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  1. News - China - SCIENCE

    China marks 10 years of manned spaceflight

    Posted Oct 14th 2013, 11:57am by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Space programme soars ahead while rival Nasa closed due to shutdown China marks 10 years since it first sent a human into space on Tuesday, with its ambitious programme rocketing ahead while rival Nasa is largely closed due to the US government shutdown. Yang Liwei orbited the Earth 14 times during his 21-hour flight aboard the Shenzhou ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1331372/china-marks-10-years-manned-spaceflight
  2. News - World - SCIENCE

    Lonely planet found floating without star in space

    Posted Oct 10th 2013, 04:50pm by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Planet found outside solar system without sun to orbit around Astronomers said on Wednesday they have found a lonely planet outside the solar system floating alone in space and not orbiting a star. The gaseous exoplanet, dubbed PSO J318.5-22, is just 80 light years from Earth and has a mass only six times that of Jupiter. Having formed 12 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1328628/lonely-planet-found-floating-without-star-space
  3. News - World - SCIENCE

    Monkeys like privacy when mating

    Posted Nov 01st 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Paris

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Passionate primates like to keep it private Monkeys are just like the vast majority of human beings when it comes to sex - when they go ape, they want privacy. Among long-tailed mac-aques, the urge for hanky-panky was dampened when they were being watched by other monkeys, according to an experiment reported in the journal Behavioral Ecology ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1074116/monkeys-privacy-when-mating
  4. News - World - SCIENCE

    Nasa probe discovers gravel from ancient stream bed on Mars

    Posted Sep 28th 2012, 12:37pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse Scientists find more evidence of water on the Red Planet Nasa’s Mars rover has discovered gravel once carried by the waters of an ancient stream that “ran vigorously” through the area, the US space agency has confirmed. Scientists had previously found other evidence of the one-time presence of water on the Red Planet, but this is the first time stream bed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1049329/nasa-probe-discovers-gravel-ancient-stream-bed-mars
  5. News - World - SCIENCE

    Massive Chilean earthquake of 2010 ‘shook Antarctic ice sheet’

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 07:58pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Huge Chilean quake 'shook Antarctic ice sheet' A monster earthquake that struck Chile in 2010 also unleashed minor "icequakes" in Antarctica nearly 4,700km to the south, scientists said. Sensors recorded small tremors in West Antarctica within six hours of the Chilean mega-shock, providing the first evidence ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1571468/massive-chilean-earthquake-2010-shook-antarctic-ice-sheet
  6. News - World - SCIENCE

    Forensic scientists in debate over head of King Henry IV of France

    Posted Nov 04th 2013, 06:06am by MCT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune Scientists argue over claims remains belong to Henry IV of France, after DNA results cast doubt Right royal row over mystery head Doubt haunts a murky corner of forensic science as researchers squabble over an unearthed packet of mummified remains thought to have belonged to King Henry IV of France. The mystery has produced a frightful case of regret by two ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1346722/forensic-scientists-debate-over-head-king-henry-iv-france
  7. News - World - SCIENCE

    France orders probe after study claims GM corn caused cancer in rats

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 10:16pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse Controversial findings spark investigation that could lead to EU intervention The French government asked the country’s health watchdog to carry out a probe on Wednesday after a study claimed genetically modified corn caused cancer in rats. In a joint statement, Agriculture Minister Stephane Le Foll, Ecology Minister Delphine Batho and Health and Social ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1040953/france-orders-probe-after-study-claims-gm-corn-caused-cancer-rats
  8. News - World - SCIENCE

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

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Why the influence of genetics is a safe bet Want to make a bet? If so, the reason probably lies in your genes. A study of more than 200 people has shown that genetics plays a big role in how a person acts when it comes to betting and investing. The genes in question affect the role of dopamine, a chemical released in the brain that signals pleasure ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1534903/genetics-play-role-our-desire-place-bet-or-invest-study-shows
  9. News - World - SCIENCE

    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 banana genetically engineered to improve the lives of millions of people in Africa will soon have its first human trial, which will test its effect on vitamin-A levels, according to its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1534170/queensland-university-develops-super-banana-africa-gates-foundation-help
  10. News - World - SCIENCE

    Quest for cheap, easy medicine monitor may be over as scientists develop simple home dosage test

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 11:25pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Colour-coded system using camera may end quest for cheap, easy pill dosage monitor Home test to stop drug overdoses developed Scientists have created a molecule that glows red or blue, depending on drug levels in blood, as the basis for a home test to prevent patients accidentally overdosing. After contact with a drop of blood, the molecule's colour ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1528824/quest-cheap-easy-medicine-monitor-may-be-over-scientists-develop-simple

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