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Scientists warn the H5N1 bird flu virus could change into a form able to spread rapidly between humans

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...d change into a form able to spread rapidly between humans. Researchers have identified five genetic changes that could allow the virus to start a deadly pandemic. Writing in the journal Science, they say it would be theoretically possible for these changes to occur in nature. A US agency has tried unsuccessfully to ban publication of parts of the research fearing it could be used by terrorists to...

Kirtana Vallabhaneni, 17, beat 360 other entrants to be awarded the prize at The Big Bang Fair at Birmingham's NEC

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...na Vallabhaneni said she hoped her win could help “instill the same kind of passion I have for science in other young people”. The judging panel for the national award, open to 11 to 18-year-olds who completed a science, technology, engineering or maths project, included renowned space scientist Dr. Maggie Aderin-Pocock, Nobel Prize winning biochemist Sir Tim Hunt, and the Science Muse...

A Florida research team tracking the dispersal of hatchling loggerhead turtles has resorted to the nail salon to help fit tiny tags to the endangered creatures

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...logy to the animals, which measure less than 20 cm in length. This included making little harnesses, and using tough epoxy adhesives. But it was only when the turtle shells were prepared like a manicurist primes fingernails that the satellite tags would stay on for a useful period. “My collaborator typically has very fancy toenails that are nicely manicured with painted waves and other desig...

MRI brain scans showed changes in the white matter of the brain - the part that contains nerve fibres - in those classed as being web addicts, compared with non-addicts

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...eam led by Dr. Hao Lei of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Wuhan carried out brain scans of 35 men and women aged between 14 and 21. Seventeen of them were classed as having internet addiction disorder (IAD) on the basis of answering yes to questions such as, “Have you repeatedly made unsuccessful efforts to control, cut back or stop Internet use?” Specialized MRI brain scans showed...

If the normal intestinal mucus barrier is altered, this may lead to inflammation and diabetes.

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...mmation and diabetes.   The integrity of the intestinal mucus barrier, made of lipids, proteins and glycoproteins, may play a role in developing insulin resistance and in diabetes. The researchers of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, including specialists in gastroenterology and genome sciences, have tried to determine what happens in mice that were unable to produce fatt...

Twitter made a complaint regarding changes made by Google to integrate its social network Google+ into search results

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...is determined to push its social network in the face of continued rivalry with Facebook. The current changes were about even greater personalization, it said. It already includes personal search history in its search algorithms. The three changes are: • Personal Results – which enable users to find information such as Google+ photos and posts, both their own and those shared specifically wit...

Over half of women experience hair loss after 40

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...tto can block male hormones, but this is unlikely to be as effective as prescription drugs, although useful if you don’t want to, or cannot take the medication.” DOWNSIDE: It’s expensive. You’ll need three kits for a 24-week course. Over half of women experience hair loss after 40 4. APPLIANCE OF SCIENCE LA Science Anti-hair Loss Serum and Follicle Stimulating Shampoo, la-science.co.uk WHAT? T...

Hungarian parliament has adopted a package of constitutional changes proposed by the ruling conservative Fidesz party which critics say undermine democracy

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...months ago – a fact which helps underpin criticism that the new constitution was both hurried and flawed. Critics at home and abroad say the amendment dismantles the architecture of democracy established since the fall of communism, and allows Fidesz to cement its own ideology at the heart of the state. Several thousand people protested in Budapest on Saturday against the proposed changes....

Skype has denied making changes to its system "in order to provide law officers greater access" to its members' conversations

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...hat Skype “has expanded its co-operation with law enforcement authorities to make online chats and other user information available to police”. It said its sources had spoken to it “on the condition of anonymity”. Skype’s blog post said it was “false” to believe the changes it had made allowed it to monitor and record audio and video calls. It said that wh...

Starting with March 1 Google controversially changes its privacy policy to allow it to gather, store and use personal information about its users

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Starting with March 1 Google controversially changes its privacy policy to allow it to gather, store and use personal information about its users. There is one way to stymie Google’s attempts to build a permanent profile of you that could include personal information including age, gender, locality and even sexuality. From March 1, you won’t be able to opt out of the new policy, which...

Nestle hopes to find a way to combat the gradual degradation of taste ice cream often suffers, as its structure is the key to the way it tastes

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...t fluctuates by a couple of degrees in either direction, which causes parts of the ice cream to melt and then freeze again.” Time-lapse images of ice crystals only a few microns across were gathered during the study which cycled samples through a small range of temperature changes. This showed that as water froze out it formed ice crystals that affected the structure of the ice cream and mad...

Scientists have developed Hirisplex, a forensic test that can predict both the hair and eye color of a possible suspect using DNA left at a crime scene

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...estigators to narrow down a large group of possible suspects. Details appear in the journal Forensic Science International: Genetics. Scientists have developed Hirisplex, a forensic test that can predict both the hair and eye color of a possible suspect using DNA left at a crime scene Predicting phenotypes – outward traits such as hair color or eye color – from DNA information is an e...

