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Artificial intelligence could overpower humans: Renowned British scientist Stephen Hawking

November 12, 2017 2:00 am
Artificial intelligence could overpower humans: Renowned British scientist Stephen Hawking

British cosmologist Stephen Hawking delivers a video message during the opening ceremony of the 2017 Web Summit, in Lisbon, on November 6, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Renowned British scientist Stephen Hawking said artificial intelligence (AI) could “take power” in the future as technology develops.  In a video message played during the […]

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UK scientists and engineers create small surgery robot

August 20, 2017 10:30 pm
UK scientists and engineers create small surgery robot

UK researchers revolutionize robotic surgery by using mobile technology to create “smart robotic surgeons.” (File photo) Scientists have developed the world’s smallest surgical robot, an achievement that could bring about a major transformation in medical operations. The robot, called Versius, was built by a team consisting of 100 UK scientists […]

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Death of former British Prime Minister’s daughter helped another survive

March 3, 2017 3:45 am
Death of former  British Prime Minister’s daughter helped another survive

Sarah Brown and her husband Gordon lost their baby at 10 days old. Photo / AP Gordon and Sarah Brown have told how the tragic death of their baby daughter 15 years ago helped save the life of the grandchild of former Labour leader John Smith. The former British Prime […]

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New Zealand researcher: Ebola linked to deforestation

February 15, 2017 10:30 pm
New Zealand researcher: Ebola linked to deforestation

Researchers have found a potential factor in the outbreak of Ebola virus – deforestation. Photo / 123RF New research co-authored by a New Zealand scientist has linked deforestation in Central and West Africa to the deadly Ebola virus. The study, published today in journal Scientific Reports, finds that forested areas that […]

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Doctors able to read mind of patients

February 2, 2017 3:30 am
Doctors able to read mind of patients

In a pioneering experiment, four people who were incapable of moving their eyes, were able to respond with ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answers. Photo / 123RF Scientists have developed mind-reading technology that can understand people’s thoughts without the need for them to speak or even move. The new non-invasive technology, which […]

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Scientists say Zika could threaten more than just infants

October 12, 2016 9:00 pm
Scientists say Zika could threaten more than just infants

This photo taken on September 14, 2016, shows a city worker spraying chemicals with a fumigator to kill mosquitoes in an effort to control the spread of the Zika virus at a school in Bangkok, Hong Kong. (Photo by AFP) Research shows the Zika virus could have a detrimental impact […]

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Amazing discovery as DNA detectives rewrite human history

September 22, 2016 5:50 am
Amazing discovery as DNA detectives rewrite human history

Massey University computational biologist Professor Murray Cox is part of a team of international scientists who have shed new light on the ancient movements of early man. Photo: File A Kiwi scientist has helped rewrite the early history of mankind with DNA detective work revealing a mysterious wave of journeying […]

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Europe’s oldest mummy was shot from behind with an arrow

September 19, 2016 8:50 pm
Europe’s oldest mummy was shot from behind with an arrow

The 5300-year-old alpine mummy known as ‘Otzi’. Photo / AP It was 25 years ago this week when Europe’s oldest human mummy was discovered by hikers who were a snowball’s throw from the Austrian-Italian border. But the remarkable tale of ‘Otzi’, a dead man found in the Alps, is still […]

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Aussie scientists developed an exercise pill that makes your body think it’s been to the gym

September 14, 2016 5:30 am
Aussie scientists developed an exercise pill that makes your body think it’s been to the gym

The pill isn’t going to get you Channing Tatum’s abs from the comfort of your couch. Aussie scientists have developed an exercise pill that tricks the body into responding as though it’s been to the gym. It sounds too good to be true but Deakin University researchers say it’s the […]

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Scientists focus on placenta for clues on how to beat infections like Zika

August 15, 2016 4:00 am
Scientists focus on placenta for clues on how to beat infections like Zika

Only certain viruses can reach a foetus through the placenta and it’s not clear how Zika does. Photo / File Scientists carefully probe a placenta donated after birth, bluish umbilical cord still attached. This is the body’s most mysterious organ, and inside lie clues about how it gives life – […]

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Mount Everest region of Nepal trek reveals scientific effects of meditation

August 4, 2016 11:15 am
Mount Everest region of Nepal trek reveals scientific effects of meditation

The scientists discovered that by meditating the monks were able to remain focus and relaxed long after the exercise, a “carryover effect” as such. Photo / Getty Images Scientists who trekked to the Mount Everest region of Nepal last May have discovered the amazing effects meditation has on brain activity. […]

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Human embryos kept alive in lab for unprecedented 13 days

May 5, 2016 11:30 am
Human embryos kept alive in lab for unprecedented 13 days

This microscope photo shows a human embryo 12 days after fertilization in vitro, with different cell types marked by separate colours. Photo / AP Human embryos have been kept alive in a petri dish for an unprecedented 13 days, allowing scientists to finally see what happens in the mysterious days […]

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Human head transplant plan stirring up global controversy

7:30 am
Human head transplant plan stirring up global controversy

While some believe Italian neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero is a pioneering genius, others see him as a reckless Doctor Frankenstein. Photo / YouTube The first human head transplant is set to take place by the end of 2017 and global controversy over the macabre plan is growing. While some believe Italian […]

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Dead could be brought ‘back to life’ in groundbreaking project

May 4, 2016 9:00 pm
Dead could be brought ‘back to life’ in groundbreaking project

Scientists believe that a combination of therapies could stimulate regeneration. Photo / Getty Images It sounds straight out of Game of Thrones. Scientists seeking to bring the brains of dead people back to life have won approval for a groundbreaking trial. A biotech company has been granted ethical permission to find […]

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Pregnancy plans for woman who had ovary frozen as a child

March 21, 2016 6:26 am
Pregnancy plans for woman who had ovary frozen as a child

Surgeons are to implant a woman with an ovary frozen when she was a child so that she can become a mother, in a world first. The British case involves a woman of 23, who had her ovary removed and frozen at the age of 8. If treatment succeeds, Moaza […]

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