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Kerry Sheridan

Kerry Sheridan

    US health authorities confirm Zika causes birth defects
    US health authorities confirm Zika causes birth defects
    The mosquito-borne Zika virus causes birth defects, including a syndrome in which babies are born with unusually small heads, US health authorities...
    'Almost zero' response to Ebola from Western leaders
    'Almost zero' response to Ebola from Western leaders
    The international community has made "almost zero" response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, with Western leaders more interested in protecting...
    Forensic DNA technology could identify kidnapped Nigerian girls
    Forensic DNA technology could identify kidnapped Nigerian girls
    Forensic DNA technology could help identify and reunite more than 200 Nigerian girls who were kidnapped by Islamist militants with their...
    Nasa spots three asteroids for possible capture
    Nasa spots three asteroids for possible capture
    The US space agency has narrowed its hunt for an asteroid to capture to three, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) said on...
    Nasa prepares to unleash 'terror' on Mars
    Nasa prepares to unleash 'terror' on Mars
    A popular internet video by Nasa called "Seven Minutes of Terror" depicts the high drama involved with the first-ever attempt to use a...
    Nasa's Kepler telescope confirms its first habitable zone
    Nasa's Kepler telescope confirms its first habitable zone
    In another step toward finding Earth-like planets that may hold life, Nasa said on Monday the Kepler space telescope has confirmed its first-ever...
    US boost for anti-rhino poaching programme
    US boost for anti-rhino poaching programme
    A US-based animal protection group said on Wednesday it is collecting money for a new initiative to equip rangers in South Africa and Zimbabwe with...
    'New' antibody propels hunt for universal flu vaccine
    'New' antibody propels hunt for universal flu vaccine
    The first human antibody that can knock out all influenza A viruses has been shown effective in lab mice, an exciting step forward in the hunt for...
    Nasa tracks space junk heading for ISS
    Nasa tracks space junk heading for ISS
    Nasa is tracking a piece of Soviet space debris that could collide with the International Space Station, the US space agency said on Sunday after...
    Atlantis blasts off on Nasa's final space shuttle mission
    Atlantis blasts off on Nasa's final space shuttle mission
    Atlantis blazed a path into history on Friday when it blasted off toward the heavens on the last-ever mission of the 30-year-old American space...
    Stink bug munches its way through US orchards
    Stink bug munches its way through US orchards
    A stink bug from Asia is chomping up US vegetable fields, orchards and vineyards, causing experts to scramble through an arsenal of weapons to try...
    Space shuttle commander Kelly to retire from Nasa
    Space shuttle commander Kelly to retire from Nasa
    Mark Kelly, the United States astronaut who commanded the final flight by the shuttle Endeavour, announced on Tuesday he is retiring to...