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Magic pill for obesity? Harvard scientists working on drug to ‘replace treadmill’
Dieters are constantly told that there is no ‘magic pill’ to make them skinny, that they need to watch what they eat and exercise. But researchers at Harvard University think they have found a way to turn bad fat into good, helping people lose weight.

09.12.2014 20:53

Ancient Mars had massive lake, was potentially a wet planet
The landing site of the Mars curiosity rover robot, the Gale Crater, is believed to have once been a lake, NASA announced, presenting evidence that also suggests the lake existed for millions of years – potentially long enough to sustain life.

09.12.2014 00:16

China readies 'high capability' rocket for manned mission to Moon
China is working on its Long March-9 rocket which has "unprecedented lift capability" and will be the country’s first manned lunar mission.

08.12.2014 14:24

Bigger than Apophis: Dangerous 300+ meter asteroid to cross Earth orbit every 3 years
Scientists have calculated that 2014 UR116 asteroid will fly in dangerous proximity to Earth every three years. If it collides with the planet the energy of the explosion could be a thousand times greater than the impact of the Chelyabinsk meteorite.

07.12.2014 16:13

NASA Pluto probe wakes up after 9-year slumber in space
The New Horizons spacecraft has come out of hibernation mode in anticipation of rendezvous with Pluto and its moons. The spacecraft will be exploring the Solar System’s most famous dwarf planet for six months starting the observation phase in January.

December 07, 2014 06:57

Climate change could damage NASA’s space program
The effects of climate change are already showing up along American coastlines from Miami to Alaska, but Florida geologists are particularly concerned about sea level rise at Cape Canaveral – home to the Kennedy Space Center.

06.12.2014 01:17

Shooting star shower: UK awaits the annual coming of Geminid
Earth's northern hemisphere, and UK in particular, are braced to witness one of the most dazzling celestial displays of the year as it awaits the start of a 10-day night show called the Geminid meteor shower, with more than 100 shooting stars per hour.

05.12.2014 22:27

NASA postpones test launch of Orion spacecraft due to valve problem
The Orion spacecraft is still to blast off for its first test flight from Cape Canaveral - this time on Friday. NASA's replacement for the retired Shuttle, the Orion may one day take humans to an asteroid or even Mars.

04.12.2014 11:44

May-Day! Queen guitarist warns asteroids threaten life on Earth
Astronauts, Nobel laureates, scientists and even Brian May from the rock group Queen have come together to warn the world about the danger of large rocks from space that could hit the Earth at any point. They urged increased monitoring measures.

03.12.2014 14:30

​‘End vagina taboo’: Japanese artist arrested for 2nd time over obscene products
The Japanese artist modeling objects based on images of her vagina has been arrested for a second time on obscenity charges.

04.12.2014 10:29

Mona Lisa was da Vinci's Chinese mother? New theory provokes parodies on Twitter
An Italian historian's theory that Mona Lisa was not only a Chinese slave, but also Leonardo da Vinci's mother has provoked social media storm, with parodies of the famous La Gioconda painting mushrooming over the Internet.

03.12.2014 13:31

NYC litterbugs: Manhattan ants are hot dog fans, new report says
Ants are capable of eating the equivalent of 60,000 hot dogs a year just on one stretch of Broadway. Scientists say these tiny insects are helping clean up New York City, competing for food with rats.

03.12.2014 12:06