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Bearded dragon nightmare: REM episodes suggest lizards dream

Apr 29, 2016

Bearded dragon nightmare: REM episodes suggest lizards dream

Research in a German laboratory involving five lizards called Australian bearded dragons indicates that these reptiles may dream and could prompt a fundamental reassessment of the evolution of sleep. Scientists said on Thursday they have documented for the first time that reptiles, like people, ...

Apr 28, 2016

Georgia detains five suspected of selling uranium

The security service in the former Soviet republic of Georgia said on Thursday it had detained five Georgian citizens who were trying to sell $3 million worth of radioactive uranium. Security service officers did not say whether the group had a buyer for the ...

Apr 28, 2016

Antibody holds promise in HIV treatment

Just one shot of a lab-produced antibody protected macaques against a sort of monkey HIV for nearly six months, said a study Wednesday into a potential vaccine alternative. Exposed to simian HIV (SHIV) once a week, nontreated monkeys contracted the virus after just three ...

Whale on California beach will be cut up, sent to landfill

Apr 28, 2016

Whale on California beach will be cut up, sent to landfill

Authorities say the rotting carcass of a 30-ton gray whale that washed up on a California beach will be cut up and trucked to a landfill. California parks officials made the decision Wednesday after deciding it would be impractical to tow the 40-foot (12-meter) ...

Marred debut liftoff at Russian cosmodrome embarrasses Putin

Apr 28, 2016

Marred debut liftoff at Russian cosmodrome embarrasses Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin told his space officials to raise their game on Wednesday after he flew thousands of kilometers to watch the inaugural launch of a rocket from a new spaceport, only for it to be called off. With moments to go before ...

Apr 28, 2016

2-year-old fatally shoots mother in Milwaukee

A 2-year-old boy fatally shot his mother from the back seat of the car as she drove along a Milwaukee highway, sheriff’s officials said Wednesday, less than two months after a Florida mother was shot and wounded in similar circumstances. The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s ...