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The young Brazilians fighting for the Amazon

Carauari - Maria dreams of being the next Greta Thunberg. Kelita is studying in the first-ever university program in the Amazon. Fabio is helping his family do its part to fight climate change through sustainable agriculture.

Asia deploys innovative, if invasive, tech to curb virus

Fpo - Electronic bracelets and phones that report your whereabouts, text messages if you stray too far from quarantine and digital detectives tracking where you've been -- Asian countries have embraced innovative, if somewhat invasive, tech to counter the co...

Hand-made tale: Indian amputee's new lower limbs adapt to her body

New Delhi - When amputee Shreya Siddanagowder was offered new hands, the Indian student didn't hesitate -- even though they were big, dark and hairy, and once belonged to a man.

Cannibalism on rise among polar bears, say Russian scientists

Moscow - Cases of polar bears killing and eating each other are on the rise in the Arctic as melting ice and human activity erode their habitat, a Russian scientist said Wednesday.

Uber reactivates Colombia service after three-week hiatus

Apo - Transport platform Uber restarted its operations in Colombia on Thursday following a three-week suspension after it lost a case brought by taxi drivers for unfair business practices.

WWI helmet was better blast protection than new one: US study

Washington - A helmet used by French soldiers in World War I provided better protection from overhead blasts than a modern American model, according to a US university study.

Solar Orbiter set to launch in mission to reveal Sun's secrets

Miami - The US-European Solar Orbiter probe launches Sunday night from Florida on a voyage to deepen our understanding of the Sun and how it shapes the space weather that impacts technology back on Earth.

Brexit: UK fast tracks visas for researchers Special

One thing appears certain in post-Brexit Britain: there will continue to be a shortage of scientists and technologists, meaning that the nation will be dependent upon recruiting overseas talent.

2.229 billion years: Scientists date world's oldest meteor crater

Apo - A crater in western Australia was formed by a meteor strike more than 2.2 billion years ago and is the world's oldest known impact site, new research published Wednesday shows.

'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".
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An array of scientific equipment, on show at the Design Museum in London.
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The South Kensington Science Museum actually has an example of a genome sequence on display. As you can see there is a huge amount of information in the genetic structure of each living being. Some believe this may hold the key to fighting aging.
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An example of some nano-sized molecular machinery made with 3D models.
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Artist's impression of Comet Siding Spring passing before Mars
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Center Milky Way Galaxy
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Poster from a Canadian science campaign
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This painting of five men working together on a net by Louise Waterford reflects the potential found by both science and faith in building cognitive skills.
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A computer model of the cocaine enzyme used in this study. It has shown some impressive results so far.
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An example of a red super giant which should look similar to the star in question.
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The exhibition also provides the opportunity for members of the public to meet scientists.
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Some of the bones one can view at the University of Guelph.

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