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March 13, 2017
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Paris mayor to spend 1.5 million euros for 'war on rats'



Paris (AFP) March 12, 2017
The mayor of Paris said Sunday the city would spend 1.5 million euros ($1.6 million) to rid the French capital of rats and install more public ashtrays to clean up the city's streets. In an interview with Journal du Dimanche weekly, Mayor Anne Hidalgo unveiled a 10-point plan aimed at making cleanliness a "priority". The measures include increasing the number of sanitation workers and health inspectors, expanding the hours for garbage pickup, and urging restaurants and buildings to provide more ... read more

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New material regrows bone
Chicago IL (SPX) Mar 09, 2017
A team of researchers repaired a hole in a mouse's skull by regrowing "quality bone," a breakthrough that could drastically improve the care of people who suffer severe trauma to the skull or face. ... more
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New technology platform propels the use of 'organs-on-chips'
Boston MA (SPX) Mar 09, 2017
A research team led by scientists from Brigham and Women's Hospital has developed a novel technology platform that enables the continuous and automated monitoring of so-called "organs-on-chips" - ti ... more
CARBON WORLDS
Czech scientists build non-metal magnet out of carbon
Prague (UPI) Mar 06, 2017
Scientists in the Czech Republic created magnetized carbon by treating graphene layers with non-metallic elements. ... more
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Group blazes path to efficient, eco-friendly deep-ultraviolet LED
Ithaca NY (SPX) Mar 06, 2017
The darkest form of ultraviolet light, known as UV-C, is unique because of its reputation as a killer - of harmful organisms. With wavelengths of between 200 and 280 nanometers, this particula ... more
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New advance could boost available organs for transplant
Miami (AFP) March 1, 2017
/> A new scientific advance could boost the number of donated organs available for transplant, and possibly reduce a critical shortage that leads to thousands of deaths each year, researchers said ... more
EPIDEMICS
More mosquito species than previously thought may transmit Zika
Athens GA (SPX) Mar 01, 2017
Zika virus could be transmitted by more mosquito species than those currently known, according to a new predictive model created by ecologists at the University of Georgia and the Cary Institute of ... more
EPIDEMICS
Flu meds do not harm unborn babies: study
Paris (AFP) Feb 28, 2017
Unborn children suffer no harm when their mothers take flu medication during pregnancy, a study of some 700,000 women said Wednesday. ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA
South Africa rhino poaching dips, stays above 1,000
Johannesburg (AFP) Feb 27, 2017
Poachers killed 1,054 South African rhinos for their horns in 2016, a 10 percent dip on a year earlier, the environment ministry said Monday, as officials struggle to quell the slaughter. ... more
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Organ-on-a-chip mimics heart's biomechanical properties
Nashville TN (SPX) Feb 24, 2017
The human heart beats more than 2.5 billion times in an average lifetime. Now scientists at Vanderbilt University have created a three-dimensional organ-on-a-chip that can mimic the heart's amazing ... more
EPIDEMICS
First drug-resistant malaria parasite detected in Africa
Miami (AFP) Feb 22, 2017
For the first time in Africa, researchers said Wednesday they have detected a malaria parasite that is partially resistant to the top anti-malaria drug, artemisinin, raising concern about efforts to fight a disease that sickens hundreds of millions of people each year. ... more


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Compound from marine snail is potent pain reliever
Salt Lake City UT (SPX) Feb 22, 2017
A tiny snail may offer an alternative to opioids for pain relief. Scientists at the University of Utah have found a compound that blocks pain by targeting a pathway not associated with opioids. Rese ... more
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Students play key biomedical research role in space
Boulder CO (SPX) Feb 17, 2017
Several students are playing significant roles in the upcoming launch of a SpaceX rocket carrying two CU Boulder payloads - one designed to help researchers better understand and perhaps outsmart da ... more
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Bird-flu deaths rise in China, shutting poultry markets
Beijing (AFP) Feb 16, 2017
China is experiencing its deadliest outbreak of the H7N9 bird-flu strain since it first appeared in humans in 2013, killing 79 people in January alone and spurring several cities to suspend live poultry trade. ... more
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New 'living material' gloves light up when they touch target chemicals
Boston (UPI) Feb 16, 2017
