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Common brain malformation traced to its genetic roots

About one in 100 children has a common brain disorder called Chiari 1 malformation, but most of the time such children grow up normally...

Large transporter protein linked to schizophrenia

Scientists have suspected mutations in a cellular cholesterol transport protein are associated with psychiatric disorders, but have found it difficult to prove this and...

Second Taiwan-born panda cub makes media debut

A second Taiwan-born giant panda made her media debut, clambering over a wooden climbing frame and playing with sawdust to the sound of clicking...

Mourning swan holds up German trains

A swan mourning the death of its companion on a German railway track held up 23 trains for almost an hour and had to...

EU clears way for China investment pact

EU member states gave political backing to Brussels' planned investment pact with China, clearing the way for a deal between the world's biggest economic...

Chinese astronomers discover 591 high-velocity stars

A Chinese research team has discovered 591 high-velocity stars based on data from the Large Sky Area Multi-Object Fiber Spectroscopic Telescope (LAMOST) and the...

Japan developing wooden satellites to cut space junk

A Japanese company and Kyoto University have joined forces to develop what they hope will be the world's first satellites made out of wood...

Japan’s Nikkei at 30-year high after Trump OKs stimulus

Stocks rose Tuesday in Asia, with Japan’s Nikkei 225 index hitting a 30-year high after President Donald Trump signed a $900 billion economic aid...

Gold gains on softer dollar; US Senate pandemic aid vote eyed

Gold inched higher on Tuesday as a softer dollar underpinned the metal, with market participants looking forward to a US Senate vote on increased...

Small number of COVID patients develop severe psychotic symptoms

Almost immediately, Dr. Hisam Goueli could tell that the patient who came to his psychiatric hospital on Long Island this summer was unusual.

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