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Star dust brought to Earth originated beyond our solar system
​NASA’s Stardust robotic mission which gathered samples from the flyby comet Wild 2 and brought them to Earth in 2006 has proven to be a success, with scientists saying some particles it collected originated from outside our solar system.

15.08.2014 12:03

No power to the people? UK govt watchdog blocks new grassroots energy co-ops
The British government’s financial watchdog has been accused of blocking new community projects aimed at challenging the dominance of big energy corporations.

15.08.2014 11:25

​Ebola outbreak scale ‘vastly underestimated’ – WHO
The official death toll from the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa is currently standing at 1,145 deaths out of 2,127 cases, but the numbers could be vastly underestimated, the World Health Organization has warned.

14.08.2014 23:50

Google 'street view' maps coral reefs off Florida
US government researchers will apply “street view” mapping tools to underwater ecosystems in the Florida Keys this week in an effort to document coral reef health. The project is sponsored by the likes of insurance company Catlin and Google.

14.08.2014 14:44

​Why philosophers must take a stand on Gaza
What are Western philosophers thinking about this summer? Are they simply writing new books about Aristotle, German idealism, or Jacques Derrida’s deconstructionism?

14.08.2014 10:01

Satellites may soon be able to snap photographs of your face
Satellites run by Google and other private companies may soon have the ability to capture images of a person’s face and other sensitive information if federal restrictions continue to loosen from lobbying.

14.08.2014 03:52

Surviving Ebola: Life after illness and the ethics of testing drugs on humans
As countries and pharmaceutical countries rush experimental Ebola treatments to West Africa with the World Health Organization’s blessing, the world must figure out who gets the precious doses and what survival of the deadly disease means.

14.08.2014 00:33

No longer a man's world: Iranian woman becomes 1st female winner of ‘math Nobel’
Iranian scientist Maryam Mirzakhani has become the first-ever woman to receive the prestigious Fields Medal, often described as the "Nobel Prize in Mathematics."

13.08.2014 04:49

Bioengineers build 3D tissue mimicking brain structure
A group of US scientists have managed to create a three-dimensional brain-like tissue featuring structural similarities to rat brain. Researchers hope that the new tissue could be used in the development of new treatments for brain dysfunctions.

13.08.2014 02:23

Bioengineers develop dissolvable anti-HIV ‘tampon’
Women may have a new ‘knight in shining armor’ in the search for protection against HIV: A team of bioengineers are developing a dissolvable ‘tampon’ that delivers HIV-preventing medication minutes before having sex.

12.08.2014 21:43

Liberia to get experimental Ebola drug as death toll tops 1,000
Liberia sent the US a plea for help amid its ongoing battle against Ebola, asking for sample doses of an experimental drug for infected Liberian doctors. Washington approved the request just as the region's death toll topped 1,000.

12.08.2014 02:25

Scientists create water ‘tractor beam’ to manipulate floating objects (VIDEO)
Australian scientists have created a water-based “tractor beam” – a wave generator that is able to manipulate floating objects. However, researchers say no mathematical model exists so far to explain this complex phenomenon.

11.08.2014 16:18

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