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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.

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 …

Body's immune system may play larger role in Alzheimer's disease than thought

Immune cells that normally help us fight off bacterial and viral infections may play a far greater role in Alzheimer’s disease than originally …

Immune System

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

Currently doctors have to throw away more than 80 percent of donated tissue used for joint replacements because the tissue does not survive long …

Cell Biology

Hong Kong police make fresh attempt to clear barricaded roads

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hundreds of Hong Kong police used sledgehammers and chainsaws on Tuesday to tear down barricades erected by pro-democracy protesters near government offices and the financial center, reopening a major road for the first time in two weeks.<p>Police remove a barricade left by …

German economic gloom spooks markets, bolsters EU investment calls

BERLIN/LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - Gloomy data on the euro zone’s biggest economy, Germany, spooked financial markets on Tuesday and added weight to calls for faster efforts to revive public investment at a meeting of European Union finance ministers.<p>German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel arrives for a …

GOP spends $6M more on North Carolina Senate race

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The group dedicated to winning a Republican U.S. Senate majority in November intends to more than double its investment …

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 …

Canadian-made Ebola vaccine begins human trials in US

An experimental Canadian-made Ebola vaccine that has shown promise in tests on primates is beginning clinical trials on humans in the US.<p>The vaccine will be tested on healthy individuals Monday to see how well it works, whether there are side effects and what the proper dosage is, Health Minister …

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

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 said.<p>Hunt said it would not be possible to identify all travellers from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, but an estimated …

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 …

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 protesters behind roadblocks on …

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 …

Candy Crush maker King Digital shares sour in market debut

(Reuters) - Shares in King Digital Entertainment Plc fell as much as 16 percent in their Wednesday debut, underscoring investor concern about the company’s reliance on “Candy Crush Saga” and dampening hopes that its coming-out party could revive investor interest in the mobile gaming …

New U.S. swaps trading seen hurting banks less than feared

(Reuters) - When U.S. regulators pushed trading in a profitable derivative on to newly created exchanges last month, many analysts feared the worst for banks’ first-quarter results.<p>A sign outside the headquarters of JP Morgan Chase & Co in New York, September 19, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Segar<p>They …

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 …

'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__=1524700275_9d8ae716a7d4561288aefa490b2fd5e2<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 …

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 …

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__=1524700273_9c47be407e635a0f6bfc2de01e48e411<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" …

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__=1524700275_438919b83349aab281686e1e9bb21334<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 …

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 …

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

Given the media coverage brain imaging studies get, you might think that they are constantly revealing important secrets about this mysterious organ.<p>Catherine Loveday thinks otherwise. She makes the point that using brain-scanning technology to understand what a diseased brain is doing is only of …

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 …

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 …