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Rodent romance: male mice use 'love songs' to woo their women


WASHINGTON - "Some people want to fill the world with silly love songs. And what's wrong with that? I'd like to know," Paul McCartney sings in his 1976 song "Silly Love Songs." Mice might agree.

Electrical fault corrected, 'Big Bang' collider to restart soon

GENEVA - CERN engineers said on Tuesday they have resolved a problem that had delayed the relaunch after a two-year refit of the Large Hadron Collider particle smasher, which is probing the mysteries of the universe.

01 Apr 2015

Wound-healing laser soon to be a reality: Israeli scientist

Closing wounds and surgical incisions with a laser is a step closer to reality, Israeli scientists say. | Video

01 Apr 2015

'Little Foot' fossil sheds light on early human forerunners

Scientists said on Wednesday a sophisticated new dating technique shows that Little Foot, an important fossil of an early human forerunner unearthed in the 1990s in South Africa, is roughly 3.7 million years old.

01 Apr 2015

Little bird's arduous migration reaches 'brink of impossibility'

WASHINGTON - The blackpoll warbler accomplishes a mighty big feat for a such a little bird.

01 Apr 2015

Voice-controlled GPS helmet to help bikers

MOSCOW, RUSSIA - Motorcyclists will no longer have to rely on maps or GPS systems, both of which require riders to take their eyes off the road, once a new Russian smart helmet goes on sale this summer. | Video

Tech 01 Apr 2015

Solitair device aims to takes guesswork out of sun safety

Scientists in the UK have developed a new wearable device that monitors the correct amount of sun exposure for a person's skin type in order to stay healthy. The Solitair device consists of a tiny sensor to measure how much sunlight the user is exposed to, with the information synchronized to a smartphone app that offers real time recommendations on when it is time to seek out some shade. The developers hope Solitair will reduce the confusion that surrounds just how much sun we should be getting | Video

31 Mar 2015

Dutch architects show off 3D house-building prowess

Dutch architects are using a giant 3D printer to construct a prototype house in a bid to pave the way to a sustainable, environmentally-friendly, future for construction. | Video

31 Mar 2015

U.S.-Russian crew reaches space station for year-long stay

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla - A Russian Soyuz rocket blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Friday, sending a U.S.-Russia crew to the International Space Station for a year-long flight, a NASA Television broadcast showed. | Video

Russia 30 Mar 2015

Bionic ants could be tomorrow's factory workers

Robotic ants the size of a human hand that work together could be the future of factory production systems. | Video

Tech 30 Mar 2015

Sierra Leone to start laying off Ebola workers as cases fall: president

FREETOWN - Sierra Leone's President Ernest Bai Koroma said on Wednesday authorities would soon start laying off staff recruited to fight Ebola as the numbers of cases decline, but these workers would be employed elsewhere, where possible.