Most kangaroos are 'left-handed'
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€. ...
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 ...