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SA Weather Service warns of severe thunderstorms

The South African Weather Service is warning of possible severe thunderstorms across various parts of South Africa this evening...

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How to control your app permissions

DIY It's 10 PM. Do you know what your apps are doing? Apps often have access to private information like your contacts and even your location. Here&...

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SA men cautioned about breast cancer

People Living With Cancer CEO, Janie du Plessis says breast cancer awareness should not only be focused at women...

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This entourage of weirdos hangs out in Earth's cosmic neighborhood

Space Don’t you want to meet them? Earth is a planet of habit. It rigorously adheres to a whirlwind of a daily schedule spinning through its tasks (mostly: s...

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Adobe is training AI to be a better photo and video editor than you

Technology Tech demos from the Max convention show impressive tech, all driven by machine learning Colorizing photos, removing objects from videos, matching ar...

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When you get a stitch in your side, what's really going on?

Ask Us Anything Doctors still don’t know what causes it, or how to stop it There’s no standard advice for how to prevent a side stitch, because...

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The skinny on lipid immunology

Scientists reveal new insights into the basis for T cell receptor (TCR) autoreactivity to self-phospholipids, with implications for autoimmune diseases...

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The end of pneumonia? New vaccine offers hope

A new vaccine under development provoked an immune response to 72 forms of the bacteria that's responsible for pneumonia, sepsis and meningitis. That&#039...

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You can now navigate Windows 10 by walking around a virtual mansion

Technology The Fall Creators Update is here for Windows 10 and it's heavy on the Mixed Reality elements. Mixed reality, malware protection, and a whole...

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Your memories are less accurate than you think

Science How do police extract eyewitness accounts they can trust? If you question someone the right way, you can extract memories of events that took place yea...

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Prozac in ocean water a possible threat to sea life

Oregon shore crabs exhibit risky behavior when they're exposed to the antidepressant Prozac, making it easier for predators to catch them, according to a new stud...

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Parents' alcohol use can set the stage for teenage dating violence, study finds

Having a parent with an alcohol use disorder increases the risk for dating violence among teenagers, according to a study...

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Microfluidics probe 'cholesterol' of the oil industry

Researchers employ microfluidic devices to show how and why dispersants are able to break up deposits of asphaltene that hinder the flow of crude oil in wellheads and pipeline...

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US ocean observation critical to understanding climate change, but lacks long-term national planning

Ocean observing systems are important as they provide information essential for monitoring and forecasting changes in Earth's climate on timescales ranging from d...

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Five rad and random digital frames I found this week

Gadgets The end-of-week dispatch from PopSci's commerce editor. Vol. 27. Throughout the week I spend hours scouring the web for things that are ingeniou...

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Limpopo, Mpumalanga record high Malaria cases

he National Institute for Communicable Diseases says a high number of Malaria cases have been reported in Limpopo and Mpumalanga...

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To vape or not to vape? Probably: Not to vape

E-cigarettes appear to trigger unique immune responses as well as the same ones triggered by regular cigarettes, according to new research...

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New quantum simulation protocol developed

Researchers are a step closer to understanding quantum mechanics after developing a new quantum simulation protocol...

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Bugs are buzzing off, and that's very bad

Animals Insect populations are on the decline. Insects don't exist solely to annoy us—the Earth needs them. But apparently we're killing...

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Researchers use novel imaging to predict spinal degeneration

A main cause for spinal disc degeneration is thought to be a change in the water content in the intervertebral disk. A research team used a novel magnetic resonance imaging te...

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Innovative smart watch and smart ring

Researchers have developed a smart watch that takes the user to another dimension and a smart ring that provides powerful feedback...

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How the smallest bacterial pathogens outwit host immune defenses by stealth mechanisms

Despite their relatively small genome, mycoplasmas can cause persistent and difficult-to-treat infections in humans and animals. A study has shown how mycoplasmas escape the i...

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Gamma rays will reach beyond the limits of light

Researchers have discovered a new way to produce high energy photon beams. The new method makes it possible to produce these gamma rays in a highly efficient way, compared wit...

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How obesity promotes breast cancer

Obesity leads to the release of cytokines into the bloodstream which impact the metabolism of breast cancer cells, making them more aggressive as a result. The research team h...

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'Antelope perfume' keeps flies away from cows

In Africa, tsetse flies transfer the sleeping sickness also to cattle. The damage is estimated to be about 4.6 billion US dollars each year. Experts have developed an innovati...

