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Revamped Large Hadron Collider smashes first photons after 2-yr break
The world’s largest particle smasher, the Large Hadron Collider (LHR), has finally smashed photons together after a two year repair and maintenance program, the European physics lab CERN said.

05.05.2015 20:45

​'Obesity paradox': Overweight type-2 diabetes patients outlive thinner ones, study says
Doctors have warned about the risks of being overweight for decades, but a new study has revealed that a few extra pounds may be beneficial to those with type-2 diabetes. It found that patients who are overweight, but not obese, outlive slimmer ones.

05.05.2015 10:14

​Tainted by fracking? Drilling chemicals found in Pennsylvania drinking water
Drilling chemicals were found in the drinking water of three Pennsylvania households, according to a newly released study. The industry has criticized the research, saying it does not prove the contaminants came from a nearby gas well.

05.05.2015 15:35

​Mysterious 'X-Files' noises captured 22 miles above Earth's surface
For the first time in 50 years, mysterious 'X-Files' sounds have been recorded from the edge of space. A helium balloon built by a student for a NASA project captured the eerie hisses and whistles 22 miles above the Earth's surface.

05.05.2015 12:08

Volcanoes may cause drastic temperature changes on distant super-Earth
Astronomers have detected dramatic temperature changes on a solid planet far beyond our solar system, likely caused by massive volcanoes on the super-Earth’s surface.

05.05.2015 08:44

Spectacular NASA video shows giant plasma eruption on sun (VIDEO)
An enormous burst of plasma erupting from the sun has had astronomers glued to their telescopes for hours. Two orbital observatories managed to capture the phenomenon on video, published by NASA.

04.05.2015 17:34

German scientists to present new Potter-like portable invisibility cloak
German researchers, who created a box for making objects disappear, have made it even more “magic”! No special equipment is needed now. While it’s not ready for humans, a portable invisibility cloak is bringing the Potter fairy tale closer to reality.

04.05.2015 12:34

Dead zones: Places where no animal can survive found in Atlantic Ocean
A team of German and Canadian marine biologists have for the first time ever witnessed so-called ‘dead zones’ in the Atlantic Ocean – places where no life can thrive, owing to there being almost no dissolved oxygen in the water.

03.05.2015 10:47

First complete 3D view of iconic Pillars of Creation released
The legendary space clouds known as The Pillars of Creation have revealed a whole lot of previously unseen things in a first-ever 3D view. The graceful, finger-like gas wonders can be glimpsed in stunning clarity in the accompanying video.

03.05.2015 10:02

Everest shrinking: World’s highest mountain is a bit smaller after Nepal quake
The deadly quake in Nepal not only devastated the country killing thousands but also changed its landscape. Mount Everest shrank a little bit after the disaster, satellite data shows.

03.05.2015 07:52

Birdemic: Iowa becomes 3rd state to declare emergency over avian flu outbreak
Iowa, the United States’ top egg producer, has become the third state to declare a state of emergency over the growing bird flu outbreak, joining Minnesota and Wisconsin.

01.05.2015 22:13

​Spaced out: Cosmic rays could cause brain damage to Mars astronauts
No one assumed traveling to Mars would be a particularly safe task, with space debris and supply shortages weighing on the minds of those brave enough to leave Earth. But another danger has now been revealed – cosmic rays which threaten brain damage.

01.05.2015 19:51