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First #CometLanding in history as Rosetta's Philae touches down
The fantastic decade-long mission of the ESA’s Rosetta robotic space probe, chasing Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, reached its final goal on Wednesday, as the Philae robotic lander detached from its mothership and landed on the target.

12.11.2014 16:06

​Cure for migraines and epilepsy? Humans control genes in mice with power of thought
Scientists have constructed a device which enables human brainwaves to turn genes in mice on and off, suggesting potential ways of treating epilepsy, migraines, and pain management according to new research.

12.11.2014 12:42

Space Net: Elon Musk confirms plans to provide global internet from 100’s of satellites
SpaceX founder Elon Musk says he is working on a program to launch hundreds of lowcost satellites that could provide worldwide WiFi. The project is still in the early stages of development, with Musk promising more information soon.

12.11.2014 06:08

Go-go-go! Rosetta’s Philae lander descent to comet surface
The fantastic decade-long mission of ESA’s Rosetta robotic space probe chasing Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko reached its zenith Wednesday with the Philae lander detaching from the mothership, beginning its first-ever seven-hour descent to icy the comet.

12.11.2014 07:26

DARPA’s Atlas robot learns karate (VIDEO)
Engineers at Google-owned Boston Dynamics have released a new video of its human-like robot, Atlas, and the machine’s demonstrated ability to maintain a karate stance may someday earn it a black belt in martial arts.

11.11.2014 20:18

Pesticides blamed for clinical depression in farmers
Seven pesticides, including some that are very common, are triggering clinical depression among US farmers, a 20-year study released by the US National Institutes of Health has indicated.

11.11.2014 17:59

ESA historic Rosetta mission on course to first-ever comet touchdown
A lander from the European Space Agency's Rosetta space mission is on course to descend and harpoon itself to the Churyumov-Gerasimenko comet. It has been chasing the space wanderer through the solar system for more than 10 years.

11.11.2014 06:07

Sex & reproduction to separate 100% by 2050, says pill inventor
In some 35 years people will have sex just for fun, without worrying about contraception. Babies will be conceived from frozen eggs and sperm, the father of the birth control pill says. He predicts people with no fertility problems will turn to IVF.

11.11.2014 13:12

Cannabis shrinks brain? Study says pot abuse damages IQ
Researchers have long racked their brains whether marijuana damages IQ. According to a recent study, addictive cannabis use causes the gray matter to become smaller. However, the white matter compensates for the damage by increased neuron connectivity.

11.11.2014 09:02

​Fukushima radiation detected 100 miles off California coast
Scientists have found traces of leaked radiation from Japan’s 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident off the coast of California. Radiation experts, though, say the levels are harmless.

11.11.2014 06:25

Algae virus infects humans, makes ‘more stupid’ - study
A virus, previously thought to live only in algae in rivers and lakes, has been found in the throats of healthy people. The infected showed specific brain activities to be slower than of those without the virus.

10.11.2014 19:57

Mexican meth replacing American supplies as US labs disappear
Lab busts of domestic methamphetamine manufacturing have dropped by 40 percent, but use remains high - and Narcotics experts say that is because users are increasingly relying on cheaper, meth from Mexico.

11.11.2014 03:56