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June 12, 2017
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. Here are the worst outbreaks around the world in the past ten years: - Haiti: most virulent outbreak - The most virulent outbreak in modern times was in Haiti, where more than 9,500 people have died and more than 800,000 been infected since the epidemic broke out in October 2010. The disease was introduced by infected Nepalese UN p ... read 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
Chemical cocktail found in Barrier Reef turtles
Sydney (AFP) June 2, 2017
Human medicines and household substances have been discovered in the blood of green turtles in Australia's Great Barrier Reef, researchers said Friday, highlighting the impact of man-made matter on marine life. ... more
CRISPR gene editing can cause hundreds of unintended mutations
New York NY (SPX) May 31, 2017
As CRISPR-Cas9 starts to move into clinical trials, a new study published in Nature Methods has found that the gene-editing technology can introduce hundreds of unintended mutations into the genome. ... more
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Engines of twingenuity: NASA's twin study investigators have a meeting of the minds
Houston TX (SPX) May 28, 2017
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A new tool for discovering nanoporous materials
Lausanne, Switzerland (SPX) May 30, 2017
Materials classified as "nanoporous" have structures (or "frameworks") with pores up to 100 nm in diameter. These include diverse materials used in different fields from gas separation, catalysis, a ... more
New Zealand company partners with U.S. Army for engineered skin
Washington (UPI) May 24, 2017
New Zealand's startup regenerative medicine company, Upside Biotechnologies, has signed a development agreement with the U.S. Army. ... more
Toward an HIV cure: Pitt team develops test to detect hidden virus
Pittsburgh PA (SPX) May 30, 2017
The quest to develop a cure for HIV has long been plagued by a seemingly simple question: How do doctors determine if someone is cured? The virus has a knack for lying dormant in immune cells at lev ... more
New antibiotic packs a punch against bacterial resistance
La Jolla CA (SPX) May 30, 2017
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have given new superpowers to a lifesaving antibiotic called vancomycin, an advance that could eliminate the threat of antibiotic-resistant infect ... more
Nanosubmarine with self-destroying activity
Nijmegen, Netherlands (SPX) May 31, 2017
Autonomous targeting and release of drugs at their site of action are desired features of nanomedical systems. Now, a team of Dutch scientists has designed a nanomotor that has these functions: An a ... more

'Freak': meet Cuba's last self-infected HIV punk rebel

Mouse sperm survives in space, but could human babies?
Miami (AFP) May 24, 2017
Freeze-dried mouse sperm that spent nine months in space has been used to produce healthy rodent offspring back on Earth, Japanese researchers said this week. ... more
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. ... 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

Scorpions the new threat for displaced Mosul civilians
Khazir, Iraq (AFP) June 8, 2017
They survived the fighting in their home town but displaced Mosul residents now face the threat from snakes and scorpions infesting some of the tented camps they are crammed into. In Khazir camp, one of the largest for civilians displaced by the battle against the Islamic State group in Mosul, the searing Iraqi summer has arrived and reptiles and insects are multiplying. Some 32,000 peop ... more
Paphos, Cyprus (AFP) June 9, 2017
Art seeks to heal wounds in divided Cyprus
Marawi, Philippines (AFP) June 9, 2017
Philippine war refugees facing deadly health risks
Tokyo (AFP) June 7, 2017
Japan workers exposed to dangerous radiation in lab
GIS is a powerful tool that should be used with caution
Washington DC (SPX) May 30, 2017
Although computer models of archaeological sites are ideal software tools for managing spatially referenced data and commonly used to yield insights which contribute to the protection of heritage materials, some scientists question their credibility, calling for these long-term trends be 'ground truthed' in order to ensure that calculated rates of change reflect observed phenomena 'in the field' ... more
Tokyo (AFP) June 1, 2017
