Science

Nazi Scientist Josef Mengele's Bones now a Study Tool in Brazil

mwaniki wanjiku   | Jan 13, 2017 02:00 AM EST

The bones of Josef Mengele, the Nazi doctor who conducted horrific experiments on thousands of Jews at Auschwitz, are being used in forensic medical courses at the Sao Paulo Medical Institute. read more

Dutch Scientists Develop Artificial Leaf to Produce Medicine

mwaniki wanjiku   | Dec 21, 2016 10:10 PM EST

Scientists in the Netherlands have developed an artificial leaf that can act as a small factory for drugs production. Such advancement could allow vital medicines to be manufactured anywhere as long as there is sunlight. read more

PISA Test 2016: Singapore Tops International Education Rankings; East Asia dominates

Frances Diana Roullo   | Dec 07, 2016 11:00 AM EST

Teenagers from Singapore led the ranks of best-performing students in the Organization of Economic Cooperation Development's survey on international education, followed by Japan, Estonia, Finland and Canada. read more

U.S. Millitary Finds Ways to Boost Brain Capacity

mwaniki wanjiku   | Nov 11, 2016 12:40 PM EST

US military scientists have used electrical brain stimulators to enhance the mental skills of staff. read more

Hubble Telescope Captures Images of Comet Breaking Apart

ALVIN MUNENE   | Sep 19, 2016 10:52 AM EDT

Astronomers have captured sharp, detailed images of a comet breaking apart about 108 kilometers from Earth. read more

China Plans to Outspend the US in Science R&D by 2020

Arthur Dominic Villasanta   | Aug 15, 2016 08:38 AM EDT

The plan also aims to make China an innovation powerhouse by 2020. read more

MasterCard, NFTE, Shanghai Be Better Education to Launch Girls4Tech Program in China

Charissa Echavez   | Jul 12, 2016 03:32 PM EDT

MasterCard has teamed up with Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship and Shanghai Be Better Education to bring its Girls4Tech program to China. read more

China Finds World's Largest Canyon Below Antarctic

Nicky West   | Jan 21, 2016 12:12 PM EST

Researchers taking part in the 32nd scientific expedition to the Antartic have confirmed the discovery of a 1,000 kilometer long canyon beneath the Antarctic. read more

2 American Scientists Receive China's Highest Honor for Foreigners

Charissa Echavez   | Jan 09, 2016 10:18 AM EST

Two American scientists were among seven people who received the International Cooperation Award in Science and Technology in Beijing, China on Friday . The two researchers were awarded for their respective outstanding services to the country. read more

Your Daily Dose of Green Tea can Actually be Harmful to Your Health, Study Finds

Cyril Lopez   | Dec 16, 2015 08:33 AM EST

Hailed as one of the most health beneficial drinks, green tea has been known and used for centuries. But a study has found out that if it is consumed in large amounts, the beverage could do more harm than good to one's health. read more

Modern Science Detects Disease in 400-Year-Old Embalmed Hearts

Marie de Vera   | Dec 03, 2015 09:18 AM EST

Archaeologist have discovered five heart-shaped urns made of lead which each contains an embalmed human heart in the foundation of a medieval convent in the French city of Rennes. Researchers used modern technology to study these old hearts, which have been buried for four centuries. It turns out three of them bore tell-tale signs of heart disease that are common today. read more

Scientists Successfully Create Cyborg Roses

Marie de Vera   | Nov 24, 2015 12:44 PM EST

Scientists have discovered a way to create a new kind of cyborg flower. The cyborg flower is a living rose with electronic circuits embedded through its vascular systems. The tiny electronic circuits were inserted into the rose and in an almost miraculous way was able to self-assemble itself into the rose's internal structure. read more

Tropical Bird Tap Dances During Bizarre Mating Ritual, Japanese Researchers Discover

Victoria Stanley   | Nov 23, 2015 06:14 AM EST

All birds do like singing, but it seems some of them enjoy dancing too. A high speed video technology was used by Japanese researchers to capture 16 tropical finches engaging in a speedy 'tap dance' as part of their courtship ritual. read more

Anti-alcoholism Drug Can Potentially Awaken and Eliminate HIV Virus: Study Reveals

Charissa Echavez   | Nov 17, 2015 08:53 AM EST

In a bid to cure the deadly AIDS virus, scientists have made an unexpected discovery - that a drug used to combat alcoholism can actually awaken and eliminate dormant HIV virus lurking in the body. read more

Scientists Develop Porous Liquid That Can be Used to Capture and Dissolve Carbon from Atmosphere

Cybelle Go   | Nov 13, 2015 11:18 AM EST

A new scientific breakthrough has been recorded after scientists at Queen's University-Belfast successfully created a porous liquid, according to ChemEurope. The porous liquid has various properties including the ability to capture carbon. read more

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