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February 10, 2017
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At least five infected with HIV at Chinese traditional medicine hospital



Beijing (AFP) Feb 9, 2017
At least five patients at a traditional Chinese medicine hospital in China were accidentally infected with HIV, officials said Thursday, as authorities moved to censor online discussion over the incident. A technician at the Zhejiang Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine re-used a tube employed in an earlier medical exam for an HIV-positive patient, the province's health and family planning commission said in a statement on its official website, calling it a "severe violation of proced ... read more

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West Nile virus epidemics made worse by drought: study
Drought has sharply boosted the intensity of deadly West Nile virus epidemics, which are set to worsen with global warming, scientists reported Wednesday. ... more
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Vatican row as China invited to organ transplant meet
Ethics experts and human rights lawyers slammed the Vatican Tuesday for inviting a top Chinese health official to an organ trafficking summit despite concerns the Asian giant still uses tissue from executed prisoners. ... more
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Bird flu outbreak spreads to Belgium
/> A highly contagious strain of bird flu that has affected poultry farmers in France and Germany has now spread to Belgium, officials said on Thursday. The H5N8 avian virus was identified late ... more
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Spaceflight changes the shape of astronauts' brains
When astronauts come back from a stint aboard the International Space Station, their brains are not as they were when they left Earth. ... more
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Scientists build world's tiniest hammer to bang on brain cells
Scientists at the University of California, Santa Barbara want to study the effects of various mechanical forces on individual brain cells. Until now, however, researchers didn't have the right tools. ... more
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Have a Peek Into What the NASA Twins Study Will Reveal
Preliminary research results for the NASA Twins Study debuted at NASA's Human Research Program's annual Investigators' Workshop in Galveston, Texas the week of January 23. NASA astronaut Scott Kelly ... more
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One-year mission investigators debut preliminary results at NASA work
Preliminary research results for the NASA One-Year Mission debuted last week at an annual NASA conference. Last March, two men landed back on Earth after having spent nearly one year in space. NASA ... more
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UTA materials scientist invents breath monitor to detect flu
Perena Gouma, a professor in the Materials Science and Engineering Department at The University of Texas at Arlington, has published an article in the journal Sensors that describes her invention of ... more
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Russian-Japanese research helps understand the effects of microgravity on bone tissue
The co-authors from the Russian side are Oleg Gusev (Extreme Biology Lab, Kazan Federal University) and Vladimir Sychyov (Institute of Medical and Biological Problems of RAS). As is well-known ... more
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Software as good as doctors at diagnosing skin cancer
Image-scanning software developed at Stanford University can distinguish deadly skin cancers from benign ones as accurately as top dermatologists, according to a study published Wednesday. ... more


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Nanometric imprinting on fiber
Researchers at EPFL's Laboratory of Photonic Materials and Fibre Devices, which is run by Fabien Sorin, have come up with a simple and innovative technique for drawing or imprinting complex, nanomet ... more
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How do people choose what plants to use
There are about 400,000 species of plants in the world. Humans use approximately 10-15% of them to cover our basic needs, such as food, medicine and shelter, as well as other needs, such as recreati ... more
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China jails key suspects in vaccine scandal
China sentenced two key suspects in an out-of-date immunisations scandal, a local court said Tuesday, in a case which fuelled public concern about vaccine safety and sparked outrage about official delays in revealing details. ... more
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China's online population reaches 731 million
The number of internet users in China - already the world's highest - reached 731 million in December, authorities said, as e-commerce drives consumer demand across the Asian giant. ... more

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Justice for victims of Nepal's civil war slips away
Shanti Dhakal's husband disappeared without a trace nearly two decades ago at the height of Nepal's brutal Maoist insurgency, presumed murdered by police for having links to the rebels. Dhakal was among 60,000 victims who registered a complaint with two commissions set up in 2015 with a two-year mandate to investigate the murders, rapes and forced disappearances perpetrated by both sides. ... more
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Afghans dig with 'any tools possible' for avalanche survivors

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U.S. Air Force, Boeing extend GPS sustainment pact
Boeing and the U.S. Air Force signed off on extending their partnership for sustaining the navigation capabilities of Global Positioning System satellites. Under the agreement, Boeing and the Air Force will support military and civilian uses for the GPS block IIA and IIF satellites for the next five years. Boeing has also been contracted to develop next-generation GPS platforms. ... more
India's Satnav Goes Out of Whack as Orbiting Atomic Clocks Break

NASA space radio could change how flights are tracked worldwide

ISRO to Launch Standby Navigation Satellite to Replace IRNSS-1A

Humans subconsciously perceive words as 'round' or 'sharp'
Humans naturally perceive words as having physical or geometric qualities. New research shows humans subconsciously perceive words as being "round" or "sharp." The "bouba-kiki" effect is a well-established psychological phenomenon describing the tendency for humans to link soft-sounding made-up words, like "bouba," with rounder, softer-looking shapes, and hard or sharp-sounding nonsense ... more
Paleolithic people 'killed' pebbles to rid them of their symbolic power

Chimpanzee feet allow scientists a new grasp on human foot evolution

Baltic hunter-gatherers began farming without influence of migration

Chinese police probe endangered animal banquet
Chinese authorities are investigating a banquet where government officials may have feasted on endangered pangolins, considered the most trafficked mammal on earth, after posts about the meal drew outrage on social media. The animal's brown scales are made of nothing more than keratin - the same substance as fingernails - but are highly prized in Vietnam and China where they are misleading ... more
The diversity of species on Earth is generating itself

