Archive for October 30th, 2016:

Tributes to Scottish scientist who died in Antarctica snowmobile accident

Image copyright Leigh Stearns Image caption An investigation has been launched into Prof Gordon Hamilton’s death The family of a Dundee-born scientist who died in Antarctica said they were “immensely proud” of his achievements. Dr Gordon Hamilton, 50, was killed after his snowmobile plunged 100ft (30.48m) into a crevasse on Saturday. His body was later

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‘Super-parenting’ improves children’s autism

Image caption Louisa with her son Frank Giving mums and dads the skills to become “super parents” can dramatically improve their child’s autism, a long-term study has shown. In the training, parents watched films of themselves playing with their child while a therapist gave precise tips for helping their child communicate. “What is remarkable is

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Mosquito army released in Zika fight in Brazil & Colombia

Image copyright SINCLAIR STAMMERS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY Image caption Aedes aegypti mosquitoes can spread Zika and dengue Scientists are planning to release an army of millions of modified mosquitoes in areas of Brazil and Colombia. They say the unusual approach is an attempt to provide “revolutionary protection” against mosquito-borne diseases such as Zika and chikungunya. The

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