Science

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...

Climate change could devastate Philippines: NASA scientist - 11/14/2008

MANILA (AFP) - Climate change could have a devastating impact on the Philippines, leading to widespread destruction of the country's flora and fauna and flooding the capital Manila, a NASA...

Japan university gets patent for stem cell breakthrough - 11/14/2008

TOKYO (AFP) - Japan has given Kyoto University a patent for groundbreaking stem cell research in what is believed to be a world first for such scientific research, officials said Friday. TOKYO...

Malaysian archaeologists find complete Neolithic skeletons: report - 09/19/2008

KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - 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...

Researchers find 'baby' fat cells - 09/18/2008

WASHINGTON,(Reuters ) - Baby fat cells formed at or before birth live inside the blood vessels that nourish fat deposits and lay waiting to form new fat cells, U.S. researchers reported on Thursday....
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