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Why some cancers are 'born to be bad'

A groundbreaking study has uncovered why some patients’ cancers are more deadly than others, despite appearing identical. PHOTO: CRICK INSTITUTE Francis Crick Institute scientists developed a way of analysing a cancer’s history to predict its future. The study on kidney cancer patients showed some tumours were “born to be bad” while others never became aggressive ... Read More »

Sydney bushfire deemed 'highly suspicious' as threat eases

A large bushfire that has threatened homes in Sydney is likely to have been deliberately lit, Australian authorities say. The blaze, which began on Saturday, has burnt through 2,500 hectares of land in the city’s southern suburbs. Some residents had been warned of immediate danger to their lives, but firefighters say the threat has eased. The New South Wales Rural ... Read More »

Global shipping in 'historic' climate deal

The global shipping industry has for the first time agreed to cut its emissions of greenhouse gases. The move comes after talks all week at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in London. Shippings has previously been excluded from climate agreements, but under the deal, emissions will be reduced by 50% by 2050 compared to 2008 levels. One minister from a ... Read More »

Students prepare for this year’s tough high school entrance exams

VietNamNet Bridge – Students preparing for high school entrance exams are cramming more than ever amid warnings about the toughness of this year’s exam. Parents are worried sick about their children’s exams Most secondary schools in Hanoi have finished the teaching curriculum and are now focusing on preparing students for the math and literature high school entrance exams.  The students ... Read More »

Schools need to learn why it’s good to talk

VietNamNet Bridge – There are more and more ways to communicate with each other nowadays, which help narrow or even blur geographical distances, but sometimes closer to home, people are finding it difficult to communicate. Pham Song Toan, the student, burst into crying talking about the teacher. — File photo None more so than a story that moved me about ... Read More »

Young students make head motion wheelchairs practical

VietNamNet Bridge – Wheelchairs controlled by head motion may bring new hope to people with disabilities in Vietnam. Young students are pushing to make the equipment affordable for all. Dat and Khanh try using the head motion wheelchair. — VNA/VNS Photo Thanh Thuong Nguyen Cong Khanh and Nguyen Huu Thanh Dat, two senior students from Bac Ninh Province High School ... Read More »

Stolen Marc Chagall painting to be returned after 30 years

A Marc Chagall painting stolen from a New York couple’s home in 1988 will be returned to the family’s estate after nearly 30 years, the FBI says. The Hellers purchased the painting, one of Chagall’s early works from his time in Paris, in the 1920s — Photo: FBI The 1911 painting, Othello and Desdemona, was taken from Ernest and Rose ... Read More »