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  1. 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
  2. News - World - SCIENCE

    Something fishy about intersex bass in Chesapeake Bay

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 04:12am by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... The Washington Post Something fishy about intersex bass At first she was surprised. Then she was disturbed. Each time a batch of male fish with eggs in their testes shows up ... discovery at Blue Plains: "We found female germ cells in the testes of 82 per cent to 100 per cent of the male smallmouth bass and in 23 per cent of the male largemouth bass," the agency ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1566372/something-fishy-about-intersex-bass-chesapeake-bay
  3. News - World - SCIENCE

    Siberian crater may have been caused by methane gas, scientists say

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 04:23am by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... in tests conducted at the site on July 16, says Andrei Plekhanov, an archaeologist at the Scientific Centre of Arctic Studies in Salekhard, Russia. "Plekhanov, who led an expedition ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1568448/siberian-crater-may-have-been-caused-methane-gas-scientists-say
  4. News - China - SCIENCE

    Bacteria that 'eats' odour could bring end to smelly toilets in China

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:23am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... candidates emerged, all of which were studied and tested in the real world. Yan said that the technology could be applied to any place with smelly organic waste, such as animal farms or urban dump ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1548233/bacteria-eats-odour-could-bring-end-smelly-toilets-mainland-china
  5. News - World - SCIENCE

    Lumosity's brain training games give researchers a window on the mind

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 12:39am by WASHPOST

    ... in the tasks at hand, they don't actually increase raw intelligence or unrelated skills. Lumosity offers more than 40 multilevel games that are based strongly on recognised psychological tests ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1545050/lumositys-brain-training-games-give-researchers-window-mind
  6. News - World - SCIENCE

    Chinese scientists develop what they say are tougher synthetic diamonds

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 09:13pm by MCT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune Chinese scientists develop microscopic industrial gems they say are harder and more stable, but critics question the testing methods Tougher synthetic diamonds created ... diamonds to the test by crushing them with a natural diamond crystal and looking for an imprint. They found that the new diamonds could withstand pressures about two to three times greater than ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1530999/chinese-scientists-develop-what-they-say-are-tougher-synthetic-diamonds
  7. News - World - SCIENCE

    Quantum computer not as fast as maker D-Wave Systems claims, study shows

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 11:20pm by WASHPOST

    ... not the right problem type." The new findings are a far cry from previous test results, conducted by a consultant hired by D-Wave, which found that its machine was operating 3,600 times faster than ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1537096/quantum-computer-not-fast-maker-d-wave-systems-claims-study-shows
  8. 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
  9. News - World - SCIENCE

    Learning second language may delay dementia, Scottish study finds

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

    ... in Scotland studied 853 people who first took an intelligence test in 1947 when they were about 11 years old as part of a group called the Lothian Birth Cohort 1936, and retested them again around ... they learned it before age 11.) The researchers gave the participants a battery of cognitive tests, including tests of their verbal reasoning, their vocabulary and reading abilities, their verbal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1524765/learning-second-language-may-delay-dementia-scottish-study-finds
  10. News - World - SCIENCE

    Britain’s fertility regulator says creating embryos from three people’s DNA ‘not unsafe’

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 09:27pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in London Panel backs 'and three make baby' technique Britain's fertility regulator says controversial techniques to create embryos from the DNA of three people "do not appear to be unsafe", even though no one has ever received the treatment. The conclusion is largely based on lab tests and some animal experiments and the regulator wants ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1525394/britains-fertility-regulator-says-creating-embryos-three-peoples-dna-not

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