Archive: 21/08/2012

Mammoth find in Germany

Workers digging on the underground network in the western city of Duesseldorf have uncovered a 34-kilogramme (76-pound) woolly mammoth tusk over 10,000 years old, city officials said on Tuesday.

dateAug 21, 2012 in Archaeology & Fossils
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Hackers claim to target UK Justice Ministry site

(AP) — Britain's Ministry of Justice said Monday it was looking into disruptions on its website, after online activists claimed they hacked into the site as part of a campaign to back WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

dateAug 21, 2012 in Internet
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Philippines sets up climate change fund

Philippine President Benigno Aquino has signed a law creating a one billion peso (about $24 million) "survival fund" to combat the effects of climate change, a government official said Tuesday.

dateAug 21, 2012 in Environment
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Viruses with integrated gene switch

Scientists of the German Cancer Research Center have developed "RNA switches" which allow them to specifically turn on and off genes in viruses. This will help to enhance regulation of gene therapy and viral therapy of cancer.

dateAug 21, 2012 in Cell & Microbiology
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