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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...

Birds' singing lessons - 12/02/2008

Wildlife officers are giving baby birds singing lessons to help them hone their twittering skills before they are released into the wild. Recordings of birds are being played to hundreds of...

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...

HIV...World leaders at UN meeting call for joint action - 12/02/2008

to reduce tuberculosis deaths among people living with HIV 9 June 2008,New York City -For the first time ever, heads of government, public health and business leaders, heads of UN agencies and...

Correction to AIDS story in Independent article 8 June - 12/02/2008

Correction to AIDS story in Independent article 8 June We wish to clarify misinterpretations concerning WHO and UNAIDS positions on the status of the AIDS epidemic...

In 2050, your lover may be a ... robot - 12/01/2008

Netherlands (AFP) - Romantic human-robot relationships are no longer the stuff of science fiction -- researchers expect them to become reality within four decades. And they do not mean simply,...

The woman who makes French Vogue chic - 11/29/2008

Controversial, compelling and sophisticated, editor-in-chief Carine Roitfeld has remade French Vogue in her own image Above the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré in Paris, an assistant leads me along a...

Eruption reported at Reunion's volcano - 11/23/2008

SAINT DENIS, Reunion (AFP) - A volcano on France's Indian Ocean island of Reunion started erupting on Sunday, forcing authorities to raise the alert for a possible emergency. SAINT DENIS, Reunion...

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