Scientists at MIT have crafted wearable sensors out of cell-infused hydrogel film. Researchers used the new "living material" to design gloves and bandages that light up when they come in contact with target chemicals. ... more

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Tired but happy, Iraqis finally escape Mosul jihadists
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) March 9, 2017
Civilians rush down a hillside on the outskirts of Mosul to waiting Iraqi forces, tired but happy after finally being able to flee the clutches of the Islamic State group. Trapped for years inside the jihadist-ruled city, escaping residents say IS fighters are growing increasingly desperate as Iraqi forces advance on their last bastions in west Mosul. Civilians are being forced from thei ... more
Tokyo (AFP) March 10, 2017
Japan 'piggyback' official steps down
Prague (AFP) March 10, 2017
Giant Ai Weiwei refugee installation to go on display in Prague
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) March 12, 2017
Priceless remains lie in ruins at Mosul museum
DevOps process reduces GPS OCX development time for Raytheon
Los Angeles CA (UPI) Mar 07, 2017
Raytheon is closer to delivering next-generation capabilities for the U.S. Air Force-led Global Positioning System Operational Control System project. The company recently announced the completion of a major engineering milestone for the project, also referred to as GPS OCX. The work was conducted over a two-year period, and consisted of software development with a focus on cybersecurit ... more
Beijing (AFP) Feb 21, 2017
Police in China's restive Xinjiang to track cars by GPS
New Delhi (Sputnik) Feb 15, 2017
GLONASS station in India to expedite 'space centric' warfare command
Canberra, Australia (SPX) Feb 14, 2017
Australia and Lockheed field 2nd-Gen sat-based augmentation system
China's elderly live longer, but are less fit: study
Paris (AFP) March 9, 2017
The number and proportion of people in China over 80 are growing, but their mental and physical fitness appear to be declining, scientists reported Friday. Comparing medical data and surveys from 1998 and 2008 of nearly 20,000 people aged 80 to 105, researchers found that the ranks of China's 'oldest old' had expanded since the turn of the century. For octogenarians and nonagenarians, mo ... more
Columbia SC (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
Widespread platinum may help solve Clovis people mystery
Adelaide, Australia (SPX) Mar 09, 2017
Aboriginal hair shows 50,000 years connection to country
Hanover NH (SPX) Mar 07, 2017
Dartmouth study finds modern hunter-gathers relocate to maximize foraging efficiency
A light rain can spread soil bacteria far and wide
Boston MA (SPX) Mar 09, 2017
A good rain can have a cleansing effect on the land. But an MIT study published this week in Nature Communications reports that, under just the right conditions, rain can also be a means of spreading bacteria. Using high-resolution imaging, researchers from MIT's Department of Mechanical Engineering observed the effect of raindrops falling on dry soil laden with bacteria. When falling at s ... more
Mainz, Germany (SPX) Mar 09, 2017
A backup copy in the central brain
Washington DC (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
How big brains evolved could be revealed by new mathematical model
Paris (AFP) March 8, 2017
Bird-slaying snakes ravage island forests
Paris mayor to spend 1.5 million euros for 'war on rats'
Paris (AFP) March 12, 2017
The mayor of Paris said Sunday the city would spend 1.5 million euros ($1.6 million) to rid the French capital of rats and install more public ashtrays to clean up the city's streets. In an interview with Journal du Dimanche weekly, Mayor Anne Hidalgo unveiled a 10-point plan aimed at making cleanliness a "priority". The measures include increasing the number of sanitation workers and he ... more
Athens GA (SPX) Mar 01, 2017
More mosquito species than previously thought may transmit Zika
Paris (AFP) Feb 28, 2017
Flu meds do not harm unborn babies: study
Miami (AFP) Feb 22, 2017
First drug-resistant malaria parasite detected in Africa
Punishment of rights lawyers top 2016 achievement: China
Beijing (AFP) March 12, 2017
China on Sunday boasted harsh punishments meted out to rights defenders was the legal system's top accomplishment last year, as the country reported a jump in the number of corruption cases tried in its courts. Activists and lawyers are a constant thorn in the side of Beijing and are often accused of being in cahoots with foreign organisations trying to undermine national security and stir ... more
Washington (AFP) March 13, 2017
Tillerson to East Asia in shadow of North Korea threat
Sanya, China (AFP) March 13, 2017
Sun-seeking retirees flock to 'China's Florida'
Shanghai (AFP) March 3, 2017
Shared bikes grind Shanghai's gears
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
Culiacan, Mexico (AFP) Sept 30, 2016
Gunmen ambush Mexican military convoy, kill 5 soldiers
