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DNA study ‘unmasks’ Jack the Ripper
19th century British serial killer Jack the Ripper has reportedly been identified using high-tech DNA technology called ‘vacuuming’. The DNA came from the shawl of one of his victim, according to a UK ‘armchair detective.’

08.09.2014 08:57

Green miles: Italian researchers develop road technology to collect energy from traffic
With the invention of a new paving technology, clean energy could be extracted from traffic. Italian engineers also promise an offset of CO2 emissions and better safety on roads.

07.09.2014 12:24

India ozone pollution kills enough crops to feed nearly 100mn poor a year – study
Millions of tons of India’s major crops get damaged yearly due to air pollution – leaving a third of the country’s impoverished people short on nutrition, a joint US-India study reveals.

06.09.2014 09:23

Armed militia faces off with bat-counting biologists at US-Mexico border
Heavily armed members of an American militia patrolling the southwestern US border confronted a group of people in Arizona on Friday, believing them to be drug smugglers or illegal immigrants. They were, in fact, biologists researching bats.

05.09.2014 20:40

​Way too close: 18-meter asteroid zips between Earth & moon
An asteroid will speed past our planet on Sunday, practically shaving terrestrial space as the rock whizzes past Earth just one tenth of its distance from the moon. The rare occasion will be most clearly witnessed in the skies above New Zealand.

05.09.2014 04:48

‘Limits to Growth’ vindicated: World headed towards economic, environmental collapse
Australian researchers have shown that a book written ‒ and written off ‒ four decades ago accurately predicted where the world would be in terms of resource allocation and the environment. And that does not bode well for the future of humanity.

04.09.2014 20:48

​Canadian beekeepers’ sting: Pesticide giants sued for $450mn over bee deaths
Canadian honey producers have filed a class-action lawsuit against Bayer and Syngenta to recover losses dating as far back as 2006, claiming that neonicotinoids they produce and sell are killing bees and cause massive material damage.

04.09.2014 13:25

​Deep-sea mushroom creatures 'completely reshape' our understanding of evolution
Science has found an animal that could rewrite entire textbooks – it defies classification and could be related to creatures living half a billion years ago. For thirty years, the mushroom-shaped sea creature didn’t even have a name.

04.09.2014 08:13

Eureka! Researchers conduct first direct brain-to-brain communication over the internet
Scientists arranged the first brain-to-brain communication online, enabling participants to converse with simple words from a distance of some 5,000 miles apart. It’s being hailed as the neuroscientific equivalent of instant messaging.

04.09.2014 11:39

Google building quantum computer processor with top university research team
Google is leaping back into the quantum computing business, partnering with scientists at University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) to build cutting-edge processors. The developers hope to build a revolutionary machine, which has eluded them so far.

04.09.2014 01:02

US scientists working on mind-controlled drones for military use
University researchers in Texas say they are designing a new type of drone – one that could be controlled simply and only with a soldier’s mind.

03.09.2014 22:41

Fossil fuel alternative? Scientists trick E. coli bacteria into producing propane
Science took a big step towards commercially generated clean renewable fuel by confusing gut bacteria E.coli into producing propane instead of cell membranes. The ultimate goal is to convert solar energy into a fossil fuel substitute.

03.09.2014 12:28

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