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Biology

White House declares war on 'superbugs'
The Obama administration has unveiled a $1.2 billion plan to combat drug-resistant bacteria, also known as 'superbugs.' Five out of six Americans are on antibiotics, and 23,000 die annually of drug-resistant infections.

27.03.2015 16:20

Police the geese: National Park Service wants dogs to tackle DC's goose poop issue
The National Park Service may soon begin using border collies to chase away Canada geese from DC's public spaces, including the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, JFK Hockey Field and the Washington Monument grounds.

26.03.2015 03:11

‘Open-source your body’: Top researchers launch online platform to share health data
Online project “Open Humans” has been launched to make health-related data available for scientists to mine for discoveries and also help volunteers make that data more accessible to researchers. The data can be used to study genome, microbes and viruses.

24.03.2015 14:55

Curiosity finds life-forming nitrogen on Mars
Mars has given us new clues about the possibilities of past life on the planet after NASA’s Curiosity rover found nitrates embedded in its rock. The elements are known on Earth as one of the key precursors to life.

24.03.2015 10:44

UK experts fear climate change could usher in disease-carrying mosquitoes
Rising temperatures caused by climate change could see mosquitoes carrying diseases like malaria and dengue fever arrive in Britain within the next few decades, according to a report by Public Health England.

23.03.2015 13:42

Scientists call for ban on editing human genome
A group of leading biologists have called for worldwide boycott on a new technique for editing genomes that results in DNA being altered in a way that could be inherited by future generations.

20.03.2015 18:30

The ‘butcher’ croc that ruled the world before the dinosaurs
Scientists in the US have discovered a terrifying land-living crocodile, which lived in what is now North Carolina 230 million years ago.

20.03.2015 17:47

Earth is halfway to being inhospitable to life, scientist says
A Swedish scientist claims in a new theory that humanity has exceeded four of the nine limits for keeping the planet hospitable to modern life, while another professor told RT Earth may be seeing an impending human-made extinction of various species.

20.03.2015 03:00

Quoi?! British DNA is 40% French, Oxford study finds
Despite a robust Gallic flavor, British genes have survived intact for centuries with many still residing within the ancient kingdoms they descend from, a wide-ranging Oxford University study claims.

19.03.2015 09:26

Army starts destroying largest US stockpile of chemical weapons
The process of destroying America’s largest remaining stockpile of chemical weapons began on Wednesday in Colorado, more than a decade after the Defense Department approved the destruction of 780,000 shells containing 2,600 tons of mustard agent.

18.03.2015 23:49

2,000 dead snow geese ‘basically… just fell out of the sky’ in Idaho
Volunteers and Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) staff members spent the weekend collecting the carcasses of about 2,000 migrating snow geese that died mid-flight. Its officials believe the birds were killed by avian cholera.

17.03.2015 19:49

San Diego sues Monsanto for bay pollution & persistent contamination
Agrochemical giant Monsanto has been sued by the City of San Diego and the San Diego Unified Port District for selling chemicals the multinational knew were harmful to the ecology, including that of the now heavily polluted San Diego Bay.

17.03.2015 15:43