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Science

Hello, Jurassic Park? Scientists create chickens with dinosaur features
Scientists for the first time have created animals with dinosaur features using fossils as a guide. They have transformed chicken beaks into something similar to a dinosaur snout.

13.05.2015 21:05

​Psychiatric drugs kill 500k+ Western adults annually, few positive benefits – leading scientist
Psychiatric drugs lead to the deaths of over 500,000 people aged 65 and over annually in the West, a Danish scientist says. He warns the benefits of these drugs are “minimal,” and have been vastly overstated.

13.05.2015 08:56

Nearly 200 scientists warn of cellphone health risks
Biological and health scientists from Russia and Iran to the USA are calling on the UN, the World Health Organization and national governments to develop strict regulations concerning devices and cellphones that create electromagnetic fields.

13.05.2015 01:43

One step closer to artificial intelligence: Scientists create cells replicating human brain processes
Australian scientists have for the first time developed an electronic long-term memory cell that mimics the work of a human brain. Researchers say the discovery is a step towards creating a bionic brain.

12.05.2015 19:43

Microbes can help identify people, like DNA, fingerprints – study
The sets of microbes people carry in their bodies are as unique as fingerprints, a new study shows. So law enforcers may be provided with yet another tool for identifying criminal suspect.

12.05.2015 12:41

Narrow miss: Kilometer-wide asteroid to brush close to Earth
An asteroid up to 1.3 kilometers across will come very close to Earth on May 14, according to NASA’s Near Earth Object watch. While a space rock of this size could be devastating if it hits our planet, this one is expected to hurtle safely by.

12.05.2015 14:10

Billions on wars & only $29K to make Mars mission possible? - ‘Insane!’
The US spends billions a week on invading countries and losing wars but all it can offer for breakthrough ideas on protecting astronauts from possible space radiation on their way to Mars is $29,000, political cartoonist Ted Rall told RT.

12.05.2015 13:56

'Hide & seek' star systems: Milky Way may harbor hidden galaxy
Numerous ancient galaxies, previously thought to have been destroyed after colliding or merging with each other, have probably been playing 'hide-and-seek' with scientists for years, obscured by discs of 'stolen' stars from other galaxies.

12.05.2015 10:39

Domestic pets to be replaced by robotic imposters by 2025?
Robotic pets could replace the real things in a few decades, according to an Australian based researcher. An increasingly urbanized population could mean real animals remain only for the super-rich, and robotic imitations could become the norm.

12.05.2015 07:39

Revolutionary transplant machine keeps lung working for 24 hours outside body
A new technique is enabling a patient’s lung to keep breathing for up to a day outside their body. Doctors are hailing it as a success that could see the number of transplants in a year double and allow them to save hundreds more lives.

10.05.2015 09:12

​Think more sex makes you happier? Think again, say researchers
So you think more sex leads to more happiness? Not quite, American researchers have discovered. In fact, the findings suggest frequency of intercourse has little to do with boosting life enjoyment.

09.05.2015 09:37

​Gigantic invisible ‘halo’ stretches 1mn light years toward Milky Way from Andromeda
Scientists have observed a gigantic gas halo stretching from Andromeda – our nearest major galaxy. It goes towards our own Milky Way and if it could be seen with the naked eye, it would be the diameter of 100 full moons.

08.05.2015 13:59