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Can ants solve traffic jams?

Can ants solve traffic jams?

If we all drove more like ants walk, there would be far fewer traffic jams, according to one scientist. Studying why ants don't get in their own versions of bad traffic could help us learn lessons to keep cars flowing, Apoorva Nagar and the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology told NPR. There are...

Jute genome decoder Maqsudul Alam passes away

Jute genome decoder Maqsudul Alam passes away

Bangladeshi scientist Maqsudul Alam, a professor at the University of Hawaii and the decoder of jute plant genome, died today of liver cirrhosis at a hospital in the United States at the age of 60. He breathed his last at Queens Medical Center in Hawaii around 2:18am (Bangladesh time), Mahbubul Alam Babu, a brother...

Preserve Sir Jagadish Chandra Basu’s house: HC

Preserve Sir Jagadish Chandra Basu’s house: HC

The High Court today ordered the government to take step within seven days to protect and preserve the 300-year-old house of famed scientist Sir Jagadish Chandra Basu in Munshiganj. In response to a writ petition, the court issued a rule upon the government to explain as to why it should not be directed to...

Crisis spiralled 'out of control'

Crisis spiralled 'out of control'

The humanitarian crisis wrought by the deadly Ebola virus raging through West Africa will not be over until a vaccine is developed, the scientist who discovered the virus has warned. Professor Peter Piot, part of the team who identified the Ebola virus in north western Zaire in 1976, warned the crisis has spiralled 'out of control'. While he predicted the epidemic could be over by this time next year, he said it will take years to help reconstruct the countries devastated by the virus. But he warned the crisis is unlikely to come to a halt until one of three experimental vaccines, currently being trialled in the UK and US, is available...

New light on mystery 'bird' Archaeopteryx

New light on mystery 'bird' Archaeopteryx

Is it a bird? Is it a dinosaur? Or something in between? The feathered limbs of Archaeopteryx have fascinated palaeontologists ever since Charles Darwin's day. Only 12 of these curious creatures have ever been found. Dinosaur with wings or first bird? X-rays reveal secrets of Archaeopteryx http://t.co/szPLqXHVv8 pic.twitter.com/SizZTgUACo — BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) May 22, 2014 Now these...

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