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When technology bites back
When technology bites back

From the 1912 sinking of RMS Titanic to the Chernobyl nuclear accident 30 years ago, technology has repeatedly confounded its creators.

When technology bites back
Researchers at the Cloning & Genetic Engineering section of the Beijing Genomics Institute. ©Reuters/Bobby Yip
Human genetic research with Chinese characteristics

Researchers from Guangzhou Medical University used a gene-editing technique CRISPR to artificially induce a mutation in human cells.

Human genetic research with Chinese characteristics
Face value: How fertile women spot rivals
Face value: How fertile women spot rivals

It is not only animals that rely on physical cues to gauge the fertility of potential rivals for a mate.

Face value: How fertile women spot rivals
Rights groups urge Merkel to press Egypt over violations
Rights groups urge Merkel to press Egypt over violations

Five prominent rights groups on Monday urged German Chancellor Angela Merkel to press for an end to human rights abuses in Egypt.

Rights groups urge Merkel to press Egypt over violations
Scientists stretch haul of height-related genes
Scientists stretch haul of height-related genes

Scientists said they had pinpointed nearly 700 genetic variations that determine human height, more than tripling the haul in researc.

Scientists stretch haul of height-related genes
Worms, flies and humans: how we are related
Worms, flies and humans: how we are related

Biologists said the genetic machinery of humans, fruit flies and roundworms was similar in many ways, a discovery that could help basic research.

Worms, flies and humans: how we are related
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Tiny chip mimics brain, delivers supercomputer speed

Researchers unveiled a powerful new postage-stamp size chip delivering supercomputer performance using a process that mimics the human brain.

Tiny chip mimics brain, delivers supercomputer speed
Photo courtesy of prokuror.gov.kz
Kazakhstan sees 31 policemen convicted for torture

35 torture cases have been initiated and 31 policemen convicted in Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan sees 31 policemen convicted for torture
Paul Johnston of the Ottawa Police Service. Photo courtesy of cbc.ca
Philippines probes diplomat in Canada 'nanny trafficking'

The Philippine government said Saturday it was investigating a Filipina diplomat charged in Canada for alleged human trafficking involving the exploitation of her nanny.

Philippines probes diplomat in Canada 'nanny trafficking'
Honda's new ASIMO robot, more human-like than ever
Honda's new ASIMO robot, more human-like than ever

It walks and runs, even up and down stairs. It can open a bottle and serve a drink, and politely tries to shake hands with a stranger. Meet the latest ASIMO, Honda's humanoid robot.

Honda's new ASIMO robot, more human-like than ever
Photo courtesy of Martin Bates
Earliest human footprints outside Africa found in Britain: scientists

Footprints left by ancient humans 800,000 years ago have been found in Britain, the earliest evidence of such markings outside Africa.

Earliest human footprints outside Africa found in Britain: scientists
©Reuters/Pichi Chuang
China confirms human death from new bird flu type

A 73-year-old Chinese woman has died of a type of bird flu new in humans, health officials say, but experts believe the risk of it spreading between people is low.

China confirms human death from new bird flu type
Row grows after US Marshals strip-search Indian diplomat
Row grows after US Marshals strip-search Indian diplomat

US officials admitted Tuesday that they strip-searched a female Indian diplomat after she was arrested in New York in a new twist to a growing row that has seen India hit back with reprisals such as removing security barriers around the US embassy.

Row grows after US Marshals strip-search Indian diplomat
Ethiopia's colossal human airlift from Saudi Arabia
Ethiopia's colossal human airlift from Saudi Arabia

When Ethiopia started repatriating its citizens living illegally in Saudi Arabia last month, 30,000 people were expected to return.

Ethiopia's colossal human airlift from Saudi Arabia
United Nations Development Program in Kazakhstan. Illustration by tengrinews.kz
Kazakhstan leads Central Asia in human development

UNDP published their annual human development report. Kazakhstan comes 68th - the highest rank among Central Asian countries.

Kazakhstan leads Central Asia in human development

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