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Heat-seeking cancer drugs could target tumours and spare healthy tissue

Bubbles containing cancer drugs which burst on contact with tumours are being developed by scientists<p>Miniature heat seeking ‘grenades’ full of cancer drugs which target tumours without damaging healthy tissue, have been created by scientists.<p>Researchers at Manchester University have repurposed …

Photos: Inside the toxic haze, a “crime against humanity” caused by Indonesia’s fires

In Indonesia about half a million people are suffering from respiratory ailments, and at least 19 have died—most from breathing in smoke, some from fire-fighting accidents.<p>The cause: annual fires that are set to inexpensively clear land, making it more suitable for palm oil and pulp-and-paper …

Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists

The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 per cent longer.<p>Ten years of research by the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing and the University of Washington has identified …

How Google used $11 million to help refugees

On September 15, Google announced it was raising money to help the refugee crisis in Europe.<p>Just 48-hours later, the tech company met its goal. It raised $5.5 million in individual donations, then matched that amount for $11 million total.<p>Now Google is sharing exactly what it did with all that …

Processed And Red Meat Could Cause Cancer? Your Questions Answered

The World Health Organization made an announcement Monday that's likely to come as a blow to anyone whose favorite outdoor snack is a hot dog.<p>Processed meats — yes, hot dogs, plus sausage, ham, even turkey bacon — are cancer-causing, a committee of scientists with WHO's International Agency for …

Parkinson's: Woman who can sniff out disease inspires new research

Scottish pensioner inspires new study to detect Parkinson's disease through body odour after she successfully identifies sufferers by smelling T-shirts<p>Scientists have begun research into if a person's odour can be used to diagnose Parkinson's after a "supersmeller" detected the disease by sniffing …

Jamie Oliver 'expects kicking' over sugar tax

TV chef poised to step up fight for levy on sweetened soft drinks amid reports government has vetoed measure<p>Jamie Oliver has said he is “expecting a kicking” from the food and drink lobby as he prepares to step up his campaign amid reports the government has shelved plans for a sugar tax.<p>The TV …

Cutting ozone will require radical transformation of California's trucking industry

At a laboratory in downtown Los Angeles, a big rig spins its wheels on massive rollers as a metal tube funnels its exhaust into an array of air quality sensors. Engineers track the roaring truck's emissions from a bank of computer screens.<p>The brand-new diesel truck is among the cleanest on the …

Stephen Hawking talks technology, AI and more in his first Reddit AMA

Stephen Hawking, genius that he is, is just like us. He finds <i>The Big Bang Theory</i> hilarious, and his favorite song ever written is Rod Stewart's "Have …

Florida circus elephants find second career in research

POLK CITY, Fla. (Reuters) - At a Florida retirement home for former circus elephants, residents enjoy a steady diet of high-quality hay and local fruits and vegetables, as well as baths and occasional walks.<p>For these majestic beasts, this life of relative leisure at the 200-acre Center for Elephant …

EU must stop 'racist criteria' in refugee relocation - Greece | Reuters

ATHENS (Reuters) - The European Union must stop countries picking and choosing which refugees they accept in its relocation programme, otherwise it will turn into a shameful “human market”, Greece’s new migration minister said.<p>Greek Migration Minister Yannis Mouzalas talks to the media at central …

Pragmatic Tsipras postpones Greek revolution, trouble lurks

ATHENS (Reuters) - Listening to Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his re-elected leftist government, you would think the revolution had been postponed, not canceled.<p>Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras delivers a speech during a parliamentary session before a vote of confidence at the …

How The Brains Of Happy, Successful People Are Wired

Greater connectivity in the brain may be linked to greater happiness and life satisfaction.<p>It seems that some people may really have all the luck. According to the "general intelligence g factor" theory, if you're adept at one cognitive function (like working memory), you're likely to be adept in …

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Pope Francis: Divorce Is Sometimes ‘Morally Necessary’ To Protect Children

Pope Francis seemed to justify divorce when he said that it is sometimes “morally necessary” to protect the children of the families that go through …

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FBI works with online stores to clamp down on counterfeit goods

The FBI announced on Friday that it was launching a new strategy in collaboration with the Department of Justice, working with with third-party marketplaces — such as eBay and Amazon — to enforce intellectual property laws by giving them analytical tools to work out when people might be selling …

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Boris Johnson is back with a new weekly column.<br>Every Monday, exclusively in Telegraph Premium.

More employers providing training for staff: Survey

SINGAPORE: More employers are providing training to their staff, according survey results released on Monday (Oct 5) by the Ministry of Manpower …

Can a video game make you a better friend? 'The Beginner's Guide' tries

"The Beginner's Guide" is a video game that opens with an existential question rather than an objective: Is it possible to get to know someone by analyzing his art?<p>Play the game, and over the course of its two or so hours a number of even more compelling inquires arise, all of them relating to the …

Top 100 world universities 2015/16 – THE rankings

World university rankings were published today, with the California Institute of Technology maintaining its position as the top-ranked university<p>The California Institute of Technology (Caltech) has been placed top of the world university rankings for the fifth consecutive year, while Harvard …

Communist party theme park sparks ridicule among Chinese internet users

Online community scorns use of taxpayers’ money to bankroll ‘brainwashing’ theme park in Wuhan marking foundation of People’s Republic of China<p>A Communist party theme park built to celebrate the anniversary of the Red Army’s takeover of China has sparked scorn and ridicule among Chinese internet …

Kids' feelings about marijuana in sixth grade may predict future risk of drunk driving

A new study of Los Angeles-area kids suggests a specific way to reduce the risk that they will drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs as teenagers — challenge their positive beliefs about marijuana, and start doing it as early as sixth grade.<p>Why? Compared to 12-year-olds who had negative …

Altering how sperm develop could lead to a reversible male birth control

Blocking a certain protein in male mice prevented the rodents from impregnating any females<p>It may be possible to create male birth control by altering how sperm develop, according to new research published this week in <i>Science</i>. Researchers blocked a protein that plays a role in sperm production — …

iPhone users across China installed an app promising porn and free movies—they got malware instead

Two weeks after Apple suffered one of its biggest security blows ever, another strain of malware has affected some users in China, where the company remains a beloved brand.<p>According to research from Palo Alto Networks, a California-based network security company, Chinese iPhone owners could find …

New Malware Called YiSpecter Is Attacking iOS Devices in China And Taiwan

Cybersecurity firm Palo Alto Networks has identified new malware, which it calls YiSpecter, that infects iOS devices by abusing private APIs. Most affected users live in China and Taiwan.<p><b>Update</b>: Apple has confirmed to TechCrunch that iOS 9 prevents the class of issues caused by malware like …

William C Campbell, Satoshi Ōmura and Tu Youyou win Nobel prize in medicine

Campbell and Ōmura win for their work on a therapy against roundworm, sharing the prize with Tu for her work on a therapy against malaria<p>Three scientists from Ireland, Japan and China have won the Nobel prize in medicine for discoveries that helped doctors fight malaria and infections caused by …

ISIS destroys Arch of Triumph in Syria's Palmyra ruins

<b>(CNN) —</b> ISIS militants have destroyed the iconic Arch of Triumph in Palmyra, the latest cultural treasure of the ancient site that they have reduced to rubble, Syrian authorities said.<p>The 1,800-year-old monumental arch, which framed the approach to the Roman city, was blown up Sunday, Syria's …

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