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‘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

15 more countries at risk of Ebola contamination – Oxford University
The deadly Ebola virus could spread to 15 new countries, according to calculations made by Oxford University. This is because there are species of fruit bat that are suspected of carrying the disease without displaying symptoms.

10.09.2014 11:56

Coming soon: 3D printable solar panels capable of powering… anything
Printable solar panels are going to be available to us very soon and could power “entire skyscrapers,” Australian researchers say. The very near future will see personal electronic charging transformed, but the potential is growing quickly.

10.09.2014 12:47

Where the f@#* in the UK do people swear most on Twitter?
Twitter users in North Yorkshire swear the most on social media, with a notable spike in “f-word” profanities at the time people leave work on Monday evenings, according to research for BBC Radio 4.

10.09.2014 11:11

‘Before Stonehenge, there was Woodhenge and Strawhenge’: High-tech 3D digital map reveals vast ritual monuments complex

10.09.2014 08:56

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