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November 07, 2017
EPIDEMICS
Last season's flu shot protected only 1 in 5 people



Miami (AFP) Nov 6, 2017
Last season's flu shot protected as few as one in five people and this year's could be similarly ineffective, researchers said Monday, calling for a better way to make the vaccine. The reason just 20 to 30 percent of people were protected by the 2016-2017 flu shot was a mutation in the H3N2 strain of the virus, which did not show up in the mass-produced vaccine that is grown using eggs, said the report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Flu vaccines work by delivering purifi ... read more

EPIDEMICS
Tracking mosquitoes with your cellphone
Stanford CA (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
It's a sound that can keep even the weariest among us from falling asleep: the high-pitched whine of a mosquito. This irritating buzz already makes us run, slap and slather on repellant. But if Stan ... more
CARBON WORLDS
Graphene enables high-speed electronics on flexible materials
Gothenburg, Sweden (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
Terahertz radiation has a wide range of uses and can occur in everything from radio astronomy to medicine. The term refers to the electromagnetic waves whose frequencies range from 100 gigahertz to ... more
SPACE MEDICINE
NASA investigates use of medical-like tools to study samples of the solar system
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 01, 2017
A diagnostic tool, similar in theory to those used by the medical profession to non-invasively image internal organs, bones, soft tissue, and blood vessels, could be equally effective at "triaging" ... more
SPACE MEDICINE
Advanced artificial limbs mapped in the brain
Lausanne, Switzerland (SPX) Oct 30, 2017
Targeted motor and sensory reinnervation (TMSR) is a surgical procedure on patients with amputations that reroutes residual limb nerves towards intact muscles and skin in order to fit them with a li ... more
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Puerto Rico 'heartbreaking' five weeks post-storm
New York (AFP) Oct 27, 2017
Conditions in Puerto Rico are still heartbreaking more than five weeks after Hurricane Maria wrought devastation, with the lack of power and clean water compounding chronic conditions, medics say. ... more
SPACE MEDICINE
Space Station Crew Takes a Breather with Lung Tissue Investigation
Houston TX (SPX) Oct 25, 2017
The microgravity environment of the International Space Station impacts nearly every system within the human body. Researchers are studying the effects to the eyes, heart, muscles, and bones, but an ... more
SPACE MEDICINE
NASA's twins study explores gene expression
Houston TX (SPX) Oct 25, 2017
NASA's Twins Study preliminary results have revealed that space travel causes an increase in methylation, the process of turning genes on and off, and additional knowledge in how that process works. ... more
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Speeding up cancer screening
Paris (ESA) Oct 24, 2017
Delivering breast cancer screening results in a day instead of today's standard two weeks is being proposed by an ESA incubator start-up company using paperless technology and online image transfers ... more
NUKEWARS
Iranian sentenced to death for spying; US Navy saves Iran fishing boat from pirates
Tehran (AFP) Oct 25, 2017
Iran said Wednesday it had sentenced a citizen to death for spying for Israel in return for Swedish residency, after rights activists reported an Iranian-born academic was handed the death penalty. ... more
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A third of adults in China suffer high blood pressure: study
Beijing (AFP) Oct 25, 2017
More than a third of adults in China suffer from high blood pressure, but only one in 20 are able effectively to manage their condition, according to research published Thursday. ... more


The end of pneumonia? New vaccine offers hope

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Across Asia, liver cancer is linked to herbal remedies: study
Miami (AFP) Oct 18, 2017
Researchers have uncovered widespread evidence of a link between traditional Chinese herbal remedies and liver cancer across Asia, a study said Wednesday. ... more
ROBO SPACE
Emma the robot masseuse gets to work in Singapore
Singapore (AFP) Oct 13, 2017
A robot masseuse named Emma is offering Singaporeans high-tech back rubs with a gigantic metal arm and warm silicone tips which its creators say perfectly mimic the human touch. ... more
SPACE MEDICINE
Your personal running coach
Paris (ESA) Oct 03, 2017
A start-up company from ESA's business incubator in Bavaria has developed a training app to help runners to exercise in a healthy way, and to reduce injuries from over-training. Drawing on erg ... more
SPACE MEDICINE
Monitoring microbes to keep Marsonauts healthy
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 06, 2017
To guarantee a safe environment for astronauts on long-duration space missions such as a journey to Mars, it is important to monitor how microorganisms such as bacteria adapt to the confined conditi ... more



