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Is the World Ready for GM Animals?
Offbeat  (tags: Animals, GM Animals, scientists, science )

Ray
- 15 hours ago - m.bbc.co.uk
The use of genetically engineered animals could revolutionise whole areas of public health and agriculture, according to advocates. But is the world ready for modified mosquitoes and GM salmon?
Rats 'Not Main Cause of Black Death
Offbeat  (tags: Black Death, Scientists, Rats, Study, Europe )

Ray
- 4 days ago - m.bbc.co.uk
Black rats may not have been to blame for numerous outbreaks of the bubonic plague across Europe, a study suggests.
Doctors Store 1,600 Digital Hearts for Big Data Study
Offbeat  (tags: science, scientists, I research, investigation, health, medicine, study )

Ray
- 12 days ago - m.bbc.co.uk
Doctors in London have stored 1,600 beating human hearts in digital form on a computer.
Brazil Amazon: Drone to Scan for Ancient Amazonia
Offbeat  (tags: science, scientists, Amazon forest, Brazi )

Ray
- 12 days ago - m.bbc.co.uk
Scientists are to scan the Amazon forest in Brazil to look for evidence of occupation by ancient civilisations.
Terrifying Time Loop: The Man Trapped in Constant Deja Vu
Offbeat  (tags: health, constant deja vu, science, scientists, research )

Ray
- 32 days ago - m.bbc.co.uk
Scientists believe the extraordinary case of a 23-year-old British man with "constant deja vu" may have been triggered by anxiety. It is the first time such a link has been made. But what is deja vu - and do we really know what causes it?
Earth: Spotting a Polar Bear's From Space
Offbeat  (tags: science, scientists, space, environment, animals, Polar Bears )

Ray
- 79 days ago - bbc.com
Scientists have begun to track bears from space in a bid to monitor their behaviour and numbers
I-Wonder: How Do We Know the Big Bang Actually Happened?
Offbeat  (tags: science, scientists, space, Big Bang )

Ray
- 79 days ago - bbc.co.uk
It's the oldest question in human history. Everyone's asked it, from philosophers and poets to mathematicians and physicists. Most scientists think that everything that we know and experience around us began at a moment known as the Big Bang,
Earth - The "Lucy" Fossil Rewrote the Story of Humanity
Offbeat  (tags: Earth, Life, Humanity, Lucy Fossils, Scientists )

Ray
- 88 days ago - bbc.com
Forty years ago, on a Sunday morning in late November 1974, a team of scientists were digging in an isolated spot in the Afar region of Ethiopia.
Scientists Thrilled After Spectacled Hare-Wallaby Which Was Feared Extinct Has Been Rediscovered Alive and Well
Offbeat  (tags: australia, Broome, spectacled hare wallaby, good news, scientists, redirected )

Scooby
- 96 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
A marsupial feared locally extinct has been again spotted in Western Australia's Kimberley region, thrilling scientists and conservationists.
Koala Chlamydia Vaccine Trial Raises Hope
Offbeat  (tags: animals, koalas, Chlamydia, vaccine, protection, scientists, Australia )

Ray
- 121 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Chlamydia causes blindness and infertility in koalas, and can be fatal, Australian scientists say they have successfully tested a vaccine aimed at protecting wild koalas from chlamydia.
Life After Death? Scientists Gather 'Out-of-Body' Evidence in 'Largest-Ever' Study
Offbeat  (tags: scientists, Health, Medicine )

Ray
- 138 days ago - rt.com
It seems that scientists have finally offered evidence that consciousness after death really could exist, as the largest-ever study into the issue showed that patients could recall intricate details despite being officially declared clinically dead.
Leonardo Da Vinci 'Painted Three Ermine Portraits'
Offbeat  (tags: art, scientists, techniques, France, discovery )

Ray
- 150 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A French scientist has revealed a major new discovery about one of Leonardo da Vinci's most famous paintings, shedding new light on his techniques.
India Successfully Puts Spacecraft in Mars Orbit
Offbeat  (tags: technology, scientists, astronomy, asia, India, spacecraft, Mars )

Naoko
- 156 days ago - the-japan-news.com
India triumphed in its first interplanetary mission, placing a satellite into orbit around Mars on Wednesday morning and catapulting the country into an elite club of deep-space explorers.
Japanese Researchers' Banana Peel Study Wins Ig Nobel Award
Offbeat  (tags: research, scientists, discovery, interesting, off-beat, humor )

Naoko
- 160 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
A team of Japanese scientists earned the Ig Nobel Physics Prize for detailing the hazards of stepping on a banana peel in their paper titled "Frictional Coefficient under Banana Skin."
Longitude Prize 2014: The Challenges
Offbeat  (tags: inventors, scientists, Research UK, solutions, Longitude Prize 2014 )

Ray
- 280 days ago - bbc.co.uk
To commemorate the 300th Anniversary of the original Longitude Prize (for the invention of a clock that could keep time at sea), a new prize has been launched to encourage inventors and scientists to find solutions to six key problems facing the world.
 

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