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More dead pigs found in China river: report
17/4/2014 8:23
More dead pigs found in China river: reportAt least 170 dead pigs have been found in a Chinese river, state media reported Thursday - the latest in a string of similar incidents that have raised fears over food safety.
Experimental drug offers promise in fight against measles
17/4/2014 8:16
Experimental drug offers promise in fight against measlesAn experimental antiviral drug taken orally could help contribute to the eradication of measles, an infection responsible for thousands of deaths per year, scientists said in a report Wednesday.
'Chief Yahoo' David Filo returns to board
17/4/2014 8:30
Yahoo announced the nomination Wednesday of three new board members, including company co-founder David Filo, who earned the nickname and formal job title of 'Chief Yahoo.'
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SA, Mozambique deal to fight rhino poachingSA, Mozambique deal to fight rhino poaching
18/4/2014 10:41
South Africa signed an anti-poaching agreement on Thursday with neighbouring Mozambique, a major transit route for rhino horn trafficked to Asia.
 
Honda's new ASIMO robot, more human-like than everHonda's new ASIMO robot, more human-like than ever
17/4/2014 8:07
It walks and runs, even up and down stairs. It can open a bottle and serve a drink, and politely tries to shake hands with a stranger. Meet the latest ASIMO, Honda's humanoid robot.
 
Paleontologists discover land herbivores' earliest ancestorPaleontologists discover land herbivores' earliest ancestor
17/4/2014 7:59
Paleontologists unearthed the oldest ancestor of land-dwelling herbivores with the discovery of a 300-million-year-old skeleton, shedding light onto plant eaters' emergence on land, a study said Wednesday.
 
Intel steadies as PC declines easeIntel steadies as PC declines ease
16/4/2014 8:04
US computer chip giant Intel reported a modest dip in earnings in the first quarter on Tuesday, amid a stabilization of the key personal computer segment.
 
Xi urges China to build up joint space and air powerXi urges China to build up joint space and air power
16/4/2014 7:59
Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged further integration of air and space defence capabilities, in what experts described Tuesday as a response to the militarisation of space by rivals including the United States.
 
Britain's love-shy panda artificially inseminatedBritain's love-shy panda artificially inseminated
16/4/2014 7:52
Britain's only female giant panda, Tian Tian, has been artificially inseminated after failing to mate with her male partner Yang Guang, Edinburgh Zoo said Tuesday.
 
Goat to be cloned to treat rare genetic disorderGoat to be cloned to treat rare genetic disorder
16/4/2014 7:28
Scientists in Brazil have genetically modified a goat to produce milk with an enzyme to treat a rare genetic disorder, O Estado de Sao Paulo newspaper reported Tuesday.
 
Brain scan shows which vegetative patients have hopeBrain scan shows which vegetative patients have hope
16/4/2014 7:22
A hi-tech scanner can help tell whether a brain-injured patient who appears to be in a vegetative state has a chance of regaining some consciousness, a study said Tuesday.
 
Oil drilling possible 'trigger' for deadly Italy quakesOil drilling possible 'trigger' for deadly Italy quakes
15/4/2014 16:06
Italy's Emilia-Romagna region on Tuesday suspended new drilling as it published a report that warned that hydrocarbon exploitation may have acted as a "trigger" in twin earthquakes that killed 26 people in 2012.
 
New breakthrough could lead to body-powered wearablesNew breakthrough could lead to body-powered wearables
15/4/2014 8:05
A team of researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) may have overcome one of the biggest hurdles facing wearable tech devices if they are to go mainstream - poor battery life.
 
UN climate chief urges 'bold' carbon-curbing stepsUN climate chief urges 'bold' carbon-curbing steps
15/4/2014 7:58
The UN climate chief on Sunday called on governments to take bold steps to tame carbon emissions after a landmark report said the worldwide aim to limit global warming was still attainable.
 
Swedish city introduces payment by hand scanningSwedish city introduces payment by hand scanning
15/4/2014 7:53
Hand scanning has become an alternative payment method for people in a city in southern Sweden, researchers at Lund University said Monday.
 
France's Total says dropped shale gas licence in PolandFrance's Total says dropped shale gas licence in Poland
15/4/2014 7:48
French oil giant Total said Monday it has decided not to renew its only shale gas exploration licence in Poland, the latest setback in the country's efforts to grow the sector.
 
Only 1 in 7 Japanese scientists are women: studyOnly 1 in 7 Japanese scientists are women: study
15/4/2014 7:28
Just a seventh of scientists in Japan are female, government figures show - the lowest rate of any developed nation, despite being a record high for the country.
 
German space research centre under espionage attack: reportGerman space research centre under espionage attack: report
14/4/2014 12:00
Germany's aeronautics and space research centre has for months been the target of a suspected cyber attack by a foreign intelligence service, a German news weekly reported Sunday.
 


 

 


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