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Moscow State University ranks 25th among world’s top institutions
Lomonosov Moscow State University has grabbed 25th place in the Times Higher Education (THE) ranking of the world’s top educational institutions for 2015. St. Petersburg State University also made it into the top 100.

12.03.2015 22:16

Wireless electricity: Scientists send energy 55 meters away through air
Japanese scientists have made a breakthrough step towards developing new energy source for humans in the future by for the first time transmitting electric power wirelessly to a pinpoint target using microwaves.

12.03.2015 17:33

​‘Obsolescence of knowledge’: Study reveals there are too many studies
Though one might assume an ever-increasing torrent of studies promotes knowledge, it actually seems to have the opposite effect. US and Finnish researchers have found that science could be in decay, as scholars can’t keep pace with scientific literature.

11.03.2015 18:10

California should brace for the 'Big One' – US Geological Survey
The chances of a major earthquake striking California in the next three decades have gone up, and it is more likely to hit San Francisco than Los Angeles, according to a new forecast from the US Geological Survey (USGS).

11.03.2015 17:45

To Mars...someday: NASA successfully tests megarocket booster for deep-space system (VIDEO)
NASA has conducted a landmark test of a booster for its Space Launch System, the first heavy-lift rocket since the Apollo program ended in the 1970s. Working with Orbital ATK, NASA believes the booster will eventually help land a manned aircraft on Mars.

11.03.2015 16:59

Twin objectives: NASA astronaut takes 1yr mission as Earth-bound brother monitored
NASA is set to send an astronaut on a first-of-its-kind mission: Scott Kelly will spend an entire year on the ISS. But it’s also part of the Twins Study program. Mark Kelly, Scott’s identical twin and also an astronaut, is to stay on Earth.

11.03.2015 06:05

‘Distressing & disturbing’: 2mn animals experimented on at UK universities
Nearly two million animals were subjected to “distressing and disturbing” scientific procedures at British universities during a single year, animal rights campaigners have said.

09.03.2015 15:15

Fireball flying over Perth caught on dashcams, scientists suspect meteorite
A fireball flashing through the sky has been reported by multiple witnesses and also recorded on dashcams in Perth, Western Australia. Scientists believe the bright shiny object could turn out to be a meteorite.

09.03.2015 07:38

Run, star, run! Fastest star known breaks free from our galaxy’s bonds
A hypervelocity star traveling at a speed of 1,200 kilometers per second is heading away from the Milky Way galaxy, boosted by its sibling star’s death as a massive supernova.

08.03.2015 14:55

Twin study says genetics 'to blame for nearly all autism cases'
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is caused by genetics in as many as 98 percent of cases, a major British study has revealed. It undermines many modern theories blaming environmental factors, such as air pollution.

08.03.2015 13:12

Dry ice on Mars may help colonize red planet, research says
A new way of generating energy could potentially power human colonies on Mars, a new study claims. This is thanks to nothing more than dry ice, which is abundant on the red planet, according to recent research.

08.03.2015 13:29

Not stellar noise: Potentially habitable super-Earth Gliese 581d exists, new study claims
Astronomy has had to go back on its word twice in a year now, as a super-Earth previously dismissed as stellar ‘noise’ did after all turn out to be a planet. A new study shows Gliese 581d had been the victim of bad analysis.

07.03.2015 08:07