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Biology

Russian scientists find new way to repair DNA that may cure Alzheimer’s
A group of Russian scientists have discovered a new method of DNA repair which may be able to prevent and cure neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s and even stop the process of cell death.

05.07.2015 10:02

GoPro turtle inspires people to save Great Barrier Reef in mesmerizing footage (VIDEO)
Our planet’s beauty and fragility can never be understated. So, scientists with a GoPro teamed up with some turtles to take the viewer on a tour of the Great Barrier Reef – the endangered paradise, as seen from the point of view of its inhabitants.

05.07.2015 11:01

Forensic investigations may be possible 10 days after death with new method – study
Forensic experts will soon be able to determine an exact time of death for victims even after a span of 10 days thanks to a new method developed by Austrian researchers.

03.07.2015 17:57

​Aliens existence ‘inevitable,’ they should be like humans & have orgasms – Cambridge scientist
Not only should aliens exist on planets with similar conditions to Earth, but they should look similar to human beings and even experience orgasms, according to a Cambridge evolutionary biologist.

02.07.2015 10:22

​Scientists make living cells levitate in possible cancer detection breakthrough
Scientists have for the first time managed to levitate living cells using magnets. Their findings could possibly create a revolution in diagnosing various diseases, including cancer.

30.06.2015 17:21

‘Hairy Monster’: Scientists discover new species of ‘super-armored’ worm
Ancient seawater creatures looked rather spooky, but a new spike-covered worm eating with the help of feather-like front legs definitely stands out as one of the first animals that developed armor for protection.

30.06.2015 12:45

It’s official: New York bans fracking
New York State officially banned fracking for natural gas by issuing its final environmental impact statement, concluding a seven-year review. The environmental agency said fracking posed risks to land, water, natural resources and public health.

29.06.2015 23:42

Mega-merger: Monsanto still seeks takeover of Syngenta, world's largest crop chemical company
Transnational agrochemical and seed giant Monsanto has reiterated its desire to merge with fellow chemical-producing behemoth Syngenta, a company that has already rebuffed three previous purchase attempts by Monsanto.

29.06.2015 19:55

Florida man dies from ‘flesh-eating’ bacteria contracted in Mississippi
A deadly bacteria from Gulf of Mexico salt waters, one labeled a “flesh-eating virus,” has claimed its fourth victim: a Florida man who contracted the illness while swimming in Mississippi.

26.06.2015 00:23

DARPA hopes to terraform Mars with human-engineered organisms
Mars may look like an inhospitable and barren landscape, but a new program underway at the Pentagon’s advanced research division is looking to create engineered organisms that can eventually transform the Red Planet into something more Earth-like.

25.06.2015 23:51

​NHS to test ‘synthetic blood’ within 2 years
Long-awaited clinical trials for a new kind of synthetic blood will begin within two years, according to the National Health Service (NHS).

25.06.2015 08:15

Shark attacks 8-year-old boy at North Carolina beach
Swimming in only knee-deep waters, an eight-year-old boy was bitten on the lower leg, heel, and ankle and suffered minor injuries from a shark attack. It is the fourth shark attack in the shallow waters off North Carolina’s beaches in the past two weeks.

25.06.2015 02:31