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Aug 23, 2017 09:26am

WASHINGTON – Given the possible security vulnerabilities related to developments in synthetic biology – a field that uses technologies to modify or create organisms or biological components – a new …

Aug 23, 2017 09:14am

Scientists have tapped into the microbiome of elite runners and rowers, and have identified particular bacteria that may aid athletic performance. The goal is to develop probiotic supplements that may help athletes -- and even amateur…

Feb 08, 2017 10:13am

From Wednesday 24 to Friday 26 February, the Alliance for Accelerating Excellenc​e in Science in Africa (AESA) will convene 300 of the most promising innovators in Africa, for the 2016 Grand Challenges Africa Meeting in Nairobi,…

Feb 08, 2017 10:31am


The American SpaceX rocket company has resumed flights, launching a Falcon 9 vehicle from the Vandenberg Air Force Base on the California coast.

It is the first mission by the company since one of its vehicles…

Feb 08, 2017 10:24am
Source:Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

The 11 farthest known stars in our galaxy are located about 300,000 light-years from Earth, well outside the Milky Way's spiral disk. New research by Harvard…

Nov 30, 2016 08:29pm


The President and Vice Chancellor of Central University, Professor Kwesi Yankah was on Thursday July 7 honored for his exceptional and continuous administration and academic contribution to education.

The award was…

Nov 30, 2016 08:33pm

By Royal Society

Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to announce a long term commitment to research and innovation in a speech to the CBI today.

It is expected to include ‘substantial real terms increases in government…

Nov 30, 2016 08:37pm


National Academy of Sciences President Emeritus Ralph J. Cicerone – a leader of science and world-renowned authority on atmospheric chemistry and climate change – died at his home in New Jersey today. He was 73.