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Chromosomes may be knotted

Little is known about the structures of our genetic material, chromosomes, which consist of long strings that -- according to our experience -- should be likely to become knot...

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Carbon coating gives biochar its garden-greening power

New research has demonstrated how composting of biochar creates a very thin organic coating that significantly improves the biochar's fertilizing capabilities...

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Why and how you should switch to Linux

DIY It's time for a change. The Linux operating system boasts stronger security, bundled apps, and better performance on old hardware. Not sure how to s...

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Can an aspirin a day keep liver cancer away?

A new study found that daily aspirin therapy was significantly associated with a reduced risk in hepatitis B related liver cancer...

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Waterside lighting drastically disrupts wildlife in the surrounding ecosystem

Streetlights near waterways attract flying insects from the water and change the predator community living in the grass beneath the lights, new research has found. The finding...

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Experts recommend fewer lab tests for hospitalized patients

Experts have compiled published evidence and crafted an experience-based quality improvement blueprint to reduce repetitive lab testing for hospitalized patients...

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New function in gene-regulatory protein discovered

Researchers show how the protein CBP affects the expression of genes through its interaction with the basal machinery that reads the instructions in our DNA...

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Logged tropical rainforests still support biodiversity even when the heat is on

Tropical rainforests continue to buffer wildlife from extreme temperatures even after logging, a new study has revealed...

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Insight into a hidden order seen with high field magnet

A specific uranium compound has puzzled researchers for thirty years. Although the crystal structure is simple, no one understands exactly what is happening once it is cooled...

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Physical inactivity and restless sleep exacerbate genetic risk of obesity

Low levels of physical activity and inefficient sleep patterns intensify the effects of genetic risk factors for obesity, according to new results...

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Novel 'converter' heralds breakthrough in ultra-fast data processing at nanoscale

Scientists have recently invented a novel 'converter' that can harness the speed and small size of plasmons for high frequency data processing and tr...

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'Y' a protein unicorn might matter in glaucoma

A protein shaped like a 'Y' makes scientists do a double-take and may change the way they think about a protein sometimes implicated in glaucoma. The...

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Life goes on for marine ecosystems after cataclysmic mass extinction

One of the largest global mass extinctions did not fundamentally change marine ecosystems, scientists have found...

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'Selfish brain' wins out when competing with muscle power, study finds

New research on our internal trade-off when physical and mental performance are put in direct competition has found that cognition takes less of a hit, suggesting more energy...

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Cool roofs have water saving benefits too

The energy and climate benefits of cool roofs have been well established: By reflecting rather than absorbing the sun's energy, light-colored roofs keep buildings...

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Delayed word processing could predict patients' potential to develop Alzheimer's disease

A delayed neurological response to processing the written word could be an indicator that a patient with mild memory problems is at an increased risk of developing Alzheimer&a...

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Find out what winter has in store for your state this year

Environment And why the forecast involves a lot of waffling. All we want to know is whether we’ll get a big ol’ snowstorm. So, sorry in advance. This isn�...

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The year's most awe-inspiring—and devastating—wildlife photos

Animals These are 2017's big winners. These images from the National History Museum, London's 2017 Wildlife Photographer of the Year contes...

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NASA's MAVEN mission finds Mars has a twisted magnetic tail

Mars has an invisible magnetic 'tail' that is twisted by interaction with the solar wind, according to new research using data from NASA&#039...

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New NASA study improves search for habitable worlds

New NASA research is helping to refine our understanding of candidate planets beyond our solar system that might support life...

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Maternal diet may program child for disease risk, but better nutrition later can change that

A mother's diet during pregnancy, particularly one that is high-fat, may program her baby for future risk of certain diseases such as diabetes, new research shows...

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Meet the most important part of your smartphone

Technology In an age of AR and AI, the graphics processor is an unsung hero. The GPU and is responsible for an increasing number of your phone’s fanciest fea...

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Be concerned about how apps collect, share health data, expert says

Americans should be concerned about how health and wellness apps collect, save and share their personal health data, a medical media expert says...

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Climate shifts shorten marine food chain off California

Environmental disturbances such as El Niño shake up the marine food web off Southern California, new research shows, countering conventional thinking that the hierarchy of wh...

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Eye-catching labels stigmatize many healthy foods

Labels such as organic, fair-trade and cage free may be eye-catching but are often free of any scientific basis and stigmatize many healthy foods, a new study found...

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Two-dimensional materials gets a new theory for control of properties

Desirable properties including increased electrical conductivity, improved mechanical properties, or magnetism for memory storage or information processing may be possible bec...

