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Quicksilver trail: Liquid mercury could lead to king’s tomb in mysterious pre-Aztec city
An archaeologist has made the startling discovery of liquid mercury beneath an ancient pyramid in Mexico, which predates the Aztecs. This could mean the presence of a royal tomb right below one of the most cryptic cities in the Americas.

25.04.2015 08:03

NASA plans to use spy telescopes in dark-energy mission - report
Two former spy telescopes are now being scrutinized by NASA for use in a new scientific space mission, which would study mysterious dark energy, according to a senior official involved in the project.

24.04.2015 12:13

Hubble Telescope turns 25: Amazing moments of a technical wonder
A quarter of a century may be a short term for mankind, but the Hubble Telescope has managed to offer a plethora of amazing findings over this time, measuring our ever-expanding universe and furthering human knowledge of deep space.

24.04.2015 14:43

Magma carta: Newly-mapped Yellowstone volcano chamber could fill Grand Canyon 11 times
The scary Yellowstone National Park super-volcano continues to dazzle: scientists have mapped a second magma reservoir that could fill the Grand Canyon 11 times over, giving themselves a clearer picture than ever of what awaits us if the lid blows.

24.04.2015 08:29

‘Breakthrough’ malaria vaccine developed, but only partially effective – scientists
The first vaccine against malaria could potentially help eradicate deaths from the disease within two decades, scientists have claimed.

24.04.2015 13:15

​DinoDrone! Australian scientists use UAVs to track dinosaur footprints
Drones and dinosaurs may seem like an unlikely combination, but scientists in Australia are using present-day technology to track pre-historic footprints. The prints were laid in Western Australia about 130 million years ago.

24.04.2015 10:34

California’s ‘Big One’ could trigger super cycle of destructive quakes – study
A major earthquake – the Big One – is statistically almost certain in California in the coming decades, and there is even worse news below the ground: it is likely to be followed by a series of similar-sized temblors, according to a leading seismologist.

23.04.2015 23:09

Man-made earthquakes increasing in US, wastewater to blame – USGS
The US Geological Survey (USGS) has released a map of earthquakes believed to be the result of human activity. Experts say most of the quakes were caused by the oil and gas industry injecting wastewater underground. Fracking was also blamed in some cases.

23.04.2015 17:24

​DNA-disaster or medical miracle? Chinese researchers modify human genome
For the first time ever, Chinese scientists report having successfully edited human embryos’ genomes. The breakthrough has, however, also revived heated debate about the ethical feasibility of such experiments, which are feared to lead to eugenics.

23.04.2015 14:28

Fracking linked to rise in Texas quakes as new connection model proposed
Another slam-dunk for the anti-fracking lobby, as new evidence draws a more direct link between hydraulic fracturing and earthquakes in North Texas. The study is the first time researchers were able to move past ‘possible’ and into ‘most likely’ causes.

22.04.2015 08:11

Russia and China set up $200mn hi-tech fund
Russia and China have signed a deal to set up a joint $200 million venture fund - a startup incubator for Russian businesses and a new Chinese robotics center.

22.04.2015 07:20

Earth-wide telescope built to watch Milky Way black hole
Scientists might soon get closer to understanding the nature of the Milky Way’s supermassive black hole. To observe its mysterious event horizon, they are connecting a planet-wide system of telescopes that will “see” 1,000 times better than Hubble.

21.04.2015 19:55