World Topics

Mar 26, 2015

European nations sign world's first organ trafficking treaty

Fourteen European nations signed Wednesday in Spain the first ever international treaty to fight human organ trafficking, a business that generates over 1 billion dollars in illegal profits worldwide every year. The agreement would make it illegal to take organs from people living or ...

Mar 26, 2015

New tool to foretell risk of heart attack, stroke

Over the age of 40? Want to know your risk of suffering a fatal heart attack or stroke in the next 10 years? Read on. A new instrument dubbed Globorisk, unveiled Thursday, will allow you to determine your risk simply by inputting your age, ...

Researchers find 'super salamander' fossil

Mar 25, 2015

Researchers find 'super salamander' fossil

Researchers have found fossil remains of a previously unknown species of crocodile-like “super salamander” that roamed the Earth more than 200 million years ago. University of Edinburgh researchers say the species discovered in Portugal was among the Earth’s top predators. The team said Tuesday ...

Mar 25, 2015

Alzheimer's debate revived as Biogen's drug trial advances

Just days after Biogen Inc. revealed promising early data from an experimental Alzheimer’s treatment, new research from the Mayo Clinic may revive a long-running debate over whether the drug industry is focusing on the right target in developing therapies to treat the disease. The ...

Mar 24, 2015

Massive meteorite impact area discovered in Australia

A massive impact area from a huge meteorite that struck the Earth millions of years ago has been found in central Australia, scientists said Monday. The study found signs of the 250-mile (400-km) wide impact area deep inside the Earth’s crust, Australian National University ...

Research shows Neanderthals were world's first jewelers

Mar 22, 2015

Research shows Neanderthals were world's first jewelers

The widely held vision of Neanderthals as brutes may need a stark rethink after research found they crafted the world’s earliest jewelry from eagle talons 130,000 years ago, long before modern humans appeared in Europe. “While reviewing eight, white-tailed eagle talons and an associated ...