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Scientists use graphene to power 'electronic skin' that can feel


LONDON Scientists have found a way to power an experimental kind of electronic skin using solar energy in a further step towards the development of prosthetic limbs or robots with a sense of touch.


Revolutionary overhaul of dinosaur family tree proposed

WASHINGTON Some of the best-known dinosaurs, like Tyrannosaurus rex and Brontosaurus, may be headed for a divorce due to irreconcilable differences.

Mar 22 2017

Brazil ramps up domestic space satellite, rocket programs

KOUROU, French Guiana Brazil is developing technology to send domestically-made satellites into space with its own rockets by the end of the decade, aerospace executives and officials said ahead of the launch of the nation's first defense and communications satellite.

Brazil Mar 22 2017

Ancient quakes may point to sinking risk for part of California coast

SEATTLE The Big One may be overdue to hit California but scientists near Los Angeles have found a new risk for the area during a major earthquake: abrupt sinking of land, potentially below sea level.

Mar 21 2017

First U.S. bumble bee added to endangered species list

The rusty patched bumble bee became the first wild bee in the continental United States to gain federal protection on Tuesday when it was added to the government's list of endangered and threatened species.

Mar 21 2017

Scientists launch campaign to restore Pluto to the planet club

A team of scientists seeking to restore Pluto to planethood launched a campaign on Tuesday to broaden the astronomical classifications which led to its demotion to a "dwarf planet" a decade ago.

Oddly Enough Mar 21 2017

Scientists find how using 'satnav' switches off parts of brain

LONDON If you have long feared that using a "satnav" navigation system to get to your destination is making you worse at finding the way alone, research now suggests you may be right.

Mar 21 2017

UK royals' sibling rivalry? Princess Anne says GMO crops have benefits

LONDON Britain's Princess Anne may have sparked some royal sibling rivalry after saying genetically modified crops had real benefits to offer, putting her at odds with her older brother Charles who says they would be an environmental disaster.

People Mar 22 2017

Breathe easy: nose shape was influenced by local climate

WASHINGTON The human nose, in all its glorious forms, is one of our most distinctive characteristics, whether big, little, broad, narrow or somewhere in between. Scientists are now sniffing out some of the factors that drove the evolution of the human proboscis.

Mar 16 2017

Newer type 2 diabetes drugs show heart protective quality in study

WASHINGTON A newer class of type 2 diabetes drugs significantly cut the risk of death and hospitalization for heart failure compared with other medicines for the disease, according to data released on Sunday from a so-called real world study sponsored by AstraZeneca.

Health, Mar 19 2017

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