Tiny spiders 'rain' down in Australian town
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€. ...
25 teams prepare for 2015 DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals

25 teams prepare for 2015 DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals

18.05.2015 [14:34]
On June 5 and 6, the 2015 DARPA Robotic Challenge (DRC) Finals will take place at Fairplex in Pomona, California. Open to the public, it will see 25 international teams compete for US$3.5 million in prizes as part of an effort to develop robots for disaster relief. Here's what to ...

BAE Systems’ Oculus Rift VR Tech could revolutionise warfare

12.05.2015 [21:38]
Britain could be set to take a major step forward in terms of futuristic defence capabilities thanks to new designs revealed by one of the UK’s largest engineering firms. Technology being developed by BAE Systems and the University ...
Ohio fugitive arrested in Florida — 56 years after 1959 prison break

Ohio fugitive arrested in Florida — 56 years after 1959 prison break

06.05.2015 [17:17]
An Ohio fugitive who broke out of prison in 1959 was busted Monday — 56 years after he began his life on the lam. U.S. Marshals arrested Frank Freshwaters at his Melbourne, Fla., home Monday. The 79-year-old Akron native once convicted of manslaughter was living under the name William Harold ...
UBC researchers closer to creating universal blood type

UBC researchers closer to creating universal blood type

04.05.2015 [14:30]
Scientists in British Columbia say they have created an enzyme that could one day transform any human blood into a type that could safely be transfused into any patient. All blood is made of the same basic elements, but ...
Ocean resources worth $24 trillion

Ocean resources worth $24 trillion

28.04.2015 [21:30]
In a new report assessing the benefits, services, and assets the ocean provides to humanity, researchers found that the ocean generates $2.5 trillion a year in value, ranking it between the gross domestic product of the United Kingdom and that of Brazil, and as a major driver ...
Tiny robots pull objects up to 2,000 times their own weight

Tiny robots pull objects up to 2,000 times their own weight

28.04.2015 [15:45]
Engineers from Stanford University have created miniature robots named "MicroTugs" capable of pulling and lifting objects more than 100 times their own weight. The strongest of the bots weighs just 12 grams but can pull objects 2,000 times heavier than itself, reports the New Scientist. This is the equivalent ...
The Lotus Building grows from lake in Wujin, China

The Lotus Building grows from lake in Wujin, China

24.04.2015 [20:44]
Growing from the artificial lake at the center of Wujin, China is a fantastic new structure – “The Lotus Building” from Australian architecture firm Studio 505, according to Visual News. The exquisitely beautiful building takes its form from the blooming lotus flower, and throwing the formality ...
Roscosmos will be engaged in search for extra-terrestrial life

Roscosmos will be engaged in search for extra-terrestrial life

23.04.2015 [20:58]
The draft Federal space program (BFC) for 2015-2025 Roscosmos has included plans to search for traces of extra-terrestrial life. About this report RIA Novosti with reference to the text of the document. In addition to extra-terrestrial life, the Federal space Agency wants to study the evolution of Earth's climate, as well as other issues of ...
Japan’s Maglev train hits world record 590 kilometers per hour

Japan’s Maglev train hits world record 590 kilometers per hour

17.04.2015 [20:46]
Central Japan Railway Co. said its magnetic levitation bullet train hit 590 kilometers per hour on Thursday and broke the previous speed record set 12 years ago by the company, according to the World Street Journal. ...
AHR designs world’s largest dynamic building façade

AHR designs world’s largest dynamic building façade

14.04.2015 [11:51]
British architectural practice, AHR, has pioneered a new technique that could revolutionize the approach to building in extreme climates. Al Bahr Towers in Abu Dhabi is the first large-scale commercial project in the world to feature a dynamic, intelligent façade that cools or ...
irtaki a Turkish dance, top Greek expert says

irtaki a Turkish dance, top Greek expert says

10.04.2015 [13:42]
Sirtaki, a popular dance of supposed Greek origin choreographed by Giorgos Provias for the 1964 film “Zorba the Greek,” is actually a Turkish dance, a top Greek dance expert told Anadolu Agency on April 9. “Sirtaki is not a Greek dance. Authentic Greek dances are not widely known ...
Three new dragon-like wood lizards are found in Peru and Ecuador

Three new dragon-like wood lizards are found in Peru and Ecuador

08.04.2015 [20:22]
Three new species of dragon-like lizard have been discovered by scientists in the forests of Peru and Ecuador, in South America. Known as wood lizards, the reptiles live in cloud forests covering the Andean mountain range ...
Scientists restore the good name of Brontosaurus

Scientists restore the good name of Brontosaurus

08.04.2015 [09:47]
Paleontologists are restoring the good name of Brontosaurus more than a century after it was deemed scientifically invalid and the famous dinosaur was reclassified as another genus called Apatosaurus. Paleontologists are restoring the good name of Brontosaurus more than a century after ...
'World's biggest Easter egg' unveiled in Argentina

'World's biggest Easter egg' unveiled in Argentina

06.04.2015 [19:18]
Tens of thousands of people have gathered in Bariloche, Argentina, to taste what is being described as the world's biggest handmade Easter egg. The local tourism office says 8,000kg of chocolate were ...
Watch Blood Moon Eclipse April 4th

Watch Blood Moon Eclipse April 4th

02.04.2015 [17:10]
On Saturday, April 4, much of the world will witness the third in a tightly packed series of four total lunar eclipses. The week's event is the shortest of the four, with totality lasting less than five minutes, perfect for anyone with a limited attention span. Lunar eclipses occur quite frequently ...
Frenchman smuggles Russian wife into EU in suitcase

Frenchman smuggles Russian wife into EU in suitcase

16.03.2015 [20:32]
A 60-year-old Frenchman, apparently desperate to bring his young Russian wife to the European Union, was caught smuggling the woman into Poland in a suitcase, media reports said. The woman lacked the proper documents to enter the Schengen zone, so the couple decided she should hide in a large suitcase during a ...

New Japanese hotel to be staffed by robots

06.02.2015 [17:50]
Guests checking into a new hotel close to the Japanese city of Nagasaki this summer may find themselves complaining that the service is just a little .... robotic. With due cause. In a paradigm-shifting development, the hotel in question, the Henn-na Hotel, will be partially staffed by what are termed ...