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Science

Satellite sex-cess: Experiment confirms meteorite may have brought life to Earth
Russian scientists experimentally confirmed a possibility that life might have been brought to Earth from space, traveling 'on board' a meteorite. Using a satellite, scientists proved bacteria can survive landing through our planet's dense atmosphere.

19.11.2014 16:06

#1 skateboarder Tony Hawk test-rides first real hoverboard (VIDEO)
Millions of Back to the Future fans are hovering in excitement as number one skateboarder Tony Hawk has ditched his traditional set of wheels for a magnetic field to get a chance to test ride the world’s first real hoverboard.

19.11.2014 04:19

Philae lander ‘sniffed’ organic molecules on comet before hibernation
The Philae lander has managed to discover carbon-based organic molecules on a Comet 67P some 500 million kilometers from Earth before going into hibernation mode to preserve remaining power after extensive drilling on the surface and a rough landing.

19.11.2014 01:59

Chelyabinsk meteor #2? Massive flash over Russia’s Urals stuns locals & scientists
An extraordinary bright orange flash has lit up the sky in Russia’s Sverdlovsk region in the Urals. While locals captured the massive ‘blast’ on numerous cameras, both scientists and emergency services still struggle to explain the unusual event.

18.11.2014 20:44

'Crazy science': Russians use liquid nitrogen to reinvent #IceBucketChallenge
People around the globe oohed and aahed after freezing themselves with buckets of ice water, but for the sake of 'crazy Russian science' some went further, pouring almost 300 degrees Fahrenheit colder liquid over their heads.

18.11.2014 18:56

No fracking, we’re German! Berlin reiterates moratorium on drilling
Germany says it is not going to loosen restrictions concerning its moratorium on fracking. A report in Der Spiegel had said the government was considering making it easier to extract shale gas and allow test drilling.

18.11.2014 13:20

Soap power: Handwash chemical linked to cancer
Washing your hands with antibacterial soap may be dangerous, a new US study reveals. A chemical found in many liquid handwashes and other basic household products like shampoos and toothpaste has been linked to cancer.

18.11.2014 12:45

Made in Space: Zero-gravity 3D printer installed on ISS
NASA astronauts on board the International Space Station have installed the first-ever 3D printer capable of creating three-dimensional objects in zero gravity conditions. The 3D printer is expected to become a reliable piece of in-space technology.

18.11.2014 10:27

‘Bagel plane’: Airbus seeks to patent bizarre UFO-like aircraft
Airbus has filed a patent for a new concept plane that looks more like a Star Trek contraption than a conventional jet. The “bagel plane” will seat passengers in a ring, while its new body shape will allegedly minimize the aircraft's structural stress.

17.11.2014 19:49

556 asteroids size of washing machine hit Earth over past 20 years - NASA report
Asteroids of about a meter and larger in size invade our planet's atmosphere every other week, a study released by NASA shows. According to data gathered over the past 20 years, at least 556 such asteroids collided with Earth over this period.

17.11.2014 18:09

Lip service: 10-sec kiss shares 80mn bacteria to build immune system, scientists say
A 10-second French kiss can transfer up to 80 million bacteria. New scientific data give an evolutionary explanation to the act of kissing, which, in fact, is a way to strengthen the immune system and fight disease.

17.11.2014 07:49

Out of ISS: Russia going solo with space station?
The Russian space agency is reportedly considering construction of a high-altitude orbital station starting from 2017. This means that Moscow may walk away from the ISS after 2020, when its obligations under the current project are fulfilled.

17.11.2014 05:46