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May 18, 2017
WATER WORLD
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 standards when practicing medicine. A code of conduct for marine conservation would help prevent human rights violations that might occur during conservation and promote fair, socially responsible decision-making when planning and carrying out actions to protect the ocean. The recommendations were published ... read more

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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
SPACE MEDICINE
New gelatin devices that imitate the activity of the body in bone regeneration
Biscay, Spain (SPX) May 17, 2017
Regenerative medicine is a discipline that is continually growing and encompasses a whole arsenal of therapeutic strategies, from recombinant proteins and stem cells right up to materials and matric ... more
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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
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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
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TECH SPACE
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
SPACE MEDICINE
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
CHIP TECH
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
EPIDEMICS
Can crab shells provide a 'green' solution to malaria?
Washington DC (SPX) May 16, 2017
A non-toxic mixture of chitin-rich crab shell powder and nanosized silver particles could be an environmentally friendly way of curbing the spread of disease-carrying mosquitoes, and malaria in part ... more
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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
EPIDEMICS
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


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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
EPIDEMICS
Stanford researchers analyze what a warming planet means for mosquito-borne diseases
Stanford CA (SPX) May 04, 2017
As temperatures rise with climate change, mosquito season extends past the summer months in many parts of the world. The question has been how this lengthened season influences the risk of being inf ... more
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Bioinspired agent kills drug-resistant bacteria
Washington DC (SPX) May 04, 2017
Researchers in Ireland have developed a bioinspired antimicrobial treatment that can rapidly kill drug-resistant bacteria. The treatment consists of iodo-thiocyanate complexes, which are inspired by ... more
SPACE MEDICINE
Monitoring the airways of space travelers
Paris (ESA) May 02, 2017
Astronauts in space are valuable sources of scientific data. Researchers collect blood and urine samples to understand what effects living in weightlessness has on their bodies. For one experiment, ... more



