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Biology

Rising suicide rate for Indian farmers blamed on GMO seeds
Monsanto, which has just paid out $2.4 million to US farmers, settling one of many lawsuits it’s been involved in worldwide, is also facing accusations that its seeds are to blame for a spike in suicides by India farmers.

19.11.2014 06:51

​Guinea bandits steal blood suspected to be Ebola-contaminated
Some road bandits in West Africa’s Guinea have stolen blood samples suspected to be contaminated with Ebola. Authorities have appealed to the unidentified robbers to return the blood samples.

21.11.2014 19:00

Scientists work to create fat-burning 'exercise' product
A team of scientists is working to create a product that can mimic or enhance the fat-burning effects of physical exercises. The key to the magic drink is in a special protein the team is trying to extract from fruit.

21.11.2014 14:06

Ohio ‘heartbeat bill’ bans abortion 6 weeks into pregnancy
Ohio Republicans are moving forward with a strict new bill that would ban abortions as soon as the fetal heartbeat can be detected – as early as six weeks into a pregnancy.

21.11.2014 03:06

New biomarker detects & treats cancer tumors at same time
Scientists at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University have created a new biological marker for cancer patients that lights up tumor cells and treats disease with drugs at the same time.

20.11.2014 04:05

Satellite sex-cess: Experiment confirms meteorite may have brought life to Earth
Russian scientists experimentally confirmed a possibility that life might have been brought to Earth from space, traveling 'on board' a meteorite. Using a satellite, scientists proved bacteria can survive landing through our planet's dense atmosphere.

19.11.2014 16:06

‘Use lots of lube & enter anus slowly’: Chicago schools teach anal sex to 5th graders
Parents at an elite, magnet elementary school in Chicago were “horrified” when they saw the “obscene” sexual education materials their fifth graders would be learning. The curriculum included condom demonstrations and discussions of anal sex.

17.11.2014 17:38

Lip service: 10-sec kiss shares 80mn bacteria to build immune system, scientists say
A 10-second French kiss can transfer up to 80 million bacteria. New scientific data give an evolutionary explanation to the act of kissing, which, in fact, is a way to strengthen the immune system and fight disease.

17.11.2014 07:49

​DuPont chemical leak kills 4, alerts residents in Texas
Four DuPont employees were killed and another injured when a toxic chemical was spilled at its plant in La Porte, Texas, on Saturday morning. Residents of the city complained of a persistent “funny smell” after the incident.

16.11.2014 01:00

Cannabis combined with radiotherapy can make brain cancer ‘disappear,’ study claims
Two cannabis components can have a significant effect on the size of cancerous tumors in the brain, especially when combined with radiotherapy, according to new research. The study says the growths can virtually “disappear.”

15.11.2014 18:21

Perfecting the mind: ‘Smart pill’ unlocks childlike state of learning in adults
Scientists from Stanford University say they have discovered a way to unlock a part of the brain that is responsible for assisting humans in learning new skills with the ease and wonderment that is identifiable in children.

14.11.2014 14:15

​NASA invents self-destructing bio-drone made of fungus and bacteria
A biodegradable drone made out of fungus, bacteria and wasp spit built by NASA-affiliated scientists may pave the way for future spyware, which would simply self-destruct if it crashes, leaving behind only minute remnants.

14.11.2014 11:47