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UK funds set to help rare monkey

UK funds set to help rare monkey

A conservation project to help protect the rare Burmese snub-nosed monkey is one of 33 to get a share of UK Government funding. The species was photographed for the first time last year. The project, led by Fauna and Flora International (FFI), will try to establish how many of the monkeys are left and how [&hellip

International ‘hacker’ arrests

International ‘hacker’ arrests

Lulzsec were known for carrying out attacks for the “lulz”, a variation of “lol”, meaning “laugh out loud” Seven alleged hackers based in the US, UK and Republic of Ireland have been charged with crimes related to computer attacks said to have affected “over one million victims”. The FBI said that five of the men [&hellip

Popular colas contain cancerous agent

Popular colas contain cancerous agent

Many popular cola drinks including Coke and Pepsi contain a caramel-coloring chemical that causes cancer in lab animals, warns a consumer advocacy group. “Coke and Pepsi, with the acquiescence of the FDA, are needlessly exposing millions of Americans to a chemical that causes cancer,” said executive director of the Center for Science in the Public [&hellip

Herbal remedy fights asthma

Herbal remedy fights asthma

A traditional Chinese herbal remedy may be significantly helpful in relieving daily symptoms of asthmatic patients, Japanese researchers say. A study of more than 270 patients with asthma who either received a Chances mixture or standard treatment demonstrated that the herbal treatment worked better in removing symptoms compared to inhaled steroid and a bronchodilator. After [&hellip

New system to protect satellites

New system to protect satellites

Massive bursts of solar energy can damage satellites by veering them into the paths of other craft or by scrambling their communications. Scientists have developed a system that helps them protect navigation and communication satellites by forecasting potentially devastating solar storms. A European research team led by the British Antarctic Survey (BAS), have found a [&hellip

Sports writer, Samson Mbega dies

Sports writer, Samson Mbega dies

Samson Mbega, for the last few months a sports writer with The Guardian limited died on Monday morning at Burhani Hospital in Dar es Salaam where he was admitted for malaria treatment. Mbega, who was born in July 1964 in Dar es Salaam, will be buried in Manerumango in Kisarawe district, Coast region, tomorrow. Mourners [&hellip

Arsenal 3-0 AC Milan

Arsenal 3-0 AC Milan

Arsenal scored three first-half goals but could not complete an epic comeback against AC Milan, who held on to reach the Champions League quarter-finals. Milan, leading 4-0 from the first leg, were rocked when Laurent Koscielny headed home a corner and a mistake let Tomas Rosicky slot in Arsenal’s second. Robin van Persie’s penalty increased [&hellip

Sawfish snout senses, swipes and stabs

Sawfish snout senses, swipes and stabs

The exact function of the sawfish’s spectacular snout has been unclear, until now The spectacular snouts of sawfish are revealed as complete hunting weapons, sensing prey and killing them. The saws, which can grow more than a metre long in some species, have previously been identified as able to sense prey by their electric fields. [&hellip

Psychotherapy helps end stage patients

Psychotherapy helps end stage patients

A psychotherapy technique including spirituality and finding meaning for life and death may improve quality of life and well-being of terminally ill patients. Spiritual well-being and sense of meaning are important concerns for clinicians who care for patients with cancer. Although most palliative care doctors and nurses are well informed about treating physical symptoms such [&hellip

Many pilots sleepy during flight

Many pilots sleepy during flight

Many transportation employees such as pilots, train conductions and truck drivers are sleep-deprived on duty, a new US study warns. The US National Sleep Foundation (NSF) poll found that 11 percent of transportation employees work while sleepy, compared to the 7 percent who work in other sectors. The study which included about 1,100 people older [&hellip