Alex Botham

11 Flips | 4 Magazines | @botham251 | Keep up with Alex Botham on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Alex Botham”

Stem-Cell Transplants Erase HIV In Two Men

Two cancer patients in Boston no longer show any evidence of HIV infection, researchers announce.<p>Two men with HIV seem to have been cleared of the virus after receiving stem-cell transplants to treat their lymphoma, scientists announced Wednesday at an International AIDS Society conference in Kuala …

Climate change’s biggest loser: Tiny ocean bacteria

<b>USC (US) —</b> Climate change may be weeding out the bacteria that form the base of the ocean’s food chain, selecting only certain strains for survival, …

Environment: News & features

Tropical Moths Fight Bats With Blasts Of Ultrasound From Their Genitals

Rubbing your own privates is actually pretty useful if you're a hawk moth.<p>In waging millions of years of battle, both moths and their predators, bats, have adapted certain evolutionary tactics to give their species the upper hand. Bats have a "stealth mode" of hunting, and some use clicks that are …

Big brains, no fur, sinuses … are these clues to our ancestors' lives as 'aquatic apes'?

It is one of the most unusual evolutionary ideas ever proposed: humans are amphibious apes who lost their fur, started to walk upright and developed …

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

Ten hidden gems of Europe

There’s no place like Paris, Barcelona or Rome - but Europe has untouched corners that match the big hitters on beauty and charm, and with far fewer tourists. Take the road less travelled with these ten hidden gems of Europe.<p>1. Burg Satzvey, Germany<p>Whisper it: this fairytale castle is a short ride …

European Travel

Life on Mars to become a reality in 2023, Dutch firm claims

A few months before he died, Carl Sagan recorded a message of hope to would-be Mars explorers, telling them: "Whatever the reason you're on Mars is, …

The Quest To Uncover The Secret Lives Of Sharks

Can a crew of scientists and volunteers armed with homemade trackers save sharks from extinction?<p>I'm on a small boat. A woman in a bikini stands next to me dumping gallons of blood into the sea. Beside her, a man in board shorts strings barracuda heads onto large fishhooks as crooked as a witch's …

Australia's koala crisis: gene sequencing provides hope against killer diseases Chlamydia and an Aids-like virus are killing Australia's koalas in thousands, but immune system research has led to vaccine trials http://gu.com/p/3f9v4 Photograph: imagebroker/ Alamy

Edinburgh's female panda artificially inseminated

Tian Tian, the UK's only female giant panda, has been artificially inseminated at Edinburgh Zoo after scientists scrutinising her behaviour decided …