combatting the illness. ... more
Investigation Tests Drug to Activate Immune System, Help Fight Cancer
Houston TX (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
On Earth, research into antibody-drug conjugates to treat cancer has been around a while. The research presents a problem, though, because Earth-based laboratories aren't able to mimic the shape of ... more
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Warmer climate threatens malaria spread in Ethiopia
Paris (AFP) June 14, 2017
Cool, high-lying areas of Ethiopia hitherto shielded from heat-loving malaria mosquitoes are increasingly exposed to the disease as the climate warms, researchers said Thursday. ... more
China probes academic fraud by cancer researchers
Beijing (AFP) June 15, 2017
China is investigating claims of academic fraud involving mostly Chinese cancer researchers after more than 100 articles were withdrawn from a foreign medical journal. ... more
Solar paint offers endless energy from water vapor
Melbourne, Australia (SPX) Jun 15, 2017
Researchers have developed a solar paint that can absorb water vapour and split it to generate hydrogen - the cleanest source of energy. The paint contains a newly developed compound that acts ... more
Scientists fight mosquitoes, malaria with toxin-infused fungi
Washington (UPI) Jun 13, 2017
An international team of scientists is taking a unique approach in the battle against malaria-carrying mosquitoes. The team, lead by researchers from the University of Maryland, have designed a mosquito-targeting fungus that replicates spider and scorpion toxins. ... more
Space-traveling flatworms help scientists enhance understanding of regenerative health
Medford MA (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
Flatworms that spent five weeks aboard the International Space Station are helping researchers led by Tufts University scientists to study how an absence of normal gravity and geomagnetic fields can ... more
Cell Cultures Go For the Gold
Houston TX (SPX) Jun 09, 2017
A wide variety of research relies on growing cells in culture on Earth, but handling these cells is challenging. With better techniques, scientists hope to reduce loss of cells from culture media, c ... more

Georgia State neuroscientists rewire brain of 1 species to have connectivity of another

Cholera epidemic timeline
Paris (AFP) June 8, 2017
Cholera, which has killed 789 and infected 100,000 in war-ravaged Yemen since the end of April, is a water-borne disease which goes hand in hand with poverty. ... more
Emergency medicine in space: Normal rules don't apply
Geneva, Switzerland (SPX) Jun 06, 2017
Experts at this year's Euroanaesthesia congress in Geneva (3-5 June) will discuss the unusual and challenging problem of how to perform emergency medical procedures during space missions. "Spa ... more
Texas team debuts battery-less pacemaker
Houston TX (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
A wireless, battery-less pacemaker that can be implanted directly into a patient's heart is being introduced by researchers from Rice University and their colleagues at the Texas Heart Institute (TH ... more
NASA 1-year mission investigators identify links to vision problems
Houston TX (SPX) Jun 01, 2017
Coinciding with May - Healthy Vision Month, NASA's One-Year Mission investigators are peering into their new findings to help address astronaut vision issues. While the One-Year Mission has conclude ... more

Kurdish designers bring fight with IS to Paris catwalk
Paris (AFP) June 23, 2017
Dilan Lurr and his sister Lezan often ask themselves where would they be now if their parents had not left Iraq when they were children. Would they be fighting against Islamic State like their cousins back in Kirkuk? What is almost certain they would not be showing their first collection at Paris fashion week sandwiched in Friday's schedule between storied brands such as Berluti and Comm ... more
Diexi, China (AFP) June 25, 2017
Hopes dim in search for 93 missing in China landslide
Diexi, China (AFP) June 25, 2017
Hopes dim in search for 118 buried by China landslide
Washington (UPI) Jun 21, 2017
FLIR awarded $17.9 million contract for Coast Guard surveillance systems
New reports confirm near-perfect performance record for civil GPS service
Los Angeles AFB CA (SPX) Jun 21, 2017
The U.S. Air Force released two technical reports demonstrating that the Global Positioning System (GPS) continues to deliver exceptional performance to civilian users around the world. GPS is a U.S. Air Force satellite system that provides highly dependable positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) services to military and civilian users around the world, free of direct user charges. Oper ... more
New Delhi (Sputnik) Jun 20, 2017
India to Make Native Navigation System Mandatory For All Aircraft
Beijing (XNA) Jun 14, 2017
BDS Precise Service System covers over 300 Chinese cities
Paris (ESA) Jun 09, 2017
Galileo grows: two more satellites join working constellation
Blue Brain team discovers a multi-dimensional universe in brain networks
