Science

Men more narcissistic than women: study - 03/06/2015

WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES- Men tend to be more narcissistic than women and as a result are more likely to exploit others, a US study said Thursday after analyzing three decades of data from more than...

Most scientists think they should be active in public debates - 02/16/2015

SAN JOSÉ, UNITED STATES, Jean-Louis Santini- The vast majority of scientists -- 87 percent -- think they should play an active role in debates on public policy, according to a poll of US scientists...

Scientists unravel mystery of snake venom - 02/10/2015

MIAMI, UNITED STATES- Scientists have unraveled the mystery of how the Costa Rican coral snake's venom causes seizures in its victims, a finding that could boost research into schizophrenia, epilepsy...

British botanists find unknown 'warty' orchid species - 02/06/2015

LONDON, UK- British botanists have found a previously unrecorded orchid in the mountains of Cambodia, they said Thursday, ahead of a major orchid show at London's Kew Gardens. The new species was...

When women are few, men settle down: study - 01/14/2015

PARIS, FRANCE- Women want to settle down while men prefer to play the field, right? Not quite, said a study Wednesday that challenged long-held views of sexual selection. It turns out the dynamics of...

NASA closer than ever to finding Earth's 'twin' - 01/06/2015

MIAMI, US, Kerry Sheridan- NASA is closer than ever to finding a twin for the Earth, astronomers said Tuesday, announcing the discovery of eight new planets that circle in the habitable zones of...

Dutch scientists use smell to recreate JFK, Diana and other famous deaths - 12/29/2014

BREDA, NETHERLANDS, Nicolas Delaunay- Dutch scientists are recreating the deaths of some of the world's most famous personalities by reconstructing their last moments using scents and sounds. From...

Japan scientists develop micro-fine adhesive sensors - 12/21/2014

TOKYO, JAPAN- Scientists in Japan have developed a sticky sheet of tiny sensors that can be put directly on moving joints, beating hearts or other living tissues. The invention opens up the...

CERN gears up to relaunch high energy particle collider - 12/13/2014

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND- Europe's Physics lab CERN said Friday it was on schedule to fire up the world's biggest particle smasher again early next year, with almost double the energy of its previous run....

NASA craft to probe Pluto after nine-year journey - 12/07/2014

WASHINGTON, US, Jean-Louis Santini- An American probe that will explore Pluto woke up from its slumber Saturday, after a nine-year journey to take a close look at the distant body for the first time....
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