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​Blast off! Air Force certifies SpaceX to compete for launch contracts
Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX -- the aerospace venture administered by billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk -- has been given the green light to offer launch services to the United States Air Force.

27.05.2015 13:43

Psychedelic drugs should be legally reclassified, medical uses explored – academics
Psychedelic drugs such as magic mushrooms and LSD should be legally reclassified so researchers can investigate their potential medical uses, an academic specializing in drugs has said.

26.05.2015 12:33

Uploading human brain for eternal life is possible – Cambridge neuroscientist
People could “live inside a machine” by turning their brain into a program code once a computer capable of recreating some 100 trillion connections is built, a popular Cambridge neuroscientist said at a UK mass event this weekend.

25.05.2015 20:47

​Chemical jihad? ‘Growing chance’ of chlorine bomb attacks in UK – security experts
Britain is facing a growing threat of chlorine attack on its soil by UK jihadists returning home from Syria and Iraq, chemical warfare experts warn. Bombs containing chlorine are said to be the “chemical weapon of choice” for terrorists.

25.05.2015 15:31

‘Beautiful Mind’ Nobel math genius killed in taxi crash
Renowned Princeton mathematician and Nobel Prize laureate, John Forbes Nash Jr., whose life story was described in the Oscar-winning movie ‘A Beautiful Mind,’ was killed in a taxi crash together with his wife on the New Jersey Turnpike on Saturday.

24.05.2015 15:32

The Face of Litter: DNA taken from trash used to map features of litterbugs in Hong Kong
An environmental group in Hong Kong has gone high-tech in its fight against street littering. It actually collects human DNA from rubbish to recreate the faces of those who left it, believing that public shaming will do a better job than government fines.

23.05.2015 13:38

March against Monsanto: World rallies in protest
The third annual ‘March against Monsanto’ protest is taking place in cities around the world. Activists are highlighting the monopoly the GMO giant has in controlling food supply. Protesters say Monsanto controls 90 percent of the seed market in the US.

23.05.2015 09:08

Future is here: Hoverboard flight sets new Guinness record (VIDEO)
A Canadian inventor has set a new world record by gliding a few hundred meters over a lake on his self-designed hoverboard. The flight caught the attention of all the Back To The Future fans just months before the movie’s iconic October 21, 2015 date.

23.05.2015 03:29

Oil platform ablaze in Gulf of Mexico, 28 workers evacuated – Coast Guard
A fire broke out early Friday morning on a small oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico, forcing the evacuation of 28 workers. No injuries were reported, but a 1.4-mile oil slick was visible in the water.

22.05.2015 22:48

Boy, 11, graduates from California college with 3 degrees
A California boy, 11, just graduated from college with three degrees. Tanishq Abraham says his dreams are to become a doctor, a Nobel Prize-winning medical researcher, and President of the United States.

22.05.2015 16:20

Martian monster? ESA may have found supervolcano on Red Planet
The European Space Agency believes it may have found a supervolcano on Mars that could have been the Red Planet’s equivalent of Yellowstone. The massive Siloe Patera crater is 40km x 30km and drops as low as 1,750 meters.

22.05.2015 07:32

300 trillion suns: NASA finds brightest galaxy to date… shining from 12.5bn years ago
NASA astronomers have discovered the most luminous galaxy in space so far which shines with the light of more than 300 trillion suns. It is also believed to have a behemoth black hole in its center, responsible for the brightness.

22.05.2015 10:47