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Hydra close-up: New Horizons probe captures Pluto’s tiny moon
Ahead of a rendezvous with Pluto in July 2015, NASA’s New Horizons space probe has imaged the dwarf planet’s tiny moon, Hydra. Pluto’s neighborhood is poorly explored and scientists want to make sure there is no space debris in the probe’s way.

17.09.2014 11:07

Germany opens first renewable energy storage facility
Germany has launched what it claims is Europe’s first and largest commercial battery plant, which will help to store renewable power sources. Such sources can prove erratic, as they are dependent on the elements, such as wind and the sun.

17.09.2014 06:28

Hitchcock suspense prompts brain activity in vegetative patient
A man who has been in a vegetative state for 16 years showed neural activity while watching a Hitchcock film. Researchers say that for the first time, they've discovered that “a patient with unknown levels of consciousness can monitor their environment.”

17.09.2014 01:35

Blood test could diagnose depression, predict treatment success
Scientists have discovered blood chemicals, the levels of which are higher in those suffering from depression, paving way for blood tests to diagnose the condition and even to say if one is biologically predisposed to feeling down.

16.09.2014 05:03

‘Extra funds, no progress’: NASA watchdog slams asteroid-tracking program
NASA’s internal watchdog has criticized the agency for its lackluster management of a program intended to identify and monitor asteroids that could be potentially dangerous to Earth.

16.09.2014 03:43

Nobel in action: Japanese woman undergoes revolutionary stem cell transplant
A breakthrough stem cell transplant has been carried out in Japan for a woman suffering from an incurable eye illness. Japanese doctors say it’s the first-ever operation when adult cells were used to repair the damaged organ.

14.09.2014 10:21

Mars Curiosity rover reaches final destination
The Curiosity Rover has reached its final destination at the base of a 3-mile-high Martian mountain that scientists hope will reveal the answer to the ultimate question of whether the planet once sustained life.

13.09.2014 02:43

​Anticipate auroras: Second solar storm sweeps Earth after ‘extreme’ sun flare
Another extreme solar storm has struck Earth after two solar flares took place on an Earth-facing part of the sun. The two powerful blasts from the sun took place Wednesday, with the first storm hitting late Thursday.

12.09.2014 16:10

Largest known prehistoric predator turns out to be uniquely semi-aquatic
You might recognize Spinosaurus, the gigantic dinosaur from Jurassic Park 3, as a fierce land predator that could dethrone the Tyrannosaurus Rex, but it now turns out the timorous beastie was also part-duck and a formidable aquatic killer as well.

12.09.2014 14:12

Second life: Scientists ‘reset’ human stem cells to ‘blank state’
Scientists have learned to “reset” human stem cells to their earliest state. This breakthrough gives hope for millions of people suffering from incurable conditions, like Parkinson’s Disease, as scientists hope their success would lead to cures.

12.09.2014 16:22

‘Stepping into the solar system’: NASA prepares Orion human spacecraft for liftoff
NASA’s most-advanced spacecraft designed to take humans farther into space than ever before has made it to its fueling depot as its first deep-sea test flight nears. After fueling, the multipurpose Orion capsule will be one step closer to its liftoff.

11.09.2014 19:38

ISS trio back on Earth: Soyuz successfully lands in Kazakhstan
The Russian-piloted spaceship Soyuz TMA-12M has successfully brought back the ISS crew of Russian cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artyomyev and NASA astronaut Steven Swanson following a six-month stay on the orbital outpost.

11.09.2014 01:05

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