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California quake warning system delayed by lack of funding27/8/2014 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.
Biotech firm's GM mosquitoes to fight dengue in Brazil27/8/2014 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.
Liberian doctor who received rare Ebola drug ZMapp dies26/8/2014 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.
Honeybee genome throws up survival clues: study25/8/2014 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.