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Russia and China set up $200mn hi-tech fund
Russia and China have signed a deal to set up a joint $200 million venture fund - a startup incubator for Russian businesses and a new Chinese robotics center.

22.04.2015 07:20

Earth-wide telescope built to watch Milky Way black hole
Scientists might soon get closer to understanding the nature of the Milky Way’s supermassive black hole. To observe its mysterious event horizon, they are connecting a planet-wide system of telescopes that will “see” 1,000 times better than Hubble.

21.04.2015 19:55

Skin medicines could help to fight multiple sclerosis - study
Medicines used to help cure skin problems might prove to be vital in the fight against multiple sclerosis. US scientists have found that two drugs may promote the body’s own stem cells to replace brain cells, which are affected by the disease.

21.04.2015 16:04

Mother Nature’s genetic engineering? Sweet potato naturally ‘modified,’ researchers say
Sweet potatoes contain 'foreign' DNA sequences, leading researchers to conclude they are naturally 'genetically modified.'

21.04.2015 16:34

​Wi-Fi EYE: Scientists developing 3D-printed eyeballs with filters & camera
Contact lenses, glasses and laser surgery may be soon replaced by synthetic eyeballs. Italian researchers believe in about a decade they may be able to create artificial eyes that can change color perception, recording it and transmitting via Wi-Fi.

21.04.2015 16:50

Nessie view: Google takes up search for Loch Ness Monster
Google has taken its Street View cameras to Loch Ness to capture the famous lake from above and below water, as well as unveiling a Nessie Doodle on its homepage and a new Loch Ness Monster cartoon on its maps.

21.04.2015 16:27

Apes are people too? NY judge grants human rights to chimpanzees
Chimpanzee and human DNA differ by only about 1 percent – but should chimps be given human rights? A US judge said "yes" on Monday, ruling that apes held at a New York university are covered by the same laws that let humans challenge their detention.

21.04.2015 15:39

'Global pandemic': False, substandard medicines flagged as risk to world health
Fake and low-quality medicinal drugs are threatening progress made in fighting HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis, according to a collection of 17 scientific studies published at once to highlight the issue.

21.04.2015 14:32

​No beer in space: ISS crew opens up to RT about life in orbit (VIDEO)
In a rare video call to the International Space Station on Tuesday, RT asked Roscosmos cosmonaut Mikhail Korniyenko and NASA astronaut Scott Kelly questions from the channel's viewers. The crew opened up about the pros and cons of space life.

21.04.2015 09:47

Think pink: Number of women with breast cancer may double in next 15 years, study finds
By 2030, the number of women expected to develop breast cancer will increase by about 50 percent, according to a new study. Currently, one in eight women will develop the disease at some point in her lifetime.

20.04.2015 21:04

​ISS may be fitted with lasers to shoot space junk out of orbit
Space debris could be conquered by a laser mounted to the International Space Station (ISS), which would remove it from Earth's orbit entirely, according to Japanese scientists.

20.04.2015 13:38

​Bee-ware: ‘Very aggressive, deadly’ Asian hornets may be headed for UK
Britain’s top bee specialists have called a ‘council of war,’ warning a species of Asian hornet with a chilling reputation could arrive in Britain with deadly results in the near future.

20.04.2015 12:15