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Key metabolites controlling stem cell fate identified | Chemistry World

By growing stem cells on gels whose stiffness they can easily control, scientists in the UK and US have identified molecules that could be used to …

Science

Schools must take an active role in educating disengaged parents

There has been a lot in the news of late about the importance of parents and the home in supporting children’s education.<p>The correlation between parents who play an active role in their children’s education and achievement at school tells us what we have always known: that a supportive home …

Education

Tanzania's president threatens crackdown on opposition protesters

DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Tanzania's President John Magufuli said on Friday he would crack down on troublemakers "without mercy", a day after the opposition called for anti-government demonstrations on Sept. 1.<p>Magufuli has won some praise from Western donors for sweeping anti-corruption drives …

Africa

From the Darling Downs to Don Dale: a litany of monstrous acts against Indigenous children

Many Australians are aghast at the confronting images of the abuse and torture of Aboriginal children in the Northern Territory that finally hit critical media and political mass this week.<p>It was mostly politicians (and not all of them non-Indigenous) who expressed “shock” that such abuse of young …

Kids

This woman's incredible photos show why Ecuador is becoming the world's most popular backpacking spot

Ecuador, which is home to stunning waterfalls, jungle land, and idyllic nature trails, is fast becoming the most popular backpacking destination on earth.<p>Internet searches for hostels in Ecuador rose by 556% between January 2015 and June 2016, compared to the same period the previous year, …

Travel

Orangutan Found To Imitate Human Speech For The First Time

An orangutan has provided researchers with possible new insight into how human speech first evolved. By copying his trainers, Rocky the orangutan was …

Orangutan

A step closer to understanding the 'switch' that triggers flowering in plants

Scientists at the John Innes Centre have taken another crucial step towards understanding how plants initiate flowering.<p>This new development uncovers …

Biology

‘Game of Thrones’ ants sport dragonlike appearance

If you’re a <i>Game of Thrones</i> fan, you’ll probably spot something familiar in the names of two new ant species found in New Guinea: <i>Pheidole viserion</i> and …

Science

Behind the walls of Malawi's harshest prisons – in pictures

Prison

Vietnam says Taiwan firm's pollution affected 200,000 people

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Toxic waste discharged from a Taiwanese-owned steel complex in central Vietnam harmed the livelihoods of more than 200,000 people, including 41,000 fishermen, the Vietnamese government said in tallying the damage from what it has called the country's worst environmental …

Vietnam

From ketamine to cupboard therapy: the future of mental health treatment

Once upon a time, the future of mental health treatment was drugs. The advent of Prozac and whole class of similar medication in the 1990s gave doctors an easy option and big pharma easy money.<p>But 20 years on, the problems have not gone away. In fact, mental illness is much more pervasive, with …

Mental Health

Elliot Galvin Trio: Punch review – focused, playful new jazz

Pianist Elliot Galvin delivered an eccentric homage to bebop, Broadway musicals, Margate’s Dreamland amusement park and more on the 2014 album debut of his trio with bassist Tom McCredie and drummer Simon Roth – a miscellany of warped blues, gothic clankings and bold groove-bending that brought him …

Jazz

Leonardo da Vinci's lessons in design genius

Driverless cars, humanoid robots and a primitive computer: are these the most surprising things Leonardo da Vinci ever invented? An exhibition at London’s Science Museum explores his genius.<p>Famed as a conspirator in The da Vinci Code and as the master painter behind the “Mona Lisa Smile”, Leonardo …

Genius

Plastic 'continents': Is there a way out?

<b>A huge waste vortex in each ocean</b><p>Due to the winds on the surface of the oceans and the rotation of Earth (via the Coriolis force), huge vortexes, …

Geography

Norway considers moving a mountain to raise Finland's spirits

What do you give a country that has 188,000 lakes for a birthday present? Its highest mountain back, obviously.<p>Norway’s government has confirmed that for the centenary of Finland’s independence next year it is considering moving the border, gifting its Nordic neighbour a mountain peak that would be …

Mountains

Children's Drawings Turned into Finely Crafted Jewelry

Tasarım Takarım (I Wear Design) is a Turkish jewelry company that converts children’s illustrations into finely crafted silver and gold jewelry. The …

