Scientists to develop tougher plastics from plants
Scientists at the University of Bath and Tel Aviv University are working on a new project to improve the properties of plastics made from plants so that they can be used in a wider variety of products, from bottles to clothes.
Futuristic Taiwan tower to have floating observatories
New look at relativity: Electrons can't exceed the speed of light -- thanks to light itself, says biologist
When resolving why electrons can never beat the speed limit set by light, it might be best to forget about time. Thanks to insight from studying movement inside a biological cell, it seems that light itself -- not the relativity ...
Deep-sea algae may be 'living fossils'
Japan to develop cheap satellite for emerging markets
Japan is developing a low-cost surveillance satellite to aid disaster relief and other purposes as it looks to expand its reach into emerging markets, government and corporate officials said Friday.
Facebook peeks spark asthma attacks in dumped boy
Beware unhappy asthmatics: Italian doctors warn that Facebook could trigger an attack in some susceptible users.
Stonehenge gets millions for major makeover
(AP) -- Stonehenge is getting a multimillion-pound (-dollar) grant that conservators say will help restore some dignity to a World Heritage site blighted by busy roads and cramped facilities.
Global economic woes make universal access to aids drugs unlikely, analysis shows
Universal access to lifesaving AIDS drugs a United Nations' Millennium Development Goal that officials hoped to accomplish by 2010 would require a staggering $15 billion annual investment from the international ...
Warner Bros scrambles to pull online Harry Potter clip
Warner Brothers said Thursday it was "working actively" to remove a section of the latest Harry Potter movie which has been "stolen" and illegally posted online, even before the film opens.
Scientists build world's smallest 'water bottle'
Weekend hospital stays worse for kidney patients
Patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) who are admitted to the hospital during the weekend are at increased risk of death, according to a study presented at the American Society of Nephrology's 43rd Annual Meeting and ...
Wildlife group targets Myanmar-China tiger trade
(AP) -- Wildlife trafficking officials say they have reached a preliminary agreement with an ethnic minority group in Myanmar to close down markets where hundreds of poached tigers from across Asia are sold ...
Care for prisoners will improve public health
In a comprehensive global survey, researchers in Texas and England have concluded that improving the mental and physical health of inmates will improve public health.
Cough medicine could help doctors identify how breast cancer patients metabolize tamoxifen
Cough medicine could be used as way of predicting how well individual patients metabolise tamoxifen used in the treatment of their breast cancer, according to new research presented at the 22nd EORTC-NCI-AACR Symposium on ...