Archive for December 22nd, 2016:

Madagascar’s wide-eyed wanderers

Threatened by habitat loss and hunting, Madagascar’s lemurs, a critically endangered species, are finding refuge in a private sanctuary. Video producer: Roderick Macleod Article source:

Laser helps unlock antimatter secrets

Image copyright Cern Image caption The Alpha experiment was able to measure how antimatter behaved in response to laser light tuned to a particular frequency Scientists at Cern have found a new way to unlock the secrets of antimatter. In a major technological advance, physicists shone a laser on trapped anti-atoms to detect whether they

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Prostate cancer laser treatment ‘truly transformative’

Media captionProfessor Mark Emberton explains on Radio 4′s Today the significance of new cancer treatment Surgeons have described a new treatment for early stage prostate cancer as “truly transformative”. The approach, tested across Europe, uses lasers and a drug made from deep sea bacteria to eliminate tumours, but without causing severe side effects. Trials on

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