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Water reserves in western US being drained underground – NASA study
As droughts have ravaged the western US for over a decade, much of the water loss has come from underground resources in the Colorado River Basin, a new study has found. The water loss may pose a greater threat to the West than previously thought.

24.07.2014 20:52

Alien pollution might allow scientists to narrow in on extraterrestrial life
A group of scientists say they might have found a way to detect if alien life exists on faraway planets. First, however, they’ll have to find out if extraterrestrials pollute as much as the inhabitants of Earth.

24.07.2014 19:21

Radioactive rewards: UK offers 'bribes' for areas to consider nuclear waste site
Millions of pounds could be paid to communities that consider burying the UK’s nuclear waste in their area, the government has announced.

24.07.2014 14:40

​Russian gecko satellite unresponsive in transit orbit
The Russian space agency Roscosmos is struggling to re-establish contact with the Foton-M satellite, launched last Saturday. The spacecraft is not responding to commands from the ground, probably indicating mission failure.

24.07.2014 07:00

CDC lab director resigns following anthrax scandal
The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's bioterror laboratory has resigned after dozens of government employees were potentially exposed to anthrax at the Atlanta facility last month.

23.07.2014 23:34

World’s first ‘three-parent’ baby could be born in UK
More than 100 “three-parent” babies could be born in the UK each year after the government announced plans to legalize a controversial IVF technique to prevent children inheriting diseases.

23.07.2014 09:32

Paranormal activity: Police force gets 71 ghost busting calls in three years
Zombies, witches and ghosts have been reported to an English police force 71 times over the past three years. There were also 19 calls to the force about UFO sightings.

23.07.2014 08:40

Over 100 genes linked to schizophrenia, study finds
Researchers identified more than 80 previously undiscovered genes which may be related to the development of schizophrenia, bringing the total of potentially associated genes to over 100, the largest international study ever published on the subject says.

23.07.2014 02:57

Japanese leader proposes first-ever 'Robot Olympics'
Nations of the world will be sending their most talented athletes to Tokyo in 2020 for the Olympic Games – but if Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gets his way, they might also be pitting robots against each other.

23.07.2014 02:47

California curbs injection of toxic fracking waste into aquifers needed in severe drought
California is shutting down 11 oil and gas wastewater injection sites and reviewing over 100 others in the state’s drought-ravaged Central Valley as officials fear companies have pumped toxic fracking fluids into needed drinking water aquifers.

22.07.2014 15:26

​UK to 'decriminalize' file-sharing
The British government has decriminalized the act of online video game, music and film piracy, after branding harsher punishment plans as “unworkable.”

22.07.2014 16:03

UK Supermarket first in world to be powered entirely by garbage
A Sainsburys supermarket has become the first to be powered directly from its food waste, instead of electricity from the National Grid.

21.07.2014 17:03

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