KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - A Malaysia Airlines flight carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing lost contact with air traffic controllers early on Saturday, the airline said in a statement, the plane likely missing in Vietnamese airspace.
MOSCOW/SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine (Reuters) - Russia said any U.S. sanctions imposed on Moscow over the crisis in Ukraine will boomerang back on the United States and that Crimea has the right to self-determination as armed men tried to seize another Ukrainian military base on the peninsula.
Russia accused Ukraine of failing to pay its natural gas bills and sent the strongest signal yet that it is preparing to absorb Crimea, while the Pentagon said it discussed the possibility of closer ties with Kiev.
Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, feted as a martyr for her country's freedom by European leaders, warned that the West risks its credibility by not taking more forceful action against Russia over Crimea.
A California lawmaker has proposed a ban on keeping killer whales in captivity for purposes of human entertainment. The Orca Welfare and Safety Act would outlaw SeaWorld-style shows, as well as captive breeding of creatures that may simply be too big, smart and special for aquarium life.
Populating a data center used to be laborious, slow, and wasteful. So Facebook looked to Ikea for inspiration on how to fix things. Now it's come up with a shockingly simple system for deploying server infrastructure anywhere in the world.
For the estimated 12.7 million people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, the third leading cause of death in the US, innovative research efforts in the field of tissue regeneration hold promise. In end-stage lung disease, transplantation is sometimes the only viable therapeutic option, but organ availability is limited and rejection presents an add […]
A new class of antibiotics to fight bacteria such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and other drug-resistant bacteria that threaten public health has been discovered by a team of chemists. The new class, called oxadiazoles, was discovered in silico (by computer) screening and has shown promise in the treatment of MRSA in mouse models of infectio […]
Mexican scientists have increased survival rates for patients diagnosed with lunch cancer in metastatic stage (when the disease has spread to different parts of the body) from a rate of nine months of survival to 30 with personalized treatments. Tumor tissue samples were used to extract DNA in order to analyze mutations in the neoplasia (abnormal mass of tis […]