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The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) can be "flushed out" from hiding places in the human body by using a drug normally used to treat cancer, according to a new study.

First discoveries from Philae comet lander released

The first wave of data from comet lander Philae came out on Thursday, revealing a trove of new information about the comet's composition.

Prostate cancer, five different types found

Challenging the assumption that prostate cancer is one type of the disease, researchers have identified five different types, each of which has a distinct genetic signature.

Ancient anoles resemble common lizards of today

Lizards from the Caribbean, preserved for 20 million years in amber, have been found to be identical to their modern relatives, say researchers.

Finding a needle in a hay stack just became easier

The detection of metal contaminates in our food supply is important to our health and safety, but existing methods of inspection are limited. However, researchers at Toyohashi University Of Technology may have solved that problem.

Studying ants for clues about ultra-fine cleaning

Blue-sky thinking researchers have taken inspiration from the way that ants clean to develop improved procedures for nanotechnology. The ants studied are located in Borneo, Indonesia.

Flat pack batteries offer improved performance

For wearable tech to become more user-friendly in terms of ease of use, the power source must be flatter. This is what a science group is proposing — a flat pack battery, and one with good power capacity too.

Rocket could defy laws of physics, fly to moon in 4 hours

German scientists have confirmed that the so-called "EMDrive" rocket created by NASA could defy the known laws of physics and be capable of flying to the moon in just four hours.

T. rex and cousins had uniquely serrated teeth, scientists find

For some time, scientists have known that Tyrannosaurus rex and other theropod dinosaurs had serrated teeth. They knew that those teeth, with their jagged edges worked like steak knives to help their owner tear through flesh.

Clues in the ruins where Britain's empire was born

Archaeologists have identified the remains of four men who were among the leaders of an early English settlement in Virginia's Jamestown.

Op-Ed: An aging Ant-Man and the science of senolytics Special

Ant-man's main claim to fame is keeping his normal human strength when shrunk to the size of an ant. But while he's fighting ant-sized villains he's also fighting the passage of time. How fast does Ant-Man age?

Research reveals T.Rex had unique serrated teeth

Research at the University of Toronto has found that Theropods, the species of dinosaur home to T.Rex, had unique teeth structures that underlined their predatory dominance.

New study says bullies have lowest rates of depression

A new study out of Simon Fraser University not only suggests bullying is a genetic trait — it also says bullies have high self-esteem and social status, with low rates of depression.

Moth eyes provide clues for next-gen solar cells

Researchers have been inspired by the eyes of moths to develop a next generation series of solar power cells. The focus has been with creating a special type of anti-reflective surface.

Mowing detention basins increases West Nile virus risk

Incidences of West Nile virus and the association of the disease with mosquitoes can be enhanced if mowers are taken to water detention basins, a study conducted in Central Illinois (U.S.) has revealed.

French teen finds 560,000 year-old tooth

A 16-year-old French volunteer archaeologist has found an adult tooth dating back around 560,000 years in southwestern France, in what researchers hailed as a "major discovery" Tuesday.

Scientists seek reason for mass whale die-off in Alaska, 18 dead

In mid-June and beyond, whale carcasses started to show up floating off of Kodiak Island in Alaska and scientists were called in to try and find out why. However, it appears they may never know the reason for the mass of deaths.

Salmonid fish toxin could be effective against cancer

A fish toxin could be the basis of a new treatment for cancer, according to a study. This has been found by performing genetic testing on the humble zebrafish.

CT scanning may trigger DNA alterations

A new study has highlighted a potential concern with CT scanning. Here, scientists examined the effect on human cells from low-dose radiation produced by cardiac and vascular CT scanners. They found some detectable cellular damage.

Blue moon coming next week. Is a blue-colored moon real?

A rare 'blue moon,' known as the second full moon in a month, will light up night skies on July 31. Even more rare is seeing a blue-colored moon, which scientists say is possible when ash and pollutants enter the Earth's atmosphere.

The deadly kill of the boa constrictor revealed

The widely held view as how boa constrictors kill their prey has been overturned in a new study. The idea that the snakes suffocate their victims has turned out not be so.

Another Earth is found — but will we ever be able to reach it?

