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Simple and cheap: Scientists find new way to grow stem cells without embryos
In a significant breakthrough, scientists have found a cheap and easy way to produce highly sought-after embryonic-like stem cells without terminating any embryos. The ground-breaking discovery could usher in a new era in stem cell biology.

29.01.2014 19:04

Silicon Valley on ice: Russia wants to turn Far East island into research hub
A Russky Island off the city of Vladivostok, known as Russia's "San Francisco of the east", could become a replica of Silicon Valley. The local university wants to turn it into a high-tech business hub according to Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Trutnev.

29.01.2014 09:34

Scientists find DNA of first-ever bubonic plague, warn of new outbreaks
Scientists have reconstructed the genome of the first recorded bubonic plague and compared it to two later pandemics. New sophisticated strains of the disease that killed millions of Europeans in the Middle Ages could break out in future, they warn.

28.01.2014 05:25

​Simple amoeba can help fight Alzheimer's – research
Scientists have discovered a way to study the causes of Alzheimer's disease by using a simple single-celled amoeba which leads to a better understanding of how human proteins mutate. The new method circumvents the need for animal testing.

26.01.2014 10:50

China’s moon rover suffers ‘abnormality’, lunar surface blamed
The Chinese moon rover, Yutu (Jade Rabbit), has experienced a mechanical control abnormality, and scientists are organizing repairs. The difficult environment was blamed for the malfunction.

25.01.2014 11:18

Steve Jobs, Google CEO plotted ‘gentlemen’s agreement’ to keep wages down – report
Two of the most powerful people in the technology world secretly and perhaps illegally coordinated business strategies in which they agreed not to poach each other’s employees, thereby keeping salaries low, according to emails unveiled in federal court.

24.01.2014 22:06

​‘Space cop’ satellites to patrol Earth’s orbit
US scientists have developed a series of mini-satellites tasked with patrolling the Earth’s orbit. The so-called “space cops” are intended to help satellites avoid collisions with space junk.

24.01.2014 13:37

​Free, hi-tech HIV vaccine coming soon
A revolutionary, free and crowd-funded HIV vaccine is in the works. Its creators use a machine learning algorithm to examine the cells of rare individuals naturally immune to the virus to then re-engineer the same biological process in others.

24.01.2014 05:34

Massachusetts physicist claims he solved mystery of how life emerged from matter
The origin of life is often attributed to luck or labeled as some kind of miracle, but one physicist believes that under the right conditions the creation of life is predictably unavoidable.

23.01.2014 17:44

​Facebook could die out in few years, like 'infectious disease' – study
The revolutionary social network is losing its hype – quickly and could die in a couple of years. Its growth (and fading) has been compared to a disease by scientists. Using a mathematical model, they charted Facebook’s demise.

23.01.2014 12:15

Second, undisclosed chemical leaked into W. Virginia water during spill
State and federal investigators looking into the West Virginia chemical spill that left 300,000 people across nine counties without water for 11 days have learned that a second, previously unknown chemical also leaked into the community.

23.01.2014 03:53

‘Beemageddon’ linked to tobacco virus - study
The strange and unexplained massive honeybee die-off that has killed a staggering number of bees each year since 2006 could be caused by a virus found in tobacco plants, according to a new study.

22.01.2014 20:28

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