What do animals dream about?

25.04.2014 [19:57]
"Almost all other animals are clearly observed to partake in sleep, whether they are aquatic, aerial, or terrestrial," wrote Aristotle in his work On Sleep and Sleeplessness. But do other animals dream? On that the Greek philosopher also had an opinion. In The History of Animals, he wrote: "It would appear that not only do ...

Milky Way to Be Explored w/ Au’s $13 Million Instrument

23.04.2014 [17:25]
Australia will be exploring the Milky Way to identify its origins soon with its new $13 million instrument, HERMES (the High Efficiency and Resolution Multi-Element Spectrograph), launched by Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane at the Australian Astronomical Observatory (AAO) at Coonabarabran ...

6 billion people have cellphones

23.04.2014 [16:54]
A UN report says six of the world's seven billion people have mobile phones but only 4.5 billion have toilets. In response to the statistics the UN has issued a call "to change a situation in which more people worldwide have mobile phones than toilets ...

Meteors May Have Brought Vitamin B to Earth

22.04.2014 [21:08]
Did life here begin...out there? We don't yet know and may never. But there is compelling evidence that I might not be sitting here writing this today, or you reading it, if not for meteorite-enabled distribution of a simple vitamin billions of years ago.Scientists funded by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center have found vitamin ...

Hitachi to provide world's fastest elevator to China

22.04.2014 [13:07]
Japan's Hitachi says it will provide the world's fastest elevators to the 111-storey, 530-metre-tall Guangzhou CTF Financial Centre in China. The lifts will be able to travel from the first to 95th floor in a stomach-churning 43 seconds. Japan's Hitachi on Monday said it will provide the world's fastest elevators, which can ...

US teenager survives five-hour flight in wheel well

21.04.2014 [15:31]
A 16-year-old boy stowed away in the wheel well of a flight from California to Hawaii on Sunday, surviving the trip halfway across the Pacific Ocean unharmed despite frigid temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen, FBI and airline ...

CIA cannot catch a fox in White House

19.04.2014 [13:18]
The guards, including the US Secret Service agents, cannot catch fox that suddenly appeared on the territory of the White House in Washington. According to the local media, the animal appeared at the White House last fall, during the country's budget crisis, when many government employees, including supervisors and ...

Pope Francis washes, kisses feet of disabled and elderly in devotional as ‘slave’

19.04.2014 [11:22]
Pope Francis washed the feet of 12 disabled and elderly people — women and non-Catholics among them — in a pre-Easter ritual designed to show his willingness to serve others like a "slave." Francis' decision in 2013 to perform the Holy Thursday ritual on women and Muslim inmates at a juvenile detention center helped define his rule-breaking papacy ...

Vegetables on Mars within ten years?

18.04.2014 [19:58]
The soil on Mars could be appropriate for cultivating meals crops – this is the prognosis of a study by plant ecologist Wieger Wamelink of Wageningen UR. This would prove very practical if we ever decide to send men and women on a one particular-way trip to the red planet. Soon after all, if we are going to live anywhere ...

NASA's Kepler Discovers First Earth-Size Planet In The 'Habitable Zone' of Another Star

18.04.2014 [19:47]
Using NASA's Kepler Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered the first Earth-size planet orbiting a star in the "habitable zone" -- the range of distance from a star where liquid water might pool on the surface of an orbiting planet. The discovery of Kepler-186f confirms that planets the size of Earth exist in the habitable ...

Repurposing old drones to bring wi-fi to war fighters

17.04.2014 [17:34]
A small collection of aging surveillance drones are about to have something in common with a typical Starbucks: the ability to provide high-speed Wi-Fi access. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is a step closer to perfecting the ...

In Yakutia build cryostorages for mammoths

17.04.2014 [16:50]
Yakut paleontologists decided to implement an unusual project - unique for Cryo remains of mammoths, which can work with scientists around the world. Yakutia very often find fragments of mammoths and even the whole, virtually ...

Unhappy Marriages Due to Low Blood Sugar?

16.04.2014 [17:23]
Feeling peeved at your partner? You may want to check your blood sugar. A new study suggests that low levels of glucose in the blood may increase anger and aggression between spouses. The researchers say their findings suggest a connection between glucose and self-control, but other experts disagree about the study’s implications ...

First Marijuana Vending Machine Debuts in Colorado

15.04.2014 [20:21]
An American company tries to revolutionize the marijuana industry by creating a vending machine for pot and pot products. However, the new automatic dispenser, called the ZaZZZ, is for medical marijuana patients only, and the entrepreneurs hope to soon gain popularity among clients ...

Researchers Create Roadmap for Gene Expression

14.04.2014 [20:42]
In a new study, researchers from North Carolina State University, UNC-Chapel Hill and other institutions have taken the first steps toward creating a roadmap that may help scientists narrow down the genetic cause of numerous ...

ZUtA Labs launches Kickstarter campaign to make a pocket-size printer

14.04.2014 [17:33]
Most coffee shops are filled with people working on their laptops, researching, browsing the web or typing up documents. But of course, none of these people bring a printer with them in case they need a hardcopy of something ...

Neuroscientist's atomic wristwatch launches on Kickstarter

14.04.2014 [16:01]
John Patterson has a chip on his shoulder. He hates big watch companies and wants to destroy them: with superior products. The neuroscientist-turned-founder of Bathys Watches, based in Kauai, Hawaii, last October unveiled the first-ever atomic wrist watch in spite of the fact that some of his deep-pocketed competitors had ...

Physicists confirm existence of new 'exotic' matter

14.04.2014 [15:34]
Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider beauty (LHCb) Collaboration at CERN in Geneva have successfully verified the existence of a new “exotic” type of particle that was hitherto unusual to the Standard Model (SM) of particle ...

‘Sakura from space’ blooms early

12.04.2014 [19:25]
A cosmic mystery is uniting monks and scientists after a cherry tree grown from a seed that orbited the Earth for eight months bloomed years earlier than expected — and with an unusual number of flowers ...