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Behind the veil of swine flu
Conversations about the swine flu tend to revolve around who has it, where it has appeared, what the symptoms are, and how to prevent it. But there's little conversation about the risks and havoc of the swine flu online.

November 12, 2009 07:52

Anti-missiles in Europe: unneeded, ineffective, harmful
The anti-ballistic missile system, which the US wants to use to protect itself and Europe from a possible strike from Iran, is not up for the job, a joint US-Russian threat assessment says.

May 19, 2009 20:44

First-ever floating nuclear power plant construction underway
The construction of the first floating nuclear power plant in history has kicked off in St Petersburg.

May 19, 2009 18:36

Solar energy is our future, says Nobel Prize winner
Mobile phones, CD players, and satellite TV are all technology that most of us use every day. But it wouldn’t have been possible without the inventions of Russian physicist and Nobel Prize laureate Zhores Alferov.

November 22, 2009 11:16

Bullet train hits Russia's rails
The fastest train in Russia is almost ready to welcome its first passengers. The high tech monster can travel at up to 300 km/h and will cut more than an hour off journey times between Moscow and St. Petersburg.

May 16, 2009 10:21

Hubble overhauls smooth despite glitches
A pair of spacewalking NASA astronauts has installed a new camera on the Hubble Telescope.

May 15, 2009 12:01

Countdown for space station mission starts
The next crew of the International Space Station is heading to the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, from where they’ll blast off into space on May 27.

May 15, 2009 11:07

Biohacking: harmless hobby or global threat?
Security officials in the US are increasingly concerned about so-called “biohacking” – a recent phenomenon where amateur scientists grow bacteria and viruses to carry out home-based genetic experiments.

June 19, 2010 09:54

Inflation beefs up price tag for ISS trips
Starting 2012, NASA will pay $51 million for each astronaut delivered to the International Space Station via Russian spacecraft.

May 14, 2009 17:07

How being different boosts life expectancy
A study has revealed that predators tend to avoid prey that look different from the rest of the population, which helps rare traits survive.

May 13, 2009 11:45

New dining table a challenge for overcrowded ISS
One of the problems that the crew of the International Space Station will face when their number grows for the first time to six, is finding a place big enough to gather for joint meals.

May 07, 2009 15:56

Stephen Colbert leaves his name in science after all
Popular US comedian Stephen Colbert gets to see his name acknowledged by the scientific community after all. Entomologists named a new species of bugs after the honor-hungry anchor.

May 07, 2009 11:53

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