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Russia revises Ukraine humanitarian draft resolution
Russia has offered a “quite extensively” revised draft of a UN Security Council resolution on Ukraine, “combining components” of the two previously failed resolutions and taking into account the criticism that the drafts received from Western states.

17.06.2014 01:39

‘Enlightened approach’: Jamaica relaxes ban on marijuana possession
Jamaica’s government has approved legislation to ease a ban on the possession of small amounts of weed. Hailed as a more “enlightened approach,” the bill will also decriminalize the use of the drug for religious, medical and scientific ends.

13.06.2014 09:05

​Scientists recreate extinct Spanish flu virus that killed over 50 million
The extinct influenza virus that caused over 50 million deaths a century ago has been replicated from avian flu present in wild ducks. Scientists are seeking to study how such a virus could lead to a new pandemic.

13.06.2014 01:47

Free pot for a year: Canadian website launches ‘get happy’ contest
A Canadian website is offering a year’s supply of medical marijuana as part of an awareness campaign. The ‘Get Happy Canada’ contest is open to all Canadians with a valid marijuana prescription and will provide the winner with up to a gram a day.

11.06.2014 08:03

Genetically modified mosquitos could be used to fight malaria
Scientists have discovered a way to genetically modify mosquitos so their population will be reduced. The move is aimed at making a contribution towards eradicating malaria, though critics warn of the dangers of a changing ecosystem.

10.06.2014 19:46

Teen kept from family for over 1 year asks Mass. govt to let her go home (VIDEO)
Justina Pelletier, a teenager from Connecticut, has been kept from her family by the Massachusetts government for 16 months as a battle raged over care for the ill girl. Now she may finally be able to go home.

09.06.2014 20:16

Spider venom, protein pesticide could stave off 'beemageddon'
Researchers in the United Kingdom hope that a new pesticide they have developed using spider venom and plant protein will help curb the demise of the honeybee population, thereby staving off catastrophe for global agriculture and food production.

06.06.2014 22:32

Slavyansk blockade: Shelling non-stop, shops closed, no meds, no chance to evacuate
The Ukrainian National Guard continues to shell Slavyansk, completely surrounded by armored vehicles and military checkpoints, locals report. Residents are hiding in cellars without electricity and water and no chance to evacuate from the besieged city.

06.06.2014 22:50

Genetically modified pigs survive human stem cells transplantation
American scientists in stem cell therapies research have overcome one of its major challenges – the rejection of transplanted cells by the hosts. Pigs with a compromised immune system, created within the project, could aid in human life-saving treatments.

06.06.2014 15:05

Dozens feared killed in Ukrainian military assault on hospital
​Ukrainian armed forces have allegedly killed more than 25 wounded people in a hospital in Krasny Liman, on the outskirts of Slavyansk, as the National Guard seized the town from the local militia following heavy shelling.

05.06.2014 01:51

​Scientists learn to selectively erase and restore memories in brain
Wiping out memories at a press of a button – just like with a ‘neuralizer’ from the Men in Black movie – may soon become a reality. Researchers have managed to erase and then restore lost memory in genetically modified rats with a flash of light.

04.06.2014 18:30

​UK science panel backs three-parent IVF babies
A new review by British scientists has given the green light to creating babies from three people. They said the techniques used were not unsafe.

03.06.2014 20:54

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