The Natural History Museum (NHM) in London has acquired the 1kg piece of the Tissint rock thanks to an anonymous benefactor

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...Tissint rock thanks to an anonymous benefactor. The meteorite was seen to land in Morocco last July and retrieved quickly, resulting in minimal contamination with Earth. Researchers hope Tissint’s geochemistry will provide insights into past conditions on Mars and the possibility that it may once have hosted life. Just 61 out of the 41,000 meteorites known to science come from Mars. To get...

Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson is to step down after accusations that a fake computer science degree was included on his CV

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...on’s mistake. Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson is to step down after accusations that a fake computer science degree was included on his CV AllthingsD, the Wall Street Journal’s technology blog, reported that Yahoo will say Scott Thompson is stepping down for personal reasons. Yahoo has already acknowledged that its CEO, who took up his post in January, does not have a computer science degree...

A two-headed tortoise with two hearts and six legs has gone on show on Friday at the exhibition called Live Dragons at a natural science museum in Kiev, Ukraine

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A two-headed tortoise with two hearts and six legs has gone on show on Friday at the exhibition called Live Dragons at a natural science museum in Kiev, Ukraine. The 5-year-old Central Asian steppe turtle with two heads and six paws is displayed as part of the exhibition at the Science History Museum in Kiev. The Ukrainian-born reptile, on display at the museum, has a heart-shaped shell about a d...

NASA scientists have discovered a new technique to detect osteoporosis bone loss at the earliest disease stages

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...e agency analyses calcium isotopes – different atoms of the element calcium, derived from bone and each with their own specific number of neutrons. NASA scientists have discovered a new technique to detect osteoporosis bone loss at the earliest disease stages The balance or abundance of these different isotopes changes when bone is destroyed and formed and can therefore indicate early chang...

Brain scans taken of pregnant women before and after giving birth showed an increase in their mid-brain after childbirth

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...r, is the reasoning behind the findings. “We don’t know whether it’s the experience that changes the brain, or the brain that changes the experience,” said Dr. Pilyoung Kim. Her team suspects a woman’s increase in hormones like estrogen, oxytocin and prolactin as possible factors as well.   Related search articles:top falls off jwoww mother brain condition jwoww mother cond...

Curiosity rover has completed its first close-contact science on Mars

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...Much of the time since then has been spent commissioning the immensely complex, six-wheeled machine and its suite of 10 instruments. The Jake Matijevic investigation allowed the science team to use the X-ray spectrometer (APXS) and the hand lens (Mahli) in unison with the rover’s infrared laser instrument (ChemCam). The laser, which sits atop the rover’s mast, also determines the chem...

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...his nanosystem could potentially help overcome cancer resistance, minimize undesirable side effects, and allow for real-time monitoring of treatment efficacy. Angela, a senior, is interested in nanomedicine and molecular imaging because they allow her “to transform my interests in physics, chemistry, and biology into solutions for current health problems.”  She won the Intel International Science...

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bill Nye the Science Guy and President Barack Obama walk into the White House’s Blue Room and teamed up for a selfie

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...ducation. Attendees also got a sneak peek at the new Cosmos TV series, hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson and due to premiere on March 9. Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bill Nye the Science Guy and President Barack Obama walk into the White House’s Blue Room and teamed up for a selfie “The Academy Awards are not until Sunday, but as you can see, we brought the Oscars to the White House a li...

Captain Robert Falcon Scott

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...ecraft are evacuated in the stratosphere. There is a long history of people undertaking daring feats and helping science into the bargain. Here are five examples. 1. Captain Robert Falcon Scott Robert Falcon Scott is famed as the explorer who lost the race to the South Pole and who led his team to their deaths on the return journey. But his expedition also laid the foundations of modern polar scie...

The higher death rates among anti-depressants users indicate that the overall effect of these drugs on the body is more harmful than beneficial

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...higher risk of developmental problems in infants, problems with sexual function, digestive problems and abnormal bleeding and stroke in the elderly. The higher death rates among anti-depressants users indicate that the overall effect of these drugs on the body is more harmful than beneficial The authors reviewed three recent studies showing that elderly anti-depressant users are more likely to d...

A new US research found that people who eat chocolate regularly tend to be thinner

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...larly tend to be thinner Consumption of certain types of chocolate has been linked to some favorable changes in blood pressure, insulin sensitivity and cholesterol level. And chocolate, particularly dark chocolate, does contain antioxidants which can help to mop up harmful free radicals – unstable chemicals that can damage our cells. Dr. Beatrice Golomb and her team believe that antioxidant...

A review of research evidence by US physicians says intensive training schedules and extreme endurance competitions can cause long-term harm to people’s hearts

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...cause long-term harm to people’s hearts. Activities such as marathons, iron man distance triathlons, and very long distance bicycle races may cause structural changes to the heart and large arteries, leading to lasting injury. Lead author Dr. James O’Keefe, of Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City, said exercise was generally beneficial for health but could tip into becoming harmful when taken to e...

A team studying honeybees in Hawaii found that the Varroa mite helped spread a particularly nasty strain of a disease called deformed wing virus

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...ease called deformed wing virus. The mites act as tiny incubators of one deadly form of the disease, and inject it directly into the bees’ blood. This has led to “one of the most widely-distributed and contagious insect viruses on the planet”. The findings are reported in the journal Science. A team studying honeybees in Hawaii found that the Varroa mite helped spread a particul...