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How Cellphones Helped to Dramatically Reduce New Cases of Dengue Fever in Pakistan

"This dengue has become a calamity," Saad Azeem said in September 2011. He wasn't exaggerating. Azeem, a 45 year-old police officer, was "at home suffering from the fever and mourning the death of his elderly father."<p>Sadly this wasn't the case just for Azeem. Everyone was affected in Lahore, the …

Researchers claim Black Death was imported from Asia over 400 years of the pandemic via native rodents such as great gerbils and marmots which harboured the plague bacteria<p>The gruesome waves of bubonic plague that began with the Black Death in medieval Europe and ended with the Great Plague of …

Environmental Health

Penguins love eating fish but probably can't taste them

The evolutionary peril of not chewing your food<p>You'd think that penguins would love the meaty taste of fish, but it turns out that they may not be able to taste their food much at all. A new genetic study out of the University of Michigan finds that penguins appear to have long ago lost the ability …

Coach carrying 32 Britons crashes in south-east France

A coach carrying 32 British passengers skidded off a motorway near Chambéry in south-east France on Sunday morning.<p>Police reported that 13 people had been taken to hospital and the others had been taken to a nearby village hall where they were being examined by doctors.<p>The passengers had set off …

Today in science: Isaac Newton’s birthday

Born in 1643, Isaac Newton’s insights laid a foundation for our modern understanding of celestial motion, light and gravity.<p><b>January 4, 1643.</b> Isaac …

Discovery of Bowhead whale genes offer hope of extending human life

Genome for the world's longest-living mammal may hold key to 200-year lifespans<p>Scientists mapping the genome for the world's longest-living mammal, …

Colombia: government suspends FARC peace talks

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has suspended peace talks with Marxist FARC rebels after an army general was kidnapped.<p>General Ruben Dario Alzate was captured on a river near the city of Quibdo after getting off a boat.<p>Another military official and a lawyer were also abducted. One soldier …