Japan launches satellite in bid for super accurate GPS system
Cambridge, Canada (SPX) Jun 02, 2017
exactEarth Broadens Small Vessel Tracking Offering
Shanghai (XNA) May 30, 2017
Chinese firms develop BeiDou navigation applications
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Leipzig, Germany (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
An international research team led by Jean-Jacques Hublin of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (Leipzig, Germany) and Abdelouahed Ben-Ncer of the National Institute for Archaeology and Heritage (INSAP, Rabat, Morocco) uncovered fossil bones of Homo sapiens along with stone tools and animal bones at Jebel Irhoud, Morocco. The finds are dated to about 300 thousand years ... more
Bar Harbor ME (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
Living long and living well: Is it possible to do both
Washington (UPI) Jun 6, 2017
Ancient grains offer insights into the birth and growth of the world's oldest cities
Washington (UPI) Jun 1, 2017
Tourists risk getting bit when they mistake monkey aggression for affection
Dogs and wolves have an innate sense of inequity
Washington (UPI) Jun 8, 2017
Humans and primates have a finely tuned sense of inequity. New research suggests dogs and wolves also possess a sense of fairness - or lack there of. Previously, researchers have hypothesized dogs gained a sense of inequity through domestication. But the latest study - published in the journal Current Biology - shows the sense is equally strong in dogs and wolves, suggesting a sense ... more
Hong Kong (AFP) June 6, 2017
African park ranger hits out at Hong Kong ivory trade
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jun 05, 2017
How the Galapagos cormorant lost its ability to fly
Yangon (AFP) June 5, 2017
Skin cure fad driving Myanmar elephant poaching surge: WWF
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. Here are the worst outbreaks around the world in the past ten years: - Haiti: most virulent outbreak - The most virulent outbreak in modern times was in Haiti, where more than 9,500 people have died and more than 800,000 been i ... more
Pittsburgh PA (SPX) May 30, 2017
Toward an HIV cure: Pitt team develops test to detect hidden virus
Pinar Del Rio, Cuba (AFP) May 28, 2017
'Freak': meet Cuba's last self-infected HIV punk rebel
Cannes, France (AFP) May 26, 2017
Stars dig deep at charity Cannes AIDS gala
Hong Kong wealth gap hits 46-year high
Hong Kong (AFP) June 9, 2017
Hong Kong's wealth gap was on Friday revealed to be at its highest in nearly 50 years, with living conditions fuelling discontent in the city as it prepares to mark two decades under Chinese rule. Sky-high prices and the cost of living outstrip many ordinary residents' salaries in Hong Kong, with apartments becoming increasingly cramped and generations of families forced to share. In a r ... more
Beijing (AFP) June 9, 2017
Chinese firm tied to Communist Party critic stands trial
Beijing (AFP) June 5, 2017
China rights lawyer charged with subversion
Fangshan, China (AFP) June 5, 2017
Chinese skinny-dippers defy public morals
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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
Japan clears way for first emperor abdication in over 200 years
Tokyo (AFP) June 9, 2017
Japan's parliament passed a law Friday that clears the way for its ageing Emperor Akihito to step down, in what would be the first imperial abdication in more than two centuries. The popular 83-year-old monarch shocked the country last summer when he signalled his desire to take a back seat after nearly three decades on the Chrysanthemum Throne, citing his age and health problems. The un ... more
Kiev (AFP) June 8, 2017
Ukraine MPs back NATO application push
Washington (AFP) June 9, 2017
Trump says US committed to NATO's mutual defense pledge
Washington (AFP) June 9, 2017
Pentagon praises 'very helpful' Russia in southern Syria
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
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San Francisco CA (SPX) Jun 05, 2017
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SeaGlass brings transparency to cell phone surveillance
Seattle WA (SPX) Jun 05, 2017
