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Scientists have reported that compounds that they hoped would "wake up" dormant reservoirs of HIV inside immune system T cells, allowing them to be destroyed by targeted medications, have not been successful.

Cancer fighting nanoparticles that leave no side-effects

Nanotechnology is being used in a number of areas. In medicine, there have been advances in using nanoparticles to fight cancer. One problem is stopping the nanoparticles killing other cells. For this, a new solution has been found.

New algorithm advances 3D printing

Professor Richard Zhang, of Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, has developed a new algorithm for 3D printing. To demonstrate this, with seasonal flair, he has produced some remarkable Christmas trees.

Predicting antibiotic resistance through advanced genetics

The challenge faced by scientists in developing a new generation of antibiotics to challenge the menace of antibiotic resistant superbugs is considerable. To help with this, researchers have pinpointed the how resistance develops.

Parkinson’s disease linked to gut bacteria

A new strand of research shows that people suffering from Parkinson’s disease have a different composition of bacteria in their intestines compared with normal adults. A research group think that there is a causative connection.

Broccoli can help counter a rare genetic disease

A low number of children around the world suffer with a rare disease called Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria syndrome. This condition leads to premature ageing and it is caused by a defective protein. A substance from broccoli may provide a treatment.

Teaching robots to see

A computer scientist is close to completing a system that will allow robots to “see” still objects in a way that is similar to how people might view them.

Video: World's deepest-living fish, 26,000 ft in Mariana Trench

An international team of scientists, including deep-sea biologists and geologists from the University of Hawaii and the University of Aberdeen's Oceanlab, has declared a new record for the "deepest-living fish."

Sweden to test wireless charging of buses on city roads in 2016

The Swedish city of Södertälje is to begin testing of a new wirelessly charged electric-hybrid city bus system on its roads in 2016 as part of efforts to reduce fuel consumption and pollution in the country.

NASA's Kepler telescope finds alien 'Super Earth', may have water

NASA's Kepler space telescope has been partially restored after a malfunction in May 2013, and has begun discovering new exo-planets again.

Birds may hear tornadoes coming over 500 miles away

A research team discovered that golden-winged warblers in the mountains of eastern Tennessee left their breeding grounds between 24 and 48 hours before the arrival of powerful supercell storms.

Polar bear collars, tranquilizers don't do lasting harm: Study

Polar bears don't suffer any long-term harm when they are shot with tranquilizer darts, briefly handled, and fitted with radio collars, even if the bear is captured up to 10 times, according to a new study conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey.

Cemetery with one million mummies unearthed in Egypt

A massive desert necropolis has been unearthed in central Egypt, revealing more than one million mummified remains, according to archaeologists from Brigham Young University. The excavation at Fag el-Gamous has been going on for 30 years.

Rock with 30,000 diamonds found but their origin is still unknown

A mysterious Russian rock has been discovered containing 30,000 tiny diamonds. The rock itself may actually be worth a minimal amount, but its strange form adds to the mystery of how diamonds are actually created.

Organic molecules on Mars proven for the first time

It was a long time ago, but there was organic chemistry, at least at the molecular level, on Mars. Although these combinations of molecules can be made through non-organic means, that’s actually a plus.

Vultures developed resistance for their horrifying diets

One question that has puzzled scientists is how vultures can live on a diet of carrion that would at least trigger severe food-poisoning, and probably kill most other animals.

Vegetable oil extract destroys gut pathogen

To combat infection by a common gut pathogen, scientists have develop a nanoparticle treatment that is based on vegetable oil. The researchers are claiming that the treatment is safe.

Treasure trove of dinosaur fossils found in bonebed near Edmonton

A massive trove of dinosaur remains the likes of which has rarely been discovered anywhere has been revealed in Monday's issue of the monthly 'Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences.' It details work in the Danek Edmontosaurus Bonebed south of Edmonton.

Global climate change sends woman down sinkhole in Australia

An old well reservoir became unstable as a result of global climate change. When it collapsed without warning, an Australian woman hanging clothes in the garden went with it into a sinkhole two-feet wide, falling into a 10-foot deep watery, muddy cavern.

Astronomers could soon find squished out exoplanets

A group of American researchers suggest astronomers could soon discover exoplanets — planets orbiting other stars — so deformed by gravity that they appear stretched out.

