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Healthy clones: Dolly the sheep's heirs reach ripe old age


LONDON The heirs of Dolly the sheep are enjoying a healthy old age, proving cloned animals can live normal lives and offering reassurance to scientists hoping to use cloned cells in medicine. | Video


Meter-wide dinosaur print, one of largest ever, found in Bolivia 26 Jul 2016

SUCRE, Bolivia A footprint measuring over a meter wide that was made by a meat-eating predator some 80 million years ago has been discovered in Bolivia, one of the largest of its kind ever found.


Belgian scientists make novel water-from-urine machine 26 Jul 2016

BRUSSELS A team of scientists at a Belgian university say they have created a machine that turns urine into drinkable water and fertilizer using solar energy, a technique which could be applied in rural areas and developing countries.


Solar plane circles globe in first for clean energy 26 Jul 2016

ABU DHABI A solar-powered aircraft successfully completed the first fuel-free flight around the world on Tuesday, returning to Abu Dhabi after an epic 16-month voyage that demonstrated the potential of renewable energy. | Video


Mind over gray matter: new map lays out brain's cerebral cortex 20 Jul 2016

WASHINGTON Neuroscientists acting as cartographers of the human mind have devised the most comprehensive map ever made of the cerebral cortex, the part of the brain responsible for higher cognitive functions such as abstract thought, language and memory.

China completes world's largest amphibious aircraft: Xinhua 23 Jul 2016

SHANGHAI China has completed production of the world's largest amphibious aircraft after seven years of work, which it plans to use to perform marine rescue missions and fight forest fires, the Xinhua news agency reported.

Stunning aurora footage captured from ISS 21 Jul 2016

NASA astronaut Jeff Williams shared a stunning aurora display on Sunday as he passed over the Earth. | Video

Newly developed wheel converts any bicycle into an electric vehicle 21 Jul 2016

Right off the bat, Michael Burtov said he and his team at technology startup GeoOrbital did not re-invent the wheel. | Video

Fish can recognise human faces, study finds 20 Jul 2016

Scientists have shown for the first time how a species of tropical fish can distinguish between human faces. The archerfish used in experiments could demonstrate the ability to a high degree of accuracy; despite lacking the crucial neocortex part of the brain which other animals use for sophisticated visual recognition. | Video


Argentine fossils shed light on vicious group of dinosaurs 21 Jul 2016

WASHINGTON Fossils of a carnivorous dinosaur unearthed in Argentina are shedding new light on an intriguing group of predators that apparently were just as happy to slash victims to death with sickle-shaped hand claws as to chomp them into an early grave.


The right way to run

Making small changes to your gait can help you move more efficiently and even avoid injuries.


U.S. opens door to a change in blood donation policy for gay men

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration opened the door on Tuesday to a change in its blood donor deferral recommendations, which currently prohibit donations from gay men for a year following their last sexual encounter in order to reduce the risk of transmitting HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.