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
For most people, it is a stretch of the imagination to understand the world in four dimensions but a new study has discovered structures in the brain with up to eleven dimensions - ground-breaking work that is beginning to reveal the brain's deepest architectural secrets. Using algebraic topology in a way that it has never been used before in neuroscience, a team from the Blue Brain Projec ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 22, 2017
New research suggests problematic memories could be deleted
United Nations, United States (AFP) June 21, 2017
World population to reach 9.8 bln in 2050, UN says
Shanghai (AFP) June 17, 2017
Chinese gays hear wedding bells as Taiwan move fuels hope
City rats: Why scientists are not hot on their tails
Oxford UK (SPX) Jun 26, 2017
Researchers argue they need greater access to urban properties if they are to win the war against rats. People around the world denounce rats for fouling foods, spreading disease, starting fires, and even disabling motor vehicles. One might assume because of the threat city rats pose to health and safety, scientists would be hot on their tails--tracking every movement, monitoring each dise ... more
Berlin (AFP) June 24, 2017
Panda mania hits Germany as China's cuddly envoys arrive
Harare (AFP) June 22, 2017
Zimbabwe begins mass transfer of animals to Mozambique
Washington (UPI) Jun 19, 2017
Mass wildebeest drownings bolster Mara River ecosystem
Six experts resign from Trump HIV/AIDS panel
Washington (AFP) June 18, 2017
Six top health advisors have resigned from Donald Trump's advisory council on HIV/AIDS, complaining that the US president doesn't really care about combatting the illness. In a letter published Friday in Newsweek, Scott Schoettes said the Trump administration has "no strategy" on AIDS and that he and his five colleagues will be more effective advocating for change from the outside. Schoe ... more
Paris (AFP) June 14, 2017
Warmer climate threatens malaria spread in Ethiopia
Washington (UPI) Jun 13, 2017
Scientists fight mosquitoes, malaria with toxin-infused fungi
Paris (AFP) June 8, 2017
Cholera epidemic timeline
China shames jaywalkers through facial recognition
Beijing (AFP) June 20, 2017
Chinese cities are cracking down on jaywalkers by installing facial recognition kits at intersections to identify and shame them by posting their photo on public screens, state media said Tuesday. It is the latest use of the technology in China, where it has been used by fast-food chain KFC to predict orders and in public restrooms to foil toilet paper thefts. This time, cities in four p ... more
Hong Kong (AFP) June 19, 2017
Best foot forward: Hong Kong's military-style youth groups
Beijing (AFP) June 16, 2017
China executives tied to Communist Party critic convicted
Beijing (AFP) June 17, 2017
US billionaire brings Dutch painters to China's masses
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Golden Triangle narco-gangs churning out new highs, UN warns
Bangkok (AFP) June 1, 2017
Southeast Asian drug cartels are diversifying the narcotics they produce, the UN's crime agency warned Wednesday, with more than 160 new highs hitting the market in the last eight years. The Golden Triangle - where Laos, southern China, Thailand and Myanmar intersect - is the world's second largest drug producer after Latin America. It is notorious for churning out heroin and methamphe ... more
Bogota (AFP) May 4, 2017
UN counter-drug official kidnapped in Colombia: officials
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
InterDrone 2017 Las Vegas - Sept 6-8
US defense contractor accused of spying for China
Washington (AFP) June 22, 2017
A US defense contractor and former State Department security officer was arrested by American counterintelligence officials on Thursday and charged with spying for China. The Justice Department said Kevin Mallory of Leesburg, Virginia had sold classified documents to Chinese intelligence agents on trips to Shanghai in March and April. He could face up to life in prison if found guilty. ... more
Washington (AFP) June 22, 2017
US heavily armed, but many ambivalent about it: survey
Moscow (AFP) June 21, 2017
NATO jet approaches Russian defence minister's plane
Ulan Bator (AFP) June 24, 2017
Mongolian voters weigh love-hate relationship with China
Hubble Astronomers Measure White Dwarf's Mass with Relativity Experiment
Baltimore MD (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
Astronomers have used the sharp vision of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope to repeat a century-old test of Einstein's general theory of relativity. The Hubble team measured the mass of a white dwarf, the burned-out remnant of a normal star, by seeing how much it deflects the light from a background star. This observation represents the first time Hubble has witnessed this type of effect creat ... more
Innsbruck, Austria (SPX) Jun 05, 2017
Breaking Newton's Law
San Francisco CA (SPX) Jun 05, 2017
Are dense star clusters the origin of the gravitational waves discovered by LIGO?
