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Diamond defects could lead to low-cost medical devices

Researchers believe that tampering with diamonds could provide low-cost alternatives for medical imaging and drug discovery.<p>Think diamond, think …

Nanotech

North Korea says won't hold talks with 'incompetent' South unless differences settled

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea's chief negotiator called the South Korean government "ignorant and incompetent" on Thursday, denounced U.S.-South Korean air combat drills and threatened to halt all talks with the South unless its demands are met.<p>The comments by Ri Son Gwon, chairman of North Korea's …

North Korea

Toll for Gaza protests rises to 61 as baby dies from tear gas, with more protests expected

GAZA CITY — Gaza residents buried their dead Tuesday as the death toll of Palestinians killed by Israeli forces at the Gaza boundary fence climbed to at least 60 after several succumbed to injuries overnight, according to local health officials.<p>Monday’s demonstrations, which coincided with the …

Israel

Cindy McCain Has Responded to the White House Aide Accused of Mocking Her Husband

Following a report that a White House aide made a derisive comment about John McCain’s health, the Republican Senator’s wife Cindy McCain responded …

Donald Trump

North Korea Summit Set for June 12 in Singapore, Trump Says

WASHINGTON — President Trump, exulting in the release of three Americans from prison in North Korea, confirmed Thursday that he would meet Kim Jong-un, the North’s leader, in Singapore on June 12, setting the date for a once unimaginable encounter.<p>The choice of Singapore, a tidy, prosperous …

North Korea

New Mexico: fossilized tracks point to ice age hunters who tracked giant sloth

Tracks in White Sands national monument suggest hunters tracked 8ft creature with long arms and sharp claws – but it’s unclear why<p>Researchers studying a trail of fossilized footprints on a remote New Mexico salt flat have determined that the tracks tell the story of a group of ice age hunters …

Paleontology

Lunar Meteorite Found in Africa Points to Ice Beneath the Moon’s Surface

Good news, future lunar colonists! Scientists have discovered traces of moganite in a lunar meteorite that was discovered 13 years ago in Africa. …

Earth Science

World’s Plastic Burden: Weight Of A Billion African Elephants

If all plastic bottles humans use in a year were to be stacked on top of each other, you could build at least 190 towers to the moon.<p>Add to it bags, …

Archaeologists Have Discovered a Ghastly 'Coffin Birth' in a Medieval Grave

We didn't know such horror was even possible.<p>A grave dating back to early medieval Italy is a sad testament to the horrors of medicine in the Dark …

Two patients' blindness REVERSED after scientists make breakthrough in cure for UK's most common cause of sight loss

Scientists are on the verge of a breakthrough treatment for sight loss which could reverse the effects of age-related blindness.<p>Two patients …

McDonald's is flipping its iconic arches upside down in an unprecedented statement

People driving by a McDonald's in Lynwood, California, might be baffled by an upside-down sign. The golden arches, typically standing as an M, have been flipped over to become a W.<p>But this isn't a bizarre prank or a careless mistake. The upside-down arches are in "celebration of women everywhere," …

Human eggs grown in lab for the first time in infertility 'breakthrough'

Human eggs have been grown from scratch in a lab for the first time in a “breakthrough” which promises hope for infertile women.<p>British scientists removed egg cells from ovary tissue at their earliest stage of development and grew them to the point at which they were ready for fertilisation.<p>Once …

Eggs

Drug-producing bacteria possible with synthetic biology breakthrough

Bacteria could be programmed to efficiently produce drugs, thanks to breakthrough research into synthetic biology using engineering principles, from …

Biology

Company Debuts New Arm Prosthesis That Moves With Muscle Signals

MANCHESTER, N.H. (CBS) – It’s a medical breakthrough that could change the lives of amputees.<p>On Thursday, Next Step Bionics & Prosthetics in …

Four pet food brands have been recalled after dogs and cats fell ill and died

Four brands of dog food have been recalled after reports of five animals (likely dogs), one kitten, and two humans have gotten sick or died from contact with salmonella, according to reports from Fortune and USA Today.<p>The animal cases seemed to stem from from Darwin's Natural and ZooLogics pet …

Pets

A Deadly Virus Is on the Rise for Australia’s Cats

A deadly disease is on the rise in Australian cat populations. Known as feline panleukopenia, or "cat plague," the sickness hasn't been an issue for …

First dog in Scotland to undergo open heart surgery has new leash of life thanks to 300 generous donors

Labrador Dexter was diagnosed with heart failure just before his first birthday and the £10,000 cost of surgery was met by hundreds of dog lovers …

Stem cell breakthrough may give people with paralysis their sense of touch back

For someone without a severe spinal cord injury (SCI), trying to wrap your head around what it would be like to experience is next to impossible. …

Smart robotic implant developed to treat rare birth defect

Oesophageal atresia is a rare genetic disease, in which the upper and lower sections of a baby's oesophagus don't connect – there's a gap between …

Scientists awarded $22 million in Breakthrough Prizes

This year's Breakthrough Prizes — started in 2012 by tech investor Yuri Milner and backed by Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan, Google's …

Johns Hopkins University

We'll soon be able to grow human organs from pig organs

Hope in Pig Liver<p>Organ donation is a high-risk, time-consuming, and costly endeavor. Countless people spend years on wait-lists, some never receiving …

Scientists grow replacement skin for boy suffering devastating genetic disorder

Seven-year-old boy suffering illness causing untreatable wounds over 80% of his body has had his skin replaced by new, genetically modified epidermis<p>Scientists have grown a replacement, genetically modified skin to cover almost the entire body of a seven-year-old Syrian boy who was suffering from a …

Cell Biology

New device to improve treatment of combat wounds

by Jonathan Porter<p><b>This content is produced by The Australian Financial Review in commercial partnership with BAE Systems Australia.</b><p>A device similar …

We Could Heal Spine Injuries in Humans by Studying Cells in Gecko Tails

Just... grow them back?<p>The gecko's remarkable ability to regenerate its tail in the space of a month could help scientists figure out how to heal …

Court Rules Dogs Must Be Debarked Because Neighbors Have to 'Turn Up Their TV' Due to Noise - One Green Planet

We are really shaking our heads at this one … an Oregon Court recently ruled that Karen Szewc and John Updegraff must DEBARK their Tibetan and …

Vets Fight To Save Horses In Harvey Aftermath

“Their skin was literally falling off.”<p>BEAUMONT, Texas ― Like many people at Ford Park, Dr. Nick Moore isn’t sure exactly how he got here. He just knows why ― to save horses.<p>Over the past few days, he and other veterinarians, veterinary assistants and volunteers converged at this sports and …

Extreme Weather

Bioengineered Lungs With Intact Blood Vessels Just Came One Step Closer to Reality

A huge deal for successful lung transplants.<p>A group of researchers at Columbia University's School of Engineering and Applied Science have …

Medicine

Groundbreaking stem cell treatment which 'reverses Parkinson's disease' could test on humans for first time

Patients with Parkinson’s disease could take part in the first clinical trial of a new stem cell treatment before the end of next year, scientists …

Stem Cells