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'Profiteering' pharmaceutical giants killing cancer patients - report
An influential group of worldwide cancer experts has warned that the astronomical prices charged by drug companies are in effect condemning some patients to death.

29.04.2013 18:43

Danish scientists 'close' to HIV cure
Researchers in Denmark believe that they are on the brink of a breakthrough in finding a cure for HIV “within months”.

28.04.2013 16:34

Hornless ‘Frankencow’: Genetic engineers aim to create super-bovine
UK and US scientists are seeking to alter the genes of dairy cows in order to make them hornless. The modification is meant to make the livestock safer to deal with, and spare them the painful de-horning practice currently used by farmers.

28.04.2013 12:18

New bill would require genetically modified food labeling in US
Major changes could be coming to American food labeling rules if a new federal bill mandating that genetically modified ingredients be disclosed is signed into law.

26.04.2013 00:08

Harpoons and suicide robots: Scientists pitch new solutions to ‘space junk’ problem
Harpoons, nets, and suicide robots may soon be used to combat the growing “space junk” problem in orbit. It may sound like the plot of a Sci-Fi movie, but experts say the tools could prevent crucial satellites from being hit with debris.

25.04.2013 19:38

NYPD will deploy 'harmless' gas into subway in terror response drill
The New York City Police Department announced Wednesday that it will deploy, then track, what it calls “harmless” gases into the city’s subway system over three non-consecutive days this summer.

25.04.2013 21:51

ExxonMobil claims in dispute as spill reaches Arkansas lake
An independent water test conducted by a company specializing in oil spill cleanups has found that the March 29 tar sands oil spill caused by ExxonMobil’s ruptured Pegasus pipeline in Mayflower, Arkansas is now contaminating nearby Lake Conway.

24.04.2013 03:49

Couple's second child dies after they opt for prayer over treatment
A religious Pennsylvania couple that's already serving probation in connection with the 2009 death of their child could face jail time after they chose to pray instead of seeking medical attention for another son, who has also died.

24.04.2013 02:34

UK to claim over 2,900kg of foreign waste plutonium
Britain is going to take ownership of 2,950 kg of waste plutonium that it has been storing at Sellafield nuclear facility for European companies and may reprocess it into fuel for a new generation of nuclear plants yet to be built, officials said.

23.04.2013 19:10

Dutch reality show seeks volunteers for a getaway to the first human colony on Mars
Dutch company ‘Mars One’ has launched an official selection program for volunteers from all nations for a reality show to fly, live and die on Mars.

23.04.2013 13:51

NASA finds three super-earths in stars’ habitable zones
NASA’s Kepler space telescope has discovered three planets that may be able to support life, while one of them is the most earth-like world spotted to date, scientists say.

20.04.2013 19:37

ExxonMobil keeping quiet as Mayflower residents report increasing health problems
As the cleanup of the March 29 ExxonMobil spill in Arkansas continues, eyewitness reports of environmental and public health consequences are beginning to emerge - despite notable near-silence from the oil giant and local authorities on the matter.

17.04.2013 22:46

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