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NASA’s latest Mars spacecraft reveals secrets behind planet’s atmosphere
Less than one month after entering Mars’ orbit, the MAVEN spacecraft launched by NASA is already impressing scientists by supplying them with unprecedented new details about the Red Planet.

15.10.2014 18:21

Ebola diagnosis in 10 minutes: researchers working on tool to curb global epidemic
Researchers in the United States are using millions of dollars in government funding to perfect a rapid diagnostic test that should be able to positively identify the presence of the deadly Ebola disease in patients in only ten minutes’ time.

15.10.2014 14:20

Humans on Mars One mission would start dying off in 68 days - MIT study
Those hoping to send humans to Mars in just over a decade might have to wait. According to a new study, humans living on the Red Planet would begin dying off within 68 days of landing on the fourth rock from the sun.

15.10.2014 12:13

‘Widely exaggerated’: Climate skeptic MP blasts UK emissions target
Former Environment Secretary Owen Paterson will claim in a speech on Wednesday that maintaining the current climate goals for 2050 will “fail to keep the lights on” in Britain.

15.10.2014 15:06

Fracking triggered 400 earthquakes in Ohio, study finds
A new study on the practice of hydraulic fracturing has found a direct connection to some 400 micro-earthquakes in an Ohio town. This is the second report on the Utica Shale this year. The town is one of very few where the quakes took place on a fault.

15.10.2014 06:28

Russia develops hybrid fusion-fission reactor, offers China role
Russia is developing a hybrid nuclear reactor that uses both nuclear fusion and fission, said head of leading nuclear research facility. The project is open for international collaboration, particularly from Chinese scientists.

15.10.2014 07:46

US Supreme Court blocks harsh Texas abortion law
In a surprise intervention, the US Supreme Court has blocked a Texas abortion law that would have left just eight family planning clinics open in the state, rejecting a previous ruling that shut down most facilities overnight.

15.10.2014 02:13

CDC says US needs to ‘rethink’ Ebola containment efforts
Following the identification of the United States’ second confirmed case of Ebola, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention declared the need to “rethink” the way it is handling efforts to contain the virus.

13.10.2014 23:50

70-90% efficiency: Russia to send Ebola vaccine to W. Africa in 2 months
In two months, Russia is planning to send a new experimental vaccine against Ebola to Africa, according to the country’s health minister. The efficiency of the drug, which is to be tested on the ground, is about 70-90 percent.

13.10.2014 12:37

Ebola outbreak to get ‘a lot worse’ – UK Health Secretary
The UK Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt warned the UK should prepare for Ebola to get “a lot worse,” while London Mayor Boris Johnson said there is “little doubt” a case of Ebola will be found in the UK, most likely in London.

13.10.2014 08:26

Pentagon’s mystery ‘space plane’ to touch down after record time in orbit
The Boeing X-37B, a highly classified robotic spacecraft built for the US Air Force, is to make its third landing after spending more than 670 days in low-Earth orbit. The space plane’s purpose remains a mystery, though surveillance is a likely candidate.

13.10.2014 10:34

Robot snake mimics sidewinder motion, conquers sandy slopes (VIDEO)
​A robot snake, built for a project to uncover the secret of sidewinder rattlesnake locomotion, has learnt a few tricks from nature and can now climb up slippery sand dunes. Such robots, researchers say, can be useful in search and rescue missions.

12.10.2014 23:59

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