Kurt Cobain’s famous ‘MTV Unplugged’ sweater sold for $137,500

10.11.2015 [16:27]
The ratty green cardigan worn by Kurt Cobain during Nirvana’s 1993 Unplugged concert just sold for $137,500 – exponentially more than what he probably bought it for at the thrift shop, according to yahoo.com. The item was part of an Icons and Idols of Rock ‘N’ Roll auction, held on November 7th by ...

Manuscript written and signed by Lincoln fetches $2.2 mln

05.11.2015 [16:58]
A text written and signed by former US President Abraham Lincoln for a 10-year-old boy, just weeks before his assassination, fetched a whopping $2.2 million, four times more than its minimum bid at an auction, according to the Business Standard. ...

Child bites venomous snake to death in Brazil

03.11.2015 [16:02]
The mother of a 17 month-old boy was shocked and scared when her son ran home with blood in his mouth and on his hands and a dead snake whose venom easily kills. It turned out that the toddler managed to kill the deadly viper with a bite while he was playing in the ...

Watch worn by US astronaut on Moon sells for USD 1.6 million

24.10.2015 [19:07]
An exceptionally rare watch worn by an American astronaut on the Moon has sold for more than USD 1.6 million, a US auction house said today, according to the Indian Express ...

Lab-grown meat to hit store shelves 'in five years'

19.10.2015 [20:27]
A team of Dutch scientists who crafted the world's first lab-grown meat burger say their creation could hit store shelves in five years' time. Peter Verstrate said the product, which was first created by Professor Mark Post at Maastricht University using stem ...

Boeing shows off material that is 99.99% AIR

14.10.2015 [14:41]
Boeing has revealed the world's lightest metal structure, which it claims is 99.99% hollow. The revolutionary breakthrough claims to be 100 times lighter than Styrofoam and could be the future for aeronautical design, and is so light that is can sit atop a dandelion ...

Bioinspired robotic finger advances prosthetics technology

14.10.2015 [13:37]
Most robotic parts used today are rigid, have a limited range of motion and don’t really look lifelike. Inspired by both nature and biology, a scientist from Florida Atlantic University has designed a novel robotic finger that looks and feels like the real thing ...

Facebook launches M, a Siri-Like Personal Assistant for Messenger Today

27.08.2015 [18:51]
Facebook announced its beginning a very small roll out of a digital assistant service that will live within Messenger. The service, called M, is capable of completing tasks and finding information upon request, "searchenginejournal.com" reported. ...

Scientists grow 'human brain' in laboratory in bid to beat Alzheimer`s

19.08.2015 [22:06]
Scientists have used stem cells to create a 'replica brain' with a similar structure to that of an unborn baby, it has been revealed, according to www.westernmorningnews.co.uk. A near-complete human brain comparable with that of a five-week-old foetus has been grown in a laboratory dish ...

Why bananas as we know them might go extinct

02.08.2015 [11:32]
They tasted better, they lasted longer, they were more resilient and didn't require artificial ripening. They were -- simply put -- a better fruit, because they belonged to a different species, or cultivar in banana parlance. It was called Gros Michel and it remained the world's export banana until 1965 ...

Scientists control mouse brain by remote control

30.07.2015 [20:35]
Scientists have successfully altered the neural networks of laboratory mice using a wireless controller; allowing them to study the effects of neural stimulation without invasive procedures and without test subjects tethered by wires, according to Reuters. The tiny implant, smaller than the width of a human hair ...

Florida family unearths gold coins worth over $1M from 1715 shipwreck

30.07.2015 [09:54]
A Florida man has uncovered gold artifacts worth over $1 million from the wreckage of a Spanish fleet that sank in a storm off the Florida coast three centuries ago. The find by Eric Schmitt was announced late Monday by a salvage company ...

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 ...

NASA's Curiosity rover discovered continental crust usually found on Earth's ocean surface on Mars

16.07.2015 [14:27]
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 ...

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

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

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 ...