Science I Tech

With Assange inside, British police guard Ecuador embassy - 08/18/2012

LONDON, Katy Lee- Julian Assange remained holed up in Ecuador's London embassy Friday with police guarding its exits, after Britain warned that a diplomatic standoff over the WikiLeaks founder could...

Warmwater shark runs aground on English channel coastline - 08/17/2012

CAEN, France- Specialists were surprised Thursday after a Sandtiger Shark ran aground on the French coastline of the English Channel, even though it is normally found in deeper and warmer waters. The...

Obama to NASA experts: 'Let me know if you find Martians' - 08/14/2012

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE- US President Barack Obama on Monday ribbed scientists behind NASA's roving robot Curiosity, instructing them to let him know right away if they found life on Mars. "If in fact,...

Mother knows best: finches choose chicks' gender - 08/01/2012

PARIS- Female parrot finches can match their offspring's gender to prevailing living conditions, producing more sons in lean times, scientists in Australia said Wednesday. The finding presents the...

Controversial Down's syndrome testing gets Swiss go-ahead - 07/30/2012

The test, developed by life sciences company LifeCodexx, involves screening pregnant women's blood samples for the presence of foetal Down's syndrome, which is also known as trisomy 21. The...

'No excuse' for not turning tide on AIDS: expert - 07/23/2012

WASHINGTON, Kerry Sheridan- Science has given the world "no excuse" to resist bold action against the spread of the 30-year AIDS pandemic, said a top US expert at the opening of the International...

Astronomers find rare spiral galaxy in early Universe - 07/19/2012

PARIS- Astronomers said Wednesday they had stumbled upon an astonishing spiral galaxy that was born nearly 11 billion years ago, a finding that could spur a rethink of how galaxies formed after the...

UNESCO awards 'shameful' E.Guinea science prize - 07/17/2012

PARIS- UN culture and science body UNESCO on Tuesday awarded a prize financed by the leader of Equatorial Guinea despite fierce criticism from rights groups who decried the move as "shameful". Rights...

Assange asylum could be used against Ecuador: envoy - 07/09/2012

QUITO- Ecuador's ambassador to Washington expressed concerns Monday that granting political asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange could be used to discredit Quito in the United States. "Giving...

Dogs may protect babies from some infections: study - 07/09/2012

Cats, too, seemed to convey some protection to babies, though the effect observed was weaker than with dogs. The research was based on 397 children in Finland whose parents made diary entries each...
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