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  1. News - World - SCIENCE

    Scientists fail to find a specific gene as the secret for living past 110

    Posted Nov 13th 2014, 10:34pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington No single gene found as the secret for living past 110 How do some people live past 110 years old? Is it superior genes, clean living, good luck or some combination of those? Scientists studying "super-centenarians" said on Wednesday they had sequenced the genomes of 17 people aged 110 to 116 to try to determine whether they possessed genetic traits ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1639067/scientists-fail-find-specific-gene-secret-living-past-110
  2. Lifestyle - Technology - DISEASE

    Scientists forced to cut safety corners in race to create Ebola vaccine

    Posted Oct 05th 2014, 03:50am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Deadly nature of virus is forcing researchers to cut safety corners to provide a vaccine quickly, raising unprecedented ethical questions Rules must be broken in battle with Ebola Normally it takes years to prove a new vaccine is both safe and effective before it can be used in the field. But with hundreds of people dying a day in the worst-ever outbreak of Ebola, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1609582/scientists-forced-cut-safety-corners-race-create-ebola-vaccine
  3. News - World - ENTERTAINMENT

    Actor Robin Williams found dead in apparent suicide

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 07:28am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tiburon, California Oscar-winning comic and actor, 63, found dead at California home, suspected to have committed suicide by asphyxia Robin Williams, the versatile actor whose madcap comic style made him one of television and film’s biggest stars, was found dead on Monday from an apparent suicide at his home in Northern California. He was 63. Watch: Tribute to Robin ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1571848/actor-robin-williams-found-dead-apparent-suicide
  4. Lifestyle - Technology - NATURE

    Maternal deep-sea octopus tends its eggs for over four years

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 04:22am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington Meet the dedicated 'Mum of the year' award contender If someone were to create an award for "mother of the year" in the animal kingdom, a remarkably dedicated eight-limbed mum from the dark and frigid depths of the Pacific Ocean might be a strong contender. Scientists described how the female of an octopus species that dwells about ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1565033/maternal-deep-sea-octopus-tends-its-eggs-over-four-years
  5. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Access to iPhone data not a back door for spies, Apple says

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 06:27am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in San Francisco Access to iPhone data 'not back door for spies' Personal data including text messages, contact lists and photos can be extracted from iPhones through previously unpublicised techniques by Apple employees, the company has acknowledged. The same techniques to circumvent backup encryption could be used by law enforcement or others with access ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1559994/access-iphone-data-not-back-door-spies-apple-says
  6. Lifestyle - Technology - ARCHAEOLOGY

    Rare fossils in China show brain structures of prehistoric predators

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 03:54am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington Strange creatures' nerve structures captured for first time in fossils in China Inside the brains of prehistoric predators Researchers on Wednesday described fossilised remains unearthed in China showing in fine detail the brain structures of a bizarre group of sea creatures that were the top predators more than half a billion years ago. The fossils show ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1556644/rare-fossils-china-show-brain-structures-prehistoric-predators
  7. Lifestyle - Technology

    Google encourages smart homeowners to use follow its lead

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 10:43pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters Right said Thread:a brain for the home Google's Nest Labs has unveiled an industry group to encourage makers of "smart" home gadgets such as locks and lightbulbs to use Thread, a new standard for devices to communicate on a network. The attempt by Nest, a smart thermostat maker that Google bought in January for US$3.2 billion, to lead the way in how ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1555612/google-encourages-smart-homeowners-use-follow-its-lead
  8. News - World - MEDICINE

    British scientists close in on blood test for Alzheimer’s by identifying predictor proteins

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 08:55pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Major breakthrough as British researchers identify group of 10 proteins that can predict onset of the incurable brain-wasting disease Scientists close in on blood test for Alzheimer's Scientists have identified a set of 10 proteins in the blood that can predict the onset of Alzheimer's. They say it is a major step towards developing a test for the incurable ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1549722/british-scientists-close-blood-test-alzheimers-identifying-predictor
  9. Lifestyle - Technology - BIOLOGY

    Scientists uncover what goes on when we eat magic mushrooms

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 01:29am by Reuters

    ... Reuters Scientists discover the biological basis for mind expansion under influence of psilocybin What goes on when we eat magic mushrooms Scientists studying the effects of the psychedelic chemical in magic mushrooms have found the human brain displays a similar pattern of activity during dreams as it does during a mind-expanding drug trip. Psychedelic drugs such as LSD ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1547480/scientists-uncover-what-goes-when-we-eat-magic-mushrooms
  10. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    Sun worshippers beware: tanning may be addictive, study warns

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 03:19am by Reuters

    ... Reuters Chronic exposure to ultraviolet radiation triggers same response as heroin, study says Sun worshippers beware: tanning may be addictive This may give dedicated sun worshippers reason for pause. A new study suggests that regular tanning may not only raise the risk of skin cancer but be addictive. A study published last week found that chronic exposure to ultraviolet ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1537731/sun-worshippers-beware-tanning-may-be-addictive-study-warns

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