China to participate in development of giant Hawaii telescope, the world’s largest

China to participate in giant Hawaii telescope

John Noble celebrates weird science in his role as Dr. Bishop on the Fox thriller ‘Fringe’

‘Fringe’ star John Noble celebrates weird science

Clouds, fog disappoint stargazers looking for dazzling meteor showers in much of Asia

Meteor showers in Asia disappoint

NEW DELHI — Thousands of stargazers across Asia stayed awake overnight to catch a glimpse of what was advertised as an intense Leonid meteor shower, but the show fizzled rather than sizzled for many because of cloudy conditions.

Your own stem cells can treat cardiac disease

WASHINGTON - Transplanting a potent form of adult stem cells into the heart muscle of subjects with severe angina lessens pain and improves walking ability.

Males have more pronounced personalities than females

LONDON - Males have more pronounced personalities than females — from humans to house sparrows, according to new research.

Insects and bigger animals equally intelligent

LONDON - Tiny insects could be as intelligent as much bigger animals, despite dot sized brains, says a new study.

Egyptian mummies show heart disease had ancient origin

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Anticipation of challenge spurs people into working harder

LONDON - Anticipation of challenge spurs people into working harder, says a new study.

Cut global emissions to save coral reefs

SYDNEY - The fabulously beautiful coral reefs might be lost forever unless global emissions are immediately slashed by 25 percent, below 2000 levels.

Mexican island named after French explorer Cousteau

MEXICO CITY - Cerralvo, an uninhabited island in the Sea of Cortez, has been named after French explorer Jacques Cousteau, Mexican authorities said.

Cloud, fog cover disappoint skygazers looking for dazzling meteor showers in India, Nepal

Cloud cover blocks meteor showers in India, Nepal

Experts better than machines at reconstructing fossils

LONDON - Reconstructing ancient fossils from thousands of jumbled up pieces can be fiendishly challenging. A new study pitting academic expertise against a computer in recreating a 425 million-year old jigsaw puzzle has discovered that there is no substitute for wisdom born out of experience.

Transcendental meditation slashes cardiac risks by 50 percent

WASHINGTON - Transcendental Meditation (TM) helped cardiac patients slash heart attack, stroke and death risks by 50 percent, says a study on its potential effects.

Researchers isolate protective mechanism to save sight

WASHINGTON - Determining what triggers the death of retinal cells or photoreceptors could be the key to stopping blinding disorders caused by a wide range of eye diseases, says a new study.

Job prospects, interest in environment drawing more college students to agriculture schools

Job prospects drawing students to ag schools

Plants co-exist with siblings, but won’t tolerate strangers

TORONTO - Plants co-exist peacefully with siblings, but won’t tolerate strangers of the same species, says a new study.

Penguins, sea lions help map marine ecosystem

WASHINGTON - The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and BirdLife International have released the first-ever comprehensive atlas of the Patagonian Sea — a globally important but poorly understood South American marine ecosystem.

Space shuttle Atlantis blasts off

CAPE CANAVERAL - The space shuttle Atlantis thundered into the sky over Kennedy Space Centre Monday carrying six crew members on a mission to the International Space Station.

Space shuttle Atlantis ready for launch

CAPE CANAVERAL - The six-member crew of space shuttle Atlantis boarded the craft Monday in preparation for blast-off.

US Agriculture officials to survey Missouri farmers about this year’s production

Agriculture officials to survey Mo. farmers

The British warship that India wants: quantum leap on the high seas

LONDON - A futuristic aircraft carrier that India is reported to be keen on buying from Britain is envisaged as a giant guardian of the high seas, capable of travelling thousands of kilometres from home and wreaking massive destruction on enemy targets, experts said Monday.

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