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Scientist reveals how he made bird flu that could spread between people

Researcher created a hybrid of H5N1 bird flu and swine flu viruses then isolated a strain that can infect cells in the throat A scientist whose work was deemed too dangerous to publish by US biosecurity advisers revealed for the first time on Tuesday how he created a hybrid bird…

Canadians protest wind power subsidies over environmental concerns

Hundreds of Canadians demonstrated on Tuesday calling for an end to subsidies for wind power, saying noise from colossal turbines is making some people sick and driving down rural property prices. Organizers told AFP about 800 farmers and other rural residents rallied outside a clean energy forum in downtown Toronto…

Conservations wait as time is ripe for pandas to breed

The clock is ticking, and the heat is on. A giant male panda loaned to Britain by China has just 36 hours to make his move on his female companion or he’ll have to wait another year. Conservationists at Edinburgh Zoo in Scotland put Yang Guang together in the same…

Study: women who ate broccoli more likely to survive breast cancer

Chinese women who ate cabbage, broccoli and leafy greens saw improved survival rates after breast cancer than women who did not eat these cruciferous vegetables, said a US study presented on Tuesday. The findings came from data on 4,886 Chinese breast cancer survivors age 20-75 who were diagnosed with stage…

Author: Mutant bird flu ‘less lethal’

The author of a paper on a mutant bird flu strain said experts agreed to publish it only after he explained that the virus was “much less lethal” than previously feared. A panel of US science and security experts on Friday said two papers on mutant viruses should be published after all, reversing its…

Scientists find clue to human evolution’s burning question

The discovery in Africa of a one million year old fireplace may enable us to identify when humans first began using fire Cooking is a universal in human culture. The mixing and heating of raw ingredients to make dinner is a fundamental part of our lives, one of the most…

Neil deGrasse Tyson: The ‘invention of tomorrow’ absent in American culture today

Popular astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson on Monday lamented that American culture no longer had a culture of innovation that prized scientific and technological discoveries. Tyson noted on MSNBC that space exploration no longer captured American’s attention like it previously had. He blamed the lack of public interest on the lack…

Trump warns Fox News viewers: Autism caused by vaccines

Business mogul Donald Trump chose the fifth annual World Autism Awareness Day to reveal that he “strongly” believes that autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are linked to exposure to vaccines. In a Monday interview on Fox News, the reality star explained that a series of casual observations had led him to…

Skin cancer on the rise among young adults: U.S. study

Skin cancer is on the rise among young adults, according to a US study published Monday that suggests indoor tanning beds and childhood sunburns may be to blame. Between 1970 and 2009, the rate of melanoma among women increased eightfold and quadrupled among men, according to the research by Mayo…

AI robot: How machine intelligence is evolving

No computer can yet pass the ‘Turing test’ and be taken as human. But, says Marcus du Sautoy, the hunt for artificial intelligence is moving in a different, exciting direction that involves creativity, language – and even jazz. ‘I propose to consider the question “Can machines think?”‘ Not my question…

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