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  • Genetically modified Salmonella bacteria

    Scientists turn food poisoning microbe into powerful cancer fighter

    Scientists modify Salmonella bacteria to trigger a particularly powerful immune response against human cancer cells implanted in mice, shrinking the tumors and—for the first time—preventing them from metastasizing.

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    Gel alternative to vasectomy 100% effective in monkeys

    A gel squirted into the sperm ducts of monkeys has been effective at preventing pregnancy, says a study which offers hope of a solution for men reluctant to go under the knife for family planning.

  • New organ

    New organ discovered inside human belly

    Irish researchers confirm that the mesentery — a fold of membrane that connects the intestine to the abdomen — is its own continuous organ, and not a series of fragmented parts like experts had previously thought, reports Yahoo News.

  • 2016: The good things in science, environment

    Wars, Trump, celebrity deaths and natural disasters and the coming of age of 90s kids all have lent to 2016’s overall gloom. This year has not been kind to many people and has left a lingering bitter taste in our mouths. However, 2016 was not all bad and to make remembering this year a little less cringe worthy, we have rounded up all the best developments in science, technology and environment:

  • Fossil shows pregnant sea monster with developing embryo

    An extraordinary fossil unearthed in southwestern China shows a pregnant long-necked marine reptile that lived millions of years before the dinosaurs with its developing embryo, indicating this creature gave birth to live babies rather than laying eggs.

  • Your oldest ancestor was really weird

    Don't take this the wrong way, but your oldest ancestor was not exactly a beauty. Scientists on Monday said a tiny marine creature from China that wriggled in the seabed mud about 540 million years ago may be the earliest-known animal in the lengthy evolutionary path that eventually led to humans. It was a weird-looking beastie with a bag-like body and, for its size, a really big mouth.

  • Nasa's Mars rover finds new clues about life on the Red Planet

    Nasa's Mars rover Curiosity finds evidence of ancient lakes and wet underground environments on the Red Planet that changed billions of years ago.

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    Puffer: Not just a fish

    If you have never tried this swollen but decent looking fish yet, probably you are lucky enough and would better stay away from it!

  • UK first country to legally offer 'three-parent' gene therapy

    Britain's fertility regulator gives the green light for the country to become the first in the world to legally offer "three-parent baby" fertility treatments.

  • Google celebrates birthday of J C Bose

    Google is celebrating the 158th birthday of Sir Jagdish Chandra Bose, one of the fathers of radio science, with a doodle which shows him sitting in his laboratory.