Brain-computer interface allows completely locked-in people to communicate
01 February 2017 | 4:23 am
Scientists develop a way of communicating with patients who are totally paralysed and unable to talk by measuring the blood oxygen levels in their brains to decipher their thoughts.
18 Sep 2021
A team of international scientists has said current vaccines are effective at preventing severe illness, and that supplies will be better utilized to inoculate unvaccinated populations.
30 Sep 2021
Surrounded by barbed wire and an electric fence, marijuana plants flourish under the bright sun on a farm in a mountainous area outside Rio de Janeiro. The farm belongs to a pioneering Brazilian NGO engaged in the production of medical cannabis to help patients with seizures.
2 Oct 2021
While the eyes of the world focus on the Covid-19 pandemic, the fight against HIV has slowed down in Romania. The pandemic has deprived at-risk groups of access to health services and testing, as well as disrupting supply chains and medicine supplies, raising fears of a rise in cases.
1 Oct 2021
The Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease has plagued Florida’s coral reef, killing nearly half of the state’s corals and majorly affecting the Florida Keys. In Orlando, the Florida Coral Rescue Center is racing to save these vital marine animals.
15 Oct 2021
At Rome's ICC Casalpalocco Hospital, recent figures show that a vast majority of Covid-19 patients in the ICU are unvaccinated. Now patients who once were opposed to the vaccine and others who missed their vaccine appointments insist they will get the jab as soon as they are able.
31 Oct 2021
A boat crew casts a net into the seemingly clean waters off Japan's Izu peninsula, but not to catch fish -- they are scooping up microplastics to learn more about the pollution's impact on marine life.
27 Oct 2021
Advances in genetic engineering are reviving the idea of de-extinction, or whether to bring back extinct animals to try to save endangered ecosystems. But is it really a good idea? What would be the unforeseen consequences of such an act? We speak to Ben Lamm, CEO of the American startup Colossal, which has just raised $15 million to revive the woolly mammoth.
9 Nov 2021
Companies owned by billionaires Bill Gates and Warren Buffett are planning to launch the first so-called Natrium nuclear reactor project. Many experts see the project as a misguided attempt to hit CO2 reduction targets.
26 Nov 2021
South Africa's health minister has said a newly identified coronavirus variant is of "serious concern." Scientists said the variant could be behind a major spike in cases in the country.
10 Dec 2021
How effective will vaccines be against the new variant? Hope rests on research centers and vaccine developers to keep up with the speed of the variant's spread around the world.
7 Jan 2022
In a bid to question the high rates of hospitalisation due to Covid-19, certain publications are claiming that actors are pretending to be patients. We take a look at one example in France and another false claim in Germany.
9 Jan 2022
Disturbing new research has revealed that women who are operated on by a male surgeon, are more likely to die. Annette Young talks to the study's co-author, Dr Angela Jerath, from the University of Toronto. Also as outrage continues over the rising rate of femicide in France, we take a look at what steps are being tan by French authorities to prevent male perpetrators from reoffending. Plus we meet the female space engineers who are working on the Ariane 5 space project to unlock the secrets of humankind's final frontier.
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The United Kingdom is experiencing a wave of strikes on a scale not seen since the 1980s under then-Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. With double-digit inflation, the spiralling cost-of-living crisis means that those on stagnating and low salaries, especially public sector workers, are struggling to make ends meet. This Wednesday, half a million people are expected to go on strike, from teachers to civil servants to train drivers.
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A suicide bomber killed dozens of police officers at a mosque in northwestern Pakistan. It is the country's worst terrorist attack in years as a wave of Taliban-fueled militancy targets the state.
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US President Biden has said the US will deliver 31 of its sophisticated M1 Abrams tanks to Ukraine. The announcement came just hours after German Chancellor Olaf Scholz confirmed that Germany will transfer 14 of its modern Leopard 2 tanks.
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Voters in Africa's biggest economy and most populous nation are heading to the polls on Feb. 25 to elect a new president and lawmakers amid growing frustration over unprecedented insecurity, industrial-scale oil theft and surging inflation.
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A US appeals court dismissed the bankruptcy effort by a unit of pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson. They sought bankruptcy protection after facing 40,000 lawsuits over cancer-causing talc.