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Scientists hail breakthrough in embryonic-like stem cells | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - In experiments that could open a new era in stem cell biology, scientists have found a simple way to reprogram mature animal cells back into an embryonic-like state that allows them to generate many types of tissue.<p>The research, described as game-changing by experts in the field, …

Scientists Have 3D-Printed Embryonic Stem Cells

For the first time, scientists have produced human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) using 3D printing. They're utterly amazing, and they could be used to …

How to teach… stem cell research

With Japanese scientists discovering a way to make stem cells in half an hour, we've rounded up some of the top resources on the subject<p>A new quick way of making stem cells has been hailed as a major scientific discovery this week. In a series of experiments, Japanese researchers have been able to …

One in six Walmart factories in Bangladesh fail safety review

Company publishes list of factories subject to independent inspection, but workers' groups say reports are vague<p>One in six clothing factories used by Walmart in Bangladesh failed to meet basic standards of structural, fire or electrical safety, the US retailer has found.<p>Independent inspections for …

Volcano discovery hints at fire below ice in Antarctica

A volcano may be stirring more than a half-mile beneath a major ice sheet in Antarctica, raising the possibility of faster base melting that could ultimately affect climate.<p>Seismologists working in a mountainous area of Marie Byrd Land in western Antarctica detected a swarm of low-magnitude …

Oxford Word Of The Year 2013

Oxford Dictionaries just announced that their Word of the Year for 2013 is <i>selfie,</i> which means "a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website."<p>According to Oxford research, the use of the word <i>selfie</i> has increased by …