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Pot of Gold: Alaskan marijuana sales set to generate $100mn in taxes
If voters decide to legalize marijuana in Alaska, annual sales could generate more than $100 million in tax revenue by the time 2020 rolls around, sales analysts believe.

28.10.2014 21:20

Earth to face a 6-day blackout, viral hoax cites NASA as saying
The latest space hoax claiming NASA confirmed six days of 'total darkness' in December has been debunked – but not before it had been spread worldwide via Twitter.

28.10.2014 22:15

Meet Yuka, age 39,000: Best-preserved mammoth ever found goes on display in Moscow (VIDEO)
An almost perfectly-preserved 39,000-year-old female mammoth has gone on display in Moscow, as scientists speculate on how the ancient creature died, and what she can reveal about the extinct species.

28.10.2014 17:19

Forecast: UK to have world's biggest weather supercomputer
The UK will build a £97m ($157m) supercomputer that can perform 16,000 trillion calculations a second and will be as heavy as 11 double-decker buses. It will help forecast the country’s famously unpredictable weather.

28.10.2014 13:56

BP oil spill left Rhode Island-sized oily ring on seafloor
The 2010 BP oil spill that resulted in 172 million gallons of oil in the Gulf of Mexico has, four years later, left an oily “bathtub ring” about the size of Rhode Island on the sea floor surrounding the site of the Macondo well, according to new research.

28.10.2014 15:09

God behind Big Bang and evolution - Pope
The Big Bang and evolution both happened, but at God’s impetus, according to new comments made by the Pope. He told a religious meeting that the Big Bang theory did not contradict the existence of God, but required it.

28.10.2014 12:16

Therapists in cabs? Yes, if you live in Stockholm
Suffering winter depression? Fret not. The Swedish capital’s taxis will now offer a live therapist sitting in the back of the cab, talking you through your relationship with your domineering mother.

28.10.2014 14:26

150 liters a day: ‘Water - critical part of Ebola patients’ treatment’
Water supply is an essential part of Ebola treatment, which is needed not only for drinking, but also to wash clothes and disinfect hands and bodies, Laurent Duvillier, Regional Communication Specialist at UNICEF, told RT.

27.10.2014 18:16

Hand-held device detects liquid bombs in 5 seconds
A Japanese research team has developed a bomb-detection device that can quickly determine if liquid inside a container is explosive or flammable. Once the device is manufactured, it could rapidly speed up baggage inspections at busy airports.

28.10.2014 03:28

Cosmic Chaos: Turbulence prevents cluster galaxies from forming stars (PHOTO)
A group of international scientists have discovered that turbulence might keep the temperature inside cluster galaxies too hot to allow for cooling needed to form stars.

28.10.2014 00:25

Scientists create litmus-like paper Ebola tests taking 30 minutes
US scientists have invented a paper-based test for Ebola which takes just 30 minutes. The test-papers can be freeze-dried and stored at room temperature for up to a year and rehydrated with water whenever they are needed.

27.10.2014 17:40

UK bans sale of cold gel muscle packs containing bomb making chems
A British high street retailer has been told to stop selling cold gel packs – used to treat muscle injuries – after terror plotters planned to use them to make explosives. The order comes as the UK government continues its crackdown on potential Jihadis.

27.10.2014 11:24

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