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Fruit Flies Take Time To Think Before Making Difficult Decisions
2014-05-23 06:58:38

It is common knowledge that most humans think before they act. A new study, published in the journal Science, makes the case that this cognitive ability can also be found in the fruit fly.

Mars Pioneer Behind Failed Beagle 2 Mission Passes Away
2014-05-09 04:48:33

Colin Pillinger, the British space scientist best known for a failed 2003 attempt to land a spacecraft on Mars, has died at the age of 70, his family and colleagues confirmed to various media outlets on Thursday.

2014-04-10 08:36:13

AVT manufactures systems for leading companies in the rapidly growing industry CORONA, Calif., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AVT, Inc.

IPCC Update Will Highlight Extreme Dangers Of Unchecked Climate Change
2014-03-25 09:18:17

A body of the UN is set to deliver an update on the impacts of climate change, an update that highlights the growing dangers of global warming if no actions are taken to reverse its effects.

black ghost knifefish
2014-02-17 04:18:53

The black ghost knifefish, a type of electric creature found in the Amazon basin of South America, has inspired researchers to develop new aquatic technology that could be used to study coral reefs, repair damaged deep-sea oil rigs or investigate sunken ships.

It's Never Too Late To Start Exercising For Your Health: Study
2013-11-27 08:24:14

If you think you’re too old to start exercising, think again. New research published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine suggests that becoming physically active in your sixties could help keep you from becoming seriously ill and may even ward off dementia.

Researchers Use Insect Antibiotics In Battle Against Bacteria
2013-09-02 10:04:58

Scientists are locked in an epic struggle with bacteria – with some of the tiny microbes displaying an increased resistance to antibiotics year after year.

Internet Restrictions In Vietnam Now In Effect
2013-09-02 04:45:28

A controversial law banning Internet users in Vietnam from discussing current events went into effect on Sunday.

Everest New Rules
2013-08-05 11:31:03

Nepalese officials have announced that government agents will be stationed at the Mount Everest base camp and be charged with the responsibility of monitoring expedition teams, coordinating any rescue efforts, and safeguarding the local environment.

UK Government Accused Of Being Complacent Over Arctic Drilling
2013-07-29 05:00:33

The UK government has been accused by a coalition of environmental advocates of failing to protect the Arctic from oil and gas drilling, allowing projects to commence without performing adequate risk assessment.


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