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Drug for Ebola-like virus promising in monkeys

WASHINGTON — An experimental drug saved monkeys from a virus closely related to Ebola even after symptoms began, Texas researchers reported in a study on Wednesday. A drug that...

Gallery: Tire makers race to turn dandelions into rubber

Tyre makers race to turn dandelions into rubber

MUENSTER (GERMANY) — Dutch biologist Ingrid van der Meer often meets with disbelief when she talks about her work on dandelions and how it could secure the future of road...

Kids brains reorganise when learning math skills

Kids brains reorganise when learning math skills

WASHINGTON — Sometime in elementary school, you quit counting your fingers and just know the answer. Now scientists have put youngsters into brain scanners to find out why, and...

Indian poachers threaten lesser-known animals

Indian poachers threaten lesser-known animals

NEW DELHI — Wildlife poachers, hindered by India’s efforts to protect majestic endangered animals including tigers and rhinos, have begun to think smaller. And activists say...

Emerging solar plants scorch birds in mid-air

Emerging solar plants scorch birds in mid-air

IVANPAH DRY LAKE, California — Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant’s concentrated sun rays — ...

Mummification first done much earlier than thought

Mummification first done much earlier than thought

WASHINGTON — It has long been known that the practice of mummification of the dead in ancient Egypt — fundamental to that civilisation’s belief in eternal life — was old, but...

Gallery: Supermoon seen around the world

Supermoon seen around the world

A supermoon occurs when the moon is closest to the Earth in its orbit, making it appear much larger and brighter than usual. Last night’s (Aug 10) supermoon was said to be the...

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