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November 22, 2012
Stem cells develop best in 3D
Copenhagen, Denmark (SPX) Nov 22, 2012
Scientists from The Danish Stem Cell Center (DanStem) at the University of Copenhagen are contributing important knowledge about how stem cells develop best into insulin-producing cells. In the long term this new knowledge can improve diabetes treatment with cell therapy. The results have just been published in the scientific journal Cell Reports. Stem cells are responsible for tissue growth and tissue repair after injury. Therefore, the discovery that these vital cells grow better in a three-dime ... read more
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Bioprinting has promising future
Writing in the journal Science, Professor Derby of The School of Materials, looks at how the concept of using printer technology to build structures in which to grow cells, is helping to regenerate ... more

At least one-third of marine species remain undescribed
At least one-third of the species that inhabit the world's oceans may remain completely unknown to science. That's despite the fact that more species have been described in the last decade than in a ... more

More eruptions tipped as N. Zealand volcano disrupts flights
Lingering ash from a volcanic eruption in New Zealand disrupted flights across parts of the North Island on Thursday, as scientists warned the mountain could blow again at any time. ... more
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Discovery could hold the key to super-sensory hear
The discovery of a previously unidentified hearing organ in the South American bush crickets' ear could pave the way for technological advancements in bio-inspired acoustic sensors research, includi ... more


Australia approves plan to save vital river system
Australia approved an "historic" plan Thursday to save an ailing river system vital to the nation's food bowl by returning the equivalent of five Sydney Harbour's worth of water to the network each year. ... more
The Year In Space

USA's ancient hurricane belt and the US-Canada equator
The recent storms that have battered settlements on the east coast of America may have been much more frequent in the region 450 million years ago, according to scientists. New research pinpointing ... more

Grave robber fossil solves a paleontological enigma
An international team of researchers, including Carnegie Museum of Natural History scientist John Wible, has resolved the evolutionary relationships of Necrolestes patagonensis, whose name translate ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
UK to have driverless cars by 2021: govt

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Coffee set to power London buses in green initiative

New theory rewrites opening moments of Chernobyl disaster

Post-hurricane rebuilding fuels jump in October US home construction

China to build $1.6 bn aluminium plant in Tajikistan

Panama opens embassy in China after cutting Taiwan ties


Sound bullets in water
Sound waves are commonly used in applications ranging from ultrasound imaging to hyperthermia therapy, in which high temperatures are induced, for example, in tumors to destroy them. In 2010, resear ... more

Cartilage made easy with novel hybrid printer
The printing of three-dimensional tissue has taken a major step forward with the creation of a novel hybrid printer that simplifies the process of creating implantable cartilage. The printer has bee ... more

Research finds evidence of a 'mid-life crisis' in great apes
This is the finding from a new study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, that set out to test the theory that the pattern of human well-being over a lifespa ... more
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New evidence of dinosaurs' role in the evolution of bird flight
A new study looking at the structure of feathers in bird-like dinosaurs has shed light on one of nature's most remarkable inventions - how flight might have evolved. Academics at the Universities of ... more

A step forward in regenerating and repairing damaged nerve cells
A team of IRCM researchers, led by Dr. Frederic Charron, recently uncovered a nerve cell's internal clock, used during embryonic development. The discovery was made in collaboration with Dr. Alyson ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
North Korean ICBM program runs into major roadblock at reentry

US nuclear commander would resist 'illegal' order for strike

Chinese, N.Korean envoys discuss regional concerns: state media

NATO sorry after Erdogan pulls troops over Norway incident

Calls mount for action on 'killer robots' after UN talks

Dunford: US Military Superiority Over Russia, China Markedly Decreasing

Nature's Silent Sentinels Could Help Detect Security Threats


Ecuador's Lonesome George wasn't lonely after all
When Lonesome George, the last Pinta Island giant tortoise, died in June in the Galapagos, the world mourned the demise of a species. A report Wednesday, however, says that George was not lonely after all. ... more

Turkey coup generals say 'no remorse' at landmark trial
Two ailing generals on trial over the bloody 1980 coup in Turkey said they had no remorse over their actions as they testified via videolink from their hospital beds Wednesday in a case that has underscored the waning power of the military. ... more

Climate change may increase Europe's north-south divide: EU
Rising temperatures could widen the gap between the Europe's rich and poor nations, an EU agency warned Wednesday, as it announced the warmest decade on record in the continent. ... more
Victims of Hurricane Sandy forgotten in Haiti

Post-storm, New Yorkers love Bloomberg - and Chris Christie

UN agency faces aid deficit ahead of Madagascar storms

Lockheed Martin Expands Range Of Cloud Computing Services for UK Government

Smartphones crushing point-and-shoot camera market

Thermogenerator from the Printer

Australia approves plan to save vital river system

At least one-third of marine species remain undescribed

Streams Show Signs of Degradation at Earliest Stages of Urban Development

Scientists say new signs of global warming in Russian Arctic

Warming Temperatures Will Change Greenland's Face

New dating of sea-level records reveals rapid response between ice volume and polar temperature


G.Bissau warns AIDS patients without treatment since coup
HIV-positive people in Guinea Bissau have been without access to treatment since the Global Fund to fight AIDS suspended funding over an April military coup, the west African nation's AIDS boss said Wednesday. ... more

Goal of curbing global warming further out of reach: UN
The goal of keeping planet warming in check has moved further out of reach, the United Nations warned Wednesday in the latest of a flurry of reports pointing to looming climate disaster ahead of key talks in Qatar. ... more

Scientists say new signs of global warming in Russian Arctic
The Russian Arctic is losing ice cover and being inhabited by species from the south in the latest sign of climate change, according to a group of Russian scientists. ... more

Two detained in China for 'inciting unrest' online
Chinese police have detained two people accused of inciting unrest in online postings, state media and a rights group said Wednesday in a sign of official concern over potential social instability. ... more
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NASA launches next-generation weather satellite

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Brazil native people say farmers poisoned stream


Worldwide anti-dolphin, whale hunt rallies planned


Boring work: Wormhole sleuth peeks into ancient beetle history


Targets for limiting global warming further out of reach: UN


Afghanistan: Bad weather foils poppy crops


China angst over runaway boys' deaths


China agrees to buy from Thai rice mountain


Trash exhibition offers fresh peek at Everest


'Lord of the Rings' volcano erupts in New Zealand


Post-storm, New Yorkers love Bloomberg - and Chris Christie

Satellite photo shows odd cloud phenomenon

Thanksgiving turkeys in genetic study

Technology can spot hazardous materials

Greenpeace warns of chemicals in global fashion

S.Africa rhino toll jumps as poachers kill 7 in attack

Two more Tibetans in China self-immolate: reports

UN agency faces aid deficit ahead of Madagascar storms

Greenhouse gases rise to record levels in 2011: UN

UN hails sharp decline in HIV infections in kids

CIA closes dedicated climate change unit

Singapore gets dolphins after tussle with activists

Victims of Hurricane Sandy forgotten in Haiti

Greenhouse gases rise to record levels in 2011: UN

China names new leaders for Shanghai, Chongqing

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Scientists improve dating of early human settlement

Archaeologists identify spear tips used in hunting a half-million years ago

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