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Robot sent to crippled Fukushima to research reactor vessel
The operator of the Fukushima nuclear plant has sent a transforming robot to conduct an unprecedented mission inside the primary containment vessel of Reactor 1. This is the first time a robot has entered the damaged interior of the reactor.

10.04.2015 11:38

The Great Dying-2? Manmade CO2 levels could cause repeat of largest mass extinction event
The greatest mass extinction event in history occurred when the world’s ocean suddenly turned to acid, killing off over 90 percent of life on Earth, scientists have found. They warn such a process could be repeated unless CO2 levels are controlled.

10.04.2015 12:44

'Major hypocrisy': US govt-funded agency admits marijuana can kill cancer cells
The National Institute on Drug Abuse, a US federal government research institute whose mission includes "bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction," has officially admitted that marijuana extracts can kill cancer cells.

10.04.2015 11:30

Revolutionary: Russian man to undergo first head-to-body transplant
Doctors seem to be a step closer to performing a breakthrough surgery: transplanting a human head onto another body. A Russian man with a rare genetic muscle-wasting disorder has volunteered to be the first to try the procedure.

10.04.2015 06:10

Hot topic: Wisconsin State agency banishes ‘climate change’
Employees of a Wisconsin State government agency can’t do ‘climate change work’ while on the clock, following a controversial partisan vote. While critics call it a gag order, supporters say it keeps politics out of the workplace.

09.04.2015 19:25

Cloned antibody shows promise for HIV patients
A potent antibody created in a lab has shown promising results in the first human trial, a team of US and German scientists announced, suppressing HIV in the blood for up to a month without harmful side effects.

08.04.2015 23:44

Russia develops Arctic quadcopter to detect oil pollution, measure thickness of ice
Russian scientists have developed a flying robot specifically designed to work on Arctic research missions. The vehicle can measure the thickness of ice to help icebreakers, as well as detect oil pollution.

08.04.2015 13:21

Mars’ vast glacier belts could cover planet with 1 meter of ice – study
Mars has been known to host water. Now, for the first time, scientists have measured the territory of its glaciers, which crisscross the planet, hiding beneath layers of dust. It’s enough to cover the whole of the Red Planet in a meter of ice.

08.04.2015 11:36

NASA promises 'definitive evidence' of alien life by 2025
We are on the cusp of discovering alien civilizations, NASA’s top scientists have said. They predict we’re one generation away from finding something in our Milky Way neighborhood, which is bustling with environments conducive to life.

08.04.2015 06:29

Green side of drones: Flying bots may plant 1 billion trees a year
An Oxford-based startup has an ambitious plan to combat deforestation by planting 1 billion trees a year by using drones.

08.04.2015 03:17

More lasers: Think tank urges Pentagon to invest in energy weapons
US needs to spend more on developing energy weapons, or risk falling behind China and other rivals, a think tank has urged, telling the Pentagon to unify research efforts and even steal foreign technology to avoid falling behind.

07.04.2015 17:46

Cheap, fast & pure: Breakthrough method for hydrogen fuel may revolutionize car industry
Scientists at Virginia Tech have come up with a brand new way to create hydrogen fuel: It’s cheap, fast and produces clean results, and involves plain old corn stalks, cobs and husks.

07.04.2015 10:22