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6th mass extinction already here as species disappear 100 times faster - study
The world is on the brink of its sixth mass extinction, as animals are disappearing 100 times faster than previously, scientists warned in a new report. They also say humanity could be among the first victims of this extinction.

20.06.2015 07:51

​Robots to replace border police? To speed up lines at airports, French firm to scan your irises
In an effort to speed up travelers’ passage through airports, a French electrical systems company has come up with robots that could soon replace border police.

20.06.2015 07:58

N. Korea says its wonder drug can cure Ebola, AIDS, MERS & SARS
Scientists around the world can apparently hang up their lab coats, because North Korea says it has found a cure for Ebola, AIDS, MERS, and SARS. The claim is a tough pill to swallow, however, and is likely to be met with a generous dose of skepticism.

19.06.2015 16:35

Pepper first emotional humanoid robot to be sold in Japan for $1,600
A joint venture between Japan’s SoftBank, China’s Alibaba and Foxconn Technology is bringing the emotional human-like robot Pepper to the global market. It’s the first step to make robots available to general consumers for home and work.

19.06.2015 07:14

As MERS virus spreads, is WHO doing enough?
Thailand has become the fourth Asian country to confirm a case of the deadly MERS virus, which has killed 24 people in South Korea and over 450 people total since it was first identified in humans in 2012.

19.06.2015 13:57

Search for life: NASA begins work on mission to Jupiter moon Europa
The expansive ocean believed to reside under the surface of Jupiter’s icy moon Europa has been calling NASA’s name for years, and the space agency is now officially moving forward with a plan to see if alien life can actually exist there.

18.06.2015 23:46

Scientists discover ‘permanent’ dust cloud around Moon
There is a permanent, but asymmetric dust cloud surrounding the Moon, created by tiny dust grains lifted up from the lunar surface, scientists have found. Its density may increase during annual meteor showers such as, for example, Geminid.

18.06.2015 18:17

​Worm’s-eye view: Scientists find first-ever animal sensor detecting Earth's magnetic field
For a long time, scientists knew that some animals can detect the Earth’s magnetic field, but they could not explain how. Researchers finally managed to find the first animal magnetic sensor – in a tiny worm.

18.06.2015 16:31

‘Genetically screen 4 y/os to detect early learning deficiencies,’ says scientist
Testing young children’s genetics would help detect early learning deficiencies and open the door to specially-tailored intervention, a scientist has claimed.

18.06.2015 14:45

Low male fertility caused by sunscreen, everyday plastics – scientist
Low fertility rates have been blamed on everything from laptops to cycling – but a scientist now claims that other common items are also diminishing men's chances of fatherhood. From sunscreen to frying pans, he says men aren't as safe as they thought.

18.06.2015 13:51

California catches crabs: Thousands of crustaceans wash ashore
Holy crab! The beaches of Southern California are red and crawling, as thousands of marine squat lobsters ‒ better known as pelagic red crabs or tuna crabs ‒ are taking the coastline by storm. Warm water conditions have caused the mass stranding.

17.06.2015 20:55

Scientists consider calling an octopus 'adorabilis' for being 'really cute' (VIDEO)
A US marine scientist in California who has been studying an octopus with no formal name decided to call the specimen "adorabilis." The presently unnamed deep-sea creature is just too "cute" to resist assigning it such a name, she says.

17.06.2015 14:43