Science And Health

'Easy on the fries!', Japan scientists tell hopeful bald people


TOKYO Japanese scientists have warned that eating french fries will not cure baldness, after research was published suggesting that chemicals used in cooking fried potatoes could help fight hair loss. | Video


Startling orangutan population decline recorded in Borneo

WASHINGTON Hunting by people and habitation destruction by oil palm, paper, logging and mining industries helped drive a startling drop of about 50 percent in the orangutan population on the island of Borneo from 1999 to 2015, scientists said on Thursday.

Environment, Environment 16 Feb 2018

SpaceX gets U.S. regulator to back satellite internet plan

WASHINGTON Elon Musk's SpaceX, fresh off the successful launch this month of the world's most powerful rocket, won an endorsement on Wednesday from the top U.S. communications regulator to build a broadband network using satellites.

15 Feb 2018

Girl power: life's going swimmingly for all-female fish species

WASHINGTON An all-female freshwater fish species called the Amazon molly that inhabits rivers and creeks along the Texas-Mexico border is living proof that sexual reproduction may be vastly over-rated.

13 Feb 2018

Scientists, fishermen in Macedonia team up to save rare trout

OHRID, Macedonia Macedonian scientists and fishermen have teamed up to start the artificial breeding of a species of trout unique to Lake Ohrid, its tributaries and outlet, the Black Drim river.

14 Feb 2018

Robots take to the slopes on sidelines of Winter Games

DUNNAE, South Korea While Alpine skiers fought high winds at the Pyeongchang Games on Monday, there were no such problems for robots competing in their own "Olympics" ski challenge. | Video

Second asteroid in a week to pass close to Earth on Friday

A recently discovered asteroid was due to zip within 39,000 thousand miles (64,000 km) of Earth on Friday, marking the second space rock to pass within the orbit of the moon this week, according to NASA scientists.

10 Feb 2018

Scientists grow human eggs to full maturity in a lab

LONDON, Scientists have succeeded for the first time in growing human eggs in a laboratory from the earliest stages in ovarian tissue all the way to full maturity - a scientific step that had previously been taken in mice.

09 Feb 2018

Surprising bat genetic trait holds secrets of longevity

WASHINGTON Bats are the longest-lived mammals relative to body size, and a species called the greater mouse-eared bat lives especially long. Researchers now have unlocked some of this bat's longevity secrets, with hints for fighting the effects of aging in people.

08 Feb 2018

SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket soars in debut test launch from Florida

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. The world's most powerful rocket, SpaceX's Falcon Heavy, roared into space through clear blue skies on its debut test flight on Tuesday from a Florida launch site in another milestone for billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk's private rocket service. | Video

07 Feb 2018