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Venus & Jupiter to pair in spectacular 'Star of Bethlehem' conjunction
The two brightest planets Venus and Jupiter are to appear so close in the sky in the upcoming nights that they will be seen like a single super bright star, which some astronomy-lovers say resembles the biblical 'Star of Bethlehem'.

30.06.2015 07:02

Coastal UK residents at ‘high risk’ of deadly asteroid tsunami, scientists warn
Britain is at “very high risk” of an asteroid tsunami that could kill hundreds of thousands of people living near the coastline, scientists have warned.

30.06.2015 10:24

It’s official: New York bans fracking
New York State officially banned fracking for natural gas by issuing its final environmental impact statement, concluding a seven-year review. The environmental agency said fracking posed risks to land, water, natural resources and public health.

29.06.2015 23:42

​The purpose of life? Google’s AI chatbot knows, and it isn’t 42
Looking for meaningful answers to life’s serious questions? Google’s AI robot has all the answers – providing solutions to problems ranging from technical to deeply philosophical.

29.06.2015 12:49

Relative triumph: Einstein impersonators set new world record
Although he died 60 years ago, Albert Einstein was alive and well in Los Angeles on Sunday. More than 300 look-a-likes gathered to break the world record for the most Einsteins in one place, sporting unruly white hair and mustaches.

29.06.2015 13:39

​2-week inactivity may leave kids with pensioner’s muscle strength – study
Parents who allow their kids to ditch football practice for video games may want to re-think their strategy. A new study says it only takes two weeks for children to lose one-third of their muscle strength, putting them on par with someone 50 years older.

29.06.2015 13:21

​Alzheimer's symptoms could appear 18yrs before diagnosis – study
Alzheimer's disease is usually recognized in old age, but early symptoms could appear up to 18 years before it is officially diagnosed. A new study suggests that mistakes made during memory and thinking tests could be warning signs of the disease.

29.06.2015 10:48

First-ever robot wedding takes place in Japan (VIDEO)
The moment all of you tech geeks have been waiting for: the first ever robot wedding took place in Japan on June 27. Crowds paid $81 to witness the historic occasion.

28.06.2015 08:36

Russian rocket engines key to US ‘assured access to space’ - space command chief
The US can’t quit buying Russian RD-180 rocket engines for heavy lifting until it produces an engine with similar capabilities, chief of the US Space Command said. This follows frantic calls by Republican Senator John McCain to terminate the contract.

28.06.2015 07:26

Addicted to porn? That's unlikely, according to researchers
Although we've been told that pornography is an addiction, it turns out that isn't the case at all. A new study says the brain activity of “porn addicts” actually decreases when viewing X-rated images.

27.06.2015 20:01

NASA unveils rover prototype fit for exploring icy Europa moon (PHOTOS)
The US space agency has unveiled a prototype rover for exploring icy underwater regions. Scientists hope the rover may fly as far as Jupiter’s moon Europa, which has a vast subsurface ocean long thought to harbor life.

27.06.2015 08:26

Florida man dies from ‘flesh-eating’ bacteria contracted in Mississippi
A deadly bacteria from Gulf of Mexico salt waters, one labeled a “flesh-eating virus,” has claimed its fourth victim: a Florida man who contracted the illness while swimming in Mississippi.

26.06.2015 00:23