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A warm-water time bomb could spell disaster for Arctic sea ice
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A warm-water time bomb could spell disaster for Arctic sea ice

29 August 2018 A warm-water time bomb could spell disaster for Arctic sea ice A layer of warm water could spell trouble for Arctic sea ice Paul Nicklen/Getty By Andy Coghlan The Arctic is in hot water, literally, following the discovery that heat has been accumulating rapidly in a salty […]

Opioid crisis: powerful but non-addictive drug could replace morphine
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Opioid crisis: powerful but non-addictive drug could replace morphine

29 August 2018 Opioid crisis: powerful but non-addictive drug could replace morphine Oxycodone provides pain relief at a price Education Images/UIG via Getty Images By Alice Klein A new opioid drug blocks pain in monkeys without any apparent addictive or dangerous side-effects. Opioids like morphine, oxycodone and fentanyl are good […]

Multiple sclerosis drug is first to dramatically cut brain shrinkage
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Multiple sclerosis drug is first to dramatically cut brain shrinkage

29 August 2018 Multiple sclerosis drug is first to dramatically cut brain shrinkage DR P. MARAZZI/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY By Chelsea Whyte An experimental drug for the most severe forms of multiple sclerosis has slowed brain shrinkage by nearly a half. There are dozens of therapies approved for the relapsing form […]

Ebola outbreak has killed 75 in the Democratic Republic of Congo
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Ebola outbreak has killed 75 in the Democratic Republic of Congo

29 August 2018 Ebola outbreak has killed 75 in the Democratic Republic of Congo John Wessels/AFP/Getty Images THERE has been a sudden uptick in deaths caused by the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, bringing the number of people killed in the current outbreak up to 75. […]

How to drive the slowest vehicle in the solar system – on Mars
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How to drive the slowest vehicle in the solar system – on Mars

29 August 2018 How to drive the slowest vehicle in the solar system – on Mars NASA engineer Keri Bean shares her dreams of driving a Mars rover, her fears that Opportunity won’t wake up and why NASA has grief counsellors on speed-dial Keri Bean with a version of Mars […]