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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?

French teen finds 560,000 year-old tooth

Toulouse - 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.

Tech leaders warn over 'killer robots'

Paris - A group of top tech leaders, including British scientist Stephen Hawking and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, on Tuesday issued a stern warning against the development of so-called killer robots.

Costa Rica to regulate IVF after long row

San Jos - Costa Rica's president will issue a decree to regulate in vitro fertilization (IVF) after a long legal battle, he said Wednesday.

Major greenhouse gases hit record highs in 2014: Report

Miami - In 2014 the world's oceans swelled, major greenhouse gases that fuel global warming hit record highs and the planet's surface temperature reached its hottest point in 135 years, international researchers said Thursday.

Scientists discover new kind of particle: The pentaquark

Ginebra - Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland have discovered a new kind of particle called the pentaquark, they announced Tuesday.

Human hand more primitive than chimp's: Study

Paris - Strong fists for defending ourselves and opposable thumbs for work as fine as threading a needle -- hand specialisation is widely believed to have given humans a major evolutionary advantage.

Scientists point to narrowing gap for averting climate disaster

Paris - Nearly 2,000 climate scientists gathered in Paris Tuesday, just five months before the deadline for a historic carbon-curbing pact, to remind politicians it is not too late to limit dangerous planet warming.

Sy Montgomery's The Octopus Scientists: 2015's Best science book

Sy Montogomery's "The Octopus Scientists" was released in late May of 2015, and it is the year's best nonfiction, science book.

Drilling, not quake, caused Indonesia mud volcano: paper

Paris - Geologists reignited the debate Monday about whether to blame nature or humans for the devastating eruption nine years ago of an Indonesian mud volcano still oozing its all-consuming sludge today.

Scientists overcome the major issue of large fibre optic networks

Scientists have discovered a way to keep data moving at high speeds over very long fibre optic networks by preventing the signals from weakening. It removes a key limitation of fibre today and could make future networks faster and significantly cheaper.

Samsung says it can double mobile battery life with graphene

Samsung has announced it has successfully doubled the capacity of the Li-ion batteries used in modern electronics such as mobile phones, tablets and laptops. It is achieved by using a new composite material in the cathodes, made of graphene.

Europe launches next phase of hi-tech Earth satellites

Kourou - The European Space Agency (ESA) has launched the second phase of a 4.3-billion-euro ($4.91-billion) programme to deploy new-generation satellites to monitor environmental damage and aid disaster relief operations, officials said.

Incredible contact lens technology revealed

The arrival of the first-ever FDA approved contact lenses in 1971 had both the health and technology fields in a flutter.

Sixth mass extinction is here: US study

Miami - The world is embarking on its sixth mass extinction with animals disappearing about 100 times faster than they used to, scientists warned Friday, and humans could be among the first victims.

'Gay' moth sex cuts pest numbers as chemicals mothballed

London - London's Natural History Museum is trialling a quirky system using female moth pheromones to confuse males into homosexual activity in its battle against the damaging cloth-eating insects.

Will trans fat get banned in the U.S?

The Food and Drug Administration ruled Tuesday that artificial trans fat will be removed from the United States food supply within the next three years.

IEA warns of 4.3C temperature jump from climate change

London - The International Energy Agency on Monday warned temperatures could jump by as much as 4.3 degrees Celsius by the end of the century and urged countries to improve their pledges on reducing emissions.

Women entering life sciences are treated less well than men

According to some new research, women who enter life sciences (as opposed to chemistry or physics) are receiving less attention from policy makers. This is despite a drop in the number of new undergraduates.

'Hello Earth!': Comet probe Philae wakes up

Paris - Europe's tiny robot lab Philae, hurtling through space on the back of a comet, awoke overnight and sent home its first message in nearly seven months, mission officials said Sunday.

Op-Ed: Where next for science in Tory Britain?

London - The dust has settled after the U.K. general election and the Conservative Party, following its narrow victory, is beginning to unveil a raft of policies. What do these mean for science and technology?

Disease may be determined by your month of birth

New research findings suggest that your chance of developing certain diseases may be influenced by what time of year you are born.

Cambridge University hunting for 'Professor of Lego'

Cambridge - Cambridge University is seeking a professor of Lego. For those with a keen interest in putting plastic bricks together, the post (and salary) might seem appealing. Unfortunately some academic credentials are needed as well.

Europe rejects animal testing ban

The European Commission, composed of the nations of Europe, has rejected a call to ban all animal experimentation throughout the European Union. This decision came in response to a pan-European campaign.

Three astronauts land in Kazakhstan after delayed return from ISS

Moscow - Two Western astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut landed in Kazakhstan on Thursday, safely returning to Earth after their flight back home was delayed for a month by a Russian rocket failure.

Nobel laureate Tim Hunt resigns over remarks about 'girls' in labs

London - British Nobel Prize-winning scientist Tim Hunt has resigned from his post at University College London over controversial comments he made about female scientists.

Nobel laureate Tim Hunt explains 'sexist' science lab comments

London - Nobel Prize-winning scientist Tim Hunt apologised Wednesday for causing offence after his suggestion that female scientists could not take criticism without crying and that they disrupted lab work sparked outrage.

A new social media study illustrates why users check in

There are many types of social media users out there. Some of us rarely get on, checking in a few times a week to stay updated with the times.

Watercolours by Hitler to go under the hammer in Germany

Berlin - Watercolour paintings and drawings by Adolf Hitler from about 100 years ago are to go up for auction in southern Germany this month, an auction house said Tuesday.Some of the works, which date from 1904 to 1922, are signed A.

Russian scientists stage rare anti-government demo

Moscow - Russian scientists staged a rare anti-government demonstration Saturday, amid fears that after cracking down on the media, rights activists and the opposition, the Kremlin is now training its sights on science.
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