Massive solar flare observed

Feb. 17, 2011, noon

Astronomers at Nasa's Solar Dynamic Observatory (SDO) have observed that the Sun has emitted its largest solar flare in four years.

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GM chickens that resist Bird Flu

Feb. 14, 2011, noon

Scientists at the University of Cambridge and the University of Edinburgh have produced genetically modified chickens that may help prevent the spread of bird flu.

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Tropical cyclone Yasi hits Australia

Feb. 2, 2011, noon

In the height of Australian cyclone season – which runs from November to April – a cyclone ranking at the most dangerous level has reached Queensland, Australia.

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Stem cells to cure blindness

Nov. 21, 2010, noon

Twelve people in the US are to get pioneering stem cell treatment to try to cure their hereditary blindness, using the world's first eye therapy derived from human embryonic cells.

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