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Web-weaving spiders force Suzuki recall
28/8/2014 7:13
Web-weaving spiders force Suzuki recallSpiders whose webs clog up fuel tank vents have forced Suzuki to recall some 19,000 2010-2013 Kizashi sedans in the United States.
California quake warning system delayed by lack of funding
27/8/2014 11:44
California quake warning system delayed by lack of fundingA system to provide early warnings of earthquakes such as the one which shook California's wine country this week is planned and ready to go, but two years after the scientific work finished, the funding is still being lined up.
Leave that iguana in the jungle, expert tells Costa Rica
30/8/2014 21:51
A nurse at the Simon Bolivar Zoo's veterinary surgery gives a medicine to a squirrel in San Jose on August 28, 2014, Costa Rica
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Leave that iguana in the jungle, expert tells Costa RicaLeave that iguana in the jungle, expert tells Costa Rica
30/8/2014 21:51
A nurse at the Simon Bolivar Zoo's veterinary surgery gives a medicine to a squirrel in San Jose on August 28, 2014, Costa Rica
 
Web-weaving spiders force Suzuki recallWeb-weaving spiders force Suzuki recall
28/8/2014 7:13
Spiders whose webs clog up fuel tank vents have forced Suzuki to recall some 19,000 2010-2013 Kizashi sedans in the United States.
 
California quake warning system delayed by lack of fundingCalifornia quake warning system delayed by lack of funding
27/8/2014 11:44
A system to provide early warnings of earthquakes such as the one which shook California's wine country this week is planned and ready to go, but two years after the scientific work finished, the funding is still being lined up.
 
Monarch butterflies plummet 90 percent, need protectionMonarch butterflies plummet 90 percent, need protection
27/8/2014 11:33
Monarch butterflies are dying off fast, with 90 percent gone in the last 20 years, and they urgently need endangered species protection, a coalition of environmental and health groups said Tuesday.
 
Biotech firm's GM mosquitoes to fight dengue in BrazilBiotech firm's GM mosquitoes to fight dengue in Brazil
27/8/2014 11:15
It's a dry winter day in southeast Brazil, but a steamy tropical summer reigns inside the labs at Oxitec, where workers are making an unusual product: genetically modified mosquitoes to fight dengue fever.
 
Toxic chemicals hit N. Korean workers in joint Kaesong complexToxic chemicals hit N. Korean workers in joint Kaesong complex
27/8/2014 10:41
Scores of North Korean workers employed by South Korean factories at a joint industrial complex have fallen sick after possible exposure to toxic chemicals, sparking criticism from Pyongyang, Seoul officials said Wednesday.
 
Japan lab unable to replicate 'stem cell' findings: reportJapan lab unable to replicate 'stem cell' findings: report
27/8/2014 8:15
Researchers in Japan have been unable to replicate experiments that were hailed earlier this year as a "game-changer" in the quest to grow transplant tissue, amid claims evidence was faked, a report said Wednesday.
 
WHO recommends banning e-cigarette sales to minorsWHO recommends banning e-cigarette sales to minors
26/8/2014 12:37
Governments should ban the sale of e-cigarettes to minors, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, warning that they pose a "serious threat" to foetuses and young people.
 
Liberian doctor who received rare Ebola drug ZMapp diesLiberian doctor who received rare Ebola drug ZMapp dies
26/8/2014 8:19
A Liberian doctor who treated victims of an Ebola epidemic and then contracted the disease himself has died even though he was given the experimental drug ZMapp, Liberia's information minister said on Monday.
 
More than 120 health workers have died of Ebola: WHOMore than 120 health workers have died of Ebola: WHO
26/8/2014 8:00
More than 120 health workers have died of Ebola across west Africa, the World Health Organization said on Monday, claiming the epidemic had affected an "unprecedented number of medical staff".
 
Atlantic slows warming, temperature rises seen resuming from 2030 - studyAtlantic slows warming, temperature rises seen resuming from 2030 - study
25/8/2014 12:14
The Atlantic Ocean has masked global warming this century by soaking up vast amounts of heat from the atmosphere in a shift likely to reverse from around 2030 and spur fast temperature rises, scientists said.
 
Famed Galapagos tortoise 'Pepe the Missionary' diesFamed Galapagos tortoise 'Pepe the Missionary' dies
25/8/2014 9:33
"Pepe the Missionary," a giant tortoise who rose to fame as one of the most photographed animals on Ecuador's Galapagos Islands, has died at age 60, officials said Friday.
 
Honeybee genome throws up survival clues: studyHoneybee genome throws up survival clues: study
25/8/2014 7:54
Honeybees probably originated in Asia, not Africa, said scientists Sunday who had teased interesting tidbits from the busy little pollinators' genome that they hope can be used to protect it.
 
E-cigarettes should be banned for minors: US heart assnE-cigarettes should be banned for minors: US heart assn
25/8/2014 7:46
E-cigarettes should be subject to the same regulations as cigarettes and should not be sold to minors, the American Heart Association (AHA) said in new policy guidelines out Monday.
 
Drug for Ebola-like virus promising in ill monkeysDrug for Ebola-like virus promising in ill monkeys
24/8/2014 9:55
Researchers in Texas are reporting that an experimental drug saved monkeys from a virus closely related to Ebola even after symptoms began.
 






 

 


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