First color image of Comet 67P, and it's gray

The first color image from the Rosetta spacecraft shows that Comet 67P has been released by the European Space Agency and, somewhat disappointingly, it is grey.

Oil-dwelling bacteria demonstrate how life gets everywhere

Deep below Earth's surface are scattered vast lakes of oil. These hydrocarbon reservoirs are dispersed randomly much like remote islands in Earth’s oceans.

San Diego SeaWorld releases photos of first test-tube penguin

The first photos of the first test-tube penguin, born from an artificial insemination method never before used with penguins, have been released by SeaWorld San Diego. The baby, not yet named but 12 weeks old, looks pretty much like any other penguin.

Seeing into cells with super-res microscopy

New super-resolution microscopy allows scientists to see the make-up of cells in more detail than ever before. This allows the observation of many biological structures not resolvable in conventional fluorescence microscopy.

James Watson's Nobel prize returned

Russian entrepreneur Alisher Usmanov, who purchased James Watson’s 1962 Nobel Prize medal last week, has returned the medal to the molecular biologist.

Sweet new hair loss treatment

Propolis, a natural product used by honeybees to repair their hives, stimulates hair growth in shaved mice. This is the first step towards creating a remedy for follically challenged people.

Week in review: An Ebola update

A week is a long time in science. With Ebola, the U.S. government admits new patient; joint pains stall a major clinical trial; U.S. grants immunity to vaccine developers; and new doubts are raised about Ebola dying quickly outside the human body.

Antibiotic resistance detected in monkeys

Antibiotic resistance is the scourge of modern medicine. Alarmingly, even animals that live far from humans are developing resistance to antibiotics.

Understanding the genetics of birds

A staggering advancement in genetics this week concerning the genome of birds. A series of eight paper have been published in one journal which present 45 bird species genomes. Previously only five species had been genetically mapped.

Clearest DNA image ever is generated

A new full-genome map indicates how DNA is folded within the nuclei of human cells has been produced using a type of nuclear cartography,which uses PCR to examine for DNA fragments.

Virus killing dolphins along East Coast reaches Fla. Keys

A virus that has killed over 1,560 Atlantic bottlenose dolphins since July, 2013 has now reached the Florida keys. The remains of a dolphin that died after being stranded on Bahia Honda State Park has tested positive for morbillivirus.

How long can Ebola survive for?

The Ebola virus is adept at moving from from person to person via direct contact with infected body fluids. However, how long can the virus survive outside of the body? New research seeks an answer.

Turning flesh into stone for cancer research

A new technique that can transmute living cells into permanent materials is one step towards researchers developing more potent anti-cancer medications.

New compound shows anti-malaria promise

A newly developed anti-malarial compound can trigger the immune system into rapidly destroying red blood cells infected with the malaria parasite and, at the same time, leave healthy blood cells intact.

Unknown signal from space may be dark matter

Scientists are receiving an X-ray signal from space which doesn't correspond to any known forms of matter. They are hoping the source will turn out to be the yet-unidentified, dark matter in the universe, which nobody has been able to identify or detect.

'DNA from the crypt' solves mystery of how birds lost their teeth

Thanks to "DNA from the crypt" scientists now have powerful evidence that the lack of teeth in all modern birds can be traced to a common ancestor who became toothless in paradise about 116 million years ago.

New light shed on emotional fear

Bad experiences and unpleasant events can remain etched into the brain for a person’s entire life. A new study has identified the brain processes at work that enable ‘bad thoughts’ to remain.

'Men are idiots,' says study in prestigious medical journal

After a night of apres-ski drinking on Feb. 2, 2008, a 46-year-old British man named David and three friends decided they wanted to go sledding.

Vikings and the little ice age: The end of beef and beer

While many of the stereotypical myths about Vikings being marauding adventurers have been proven to be just that, myths, there is one truth that is well documented. They knew how to win friends and influence people when they settled in a new land.

Super artificial skin enhances sense of touch

Researchers have designed artificial skin that is sensitive to tactile information. The developed skin is 1,000 times more sensitive than human skin.

First 'spark of life' recreated by scientists

Using a superpower laser, scientists have for the first time recreated the process which probably kick started life on Earth.