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Watch time lapse videos of bacteria evolving drug resistance

Researchers at Harvard have come up with a novel way of studying how bacteria evolve to become drug resistant. They set up a large petri dish about …

Irish scientist gets €2m grant to develop new treatment for arthritis, MS and Alzheimer’s disease

It could have a big impact on patients’ lives.

News (Ireland)

Giant virus can protect itself against other viruses

Didier Raoult, a microbiologist at Aix-Marseille University in France, must be some sort of virus whisperer. He'd made various discoveries about the world of viruses over the years. In the latest study that he co-led with fellow microbiologist Bernard La Scola, for instance, they discovered that a …

Superfast Lasers Create A Hologram You Can Touch

At quadrillionth-second bursts<p>The halls of science fiction are well-decorated with dreams of holograms—Jules Verne introduced holography to literature in 1893 with <i>The Castle of the Carpathians</i>, and how else would we know that Obi-Wan was Leia’s only hope?<p>Now, researchers at the Digital Nature …

Donor tissue for joint repair stays fresh for 60 days - Futurity

A new way to preserve donated tissue for joint repairs means tissue can last twice as long: up to 60 days.

Hong Kong police make fresh attempt to clear barricaded roads

Hillary Clinton: Don't saddle students with debt

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton told a Las Vegas crowd Monday night that more needs to be done to ensure young people can achieve their dreams and free students from onerous college debt "that can feel like an anchor tied to their feet dragging them down."<p>"I …

Canadian-made Ebola vaccine begins human trials in US

Experimental vaccine has shown to be ‘100% effective’ in preventing spread of Ebola when tested on animals<p>Ebola vaccine trials with placebo group ‘would be unethical’<p>An experimental Canadian-made Ebola vaccine that has shown promise in tests on primates is beginning clinical trials on humans in the …

Passengers from Ebola-infected countries to be screened at UK borders

Jeremy Hunt, the health secretary, tells MPs temperature tests will start at Heathrow, then Gatwick and Eurostar terminals<p>Passengers arriving from countries affected by Ebola will have their temperatures taken at UK borders starting at Heathrow on Tuesday, Jeremy Hunt, the health secretary, has …

East Ukraine rebel leader Gubarev unconscious after ambush

<b>A top rebel politician in eastern Ukraine, Pavel Gubarev, is unconscious in hospital after gunmen fired at his car and it crashed into a pillar, Russian media report.</b><p>Sources in Mr Gubarev's pro-Russian "Novorossiya" movement said his car was attacked in the Donetsk region, en route from …

Russia

Protestors Confront Police in Missouri

In Hong Kong, opponents scuffle with pro-democracy protesters

Opponents of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement stepped up their pressure Monday, scuffling with demonstrators and attempting to clear barricades near one of the main sit-in sites.<p>Hundreds of counter-demonstrators, including masked men, confronted pro-democracy<p>protestersbehind roadblocks on …

Hong Kong

Liberia avoids mass hospital strike amid Ebola

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Health workers reported for duty at Liberia's hospitals on Monday, largely defying calls for a strike that could have further hampered the country's ability to respond to the worst Ebola outbreak in history.<p>Nurses and other health workers — though not doctors — had …

Jean McConville: Belfast republican Ivor Bell granted bail

<b>A former IRA leader advised that the life of Disappeared victim Jean McConville should not be spared just because she was a woman, the High Court in Belfast has heard.</b><p>The widowed Belfast mother-of-10, who was one of the Disappeared, was taken from her flat by the IRA and murdered in December …

Crime

'Obamacare' grace period after 31 March deadline

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1062000/1062288_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1518420348_e79bbc097c01d2ed0e4eb901cedc29a2<p><b>The Obama administration is extending this month's deadline for people who were unable to get medical insurance in time under the healthcare …

Health Care

Scottish independence: SSE says single energy market 'likely' post Yes

<b>A single UK energy market is "likely" if Scotland votes to be independent, according to SSE.</b><p>In a statement to investors the Perth-based energy giant also said post-independence negotiations could lead to changes in the existing single market.<p>The Scottish government has insisted current energy …

United Kingdom

MPs will get free vote on fox hunting - Downing Street

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/politics/1063000/1063907_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1518153039_6a1a19011c5058e4118a2546ca283f76<p><b>MPs will get a free vote on repealing the ban on fox hunting before the next election, Downing Street has said.</b><p>David Cameron said he "regretted" …

Downing Street

EU and US consider 'deeper sanctions' against Russia

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1064000/1064032_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1518079912_82ba27de992d55e0b269bbb760e82b8d<p><b>The US and EU are discussing "deeper sanctions" against Russia if there are "further incursions into Ukraine".</b><p>US President Barack Obama said "energy …

Europe

John Anslow trial: Prison van escapee cleared of murder

<b>A drug dealer who escaped from a prison van as he was being driven to court has been cleared of murder.</b><p>John Anslow, 33, from Tipton, had been charged with killing Richard Deakin when he was freed by a masked gang near HMP Hewell, Redditch in January 2012.<p>The fugitive was arrested in Cyprus and …

Crime

Watch Out For iBeacon—Because It’s Watching You

It might even tell you about mayo discounts.<p>Last June, Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of software, sneaked something big into his Worldwide Developers Conference keynote. On a slide listing features that would debut in iOS 7, an unfamiliar word appeared: iBeacons. An iBeacon is a …

Do Insects Sleep?

Welcome to the third and final installment of my sleep series, in which I explore whether the organisms I talk about most on Our Modern Plagues sleep. I’ve already covered plants and microbes (which don’t actually sleep, but do have fascinating circadian behaviors). Next up: insects.<p>So, do insects …

You can’t dismiss brain imaging as just an academic gimmick

While there are limits to what brain imaging can tell us, that doesn't mean they don't have an important role. Convergent evidence is key, argues Matt Wall for The Conversation<p>Given the media coverage brain imaging studies get, you might think that they are constantly revealing important secrets …

The Oculus-Facebook deal could marry tech, social, and gaming once and for all

Tech companies have often boasted about having broader markets than game companies, while game makers brag about having the most engaged and financially lucrative audiences of all. Now Facebook’s $2 billion acquisition of Oculus VR will marry the social network with the hardcore tech and gaming. …

Will Facebook ruin Oculus? Kickstarter backers voice concerns

"We promise we won’t change," Oculus founder tells donors<p>Once upon a time, the Oculus Rift headset was a prototype with a blurry screen bound with gaffer’s tape. But 9,522 people saw the device’s potential, donating $2.4 million through Kickstarter to get early versions built and shipped to game …

Virtual Reality

As Facebook Buys Oculus, Is A Virtual Reality Social Network In Our Future?

It’s hard to imagine the last time a tech news item was met with such unbridled…confusion. Yesterday, Facebook announced they were buying Oculus, creator of the Kickstarted Oculus Rift, for $2 billion. While Google or Microsoft making the same purchase might have made some degree of sense, many …