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‘Turn off the lights during sex’: German govt on web crusade to save climate
Out with boring public information leaflets and in with flashy TV ads. The German Ministry of Environment has come up with a series of commercials on the problems of climate change, featuring sex and zombies in the message.

30.11.2014 10:46

Pleasure at other’s misfortunes starts as early as 2 yrs old, study finds
Schadenfreude – a feeling of pleasure about another person’s bad luck – develops in people deep in their childhood, researchers have found. It has actually been registered in toddler as young as two years old.

28.11.2014 13:28

‘Star Trek-like shields’: New radiation belt protects Earth from ‘killer electrons’
Surrounded by radiation belts, Earth is being protected by an invisible shield that stops high-speed “killer electrons,” scientists have found after taking a closer look at the Van Allen belt 7,200 miles above our planet.

29.11.2014 13:59

November caught on cam: Top 10 stunning videos from the last 30 days
From Ferguson to Siberian craters, from violence in Israel to mysterious lights in Russia's sky - November has been raging, protesting, and dazzling. And luckily, there were cameras on hand to capture it all.

28.11.2014 15:33

Fuel from thin air? Graphene breakthrough may lead to green car revolution
​Scientists believe they can use the same material found in pencil lead to revolutionize the green car industry. They discovered that graphene may serve as a fuel cell membrane and even allow the harvesting of hydrogen from air.

27.11.2014 20:15

​E-cigarettes contain 10 times the carcinogens of regular tobacco – study
Electronic cigarettes contain up to 10 times more cancer-causing substances than regular tobacco, according to the latest study by Japanese scientists.

28.11.2014 07:51

‘New era for off-world manufacturing’: NASA prints first 3D object in space
In a historic move, the International Space Station’s (ISS) NASA-installed 3D printer has manufactured its first object – a replacement part for itself.

26.11.2014 20:31

The sound of power: People recognize high-status voices by vocal cues - study
New research suggests that people recognize power when they hear it. Moreover, we tend to alter our voices to appear more powerful.

26.11.2014 19:53

Newly-invented plastic from biomass degrades after use
Researchers from North Dakota State University (NDSU) have discovered a way to make a new type of plastic that breaks down and degrades when exposed to a specific kind of light, which reduces it back to molecules.

26.11.2014 15:15

Russia’s no arms in outer space initiative gains support
Preventing the deployment of weapons in outer space remains one of the key objectives of Russian diplomacy. We believe that space should be used solely for peaceful scientific research purposes in the interest of development and progress of the world.

26.11.2014 11:06

‘Get Me Off Your F*cking Mailing List’: Sham paper accepted by science journal
A dummy research paper worth an honorary Ig Nobel and titled ‘Get Me Off Your F*cking Mailing List’ has been accepted for publication by an open-access science journal.

26.11.2014 09:46

Fighting deadly flab: Half a million cancers a year caused by obesity – WHO
Obesity and being overweight are to blame for at least half a million cases of cancer a year, says the World Health Organization's cancer research agency. Women are especially at risk, and the problem is most serious in North America.

26.11.2014 08:00