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Tackling antibiotic-resistant bacteria through collaborative networking

Antimicrobial-resistant bacteria is an increasingly pressing global issue. Hosam Zowawi is part of a campaign to increase knowledge and awareness of the subject in the Gulf region<p>On 21 November 2012, the first annual report of Professor Dame Sally Davies, the chief medical officer of England, …

NASA spacecraft around Mars send back images of comet Siding Spring

NASA'sMars Reconnaissance Orbiterhas released the first resolved images of comet Siding Spring's nucleus -- and it's a lot smaller than people expected.<p>The nucleus of the comet that zoomed past the Red Planet on Sunday appears to be about half its predicted size of about half a mile. This …

Astronomy

This Thursday, See A Partial Solar Eclipse At Sunset

If you're in Northern Canada, you'll get the best view.<p>This Thursday afternoon, most of North America will be treated to a partial solar eclipse. If the weather holds, the most dramatic presentation of the eclipse can be seen near Prince of Wales Island in Canada’s Nunavut territory, where 81 …

Prozac may be harming bird populations, study suggests

Starlings who were fed same levels of antidepressant drug found in sewage earthworms suffered loss of libido and appetite<p>Increasing consumption of antidepressant drugs may be helping humans but damaging the health of the bird population, according to a new study.<p>An expert who has looked at the …

Suspended Animation In Space Travel: What Scientists Still Need To Learn

Human hibernation could be a great way to get to Mars (and beyond), but a few big questions remain.<p>The first astronauts who head off to Mars might make the entire 180-day journey while they’re fast asleep. In a NASA-commissioned study on human stasis, aerospace engineers at SpaceWorks have found …

The Big Future: Can we colonize Mars?

Mars has been seeing a lot of action lately, between NASA's string of rovers and new projects from Elon Musk and Mars One. But what would it take to set up a permanent settlement there? Could humans survive in such a harsh and alien setting? In this week's <i>Big Future</i>, Adrianne Jeffries takes a look …

Space Science

Mimas, Saturn's 'Death Star' moon, could harbor a secret ocean

When it comes to Saturn's moons, water-squirting Enceladus and the hydrocarbon lakes of Titan typically steal the spotlight. But now, scientists think that lesser-known Mimas may be harboring a strange secret of its own. Scientists who studied the 'Death Star' moon with NASA'S Cassini spacecraft …

Astronomy

Earth's Magnetic Field Could Flip Faster Than We Thought

'Down' could become the new 'up' within our lifetimes<p>The magnetic poles of the earth have switched back and forth many, many times during the 4.54 billion years that the Earth has been around. Previous research suggested that the process of reversing the poles took place over a long time period, …