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US plucks tiny daisy from brink of extinction

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US plucks tiny daisy from brink of extinction

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The tiny Maguire daisy, which grows in the desert southwest of the United States, has been plucked from the edge of extinction after a 25-year conservation effort, US officials have announced. The minuscule memb...

This Is Your Brain on Kale

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This Is Your Brain on Kale

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The frenzy over kale has turned from foodie buzz to eater roar. Around the country everyone is talking about kale. As a physician, nothing could please me more. Kale represents an important lesson for all us eaters...

Saudi woman driver’s lashing ‘overturned by king’

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Saudi woman driver’s lashing ‘overturned by king’

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Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has overturned a court ruling sentencing a woman to 10 lashes for breaking a ban on female drivers, reports say. The ruling, although not officially confirmed, was tweeted by a Saudi p...

Bamboo School Debuts In The Philippines

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Bamboo School Debuts In The Philippines

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When you think about how much sense it makes to build structures out of bamboo - especially in places where the flexible, rapidly renewable plant thrives - we wonder why it isn't used more often. In fact, as surpri...

Phone Recycler Ready for Massive Verizon iPhone Switch

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Phone Recycler Ready for Massive Verizon iPhone Switch

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After months of speculation, the coveted iPhone 4 is now available through Verizon. Market observers believe that Verizon could sell as many as 25 million of these gadgets in 2011 alone, as almost one-third of the...

New hope for memory loss in old age, with study into potential new drug treatment

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New hope for memory loss in old age, with study into potential new drug treatment

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Memory loss can be one of the most distressing effects of getting older, but there's new hope from researchers who have discovered a compound that could be used to create drugs to help prevent memory loss linked to...

Cellular ‘shipping’ wins Nobel Prize

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Cellular ‘shipping’ wins Nobel Prize

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Three scientists have won the Nobel Prize for medicine or physiology after discovering how cells precisely transport material. James Rothman and Randy Schekman, both from the US, and Thomas Sudhof, from Germany, shar...

New hope for anxiety disorders as scientists identify key protein

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New hope for anxiety disorders as scientists identify key protein

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The findings of a new study could pave the way for new treatment for anxiety disorders. This latest study by University of Bristol researchers has identified a specific protein that appears to be critically impor...

Paralysed man can stand and move his legs again

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Paralysed man can stand and move his legs again

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A US man who was paralysed from the chest down after being hit by a car is now able to stand with electrical stimulation of his spinal cord. Rob Summers, from Oregon, said standing on his own was "the most amazing ...

‘Cancer dogs’ research launched in Milton Keynes

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‘Cancer dogs’ research launched in Milton Keynes

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The world's first scientific study to train a group of dogs to detect prostate cancer has been launched in Milton Keynes. The charity Medical Detection Dogs needs men from the east of England to donate samples ...

China Begins Sending Captive Pandas Into the Wild

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China Begins Sending Captive Pandas Into the Wild

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China has begun sending giant pandas bred in captivity into a protected area in southwestern Sichuan province, as part of a push to rebuild a depleted panda population in a natural habitat. Officials and panda re...

Philippines to curb worst forms of child labour

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Philippines to curb worst forms of child labour

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The Philippines has vowed to crackdown on the worst forms of child labour under a new programme for its estimated 2.4 million underage workers, officials said Tuesday. The scheme aims to halve the number of ch...

2011 Chelsea Flower Show to unveil sustainable rain garden

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2011 Chelsea Flower Show to unveil sustainable rain garden

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A sustainable rain garden designed to capture every drop of water that falls onto it has been unveiled as one of the leading attractions at the 2011 Chelsea Flower Show. Working on the project is Newcastle Univer...

Gene therapy ‘treats’ Parkinson’s disease

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Gene therapy ‘treats’ Parkinson’s disease

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Treating Parkinson's disease with gene therapy has been shown to be successful in clinical trials for the first time, say US researchers. The illness causes uncontrolled shaking, stiffness and slow movement as part...

‘Asian unicorn’ to get new Vietnam nature reserve

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‘Asian unicorn’ to get new Vietnam nature reserve

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Vietnam is setting up a nature reserve to protect one of the world's rarest animals - an antelope-like creature called the saola. It intends to create a 160sq/km (61 sq/mile) area in the central province of Qu...

VisitWoods.org.uk: UK’s first interactive website to find your nearest woodland – and enjoy the arrival of Spring

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VisitWoods.org.uk: UK’s first interactive website to find your nearest woodland – and enjoy the arrival of Spring

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It's been a winter of some of the heaviest snowfalls on record, but Spring has sprung and people are being urged to use the UK's first interactive website to make the most of its arrival. VisitWoods.org.uk has b...

Great Expectations: Charles Dickens Museum Awarded £2m by Heritage Lottery Fund

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Great Expectations: Charles Dickens Museum Awarded £2m by Heritage Lottery Fund

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It's based in his former home and the focus today for a celebration of his life. Now, the Charles Dickens Museum has secured funding of £2m from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The funding will support a major redevel...

New smartphone app lets users text ‘eyes-free’

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New smartphone app lets users text ‘eyes-free’

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For visually impaired iPhone users, text messaging poses a definite problem. Voice recognition software may help, but what to do when a message needs to be a bit more discreet? Now, thanks to researchers at the G...

Tigers now thriving in Sathyamangalam forest once used by Veerappan

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Tigers now thriving in Sathyamangalam forest once used by Veerappan

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Officials in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu have claimed that the number of tigers have risen in forests once used as a jungle hideout by the dreaded bandit, Veerappan. The forest department officia...

Garlic could help people with high blood pressure, University of Adelaide study finds

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Garlic could help people with high blood pressure, University of Adelaide study finds

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Researchers in Australia have found that garlic extract may be helpful for people already being treated for high blood pressure. The study by the University of Adelaide looked at the effects of aged garlic extra...