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Kenya to host mosquito conference

03 October 2014, 07:43

More than 150 international scientists, researchers, policy makers and corporate scientific leaders are due to meet in Nairobi for the first mosquito conference.

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First woman wins maths 'Nobel' prize

13 August 2014, 10:10

Iranian-born mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani has became the first woman to be awarded the Fields Medal, mathematics' equivalent to the Nobel Prize.

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Prof. Oniang'o honoured in South Africa

11 June 2014, 13:45

The International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA) hailed Professor Ruth Khasaya Oniang'o, for her influence on the development of nutrition training and agricultural research and development throughout Africa.

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So what do you have in common with your husband?

21 May 2014, 13:54

He leaves the toilet seat up, prefers old Japanese monster movies to romantic comedies and fancies mixed martial arts over ballet.

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Can a handshake predict your future, your death?

08 May 2014, 13:40

A handshake can tell a lot about a person. Researchers say the strength of someone's grip may reveal how fast they're aging, their education level and even their future health.

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Wednesday, 02 April 2014

Computer tags human emotions

02 April 2014, 09:36

Researchers have uncovered a way for computers to recognise complex facial expressions, in what is being hailed as a breakthrough in the field of cognitive analysis.

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Racism in science research rising

18 February 2014, 07:39

Advances in genetic sequencing are giving rise to a new era of scientific racism, despite decades of efforts to reverse attitudes used to justify the slave trade and Nazi theology.

Monday, 17 February 2014

100 people commit their live bodies to science

17 February 2014, 15:22

One hundred people are about to share their live bodies for science as part of an unprecedented new study that will examine how to improve personal health.

Friday, 14 February 2014

Robotic termites build without a boss

14 February 2014, 14:24

US scientists have showed off tiny robots that can tackle tasks much like real-life termites, working collectively to build structures without following orders from a boss.

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Train your brain to stay sharp

15 January 2014, 09:31

A brief course of brain exercises has helped older adults hold on to improvements in reasoning skills and processing speed for 10 years after the course ended.

Scientist: This is how to survive a nuclear blast

15 January 2014, 13:20

A scientist has published a guide to help authorities limit deaths from fallout after a city is hit by a nuclear bomb.

Thursday, 09 January 2014

Scientists to create controlled nuclear meltdown

09 January 2014, 15:10

A team of nuclear scientists in Japan plans to create a controlled reactor meltdown in a bid to learn how to deal with future disasters like that at Fukushima.

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Monkeys rely on faces for recognition

20 November 2013, 09:41

Humans are crazy for Facebook, but research suggests that primates have been relying on the face to tell friends from competitors for the last 50 million years.

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Doctors rarely discuss risks of cancer screening

24 October 2013, 14:07

A study indicates that doctors seldom tell patients about the possible harms of getting screened for cancer.

Friday, 11 October 2013

Researchers find new antiviral response in mammals

11 October 2013, 13:03

Researchers said they have discovered a promising new approach to combating deadly human viruses, which could help create vaccines against deadly infections such as HIV, hepatitis C and dengue.

Wednesday, 09 October 2013

GSK to market first malaria vaccine

09 October 2013, 13:52

British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline will seek marketing approval for the world's first malaria vaccine next year for a shot which significantly cuts cases of the disease.

Jury member: Nobel physics decision wrong

09 October 2013, 17:12

The Nobel Prize in Physics should also have gone to the Cern laboratory in Switzerland, a member of the awarding committee has said.

Tuesday, 08 October 2013

Work on 'cell traffic' wins Nobel prize

08 October 2013, 12:19

Three US-based scientists have won the Nobel medicine prize for plotting how vital materials such as hormones and brain chemicals are transported within cells and secreted to act on the body.

GSK to seek green light for malaria vaccine

08 October 2013, 13:40

Drug maker GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) said it hoped to get the green light for a prototype vaccine against malaria after trials showed it offered children a partial shield against the disease.

Monday, 30 September 2013

Quitting smoking easier for social media users

30 September 2013, 15:37

People who spend a lot of time on health related social networking sites are more likely to abstain from smoking with success, research shows.

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Women in 15 nations need spouse's permission to work

25 September 2013, 13:57

At least 15 countries give husbands the power to prevent their wives from working, the World Bank said in a report on gender equality in business.

Friday, 13 September 2013

Everyday sadists more common than you think

13 September 2013, 11:13

Research shows some people actually feel emotionally better when they see someone else suffering and will go out of their way to make someone else suffer.

Monday, 09 September 2013

Farmers to get disease-resistant wheat

09 September 2013, 16:26

Six tonnes of seeds of a new disease-resistant wheat will be distributed to farmers for the next planting season.

Thursday, 22 August 2013

5 US institutions to share meteorites

22 August 2013, 15:20

Five US institutions will share parts of a rare meteorite that exploded in a fireball over California in 2012, The Field Museum has said.

