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New finger-mounted device from MIT converts text to audio for visually impaired
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New finger-mounted device from MIT converts text to audio for visually impaired

MIT researchers have developed a finger-worn device with a built-in camera that converts written text into audio for the visually impaired.

Boost for future cure as scientists discover 'hiding place' of HIV in human cells
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Boost for future cure as scientists discover 'hiding place' of HIV in human cells

A team of scientists in Italy has discovered the "hiding place" of HIV virus in cells that holds promise for important developments towards new therapies to cure the disease.

Antibiotics may give rise to new harmful bacteria, says new study
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Antibiotics may give rise to new harmful bacteria, says new study

Besides treating bacterial infections, some antibiotics may also give rise to harmful new bacteria, research suggests.

Beyond ice and cold: Why desolate Antarctica holds key to mankind's future
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Beyond ice and cold: Why desolate Antarctica holds key to mankind's future

Earth's past, present and future come together on Deception Island on the northern peninsula of Antarctica, the wildest, most desolate and mysterious of its continents.

Potential 'killer blow' was responsible for King Richard III's death: researcher
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Potential 'killer blow' was responsible for King Richard III's death: researcher

New film footage has revealed for the first time the potential "killer blow" that claimed the life of king Richard III.

Neurons in brain interact just like friends on Facebook, says study
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Neurons in brain interact just like friends on Facebook, says study

Neurons in the brain are wired like a social network, researchers from the University of Basel say.

Researchers discover 2 new genetic variants linked to breast cancer
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Researchers discover 2 new genetic variants linked to breast cancer

Two new genetic variants associated with an increased risk of breast cancer have been identified in a worldwide study of the DNA of 100,000 women.

World's oldest library: X-rays unlock secrets of 2000-year-old scrolls
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World's oldest library: X-rays unlock secrets of 2000-year-old scrolls

Scientists have succeeded in reading parts of a series of ancient scrolls that were buried in a volcanic eruption almost 2,000 years ago.

Marine wildlife about to collapse in the next 100 years: study
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Marine wildlife about to collapse in the next 100 years: study

The collapse of wildlife on land due to human activity is about to recur in the sea in the next 100 years, a consortium of scientists has found.

'Inherited viruses' probably helped humans get smarter: study
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'Inherited viruses' probably helped humans get smarter: study

Inherited viruses that are millions of years old play an important role in building up the complex networks that characterise the human brain.

Researchers identify new compound to kill cancer cells
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Researchers identify new compound to kill cancer cells

A small molecule that resets the 'biological clock' of cancer cells can help shrink tumour growth and lead to potential new therapy to treat cancer, says a research.

RoboSimian: A robot by NASA that could help in disasters
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RoboSimian: A robot by NASA that could help in disasters

NASA scientists have designed an ape-like robot that can go into places dangerous for human rescuers and execute tasks such as lifting debris off survivors.

Scientists in UK create artificial egg and sperm using stem cells
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Scientists in UK create artificial egg and sperm using stem cells

Using human embryonic stem cells, scientists for the first time have created primordial germ cells, which go on to become egg and sperm, in the lab.

Antibodies of Llamas can counteract HIV, could be key to future vaccine: experts
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Antibodies of Llamas can counteract HIV, could be key to future vaccine: experts

British scientists found that the antibodies of llamas can be effective in neutralising a series of viruses, including HIV.

Coral reefs facing impact from thermal and chemical heat: Indian scientist
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Coral reefs facing impact from thermal and chemical heat: Indian scientist

Coral reefs which are home to over 25 percent of marine life, are facing a double blow across the globe in the form of thermal and chemical impact, a senior scientist said.

NASA gives a look at how carbon dioxide moves around the Earth
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NASA gives a look at how carbon dioxide moves around the Earth

An ultra-high-resolution NASA computer model has given scientists a stunning new look at how carbon dioxide in the atmosphere travels around the globe.

Mexican researchers develop chip to detect tumour cells
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Mexican researchers develop chip to detect tumour cells

A group of young Mexican researchers has developed a low-cost technology that detects tumour cells in a blood sample.

DNA study dates Eurasian split from East Asians to 36,200 years ago
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DNA study dates Eurasian split from East Asians to 36,200 years ago

The human populations now predominant in Eurasia and East Asia probably split between 36,200 and 45,000 years ago.

Women have a much stronger sense of smell than men: study
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Women have a much stronger sense of smell than men: study

Researchers have found biological evidence in the brains of men and women that may explain the olfactory difference between genders.

Stem cells in breast milk capable of forming tissues in infants: study
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Stem cells in breast milk capable of forming tissues in infants: study

Stem cells in mother's breast milk may be able to develop into a range of different tissues in the offspring, including the brain, liver and kidneys.