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‘Can you clone that?’ Putin has close encounter with mammoth Dima in Russia’s Far East
Upon meeting a 28,000-year-old mammoth mummy in a museum in the Russian Far East, Russian President Vladimir Putin wondered if the preserved soft tissues of the ancient animal could help clone it.

01.09.2014 13:22

Marijuana compound may halt Alzheimer's disease – study
Extremely low levels of THC compound, a chemical found in marijuana, may slow down or halt the progression of Alzheimer's disease, US neuroscientists have found, thus laying the ground for the development of effective treatment in the future.

30.08.2014 13:59

‘Soul of the sun’ detected for the first time by scientists
Scientists have for the first time detected the solar neutrino particles forged in the sun’s heart that are eventually emitted into the galaxy as light.

30.08.2014 03:30

First Ebola case in Senegal, five more states at risk of outbreak spread
West African state of Senegal has become the region's fifth country to confirm a case of the deadly Ebola virus that has killed more than 1,500 people with the WHO warning that five more states are at risk for spread of the outbreak.

29.08.2014 22:37

​Seek and destroy: New ‘nanorobots’ may revolutionize cancer treatment
Miniscule robots are set to start hunting down cancerous cells in the human body and destroy them with their nanoweapons, new research suggests. The nanorobots to be used have had a tumor-recognition module installed for the purpose.

29.08.2014 23:24

UFOs above Houston puzzle Texans (VIDEOS)
Sky gazers in the Lone Star State are still scratching their heads as they look for an explanation behind mysterious sets of lights photographed earlier this month over the city of Houston.

29.08.2014 15:06

OSCE shares Moscow's concerns over Ukraine’s nuclear deal with US
The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe shares Moscow's concern on world nuclear safety and the potential threat that possible US atomic fuel supplies to Ukraine might cause as the country remains in crisis.

28.08.2014 01:38

#IceBucketChallenge leaves Scottish island without water, highlighting worldwide scarcity problem
With the Ice Bucket Challenge going viral worldwide, water scarcity has also come under the spotlight even in water abundant places such as Scotland, where a whole island was cut off from the water supply over the hashtag activism craze.

27.08.2014 23:17

Space junkyard: New tech designed to combat dangerous trash in orbit
In an attempt to keep space debris from destroying million-dollar projects in Earth orbit, Lockheed Martin is teaming up with an Australian company to track potentially dangerous wreckage.

27.08.2014 22:59

Fukushima suicide: TEPCO must pay widower $500,000 in landmark court ruling
The operator of the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant could face a barrage of lawsuits after a Japanese court ruled that it was to blame for a suicide, following the disaster of March 2011 that led to catastrophic fallout for the nation.

26.08.2014 07:26

Iran displays Israeli drone downed near nuclear facility (VIDEO)
Iran has strongly condemned Israel for deploying a spy drone over its nuclear research facility and threatened retaliation after airing footage of a destroyed UAV was shot down by the Revolutionary Guard over the weekend.

25.08.2014 16:52

Futuristic Chinese ‘supersonic’ sub could reach US shores in under two hours
Traveling from Shanghai to San Francisco in under two hours may sound like a fantasy, but China believes it’s figured out how to design an underwater vehicle that can make the idea a reality.

26.08.2014 01:29

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