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Galaxies spiral into each other, create spectacular light show (VIDEO, PHOTOS)
Two colliding galaxies in the Canis Major constellation put on an impressive light display that was captured in a composite image using data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory.

18.12.2014 21:08

Nuclear warning: Scotland’s radioactive emergency response under threat
​Scotland could become unable to respond quickly to nuclear emergencies if staff cuts go ahead at a radiation monitoring station, a source claims.

18.12.2014 17:49

EU top court clears path for stem cell patenting
The European Court of Justice has ruled that organisms incapable of developing into a human being can be patented. The ruling has been heralded by proponents as "a big step in the right direction" for stem cell research in the European Union.

18.12.2014 13:42

India on path to delivering humans to space, tests heaviest launch vehicle
India is celebrating the successful the atmospheric re-entry of its most powerful satellite launch vehicle, which could see it sending humans to space soon. With this “destiny-changing” launch, it hopes to secure a bigger share of the global space market.

18.12.2014 07:13

New York state bans fracking for natural gas
New York has become the first state to enact a ban against fracking despite sitting on rich natural gas deposits, a decision that goes against the energy orthodoxy of the rest of the United States.

17.12.2014 22:11

Battleground ISS - kids compete to operate satellites in orbit
Researchers on the International Space Station has performed tests with SPHERES experimental satellites in conditions of zero gravity, the cosmonauts’ blog at Roscosmos webpage says.

17.12.2014 13:05

Antares rocket will get new Russian RD-181 engines in $1bn deal
Russia’s Energomash has reportedly signed a contract with Orbital Sciences Corp. to supply 60 new built RD-181 engines for the Antares rocket instead of the modified Soviet units the company used until an ISS-bound rocket exploded on takeoff in October.

17.12.2014 04:17

Obamacare’s Medicaid gap still leaves millions uninsured as enrollment hits 2.5mn
About 2.5 million new people have signed up for health insurance during the Affordable Care Act’s latest open enrollment period, but a US Supreme Court ruling and state opposition to expanding Medicaid means many Americans will remain without healthcare.

17.12.2014 01:53

​Life on Mars more likely? Curiosity discovers methane, other organic chemicals
The Curiosity rover has found traces of methane and other chemicals on Mars marking the first “definitive detection” of organic matter on the Red Planet. Researchers however say it doesn’t immediately prove living organisms exist on Mars.

16.12.2014 23:50

Rosetta’s comet 67P now in color… kind of (PHOTO)
The European Space Agency has released the first color photo of the Churyumov-Gerasimenko comet, where the Rosetta’s Philae module landed last month. And the surface, as predicted, proved to be various shades of gray.

16.12.2014 17:40

Sleepy Hollow in Kazakhstan: Villagers suffer from unknown brain-affecting disease
Every tenth villager of Kazakhstan's Kalachi has unexpectedly fallen asleep in broad daylight – some unable to wake up for several days. Despite numerous attempts to find the cause of the inexplicable disorder, the Sleepy Hollow riddle remains unsolved.

14.12.2014 21:27

Dazzling performance: Geminids meteor shower peaking this weekend (PHOTOS)
The Geminids shooting stars have reached their brightest point this weekend, and will continue shining vividly until the middle of next week in the Northern Hemisphere.

14.12.2014 06:38