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  1. News - World - SCIENCE

    Genes of mother's ex-partner show up in young flies. As for humans …

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 11:25pm by WASHPOST

    ... fertilised the eggs, the special compounds in their semen may have got through. It's possible, the researchers say, that something similar could happen in other animals- and even in humans. Unfortunately, National Geographic reports, human semen contains hundreds of compounds, so it would be nearly impossible to prove that one of them was used to hijack other males' reproduction. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1608289/genes-mothers-ex-partner-show-young-flies-humans
  2. News - World - SCIENCE

    Ancient Scottish fish first to have sex, and sideways too, fossil find shows

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 10:00pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Ancient Scottish fish first to have sex Scientists studying fossils have discovered that the intimate act of sexual intercourse used by humans was pioneered by an ancient ... the male organs in place for mating. Placoderms are the earliest vertebrate ancestors of humans. "Placoderms were once thought to be a dead-end group with no live relatives, but recent studies ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1620746/ancient-scottish-fish-first-have-sex-and-sideways-too-fossil-find-shows
  3. News - World - SCIENCE

    Humans coexisted with Neanderthals for millennia, new study shows

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 09:45pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Modern humans coexisted with their evolutionary cousins for millennia, a new study shows The Neanderthals next door Far from wiping out the Neanderthals overnight, modern humans rubbed along with their shorter and stockier cousins for thousands of years, giving plenty of time for the two groups to share ideas- and have sex. The most accurate timeline yet ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1578597/humans-coexisted-neanderthals-millennia-new-study-shows
  4. News - Hong Kong - SCIENCE

    Shaw laureate eyes an even greater prize

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 05:23am by Raquel Carvalho

    ... be used to develop ways to tackle cancers that affect tissue, including blood. "We are isolating small molecules that can be used in human drugs," said Walter. "The happiest moment ... of this regulation, having a new form of chemotherapy. I think that's probably the most promising avenue right now," said Walter, who also serves as an investigator for the Howard Hughes Medical ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1603437/shaw-laureate-eyes-even-greater-prize
  5. News - World - SCIENCE

    What makes us tall? Quest for height genes takes a big step up

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 09:58pm by Reuters

    ... how the genetics of height works, we can understand how the genetics of human disease works," he said. In addition, short stature in childhood is a major clinical issue for paediatric ... nothing about the genes and regions of the human genome involved in normal height differences despite everyone knowing height is very strongly genetic." ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1610961/what-makes-us-tall-quest-height-genes-takes-big-step
  6. News - World - SCIENCE

    Scientists find 400,000-year-old DNA clue to human origins

    Posted Dec 05th 2013, 10:41pm by NYT

    ... The New York Times Scientists say they have retrieved genetic material from a bone dating back 400,000 years, shattering the previous record of 100,000 years DNA find adds mystery to human evolution Scientists have found the oldest DNA evidence yet of humans' biological history. But instead of neatly clarifying human evolution, the finding is adding new mysteries. In a paper ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1373841/scientists-find-400000-year-old-dna-clue-human-origins
  7. News - World - SCIENCE

    ‘Vulcan mind meld’ a first for humans

    Posted Aug 29th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... a first for humans Scientists said they have achieved the first human-to-human mind meld, with one researcher sending a brain signal via the internet to control the hand motion of a colleague ... controlling a robot arm in Japan. That raised dystopian visions of battalions of animal soldiers- or even human ones- whose brains are remotely controlled by others. Some of Duke's brain-computer ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1300114/vulcan-mind-meld-first-brain-brain-communication-humans
  8. News - Hong Kong - SCIENCE

    China is the rising star in science, say Shaw Prize winners

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 04:03am by Raquel Carvalho

    ... matter and dark energy, a force that is believed to drive the expansion of the universe. Although their study might sound complex, Peacock said they were simply pursuing an old human tradition ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1600422/china-rising-star-science-say-shaw-prize-winners
  9. News - World - SCIENCE

    Ozone layer showing first signs of recovery, UN study says

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 10:49am by AP

    ... right at us, we'll at least catch some of the cloud" of highly energised and magnetised plasma that can disrupt earth's magnetic sphere. Associated Press ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1590001/ozone-layer-showing-first-signs-recovery-says-un-study
  10. News - World - SCIENCE

    Scientists create fabric that mimics octopus camouflage

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 09:19pm by AFP

    ... Cephalopods have evolved the ability to quickly survey their surroundings and turn on the right camouflage pattern, choosing from three to five basic templates in their repertoire. "Within ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1577810/scientists-create-fabric-mimics-octopus-camouflage

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