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Scientists find new antibiotic right under our noses

Scientists hunting for ways to treat hard-to-beat bacterial infections have found a new antibiotic hiding right under our noses. In the past, most new antibiotics have been discovered by sifting through soil samples. But researchers in Germany chose to look at the germs that already inhabit the human body. They ...

Goodbye Philae: Earth severs link with silent comet probe

Jul 27, 2016

Goodbye Philae: Earth severs link with silent comet probe

Ground controllers bid a final farewell Wednesday to robot lab Philae, cutting communications after a year-long silence with the tiny probe hurtling through space on the surface of a comet. “Today communication with Philae was stopped,” Andreas Schuetz of German space agency DLR said ...

Jul 26, 2016

Early menopause may speed up aging in women, study says

Women who enter menopause early may age faster than women in whom menopause arrives later, said a study Monday that could help pinpoint women at highest risk of age-related diseases. The findings could settle a long-standing debate, said Steve Horvath, a professor of human ...

Dolly's legacy: Are you eating cloned meat?

Jul 23, 2016

Dolly's legacy: Are you eating cloned meat?

Two decades after Scotland’s Dolly the sheep became the first cloned mammal, consumers may well wonder whether they are drinking milk or eating meat from cookie-cutter cows or their offspring. The simple answer — “probably.” The fact is, there is no way to know ...