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Slug slime inspires new kind of surgical glue


LONDON Scientists have developed an experimental surgical glue inspired by the mucus secreted by slugs that could offer an alternative to sutures and staples for closing wounds. | Video


Scientists find sunscreen potential in Antarctic plants

SANTIAGO Scientists in Chile have discovered molecules in two species of Antarctic flowers that protect the plants from solar radiation and could potentially be used in products such as sunscreen for humans and protection for vulnerable crops.

Health, 6:21am EDT

U.S. says Iran rocket test breaches U.N. resolution

DUBAI/WASHINGTON Iran successfully tested a rocket that can deliver satellites into orbit, state television reported on Thursday, an action the United States said breaches a U.N. Security Council resolution because of its potential use in ballistic missile development.

First editing of human embryos carried out in United States

Technology that allows alteration of genes in a human embryo has been used for the first time in the United States, according to Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) in Portland, which carried out the research.

Health, Tech 12:30am EDT

Scientists dim sunlight, suck up carbon dioxide to cool planet

OSLO Scientists are sucking carbon dioxide from the air with giant fans and preparing to release chemicals from a balloon to dim the sun's rays as part of a climate engineering push to cool the planet. | Video


Musk touts approval of New York-Washington 'hyperloop'

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk on Thursday said he had received "verbal" approval to start building an ultra-high-speed underground transport system linking New York and Washington that would cut travel time between the cities to about half an hour.

Tech, U.S., Jul 20 2017

Neil Armstrong's moon bag sells for $1.8 million at auction

NEW YORK A bag used by U.S. astronaut Neil Armstrong to bring the first samples of moon dust back to Earth was sold to an anonymous bidder for $1.8 million at an auction in New York on Thursday marking the 48th anniversary of the first moon landing. | Video

Jul 21 2017

Outback axes suggest humans reached Australia 18,000 years earlier than thought

SYDNEY Axheads and grinding stones from a cave in Australia's far north suggest humans arrived on the continent about 65,000 years ago, or 18,000 years earlier than previously thought, according to research published on Thursday. | Video

Jul 20 2017

MH370 search data unveils fishing hot spots, ancient geological movements

SYDNEY Detailed sea-floor maps made during the unsuccessful search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, released by Australia on Wednesday, could help increase the knowledge of rich fisheries and the prehistoric movement of the earth's southern continents. | Video

World, Environment, Australia, Jul 19 2017

Fearsome T-rex was a plodder not a sprinter, researchers say

LONDON Line up Usain Bolt at the starting blocks with a Tyrannosaurus rex and the dinosaur would be left behind in the sprinter's dust, according to computer-assisted research that turns long-held assumptions on their head. | Video

Jul 18 2017

Amgen gets fast FDA review for adding heart benefits to cholesterol drug label

Amgen Inc said on Thursday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted priority review to the company's request to add important heart safety data to the label of its expensive injectable cholesterol drug Repatha.