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Life of a scientist: Craft and Graft Special

London - How do you feed a million fruit flies? How does an eyelash become a scientific tool? These are some of the questions posed at a new exhibition at London's Francis Crick Centre, focused on the day-to-day activities of scientists.

Computer kidney provides safer tests for new medications

Waterloo - New research, from Canada, based on a computational model of the human kidney has been designed to permit the safe testing of medicines. The aim is to help fast-track the development of novel drug products.

Climate change forces Arctic animals to shift feeding habits: study

Apo - Seals and whales in the Arctic are shifting their feeding patterns as climate change alters their habitats, and the way they do so may determine whether they survive, a new study has found.

New innovations with graphene-like materials

From special magnets that can aid next generation quantum computers to bulletproof armour, to a coating that can keep spacecraft cool to making more effective electronics — each innovation is based on materials with graphene-like properties.

America's CBD boom: Are you getting what you pay for?

The sale of products containing CBD or cannabidiol is booming across the country, with the food and beverage market seeing some of the biggest growth. While CBD is believed to be safe, some of the industry's claims may be crossing the line.

Japan trial to treat spinal cord injuries with stem cells

Apo - A team of Japanese researchers will carry out an unprecedented trial using a kind of stem cell to try to treat debilitating spinal cord injuries, the specialists said on Monday.

Women's brains appear 'years younger' than men's: study

Washington - Women tend to outlive men and stay mentally sharp longer, and a new study out Monday could explain why: female brains appear on average about three years younger.

China launches world's first robot ship for sounding rockets

China has built the world's first robotic, partially submersible boat for launching sounding rockets - a technology that will help meteorologists better understand the atmosphere over Earth's oceans.

Climate change pushing killer whales to migrate north

Paying no attention to nearby divers, a killer whale and her calf hunting for food frolic in a snowy Norwegian fjord.Their favourite meal, herring, abounds, but climate change means both predator and prey must increasingly migrate further north.

Hong Kong scientists claim 'broad-spectrum' antiviral breakthrough

Fpo - Hong Kong scientists claim they have made a potential breakthrough discovery in the fight against infectious diseases -- a chemical that could slow the spread of deadly viral illnesses.

Antarctica ice loss increases six fold since 1979: study

Tampa - Global warming is melting ice in Antarctica faster than ever before -- about six times more per year now than 40 years ago -- leading to increasingly high sea levels worldwide, scientists warned Monday.

World's oceans are heating up at a quickening pace: study

Tampa - The world's oceans are heating up at an accelerating pace as global warming threatens a diverse range of marine life and a major food supply for the planet, researchers said Thursday.

Drone threat a steep learning curve for airport chiefs

London - Aviation chiefs are going to be on a steep learning curve to counter the security threat posed by drones after a costly and humiliating shutdown of London's Gatwick airport.

More research on diplomat brain injuries in Cuba, but few answers

Tampa - Diplomats who sustained mysterious brain injuries while stationed in Cuba experienced a cluster of symptoms, including anxiety, mental fog and dizziness, that is more complex than previously reported, scientists said Wednesday.

Canopy Growth and Tilray embark on cannabis studies on seniors

Ontario - The elderly suffer from a range of ailments - from arthritis pain to sleep disorders, while many also take medications for other illnesses. The use of medicinal cannabis in the elderly is now getting some attention through two new studies in Canada.

Boost for U.K. drug discovery AI-led research

The use of artificial intelligence for drug discovery has received an investment boost from Innovate U.K., a funding body established by the British government to strengthen U.K. technologies.

China AIDS group 'really regrets' role in gene-editing

Bejing - The head of a Chinese AIDS support group expressed deep regret Friday for helping a scientist recruit participants for a controversial experiment claiming to have created the world's first genetically-edited babies.

China halts activities of baby gene-editing scientist

Bejing - A Chinese scientist who stoked criticism over his claim that he had created the world's first genetically-edited babies faced mounting pressure Thursday as China ordered a halt to his scientific activities and warned he may have broken the law.

Science conference slams 'deeply disturbing' baby gene-editing claim

Fpo - A scientist who upended a Hong Kong conference with his claim to have created the world's first genetically-edited babies cancelled a fresh talk and was heavily criticised by organisers Thursday, who labelled him as irresponsible.

US life expectancy drops again as overdoses climb

Tampa - Life expectancy in the United States dropped yet again as drug overdose deaths continued to climb -- taking more than 70,000 lives in 2017 -- and suicides rose, a US government report said Thursday.The drug overdose rate rose 9.

Legalization of cannabis sets Canadian researchers free

Canada was the first G7 country to legalize cannabis. By doing so, the country also allowed researchers to openly pursue a greater quantity and quality of cannabis science than ever before - thrusting Canada to the frontlines of research in the weed.

Raindrops keep falling: Climate change makes storms worse — study

Apo - Climate change is increasing the amount of rain that hurricanes produce, and as warming picks up storms will become increasingly wetter and windier, according to new research.

New survey wants to hear your digital transformation story

Participate in a new survey about how digital transformation is impacting people. The survey provides participants with a unique opportunity to have their voices heard about how DX is changing their lives.

Japan team transplants stem cells into brain to treat Parkinson's

Apo - Japanese researchers said Friday they have transplanted stem cells into the brain of a patient in the first stage of an innovative trial to cure Parkinson's disease.

Breakthrough treatment helps paralysed patients walk

Apo - A breakthrough treatment involving electrical stimulation of the spine has enabled paralysed patients to walk again, apparently reactivating nerve connections and providing hope for people even years after accidents.

Climate change cited in dwindling of Puerto Rico insects

Washington - After bees and birds, insects and other arthropods have also suffered massive losses, a study from a Puerto Rico forest published on Monday showed, citing the impact of climate change.

'Real' fake research hoodwinks US journals

Washington - Three US researchers have pulled off a sophisticated hoax by publishing fake research with ridiculous conclusions in sociology journals to expose what they see as ideological bias and a lack of rigorous vetting at these publications.

Wind turbines contribute to climate change: study

Washington - Wind turbines, designed as an alternative to fossil fuels, still contribute to climate change due to the way they redistribute heat and moisture in the atmosphere, according to a study published Thursday.

S.African lion cubs conceived artificially in world first

Brits - Watching the two little lion cubs boisterously play with each other at a conservation centre outside of South Africa's capital Pretoria, it's hard to see anything out of the ordinary. But these cubs are unique.

South Sudan civil war toll estimated at 382,900: study

London - South Sudan's civil war has caused the deaths of at least 382,900 people -- far higher than previous estimates and more than the conflict in Syria, according to a new study.
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