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Genetic history of modern Europeans a tangled tale, research finds
18/9/2014 9:48
Genetic history of modern Europeans a tangled tale, research findsThe genetic origins of modern Europeans may be more complicated that previously thought.
For Roche CEO, celebrating failure is key to success
17/9/2014 14:16
For Roche CEO, celebrating failure is key to successRoche Chief Executive Severin Schwan likes to crack open the champagne with his drug research teams at the end of a big project - especially when they fail.
Developing world revives nuclear power prospects, but yet to commit
18/9/2014 15:10
Developing nations are leading a revival of interest in nuclear power, say atomic plant builders, but orders remain elusive as more safety features post-Fukushima have inflated investment costs.
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Developing world revives nuclear power prospects, but yet to commitDeveloping world revives nuclear power prospects, but yet to commit
18/9/2014 15:10
Developing nations are leading a revival of interest in nuclear power, say atomic plant builders, but orders remain elusive as more safety features post-Fukushima have inflated investment costs.
 
Genetic history of modern Europeans a tangled tale, research findsGenetic history of modern Europeans a tangled tale, research finds
18/9/2014 9:48
The genetic origins of modern Europeans may be more complicated that previously thought.
 
For Roche CEO, celebrating failure is key to successFor Roche CEO, celebrating failure is key to success
17/9/2014 14:16
Roche Chief Executive Severin Schwan likes to crack open the champagne with his drug research teams at the end of a big project - especially when they fail.
 
U.S. air force seeks funding for space surveillance satellitesU.S. air force seeks funding for space surveillance satellites
17/9/2014 12:10
The U.S. Air Force plans to request initial funding for three surveillance satellites to track objects in space as part of its fiscal 2016 budget request, a top Air Force general said Tuesday.
 
Number of websites explodes past a billion (and counting)Number of websites explodes past a billion (and counting)
17/9/2014 10:28
The number of websites has burst above one billion and is growing apace, according to figures updated in real time Tuesday by online tracker Internet Live Stats.
 
NASA to make announcement on US human spaceflightsNASA to make announcement on US human spaceflights
17/9/2014 10:11
The US space agency said Tuesday that a "major announcement" is coming at 4:00 pm regarding the return of human spaceflight launches to the United States.
 
Citing security threat, Obama expands U.S. role fighting EbolaCiting security threat, Obama expands U.S. role fighting Ebola
17/9/2014 8:18
President Barack Obama on Tuesday called West Africa's deadly Ebola outbreak a looming threat to global security and announced a major expansion of the U.S. role in trying to halt its spread, including deployment of 3,000 troops to the region.
 
Media, entertainment see profit from digital: StudyMedia, entertainment see profit from digital: Study
16/9/2014 19:19
The Internet is no longer draining profits from media and entertainment companies, which have learned to make online services pay, a new study shows.
 
Global wild tiger population to be counted by 2016Global wild tiger population to be counted by 2016
16/9/2014 17:30
Thirteen countries with wild tiger populations agreed to take part in a global count to establish how many of the critically endangered big cats are left and improve policies to protect them.
 
White House tackles HFC emissions to slash global warmingWhite House tackles HFC emissions to slash global warming
16/9/2014 17:21
The Obama administration said Tuesday it will slash emissions of hydroflourocarbons (HFCs), a potent greenhouse gas used to fuel refrigerators and air conditioners that contributes to global warming.
 
Ebola cases may be kept within tens of thousands, WHO saysEbola cases may be kept within tens of thousands, WHO says
16/9/2014 14:40
The unprecedented Ebola outbreak in West Africa requires a $1 billion response to keep its spread within the "tens of thousands" of cases, United Nations officials said on Tuesday.
 
Liberia must wait weeks or months for new Ebola centres - WHOLiberia must wait weeks or months for new Ebola centres - WHO
16/9/2014 14:28
The Ebola response in Liberia, the country worst hit by the outbreak, will focus on community-level care units since new bed spaces are unlikely to be ready for weeks or months, World Health Organization Assistant Director General Bruce Aylward said on Tuesday.
 
UK lawmakers say government environmental record ranges from bad to worseUK lawmakers say government environmental record ranges from bad to worse
16/9/2014 14:24
British lawmakers say the government is doing a worse job of reducing air pollution, preventing flooding and protecting wildlife than it was four years ago, according to a report published on Tuesday.
 
Mice given human brain gene learned tasks faster -studyMice given human brain gene learned tasks faster -study
16/9/2014 12:50
Although it's far from the sort of brain transplant beloved by science fiction enthusiasts, scientists have taken one step in that direction: they have spliced a key human brain gene into mice.
 
NASA's hunt for dangerous asteroids falls short, report showsNASA's hunt for dangerous asteroids falls short, report shows
16/9/2014 10:04
NASA won't meet a congressionally ordered goal to find 90 percent of nearby and potentially dangerous asteroids larger than 460 feet (140 meters) in diameter, the agency's Inspector General said on Monday.
 




 

 




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