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New drug makes brain cancer cells explode

Cells belonging to the most aggressive form of brain cancer are blown to smithereens<p>By screening over 1,000 different types of molecules, scientists have managed to identify a compound that can literally blow up tumor cells belonging to the most aggressive form of brain cancer — glioblastoma …

How plastic bottles could solve Africa's lighting issues

Despite all the advances in technology, the problem of lighting up rural Africa after darkness falls is still very real. It was this thought that …

Your Next Shot Might Be Inspired by a Spider

A study of prey-catching arachnids sheds new light on the biomechanics of venom-injection.<p>A spider fang is a small wonder of engineering. If you're a venom-injecting arachnid—the kind that actively kills live, struggling prey*—the things you use to inject that venom need to be, on the one hand, …

Prevent Alzheimer’s by vaccinating at 40, scientist suggests

A vaccine could wipe out plaques that stop the brain from signalling if given before the onset of the disease, experts say<p>Alzheimer’s Disease could be prevented by vaccinating people as young as 40, decades before any symptoms emerge, it has been suggested.<p>James Nicoll, professor of neuropathology …

This pill could stop 90 percent of HIV cases in the US

But only if it reaches the right people<p>Michael Lucas has been taking Truvada, the HIV prevention pill, for about a year now. And the 42-year-old adult film director and gay porn performer readily admits that the decision wasn't all that hard to make — especially when compared with the alternative. …

Three policemen are shot dead in Cairo in run up to presidential elections

Gunmen shot dead three Egyptian policemen late on Monday night.<p>The attack took place at a security checkpoint just outside Cairo’s Al-Azhar university.<p>Eleven people are said to have been wounded.<p>The attack comes just a week before Egypt holds presidential elections in which former army chief Abdel …

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Whoa! Spectacular Supercell Storm Takes Shape in Time-Lapse Video

You don't see clouds like this very often.<p>A group of storm chasers captured this video of a surreal, monstrous-looking thunderstorm cloud that spun menacingly over eastern Wyoming on Sunday.<p>The dramatic time-lapse video taken by Basehunters shows the eerie formation and dissipation of a rare kind …

China Hits Back Over Hacking Charges

The Obama ad­min­is­tra­tion’s de­cision to bring crim­in­al charges against mem­bers of the Chinese mil­it­ary is already show­ing signs of …