Drawing

World's largest carbon producers face landmark human rights case

The world’s largest oil, coal, cement and mining companies have been given 45 days to respond to a complaint that their greenhouse gas emissions have violated the human rights of millions of people living in the Phillippines.<p>In a potential landmark legal case, the Commission on Human Rights of the …

Carbon

5 of Albert Einstein’s thought experiments that revolutionized science

Albert Einstein, one of the greatest minds of the 20th century, forever changed the landscape of science by introducing revolutionary concepts that shook our understanding of the physical world.<p>One of Einstein's most defining qualities was his remarkable ability to conceptualize complex scientific …

Space Science

US military opens formal investigation into deadly July airstrike in Syria

The US military has opened a formal investigation into a 19 July airstrike in northern Syria that local and outside observers consider the deadliest coalition attack on civilians in its two-year war against the Islamic State militant group.<p>The strike, in the village of Tokkhar, took place during a …

Military

Australia prison abuse could violate torture conventions, top UN official says

The use of hoods, restraints and teargas on Australian aboriginal children in youth detention centres by police, as shown in footage released this week, could violate the UN treaty barring torture, a top UN official said on Thursday.<p>Australia' Northern Territory on Wednesday suspended the use of …

Torture

French media to stop publishing photos and names of terrorists

Several French news organisations have said they will no longer publish photographs of people responsible for terrorist killings, to avoid bestowing “posthumous glorification”.<p>Le Monde published an editorial after the latest attack, the murder of an elderly priest in a church near Rouen by two men …

France

France in shock after second Isis attack in 12 days

France was plunged into profound horror and shock for the second time in 12 days when two men slit the throat of a priest as he was celebrating mass in a Normandy church on Tuesday morning.<p>A nun who witnessed the murder described how the men forced Father Jacques Hamel to his knees before killing …

France

Divers in Sweden sniff out 340-year-old shipwrecked cheese

Divers exploring a historic royal shipwreck off the south-east coast of Sweden have discovered what they believe is probably a chunk of exceedingly smelly, 340-year-old cheese.<p>“We’re pretty sure it’s some kind of dairy product, butter or cheese,” said Kalmar county museum’s Lars Einarsson, who is …

Sweden

Florida identifies two more Zika cases not related to travel

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Florida health department said on Wednesday it is investigating another two cases of Zika not related to travel to a place where the virus is being transmitted, raising the possibility of local Zika transmission in the continental United States.<p>The health department said it …

American South

World's oldest example of cancer found in 1.7 million-year-old fossil

The oldest known example of cancer has been detected in the fossil of an early human who walked the Earth approximately 1.7 million years ago.<p>The discovery by British and South African scientists contradicts theories that cancer is a modern disease, predominantly caused by lifestyle factors.<p>Up …

Cancer

Potential new class of antibiotics not to be sniffed at

A new class of antibiotics has been discovered that could be used to fight superbugs like MRSA – and it was under our noses the whole time.<p>Scientists were amazed to discover that a bacterium which lives in the human nostril produces an antibiotic that they believe can form the basis of new …

Antibiotics

Jupiter's mysterious Great Red Spot acts as a 'radiator' for the planet

Until now, scientists were baffled at how the planet reached such high temperatures<p>Jupiter's famous red spot may actually provide the energy that heats the planet's upper atmosphere to incredibly high temperatures claims a new study.<p>As the largest planet in our Solar System, Jupiter is five times …

Space Science

A stunning prediction of climate science — and basic physics — may now be coming true

A lot of people deny climate change. Not many, though, deny gravity.<p>That’s why a recent animation released by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory — well, it came out in April, but people seem to be noticing it now — is so striking. Because it suggests the likely gravitational imprint of our changing …

Science

ByFusion turns all types of ocean plastic into eco-friendly construction blocks

The problem of ocean waste, particularly the plastic variety, is a big one, and many creative people are working on ways to clean it up. Finding ways …

Plastic

Wading Through Death on the Mediterranean

The Emotional Recovery of 22 Bodies on a Boat<p><i>Dr. Erna Rijnierse is a</i> <i>Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)</i> <i>physician on board the</i> …

Mediterranean