Topic : Science

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    Is this the future of antibiotics?

    A team of ETH Zurich researchers led by professors Nenad Ban and Ruedi Aebersold have studied the highly… more

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    Why ageing doesn’t impair the brain

    For years, conventional wisdom held that growing older tends to be bad news for brains. Past behavioral… more

  • An aerial view shows a palm oil plantation in South Sumatra province Forum Article

    Why palm oil is bad for wildlife

    Palm oil plantations have an overall negative impact on biodiversity, according to research released… more

  • Lu Libing touches the belly of his pregnant wife, Mu, as they pose for pictures during an interview with Reuters at their home in Ganzhou Forum Article

    How stress affects unborn babies

    In January 1998 five days of freezing rain collapsed the electrical grid of the Canadian province of… more

  • Health inspection and quarantine researchers work in their laboratory at an airport in Qingdao Forum Article

    Why do some people survive Ebola?

    Despite killing a majority of people it infects, some patients survive the onslaught of… more

  • Longtin, General Manager Wind Products, sit on the top of a GE 1.6-100 wind turbine at a wind farm in Tehachapi Forum Article

    Bringing clean energy closer

    Solid oxide fuel cells and solid oxide electrolysis cells hold the promise of highly efficient energy… more

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    How to improve data security

    Most modern cryptographic schemes rely on computational complexity for their security. In principle, they… more

  • Illustration file picture shows a man typing on a computer keyboard in Warsaw Forum Article

    How to make computers use less energy

    As transistors get smaller, they also grow less reliable. Increasing their operating voltage can help… more

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    A new step to understanding autoimmune diseases

    Scientists have created a molecular map that pinpoints genetic variants that play a role in 21 different… more

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    A chemical sponge for carbon capture

    Looking back, a career in science was always on the cards. When I was about four, for behaving myself I… more

  • Splinters of ice peel off from one of the sides of the Perito Moreno glacier during the southern hemisphere’s winter months, near the city of El Calafate Forum Article

    What caused the pause in global warming?

    Many people around the world, in certain locations, have asked, “where is global warming?” This is… more

  • Burial team prepare body of Ebola Virus victim for interment in Port Loko Forum Article

    Did deforestation help Ebola spread?

    The growing Ebola virus outbreak not only highlights the tragedy enveloping the areas most affected but… more

  • Health worker is reflected in a mirror as he prepares protective equipment near Rokupa Hospital Forum Article

    Why isolation is key to tackling Ebola

    Isolating the most severely ill Ebola patients before the fifth day of their illness may be the most… more

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    Could historic moon landing sites be lost forever?

    Who will preserve the first lunar landing site at Tranquility Base for future generations? It seems… more

  • A DNA double helix in an undated artist’s illustration released by the National Human Genome Research Institute to Reuters Forum Article

    DNA’s double-edged sword

    When tissues are deprived of blood, as happens during a stroke or heart attack, the lack of oxygen can… more

  • Radiologist examines brain X-rays of a patient at North Bengal Oncology Center on the outskirts of Siliguri Forum Article

    A new approach to fighting brain cancer

    Every year, about 100,000 Americans are diagnosed with brain tumors that have spread from elsewhere in the… more

  • NASA MSFC handout shows Comet ISON in this five-minute exposure taken at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center Forum Article

    Who owns space?

    The golden age of planetary exploration had voyagers navigating new sea routes to uncharted territory… more

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    How to use maths to tackle epidemics

    At the sharp end of the fight against Ebola and other infectious diseases are courageous people who work… more