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Insight into parasite transmission from tsetse fly bites

Tsetse flies can infect people, and other animals, with parasites via their bite. Little has been known about the number of parasites needed for an infection to occur. This has changed with a new study.

Cockroach milk may be the next superfood

The next big superfood could likely be crawling around behind your refrigerator, but only if you live in the Asia Pacific region of the world.

Goodbye Philae: Earth severs link with silent comet probe

Paris - Ground controllers bid a final farewell Wednesday to robot lab Philae, cutting communications after a year-long silence with the tiny probe hurtling through space on the surface of a comet.

Early man's discovery of fire may have unleashed Tuberculosis

Our ancient ancestors are credited with discovering how to control fire, and that one event propelled the human race forward by a giant step. But a new study suggests it also released a potent bacterial pathogen that ended up being a curse on society.

Can antibiotics be used to help combat Alzheimer’s disease?

Chicago - In a potentially significant breakthrough, a long dose of antibiotics has reduced Alzheimer’s-related plaques in studies using mice.

Newborn heart defects linked to environmental factors

Scientists have discovered several types of birth defects that are triggered by environmental factors which lead to cellular stress.

Iran up, U.S. down: Height study charts global health

London - South Korean women and Iranian men are significantly taller than they were 100 years ago but Americans have barely grown, according to a new study Tuesday that reflects nutritional and environmental factors.

China completes construction of massive seaplane

Beijing - In what could be a sign of a rising aviation industry, China has unveiled the world’s largest amphibious aircraft following seven years of construction.

Solar Impulse 2: Flying the flag for solar power

Paris - In its round-the-world tour, the plane Solar Impulse 2 has become a showcase for Sun-powered technology, featuring innovations which could have a bright commercial future.What's new about it?

Solar Impulse 2: A shining global tour

Abu Dhabi - Solar Impulse 2 took off on March 9, 2015 from Abu Dhabi for the first round-the-world flight using only solar energy, a huge bet on current technology.

Essential Science: New cancer and alcohol warning

Auckland - Put down the glass and pause for a minute. A new scientific study associates alcohol with seven different types of cancer (not simply liver cancer.) Essential Science unpacks the evidence.

Geophysicists debunk key assumption of how continents formed

Before it split into the continents we know today, Earth was home to just a single landmass, or "supercontinent," called Pangea.

Bees spit water at each other to cool down

New York - It's very hot weather so it's natural to seek air conditioning. Bees, it has recently been revealed, have a natural way to keep cool. Some bees have been observed spitting water at each other.

Solar plane nears end of historic round-the-world trip

Abu Dhabi - Solar Impulse 2 was on Monday approaching the end of its epic bid to become the first sun-powered plane to circle the globe without a drop of fuel to promote renewable energy.

Solar Impulse 2 leaves Egypt for final leg of world tour

Cairo - The first solar-powered plane to circle the world took off from Cairo on Sunday for Abu Dhabi, in the final leg of its journey.Swiss pilot Bertrand Piccard was behind the controls of Solar Impulse 2, which can fly for days on only energy from the sun.

Solar Impulse 2 embarks on world tour final leg

Cairo - A sun-powered Solar Impulse 2 aircraft on a record-breaking flight around the world to promote renewable energy was due to depart from Cairo early Sunday on the last leg of its journey.

How the 'Silk Road' helped in spreading infectious diseases

Scientists have discovered that the ancient Silk Road used for the passage of goods, commodities, technology, religion and culture between the East and the West also served as a pathway for the spread of infectious diseases.

Scientists fight back against Coxsackievirus B

Georgiana - Scientists at Colorado State University have developed a technique to combat the deadly Coxsackievirus B, which can cause heart disease. This is through a genetic poison pill.

Data driven journalism celebrated at awards ceremony

One role of the journalist is to report the news. It is also to select and interpret the information for the reader, especially in the case of complex reports. The best journalism does not hide from the data, according to the Global Editors Network.
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