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Spunge Games

No.1 App in over 40 Countries and over 20 Million downloads!<p>While cruising through the mountains, car enthusiast Phil Faily suddenly experiences a …

No fracking, drilling or digging: it’s the only way to save life on Earth | George Monbiot

The Paris climate change agreement is worthless. Politicians can’t possibly honour it unless we stop developing all new fossil fuel reserves<p>Do they understand what they have signed? Plainly they do not. Governments such as ours, now ratifying the Paris agreement on climate change, haven’t the …

U.S., Russia send mixed signals on Syria as bombing goes on

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States and Russia sent mixed signals on whether any headway was made on reviving a moribund Syria truce amid intense bombardment of Aleppo on Friday suggesting the effort was dead.<p>U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks with the media after meeting Russian …

What is Einstein's theory of relativity?

Albert Einstein’s theories of special and general relativity rule the field of classical physics.<p>Their effects can be seen in our everyday lives and …

What Dogs, Lies And Sex Teach Us About Our True Selves

New research suggests that even college students who overwhelmingly report that they accept interracial relationships show greater activity in the insula — a brain region associated with disgust — when presented with images of black-white interracial couples than when presented with images of …

Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices — 2016–17 Influenza Season

This report updates the 2015–16 recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) regarding the use of seasonal influenza …

Togo slaughters 11,500 chickens after H5N1 bird flu outbreak

Togolese authorities said on Saturday they had slaughtered 11,500 chickens in response to an outbreak of H5N1 bird flu at two farms in the capital Lome and the town of Adetikope, about 25 km north of Lome.<p>"We are in the presence of the H5N1 virus," Agriculture Minister Ouro-Koura Agadazi said on …

Influenza D: the new flu

JUN 04, 2018<p>Microbiology<p>JUN 04, 2018<p>Clearing bacterial infections from the body can present challenges. Engineers are trying to use nanorobots for …

Immune System

Discovery of Rapidly Adapting Antibody Opens Door for Universal Flu Vaccines | GEN

Click Image To Enlarge +<p>In a newly published study, scientists report that they have discovered a type of immune antibody that can rapidly evolve to …

US consumers confused about antibiotic resistance

When asked "According to the CDC, which of the following is the greatest contributing factor to human antibiotic resistance," only four in ten …

Are GMOs As Scary As They Seem?

Although there has been a lot of debate about GMOs, the FDA claims the new GM apples and potatoes are "safe." So what are the pros and cons of</b> …

Reducing methane with efficient feeding

<i>By Emmy Koeleman</i><p>The demand for bovine meat, mutton and milk is forecasted to grow at a rate of 1.2 %, 1.5 % and 1.1%, respectively, during the period …

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How to read a scientific paper

Nothing makes you feel stupid quite like reading a scientific journal article.<p>I remember my first experience with these ultra-congested and …

Dear Science: Why can’t we just get rid of all the mosquitoes?

By Rachel Feltman and Sarah Kaplan<p><i>Dear Science</i>: <i>I seem to be a total mosquito magnet, and nothing I try keeps the biters at bay. With serious illnesses like Zika to worry about, that has me wondering why we don't just get rid of the pests once and for all. What good do mosquitoes do?</i><p>Here's what …

Software could revolutionise chemistry

To read this article log in to your Chemistry World account. Or register now, it's free.<p><b>Registered users can view more of our premium content each</b> …

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New discovery increases understanding of how plants and bacteria see light

Plants, bacteria and fungi react to light with light-sensitive proteins. Scientists from the University of Gothenburg and their Finnish colleagues …

The science behind Pavlov's famous dog experiment

From choosing coffee or tea to caffeinate yourself in the morning to how you plan to unwind after the day’s end, we make decisions of varying degrees of importance every day.<p>Yet for such a routine activity, scientists know little about what’s going on at a chemical level as we make these …

Research sheds new light on proton behavior, draws praise from science community

Consider: You've always thought that the only way to travel from northern New Jersey to New York City was over the Hudson River via the George …

BBC - GCSE Bitesize: The alkali metals

The group 1 elements in the periodic table are known as the alkali metals. They include lithium, sodium and potassium, which all react vigorously with air and water.<p>The reactivity of the alkali metals increases down the group. Flame tests are used to identify alkali metal ions in compounds.<p>The …

Farmers are growing more biotech crops than ever, report reveals

The campaigns against genetically modified foods are unrelenting, and they are having an impact on business. The retailer chain Whole Foods plans to label and limit genetically-modified products in its stores, and General Mills recently announced that Cheerios are GMO-free and will be labelled as …

Research Shows New Flu Viruses Often Arise In Domestic Animals

As flu-watchers like to say, you can always count on influenza virus to surprise.<p>The latest revelation is that scientists have apparently been wrong about where new flu viruses come from. The dogma is that they always incubate in wild migratory birds, then get into domestic poultry, and then jump …

Brexit negotiators urged to examine tougher rules on farming antibiotics

Campaigners and politicians say discussion is a matter of urgency following fresh revelations of superbugs in UK supermarket meat products<p>Tougher regulations on the use of antibiotics on farm animals are needed as a matter of urgency as part of Brexit negotiations, campaigners and politicians have …

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Bird Flu Strain Jumps From Animals To People For The First Time

H6N1 bird flu has been identified in a woman in Taiwan.<p>A common strain of bird flu that had previously only infected poultry has reached what's reported to be its first human patient, according to a study released in the <i>Lancet Respiratory Medicine</i> today.<p>Earlier this spring, the Taiwanese woman came …

Bird Flu

Why a top animal science expert is worried about the milk industry

By Roberto A. Ferdman<p>Roberto A. Ferdman<p>Bio<p><i></i>If there were one thing Temple Grandin, who teaches animal science at Colorado State University, could change about the milk business, it would be the way the industry has messed with its cows.<p>"What they've done is basically the equivalent of taking a car, …

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Breakthrough method means CRISPR just got a lot more relevant to human health

'The most clever CRISPR gadget to date'<p>The gene-editing tool CRISPR may one day change the way humans approach medicine — or at least that’s how it’s been portrayed so far. But for all the talk of using CRISPR to eliminate disease, the method was never very good at doing one important thing: …

We Answer Every Question You Could Possibly Have About ‘The Huntsman: Winter’s War’

<i>The Huntsman: Winter’s War</i> is a movie that exists. Not once have I ever heard, “Oh, I would love to see a sequel to <i>Snow White and the Huntsman</i>.” But here we are today, in 2016, with a sequel to 2012’s <i>Snow White and the Huntsman</i> that, for some reason, is being advertised as a prequel. What a world. …

Bird Flu Strain Found In Poultry Farm In Fife, Scotland

A suspected case of bird flu has been identified in chickens at a poultry farm in Fife, but the Scottish government has said the risk to humans is …

Bird Flu

10 foods that make your brain almost a decade younger — and you can still eat cake

Many researchers believe that some loss of your brainpower is inevitable as you age. But scientists at the Rush University Medical Center say that …

Here's why we don't have nuclear fusion yet

If fusion power were harnessed directly on Earth, it could produce inexhaustible clean power, using seawater as the main fuel, with no greenhouse gas emissions, no proliferation risk, and no risk of catastrophic accidents.<p>Radioactive waste is very low level and indirect, arising from neutron …

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