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Cuban scientists seek cancer cure from scorpion venom

Havana:Cuban scientists are trying to cure cancer with a homeopathic drug manufactured from the venom of scorpion, according to participants at an annual symposium held in the country. Read More

Cuba to Produce Biodiesel Without Affecting Food Supply

Cuban specialists expect to increase the production of biodiesel from the Jatropha curcas plant, an initiative that is moving forward without competing with food produced for humans and animals. Read More

Cuba sugar cane marabu weeds 'could be turned to fuel'

Drive anywhere in the Cuban countryside and you will spot the marabu lining the road: a dense, woody weed that grows as tall as trees and has invaded vast swathes of agricultural land. Read More

Cuba blocks calls to phone system used by dissidents

The Cuban government is blocking calls to U.S. and Spanish telephone numbers once described as a 911 service for dissidents - a system they could use to swiftly report abuses to supporters abroad. Read More

Turbulence on Cuba-Italy flight leaves 30 bruised

An airliner flying from Havana to Milan abruptly plunged some 1,000 meters (3,300 feet) when it hit unusually strong turbulence over the Atlantic on Monday, terrifying passengers and leaving some 30 people aboard with bruises and scrapes, airline officials said. Read More

Four Cubans Receive World Award on Sciences

Four Cubans were awarded in four of the five categories of the Eureka Science Prize, during the inaugural gala of Cubamotricidad 2012, which was held in the theater Lazaro Peña, in this city. Read More

Havana Planetarium Joins World''s Week of Space

Cuba celebrates the World's Week of Space with a busy scientific and cultural program from Havana's Planetarium. Read More

Cuba’s Fragile Power Grid Needs Renewable Energy

Only 3.8 percent of the electric power generated in 2011 in Cuba came from renewable sources, compared to 18 percent in 1979 – a retreat that alarms experts, who fear for the system’s sustainability. Read More

Cuba to increase biofertilizer production

Cuba has approved an investment programme to build several plants to produce biofertilizers and biopesticides, as part of its efforts to revitalize the depressed agricultural sector Read More

Cuba tests prostate cancer vaccine: scientists

Cuban scientists said Monday that they have concluded the second round of clinic trial of a potential vaccine against prostate cancer. Read More

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