Trump wall could harm butterfly's migration: Mexican official

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Two Months to Stop Pandemic X from Taking Hold
Over the past several years, DARPA-funded researchers have pioneered RNA vaccine technology, a medical countermeasure against infectious diseases that uses coded genetic constructs to stimulate production of viral proteins in the body, which in turn can trigger a protective antibody response. As a follow-on effort, DARPA funded research into genetic constructs that can directly stimulate p ... more
West Nile virus epidemics made worse by drought: study

At least five infected with HIV at Chinese traditional medicine hospital

Bird flu outbreak spreads to Belgium

China villages cheer Robin Hood-like hero in spring festival
Carrying the golden statue of a revered ancient general, villagers in eastern China dash wildly through waterlogged fields in a mud-spattered celebration of a local rebel adored for stealing from the rich to give to the poor. Spurred on by the roar of firecrackers and cheers of families crowded on muddy banks, teams of men splash through the quagmire, in a centuries-old ceremony that is part ... more
Exile, jail, abduction: the hazardous lives of China's rich

Missing Chinese billionaire targeted over stocks crash: report

'Abduction' of China tycoon sparks fear in Hong Kong

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Philippines seeks US, China help to combat sea pirates
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
African leaders tackle piracy, illegal fishing at Lome summit

US to deport ex-navy chief drug trafficker to Guinea-Bissau

Gunmen ambush Mexican military convoy, kill 5 soldiers

Property and credit booms stablise China growth
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
China data and US banks propel equities higher

No debt-for-equity cure for zombie firms, says China

China's ranks of super-rich rise despite economic slowdown

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Trump sends letter of thanks to China's Xi
President Donald Trump has sent a letter to Chinese President Xi Jinping, the White House said, weeks after receiving a letter of congratulations from the leader of the Asian giant. Beijing has been on tenterhooks waiting for a contact from the billionaire president, who seems set to take a hard line against the Asian giant on a wide range of issues from trade to security. During his cam ... more
Trump tells Turkish, Spanish leaders he backs NATO

Trump to attend NATO summit in unfinished HQ: sources

China says both sides will lose from conflict with US

New laser technology from Hannover enables more sensitive gravitational-wave detectors
One year ago, the first direct detection of gravitational waves was announced. Laser experts from the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute; AEI), from the Leibniz Universitat Hannover, and from the Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH) played leading roles in this discovery, because their super-precise laser technology at the heart of the LIGO instruments in the ... more
Cosmologists a step closer to understanding quantum gravity

China to set up gravitational wave telescopes in Tibet

MIT researchers reveal new technique for measuring gravity

Raytheon, Utilidata to provide cybersecurity for power utilities
Raytheon is collaborating with Utilidata to deliver defense-grade cybersecurity capabilities to power utilities. In a statement announcing the partnership, Raytheon says power utility companies have expressed interest in upgrading their cyber defenses. To deliver this capability, Utilidata is to provide threat detection and response technologies, while Raytheon will supply automation, t ... more
Japan taps Elbit subsidiary for cybersecurity training help

Protecting quantum computing networks against hacking threats

Norway accuses Russia of cyberattack

Mass graves found in western Iraq: officials
Iraqi soldiers have discovered two shallow graves containing the bodies of people executed by the Islamic State group in the western desert town of Rutba, officials said Thursday. "The Iraqi army found two mass graves in Rutba containing the bodies of members of the security forces and of civilians," a captain in the army's 1st division told AFP. He said the first indications suggested t ... more
Iraq cleric supporters demand electoral reform

IS made sulphur weapons in Mosul university: Pentagon

Mosul residents outraged by IS 'hole fee'

US general says NATO needs more troops in Afghanistan
The US general commanding NATO forces in Afghanistan warned Thursday that he needs thousands more troops and accused Russia of seeking to prop up the Taliban rebels. US-led forces have been fighting in Afghanistan for 16 years, making it already America's longest-ever war, but General John Nicholson told Congress: "I believe we're in a stalemate." The question of whether to double down i ... more
Fatalities soar for Afghan forces as govt loses ground to Taliban

Afghanistan seeks more women to join its army

Two years after NATO steps down, Afghan forces still struggle: US inspector

Do more to advance CCS, BHP Billiton says
Australian energy company BHP Billiton issued a call to policymakers to do more to advance development of carbon capture technologies. The International Energy Agency described carbon capture and storage as a necessary addition to other low-carbon energy technologies meant to drive down global greenhouse gas emissions. The process involves capturing carbon dioxide from sources like powe ... more
Beijing's mayor vows step away from coal

EU must shut coal plants by 2030 to meet climate pledge: study

Smog chokes coal-addicted Poland

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Syngenta says profits down as ChemChina takeover looms
Swiss pesticide and seed giant Syngenta said Wednesday that restructuring costs hit 2016 earnings, even as its planned takeover by ChemChina looks set to be completed by the middle of the year. Last year, Syngenta raked in a net profit of $1.2 billion (1.1 billion euros), which was 12 percent lower than a year earlier, blaming ballooning restructuring and impairment charges, including costs ... more
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