Pasadena CA (SPX) Jun 02, 2017
Gravitational Waves Detected for Third Time
China orders halt to video streaming on major websites
Beijing (AFP) June 22, 2017
China's media oversight body announced Thursday that it has ordered three prominent Internet companies to terminate their video and audio streaming services. The State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television said in a statement that the sites - including the massively popular Sina Weibo microblogging platform, and ACFUN - did not possess the permits requi ... more
Washington (AFP) June 20, 2017
Social media 'bots' from Russia distorting global politics: study
Washington (AFP) June 19, 2017
Data firm working for Trump exposed 198 mn voter files: researchers
Washington (AFP) June 16, 2017
Big scientific breakthrough at sub-atomic level holds promise for secure comms
Iraq forces push deep into devastated Old Mosul
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) June 25, 2017
Iraqi forces battled deep into the devastated historical heart of Mosul and closed in fast on the last pockets of jihadists Sunday, eight months into an epic battle to retake the city. Three years after overrunning Mosul and making it the de facto Iraqi capital of the "caliphate" they proclaimed, the jihadists only controlled about a square kilometre in the city, commanders said. Lieuten ... more
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) June 22, 2017
Mosul's 'hunchback' minaret: Iraq's beloved landmark
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) June 24, 2017
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Mosul, Iraq (AFP) June 24, 2017
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US watchdog decries pricey woodland uniforms for Afghan army
Washington (AFP) June 21, 2017
The Pentagon wasted millions of dollars buying the Afghan army a woodland camouflage uniform that was apparently chosen on a whim and may have made soldiers easier to spot, a US government watchdog said Wednesday. The office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) said the Pentagon may have spent as much as $28 million more than necessary when it decided in 20 ... more
Astana, Kazakhstan (AFP) June 21, 2017
Airport in Kazakh capital renamed after president
Islamabad (AFP) June 25, 2017
Pakistan deploys 15,000-strong force for Chinese security
Kabul (AFP) June 15, 2017
Four dead as suicide bombers hit Kabul Shiite mosque
Glencore makes new bid for Rio's Australia coal assets
Sydney (AFP) June 26, 2017
Rio Tinto said on Monday that Swiss commodities giant Glencore has upped its offer for the firm's Australian coal assets, raising the stakes in a bidding war with China-backed Yancoal. Rio, the world's second-largest miner, said in January it was selling Coal & Allied to Yancoal Australia - majority-controlled by China's Yanzhou Coal - for US$2.45 billion. But Glencore, which like Yanc ... more
Sydney (AFP) June 20, 2017
Rio backs Yancoal over Glencore for Australia coal minesw
Tomsk, Russia (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
Coal waste fuel may reduce anthropogenic emissions
Berlin, Germany (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
Researchers compute their way toward cleaner coal plants
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Bubbling Chinese market centre-stage at world wine fest
Bordeaux (AFP) June 22, 2017
With a middle-class increasingly thirsty for reds, whites and Italian bubbly, China is the hot ticket for wine traders looking for opportunities at this year's Vinexpo industry extravaganza. The world's most populous nation has for years been seen as an El Dorado for foreign wine-makers - but those hoping to cash in need to keep up with continuing rapid transformations in the market, includ ... more
Beijing (AFP) June 21, 2017
China opens gates to US beef imports
Bordeaux (AFP) June 21, 2017
Growers at Bordeaux winefest unite against climate change
Beijing (AFP) June 18, 2017
China 'backyard' pig farmers squeezed as sector scales up
Are NEOs Coming to Earth?
Bethesda, MD (SPX) Jun 21, 2017
Near-Earth Objects (NEOs) are comets and asteroids in heliocentric orbits that have been influenced by planetary flybys causing them to approach Earth. Comets are composed mostly of water ice and dust particles that were formed in the cold outer planet system. Most of the rocky asteroids were formed in the warmer inner solar system between the orbits of Mars and Earth. There is a great dea ... more
Le Bourget, France (AFP) June 20, 2017
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