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Researchers Brought Back a Pox Virus Using Mail-Order DNA and it Only Cost $100,000

Reviving Extinct Viruses<p>Canadian researchers revived an extinct horsepox virus last year on a shoestring budget, by using mail-order DNA. That may …

Jaden Smith Celebrates His Birthday: A Look at His Non-Gender Binary Style

Jaden Smith celebrates his birthday today. That’s right — fashion’s budding revolutionary is now at the tender age of just 19 years old. It seems …

Why people believe the myth of 'plastic rice'

<b>Despite little evidence that it's a widespread problem, rumours of "plastic" rice being sold in Africa and elsewhere persist on social media - driven in particular by viral videos which show bouncing rice balls.</b><p>The rumours spread over the last few weeks in Senegal, The Gambia and Ghana - and …

Chinese man wins forced gay conversion therapy lawsuit

Court in Henan province orders a psychiatric hospital to apologise to man and pay £570 in compensation<p>A gay man in central China has successfully sued a psychiatric hospital over forced conversion therapy, in what activists are hailing as the first such victory in a country where the LGBT rights …

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Colombia legally recognises union between three men

Alejandro Rodriguez, Manuel Bermudez and Victor Hugo Prada plan ceremony to celebrate notary signing paperwork<p>When the officiant at the ceremony says “you may now kiss the groom”, Victor Hugo Prada will have to choose which of the two men standing with him he’ll kiss first: Manuel or Alejandro.<p>The …

Men are affected by the biological clock as well, researchers find

Women aged under 30 with a male partner aged 40 to 42 saw chance of live birth after IVF fall to 46% from 73% for men aged 30 to 35<p>For men who are reluctant to start a family, it is an age-old defence: there is no need to rush into fatherhood, as Des O’Connor, Luciano Pavarotti and countless rock …

Can training 'fake doctors' improve India's healthcare?

<b>Unqualified medics, popularly known as quacks, are routinely arrested in India for posing as doctors. But a charity is now trying to train them in primary medical care. Atish Patel explains why.</b><p>Sanjoy Mondal opened his small clinic with just a desk and a few plastic chairs in eastern India 15 years …

Computer programme to prevent dangerous reaction to medicines devised by 12-year-old girl

A 12-year-old girl from Knoxville Tennessee has devised a computer programme which could help doctors prevent a dangerous reaction to medicines.<p>Sofia Tomov is one of the finalists in the 2016 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge, a prestigious science competition for middle school …