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Borrowing a leaf from biology to preserve threatened languages

Published: 13Dec2017

One of the world’s 7,000 languages vanishes every other week, and half – including scores of indigenous North American languages -- might not survive the 21st century, experts say. To preserve as...

Jordan’s plan of shiny city in the desert met by skepticism

Published: 8Dec2017

In the past two decades, some two dozen new city projects were announced in the Middle East. About half remain “power point cities” existing only on websites, said Sarah Moser, an urban geography...

Clinical trial reveals risky clot busters do not benefit most patients suffering from deep vein thrombosis

Published: 8Dec2017

A clinical trial almost ten years in the making has revealed that risky, but powerful, clot busting drugs and medical devices do not improve outcomes for patients experiencing deep vein thrombosis ...

Is it time to retire cholesterol tests?

Published: 7Dec2017

The next time you go in for a medical checkup, your doctor will probably make a mistake that could endanger your life, contends cardiologist Allan Sniderman of McGill University in Montreal, Canada...

Expert: Geminids Meteor Shower

Published: 7Dec2017

The Geminids meteor showers will peak on the evening of Dec. 13 and continue until early morning Dec. 14. The meteors will be bright and you can see up to 120 meteors an hour stream across the sky....

New Open Science partnership will pave way for better treatments, faster

Published: 6Dec2017

NeuroSGC created to increase volume and quality of cell assays for drug discovery ...

How to short-circuit the urge to splurge this holiday season

Published: 6Dec2017

Ashesh Mukherjee is trying something new this holiday season. At a time of year when excessive shopping has become the norm, he plans to volunteer with a charitable organization that works with...

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