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Nanosciences: Genes on the rack

A novel nanotool has been developed that provides an easy means of characterizing the mechanical properties of biomolecules.

Paving the road to drug discovery

There are many disadvantages to using human cells in the initial stages of creating a new therapy. Scientists often have to test a large number of compounds in order to find one that is effective against a particular target. Human cells are costly to take care of and require a lot of time and specific conditions in order to grow. Now researchers say that fission yeast may be used to find the next cancer cure.

Windsurfing swans: An overlooked phenomenon

It is well-known that birds can fly, swim and walk, but now there is scientific evidence that birds also can windsurf. Researchers report that the Mute swan occasionally uses the wings as sails when moving quickly on water surfaces.

Silence marks Aberfan disaster anniversary

Wales falls silent as the country remembers the 50th anniversary of the Aberfan disaster, in which 144 people - 116 of them children - died. Source: BBC

‘Fake Sheikh’ Mazher Mahmood jailed over Tulisa case

Undercover journalist Mazher Mahmood, known as the "Fake Sheikh", is jailed for 15 months for tampering with evidence in a case involving singer Tulisa Contostavlos. Source: BBC

Russian warships pass through English Channel

A flotilla of Russian warships is passing through the English Channel en route to Syria. Source: BBC

CBS News correspondents on debate discussions of Syria and Iraq

One topic covered in Wednesday's presidential debate was foreign policy. CBS News' Holly Williams, who is covering the battle for Mosul, and Elizabeth Palmer, who recently reported from Aleppo, tell Scott Pelley what they thought of the candidates' ideas.

El Chapo closer to being extradited to U.S. after Mexican judge’s ruling

Mexican judge denies drug lord's opposition to being extradited; but appeals will follow

Britian posthumously pardons men convicted of being gay

Men who are still alive who were convicted in the now-abolished laws against homosexuality can apply to have their names cleared

Turning biofuel waste into wealth in a single step

Lignin is a bulky chain of molecules found in wood and is usually discarded during biofuel production. But in a new method to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels, the simple addition of formaldehyde could turn it into the main focus.

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