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Scientists warn a million species at risk of extinction

Scientists warn a million species at risk of extinction

One million animal and plant species are at imminent risk of extinction due to humankind's relentless pursuit of economic growth, scientists said on Monday in a landmark report on the devastating impact ...

'Seeing the unseeable': Scientists reveal first photo of black hole

'Seeing the unseeable': Scientists reveal first photo of black hole

Using a global network of telescopes to see ‘the unseeable,’ an international scientific team on Wednesday announced a milestone in astrophysics - the first-ever photo of a black hole ...

Scientists identify 'origin' of cancer spread

Scientists identify 'origin' of cancer spread

Scientists at the University of Salford said they have identified a cancer cell from which all cancer growth starts in the body.

More than 100 scientists in China say baby gene editing is ‘crazy’

More than 100 scientists in China say baby gene editing is ‘crazy’

More than 100 scientists, most of them in China, have condemned as ‘crazy’ and unethical altering human genes after a geneticist claimed he had changed the genes of twin girls to create the first gene-edited babies.

Huge quake edges New Zealand islands closer together

Huge quake edges New Zealand islands closer together

A destructive earthquake that struck New Zealand two years ago has left its two main islands edging towards each other, and one city sinking, according to scientists.

Scientists launch plan to map genes of all complex life on earth

Scientists launch plan to map genes of all complex life on earth

Scientists launched a vast project on Thursday to map the genetic code of all 1.5 million known species of complex life on earth, aiming to complete the work within a decade.

Scientists predict unusually warm climate until 2022

Scientists predict unusually warm climate until 2022

Scientists have used a new forecast system to predict that the years 2018 to 2022 are going to be an ‘anomalously warm’ period, with greater chance of extreme temperatures.

Japan scientists to use ‘reprogrammed’ stem cells to fight Parkinson's

Japan scientists to use ‘reprogrammed’ stem cells to fight Parkinson's

Japanese scientists said on Monday they will start clinical trials next month on a treatment for Parkinson's disease, transplanting ‘reprogrammed’ stem cells into brains ...

Scientists eye genome mapping to help chlamydia-stricken koalas

Scientists eye genome mapping to help chlamydia-stricken koalas

Scientists who have mapped the genome of Australia's symbolic animal, the koala, say it could help them develop better vaccines to treat the animals, who are battling an epidemic of the bacterial disease chlamydia.

Scientists set off to explore new Antarctic ecosystem

Scientists set off to explore new Antarctic ecosystem

A team of international scientists led by the British Antarctic Survey set off on Wednesday to explore a mysterious marine ecosystem that has lain hidden under an ice shelf for up to 120,000 years.

Scientists warn microplastics pose massive threat to marine giants

Scientists warn microplastics pose massive threat to marine giants

Scientists are warning that microplastics in the ocean and the toxic chemicals in them are posing a significant risk to giant animals like whales, sharks, and manta rays that are marine filter feeders.

New orangutan species discovered on Indonesia's Sumatra

New orangutan species discovered on Indonesia's Sumatra

Until now, the orangutan has been classified as belonging to two distinct species reflecting their geographical distribution: the Bornean orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus) and the Sumatran orangutan (Pongo abelii).