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Robots with souls: Funerals held for robot dogs across Japan
It’s not clear if all robotic AIBO dogs will go to heaven, but their Japanese owners are convinced they have souls. Owners of the gadgets are staging funerals for the machines after Sony discontinued them and closed the last ‘clinics’ used to fix them.

25.02.2015 22:49

Over half of Republicans want to ignore Bill of Rights, make Christianity national religion
America's Founding Fathers may have explicitly banned the formation of a national religion, but don’t tell that to Republican Christians. A poll found that over half of the religious right wants to establish Christianity as the country’s official creed.

25.02.2015 21:30

Rovers will race to Moon in first ever lunar ‘Formula 1 kind of contest'
A “full-on Formula 1 kind of race” on the surface of the Moon is to be held as soon as next year. Private rovers will fight to grab the Google Lunar XPRIZE of $30 million.

25.02.2015 17:48

10,000yo ‘Sasha’: Hunters discover world’s 1st baby woolly rhino in Siberian permafrost
A baby woolly rhinoceros, dubbed “Sasha,” has been recently unearthed in Russian region of Yakutia, becoming a sensation for paleontologists.

25.02.2015 13:57

Solar eclipse to plunge Britain into darkness
Britain’s most complete solar eclipse in 16 years will block out as much as 90 percent of sunlight across parts of the UK and Europe next month.

25.02.2015 14:11

Mind-controlled bionic hand using nerve transplants restores function
Humanity is edging ever closer to full robot mode: three Austrian men have just controlled their new bionic hands with the power of their minds, after muscles from other parts of the body were transplanted and they were retaught how to use them.

25.02.2015 10:48

3-parent babies: Britain first to legalize radical DNA treatment
Britain has become the first country to legalize the creation of in vitro fertilization (IVF) babies using three parents, which doctors say could prevent inherited genetic diseases.

25.02.2015 10:10

Russia plans to create own space station by 2024
Russia has been looking at the possibility of creating its own space station by 2024. The country’s space agency, Roscosmos, says it is committed to the International Space Station until then, but then will unlock the modules to create its own base.

25.02.2015 06:02

Epic Mars selfie looks back on NASA Curiosity rover's last 5 months
NASA’s Curiosity rover has taken the selfie-to-end-all-selfies – the photograph is actually a collected view of two-and-a-half years of adventures on Mars. The vehicle is currently at the base of the 3-mile-high Mount Sharp.

25.02.2015 06:37

Solar flyby: Daredevil comet circles sun, surprising astronomers
NASA has captured the unexpected trajectory of a comet in a 15-second space video as it whizzed around the sun within 2.2 million miles (3.54 million km) of its blazing hot surface.

25.02.2015 04:05

Capitalist forces could create ‘uncontrollable’ artificial intelligence – scientist
Artificial intelligence (AI) needs to develop human emotion if humanity is to avoid the potential existential threat posed by machines capable of consciousness, a leading scientist has warned.

24.02.2015 14:53

​‘Fluoride in water could cause depression, weight gain’ – scientists
Fluoride added to local water supplies in England may cause depression and weight gain, a new study suggests. Scientists warn local authorities should cease adding the mineral to drinking water in the interest of public health.

24.02.2015 11:33