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First views of Pluto’s tiniest moons emerge (PHOTO)
As NASA’s Pluto probe nears the planet, it managed to grab some spectacular photos of its small moons for the first time. The New Horizons spacecraft is now in position to view the entire Pluto family.

16.05.2015 10:46

​Anti-matter mystery solved? Scientists say spiral magnetic fields to thank for our existence
Why does matter exist in the universe? It's not a simple question, but NASA's Fermi space telescope may be on its way to an answer. The instrument has detected gamma rays which could provide scientists with clues surrounding the mystery of matter.

15.05.2015 13:43

Deep-water hunter first among fish to have warm blood
Researchers have discovered that the moonfish, or opah, is the first ever fully warm-blooded fish, using its unique biology for more effective hunting in the freezing ocean.

15.05.2015 12:08

California marijuana could become stronger due to global warming – study
A warming climate could significantly boost medicinal and psychoactive properties of cannabis grown in California, according to the latest research.

15.05.2015 13:27

Line detector: New test verifies cocaine use based on single fingerprint
Scientists have discovered a way to test for cocaine usage by simply examining a person's fingerprint. Researchers say the method is less invasive, more accurate and more hygienic than existing tests, which rely on saliva, blood or urine.

15.05.2015 11:00

‘Super-powers of hemp’: Cannabis pharmacy opens in London
Britain’s first-ever cannabis pharmacy, selling health and beauty products made of hemp, is set to open its doors this week.

15.05.2015 09:18

Dying stars’ exodus: Hubble captures 1st ever images of migrating white dwarfs
For the first time ever NASA astronomers have captured snapshots of white dwarf stars embarking on their 40-million-year epic migration from the "star-studded" center of an ancient star cluster to less populated environs.

15.05.2015 05:53

10,000yo Antarctic ice shelf will disintegrate in just ‘few years’ – NASA study
One of Antarctica’s ice shelves, or rather its remaining section, is showing unprecedented levels of meltdown and will inescapably collapse in just a few years, further impacting the ocean levels on the planet, a new NASA study has warned.

15.05.2015 04:11

New app lets you create & share videos with life-size holograms of celebrities
Want a video where you’re chatting with Obama? Or a selfie with a Bengal tiger? A new app, which creates the illusion of life-size holograms via a mobile device you can share on social media, has been launched on the Kickstarter crowd funding website.

14.05.2015 16:59

Genetic test can predict if you survive radiation poisoning
A team of scientists have found an accurate way to immediately identify long term radiation damage by examining blood-bound genes, allowing more accurate predictions of who can survive radiation exposure after a nuclear catastrophe or a dirty bomb.

14.05.2015 16:10

Scientists find way to deliver drugs straight into people’s brains
A team of Canadian scientists has found a way to break the barrier of the human body that keeps the nervous and circulatory systems apart, and inject the drugs directly into the brain using “carrier” antibodies.

14.05.2015 15:51

Sailing through space: Tiny satellite to use solar wind for propulsion
A small satellite powered by solar sails will be launched on May 20. If it works, the technology could lead to cheaper space travel, as it uses particles and radiation from the sun to propel itself.

14.05.2015 14:06