|New case of SARS-like virus in Saudi: ministry|
|A new case of the deadly coronavirus has been detected in Saudi Arabia where 15 people have already died after contracting it, the health ministry announced on Saturday on its Internet website.
"One new case of novel coronavirus recorded in the Eastern Region" where most of the kingdom's cases have been registered, said the ministry, which this we... Full Story|
|US psychiatry gets makeover in new manual|
|The latest makeover to a massive psychiatric tome honored by some, reviled by others and even called the "Bible" of mental disorders is being released Saturday with a host of new changes.
The first major revamp in more than 20 years of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM-5, will be unveiled in San Francisco at the ann... Full Story|
|Many US youth have mental disorder: CDC|
|As many as one-fifth of American children and teens suffer from a mental disorder such as anxiety or depression and the incidence of such ailments is rising, a study released Thursday said.
"A total of 13 percent to 20 percent of children living in the United States experience a mental disorder in a given year," according to the report examining t... Full Story|
|Researchers make embryonic stem cells from skin|
|US researchers have reported a breakthrough in stem cell research, describing how they have turned human skin cells into embryonic stem cells for the first time.The method described Wednesday by Oregon Health and Science University scientists in the journal Cell, would not likely be able to create human clones, said Shoukhrat Mitalipov, senior scie... Full Story|
|Sun unleashes four potent solar flares|
|The Sun has unleashed four potent solar flares this week, marking the most intense activity yet this year and causing limited interruptions to high-frequency radio communications.
One of them was classified as an X3.2 flare, with X-class flares being the most intense type, the US space agency said.
"This is the strongest X-class flare of 2013 so ... Full Story|
|US prepares for cicada onslaught|
|The hordes are rising. A cicada invasion is imminent in the US, with millions of the large cricket-like insects poised to emerge from the earth after 17 years lying in wait.
The first of the bugs that are expected to blanket the US east coast have already been spotted in North Carolina and New Jersey.
"The Brood II emergence has begun!" cheered t... Full Story|
|NASA astronauts end spacewalk to fix ammonia leak|
|NASA astronauts performed an emergency spacewalk Saturday to halt an ammonia leak on the International Space Station but it will take weeks or months to determine whether the problem has been permanently fixed.The spacewalk was successfully completed an hour ahead of schedule at 1814 GMT, five and a half hours after flight engineers Tom Marshburn a... Full Story|
|Landing is key puzzle in Mars trip|
|Landing astronauts safely on Mars is one of the biggest technological hurdles for any future manned mission to the Red Planet, even more complicated than last year's daring rover touchdown.
NASA dazzled observers by landing the one-ton Curiosity rover on Mars in August in a high-speed operation using a sky crane and supersonic parachute, but exper... Full Story|