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More polar bear cubs die as ice melts

[2011-07-19 09:46]

Polar bear cubs forced to swim long distances with their mothers as their icy Arctic habitat melts appear to have a higher mortality rate than cubs that didn't have to swim as far。

Cancer cells and stem cells share same origin

[2011-07-19 09:09]

US scientists have proven that oncogenes can change normal cells into stem-like cells, paving the way to a safer and more practical approach to treating diseases like multiple sclerosis and cancer with stem cell therapy.

Argentina bans prostitution ads

[2011-07-17 20:43]

Argentina's government is banning prostitution ads in newspapers and other mass media as of Friday, saying it is combatting violence against women.

Man accused of running on tarmac at airport

[2011-07-18 09:14]

Authorities say a New York City man carrying a knife in his pocket jumped over a barrier and ran onto the tarmac at Newark Liberty International Airport.

Beckham baby debuts on Facebook

[2011-07-18 08:21]

David Beckham took to Facebook on Sunday to introduce to the world his new baby daughter, Harper Seven Beckham, the latest addition to his growing brood.

Astronauts woken up by computer failure

[2011-07-15 13:43]

After getting a little free time Thursday, the last space shuttle crew was woken up to deal with a second computer failure on Atlantis.

Singaporeans want more, better sex

[2011-07-14 14:19]

Singapore men want an average of 8.7 times of sex per month, while women want average of 7.3 times per month, a survey by drug company Pfizer has found.

Sleepwalker acquitted of sex assault

[2011-07-17 16:17]

A Belgian court says it believes a man accused of sexually fondling a 9-year-old girl is not guilty because he did it in his sleep.

NASA brings orbital dining down to Earth

[2011-07-15 09:02]

Armchair astronauts can take their dreams to the dining table on Thursday -- NASA is hosting a virtual dinner with the shuttle Atlantis crew.

Daily AIDS pill can slash HIV infection risk

[2011-07-14 15:20]

AIDS drugs designed to treat HIV can also be used to reduce dramatically the risk of infection among heterosexual couples, two studies conducted in Africa showed for the first time on Wednesday.

Free circumcision makes good politics in Turkey

[2011-07-14 10:40]

As an exercise in good governance the mass circumcision ceremony for some 100 boys from disadvantaged families in an old Istanbul square ticks a lot of boxes for Turkey's ruling AK Party and its voters.

Stinky sock smell helps fight malaria

[2011-07-14 08:30]

What do mosquitoes like more than clean, human skin? Stinky socks. Scientists think the musky odor of human feet can be used to attract and kill mosquitoes that carry deadly malaria.

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