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The microbial anatomy of an organ

The first 3-D spatial visualization tool has been developed for mapping 'omics' data onto whole organs. The tool helps researchers and clinicians und...

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The birth of a new protein

A yeast protein that evolved from scratch can fold into a compact three-dimensional shape -- contrary to the general understanding of young proteins. Recent evidence suggests...

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Research yields test to predict bitter pit disorder in Honeycrisp apples

A test to determine whether bitter pit -- a disorder that blindsides apple growers by showing up weeks or months after picking -- will develop in stored Honeycrisp apples was...

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Newly discovered viral marker could help predict flu severity in infected patients

Flu viruses contain defective genetic material that may activate the immune system in infected patients, and new research published in PLOS Pathogens suggests that lower level...

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Three million Americans carry loaded handguns daily, study finds

An estimated 3 million adult American handgun owners carry a firearm loaded and on their person on a daily basis, and 9 million do so on a monthly basis, new research indicate...

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Field trips of the future?

A biologist examines the benefits and drawbacks of virtual and augmented reality in teaching environmental science...

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TBI laws effective at reducing rate of recurrent concussions, new study shows

A recent study from the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children's Hospital done in conjunction with researchers from Colorado School of Publi...

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More permissive concealed-carry laws linked to higher homicide rates

Easier access to concealed firearms is associated with significantly higher rates of handgun-related homicide, according to a new study...

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Researchers find evidence of DNA damage in veterans with Gulf War illness

Researchers say they have found the 'first direct biological evidence' of damage in veterans with Gulf War illness to DNA within cellular structures...

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DNA damage found in veterans with Gulf War illness

Researchers say they have found the 'first direct biological evidence' of damage in veterans with Gulf War illness to DNA within cellular structures...

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We might have better lab mice if we paid more attention to their guts

Health Wild microbes are better than tame. Mice from the wild have a significantly different gut bacterial makeup than lab mice, which might explain why mice a...

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Using optical chaos to control the momentum of light

Controlling and moving light poses serious challenges. One major hurdle is that light travels at different speeds and in different phases in different components of an integra...

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The blob that ate the tokamak: Physicists gain understanding of bubbles at edge of plasmas

Scientists have completed new simulations that could provide insight into how blobs at the plasma edge behave. The simulations performed kinetic simulations of two different r...

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Studying insect behavior? Make yourself an ethoscope!

Fruit flies have surprising similarities to humans. The mysteries of a broad range of human conditions can be studied in detail in these organisms, however this often requires...

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Researchers drill down into gene behind frontotemporal lobar degeneration

Mutations in the TMEM106B gene significantly increases a person's risk of frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD), the second most common cause of dementia in th...

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Study shows how nerves drive prostate cancer

Certain nerves sustain prostate cancer growth by triggering a switch that causes tumor vessels to proliferate, show researchers. Their earlier research -- which first implicat...

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Evolution in your back garden: Great tits may be adapting their beaks to birdfeeders

A British enthusiasm for feeding birds may have caused UK great tits to have evolved longer beaks than their European counterparts, according to new research. The findings ide...

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Liquid metal discovery ushers in new wave of chemistry and electronics

Researchers use liquid metal to create atom-thick 2-D never before seen in nature. The research could transform how we do chemistry and could also be applied to enhance data s...

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Gut bacteria from wild mice boost health in lab mice

Laboratory mice that are given the gut bacteria of wild mice can survive a deadly flu virus infection and fight colorectal cancer dramatically better than laboratory mice with...

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Ancient DNA offers new view on saber-toothed cats' past

Researchers who've analyzed the complete mitochondrial genomes from ancient samples representing two species of saber-toothed cats have a new take on the animals&...

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Evolution in your back garden -- great tits may be adapting their beaks to birdfeeders

A British enthusiasm for feeding birds may have caused UK great tits to have evolved longer beaks than their European counterparts, according to new research. The findings ide...

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H7N9 influenza is both lethal and transmissible in animal model for flu

In 2013, an influenza virus began circulating among poultry in China. It caused several waves of human infection and as of late July 2017, nearly 1,600 people had tested posit...

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New tyrannosaur fossil is most complete found in Southwestern US

A fossilized skeleton of a tyrannosaur discovered in Utah's Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument was airlifted by helicopter Oct 15, and delivered to the N...

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Brain training can improve our understanding of speech in noisy places

For many people with hearing challenges, trying to follow a conversation in a crowded restaurant or other noisy venue is a major struggle, even with hearing aids. Now research...

