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Experts lament poor ocean progress in 20 years

WASHINGTON — World governments have made little progress in the past 20 years when it comes to their pledges to protect marine life and reduce overfishing, experts said on Thursday. With ocean health among the top 10 issues at the Rio 20 summit on sustainable development June 20-22, international experts…

Oregon man contracts plague saving mouse from cat

An unidentified Oregon man is hospitalized in critical condition with what doctors believe is Oregon’s fifth case of plague in the last 15 years, according to a report in The Oregonian.  The rural Crook County man was bitten on the hand on Saturday, June 2 as he tried to take…

Japan will restart two nuclear reactors

A controversial decision to restart two nuclear reactors in western Japan moved closer on Thursday when the mayor of a town near the plant gave his approval, reports said. Japan’s entire stable of 50 working reactors is currently offline after a backlash against nuclear power following the quake-tsunami that sparked…

Number of U.S. cancer survivors set to reach 18 million in a decade

The number of people in the United States who have survived cancer is set to reach nearly 18 million in the next decade, up from 13.7 million currently, said a US study out Thursday. The number of survivors is growing because of better treatments and an ageing and expanding population,…

Union of Concerned Scientists backtracks on GE-funded think tank attack

The Union of Concerned Scientists has revised a report accusing major US companies of distorting the public conversation about climate change, saying it made a mistake counting donations from General Electric to thinktanks. The survey of 28 companies found a big gap in some instances between corporate messages on climate…

British Columbia’s top health official recommends legalizing ecstasy

Methylene dioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), the pure form of a street drug commonly known as ecstasy, should be legalized and sold in measured doses by government-regulated stores, British Columbia’s top health official said Thursday. Dr. Perry Kendall, the Provincial Health Officer for British Columbia, told CBC News that people occasionally die from…

HIV may have returned in ‘cured’ patient: scientists

WASHINGTON — An American man whose HIV seemed to disappear after a blood marrow transplant for leukemia may be showing new hints of the disease, sparking debate over whether a cure was really achieved. Scientists disagree over the latest findings on Timothy Brown, also known as the “Berlin patient,” presented…

NASA poised to launch ‘black hole hunter’

NASA is poised to launch on Wednesday a sophisticated orbiting telescope that uses high-energy X-ray vision to hunt for black holesin the universe. The Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) will first be carried into the skies by a jet which will deploy a rocket that sends the satellite into space, NASA said. “Why launch…

Stem cells can be harvested long after death: study

PARIS — Some stem cells can lay dormant for more than two weeks in a dead person and then be revived to divide into new, functioning cells, scientists in France said Tuesday. The research, published in the journal Nature Communications, unlocks further knowledge about the versatility of these cells, touted…

Skeleton from ‘vampire’ ritual unearthed in Bulgaria

Another centuries-old skeleton of a man who was subjected to a ritual to stop him from turning into a vampire was unearthed in central Bulgaria Tuesday, archaeologist Nikolay Ovcharov said. “The skeleton was tied to the ground with four iron clamps, while burning ambers were placed on top of his…

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