NASA's announcement on Thursday of its discovery of a cousin planet to Earth was historic, breathtaking but are we destined to merely be admirers from afar, or will we ever be able to visit?

Japan joins Scotland and UK with blooming 'Corpse Flower'

Tokyo's Jendai Botanical Gardens has seen hundreds of visitors lined up to see their prime attraction Friday. For the first time in five years, Japan's Titan arum, or corpse flower, is blooming.

Study: Exercise reduces Alzheimer's Disease symptoms

There has been a lot of hopeful news at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Washington, and on Thursday came news of the benefits of exercise for patients. A study found exercise makes patients feel better and improves memory.

Kepler Mission finds 'near-Earth-size' planet in habitable zone

NASA's announcement of a possible Earth-like planet was awaited with great anticipation, and the world was not disappointed today. The Kepler Mission found a near-Earth-size planet in a habitable zone, around a sun-like star.

Has NASA found a new 'Earth-like' planet? We'll know tomorrow

NASA has some news to share with the public tomorrow in its hunt for Earth-like planets. The space agency will host a news teleconference at noon EDT Thursday, July 23, and many media sources are saying NASA has some "really big news" to tell us.

Deploying graphene in warships aids performance

The U.S. Navy is looking into graphene to see how the carbon-based material can help drive an improved performance in terms of power.

3D printing for detecting off-milk in cartons

Researchers have used 3D printing to develop a sensor that can be placed inside a carton of milk to detect if the milk is fit for drinking and to alert if the milk has "gone off."

The surprising danger of becoming an expert in your field

Here's a trick you can try at the next party you attend: Come up with a completely bogus money term and then ask your financial expert friend to explain it to you.

New Horizons: Solar wind stripping away Pluto's atmosphere

The latest data from NASA’s Pluto probe, New Horizons, suggests the dwarf planet’s atmosphere is being stripped away by the solar wind and lost to space.

Repeated infections of mosquitoes makes malaria worse

If a mosquito gets re-infected with the parasite that causes malaria then evidence suggest that the parasites become more harmful to the next host. This is to do with multiple infections of different parasites.

Seeking a cure for nasty flesh-eating disease

Scientists are a step closer to dealing with Buruli ulcer, a horrible "flesh-eating" disease. The disease is bacterial and it causes blood clots on the skin.

Incredible one-eyed microscopic creature discovered

Scientists investigating microscopic creatures in samples of sea water were stunned when, peering down the microscope, they saw a single-eyed cyclops staring right back at them.

Data from Pluto mission expected to keep arriving for 16 months

The universe itself may be billions of years old, but that doesn't mean all of its components were created at the same time.

NASA releases 'epic' photo of Earth

Today NASA published another awe-inspiring glimpse of Planet Earth. The Deep Space Climate Observatory satellite has snapped its first view of the entire sunlit side of Earth from one million miles away.

Hawking launches biggest-ever search for alien life

British cosmologist Stephen Hawking launched Monday the biggest-ever search for intelligent extraterrestrial life in a 10-year, $100-million (92-million-euro) project to scan the heavens.

The faces of sleep loss Special

Everyone knows that not getting enough sleep can make you feel rundown and irritable the next day. Sleep loss is associated with impaired memory and anxiety and can even heighten the risk of obesity.

Ant cooling mechanism avoids desert sun

Ants found in the Sahara have a novel way of keeping cool from the intensity of the sun’s rays. The small, silver-colored hairs on the ant’s body are able to reflect heat back, stopping the insect from becoming too hot.

Keeping electronics chilled with white graphene

An important step in building more advanced electronic systems is keeping circuits and devices cool to avoid over-heating. This has proved complex, although the answer could be boron nitride (so-called "white graphene").

Alzheimer's Disease: New drug may be breakthrough science seeks

A drug treatment that may halt the progress of Alzheimer's Disease, but only if caught early, is being introduced at a conference on Alzheimer's this week. The Washington conference will see the introduction of the promising drug Solanezumab.

Using nanotechnology to treat diseases

Researchers are developing nanoparticles to direct drugs to specific places in the human body so that organs can be treated effectively. Many of these innovations can slowly release medications over a prolonged period of time.