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Physicist wants to build huge walls to prevent tornadoes
Not content to leave China with the only “great wall,” a Temple University professor has suggested building three giant walls in the United States in order to halt the threat of tornadoes “forever.”

11.03.2014 18:42

Bowing to public outrage, pharma company to give dying boy experimental drug
A North Carolina pharmaceutical company has reversed its stance and announced it will provide a cancer-stricken 7-year-old with an experimental drug after public outrage condemned a policy that forbid them to give him the potentially life-saving drug.

11.03.2014 17:31

3 years on: Contaminated Fukushima water may be dumped as problems mount
Contaminated water at the battered Fukushima plant has taken precedence over everything else. As the larger cleanup effort continues and storage space for the water is rapidly running out, scientists suggest dumping it into the Pacific Ocean.

11.03.2014 08:43

​NASA looks for Planet X but comes up empty
NASA has decided to determine once and for all whether Planet X – the mythical planet that’s been theorized for millennia – exists. Sadly, a rigorous infrared survey of our galactic neighborhood returned no clues, but yielded plenty of other findings.

10.03.2014 10:31

NASA reveals hovering prototype planetary lander Morpheus (VIDEO)
NASA’s latest test vehicle may not survive in its current form going forward, but its ability to hover like a helicopter and land on tough terrain could prove integral to future missions to Mars and other interplanetary locations.

10.03.2014 16:33

Google's Schmidt: We were attacked by the Chinese and the NSA
Google chairman Eric Schmidt admitted on Friday that government attacks from China and the US forced his company to enhance security protocols.

07.03.2014 19:31

Milky Way snack time: Supermassive black hole to consume gas cloud
As gas cloud G2 speeds towards Sagittarius A*, a supermassive black hole at our galaxy’s center, astronomers are getting ready to have some of their questions answered. At least the devouring, expected in March-April, promises to be a spectacular view.

07.03.2014 15:14

Scientists work on backing up human brain with computers
A new state-of-the-art headband is being developed by Tufts University scientists that could help facilitate communication between the human brain and computers.

04.03.2014 20:21

98-foot asteroid flashes between moon and Earth within 24 hours
An Apollo class asteroid is expected to whizz between the Earth and the moon on March 5. The 98-foot-wide space rock is expected to come within 218,000 miles of earth (0.9 lunar distances), creating quite a sight for stargazers.

04.03.2014 14:44

Iran stopped nuclear weapons program as sinful - Rouhani
Iran abandoned its military nuclear program because owning nukes is a sin, the Iranian president Hassan Rouhani revealed in an interview. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei formalized the ban with a religious decree forbidding nuclear weapons.

01.03.2014 10:51

Plastic chemical found in nearly 500 foods sold in US
Nearly 500 food items commonly sold in the United States contain a chemical compound also used in synthetic leathers and yoga mats, but a health research and advocacy organization is aiming to change that.

28.02.2014 19:21

Scientists liken Chinese smog to ‘nuclear winter’
Air pollution in parts of China is now so extreme it could lead to conditions similar to a “nuclear winter,” scientists say. The smog that covers the country has become so thick it is impeding photosynthesis, potentially disrupting China’s food supply.

27.02.2014 11:11

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