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Study: Autism linked to induced labour

14 August 2013, 09:00

A US study has found that pregnant women who take drugs to speed up their labour may have a higher risk of bearing children with autism.

Researchers emerge from Mars experiment

14 August 2013, 10:02

Six researchers have spent the past four months living in a small dome on a barren Hawaii lava field, trying to figure out what foods astronauts might eat on Mars.

Monday, 05 August 2013

World's first in-vitro beef burger to be cooked

05 August 2013, 10:35

A corner of west London will see culinary and scientific history made today when scientists cook and serve up the world's first lab-grown beef burger.

Friday, 02 August 2013

No link between sleep, fatigue

02 August 2013, 10:11

New Swedish research has shown that there is little or no relation between how much sleep people get at night and how fatigued they feel.

Friday, 26 July 2013

Study finds moon has effect on sleep

26 July 2013, 10:33

Researchers have said that people really do have a hard time getting a good night's sleep when the moon is full, even when they can't see it.

Car hacking research a wake up call

26 July 2013, 15:02

Computer geeks already knew it was possible to hack into a car’s computerized systems and potentially alter some electronic control functions.

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Non-smokers can also get lung cancer

18 July 2013, 09:50

Although smoking is one of the major causes of lung cancer, non-smokers are often diagnosed with the disease as well.

Monday, 15 July 2013

Sweet tooth tied to binge-drinking

15 July 2013, 11:02

People who have a weakness for sweet foods may also have a fondness for alcohol, as research shows both preferences show up in the brain's reward centre.

Friday, 21 June 2013

World's most detailed 3D brain map made

21 June 2013, 07:28

Scientists have finely sliced a human brain into 7 400 wafer-thin sheets and then reconstructed it to create the world's most detailed map of the brain in three dimensions.

Friday, 07 June 2013

"Dust trap" help create planets: study

07 June 2013, 17:21

Researchers said they have discovered an intriguing clue that could help solve a long-standing mystery about how dust particles form planets.

Monday, 20 May 2013

Stress kills off mice on space mission

20 May 2013, 08:30

Most of the 45 mice sent into space to find out how well organisms can withstand extended flights, have died, Russian researchers say.

Thursday, 18 April 2013

What makes us choose a partner?

18 April 2013, 13:37

"It was love at first sight," "It's inner beauty that truly matters," and "Opposites attract”. But what's really at work in selecting a mate?

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Beer taste rewarding to the brain

16 April 2013, 10:36

The taste of beer, even without any effect from alcohol, triggers a key reward chemical in the brain, according to a new study.

Monday, 08 April 2013

Online translation on the rise

08 April 2013, 16:27

Google is now doing a record billion translations on any given day, as much text as you'd find in 1 million books.

Wednesday, 03 April 2013

Daily stress affects long-term mental health

03 April 2013, 12:23

Our emotional responses to the stresses of daily life may predict our long-term mental health, according to a new study.

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Curvy 'Gloria' heats up Geneva

19 February 2013, 11:45

A group of students from around the world has produced a concept car which will premiere at the 83rd Geneva motor show.

Thursday, 07 February 2013

Pollution tied to cockroach allergy

07 February 2013, 11:18

Very early exposure to certain components of air pollution can increase the risk of developing a cockroach allergy by age 7.

Monday, 04 February 2013

Supercomputer will simulate the brain

04 February 2013, 12:16

A new scientific endeavor hopes to unravel some of the mysteries surrounding the human brain by creating a highly detailed simulation of it.

Friday, 25 January 2013

Tattoos tied to hepatitis C

25 January 2013, 11:34

Researchers hope that people will do some research about where to get a tattoo, after a study found a link between body art and hepatitis C.

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Is Facebook envy making you miserable?

23 January 2013, 08:47

Witnessing friends' vacations, love lives and work successes on Facebook can cause envy and trigger feelings of misery and loneliness.

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Giving away money makes you happier

22 January 2013, 09:44

Having pots of money doesn't necessarily make you happy, but giving away money - even if you're not rich - makes you feel wealthier and happier.

Friday, 18 January 2013

HIV used to fight itself

18 January 2013, 09:00

An Australian scientist said he had discovered a way to turn HIV against itself in human cells in the laboratory.

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Facebook may inflate self-esteem

15 January 2013, 10:53

Users who are focused on close friends tend to experience increased self-esteem while browsing their social networks.

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Bilingualism has lifelong benefits

10 January 2013, 07:50

Seniors who have spoken two languages since childhood are faster than single-language speakers at switching from one task to another.

Tuesday, 08 January 2013

Cup colour influences the taste of hot chocolate

08 January 2013, 08:52

Study shows that hot chocolate tastes better in an orange or cream coloured cup than in a white or red one.

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Facebook may lower self control

12 December 2012, 13:48

Participating in online social networks can lower the self-control among certain users, according to a new study.

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