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E-cigs may damage the heart, study says

Vaping devices and the chemicals they deliver -- increasingly popular among teens -- may damage the cardiovascular system, a study said, adding to a growing chorus of concern over injury and deaths related to e-cigarettes.


Music by the numbers: scientists reveal a secret to great song writing

What makes some music so enjoyable, and can science help us engineer the perfect pop song?


Shrinking Arctic ice linked to spread of deadly animal virus

The decline in Arctic sea ice sparked by global warming is already forcing animals, including the polar bear, to adapt or die -- but now scientists warn it could also be exposing them to new, deadly diseases.


Environment now a focus for young Chinese: sci-fi author

China's millennials are increasingly pursuing happiness and sustainable living rather than wealth and luxury, award-winning sci-fi writer Chen Qiufan says, insisting the nation's youth are waking up to environmental issues.


Like roads, many genetic lineages led to ancient Rome

At the height of its empire, the inhabitants of ancient Rome genetically resembled the populations of the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East, according to a DNA study published Thursday.


Hong Kong student who fell during protest clashes dies

A Hong Kong student who fell from a car park while police and protesters were clashing last weekend has died, hospital officials said Friday, in a development likely to further escalate tensions after months of violent rallies in the city.


The science of zombies: Will the undead rise?

There is increasing evidence that humans are not immune to zombie-like manipulations by behaviour-changing parasites.


Dozens rescued after Philippine ferry capsizes

Philippine authorities rescued dozens of people on Thursday after a ferry sank in rough seas, but search teams were still working to confirm all aboard were accounted for, the coast guard said.


Malaysia detains Cambodian opposition figure

A senior Cambodian opposition figure was detained in Malaysia as she tried to fly home for the planned return of her exiled party leader, authorities said Thursday, in another win for strongman Hun Sen.


IBM: face recognition tech should be regulated, not banned

IBM weighed in Tuesday on the policy debate over facial recognition technology, arguing against an outright ban but calling for "precision regulation" to protect privacy and civil liberties.


 

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