Read more about the article Airport Customs Dogs Bust Chinese Tourist Smuggling Smoked Bats In Suitcase
Photo shows dogs sniffing bags at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, Thailand, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. A tourist from Kunming, China, was caught by sniffer dogs trying to smuggle animal carcasses into Thailand. (Department of Livestock Development/Newsflash)

Airport Customs Dogs Bust Chinese Tourist Smuggling Smoked Bats In Suitcase

A Chinese tourist has been busted smuggling smoked bats in a suitcase thanks to the acute sense of smell of airport customs dogs in Thailand. https://youtu.be/1OO7tWdJlnY Department of Livestock Development/Newsflash The unnamed tourist, who is reportedly from Kunming, a city in south-western China's Yunnan Province, was busted trying to smuggle…

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Read more about the article New Cold Plasma Jet Set To Fight Virus
Image shows cold physical plasma analyses at the Centre of Excellence ZIK plasmatis at the Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology e.V. (INP). (INP Greifswald/Newsflash)

New Cold Plasma Jet Set To Fight Virus

Scientists could be one step closer to wiping out COVID-19 after having created a cold plasma jet which drastically limits the virus’ capabilities. A research team from the Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology (INP) in Greifswald, Germany, treated hepatitis viruses from mice. The targeted hepatitis virus is a…

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Read more about the article British Beekeeping Research Fund Looking For Research Projects To Support
A bee of the genus Ceratina on a plant of the genus Ipomoea (morning glory). (Joe Zientek/Newsflash)

British Beekeeping Research Fund Looking For Research Projects To Support

Funding to support beekeeping, taken over by the UK government at the same level as it was previously provided by the EU, has been given a further shot in the arm with a new funding initiative from beekeepers. The CB Dennis British Beekeepers’ Research Trust, Bee Diseases Insurance Ltd and…

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Read more about the article Sufferer Who Came Off Meds 15 Years Ago Keeps Virus Naturally Under Control
Doctors Josep Mallolas, (left) Nuria Climent, (second from the left) Juan Ambrosioni, (second from the right) and an unidentified man, (right), pose in a screenshot from a press conference, in July, 2022. The doctors present a case of a functional cure of AIDS in a patient in Barcelona, Spain. (Newsflash)

Sufferer Who Came Off Meds 15 Years Ago Keeps Virus Naturally Under Control

An HIV sufferer who came off medication 15 years ago is still living with the virus but her immune system is keeping it under control. This, say experts in Spain, makes the woman - referred to only as the 'Barcelona patient' - an "exceptional" case in the world. Her case…

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Read more about the article Scientists Develop Honey-Based Bee DNA Test To Monitor Hive Health
Illustrative image: Honeybee harvesting pollen and carrying it to its pollen basket. (Yannis Varouhakis (instagram.com/varouhakis)/Newsflash)

Scientists Develop Honey-Based Bee DNA Test To Monitor Hive Health

Scientists have developed an innovative method to examine DNA traces in honey which could help with the early identification of health problems in a hive as a deadly new disease variant cuts a swathe through global populations. The new test will be able to help identify potential diseases like the…

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Read more about the article Fury As Gene Hacked Franken-Mozzies Released Into The Wild
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Fury As Gene Hacked Franken-Mozzies Released Into The Wild

A British company has provoked fury after releasing genetically modified mosquitoes into the wild that could produce new strains of super-mozzies, say critics. UK-based Oxitec say the hacked insects contain a modified gene that will ultimately kill off all-female offspring and wipe out huge colonies of the bug. In time,…

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People Who Are Bilingual Have Brains That Age More Slowly

The ability to keep the brain fit by speaking more than one language could be one of the best ways to stop brain ageing, according to new research by boffins in the UK and Russia. The research comes at a time where advances in medical technology mean people can live…

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Read more about the article People Eat One Credit Cards Worth of Plastic Trash a Week Says Study
Entrance area of ​​the medical university campus and the Vienna General Hospital in the Austrian capital of Vienna. (MedUni Wien, AKH Wien, Houdek/Newsflash)

People Eat One Credit Cards Worth of Plastic Trash a Week Says Study

People are eating the equivalent of one credit card every week in their diet, a new study into the effects of plastic particles on human health has revealed. The particles enter the human food chain through plastic waste contained in fish, sea salt and even drinking water, the study shows.…

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Read more about the article Cops Seize 139 Dangerous Animals From Dead Mans House In Gran Canaria
One of the animals removed from a ranch when the owner died, on 20th March, in San Bartolome de Tirajana, Spain. (Newsflash)

Cops Seize 139 Dangerous Animals From Dead Mans House In Gran Canaria

The Spanish police have seized 139 animals - many of them dangerous - from a home in Gran Canaria after the owner died. The Nature Protection Service (SEPRONA) of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in the Spanish Canary Islands said 118 animals are an invasive species and 21 are considered…

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Read more about the article Chunk Of DNA Inherited From Neanderthals Makes Humans More Likely To Get COVID But Less Likely To Get HIV
DNA analytics in the lab. (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology/Newsflash)

Chunk Of DNA Inherited From Neanderthals Makes Humans More Likely To Get COVID But Less Likely To Get HIV

A piece of DNA that many humans have inherited from the Neanderthals makes it more likely to get a serious bout of COVID-19 but 27 percent less likely to get HIV, scientists say. The study was conducted by Hugo Zeberg, age not reported, of the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden,…

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