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UK hospital accused of selling body parts for booze
​A leading cancer hospital is to be investigated following allegations that one of its staff members exchanged human body samples for whisky and cash.

31.07.2014 13:36

Data on the brain: ‘Wet computing’ liquid implants could boost intelligence
American scientists believe they have found a way that could one day make people more intelligent. This could be done by implanting data stored in liquid, enabling things like photos and documents to be stored in one’s brain.

31.07.2014 10:52

Legs on eggs: Octopus’ 53 months nesting sets animal kingdom record
A deep sea octopus has taken motherly devotion to a new level after guarding her eggs for four-and-a-half years. Biologists say that this a new record, with no creature even coming close to this octopus’ feats.

31.07.2014 12:33

Peace Corps leaves West Africa as Ebola outbreak expands
The US Peace Corps announced on Wednesday that it was removing its 340 volunteers from West Africa due to recent Ebola outbreak, while the federal government is being urged to fast-track a new a drug that could possibly stave off a global pandemic.

30.07.2014 23:11

Milky Way galaxy much lighter than previously thought, astronomers find
For the first time astronomers have been able to precisely measure the weight of our Milky Way galaxy, which has turned out much lighter than previously thought, according to new research.

30.07.2014 16:57

World faces 'insurmountable' water crisis by 2040 – report
The world will face a severe water crisis in less than 30 years if it does not reduce water-intensive electricity production, which will cause widespread drought, new research says.

30.07.2014 18:26

DNA test may predict suicide risk - study
A new genetic discovery by researchers may lead to the creation of a blood test that could use DNA to determine a person’s risk of suicide.

30.07.2014 16:44

UK faces possible Ebola outbreak, Hammond warns
The Ebola virus poses “a serious threat” to Britain, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has warned.

30.07.2014 13:05

EU on high alert as Germany agrees to accept Ebola patients
A German hospital has agreed to treat Ebola patients amid widespread fears of a possible outbreak of the deadly disease in Europe. Over 670 people have already been killed by the disease in West Africa with doctors struggling to control the epidemic.

30.07.2014 07:18

‘We experiment on human beings!’ OkCupid unapologetic about experiments on users
‘I did it for your own good’ is not what you want to hear when the dating site you use sets you up on a bad date. On purpose. ‘Everybody does it’ is similarly disconcerting. But that’s exactly what OkCupid is saying about experiments involving its users.

29.07.2014 18:25

Solar panels on 500,000 UK buildings ‘facing wrong way’
The solar panels on over half a million buildings in the UK could be facing the wrong way, experts have said. New research has shown that the panels function more efficiently when they face east-west, while the majority of UK panels point south.

29.07.2014 08:10

UK doctors sound alarm over potential Ebola outbreak
Doctors in the UK are preparing for a possible outbreak of Ebola, one of the most virulent diseases known to humankind according to the World Health Organization.

29.07.2014 09:27

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