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Trump calls for $2.7 billion moon-orbiting space station

As part of the fiscal year 2019 budget proposal, NASA is planning to build the Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway in the 2020s, and if all goes as planned, it would be ready for human habitation by 2023.

Scientists recreate virtual copy of Mexican underwater cave

Mexico - Scientists from all over the world will soon be able to dive into a virtual 3-D replica of a vast underwater cave off Mexico's Yucatan peninsula, where the oldest skeleton in the Americas was found seven years ago.

Somalia's first forensic lab targets rape impunity

Garowe - The new freezers at Somalia's only forensic laboratory can store thousands of DNA samples, although for now there are just five.

Laser used to wirelessly charge a smartphone

Washington - Physicists have used a laser to wirelessly charge a smartphone. This was achieved safely and using the distance of a typical room.

Scientists set off to explore new Antarctic ecosystem

London - A team of international scientists led by the British Antarctic Survey set off on Wednesday to explore a mysterious marine ecosystem that has lain hidden under an ice shelf for up to 120,000 years.

Old antibiotic compounds could become the next life-saving drugs

Leeds - The battle between humans and antimicrobial resistant bacteria continues to be one of the major problems affecting society. A new initiative from University of Leeds scientists aims to review previously discarded medicinal products.

Coming decades vital for future sea level rise: study

Paris - How quickly humanity draws down the greenhouse gases driving global warming will determine whether sea levels rise half-a-metre or six times that, even if Paris climate pact goals are fully met, researchers reported Tuesday in a study.

Archaeologists find fossils, Mayan relics in giant underwater cave in Mexico

Mexico - Archaeologists who have been exploring the world's largest underwater cave -- recently discovered in Mexico -- presented their findings Monday, including fossils of giant sloths and an elaborate shrine to the Mayan god of commerce.

Wearable device developed for stroke treatment

A new type of wearable device has been designed to assist people recovering from stakes. The device a sensor that measures speech and swallowing patterns and it has been designed by Shirley Ryan AbilityLab and Northwestern University.

Essential Science: Cleaning chemicals linked to lung cancer

The association between household cleaning chemicals and respiratory problems has been raised over the past decade. A new study from the University of Bergen in Norway raises concerns about the longer-term impact.

Vampire bat's blood-only diet 'a big evolutionary win'

Paris - At first glance, the cost-benefit ratio of a blood-only diet suggests that vampire bats -- the only mammals to feed exclusively on the viscous, ruby-red elixir -- flew down an evolutionary blind alley.

Science as art at the Francis Crick Institute Special

London - A myriad of intriguing patterns exist throughout the natural world, and many of these are on display at the Francis Crick Institute in London in a new exhibition. The exhibition aims to provide a glimpse into three intricate developmental patterns.

New way to generate energy from temperature changes

Boston - A new system, based on graphene, can draw power from daily temperature swings. The technology can harness temperature fluctuations of many kinds in order to produce electricity.

Peanut allergy patch in development

A French medical technology company has developed a new patch to help address the risks surrounding peanut allergies. The patch is to be reviewed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

New class of antibiotics discovered in dirt

U.S scientists have discovered a new antibiotic family discovered from dirt (samples of soil). The discovery could represent a step forwards in the quest to find new types of antibiotics and antimicrobials.

New cloud based tool for connected laboratories

Cloud based computing presents opportunities for researchers to share findings and to collaborate on projects in a secure setting. A new offering from Gilson aims to make this process easier.

UK team to lead exploration to newly exposed Antarctic ecosystem

An exciting research mission is set to begin that will study the seabed ecosystem exposed after a massive iceberg, now designated as iceberg A-68, calved off the Larsen C Ice shelf in July 2017.

Ants nurse wounded warriors back to health: study

Paris - African Matabele ants dress the wounds of comrades injured during hunting raids and nurse them back to health, according to an "astonishing" discovery reported Wednesday.

Dr. Tim Sandle discusses career as a scientist and journalist Special

Dr. Tim Sandle chatted with Digital Journal about his respected career in science as a pharmaceutical microbiologist, and his career as a distinguished science journalist. He also opened up about the digital transformation of the science industry.
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