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Early warning system for epidemics

The environment has an impact on our health. Preventing epidemics relies on activating the right counter-measures, and scientists are now trying to find out...

US lead in science and technology shrinking

The United States' (U.S.) predominance in science and technology (S&T) eroded further during the last decade, as several Asian nations--particularly China and South Korea--rapidly...

More efficient ways to power our flights

As countries try to protect their domestic air carriers from a European Union proposal that would put a price on the emissions they release...

Current efforts not enough to prevent climate consequences

As international negotiators discuss global efforts to confront climate change at the 19th United Nation’s Conference of Parties (COP19), a group of MIT researchers...

Research shows that the more chocolate you eat, the lower your...

University of Granada researchers from the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Physical Activity and Sports Sciences have scientifically disproven the old belief...

Largest neuronal network simulation achieved using K computer

By exploiting the full computational power of the Japanese supercomputer, K computer, researchers from the RIKEN HPCI Program for Computational Life Sciences, the Okinawa...

Computer chips that mimic the brain in real time

Novel microchips imitate the brain’s information processing in real time. Neuroinformatics researchers from the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich together with colleagues from...

Free market is best way to combat climate change, study suggests

The best way to reduce carbon emissions and combat climate change is through the use of market forces, according to a new study. Researchers who...

Women advised to avoid ZEN bust-enhancing supplements because of possible cancer...

Women who use bust-enhancing dietary supplements containing the mycoestrogen zearalenone (ZEN), a naturally occurring toxin that widely contaminates agricultural products, could be increasing their risk of breast cancer. That is the warning from breast...

Wrong way: Global carbon emmissions jump 6%

Global carbon dioxide emissions increased by a record 5.9 per cent in 2010 following the dampening effect of the 2008-2009 Global Financial Crisis (GFC), according to scientists working with the Global Carbon Project. The Global Carbon Project (GCP) p...

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