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Man's best friend? It may be genetic

If you think dogs are drawn to your winning personality then think again — the attraction may be genetic, according to a study released Thursday that pinpoints genes linked to interspecies amity. Providing food and playing fetch, of course, also forge strong bonds. But experiments involving several hundred dogs, and ...

Sep 30, 2016

Rosetta headed for suicide crash on comet

Europe’s pioneering spacecraft Rosetta headed for a suicide crash Friday with the comet it has stalked for two years, nearing the end of an audacious quest to unravel the solar system’s mysteries. Sent by ground controllers on a leisurely, 14-hour freefall, Rosetta launched into ...

Sep 29, 2016

Scientists fix fractures with printed synthetic bone

Scientists in the United States have successfully treated broken spines and skulls in animals using 3-D-printed synthetic bone, opening the possibility of future personalized bone implants for humans to fix dental, spinal other bone injuries. Unlike real bone grafts, the synthetic material — called ...

Sep 29, 2016

Americas becomes first region to eliminate measles

The Americas has become the first region in the world to be free of measles, following a 22-year vaccination drive against the disease, which continues to infect tens of thousands of people globally, the Pan American Health Organization said on Tuesday. The milestone was ...

Long-lost Inca altar is found beside river in Peru

Sep 29, 2016

Long-lost Inca altar is found beside river in Peru

Workers doing cleanup along a river in southern Peru stumbled upon part of a pre-Hispanic, Inca-era altar believed to have been long-lost, the Culture Ministry said Wednesday. About 35 percent of the altar — weighing around 20 tons and decorated with detailed carving — ...