Biljo Ekekrantz

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Call for new generation of antibiotics to fight off superbugs

Modern medicine will come to an end unless the world develops a new generation of antibiotics, the chief medical officer for England has warned.<p>The intervention from Prof Dame Sally Davies echoed that of David Cameron, who said antibiotic-resistant superbugs threatened to send medicine "back into …

Cosmic Bulletins: Two Major Discoveries Rock Science

The Theory of General Relativity seemed truly bizarre when Albert Einstein first articulated it 99 years ago: gravity, the great physicist declared, …

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Addresses Creationists' Evolution Fears in 'Cosmos'

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Last week's <i>Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey</i> relaunch, hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson, was met with …

'One of the Greatest Discoveries in the History of Science' Hasn't Been Peer-Reviewed—Does It Matter?

How scientific communication is evolving in the age of the Internet<p>Big scientific discoveries—the kind that shift our view of the world and our place within it—don’t come along very often.<p>This week, though, one did.<p>It's a process that is purposely inefficient, one meant to distinguish scientific …

Scientists name world's 100 most unusual and endangered birds

'Little dodo', flightless parrot and giant ibis among species ranked by evolutionary distinctiveness and global extinction risk<p>• In pictures - top 10 most unusual and endangered birds<p>The "little dodo", a flightless parrot and the world's largest ibis are among the world's 100 most unusual and …

When An Explorer's Body Begins to Eat Itself

When an explorer is dying of starvation in the wild, his voice takes on a peculiar deep tone.<p>“We were all shocked at beholding the emaciated countenances of the Doctor and Hepburn,” wrote 19th century Arctic explorer John Franklin. “The alteration in our appearance was equally distressing to …

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