Air force error allowed Texas shooter to buy guns despite conviction
Washington (AFP) Nov 7, 2017
A domestic violence conviction legally prohibited the Texas church shooter from buying guns, but the Air Force failed to enter it into a database used to run background checks, officials said Monday. Devin Kelley - who shot dead 26 people at a Texas church - could therefore have passed the background check required to buy a gun, which would have raised red flags if the conviction had been ... more
Washington (AFP) Nov 3, 2017
In reversal, US tech firms back bill on human trafficking
Hong Kong (AFP) Nov 3, 2017
Crime writer Ian Rankin predicts rise of 'kind and gentle' books
United Nations, United States (AFP) Nov 6, 2017
UN council weakens response to Myanmar after China objects
Better rubidium clocks increase BeiDou satnav accuracy
Beijing (XNA) Nov 07, 2017
New, ultra-accurate rubidium atomic clocks on board two BeiDou-3 satellites launched into space Sunday have greatly improved the accuracy of the system. The two satellites are equipped with more reliable rubidium atomic timekeepers than those in previous BeiDou satellites. According to Yang Changfeng, chief designer of the satellite system, their stability was as high as E-14. "It means on ... more
Xichang, China (XNA) Nov 07, 2017
China launches two BeiDou-3 navigation satellites on single carrier rocket
Antwerp, Belgium (SPX) Oct 25, 2017
Airobot supplies positioning technology to single largest container terminal in Europe
Paris (ESA) Oct 24, 2017
Galileo in place for launch: then there were four
Newly discovered orangutan species is most endangered great ape
Jakarta (AFP) Nov 2, 2017
A new species of orangutan has been discovered in the remote jungles of Indonesia, immediately becoming the world's most endangered great ape, researchers said Thursday. "It's the first declaration of a new great ape species in about 100 years," Ian Singleton, co-author of the study and director of the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme, told AFP. The species, called 'Tapanuli or ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 02, 2017
Study shows how memories ripple through the brain
London UK (SPX) Nov 02, 2017
The relentless rise of migration in Europe over last 10,000 years
Sydney (AFP) Nov 1, 2017
Climbing Australia's giant red rock Uluru banned
Landmark discovery turns marathon of evolution into a sprint
London, UK (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
A research collaboration has discovered a new way of rapidly generating a swathe of medically significant natural products after discovering a ground-breaking technique that turns the marathon of evolution into a sprint. The surprise discovery came when the research team inadvertently replicated a process that bacteria use to evolve their machinery for making natural products. Now th ... more
Washington (UPI) Nov 3, 2017
Flights of honeybees reveal individual directional tendencies
Liwonde, Malawi (AFP) Nov 2, 2017
Malawi turns to British troops in poaching war
Mexico City (AFP) Nov 6, 2017
Endangered vaquita porpoise dies in captivity
Tracking mosquitoes with your cellphone
Stanford CA (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
It's a sound that can keep even the weariest among us from falling asleep: the high-pitched whine of a mosquito. This irritating buzz already makes us run, slap and slather on repellant. But if Stanford University researchers have their way, it may also prompt us to take out our cellphones and do a little science. The Prakash Lab at Stanford, led by Manu Prakash, assistant professor of bio ... more
Miami (AFP) Nov 6, 2017
Last season's flu shot protected only 1 in 5 people
Buffalo NY (SPX) Oct 23, 2017
The end of pneumonia? New vaccine offers hope
Washington (UPI) Sep 29, 2017
Scientists are successfully breeding disease-resistance into mosquitoes
Hong Kong pro-democracy activists allowed to appeal jail terms
Hong Kong (AFP) Nov 7, 2017
Hong Kong's leading pro-democracy activists, who were jailed for their role in the 2014 Umbrella Movement were granted leave to appeal their sentences by the city's top court on Tuesday. Joshua Wong and Nathan Law were imprisoned in August after Hong Kong's government pushed for harsher sentences - rather than the initial community service orders they were given. The government's appeal ... more
Beijing (AFP) Nov 4, 2017
Disrespecting China's anthem can now cost 3 years jail
Beijing (AFP) Nov 6, 2017
China calls on France to ensure security of its citizens
Hong Kong (AFP) Nov 2, 2017
Hong Kong government under fire in LGBT row
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Huge Australia-bound cocaine haul siezed by French navy
Sydney (AFP) Aug 4, 2017
A massive cocaine haul bound for Australia in the hull of a yacht has been intercepted by the French navy in the Pacific, officials said on Friday. The 1.46 tonnes of the drug with an estimated street value of Aus$322 million (US$256 million) was seized in the South Pacific and four crew members, believed to be Lithuanian and Latvian nationals, arrested. The vessel "Afalina", which set s ... more
Jakarta (AFP) Aug 1, 2017
Indonesia to deport 153 Chinese for $450 million scam
Washington (AFP) June 28, 2017
US lists China among worst human trafficking offenders
Bangkok (AFP) June 1, 2017
Golden Triangle narco-gangs churning out new highs, UN warns
China's military ordered to pledge total loyalty to Xi
Beijing (AFP) Nov 6, 2017
China's military has been ordered to pledge absolute loyalty to President Xi Jinping while a paramilitary police force now literally sings his praises, further cementing his place as the country's most powerful leader in decades. The world's largest armed forces should be "absolutely loyal, honest and reliable to Xi", said a new guideline issued by the Central Military Commission and reporte ... more
Washington (AFP) Nov 2, 2017
