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DNA of man who died in 1827 recreated from his living relatives

The DNA of Hans Jonaton, an ex-slave who fled to Iceland in 1802, has been reconstructed using only the genes of his descendants

Clever maths will stop hackers spying on the quantum internet

Quantum communications are theoretically secure, but keeping a complex quantum network unhackable in practice is more difficult than expected

New studies reveal challenges to transparency in healthcare in Central Europe

New research reports a mixed picture of transparency in public decisions-making around new medicine approvals in Poland, one of Europe's largest pharmaceutical markets.

UT Dallas study: Recent spikes in homicide rates don't tell whole story

Recent spikes in homicide rates across the nation have been attributed to causes ranging from civil unrest to the opioid epidemic, but new research found a much simpler explanation: The increases follow predictable fluctuations in rates over the past 55 years.

Potential brain-machine interface for hand paralysis

(Society for Neuroscience) A brain-machine interface that combines brain stimulation with a robotic device controlling hand movement increases the output of pathways connecting the brain and spinal cord, according to a study of healthy adults published in JNeurosci. This work could have implications for restoring function in stroke patients with hand paralysis.

Mercedes goes Jurassic Park with original G-Wagen

Making a big splash with a display at a major motor show that will really get people talking isn't always as easy as it may seem. To its immense credit, Mercedes-Benz has certainly managed it by presenting the first production G-Class SUV from 1979 in a huge block of amber-colored synthetic resin at the entrance to the Cobo Hall at the Detroit Auto Show.

Tiny dinosaur may have dazzled mates with rainbow ruff and a bony crest

Ancient dinosaurs were adorned in some amazing ways, from the horns of the triceratops to the plates and spikes of the stegosaurus. A newly discovered, bird-like dinosaur fossil from China contains evidence that could add a new accessory to the list: a shaggy ruff of rainbow feathers.

Plane in Turkey Skids Off Runway and Dangles Over Cliff

The plane dangled off a muddy cliff with its nose only a few feet from the sea

US-led coalition to build 30,000-strong border force in Syria

The US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group said on Sunday it was working to create a 30,000-strong border security force in northern Syria, drawing sharp condemnation from Turkey. With the offensive against IS winding down,...Show More Summary

Teens who were severely bullied as children at higher risk of suicidal thoughts, mental health issue

Teens who were severely bullied as children by peers are at higher risk of mental health issues, including suicidal thoughts and behaviours, according to new research in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

Flawed research methods exaggerate the prevalence of depression

The common practice of using patient self-report screening questionnaires rather than diagnostic interviews conducted by researchers has resulted in overestimates of the prevalence of depression, according to an analysis in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) http://www.cmaj.ca/lookup/doi/10.1503/cmaj.170691.

An emergency response to Canada's opioid overdose crisis

To help address the opioid overdose epidemic, Canada should develop a regulated program to distribute opioids and prevent deaths, argues a commentary in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) http://www.cmaj.ca/lookup/doi/10.1503/cmaj.171060

Somebody has to dust!

A new study that examined gender, health and housework among married, heterosexual couples who are no longer employed found a woman’s health has to be considerably impaired before she stops doing chores and her husband takes on more of those duties.

Found in China: Dino With a 'Rainbow Glimmer'

Scientists are now saying there may have been "a more colorful Jurassic World than we previously imagined," thanks to the recent discovery of a fossil in China's Hebei province. Reuters reports that a closer look at the "exquisitely preserved," almost completely intact fossil of a crow-like dinosaur that lived about...

Incorporating social media reviews can improve surveillance of restaurant health problems

A recent paper illustrates the success of an improved system that tracks foodborne illness via online Yelp restaurant reviews developed by the Columbia University Department of Computer Science. Since 2012 this system has been used by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to identify instances of foodborne illness in NYC restaurants.

Air pollution alerts without enforceable actions may be inadequate in protecting public health

The air quality alert programme in Toronto (Canada) had limited effects in protecting the public's health from air pollution between 2003 and 2012, according to an observational study of 2.6 million people.

Death toll from California mudslides rises to 20

Search and rescue teams combed the aftermath of a deadly mudslide in southern California on Sunday as authorities confirmed another death, raising the number of fatalities to 20, officials said. The slide left 28 people injured and destroyed 65 homes and eight businesses in Montecito, a community just east of the city of Santa Barbara. Show More Summary

Ford shows off new and original Bullitt Mustangs

Ask just about any Mustang enthusiasts what the "holy grail" of Mustangs is and the 1968 fastback driven by Steve McQueen in the movie "Bullitt" is going to be close to the top of the list. For a long time it was thought the original...Show More Summary

New 'Rainbow' Dinosaur May Have Sparkled Like a Hummingbird

The duck-size animal found in China had iridescent plumage all over its head and chest.

Donald Trump said 'shouse' and not 'shole', claims White House source

Donald Trump did not use the term “shole” to describe developing countries during a meeting on immigration, instead using the word “shouse”, it has been claimed. According to The Washington Post, which first reported Mr Trump’s alleged remarks, the billionaire said he would be open to higher levels of migration from Asian countries and Norway. Show More Summary

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