World carbon emissions on the rise again – study

World carbon emissions on the rise again – study

Buildings are seen in heavy smog during a polluted day in Jinan, Shandong province, China, December 20, 2016. REUTERS/Stringer /Files   BONN, Germany, November 13 (Reuters) – World carbon emissions are set to rise 2 percent this year to a new record, scientists said on Monday, dashing hopes that global emissions had already peaked.   […]

NASA to launch E. Coli into space to study antibiotic resistance

NASA to launch E. Coli into space to study antibiotic resistance

A NASA sign is seen at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida April 14, 2010. REUTERS/Carlos Barria   Washington, November 11 (IANS) To study microgravity’s effect on bacterial antibiotic resistance, scientists are set to send E. coli, a common bacterial pathogen linked to urinary tract infections and foodborne illnesses, to the International Space […]

Earth will turn into sizzling fireball in less than 600 years: Stephen Hawking

Earth will turn into sizzling fireball in less than 600 years: Stephen Hawking

British scientist and theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking attends a launch event for a new award for science communication, called the Stephen Hawking Medal for Science Communication, in London, Britain December 16, 2015. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo   BEIJING, November 7 (PTI): British physicist Stephen Hawking has warned that the human race will perish on Earth as […]

Scientists decode mechanism to help quit unwanted thoughts

Scientists decode mechanism to help quit unwanted thoughts

London, November 4 (IANS) Scientists have identified a key chemical within the “memory” region of the brain that allows us to suppress unwanted thoughts.   The findings showed that the ability to inhibit unwanted thoughts relies on a neurotransmitter — a chemical within the brain that allows messages to pass between nerve cells — known […]

Going ape: new orangutan species identified in Sumatra

Going ape: new orangutan species identified in Sumatra

A photo of Pongo tapanuliensis, identified as a new species of orangutan is shown, found on the Indonesian island of Sumatra where a small population inhabit its Batag Toru forest, according to researchers November 2, 2017. Courtesy Andrew Walmsley/Handout via REUTERS   WASHINGTON, November 2 (Reuters) – Scientists have identified a new species of great […]

Chinese scientists complete genome sequencing for coconut

Chinese scientists complete genome sequencing for coconut

Beijing, November 2 (IANS) A team of Chinese scientists announced on Thursday they had completed sequencing the genome of the coconut.   The team from the Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences sequenced and assembled the genome, laying solid foundations for further research of functional genes of the coconut and Palmae family, reports Xinhua news […]

Experimental vaccine design shows hope for HIV patients

Experimental vaccine design shows hope for HIV patients

New York, October 29 (IANS) Researchers have designed a novel experimental vaccine that spurs animals to produce antibodies against sugars that form a protective shield around human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in the body.   The molecule could one day become part of a successful HIV vaccine, the researchers said.   “An obstacle to creating an […]

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