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Patient with Ebola-like symptoms alarms Canada as UK develops new vaccine
A vaccine against the Ebola virus has been developed by a British pharmaceutical company and is planned to be available by 2015, the WHO said. A patient with Ebola-like symptoms, who earlier sparked concern in Canada, has tested negative for the virus.

10.08.2014 02:00

FDA eases restrictions on experimental Ebola drug as CDC warns of 'inevitable' spread to US
While Ebola, the deadly disease spreading through parts of West Africa, has no cure, specific treatment or vaccine, there are several experimental drugs being tested in US labs. Now the FDA has lifted its hold on one of those drugs.

08.08.2014 18:32

Giant venomous jellyfish found off Australia coast
Two new species of extremely poisonous jellyfish have been found off the coast of northwest Australia. Irukandji jellyfish are normally the size of a fingernail, but one of the specimens is the length of an arm.

08.08.2014 18:25

US & Japan to develop fuel-cell powered sub – report
Japan and the United States are looking to develop a submarine to be powered by a fuel-cell. The joint venture will be able to see the vessel be submerged for up to a month without the need for recharging.

08.08.2014 10:00

New origami-style robot can assemble itself, walk
“Robots in disguise” might not be a phrase reserved for the fantasy world of 'Transformers' in the near future, as scientists have developed a new kind of robot that can assemble itself out of a flat sheet of material.

08.08.2014 03:23

Tablets trump sleep in tech savvy UK – Ofcom
Brits spend an average of 8 hours and 41 minutes interacting with their digital devices each day – 20 minutes more than the average time spent sleeping, according to a survey published on Thursday.

07.08.2014 08:34

Liberia declares state of emergency as Ebola death toll rises to 932
Liberia's president declared a state of emergency on Wednesday to combat the ongoing outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa, as the country began implementing quarantine checkpoints.

06.08.2014 22:53

PC makers should be liable for security flaws in their products - J. Zimmermann
Amidst one of the biggest Data thefts ever by a gang of Russian cyber criminals, part of the blame falls on smart phones and computer makers, who have designed products that are not fully understood by many of their users.

06.08.2014 16:33

10-yr space chase: Rosetta finally catches up with her comet
The Rosetta probe has finally caught up with the comet it has been chasing for the last ten years. The European Space Agency confirmed that it is orbiting the comet, 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko from a distance of about 100 kilometers.

06.08.2014 12:12

GMO-labeling movement poised for ballot initiative in Colorado
Supporters for the labeling of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) in Colorado delivered a petition on Monday with about twice the number of signatures required for a ballot initiative to appear before voters in November.

05.08.2014 15:38

Japanese scientist at center of stem-cell scandal commits suicide
A Japanese scientist who believed he had helped create revolutionary advances in stem-cell research, which were later discredited, has committed suicide. Yoshiki Sasai, who thought he could replace damaged cells or grow human organs, hanged himself.

05.08.2014 12:44

Bitter pills: Study finds British doctors doling out too many antibiotics
Patients in the UK might be being prescribed too many antibiotics, public health officials have warned, adding that some GPs are fuelling a “worrying dependency” on such medicine.

05.08.2014 09:35

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