Month: November 2016

‘Bionic’ plants can detect explosives

Source: BBC By Paul Rincon Science editor, BBC News website 31 October 2016 Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES Scientists have transformed the humble spinach plant into a bomb detector. By embedding tiny tubes in the plants’ leaves, they can be made to pick up chemicals called nitro-aromatics, which are found in landmines […]

Zika Virus Reduces Male Fertility in Mice

Source: Time By Alice Park The Zika virus is known to influence developing fetuses and pregnant women, and now researchers are turning their attention to the possible effects on men. There is growing evidence that Zika can be sexually transmitted from an infected man to another partner, and studies show […]

Why Palestinians want to sue Britain

Why Palestinians want to sue Britain RAMZY BAROUD | Published — Tuesday 1 November 2016 Ramzy Baroud Last July, the Palestinian Authority took the unexpected, although belated step of seeking Arab backing in suing Britain over the Balfour Declaration. That “declaration’ was the first-ever explicit commitment made by Britain, and […]