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Girlfriend or Mars? RT interviews Mars One hopefuls
As the ambitious crowd-funded project Mars One narrowed down the candidates for the first Mars colonization to just 705, RT asked two possible trailblazers, one from Quebec and one from Moscow, why they are so determined to take a one-way space ticket.

11.05.2014 11:58

‘Sibling’ sun found 110 light yrs from Earth
The sun could have a sibling according to researchers at the University of Texas, who believe the star was born from the same cloud of gas as our sun. It is hoped this could give astronomers fresh insights into how life on earth started.

11.05.2014 10:39

Star Wars-style robotic arm approved for mass production
A “near-natural” prosthetic arm, that took eight years to develop and test, has been approved for mass production by the US Food and Drug Administration.

10.05.2014 07:26

​Goliath vs. Goliath: US court backs Monsanto against DuPont in Roundup patent war
In the creation of its mass-distributed seed unit Pioneer, DuPont illegally employed technology developed by fellow agrochemical giant Monsanto, a US federal appeals court has ruled, affirming sanctions against DuPont.

09.05.2014 23:02

Insecticides cause honeybee colony collapse, study shows
Scientists are closer to pinpointing the cause of Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), the disease killing off honeybees and threatening pollination of the world’s crops. Their research is blaming two popular insecticides.

09.05.2014 19:27

Flying ‘3D printers’ could help seal nuclear waste, inventors say (VIDEO)
Flying 3D printers, as British researchers call a pair of drone copters they’ve built, could eventually become instrumental in sealing off radioactive waste and transporting it away from disaster zone.

08.05.2014 18:27

​Russia will begin Moon colonization in 2030 - draft space program
“We are going to the Moon forever,” the Russian Deputy PM said in April, and it was not just empty words. It appears Russia does plan to colonize the Moon by 2030 and the first stage of the ambitious project may start as soon as two years from now.

09.05.2014 00:03

​Genetic discovery could boost IQ, offset brain’s decline from age and disease
A variant of a common gene already associated with heightened learning and memory could be used to offset effects of cognitive decline associated with the likes of Alzheimer’s, new research suggests.

08.05.2014 20:20

Pentagon paid $150 per gallon for 'green' jet fuel to promote alternative energy
The Pentagon spent up to $150 per gallon on alternative jet fuels made from algae, far more than the approximately $3 per gallon that traditional jet fuels cost, according to a new study by the Government Accountability Office.

08.05.2014 14:52

Florida man seeks legal right to wed ‘porn-filled’ computer
Pleading his case on behalf of an overlooked ‘sexual minority,’ Chris Sevier seeks court approval to exchange wedding vows with his computer.

08.05.2014 12:04

Discovery of ‘alien’ DNA hailed by scientists, raises ethical concerns
American scientists have for the first time ever made it possible for an organism to survive with artificial DNA, making it more likely new medicines can be developed, while raising ethical concerns among some advocates.

07.05.2014 20:19

Extreme drought forces Texas town to use toilet water for drinking
After suffering from three years of extreme drought, citizens in Wichita Falls, Texas, are left pondering an unsavory solution to their H20 problem: using waste and toilet water for drinking.

07.05.2014 19:10

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