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Flu simulations suggest pandemics more likely in spring, early summer

New statistical simulations suggest that Northern Hemisphere flu pandemics are most likely to emerge in late spring or early summer at the tail end of the normal flu season, a...

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Discovery lights path for Alzheimer's research

A metallic probe invented at Rice University that lights up when it binds to a misfolded amyloid beta peptide has identified a binding site that could facilitate better drugs...

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Water striders illustrate evolutionary processes

How do new species arise and diversify in nature? Natural selection offers an explanation, but the genetic and environmental conditions behind this mechanism are still poorly...

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Key psychiatric drug target comes into focus

One way or another, many psychiatric drugs work by binding to receptor molecules in the brain that are sensitive to the neurotransmitter dopamine, a chemical signal that is ce...

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Tracing cell death pathway points to drug targets for brain damage, kidney injury, asthma

Scientists are unlocking the complexities of a recently discovered cell death process that plays a key role in health and disease, and new findings link their discovery to ast...

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Gene circuit switches on inside cancer cells, triggers immune attack

Researchers have developed a synthetic gene circuit that triggers the body's immune system to attack cancers when it detects signs of the disease...

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Brain takes seconds to switch modes during tasks

The brain rapidly switches between operational modes in response to tasks and what is replayed can predict how well a task will be completed, according to a new study in rats...

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Renewable resource: To produce vital lipoic acid, sulfur is used, then replenished

New research shows how a protein is consumed, then reconstituted, during the production of a compound required for converting energy from food into a form that can be used by...

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One to 10 mutations are needed to drive cancer, scientists find

For the first time, scientists have provided unbiased estimates of the number of mutations needed for cancers to develop, in a study of more than 7,500 tumors across 29 cancer...

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Gut bacterium indirectly causes symptoms by altering fruit fly microbiome

CagA, a protein produced by the bacterium Helicobacter pylori, can alter the population of microbes living in the fruit fly gut, leading to disease symptoms, according to new...

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New machine learning system can automatically identify shapes of red blood cells

Using a computational approach known as deep learning, scientists have developed a new system to classify the shapes of red blood cells in a patient's blood. The...

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Fundamental research enhances understanding of major cancer gene

Scientists have provided new insights into the role of PTEN, a major cancer gene, in controlling cell growth and behavior. PTEN is the second most commonly altered gene in hum...

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Key molecular link in major cell growth pathway

A team of scientists has uncovered a surprising molecular link that connects how cells regulate growth with how they sense and make available the nutrients required for growth...

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Gun research could save lives, but America won't fund it

Health It's almost impossible to study. Why doesn't the federal government support research on gun violence?...

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7th international platinum conference underway in Polokwane

A hydrogeologist working at the Mogalakwena Platinum Mine in Limpopo says the mine's water recycling project is proving successful in ensuring that clean drinking...

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Extreme light trapping

Physicists have built a nanostructure whose crystal lattice bends light as it enters the material and directs it in a path parallel to the surface, known as “parallel to int...

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Psychologists develop new model that links emotions and mental health

For decades psychologists have studied how people regulate emotions using a multitude of ways to conceptualize and assess emotion regulation. Now a recent study shows how a ne...

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Three-quarters of the total insect population lost in protected nature reserves

Since 1989, in 63 nature reserves in Germany the total biomass of flying insects has decreased by more than 75 percent. This decrease has long been suspected but has turned ou...

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Creating a better RNA switch

Researchers have developed a new RNA switch that activates genes thousands of times better than nature and has applications in diagnostics and metabolic engineering...

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Rheumatoid arthritis linked to an increased risk of COPD

New research suggests that rheumatoid arthritis may increase the risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)...

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Nanomedicine researchers target disease at the molecular level

It’s truly small-scale work. But researchers in nanomedicine – the study, development and application of materials under 100 nanometers in size to diagnose and treat disea...

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Zille says Western Cape leads countrys green energy saving

Western Cape Premier, Helen Zille says the province is leading the country's green energy revolution through a combination of water and power saving initiatives...

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Help sought from complementary, alternative medicine to remedy health problems

It found that complementary and alternative medicine is being used in connection with various health problems, particularly in situations where help provided by conventional m...

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International patients increasingly seek in vitro fertilization treatment in US

The use of assisted reproductive technology (ART) in the US by non-US residents is growing, research shows. These 'reproductive tourists' are more li...

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Six degrees of separation: Why it is a small world after all

This study examines how small-world networks occur within bigger and more complex structures...

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