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Dishwashers could be causing children allergies, study says
While dishwashers indisputably save time in the kitchen, a questionnaire sent to Swedish households found the appliances may be increasing children's risks of developing allergies.

24.02.2015 02:41

Oysters, crabs & clams under threat from CO2 along East Coast – study
Ocean acidification and agricultural runoff may lead to shelled mollusks drastically dropping down in number, according to a new study. This poses a threat to businesses in coastal communities from Maine to the Chesapeake Bay, to the Louisiana bayou.

24.02.2015 03:10

Yahoo exec grills NSA director over ‘backdoor’ access to private data
Yahoo’s chief information-security officer attacked the NSA's director over building “backdoors” to allow government spying on selected users. Mike Rogers defended the practice, saying it should be done within a “legal framework.”

24.02.2015 02:15

‘I would have come forward sooner’ - Snowden on NSA leak regrets
Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has frequently said that he does not regret blowing the whistle on the agency’s mass surveillance programs. However, he has now stated that he would change one thing if he could do it all again.

23.02.2015 23:33

​Apple patents iPhone tracking system
Your next iPhone may be trackable even when it's turned off, if Apple’s newest patent is anything to go by. The Cupertino tech giant has just patented a technology that would “periodically exit an unpowered state and transmit location data.”

23.02.2015 21:10

​Space: The final selfie frontier
When NASA astronaut Terry Virts took his first spacewalk this weekend, he did what comes naturally these days and immortalized the event with a selfie.

23.02.2015 20:15

The selfie obsession: Get a real life 3D image of… yourself
The selfie mania has reached a whole new level, with a German company, offering people to buy real 3D models of themselves. Fifty-four cameras take a body scan, with the image being sent to a 3D printer. The result: A real life statue of yourself!

23.02.2015 07:35

Space cable guys: NASA completes 1st stage of re-wiring ISS for commercial flights
NASA astronauts have completed the first stage of preparations outside the ISS to install new docking ports for future US-made crew capsules. During the first of three scheduled spacewalks, Barry Wilmore and Terry Virts routed over 100 meters of cables.

21.02.2015 21:47

‘Give birth on Mars? That’d be amazing!’ Mars One shortlist candidates talk to RT
100 volunteers to venture to Mars as part of the manned mission to the Red Planet have been shortlisted this week. While the first mission is planned to include four people, one of the pioneers hopes to expand the colony by giving birth on the planet.

21.02.2015 15:56

Russia’s new Armata tank on Army 2015 shopping list
Russian troops are receiving beta versions of a future armored tracked platform that could usher in the 5th generation conventional land tank, heavy APC, artillery and missile launcher and possibly fully robotic assault armored vehicle.

21.02.2015 09:04

CIA-planted ‘evidence’ may force IAEA review of Iran’s alleged nuke arms program – report
Doctored blueprints for nuclear weapon components supplied to Iran by the CIA 15 years ago could force the IAEA to review its conclusions on Iran’s atomic program, which was potentially based on misleading intelligence, Bloomberg reports.

20.02.2015 23:04

FDA approves Google-backed home genetic test
For the first time, the US Food and Drug Administration has approved marketing of at-home DNA testing available to consumers without a health professional’s guidance. The approval is specifically for the Google-associated genetic testing firm 23andMe.

20.02.2015 18:50