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Tim Sandle

Editor-at-Large based in London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom. Joined on Oct 1, 2011
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Pharmaceutical firm dumps polio virus into Belgium river

Rixensart - Staff working at a GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) facility dumped more than 45 liters of concentrated live polio into the water at a Belgian treatment plant earlier this month.

New glue for use underwater developed

A team of MIT engineers have designed new waterproof adhesives that work under water, even at high pressure. These glues can be used to repair ships damaged at sea.

Space pathogens: how to travel to Mars in safety

Houston - Astronauts are as much at risk travelling in space for pathogens infections as they are on Earth. The microorganisms carried on the body can turn on a stressed person with a weaker immune system. For this reason, NASA has been studying the issue.

Tracking Ebola using ape poop

Researchers have developed a novel method to study the Ebola virus in wildlife. The new technique is based on apes, like humans, who survive viral infections developing antibodies against the infection.

Using bacteria to clean-up waste

A new method has been devised to use microbes found in pond sediment for cleaning-up waste in rural areas. This is in the form of a “microbe-powered” wastewater treatment system that could help to clean-up large farming operations.

U.S. National Food Safety Month

Atlanta - September is National Food Safety Education month in the U.S. The CDC has issued some new guidance to help producers and consumers to avoid food poisoning.

Nanoribbon film keeps glass ice-free

Scientists have created a nanoribbon that can keep glass free from ice. The material takes the form of a transparent coating, and it is based on graphene.

Photo Essay: Inside Cornwall's Eden Project Biome Special

Saint Austell - The Eden project in Cornwall contains two enormous biomes. One contains of the structures draws on colorful plants from the Mediterranean. Digital Journal paid a visit.

Angelina Jolie to direct ivory poaching movie

Los Angeles - Angelina Jolie is to direct "Africa," a movie about celebrated conservationist Richard Leakey's battles with ivory poachers. The feature will be Jolie's fourth directorial effort.

Actress Polly Bergen has died

The actress Polly Bergen has passed away aged 84. She was perhaps best known for the movie "Cape Fear" (1962), where she starred with Robert Mitchum.

Glaxo receives record fine in China

Changsha - The Chinese government has fined U.K. pharmaceuticals giant GlaxoSmithKline $490 million (3 billion yuan) after a court found the firm guilty of bribery.

Citrus greening hits Florida's orange supply

Miami - Florida produced 104 million boxes of oranges last year. This was half the amount from 10 years ago. The reason? An infection called citrus greening.

Iran 'Happy' dancers 91 lashes - suspended (update)

Tehran - Six Iranians arrested for filming a video tribute to Pharrell Williams' song "Happy" have been given a suspended sentenced of 91 lashes and potential jail terms.

Serious eBay flaw exposes customers to malicious website risk

A dangerous flaw that has exposed eBay customers to malicious websites has been affecting the site since at February 2014.

People can categorize words while asleep

Paris - According to a new study, the human brain can process information and even direct responses to cues while a person is sleeping.

Revealing the genetics of schizophrenia

Three independent genetic studies suggests that schizophrenia is a group of heritable disorders associated with distinct clinical syndromes.

U.S. military joins Ebola campaign

Washington - After several weeks of international lobbying, President Barack Obama has agreed to send thousands of military personnel to Africa to streamline infectious disease-response efforts against Ebola.

Combating ash borers through sex appeal

Budapest - Biologists have discovered a way to kill invasive emerald ash borers using female decoys. The beetles harm ash trees, and infestations are usually difficult to detect until the symptoms become severe.

New elastomer inspired by squids

A new synthetic material that imitates how squid skin changes color and texture, has been developed. The remarkable polymer changes color and texture in response to remote signals.

Largest 3-D DNA structure produced

Scientists have created the largest 3-D DNA structure to date. This new model many times bigger than previously constructed origami shapes.
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