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    One week from catastrophe: Hugely destructive solar flare narrowly missed earth

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 01:54pm by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... by such a storm might take years to repair." Solar physicists compare the 2012 storm to the Carrington solar storm of September 1859, named after English astronomer Richard Carrington, who documented ...

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    US study focuses on how infants' brains respond to language

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 04:51am by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... into the mix to see how babies' perception of speech sounds change as they grow. They looked at brain activation of the infants, all from English-only-speaking homes, while listening to a series of Spanish syllables. As expected, a seven-month-old's brain reacted the same way when hearing both English and Spanish. "That's why I call them citizens of the world," Kuhl said. ...

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    Vantablack, the world’s darkest material, is unveiled by UK firm

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 08:44pm by GDN

    ... not a groundbreaking thing", said professor George Stylios at the school of textiles and design at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. "It's a progression of a group of scientists, of companies ...

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    Learning second language may delay dementia, Scottish study finds

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 09:55pm by MCT

    ... they are English native speakers, of European origin, born, raised, and living in and around Edinburgh. None was an immigrant." That was good for the study, given that it mostly wipes out potentially ... a third of the study group) reported having learned at least one language other than English enough to communicate in it. Of those, 195 said they learned it before age 18; 65 said they learned ...

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    Queensland university develops ‘super banana’ for Africa

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 09:15pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Bill Gates' foundation sponsors the project aimed at boosting nutrition in Africa Australia produces the 'super banana' A super-enriched ... food," said project leader Professor James Dale. The Queensland University of Technology (QUT) project, which is backed by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, hopes to see conclusive results ...

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    Genetics play role in our desire to place a bet or invest, study shows

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 09:47pm by AFP

    ... an assistant professor of marketing in UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business. The research involved 217 undergraduates at the National University of Singapore. Their genomes were scanned for some ...

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    Physics prodigy wins admirers for network theory

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 03:36am by MICHAEL DEWAALMONTGOMERY

    ... pupil of Pui Shing Catholic Secondary School in Tin Shui Wai started university a year early at the age of just 16. And Lam, who won a gold medal at the 2012 International Physics Olympiad, ...

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    Shaw scientists 'driven by curiosity'

    Posted May 28th 2014, 04:31am by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Foundation defends role of prizes as this year's six winners announced Shaw scientists 'driven by curiosity' The Hong Kong foundation ... and they can have a positive impact, or they can be very dangerous." The Shaw Prize Foundation yesterday announced this year's six winners. The prize for astronomy went to professors Daniel ...

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    British scientists modify mosquitoes to breed mostly males, in fight against malaria

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 09:28pm by GDN

    ... Walker, lecturer at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, said that the work was "very good science" and "very promising", but said any uncertainty was in how ...

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    Stem cell cloning could lead to cure for diabetes, say scientists

    Posted Apr 29th 2014, 01:28am by AFP

    ... of lab-grown embryos. "We are now one step closer to being able to treat diabetic patients with their own insulin-producing cells," said Dieter Egli of the New York Stem Cell Foundation, who ... cells. Insoo Hyun, a bioethicist from the Case Western Reserve University's school of medicine in Cleveland, Ohio, said the research, the latest to produce embryonic stem cells that carry ...




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