Trump readies for high-stakes Asia trip
Washington (AFP) Nov 4, 2017
The Trump A to Z, from America First to 'Zero'
Tokyo (AFP) Nov 6, 2017
Fish food and golf bromance: 5 takeaways from Trump in Japan
Russian scientists have found flaws in popular theories of gravity
Yekaterinburg, Russia (SPX) Oct 27, 2017
Taking black holes (as a real object) as a test material, scientists from the Ural Federal university (UrFU, Yekaterinburg) found out that a popular theory of gravity which had seemed to work perfectly at the cosmological level (a subclass of Horndeski theory) is hardly applicable to the real world. They presented their study in the Classical and Quantum Gravity journal. At the moment, acc ... more
Pasadena CA (JPL) Oct 30, 2017
Prolific Earth Gravity Satellites End Science Mission
Los Alamos NM (SPX) Oct 25, 2017
Supercomputers help Los Alamos team interpret LIGO findings
Cleveland OH (SPX) Oct 24, 2017
NASA Challenges Students to Design Microgravity Experiments
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British MPs ask Twitter for details on Russian-linked accounts
London (AFP) Nov 3, 2017
A House of Commons committee investigating "fake news" and its influence on British politics asked Twitter on Friday for details of Russian-linked accounts, days after making a similar request of Facebook. Damian Collins, the chairman of the digital, culture, media and sport committee, noted evidence the Internet giant had provided to the US Congress about Russian-backed content aimed at med ... more
Tallinn (AFP) Nov 3, 2017
Estonia blocks electronic ID cards over identity-theft risk
San Francisco (AFP) Nov 2, 2017
Amid soaring profits, Facebook vows to curb abuse
Beijing (AFP) Oct 31, 2017
China says social media companies must 'punish' employees
Twin Iraq and Syria assaults as IS loses last city
Deir Ezzor, Syria (AFP) Nov 3, 2017
Syrian troops on Friday retook the last major city where the Islamic State group had a presence as Iraqi forces seized a crossing by the jihadists' last urban bastion across the border. The simultaneous assaults on Deir Ezzor in eastern Syria and Al-Qaim in western Iraq dealt fresh blows to IS in its former heartland, leaving Albu Kamal, on the Syrian side of the border, the last town of not ... more
Al-Hamza, Iraq (AFP) Nov 5, 2017
Traditional carpet weaving in central Iraq unravels
Baghdad (AFP) Nov 1, 2017
Iraq to hold parliamentary election in May: PM
Geneva (AFP) Nov 2, 2017
IS executed 741 civilians during Mosul battle: UN
Double bombing kills six in Iraq's disputed Kirkuk: security source
Kirkuk, Iraq (AFP) Nov 5, 2017
A twin suicide attack killed at least six people Sunday in the centre of Iraq's disputed Kirkuk city, a security official said. The attackers struck near a former police station used by Saraya al-Salam, a Shiite paramilitary force led by powerful Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, the official said on condition of anonymity. Twelve people were also wounded in the two explosions, about 15 min ... more
Baghdad (AFP) Nov 5, 2017
Iraq dispute kicks off crisis for Kurdish sports
Kunduz, Afghanistan (AFP) Nov 6, 2017
NATO probes claims of civilian casualties in Afghan airstrike
Baghdad (AFP) Nov 1, 2017
Baghdad accuses Kurds of reneging on pullback deal
Protest at open-pit coal mine near Bonn ahead of UN climate talks
Hambach Coal Mine, Near Niederzier, Germany (AFP) Nov 5, 2017
Environmental activists wearing hazard suits marched onto one of the world's largest open-pit coal mines, near Bonn, on Sunday, the eve of 196-nation UN climate talks in the west German city. Some two hundred protesters crossed a denuded no-man's land and lined up like guards at the edge of the 40-square kilometre (15 square mile) Hambach opencast coal mine, the biggest manmade hole in Euro ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 17, 2017
Coal still holds a slight edge as U.S. power source
Sydney (AFP) Sept 22, 2017
Rio in massive share buyback after coal mines sale
Washington (UPI) Sep 15, 2017
First-ever U.S. coal shipment arrives in Ukraine
Daily Newsletters - Space - Military - Environment - Energy
RUDN University researcher found out what happens to organic matter on rice fields
Moscow, Russia (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
A soil scientist from RUDN University has found out how plant root secretions affect microorganisms and biochemical processes in paddy soils (rice fields, for instance). Rice field soils play a very important role in the agriculture of Southeast Asia, since they cover > 160 Mio ha and are used to produce food for a quarter of world population. The results of the study were published in the Europ ... more
Brisbane, Australia (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
Flour power to boost food security
Bristol UK (SPX) Nov 02, 2017
The advent of 'green' cattle
Washington (UPI) Nov 1, 2017
Marijuana farming is harming the environment, study shows
Hubble Sees Nearby Asteroids Photobombing Distant Galaxies
Baltimore MD (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
Like rude relatives who jump in front of your vacation snapshots of landscapes, some of our solar system's asteroids have photobombed deep images of the universe taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. These asteroids reside, on average, only about 160 million miles from Earth - right around the corner in astronomical terms. Yet they've horned their way into this picture of thousands of ga ... more
Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 06, 2017
Astronomers Complete First International Asteroid Tracking Exercise
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 01, 2017
Dinosaur-killing asteroid impact cooled Earth's climate more than previously thought
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
Return of the Comet: 96P Spotted by ESA, NASA Satellites
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