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Japan nuclear agency upgrades Fukushima alert level

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Nuclear Energy

Five reasons to cheer the Indian rupee’s fall—cautiously

As a result of the falling rupee, the costs of information technology in India could be significantly reduced. Here are some possible scenarios:<p>1) India-based IT companies would significantly increase their earnings and free cash flow, making more acquisitions possible. This is a short-term …

India

Can New Shark-Resistant Nets Spur Responsible Aquaculture?

Changing Planet<p>Divers install a Predator-X shark-resistant net for an aquaculture pen. Photo courtesy of DSM Dyneema<p>Around the world, more than a billion people rely on seafood for a significant part of their protein. And yet the United Nations has projected that by 2030, there will be a 40 million …

Aquaculture

singapolitics.sg

The Rise of Eco-Friendly Pearl Farming

A family business in Polynesia shows how raising pearls can benefit marine life.<p>When Josh Humbert inspects his farm, he dives into the clear blue waters of a lagoon, on a picture-perfect island that is fringed with palm trees. Humbert is the manager and owner of Kamoka Pearl, a boutique family …

Farming

The Great Deceleration

WHEN a champion sprinter falls short of his best speeds, it takes a while to determine whether he is temporarily on poor form or has permanently lost …

Internet-Based Psychotherapy Actually Works

Its effects may even last longer than face-to-face therapy, new research suggests.<p>Lying on your therapist's couch might be a thing of the past. Why bother, when you could duke it out with your depression by the pool? Online-based therapy could help patients overcome barriers to treatment like long …

Woolly mammoth DNA may lead to a resurrection of the ancient beast

Technical and ethical challenges abound after first hurdle of taking cells from millennia-old bodies is cleared<p>The pioneering scientist who created Dolly the sheep has outlined how cells plucked from frozen woolly mammoth carcasses might one day help resurrect the ancient beasts.<p>The notional …

Woolwich attack: MI5 knew of men suspected of killing Lee Rigby

The two suspects in the butchering to death of a British soldier had been known to the domestic security service MI5 and the police over an …

How Estonia became E-stonia

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Baltic States

Human embryonic stem cells created from adult tissue for first time

Scientists have used the cloning technique that led to Dolly the sheep to turn human skin into embryonic stem cells – which can make any tissue in …

Embryonic stem cells: Advance in medical human cloning

<b>Human cloning has been used to produce early embryos, marking a "significant step" for medicine, say US scientists.</b><p>The cloned embryos were used as a source of stem cells, which can make new heart muscle, bone, brain tissue or any other type of cell in the body.<p>The study, published in the journal …

Genetics

Cloning technique produces human stem cells for the first time - Vitals

Donor egg held by pipette prior to nuclear extraction.<p>Researchers say they have finally managed to use cloning technology to make human embryos and grow stem cells from them in the hopes of making perfectly matched grow-your-own tissue transplants.<p>They used a human egg cell and parts of a human …

Syria mutilation footage sparks doubts over wisdom of backing rebels

Horrific video footage of a Syrian rebel commander eating the heart or lung of a dead government fighter has aroused furious international …

Middle East

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