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Investigation launched into British waste plant explosion that sent 20 to hospital
Investigations are being conducted into the reasons behind an explosion that took place at a waste plant in the north of England on Tuesday. Around 20 people were hospitalized as a result of the blast, according to local press.

20.03.2014 13:46

Near miss: Enormous solar blast could have devastated Earth in 2012
Citizens of Earth had no idea how close the planet was to getting slammed with a devastating solar flare back in July 2012, but scientists claim we only missed the damaging event by nine days.

20.03.2014 18:54

‘Scary & absurd Chicken from Hell’ roamed US millions of years ago
Scientists have unveiled an unknown species of predatory, bird-like dinosaur with sharp claws, a beak and over 3 meters tall. The freakish animal, which roamed the US 66 million years ago, has been aptly dubbed the ‘Chicken from Hell.’

20.03.2014 08:38

American pests develop resistance to ‘deadly’ toxins in GM maize – research
Genetically modified corn, which produces anti-pest toxin, is no longer as efficient at killing the bugs. The resistance arose quickly, due to some extent, to farmers avoiding the simple, but profit-cutting precaution of crop rotation.

18.03.2014 16:52

Scientists urge UK govt to ditch ‘dysfunctional’ GMO regulations
There is no evidence that GM crops are more dangerous than conventionally farmed food, a group of scientists allegedly linked to the biotech industry have advised UK PM David Cameron. Critics say the group is funded by the GM lobby.

15.03.2014 04:56

Facial scanner aims to recognize drivers’ anger in attempt to stop road rage
Swiss scientists have announced that they have devised a new dashboard emotion detector that is able to search a driver’s face for signs of emotion, aiming to predict and prevent a road rage incident before it happens.

14.03.2014 22:32

1,300 times bigger than Sun: Largest yellow ‘hyper-giant’ star identified
Astronomers have identified the largest ‘yellow’ star ever observed in our galaxy and one of the 10 largest ever discovered in total. The star is more than 1,300 times the diameter of the sun and 1,000,000 times brighter.

13.03.2014 15:04

​‘Environmental fuel cells’: New study on how life started on earth, other planets
A new physical model recreates how life kick-started on Earth more than 3 billion years ago in hot springs and volcanoes as a result of a molecular process dubbed ‘redox reaction’. The model could offer new clues in the hunt for life in the universe.

13.03.2014 19:24

NASA fighting to recover operations of Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
After a glitch forced NASA’s long-running Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) to switch from normal operations into “safe mode,” scientists are hard at work attempting to recover the spacecraft.

13.03.2014 16:28

3D printing tech used to reconstruct man’s face in groundbreaking surgery
For what appears to be the first time in history doctors were able to use 3D printing technology during a facial reconstruction surgery to help a British man who survived a motorcycle accident but walked away traumatized and disfigured.

13.03.2014 03:25

​‘Rainbow’ on Venus captured by ESA
A beautiful ‘rainbow’ like feature, known as a ‘glory’, has been captured by the European Space Agency in the atmosphere of Venus.

12.03.2014 18:05

'In one ear, out the other': New cloaking device makes hidden objects completely inaudible
If you ever wanted to dupe an enemy sonar (or a whale), a new tool that fools sound waves into thinking they’re hitting nothing but thin air is for you. The cloaking device, paid for by the US military, is a mathematical marvel of engineering.

12.03.2014 08:41

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