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Scientists discover Australian plant extract that can kill Zika virus

<b>Melbourne:</b> In a breakthrough, scientists have discovered a group of naturally occurring compounds in an Australian native plant that can effectively …

Birth Defects

Brazilian Man Spends 40 Years Bringing a Forest Back to Life

83-year-old Antonio Vicente has spent the last four decades of his life fighting against the current. As Brazilian landowners cut down rainforests to …

Scientists find how deadly Lassa virus infects, boosting vaccine work

The method Lassa virus uses to infect human cells has been deciphered at last, according to a study published Thursday. Researchers say the knowledge …

Next Generation of GMOs Escapes Regulation

Twenty years ago, proponents of genetic engineering promised that GMO foods would increase yields, reduce pesticides, produce nutritious foods and …

Scientists just invented a new life-saving drug based on Komodo dragon blood

Komodos are tough. Really, really tough, both inside and out.<p>Their outside is covered in what’s basically a bony chainmail. But it’s what’s inside that might be what keeps Komodo dragons—and maybe one day humans—alive.<p>As you can see in the video above, scientists at George Mason University …

Komodo

Scientists Created Artificial Nanoparticles That Can Communicate With Each Other

Communication is Key<p>Just like flying cars and artificial intelligence, nanobots are mainstays in a number of science fiction flicks. While there are …

NASA is finally going to one of our solar system’s final frontiers: the sun

With a probe still operating far beyond Pluto and other missions orbiting Saturn, Jupiter, Ceres, Mars, Earth, and the moon, NASA has eyes across the solar system like never before.<p>But while more and more missions look outward, few have travelled the opposite direction—toward the sun that gives us …

Astronomy

A World First CRISPR Trial Will Edit Genes Inside the Human Body

Uninvasive CRISPR<p>A new CRISPR trial, which hopes to eliminate the human papillomavirus (HPV), is set to be the first to attempt to use the technique …

Orion Nebula and molecular gas clouds

Image of the Orion Nebula, shot on a cold night in Georgia, by Dave Woolsteen.<p>We asked Dave to tell us about his image. He said:<p>It is the Orion …

Cosmology