NASA's Curiosity rover discovered continental crust usually found on Earth's ocean surface on Mars
Very often Mars is seen as having a moderately consistent surface basaltic rock, the kind of rock that most of the Earth's ocean crust is made of. The latest findings that have been made with the help of the ChemCam on the Curiosity rover now have a different story to tell ...

Microsoft issues emergency patch for critical vulnerability in Windows

22.07.2015 [17:05]
Microsoft has released an emergency update to patch a security bug that allows attackers to remotely execute malicious code on computers running every supported version of Windows, the company said. ...

WHO: Turkmenistan is the world’s most non-smoking country

22.07.2015 [16:18]
Health-obsessed former Soviet Turkmenistan is the country with the world’s lowest proportion of smokers, World Health Organization chief Margaret Chan said during a visit to country. Chan said that just 8 percent of the population smoked, according ...
2,000 Bronze Age gold spirals found in Denmark

2,000 Bronze Age gold spirals found in Denmark

14.07.2015 [21:41]
An unprecedented cache 2,000 gold spirals from the Bronze Age has been discovered in a field near the town of Boeslunde on the Danish island of Zealand. Bronze Age spirals have been found before — gold ones in the Syke hoard in Germany ...

Canadian surgeons first had surgery in zero gravity

14.07.2015 [20:22]
To prepare for potential emergencies in orbit (when the astronaut will need urgent surgical intervention), a group of canadian doctors performed surgery on the model of the human body. The experiment took place on Board of research aircraft, during the flight, which created the conditions of weightlessness. This publication reports Gizmag ...
Riding a bike for an hour extends cyclist's life by same time, say Dutch researchers

Riding a bike for an hour extends cyclist's life by same time, say Dutch researchers

14.07.2015 [13:18]
Study finds average cyclist in Netherlands lives six months longer than non-riders. Riding a bike for one hour extends the average cyclist's life by the same amount of time, according to a study in the Netherlands, which ...
Anxiety is HEREDITARY: Brain scans reveal anxious parents are more likely to have nervous and depressed children

Anxiety is HEREDITARY: Brain scans reveal anxious parents are more likely to have nervous and depressed children

09.07.2015 [15:14]
Official figures show that anxiety and depressive disorders are a leading source of disability affecting hundreds of millions of people. And now researchers have found that anxious parents are more likely to have anxious children, after discovering temperament is ...
First hospital light fixture to kill bacteria safely

First hospital light fixture to kill bacteria safely

09.07.2015 [10:57]
Kenall Manufacturing today introducedIndigo-Clean™, a light fixture that uses Continuous Environmental Disinfection technology to continuously kill harmful bacteria linked to hospital acquired infections (HAIs). The technology behind Indigo-Clean™ inactivates a wide ...
Most kangaroos are 'left-handed'

Most kangaroos are 'left-handed'

24.06.2015 [10:30]
Wild kangaroos tend to favor their left hands during common tasks like grooming and feeding, a study suggests. The researchers say this is the first demonstration of population-level "handedness" in a species other than humans, who are ...
World's oldest person Jeralean Talley dies at 116

World's oldest person Jeralean Talley dies at 116

23.06.2015 [11:13]
The world's oldest woman, Jeralean Talley has died at the age of 116. Talley's title as the world's oldest person was verified by the Los Angeles-based Gerontology Research Group, which tracks ...
Are You the 5 Percent? Small Minority Have No Health Problems

Are You the 5 Percent? Small Minority Have No Health Problems

09.06.2015 [14:19]
If you're in perfect health, you're in the minority: Less than 5 percent of people worldwide had no health problems in 2013, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed information on about 300 diseases and conditions — everything from acne and PMS to chronic ...
Boeing develops drone that can be re-charged in mid-air, fly indefinitely

Boeing develops drone that can be re-charged in mid-air, fly indefinitely

09.06.2015 [14:02]
The US Patent and Trademark Office approved an application from Boeing's James J. Childress and John J. Viniotis for an autonomous drone that can be recharged without landing. Today, the amount of time a drone can spend in the air is limited by ...
Earth Organisms Survive Under Low-Pressure Martian Conditions

Earth Organisms Survive Under Low-Pressure Martian Conditions

02.06.2015 [10:33]
New research at the University of Arkansas suggests that methanogens – among the simplest and oldest organisms on Earth – could survive on Mars. Methanogens, microorganisms in the domain Archaea, use hydrogen as their energy source and carbon dioxide as their carbon source, to ...
Graphene could one day create fuel-free spacecrafts

Graphene could one day create fuel-free spacecrafts

30.05.2015 [13:42]
The miracle material graphene could one day be used to create fuel-free spacecrafts, scientists have said. Researchers say graphene could be used to make a light-powered propulsion system for a spacecraft following the discovery that ...
Biologists have learned how to recover the lost memory

Biologists have learned how to recover the lost memory

30.05.2015 [10:57]
Japanese scientists were able to cure mice from amnesia, recovering with the help of light lost memories. A new study has helped to resolve a long-running dispute neuroscientists about the nature of memory: retrograde amnesia (associated with injuries and Alzheimer's disease), apparently not invoked irreparable damage to brain cells ...
Brain implants let man control robotic arm with thoughts

Brain implants let man control robotic arm with thoughts

29.05.2015 [11:30]
A man in California who is paralysed from the neck down has had a chip implanted in his brain that allows him to control a robotic arm with his mind alone. Erik Sorto, who was shot at the age of 21, has been paralysed for over 10 years. He signed up to a clinical trial that ...
Carrot juice every day for 8 months cured woman's cancer

Carrot juice every day for 8 months cured woman's cancer

27.05.2015 [17:22]
Ann Cameron was heartbroken when she found that she had colon cancer. In June, 2012, she entered its third phase, which terrified her because her husband had died of lung cancer in 2005, though he had been getting chemotherapy. She decided to explore some alternative treatments ...
Tiny spiders 'rain' down in Australian town

Tiny spiders 'rain' down in Australian town

20.05.2015 [16:25]
Drought-ridden Australia needs all the rain it can get, but earlier this month something other than precipitation fell from the sky. Millions of tiny spiders appeared to rain down on a rural town as they "flew" and landed in spider webs as part of a "migration ...
Italian mayors sell off houses for £1 in hope of keeping villages alive

Italian mayors sell off houses for £1 in hope of keeping villages alive

19.05.2015 [19:33]
Hopeful holiday home owners who are looking for some peace and quiet could bag a property for less than £1 in an idyllic Italian village. Local authorities of three increasingly empty Italian towns are hoping to attract new residents by cutting the prices of some of their houses to just 1€. ...