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Malaria parasite lures mosquito to human odour

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/978000/978718_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524613601_8ee40f7a0931899730309fa813e790c5<p><b>Mosquitoes carrying the malaria parasite are more attracted to human body odour than uninfected insects, a study suggests.</b><p>Researchers …

Water Trapped For 1.5 Billion Years Could Hold Ancient Life

Scientists have discovered water that has been trapped in rock for more than a billion years. The water might contain microbes that evolved independently from the surface world, and it's a finding that gives new hope to the search for life on other planets.<p>The water samples came from holes drilled …

Cloning, Stem Cells Long Mired In Legislative Gridlock

The news that U.S. scientists have successfully cloned a human embryo seems almost certain to rekindle a political fight that has raged, on and off, since the announcement of the creation of Dolly the sheep in 1997.<p>"The issue of legislation on human cloning is about to get hot again," says Hank …

Failure of Nasa's Kepler telescope puts search for another Earth in peril

Nasa's hunt for other planets that could harbour life faces a setback: its Kepler space telescope is broken and, since it is in orbit around the Sun, …

Nasa's Kepler telescope failure is not the end of searching for another Earth

The Kepler space telescope is in trouble. On Tuesday, during one of their regular twice-weekly communications slots, Nasa scientists found the …

Nasa buys into 'quantum' computer

<b>A $15m computer that uses "quantum physics" effects to boost its speed is to be installed at a Nasa facility.</b><p>It will be shared by Google, Nasa, and other scientists, providing access to a machine said to be up to 3,600 times faster than conventional computers.<p>Unlike standard machines, the D-Wave …

UFOs 'Roam Our Skies' Says Former US Air Force Intelligence Officer

WASHINGTON—A former U.S. Air Force major with 5,000 flying hours described in detail his encounter with an UFO, telling former members of Congress at …