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How antibodies zap a mosquito-borne virus - Futurity

PURDUE (US) — Seeing the mosquito-transmitted chikungunya virus pathogen at very high resolution while it’s …


Obesity and type 2 diabetes link identified - Futurity

KING’S COLLEGE LONDON (UK) — Researchers are hopeful that obesity can be “uncoupled” from insulin …


NASA Shares Dazzling View of Small Magellanic Cloud Galaxy

NASA has released a new view of the tip of the "wing" of the Small Magellanic Cloud galaxy (SMC) taken by NASA's Great Observatories, the Hubble, …

Chinese herbs help cut diabetes symptoms - Futurity

U. QUEENSLAND (AUS) — Conventional drugs to treat type 2 diabetes are significantly more effective …


Some Deep-Sea Microbes Are Hungry For Rocket Fuel

It's life, but not as we know it. Researchers in the Netherlands have found that a microbe from deep beneath the ocean can breathe a major ingredient in rocket fuel. The discovery suggests that early life may have used many different kinds of chemicals besides oxygen to survive and thrive.<p>Some of …

Scientists turn dreams into eerie short films with an MRI scan

A group of scientists from Kyoto has managed to successfully analyze and "record" the basic elements of what people see when they dream. The idea of recording dreams has been a mainstay in science fiction, but also a frequent goal for researchers. As <i>Smithsonian Magazine</i> writes, this group designed …

What type of scientist are you? Quiz

The BBC Class calculator has drawn a lot of attention recently. People seem to really like simple tests that assign them to one of a limited number …

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North Korea is fixated with the number nine. Today's the 5 April (5+4 = 9) - should we be worried? North Korea is a notoriously secret society, led by an equally secretive dynasty of Kims. But as hostilities with the west over the country's nuclear programme escalate, revelations from deep within the regime might shed some light on what is guiding its leaders' actions. Apparently it's the number nine. http://gu.com/p/3fvet/tw?CMP=NECNETTXT766 Photograph: Kyodo/Reuters

The science behind the new foot-and-mouth disease vaccine

A paper describing a new synthetic vaccine for foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) was all over the news this week and rightly so — it's an impressive …