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Elon Musk to Chinese auto buyers: Trade in old car for discount on $100k Tesla
Tesla Motors is to begin offering Chinese buyers the chance to trade in their own vehicles for Model S electric cars, worth more than $100,000 each. The plan is part of the company’s strategy to boost sales in the world’s biggest car market.

27.12.2014 02:36

Russian divers take record-breaking sea plunge into Antarctic volcano (VIDEO)
A team of Russian divers from the expedition 'Antarctica 100' have jumped 97 meters deep into the crater of an active Antarctic volcano. The seabed plunge in extremely cold water marked a world record, and served as an important test of diving techniques.

26.12.2014 20:46

‘Noah's Ark’: Russia to build world first DNA databank of all living things
Not quite the Biblical Noah’s Ark, but possibly the next best thing. Moscow State University has secured Russia’s largest-ever scientific grant to collect the DNA of every living and extinct creature for the world’s first database of its kind.

26.12.2014 07:43

Over a dozen CDC workers possibly exposed to Ebola
In yet another safety lab snafu at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as many as a dozen workers are being assessed for possible exposure to the Ebola virus. The incident occurred as a sample of the pathogen was transferred between labs.

25.12.2014 02:05

Use of smartphones alters brain – study
A team of Swiss scientists set out on a quest to learn if using smartphones actually makes us smarter. Their study revealed that using a touchscreen device affects a part of the brain that processes touch.

24.12.2014 20:57

No cure for brokenhearted: Research finds time doesn’t heal heartbreak
A disturbing condition, known as the 'broken heart syndrome,' doesn’t necessarily heal with time, researchers at the University of Aberdeen have found. There is no treatment for the disorder, which was previously thought to recover in due course.

23.12.2014 19:29

Staring at the Sun: NASA takes incredible solar portrait
A NASA telescope designed to probe black holes and the vast expanses of the cosmos has set its sights on the burning heart of our own solar system, capturing the sun in all its high-energy x-ray glory.

23.12.2014 12:47

Google’s self-drive cars to hit streets in 2015
Google’s famed self-drive car is ready to go. The first fully-functioning automated vehicles will be seen on Californian roads starting 2015.

23.12.2014 08:54

Turks working on lie detector designed to dig out 'native lies'
A university in Istanbul has announced plans to develop a new lie detector, designed especially for Turkish people. The usual polygraph test requires alterations, as some statements considered to be false in Western cultures might be not a lie for Turks.

22.12.2014 16:15

Obese man ‘disabled,’ victim of discrimination - UK High Court
A 133-kilogram man has won a “landmark” case in the British High Court after judges ruled his obesity classified as a disability and that he had been discriminated against by his employers.

22.12.2014 16:51

Snowden leaks let criminals off the hook – GCHQ
The British surveillance agency GCHQ claims it has had to abort operations to find high-profile criminals and drug lords in the aftermath of last years’ security leaks exposed by Edward Snowden.

22.12.2014 16:41

Fast food, slow kids: Eating junk leads to poorer academic results, study shows
Children who eat the most fast-food tend to get significantly poorer scores in math, science and reading tests, a new nationwide study that examined the habits of over 8,500 young Americans reveals.

22.12.2014 11:16