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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Putin, Erdogan hail mended ties
Moscow (AFP) March 10, 2017
Russia's President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday announced the "normalisation" of ties between their nations, damaged by Ankara downing one of Moscow's warplanes in 2015. "We can state with confidence that our countries have returned to the path of a true multi-tiered cooperation between partners," Putin told a press conference after the two strong ... more
Beijing (AFP) March 9, 2017
China slams US election 'farce' in annual rights report
Manila (AFP) March 9, 2017
Chinese ships enter Philippine waters; Sri Lanka scales back China port
Tokyo (AFP) March 10, 2017
Japan, US navies drill in East 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
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Washington DC (SPX) Feb 14, 2017
Increasing the sensitivity of next-generation gravitational wave detectors
Russian woman pardoned by Putin over text message freed
Moscow (AFP) March 12, 2017
A Russian woman pardoned by President Vladimir Putin after she was sentenced to seven years in jail for treason over a text message about movements of military equipment was released Sunday, local media reported. Shopkeeper Oxana Sevastidi, 46, was convicted in March 2016 over an SMS sent eight years earlier about a train carrying military hardware towards neighbouring Georgia, months before ... more
Beijing (AFP) March 9, 2017
Beijing demands US 'stop cyberattacks' after CIA hacking report
Washington (AFP) March 9, 2017
CIA blasts WikiLeaks for publishing secret documents
London (AFP) March 9, 2017
Assange says leaks show CIA's 'devastating incompetence'
Iraqi forces take third of west Mosul, jihadists 'trapped'
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) March 12, 2017
Iraqi forces recaptured a third of west Mosul and trapped Islamic State group fighters inside as they made further gains in their battle to retake the city, officials said Sunday. Fierce fighting has shaken Mosul in recent days as thousands of US-backed Iraqi soldiers and police battle to reclaim the country's second city. A renewed push against the jihadists launched on March 5 has seen ... more
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) March 11, 2017
Fear and hunger in Iraq's west Mosul
Baghdad (AFP) March 11, 2017
Iraq paramilitaries say mass grave of hundreds found
Baghdad (AFP) March 12, 2017
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More US troops needed in Afghanistan: US general
Washington (AFP) March 9, 2017
The top US military commander for the Middle East warned Thursday that the United States would need more troops on the ground in Afghanistan to stave off a resurgent Taliban. General Joseph Votel, who heads US Central Command (Centcom), told the Senate Armed Forces Committee he was currently working on a new strategy to break the war out of a stalemate. "I do believe it will involve addi ... more
Sulaimaniyah, Iraq (AFP) March 3, 2017
Iraqi Kurds, PKK fight proxy battle in north Iraq
Beijing (AFP) March 1, 2017
Bloody Islamic State video puts China in cross-hairs
Peshawar, Pakistan (AFP) March 2, 2017
US drone kills two on motorbike in Pakistan: officials
China says coal consumption falls for third year
Beijing (AFP) Feb 28, 2017
China's world-leading coal consumption fell for the third straight year in 2016, government data showed Tuesday, as the planet's biggest carbon emitter struggles to break its addiction to the heavily polluting fuel. Coal consumption fell by 4.7 percent year-on-year in 2016, and the share of coal in the country's energy mix slipped to 62.0 percent, down 2.0 percent year-on-year, the National ... more
Beijing (AFP) Feb 18, 2017
China halts N. Korea coal imports after missile test
Brussels (AFP) Feb 9, 2017
EU must shut coal plants by 2030 to meet climate pledge: study
Canberra, Australia (UPI) Feb 7, 2017
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Researchers develop equation that helps to explain plant growth
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Mar 09, 2017
It is rare in biology that a single trait can answer questions spanning several fields of research. One such trait is plant biology's "leaf mass per area," a simple measurement calculated by weighing a dried leaf and dividing by its original fresh area. Leaf mass per area, or LMA, which has been measured in thousands of studies, is used in nearly every field of plant biology to make predictions ... more
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Among the most striking features on the surface of Ceres are the bright spots in the center of Occator crater, which stood out already as NASA's space probe Dawn approached the dwarf planet. Scientists under the leadership of the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) have now for the first time determined the age of this bright material, which consists mainly of deposits of specia ... more
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