Munirah Ghazali

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Britain's first cloned dog is born – and described as 'ridiculous waste of money'

Cloning of dachshund puppy Mini-Winnie by Korean company Sooam Biotech raises ethical issues, say scientists<p>The birth of Britain's first cloned dog has been branded a "ridiculous waste of money" and scientists said the process raised serious ethical concerns.<p>Sooam Biotech, a company based in Seoul, …

Medical first as noses are 'regrown'

Swiss surgeons make pioneering breakthrough to rebuild the nose by growing patients' nasal tissue<p>Surgeons have rebuilt the noses of five skin cancer patients by growing the nasal tissue.<p>They successfully rebuilt their nostrils with a revolutionary technique in which cells were taken from their …

Medicine

Really easy roast chicken

Kids can help prepare this roast complete with carrots and potatoes, plus assist in making the lemony gravy to serve on the side.<p>Ingredients<p>1 whole …

A new way to eat chocolate: How sound changes what you taste

When it comes to food, sound may be the final frontier<p>Let's do a science experiment. Grab a piece of chocolate and go here. Play the low frequency sounds. Are you suddenly tasting some of the chocolate's bitter notes? Would you rather taste something sweet? Turn off the low and hit play for the …

Leaves In Chernobyl Area Are Decaying Unusually Slowly

They just linger in a thick layer on the forest floor.<p>Strange to say, fallen logs, leaf litter and other forest debris doesn't decay as quickly around Chernobyl's most affected areas as it does elsewhere, <i>Smithsonian</i> reports. When scientists set out to study the phenomenon, they found that lingering …

Chernobyl

How Men Learn (Or Don't) About Menstruation

<b>When I was in high school</b>, two friends of mine got into a prank war — the kind of stupid, friendly one-upmanship waged when you’re a bored teenager. It started innocuously enough with some chewed-up gum in a locker. Then, in response, smelly gym clothes. It escalated: an old lunch, a moldy sandwich.<p>…

What's old is new again: newly discovered songbird family is ancient

Scientists analysing songbird DNA discovered that the spotted wren-babbler is neither a wren nor a wren-babbler, nor even a babbler. Instead, it represents an old evolutionary family that has no close living relatives.<p>A newly published study has uncovered a previously unknown family of songbirds …

11 Reasons Why Cat Bites May Be Linked To Depression

Here are the best possible explanations for the strange correlation.<p>In case you hadn't heard, cat bites are linked to depression. As I wrote last week, a study in <i>PLOS ONE</i> looked through the health records of 1.3 million people and found that 41 percent of people who were treated for cat bites were …

Cats

Are lifespans predictable at an early age?

A study suggested that oxidative stress levels in worms during early life can reveal how long the worms will live. But humans are not worms.<p><i>On</i> …

Biology

It's hard to create artificial cells because tiny things don't behave - Futurity

Smaller groups of molecules simply do not behave the same as larger populations of the same molecules—a major challenge to creating artificial cells.

Atoms

Watch Bacteria Turn Water Instantly Into Ice (VIDEO)

Nothing in science - or the world, really - is a simple as you learned at school. Take water. If you thought all you had to do to turn water into ice …

Deadly MERS Virus Circulates Among Arabian Camels

Scientists have gotten close to pinning down the origin of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, a dangerous respiratory disease that emerged in Saudi Arabia 17 months ago.<p>It turns out the MERS virus has been circulating in Arabian camels for more than two decades, scientists report in a study …

Software Accurately Predicts Books' Popularity By Analyzing Their Sentences

"I'll never agree! That's worse than being a slave in prison," Ella glared as she went out the door.<p>Maybe this is something we can apply to Popular Science posts? A team of computer scientists has developed software that's able to predict whether a book will be popular based on its writing style, …

Overflowing Garbage And Rats: There's (Gonna Be) An App For That

Wireless sensors could warn city planners when garbage cans are missing or broken, which often precedes rat outbreaks.<p>A new idea could help reduce overflowing garbage cans and rat outbreaks: fitting trash receptacles with sensors that can tell how full they are, and when they are broken or go …

Scan offers baby hope to women with cancer

New specialist MRI scanner gives hope to cervical cancer sufferers<p>Hundreds of women suffering cervical cancer during their child-bearing years could gain the chance to have children after a hospital began trials of a new specialist MRI scanner.<p>Nearly 3,000 women a year are diagnosed with cervical …

The Shape of Your Head and the Shape of Your Mind

How the archaic study of brain shape and head reading — the origin of terms like “highbrow” and “lowbrow,” “well rounded,” and “shrink” — shaped the modern obsession with the mind. One reason phrenology attracted so many followers was that it seemed to provide the toolbox for the American dream.<p>To …

Fruit juice should not be part of your five a day, says government adviser

Fruit juice has as much sugar as many soft drinks and should be removed from five-a-day guidance, says obesity expert<p>An adviser to the government on obesity has called for fruit juice to be removed from the recommended list of five-a-day portions of fruit or vegetables, saying it contains as much …