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Facebook urges 1.2bn users to fight Ebola with new donation button
Facebook has launched an Ebola fundraising campaign button for users to donate money to fight the epidemic in West Africa. Facebook’s founder, Mark Zuckerberg, has already donated $25 million to the CDC for its efforts.

07.11.2014 02:44

UK, Australia to share DNA database to aid international crime solving
Police forces in Britain and Australia will be able to access each other’s DNA and biological databases when investigating serious crimes, it has been announced.

06.11.2014 15:44

Drone developers: High-tech UAV & robotics lab to launch in London
A £1.25 million advanced drone lab will be built in the UK as part of an Imperial College London’s program to advance aerial robot technology.

06.11.2014 09:53

Affluent society: Westerners' moods head south in middle age
Middle aged people suffer a huge decline in happiness, a new study has shown. The phenomenon discovered by the Lancet Global Health, however, only affects those living in the affluent West.

06.11.2014 10:50

GMO labeling efforts fail in Colorado, Oregon, succeed in Maui
Maui County, Hawaii, approved a temporary ban on GMO crop cultivation but efforts to label genetically-modified foods at the polls in Colorado and Oregon failed. Millions of dollars were spent backing and opposing the measures.

06.11.2014 01:17

Stunning NASA image reveals surface of Saturn's Titan moon
New images from NASA have captured the beautiful golden reflection of the sun on the polar sea of Saturn’s largest moon, Titan. It is the latest image from a collaborative four year mission studying the Saturnine system.

05.11.2014 22:15

‘Learning on the fly’: Brain-inspired neuromorphic chip tested in prototype drone
Scientists, backed by the Pentagon’s research agency DARPA, have tested a smart chip mimicking human brain functions in robots. For the trial, the chip designed to learn new skills and one day replace acquire human reasoning was installed on a tiny drone.

05.11.2014 01:07

‘Sea sponge’ drug may extend life for breast cancer patients
A drug derived from a compound found in sea sponges has been clinically proven to help extend the lives of women with advanced forms of breast cancer by at least two and a half months, a new study suggests.

05.11.2014 01:05

New quantum mechanics theory says parallel universes exist, interact
To the average person, quantum mechanics is the convoluted, science fiction-y branch of physics. A radical new theory plays into that, proposing that parallel universes exist and interact with each other ‒ and that scientists may be able to test for them.

04.11.2014 19:43

World's first 3D-bioprinted transplant-ready organ to be unveiled in early 2015
The first living organ, created with the use of 3D-bioprinter, will be released next year, Russian scientists announced. The experiment will start with a transplant-ready thyroid, with further work on a functional printed kidney scheduled for 2018.

04.11.2014 14:38

10 videos that made the news in October
Donetsk state-of-the-art airport in ruins, shooting inside the Canadian parliament and drones stopping a football match - are some of the stories that made headlines in October. RT looks at 10 events over the course of the month, with videos to boot.

04.11.2014 10:57

Could hackers cyber-hijack a plane? UK scientists develop tech to fight malware
UK scientists are developing ground-breaking technology to stop hackers from remotely hijacking airliners, following fears from global intelligence agencies that advanced technology could be used to conduct terrorist attacks.

04.11.2014 15:35