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IN JUST three decades’ time the human race could survive on drinking water produced by gigantic bio-engineered jellyfish “factories”. Food could be produced by robotic “auto-farms” housed in disused car garages, and people might live in bio-engineered 3D printer cities which have to be repeatedly “grown” and rebuilt after adverse...
Shaving is a pain. Razors cause nicks, cuts, skin irritation, and razor burn. But two Swedes think they have a solution: A razor that shaves hair with a laser, not a blade. They call it the Skarp Razor. And the project has gone nuts on Kickstarter. As we previously reported, in its...
SCIENTISTS have unveiled the world's first lab-grown beef burger, serving it up to volunteers in London in what they hope is the start of a food revolution. The 140 gram patty, which cost more than 250,000 euros ($373,000) to produce, has been made using strands of meat grown from muscle...
Scientists said the smaller moon have only survived a few million years before it collided with the one we see today, leaving just one. Landscapes on the current moon are the remains of the smaller moon from the collision. Professor Erik Asphaug from the University of California will unveil his...
Glaciers are melting, sea levels are rising, cloud forests are dying, and wildlife is scrambling to keep pace. It's becoming clear that humans have caused most of the past century's warming by releasing heat-trapping gases as we power our modern lives. Called greenhouse gases, their levels are higher now than in the last 650,000...
-- Our galactic neighborhood just got a lot bigger. NASA on Wednesday announced the discovery of 715 new planets, by far the biggest batch of planets ever unveiled at once. By way of comparison, about 1,000 planets total had been identified in our galaxy before Wednesday. Four of those planets are...
Super Typhoon Koppu, known as Typhoon Lando in the Philippines, made landfall close to 1 a.m. local time on Sunday morning near the town of Casiguran in Luzon's Aurora Province, as a powerful Category 4 or 5 storm. The storm was on the cusp of being declared a Category 5...
If you had the chance to send a message to aliens in outer space, what would you say? What would you tell them about life on Earth? How would you explain who we are? These are not hypothetical questions. This summer, you will get that chance to send a message to...
Science Daily  — In a discovery suggesting that odors may have a far more important role in life than previously believed, scientists have found that heart, blood, lung and other cells in the body have the same receptors for sensing odors that exist in the nose. It opens the door...
An artificial embryo-like structure has been created in the laboratory for the first time in a historic breakthrough that could shed light on the “magic” behind the creation of life. Researchers at Cambridge University were able to make what looked like an early “anatomically correct” mouse embryo. While stressing it was...
Nasa says the big robot rover it is sending to Mars looks in excellent shape for its Monday (GMT) landing. The vehicle, known as Curiosity, was launched from Earth in November last year and is now nearing the end of a 560-million-km journey across space. To reach its intended touch-down zone...
MANILA - Weather permitting, parts of the country will get to witness the annular solar eclipse on May 10, Friday, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said. In its astronomical diary, Pagasa said the event will be visible as a partial solar eclipse starting 5:17 a.m. up...
The tendency to adapt to cultural behaviors in a new place is not unique to us, a new study suggests. A study led by psychologists of the University of St Andrews in Scotland finds that vervet monkeys (Chlorocebus aethiops) in South Africa prefer food that those around them are eating. The researchers dyed corn pink or blue...

Colours effect us

Our sex lives, moods, appetites and how well our brain works are all affected by different colours. How it happens; Billionaire Christian Grey may have his red room of pain in the saucy bestseller Fifty Shades of Grey. But it turns out that purple is actually the sexiest colour you can paint your...
A rare black greater flamingo made news this month after it was spotted among a flock of white and pink brethren at the Akrotiri Environmental Center on the Mediterranean island nation. The bird’s unusual plumage comes from a genetic condition called melanism, which causes excessive pigment to darken feathers. It’s...
For those who are willing to literally fall off the face of the Earth a Dutch company makes a unique offer, that is, to relocate to Mars. However, there is a little addendum to this generous proposition: it has to be a life-long vacation. According to an announcement, made by...
Fruit flies 'think' before they act, a study by researchers from the University of Oxford's Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour suggests. The neuroscientists showed that fruit flies take longer to make more difficult decisions. In experiments asking fruit flies to distinguish between ever closer concentrations of an odor, the...
Two mainland astronauts touched down safely on the grasslands of Ulanqab, in Inner Mongolia, on Friday, ending a month-long mission in China’s bigger quest to establish a permanent space station. Major General Jing Haipeng and Colonel Chen Dong spent 33 days aloft, setting a new benchmark for Chinese manned space...
According to a study by the Norwegian Data Protection Authority, two-fifths of the Norwegian public would be happy with their government saving DNA profiles of newborns, to allegedly assist in future police investigations. The survey involved over 1,500 Norwegians and showed that 21 percent agreed strongly with the measure, 22...
Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi will launch its third communications satellite into orbit by the end of next year. Yahsat, the Abu Dhabi-based satellite operator, a wholly owned company of the Mubadala Development Company, and Orbital Sciences Corporation announced that they have completed the Preliminary Design Review (PDR) for the Al...
ONE of the world’s freakiest looking fish was spotted in a rare sighting in the waters off the Californian coast for the first time in more than eight years. The mola mola, or ocean sunfish, was snapped by keen-eyed Jodi Fediani who was on a whale watching boat at...
(NEWSER) – Look inside a 1,000-year-old Chinese Buddha statue, and what do you find? Why, a mummified body, of course. At least that's what Dutch researchers discovered when performing a CT scan on a statue shown last year in the Netherlands at Drents Museum, Discover reports. The body is...
Tilt your head skywards on Sunday night, because an asteroid the size of a house will be passing by Earth and will get even closer to us than the moon, scientists at NASA say. The asteroid, known at 2014 RC or ‘Pitbull’, poses no threat to Earth and will probably...
What causes a tsunami?... A tsunami is a large ocean wave that is caused by sudden motion on the ocean floor. This sudden motion could be an earthquake, a powerful volcanic eruption, or an underwater landslide. The impact of a large meteorite could also cause a tsunami. Tsunamis travel across the open ocean at great...
Global temperatures are rising, violent weather is increasing, chemicals in the air, food supply and water have led to soaring rates of allergies, asthma, certain cancers, hormone disruption, male infertility. Forest lands are vanishing at unprecedented rates, vast dead zones are spreading in the world’s oceans, we are running...
There are many things these days that are so commonplace that we completely take them for granted. Because we either don’t see these things in action, or we use them so regularly, we often forget that they are inventions at all. In reality, they were once things that people...
Deep within the Earth's rocky mantle lies oceans' worth of water locked up in a type of mineral called ringwoodite, new research shows. The results of the study will help scientists understand Earth's water cycle, and how plate tectonics moves water between the surface of the planet and interior...
A senior government space scientist said China was considering mounting a mission to “capture” an asteroid and try to fire it into the moon’s orbit within a decade, state media reported. The ultimate aim would be to mine the asteroid for metal and minerals, or use it as the base...
NASA's Curiosity Rover has taken a panoramic selfie after exploring a sand dune on Mars. The latest self-portrait shows the the car-sized spacecraft near the Namib Dune, to the northwest of Mount Sharp - Curiosity’s primary mission site, where it has been scooping and sieving samples of sand. The image combines...
German scientists say they are close to solving the mystery why it is nearly impossible to open a packet of crisps without munching your way through the whole bag. German scientists from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg are searching for that crunch magic ingredient in crisps which make them so irresistible. Dr...