2014/07/07: New device sniffs out terrorists’ bombs A super-sensitive electronic nose that can detect explosives may make physical searches a thing of the past. James Urquhart reports.
2014/07/07: How to make national parks more efficient at saving animals National parks are usually created on land that is too poor for agriculture and protect only 11% of endangered species. But researchers have found how we can do a better job without breaking the bank. Dyani Lewis reports.
2014/07/07: Is the Yeti really the polar bear’s cousin? DNA tests found no evidence of the Yeti, Bigfoot, Sasquatch or the Abominable Snowman. But, as Daniel Cossins reports, the bears may know more than they are letting on.
2014/07/07: The year polio won Everyone must take responsibility for the epidemic of scientific mistrust and ignorance gripping the world and returning polio to the most vulnerable, writes Laurie Zoloth.
2014/06/30: Are we addicted to sunbathing? Skin cancer rates are rising as people ignore warnings about overexposure to the Sun. Researchers say it is the opiate-like feel-good factor that drives us back for more. Suzanne Shubart reports.
2014/06/30: Sheep’s genome at last reveals its secrets Scientists have published the complete DNA code of the sheep. Despite some industry indifference, there is much that could help farmers breed more productive animals. Elizabeth Finkel and Yi-Di Ng report.

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