Science

Malaysian archaeologists find complete Neolithic skeletons - 12/02/2008

Kuala Lumpur - Archaeologists have found two groups of complete Neolithic human remains in peninsular Malaysia and on Borneo island that may better explain prehistoric human life, reports said...

Childish superstition: Einstein's letter makes view of religion relatively clear - 12/02/2008

"Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind." So said Albert Einstein, and his famous aphorism has been the source of endless debate between believers and non-believers...

Robot takes the pain and guesswork out of knee and hip replacements - 12/02/2008

British doctors have helped to create a surgical robot that will revolutionise treatment for the 160,000 people a year who are given a new knee or hip. The Sculptor robot enables surgeons to...

Study Says Brains of Gay Men and Women Are Similar - 12/02/2008

Researchers using brain scans have found new evidence that biology—and not environment—is at the core of sexual orientation. Scientists at the Stockholm Brain Institute in Sweden report in the...

DNA explodes Greek myth about women - 12/02/2008

Women in Ancient Greece were major power brokers in their own right, researchers have discovered, and often played key roles in running affairs of state. Until now it was thought they were treated...

Epidemics: Scientists to hunt down new viruses before they strike - 12/02/2008

Scientists are preparing to hunt down the planet's last remaining viruses capable of triggering new diseases in humans. Several hundred new varieties may still be lurking in the wild or in remote...

Helpful Bacteria May Hide in Appendix - 12/02/2008

Everyone is born with one, but no one knows what it’s for. The human appendix is a small dead-end tube connected to the cecum, or ascending colon, one section of the large intestine. Everyone lives...

Tree installation honours Darwin - 12/02/2008

A cross section of a 200-year-old tree will be installed in London's Natural History Museum to honour evolutionary theorist Charles Darwin. The work, by Tania Kovats, was selected by judges over...

Atom-smasher down for two months: - 11/23/2008

GENEVA (AFP) - The world's largest atom-smasher has been shut down for two months following a helium leak, just ten days after it was switched on amid great fanfare to probe the secrets of the...

France to buy 10 Soyuz launchers from Russia - 11/23/2008

SOCHI, Russia (AFP) - The European commercial space-launch consortium Arianespace on Saturday signed a deal with the Russian space agency Roskosmos to acquire 10 new Soyuz launchers for around 500...
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