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New drug-resistant Salmonella variant behind an epidemic across sub-Saharan Africa

A deadly version of an intestinal germ has spread through sub-Saharan Africa, helped by genetic mutation and diseases such as HIV that weaken the immune system and expose the body to infection, researchers said Sunday. The finding comes in a genetic comparison of variants of Salmonella Typhimurium, one of the…

Scientists: Global warming will make fish smaller

PARIS — A hearty fillet of fish, already a rare treat because of over-trawled oceans, will become even more infrequent in the future when global warming starts to reduce fish size, scientists said on Sunday. Researchers looked at computer models to see how warmer, and thus less oxygenated, seas affected…

Netanyahu’s simple bomb graphic confuses the nuclear experts

Netanyahu's simple bomb graphic confuses the nuclear experts Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stole the spotlight at the United Nations General Assembly yesterday when he pulled out a comic book-like diagram of a bomb midway through his podium address, figuratively drawing the red line on the Iranian nuclear program that he…

New virus found for deadly hemorrhagic fever in the Congo

A haemorrhagic fever that killed two people in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2009 and left a third person seriously ill was caused by a novel virus, researchers said. The newly-found microbe is likely to exist naturally among insects or animals but may also be spread by human contact,…

Police in Mexico identify body by DNA found in maggots

Police in Mexico have used DNA from the digestive tracts of maggots to identify the body of a woman who was burned beyond recognition. According to New Scientist magazine, this is the first time that human DNA recovered from a maggot’s gut has been used to successfully identify a victim…

India’s leopard population at risk of decimation: study

India’s leopard population is at risk of being decimated as a result of rampant poaching fuelled by a thriving black market for its skins, a study by animal conservationists said on Friday. The report by a network of wildlife groups known as TRAFFIC said at least four leopards have been…

New mystery virus not easily spread: WHO

A new mysterious respiratory virus that has killed at least one person and left another in critical condition does not appear very contagious, the World Health Organisation said Friday. “From the information available thus far, it appears that the novel coronavirus cannot be easily transmitted from person to person,” the…

Researchers find 1.5 million new plankton species

A 70,000-mile research voyage around the world has led to the discovery of 1.5 million new species of plankton, among other findings. According to The Daily Mail, the findings came from more than 30,000 samples taken across the the Atlantic, Pacific, Southern and Indian oceans as part of a project…

Mars rover finds evidence of ancient stream

NASA’s Curiosity rover, on Mars since August 6, has discovered gravel once carried by the waters of an ancient stream that “ran vigorously” through the area, the US space agency said Thursday. Scientists had previously found other evidence of the one-time presence of water on the Red Planet, but this…

WHO warns about surge in drug-resistant malaria in Southeast Asia

The World Health Organization said Thursday that governments in the Mekong region must act “urgently” to stop the spread of drug-resistant malaria which has emerged in parts of Vietnam and Myanmar. There is growing evidence that the malaria parasite is becoming resistant to a frontline treatment, the anti-malarial drug artemisinin,…

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