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China still feeling internal brain drain, other migration settling down

The brain drain of educated workers is still felt most severely in China’s central and western provinces, since most knowledge-based industries are generally concentrated...

Long, slow death for relocated ‘nuisance’ animals

It’s a common phenomenon around the world: when humans observe wildlife in their neighborhood that they consider a nuisance, they call government wildlife officials...

China’s second H7N9 wave tops spring wave

Pushing the number of cases in the second H7N9 influenza wave higher than the first, China reported six more cases today, as well as...

China reports first human case of H10N8 avian flu

A 73-year-old woman in Jiangxi province in China has died from an H10N8 avian flu infection, Hong Kong's Centre for Health Protection (CHP) said...

Inexpensive ‘nano-camera’ can operate at the speed of light

A $500 “nano-camera” that can operate at the speed of light has been developed by researchers in the MIT Media Lab. The three-dimensional camera, which...

Waiting actually makes people more patient, study finds

Let’s face it – no one likes to wait. We’re a culture of instant gratification. But what if the very act we dislike can...

Researchers hit virtual heads to make softball safer

Two nearly identical softballs, both approved for league play, can have dramatically different effects when smacked into a player's head. Those are the findings from...

Wireless devices go battery-free with new communication technique

We might be one step closer to an Internet-of-things reality. University of Washington engineers have created a new wireless communication system that allows devices to...

Closing in on an ulcer- and cancer-causing bacterium

A research team led by scientists at the Chinese University of Hong Kong is releasing study results this week showing how a bacterium, Helicobacter pylori, that causes more than half of peptic ulcers worldwide and that ...

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