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Smoked dry: Massive marijuana cultivation has ‘lethal’ impact on California water supply – study
California's current drought has been caused by the demand for water needed to cultivate cannabis, which, under state law, is illegal for recreational use. Streams are running dry, fish are dying, and it’s just the beginning, US scientists warn.

28.03.2015 20:48

Europe’s first ‘dead' heart transplanted in UK
The first ‘dead' heart transplant in Europe has been carried out in the UK. The procedure involves taking a heart that had not been beating for some time, and making it work inside the body of a living recipient.

29.03.2015 07:20

Pandas get lonely? Cuddly creatures enjoy social interaction, GPS research finds
A team of Michigan State University scientists has discovered that pandas are more sociable than previously thought, and like to spend time together for weeks at a time. The study involved GPS collars tracking the furry friends.

28.03.2015 15:53

In the shadow of the moon: Spectacular plane’s view of the solar eclipse (VIDEO)
The most surreal view of the solar eclipse was shared in a recently posted timelapse video showing a plane flying into the moon’s shadow on March 20.

28.03.2015 01:24

Russia & US agree to build new space station after ISS, work on joint Mars project
In a landmark decision, Russian space agency Roscosmos and its US counterpart NASA have agreed to build a new space station after the current International Space Station (ISS) expires. The operation of the ISS was prolonged until 2024.

28.03.2015 02:51

All about that bass: Sound-based fire extinguisher puts out flames (VIDEO)
Two engineering students from George Mason University are using the unique power of sound to put out flames – and they’re hoping the technology will become powerful enough to help extinguish forest fires.

28.03.2015 01:32

NASA aims to pluck boulder off asteroid & bring it to moon (VIDEOS)
In order to test Earth defense techniques and abilities needed for a future trip to Mars, NASA has detailed a plan to rip off a chunk of an asteroid, deliver it into a stable orbit around the moon, and send astronauts to study it and collect samples.

27.03.2015 21:07

Russia-US crew dock at ISS for near year-long mission
A Soyuz spacecraft has docked with the International Space Station, six hours after it took off from the Baikonur space center. It was carrying Russia’s Mikhail Kornienko and American Scott Kelly who are set to beat the record for the longest space trip.

27.03.2015 20:00

Lifesaver drones could help rescue wayward swimmers in 30 seconds
Though drones typically conjure up thoughts of missile strikes and surveillance, a pilot project underway at beaches in Chile is considering using the unmanned aerial vehicles to deliver lifesavers to swimmers in distress – all in a rapid 30 seconds.

27.03.2015 02:43

Chinese company creates 3D-printed car for just $1,770 (VIDEO)
Chinese 3D tech company Sanya Sihai has created a bright orange electric-powered sedan which cost just $1,770 to manufacture.

25.03.2015 20:25

New research reveals why animals don’t get schizophrenia and humans do
While many animal species suffer from psychiatric symptoms, schizophrenia is specifically human. A new study has revealed that human speech and language play a role in the disease.

25.03.2015 20:29

​Martian microbes could be sustained by carbon monoxide, study claims
Atmospheric carbon monoxide has been identified as a potential source of energy for microbes – if there are any – on and near the surface of the red planet, in the past as well as the present, according to a new study.

25.03.2015 17:51