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Science

Anti-depression app: Smartphones to analyze mental health through speech
If you are one of more than 350 million people globally who suffer from depression, then scientists are working for a new smartphone app for you that will detect when you’re having a tough time through speech analysis.

04.11.2014 03:54

Shift work responsible for ‘dementia-like’ brain damage – report
Working in shift patterns has a damaging effect on the cognitive ability of workers, a study has shown.

04.11.2014 10:22

Europe has lost 20% of bird population since 1980
Over 420 million fewer birds now reside in Europe than some 30 years ago, a new study has found. The study blames the depopulation on modern farming methods and human interference with the habitat landscape of the most common bird species.

04.11.2014 03:46

Villain or hero? Bats may be key to curing Ebola, scientists say
Bats are believed to be the origin of the deadly Ebola virus; they can carry rabies and over 100 other diseases, but they do not suffer from the viruses themselves. Scientists believe the nocturnal creatures may be the key to curing Ebola.

03.11.2014 19:01

Faulty descent system may be behind Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo’s fatal crash
US investigators probing the crash of SpaceShipTwo on Friday, which killed one pilot and left another seriously injured, say it may have been caused by the craft’s unique ‘feathering device’, designed to slow it on re-entry to the atmosphere.

03.11.2014 16:30

Google builds 'brain' machine using memory like digital computers
A Google-owned company has built a device that combines the learning properties of a neural network with the computational ability of a computer. The combined architecture brings artificial intelligence technology closer.

30.10.2014 16:02

​Microsoft goes for smartwatch, launches new cross-platform band
Microsoft’s cross-platform wristband launched this week, catapults the company into the world of wearable fitness trackers, and beyond.

02.11.2014 13:45

​Dark energy devouring dark matter to leave 'big empty Universe' – study
Dark matter, considered the scaffolding of the universe because it provides the framework for its structures to build on, is being gobbled up by dark energy, according to a new study.

02.11.2014 13:00

'Inner voices': US scientists spy on human minds with brain decoder
Keeping your thoughts strictly to yourself may soon prove infeasible, with scientists working on a break-through, mind-reading device. The idea is to help people who are physically unable to interact with the outside world.

01.11.2014 08:35

​There & back: China moon orbiter returns home safely, a first in 40 years
China has completed its first return mission to the moon. After flying around the moon, the unmanned probe landed successfully in the grasslands of Mongolia.

01.11.2014 08:56

Medicare’s ‘drugs for the deceased’ costing taxpayers
Medicare pays for medications even after a patient has died, and it is costing American taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars, according to the Health Department’s inspector general.

01.11.2014 01:17

Risky business: Top 5 failures of US commercial space program (PHOTO, VIDEO)
NASA heavily relies on private companies for space-related travel, but recent accidents show that such firms cannot yet be fully trusted for the mission. The crashes hint at an increasing number of glitches that need to be fixed to ensure safety.

31.10.2014 23:21