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Scientists show telephone metadata can reveal surprisingly sensitive personal information

Most people might not give telephone metadata – the numbers you dial, the length of your calls – a second thought. Some government officials probably …

Surveillance

Antarctic Ice Melt Could Be Responsible for a Dangerous Rise in Sea Levels

Ice melting from Antarctica could drive more than 3.5 ft. (1.1 m) in global sea-level rise by 2100 without action to curb greenhouse emissions, …

Climate Change

1 billion Asians will face severe water shortages by 2050

This is the conclusion that MIT scientists have reached, after running different simulations of future climatic scenarios in the region.<p>Published in the journal PLOS One, their study points out that water shortages are not simply the results of climate change and environmental stress.<p>Other factors …

Climate Change

Sorry, but you can’t blame your children’s genes

Are poor people poor because of inferior genes? This notion is especially popular with members of the ruling elite, who like to think their position is the result of genetic superiority rather than the fact they have privileged backgrounds.<p>Low intelligence and high rates of mental illness are more …

Mental Health
Harvard Business School

Scientists fly glacial ice to south pole to unlock secrets of global warming

High on Mont Blanc, huge ice cores are being extracted to help researchers study the alarming rate of glacial melt<p>In a few weeks, researchers will begin work on a remarkable scientific project. They will drill deep into the Col du Dôme glacier on Mont Blanc and remove a 130 metre core of ice. Then …

Global Warming

MOH will study possibility of legislating eldercare leave for employees: Gan

SINGAPORE: The Health Ministry will study the possibility of legislating two days of eldercare leave per year for employees, said Minister for Health …

'True shocker': February spike in global temperatures stuns scientists

"This is really quite stunning ... it's completely unprecedented," said Stefan Rahmstorf, from Germany's Potsdam Institute of Climate Impact Research …

Global Warming

Olympics ticket sales fall off a cliff in wake of Zika virus

Ticket revenues for 2016 Rio Olympics events have dropped significantly since an outbreak of Zika virus in Brazil gained international attention.<p>From …

Dominican Republic

These newly discovered bacteria can eat plastic bottles

A team of Japanese scientists has found a species of bacteria that eats the type of plastic found in most disposable water bottles.<p>The discovery, published Thursday in the journal Science, could lead to new methods to manage the more than 50 million tons of this particular type of plastic produced …

University of California

Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Shiley Eye Institute, with colleagues in China, have developed a new, regenerative medicine approach to remove congenital cataracts in infants, permitting remaining stem cells to regrow functional lenses.<p>The treatment, which …

Researchers find plastic-eating bacteria in recycling plant

Scientists discovered a bacterium that will consume one of the most common forms of plastic. Is it the first step toward a solution for plastic …

Aviation
Stem Cells

Toddler Dies After 'Anti-Vax Parents' Allegedly Failed To Seek Proper Medical Treatment

A Canadian couple are in the midst of a court case after they allegedly allowed their unvaccinated toddler to die by not taking him to the doctor …

Crime

Cure for cataracts: scientists use stem cells to grow 'living lens' in eye

Cataracts can be cured by regrowing the lens in the eye using stem cells, a breakthrough hailed as 'remarkable' by scientists<p>Cataracts can be cured by using a patient’s own stem cells to regrow a ‘living lens’ in their eye, restoring sight in just three months, scientists have shown.<p>In research …

South Korean Scientist Working to Clone an Extinct Cave Lion

The same scientist is also leading a project to clone a woolly mammoth.<p>Hwang Woo-Suk has been trying to clone an extinct animal for the past decade, and his team of South Korean scientists recently received tissue samples from 12,000-year-old cave lion cubs to use in an attempt to clone the extinct …

Girl, 15, raped and set on fire in India

Police arrest 20-year-old man after attack at girl’s home near Delhi that left her in a critical condition with severe burns<p>A 15-year-old girl is fighting for her life in a Delhi hospital after being raped and set on fire on the roof terrace of her family’s home, Indian police have said.<p>The …

Crime

Chicago scientists learn how to make concrete on Mars

Researchers from Chicago's Northwestern University have brought humanity one step closer to the goal of colonizing Mars. They have found a way to …

Engineering

New Alzheimer’s Treatment Fully Restores Memory Function

Of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memory function back.<p>Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound …

Dementia

A Blind Woman Has Regained Sight Following a Controversial Stem Cell Treatment

This is incredible.<p>Vanna Belton from Baltimore has been blind for more than five years, but after undergoing surgery where stem cells extracted from …