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‘Personal roller coaster’: Tesla Motors unveils electric Model S that drives itself
Elon Musk unveiled the new zero-emission Tesla Model S sedan that can drive on “autopilot”. The car has a dual motor, the option of smart technology that guides through inclement weather and prevent accidents.

10.10.2014 06:06

Diabetes breakthrough: Human stem cells altered to make insulin
In what could be a major breakthrough for diabetes treatment, scientists have discovered a way to drastically alter human embryonic stem cells, transforming them into cells that produce and release insulin.

10.10.2014 01:38

Worst Ebola epidemic in history
The worst outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in history is threatening to spread out of West Africa and affect countries further afield. The first case was reported in Guinea on March 22.

08.10.2014 14:54

‘Blood Moon’ eclipse wows Pacific sky-gazers (VIDEO, PHOTOS)
A blood-red moon has dazzled stargazers for the second time this year, presenting a spectacular view in the skies over the eastern hemisphere. The rare optical phenomenon has been best seen from Asia, Australia, North America and Russia’s Pacific region.

08.10.2014 11:08

Solar threat: Space weather center seeks to defend UK against extreme storms
A £4.6 million Space Weather Operations Centre opened in the UK on Wednesday. It was founded to protect Britain’s economy and infrastructure from severe space weather sparked by violent solar activity.

08.10.2014 08:15

NASA tests hibernation tech for future Mars mission
To dramatically cut the cost of its future manned missions to Mars, NASA is testing a sci-fi sounding technique of placing the crew in stasis. The deep sleep conditions would also reduce psychological challenges for the astronauts during the 180-day trip.

08.10.2014 00:18

VIDEO: Polyphonic German soprano does the impossible – sings 2 notes at once!
A German singer has wowed the Internet by sharing a video of her incredible alien-like talent – singing multiple notes at once, changing the fundamental note and overtones and moving them in opposite directions.

07.10.2014 10:06

‘Revenge porn’ perpetrators face up to 14 yrs in jail – new UK rules
Web users who post explicit photos of former partners online – an act known as “revenge pornography” – could face jail sentences of up to 14 years, under new UK guidelines from the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).

07.10.2014 11:20

UK crime agency seeks total access to citizens' emails, social media content
The UK’s top law enforcement officer says Britons must be prepared to sacrifice their freedoms online if they want to be protected from terrorists and cyber criminals. This includes giving authorities access to private email and social media contents.

07.10.2014 09:26

​UN to investigate UK ‘grave violations’ of disability rights
Britain may face a United Nations investigation into ‘grave’ and ‘systemic’ violations against the rights of disabled people – the first country to face such a high level inquiry in the organization’s history.

06.10.2014 08:47

Nobel for ‘inner GPS’: Discoveries of brain’s mapping cells get high medical award
The brain’s “inner GPS” – neurons that allow mapping and navigating in a complex environment - scored a Nobel Prize for medicine. The 2014 award went to American-British neurologist John O'Keefe and Norwegian scientist spouses May-Britt and Edvard Moser.

06.10.2014 10:34

Boy or girl? Japan zoo tries to mate two male hyenas, determines sex by tests
A zoo in Japan has admitted to an embarrassing breeding failure – it tried to mate two male hyenas for four years.

06.10.2014 02:24

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