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​Smoking marijuana is 114 times safer than drinking alcohol – study
As the debate over marijuana legalization continues in the United States, a new study suggests that smoking the controversial plant is about 114 times safer than drinking alcohol.

24.02.2015 03:06

​Fireball & sonic boom witnessed from Florida to South Carolina
Residents of the Sunshine State say they spotted a massive fireball soar through the Florida sky over the weekend, and similar reports have since surfaced from as far away as South Carolina.

23.02.2015 18:19

2-father babies a possibility 'in two years', research suggests
Babies of same-sex couples are becoming a future prospect, as scientists have disclosed revolutionary research on making human egg and sperm cells using the skin of two adults.

23.02.2015 13:06

Chelyabinsk mystery zone: Blue snow, three Suns, meteorite explosion (VIDEOS)
From a giant meteorite unexpectedly falling from the sky to a three Suns optical illusion - the Russian city of Chelyabinsk has become the world’s premier place for truly out of the blue OMG! moments. RT gives some insight into the recent madness.

22.02.2015 20:10

​Alcohol profile ‘positive’: YouTube videos present drinkers as funny & attractive, scientists say
The content of YouTube’s most popular videos showing alcohol abuse (involving 10 million plus search results ‘drunk’) tends to be humorous and eye-catching, while revealing only minimal downsides for drinkers, a new study says.

22.02.2015 11:10

CT scan reveals 1,000 yo mummy inside statue of Buddha
Dutch scientists have scanned a statue of Buddha, dating back to the 11th or 12th century, to reveal a mummy inside. They’ve also taken samples of the mummy’s insides and discovered scraps of paper with ancient Chinese characters on them.

22.02.2015 06:19

3-parent babies against EU law and could ‘affect humanity’ – EU MEP’s
MEP’s have claimed the UK has infringed EU law by allowing three parents babies to be created. Britain has become the first country to allow the procedure, but critics say the country has “violated human dignity,” and could affect the human race.

22.02.2015 10:38

Most Americans say space trip a no-go, but many eye Mars - poll
Most Americans are skeptical of personally venturing out into space, according to a recent poll, but that didn’t stop hundreds of them from vying for a berth on a one-way expedition to Mars.

21.02.2015 01:26

Obama admin. approves regulations for oil drilling off Alaska
New rules issued by the US government will mark the first step in supporting oil and gas production off of Alaska. Among them is the requirement that companies drill a relief well to contain an uncontrolled spill before ice sets in in the Arctic.

20.02.2015 21:43

CIA-planted ‘evidence’ may force IAEA review of Iran’s alleged nuke arms program – report
Doctored blueprints for nuclear weapon components supplied to Iran by the CIA 15 years ago could force the IAEA to review its conclusions on Iran’s atomic program, which was potentially based on misleading intelligence, Bloomberg reports.

20.02.2015 23:04

FDA approves Google-backed home genetic test
For the first time, the US Food and Drug Administration has approved marketing of at-home DNA testing available to consumers without a health professional’s guidance. The approval is specifically for the Google-associated genetic testing firm 23andMe.

20.02.2015 18:50

​Lift off: UK govt buys world’s biggest airship
A giant airship which can stay airborne for weeks at a time could take to the skies next year after the British government handed the project a multimillion pound grant.

20.02.2015 17:01