Hong Kong 'Snowden refugees' face deportation: lawyer
Hong Kong (AFP) May 15, 2017
A group of refugees who sheltered fugitive whistleblower Edward Snowden in Hong Kong are facing deportation after the city's authorities rejected their bid for protection, their lawyer said Monday. The impoverished Philippine and Sri Lankan refugees helped the former National Security Agency contractor evade authorities in 2013 by hiding him in their cramped homes after he initiated one of t ... more
Washington (UPI) May 14, 2017
Healthcare bill inspires road rage: Tenn. woman tries to run Congressman off road
Washington DC (SPX) May 10, 2017
New fiber-based sensor could quickly detect structural problems in bridges and dams
Paris (AFP) May 7, 2017
Marine Le Pen: far-right firebrand who has shaken up French politics
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
Adolescent orangoutan breastfeed for eight years
Washington (UPI) May 17, 2017
Maturing orangutan breastfeed for longer than any other mammal. New research suggests juvenile orangutan continue weaning for as many as eight or nine years. Scientists previously estimated orangutans breastfeed for seven years, but tracking nursing behavior in the wild is difficult. Biologists arrived at the new estimate - shared in the journal Science Advances - through a nov ... more
Washington DC (UPI) May 16, 2017
Research suggests the ideal leader resembles his or her subordinates
Tempe AZ (SPX) May 18, 2017
Grassy beginning for earliest Homo
Washington (UPI) May 17, 2017
Study shows southern Mediterranean shares genetic heritage
Malaysia seizes smuggled tortoises worth $300,000
Kuala Lumpur (AFP) May 15, 2017
Malaysian customs foiled an attempt to smuggle hundreds of the world's most endangered tortoises into the country from Madagascar, a senior official said Monday. The 330 ploughshare and radiated tortoises seized at Kuala Lumpur International Airport Sunday were worth $276,784, Abdul Wahid Sulong, deputy director of the customs department told AFP. All of the reptiles were found alive, h ... more
Washington DC (UPI) May 16, 2017
New Zealand's penguins facing extinction, scientists warn
Ithaca NY (SPX) May 17, 2017
Cornell researches black bear boom in New York
London, UK (SPX) May 17, 2017
The first microbial supertree from figure-mining thousands of papers
Can crab shells provide a 'green' solution to malaria?
Washington DC (SPX) May 16, 2017
A non-toxic mixture of chitin-rich crab shell powder and nanosized silver particles could be an environmentally friendly way of curbing the spread of disease-carrying mosquitoes, and malaria in particular. This is according to a series of experiments led by Jiang-Shiou Hwang of the National Taiwan Ocean University. The findings are published in Springer's journal Hydrobiologia. Mosquitoes ... more
Tampa FL (SPX) May 11, 2017
Mosquito-borne viruses like Zika may be spread at lower temperatures
Paris (AFP) May 10, 2017
10-year lifespan gain for some HIV patients: study
Stanford CA (SPX) May 04, 2017
Stanford researchers analyze what a warming planet means for mosquito-borne diseases
China frees human rights lawyer on bail: Amnesty
Beijing (AFP) May 10, 2017
China has freed a prominent human rights lawyer on bail, Amnesty International said Wednesday, after he admitted to his crimes in what critics called a show trial. Xie Yang, who had worked on cases considered politically sensitive by China's ruling Communist Party, was among hundreds of legal staff and activists detained in the so-called "709 crackdown" in 2015. He pleaded guilty Monday ... more
Beijing (AFP) May 10, 2017
China lawyer's wife seeks US asylum after brazen escape
Beijing (AFP) May 9, 2017
China wants its anthem sung, but maybe not at parties
Beijing (AFP) May 8, 2017
Chinese human rights lawyers seen as enemies of the state
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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
Manila, Beijing to open South China Sea talks next week: envoy
Manila (AFP) May 13, 2017
The Philippines and China will open bilateral talks on their dispute over the South China Sea next week, Manila's ambassador to Beijing said on Saturday. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has sought to deepen relations with China despite its extensive island-building in disputed parts of the South China Sea, in the hopes of securing billions of dollars' worth of investments from Beijing. ... more
Washington (AFP) May 17, 2017
'No disruption' in ally relationships: Mattis
Beijing (AFP) May 15, 2017
Putin the piano man plays Soviet-era tunes in Beijing
Davao, Philippines (AFP) May 16, 2017
Philippines' Duterte open to South China Sea deals
Proving Einstein right using highly sensitive Earth rotation sensors
Washington DC (SPX) May 11, 2017
Einstein's theory of gravity, also referred to as General Relativity, predicts that a rotating body such as the Earth partially drags inertial frames along with its rotation. In a study recently published in EPJ Plus, a group of scientists based in Italy suggests a novel approach to measuring what is referred to as frame dragging. Angela Di Virgilio of the National Institute of Nuclear Phy ... more
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
Orlando FL (SPX) Apr 07, 2017
ZERO-G Research aims to advance deep-space mission technology
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WikiLeaks source Chelsea Manning set to be released
Fort Leavenworth, United States (AFP) May 17, 2017
Chelsea Manning, the transgender army private jailed for one of the largest leaks of classified documents in US history, is set to walk out of a military prison Wednesday after seven years behind bars. In July 2010, Manning - then a male soldier known as Bradley - was arrested over the release of a huge trove of more than 700,000 classified military and diplomatic documents via WikiLeaks. ... more
Geneva, Switzerland (SPX) May 17, 2017
Weaponizing the internet for terrorism
Fort Leavenworth, United States (AFP) May 17, 2017
Newly freed, Chelsea Manning looks to 'exciting' future
Washington (AFP) May 17, 2017
Chelsea Manning: from antisecrecy activist to transgender idol
Brisk business for Mosul's first post-IS liquor store
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) May 16, 2017
Abu Haidar tries to keep a low profile and there is no sign on his shop, the first liquor store to reopen in Mosul since the jihadists were beaten back. But it's hard not to notice the steady stream of customers walking out with black plastic bags filled with Turkish beer, Iraqi arak liquor and cheap whisky. The young man said he could get up to 1,000 customers a day at his tiny shop in ... more
Hammam Al-Alil, Iraq (AFP) May 15, 2017
Rescued 'human shields' tell of Mosul horror
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) May 16, 2017
IS 'on brink of defeat' after losing 90% of west Mosul: officers
Habbaniyah, Iraq (AFP) May 15, 2017
Militants kill two Iraqi police in anti-IS stronghold
Mattis seeks allied input ahead of Afghanistan proposal
Washington (AFP) May 17, 2017
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Wednesday he is finalizing recommendations for a new military plan for Afghanistan, but he still needs input from NATO allies. The Pentagon is expected to request thousands of additional troops for Afghanistan in a bid to end chronic instability and snap a protracted stalemate against the Taliban. Any such proposal would ultimately need a green light fr ... more
Washington (AFP) May 14, 2017
Trump weighs further US troops for Afghanistan
Washington (AFP) May 11, 2017
Security in Afghanistan likely to 'deteriorate': US intelligence
Istanbul (AFP) May 10, 2017
Turkey slams US rapid arming Syrian Kurds in IS fight
Gas leak kills 18 miners in central China
Beijing (AFP) May 8, 2017
A gas leak has killed at least 18 people working in a coal mine in central China's Hunan province, state media reported on Monday. Another 37 miners were rescued and taken to a hospital for treatment following Sunday's accident at the Jilinqiao mine in Huangfengqiao township, according to Xinhua news agency, citing local authorities. Investigators are testing the gas while police have de ... more
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
Washington (AFP) March 30, 2017
US environmental groups file suit to block new coal mining on public lands
Daily Newsletters - Space - Military - Environment - Energy
Why did hunter-gatherers first begin farming?
Sheffield, UK (SPX) May 18, 2017
The beginnings of agriculture changed human history and has fascinated scientists for centuries. Researchers from the Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures at the University of Sheffield have shed light on how hunter-gatherers first began farming and how crops were domesticated to depend on humans. Domesticated crops have been transformed almost beyond recognition in comparison with thei ... more
Brasilia (AFP) May 16, 2017
Chinese exporting adulterated fish to Brazil: police
Paris (ESA) May 17, 2017
Novel use of satnav saves precious water
Newark DE (SPX) May 18, 2017
Plants call 911 to help their neighbors
Movie Shows Ceres at Opposition from Sun
Pasadena CA (JPL) May 17, 2017
NASA's Dawn spacecraft successfully observed Ceres at opposition on April 29, taking images from a position exactly between the sun and Ceres' surface. Mission specialists had carefully maneuvered Dawn into a special orbit so that the spacecraft could view Occator Crater, which contains the brightest area of Ceres, from this new perspective. A new movie shows these opposition images, with ... more
El Segundo CA (SPX) May 16, 2017
The Aerospace Corporation leads Asteroid Impact Exercise at IAA in Tokyo
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) May 16, 2017
Twisting an Asteroid
Ithaca NY (SPX) May 15, 2017
Oldest buckthorn fossilized flowers found in Argentina


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