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The 5Ws and H of Science

How good bacteria prevent hair loss? HAIR LOSS is one of the most common, non-threatening medical conditions around the world. Hair loss among young women...

US observes National Biotech Month

THE White House released its official statement on the first day of 2020 to mark the observance of the National Biotech Month in the...

The 5Ws and H of Science

Compiled by NARVIINYA MURUGAPPAN What is a Portuguese Man o’ War? IT MAY look like a plastic bag drifting in the ocean, but it’s in fact...

Impact of bushfires on Australian insects

THE impacts of bushfires on insects are less visible than the impacts on animals like koalas. Many of Australia’s insects are not well studied...

Parkinson’s disease may start before birth

PEOPLE who develop Parkinson’s disease before age 50 may have been born with disordered brain cells that went undetected for decades, according to new...

Golden Rice moves towards full cultivation

ON BEHALF of the 151 Nobel Prize winners and 13,292 cosigners supporting GMOs, we were delighted to hear of the recent announcement of the...

American Cancer Society Report: Cancer mortality continues steady decline

THE CANCER death rate declined by 29% from 1991 to 2017, including a 2.2% drop from 2016 to 2017, the largest single-year drop in...

2019’s top science stories

SCIENCE in 2019. While it wasn’t quite what Blade Runner envisioned, some pretty amazing science happened this year. A picture worth more than 1000 words Think...

Living robots built using frog cells

A TEAM of scientists has repurposed living cells scraped from frog embryos and assembled them into entirely new life-forms. These millimeter-wide “xenobots” can move...

Meteorite contains the oldest material on Earth

IN a meteorite that fell fifty years ago in Australia, scientists have now discovered stardust that formed 5 to 7 billion years ago --...

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