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What Comes After Antibiotics? 5 Alternatives to Stop Superbugs

"Superbug" bacterial infections that are resistant to common antibiotics are increasing at an alarming rate. But traditional antibiotics aren't the only way to battle dangerous germs. Biomedical scientists are investigating new additions to their arsenal.<p>"Superbug" bacterial infections that are …

The Trials And Torments Of Space School

What does it take to become a citizen astronaut?<p>Sending people to space has always involved a frank assessment of their defects, and in the early days, it was a matter of finding people without any. First it was fighter pilots—calm in a crisis, physically perfect, unquestioning in their execution …

Scientists draw up definitive list of genes that make us human

Researchers have drawn up the first definitive list of genetic changes that make modern humans different from our nearest ancient ancestors, who died out tens of thousands of years ago.<p>The list amounts to a series of biological instructions that shape the brains and bodies of living people and …

How Framing Can Enhance Your Landscape Photographs

Photographing a beautiful landscape is an activity that touches just about all of us. Whether we're in our backyard, or trekking into a mountain …

Interesting Photo of the Day: Dog Experiences Snow for the First Time

What’s more magical, more festive, more innocent than seeing snow for the first time? For Tilly, a Border Collie in Oklahoma, the pure joy of …

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Tourist falls off pier while checking Facebook

The Taiwanese woman was walking along St Kilda pier, near Melbourne, on Monday night when she became distracted by her Facebook feed and plummeted into the chilly water of Port Phillip Bay, Victoria state police said.<p>A witness called for help and police rushed by speedboat to the woman's aid. They …

Chinese sewage is feeding superbugs that no antibiotic can kill

Antibiotics have saved hundreds of millions of lives and extended billions of others. But paradoxically, the more they are used the more the bacteria they fight get stronger, with potentially lethal consequences.<p>While some “superbugs,” as antibiotic-resistant bacteria are known, can be killed with …

Microbiology