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New human ancestor: Scientists discover Lucy's relative
Scientists say they have found jaw and teeth fossils that belong to a previously unknown member of the human family tree, related to the famous "Lucy". Australopithecus deyiremeda's bones, unearthed in Ethiopia, are said to be 3.5 million years old.

28.05.2015 06:21

Osteoporosis drug protects bones from breast cancer metastasis – study
Some breast cancers are damaging bone structure to “prepare” the tissue for metastasis spread, European scientists have discovered, claiming that common osteoporosis medication can slow the process and increase survival chances for thousands.

28.05.2015 04:02

EPA unveils new regulations to protect US waters from pollution
The US Environmental Protection Agency has issued a new rule intended to curb pollution in the nation’s waterways. It’s also meant to clarify just which waters the EPA can regulate inside the United States.

28.05.2015 02:50

​Virus as medicine: Genetically engineered virus can cure cancer, scientist learn
A new study by UK scientists reveals that a genetically created herpes-based virus is an effective remedy against skin cancer. This virotherapy raises life expectancy for patients with aggressive melanoma and has fewer side effects than other treatments.

27.05.2015 14:43

​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