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Lab-coated Muggles use Harry Potter to study brain

Harry Potter swoops around on his broom, faces the bully Malfoy and later runs into a three‑headed dog. For scientists studying brain activity while...

E-cigarettes have 10 times carcinogens: Japan researchers

E‑cigarettes contain up to 10 times the amount of cancer‑causing agents as regular tobacco, Japanese scientists said Thursday, the latest blow...

Ebola vaccine seems safe in first-stage testing

An experimental Ebola vaccine appears safe and triggered signs of immune protection in the first 20 volunteers to test it, U. S. researchers reported...

Super material has chink in its armour

Scientists said Wednesday they had found a chink in the impermeable armour of graphene, the world's thinnest material, and one of the strongest.

Japan's new whaling plan will prove hunt is science - negotiator

A two‑thirds cut in Japan's Antarctic whaling quota announced this month should be enough to...

Number of Ebola cases nears 16,000 as Sierra Leone loses ground - WHO

The death toll in the world's worst Ebola epidemic has risen to 5,689 out of 15,935 cases reported...

Rickshaw research reveals extreme Delhi pollution

NEW DELHI (AP) — The three‑wheeled rickshaw lurched through New Delhi's commuter‑clogged streets with an American scientist and...

Beloved macaws bring harmony to Caracas' chaos

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — In one of the world's most‑hostile urban jungles, the spectacle of rainbow‑colored tropical birds...

Ebola isolation at US base 'pretty much vacation'

With plenty of flat screen TVs, game nights and even an outdoor fire pit, life in isolation for members of the U. S. military who have returned from the...

In New Zealand, feud over fate of 1902 corpse ship

The S. S. Ventnor sank 112 years ago off the northern New Zealand coast, bearing unusual cargo: the exhumed bodies of 499 Chinese miners, some in wooden...