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Math 'genius' Maryam Mirzakhani dies, aged 40

Jul 15, 2017 - 9:42 PM

UPDATED The Iranian born mathematician is the first woman to win the Fields Medal widely viewed as the Nobel Prize of mathematics

MARYAM MIRZAKHANI. Stanford University professor Maryam Mirzakhani, first female recipient of the prestigious Fields Medal. Image courtesy Maryam Mirzakhani/Stanford University

Canned food linked to hormone-disrupting BPA – study

Jun 30, 2016 - 2:29 PM

The study also suggests that specific canned foods are linked to higher levels of Bisphenol A a hormone disrupting industrial chemical

Global warming 'pause' theory is dead but still twitching

Sep 18, 2015 - 4:33 AM

The thermal time out a team of researchers found resulted from faulty statistical methods

CLIMATE ALARM. This file photo taken Feb 14 2013 shows shows smokes rising from stacks of a thermal power station in Sofia, Bulgaria. AFP / Dimitar Dilkoff

Building YouthHack Manila

Jun 21, 2015 - 10:35 PM

How an idealistic college sophomore’s risk taking paid off in inspiring the youth to tackle social problems through technology

Antibiotics may help animals spread salmonella – study

Oct 21, 2014 - 9:27 AM

The findings could point to a new concern over feeding healthy livestock low doses of antibiotics to help them grow and stave off common illnesses

Color-enhanced scanning electron micrograph showing Salmonella typhimurium (red) invading cultured human cells. Credit: Rocky Mountain Laboratories, NIAID, NIH/Public domain

Iranian is first woman to win mathematics 'Nobel'

Aug 13, 2014 - 7:34 AM

UPDATED Maryam Mirzakhani a Harvard educated mathematician and professor at Stanford University in California is one of four winners of the Fields Medal

Stanford University Professor Maryam Mirzakhani, first female recipient of the prestigious Fields Medal. Image courtesy Maryam Mirzakhani/Stanford University

Earth's 6th mass extinction imminent – report

Jul 29, 2014 - 8:30 PM

Human activity is to blame based on a review by an international team of scientists

A picture made available on 20 June 2014 shows an elephant dust baths at sunrise at the Tsavo wildlife lodge in Voi, Kenya, 19 June 2014. Daniel Irungu/EPA

Bloody souvenir not from decapitated French king – DNA

Apr 24, 2014 - 11:34 PM

The DNA in the calabash belonged to a single person whose genetic signature from northern Italy was not compatible with King Louis XVI s known more central European ancestry

New battery uses microbes to turn sewage into energy

Sep 17, 2013 - 8:36 AM

The engineers have developed a more efficient method to use microbes to harness electricity from wastewater

'WIRED MICROBE.' The tubular growth depicted here is a type of microbe that can produce electricity. Its wire-like tendrils are attached to a carbon filament. This image is taken with a scanning electron microscope. Photo courtesy Xing Xie, Stanford Engineering

Ray Dolby, audio pioneer, 80

Sep 13, 2013 - 5:00 PM

The scientist who set the audio gold standard in music and film studios

INCEPTION. Dolby at work during the Seventies. Photo from Dolby Laboratories Facebook

Habitat loss doubles coastal flood impact - study

Jul 15, 2013 - 3:15 PM

In addition rising seas caused by global warming will drive up the exposure the study warned

FLOODED. Residential streets close to the shore remain flooded following Hurricane Sandy, on October 30, 2012 in Belmar, New Jersey, United States. Photo by Getty Images/AFP/Michael Loccisano

Weak brain connections in autistic children

Jun 18, 2013 - 9:08 AM

Weak brain connectivity may impede children with autism from experiencing speech as pleasurable

HUMAN VOICE IS VERY IMPORTANT. 'It not only conveys meaning but also provides critical emotional information to a child'

[Science Solitaire] How much of the child now will be the adult later?

Jun 14, 2013 - 8:00 AM

Self control seems to create borders that slowly define you as you grow up not to restrict you but to make your desires and goals clearer to yourself

Businessman urges govt: Just do it

Feb 16, 2013 - 5:21 PM

Venture capitalist Francisco Paco Sandejas calls on government officials to behave like a private firm move up the value chain and get right people

Chinese political system could 'blow up', says US academic

Oct 13, 2012 - 7:09 PM

China s political system could blow up says a US academic

Soon: Tiny medical devices swimming in your blood stream

Feb 25, 2012 - 2:01 PM

Engineers at Stanford are developing minute wirelessly powered self propelled devices that could have a range of medical applications

MICROCHIP IN YOUR BODY? A wireless chip, developed by engineers at Stanford University, sits on top of a coin for comparison. The developers hope the chip, which can travel inside the blood stream, could soon be used for numerous medical applications. Photo screengrab from a Stanford University video.