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'PigeonBot' brings aircraft closer to feathered-flight

Washington - Since the dawn of the aviation era, inventors have strived to build aircraft that fly as nimbly as birds, whose morphable wings allow for faster, tighter turns and more efficient gliding.

Scientists find powerhouses that fight tumours from within

Apo - Lurking deep inside some tumours are "factories" full of immune cells that help the body fight a rearguard action against cancer and are key to helping some patients recover, new research has shown.

New climate models suggest Paris goals may be out of reach

Paris - New climate models show carbon dioxide is a more potent greenhouse gas than previously understood, a finding that could push the Paris treaty goals for capping global warming out of reach, scientists have told AFP.

African grey parrots get by with a little help from friends

Washington - Acting selflessly to help others in need was long thought to be a trait confined to mammals, in particular humans and some great ape species like bonobos and orangutans.

Selfless African grey parrots get by with a little help from friends

Washington - Acting selflessly to help others in need was long thought to be a trait confined to mammals, in particular humans and great apes.

China jails scientist who gene-edited babies

Bejing - A Chinese court on Monday sentenced the scientist who claimed to be behind the world's first gene-edited babies to three years in prison for illegal medical practice, state media reported.

China jails scientist who gene-edited babies

Bejing - A Chinese court on Monday sentenced the doctor who claimed to be behind the world's first gene-edited babies to three years in prison for illegal medical practice, state media reported.

Beijing attacks US for 'weaponisation' of outer space

Bejing - Beijing warned Monday that the US was turning the cosmos into a "battlefield", after Washington announced a new military arm called the Space Force.

In Brazil's pampas, a Triassic Park once flourished

Faxinal Do Soturno - Millions of years before the arrival of the mighty Tyrannosaurus rex, another fearsome dinosaur -- the Gnathovorax -- roamed what is now southern Brazil, ripping apart its prey with sharp teeth.

Fukushima clean-up reduces radiation levels, but not all

Paris - Clean-up efforts at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant, destroyed by a massive earthquake and tsunami in 2011, have significantly reduced radiation levels but untreated forested areas remain a problem, scientists said Thursday.

World's oldest artwork uncovered in Indonesian cave: study

Jakarta - An Indonesian cave painting that depicts a prehistoric hunting scene could be the world's oldest figurative artwork dating back nearly 44,000 years, a discovery that points to an advanced artistic culture, according to new research.

Scientists to harness the sun to break down plastic

Fpo - Scientists said Wednesday they have come up with an environmentally-friendly method that uses artificial sunlight to transform plastic into power-generating chemicals, as countries worldwide battle to reduce waste.

Revving up to a new speed record in the Kalahari

A loud hiss rips through the stillness of southern Africa's Kalahari Desert.It sounds like a fighter jet flying low over the Hakskeen Pan, an isolated dry lake bed in South Africa's Northern Cape province, near the Namibian border.

Sun yields its secrets to Parker Solar Probe

Paris - NASA's Parker Solar Probe, having survived its closest encounter so far with the Sun, has sent back a "spectacular trove" of data on its corona, the super-hot outer edge of its atmosphere, scientists said Wednesday.

Scientists hunt wild relatives of food crops to bolster defences

Paris - Scientists have been on a global search for the wild relatives of our food crops, hoping to bolster their defences against disease and climate change, a study showed Tuesday.

Op-Ed: Which U.K. political party has the best manifesto for science?

With the U.K. General Election edging close, what are the parties saying about science and technology? Which party has the best policies to see the U.K. thrive in a new, potentially post-EU, decade?

TikTok apologises for removing viral Xinjiang clip

Bejing - Chinese-owned app TikTok has admitted it briefly removed a viral video that condemned Beijing's crackdown on Muslims in Xinjiang and apologised to the US teen who posted the clip.In a post that has now been seen 1.

Shooting stars: TikTok's explosive and rocky ride to fame

Mumbai - He's no Bollywood star, but school dropout Israil Ansari has found fast fame on TikTok with two million followers glued to his oddball dancing and rainbow hairstyles in India, the app's biggest international market.

The climate crisis is here, get used to it

Paris - When teen climate activist Greta Thunberg, nominated for the Peace Nobel this year, scolded titans of industry in Davos and heads of state at the United Nations, she told them to look at the science.Excellent advice, but not for the faint of heart.

Coal power set for record fall in 2019: analysis

Paris - Global coal-fired power, a key driver of climate change, is set to fall a record 3.0 percent this year, largely led by developed countries although much-criticised China and India play their part too, analysis showed Monday.

Manmade noise a 'major global pollutant': study

Paris - It is well known that human hubbub can have a negative impact on some animals, but a new study Wednesday says the noise we make should be treated as a "major global pollutant".

Fate of bigeye tuna in the balance in quota meet

Paris - The fate of big-eye tuna, over-fished and in decline, could be decided this week when fishing nations meet to set quotas after failing last year to agree on safeguard measures for the valuable food resource.

China completes Mars lander test ahead of 2020 mission

China on Thursday completed a test of its Mars exploration lander ahead of Beijing's first mission to the red planet slated for 2020.Beijing is pouring billions into its military-run space programme, with hopes of having a crewed space station by 2022....

Climate-fuelled flooding to imperil 300 million by 2050

Paris - Coastal areas currently home to 300 million people will be vulnerable by 2050 to flooding made worse by climate change, no matter how aggressively humanity curbs carbon emissions, scientists have warned.

Humanity's homeland found in ancient Botswana

Paris - Modern humans emerged 200,000 years ago in a region of northern Botswana, scientists claimed Monday, in what appeared to be the most precise location of mankind's "ancestral homeland" yet discovered.

Impacts of Santa Ana and Diablo winds on California fire risk

California's damaging Santa Ana and Diablo wind events - occurring in otherwise sunny skies might be hard to comprehend for people living in other parts of the world where such winds usually accompany a storm with rain or snow.

Quantum leap in computing as scientists claim 'supremacy'

Paris - Scientists claimed Wednesday to have achieved a near-mythical state of computing in which a new generation of machine vastly outperforms the world's fastest super-computer, known as "quantum supremacy".

Male specimens preferred by animal collectors, study suggests

Paris - Museum collections of birds and mammals may be disproportionately skewed to favour males, even if female members of the species outnumber males in the wild, according to research published Wednesday.

World's loudest bird sings heart out in pursuit of love

Washington - In the mountainous northern Amazon, a tiny white-plumed suitor turns to face his would-be paramour and belts out a deafening, klaxon-like call, reaching decibel levels equal to a pile driver.

Review: What does it mean to be human? New London exhibit reveals all Special

London - What can an urban spaceman tells us about the human condition? These are some of the unusual objects on display at a new exhibition at the Wellcome Collection in London.
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