Modern cell phones are vulnerable to attacks from rogue cellular transmitters called IMSI-catchers - surveillance devices that can precisely locate mobile phones, eavesdrop on conversations or send spam. Recent leaks and public records requests have revealed that law enforcement in many U.S. cities have used the surveillance devices to locate suspects or hunt for illegal activity. But desp ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 5, 2017
Saab starts cyber-security company
Tallinn (AFP) June 3, 2017
'Tallinn Manual 2.0' -- the rulebook for cyberwar
Geneva, Switzerland (SPX) Jun 01, 2017
Random numbers: Hard times ahead for hackers
UN reports fresh IS killings, air strike deaths in Mosul
Geneva (AFP) June 8, 2017
The UN rights office said Thursday it has credible reports that the Islamic State group has killed more than 230 civilians trying to flee Iraq's western Mosul since May 26. Between 50 to 80 more civilians were reportedly killed in a May 31 air strike on the IS-controlled Mosul neighbourhood of Zanjilly, said a statement from the office of United Nations human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Husse ... more
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) June 9, 2017
Iraq on cusp of Mosul victory three years after major defeat
Baghdad (AFP) June 10, 2017
Iraq paramilitaries make fresh progress west of Mosul
Khazir, Iraq (AFP) June 6, 2017
After fleeing Mosul, displaced face arrest over alleged IS ties
IS claims killing two Chinese in southwest Pakistan
Islamabad (AFP) June 8, 2017
The Islamic State group on Thursday claimed the killing of two Chinese citizens who were kidnapped last month by armed gunmen in southwestern Pakistan's restive Balochistan province. The jihadist group made the claim in a brief Arabic message carried by the group's Amaq news agency. There was no immediate confirmation from Chinese or Pakistan officials. Hours earlier, Pakistan's army iss ... more
Jalalabad, Afghanistan (AFP) June 10, 2017
Three US soldiers killed in Afghan 'insider attack'
Tehran (AFP) June 10, 2017
Iran opposes Iraqi Kurdish independence vote
Washington (AFP) June 8, 2017
Kurdish referendum would distract from IS fight, US warns
Researchers compute their way toward cleaner coal plants
Berlin, Germany (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
When you think of turbulence, you might think of a bumpy plane ride. Turbulence, however, is far more ubiquitous to our lives than just air travel. Ocean waves, smoke from fire, even noise coming from jet engines or wind turbines are all related to turbulence. A team of researchers at RWTH Aachen University's Institute of Aerodynamics (AIA) has long been interested in using computation to ... more
Sydney (AFP) June 11, 2017
Foreign bidding war for Rio's Australia coal mines
Sydney (AFP) June 6, 2017
India's Adani to start work on mine near Great Barrier Reef
Beijing (AFP) May 25, 2017
From coal miner to writer of China's hit TV show
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Scientists design laser to kill weeds
Washington (UPI) Jun 8, 2017
In a quest to become heroes to yard workers everywhere, a team of German researchers are developing a laser gun to kill weeds. In reality, the new laser system is unlikely to be coming to a yard near you. But it could prove a boon to farmers and the environment. The system's promising ability relies on robotic software, which is being tested and improved by computer scientists at ... more
Jabugo, Spain (AFP) June 11, 2017
Spain's 'jamon' conquers China
Washington (UPI) Jun 8, 2017
Study predicts where global warming is likely to spark food violence
Seoul (AFP) June 7, 2017
Culls, poultry transport ban as S. Korea fights bird flu outbreak
Rosetta finds comet connection to Earth's atmosphere
Paris (ESA) Jun 12, 2017
The challenging detection, by ESA's Rosetta mission, of several isotopes of the noble gas xenon at Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko has established the first quantitative link between comets and the atmosphere of Earth. The blend of xenon found at the comet closely resembles U-xenon, the primordial mixture that scientists believe was brought to Earth during the early stages of Solar System format ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 7, 2017
Scientists solve meteorite mystery with high-pressure X-ray experiments
Hamburg, Germany (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
High-pressure experiments solve meteorite mystery
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jun 06, 2017
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