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UFO lights may help predict earthquake
UFO lightsJanuary 8, 2014 ET
The mysterious UFO lights may occur at rifts, or nearly vertical faults as the crystalline structure of the magmatic stones, subjected to intense pressure, releases electrical energy, according to a study in Seismological Research Letters.
Infants know how to recognize a foreign language
Infants languageJanuary 7, 2014 ET
Infants who can't yet speak themselves are able to recognize that people who speak different languages use words differently, according to New Zealand research.
Chinese scientists cultivate high-yield salt-resistant rice
China riceJanuary 3, 2014 ET
Chinese scientists have cultivated a high-yield salt-resistant rice variety that boasts an output of six tonnes per hectare.
South Koreans invented DIY plastic surgery
South Korean plastic surgeryDecember 20, 2013 ET
South Koreans are the most cosmetically enhanced people in the world, according to the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons.
Bicycle that takes pollution and produces oxygen
Bike pollutionDecember 19, 2013 ET
Pollution levels in China's largest cities are literally off the index scale. Quick and clever solutions will be needed to not just reduce emissions, but scrub the putrid air as well, and that's where this air-cleaning bicycle concept comes in.
Antarctica could be rich in diamonds
Antarctica diamondsDecember 18, 2013 ET
In a scientific paper published in Nature Communications, a team of Australian geologists said they had found a rock kimberlite in the Prince Charles Mountains in East Antarctica.
China lands on the moon
China moonDecember 14, 2013 ET
China's lunar probe Chang'e-3 landed on the moon, marking the first time that China has sent a spacecraft to soft land on the surface of an extraterrestrial body.
Using air transportation data to predict pandemics
Air pandemiaDecember 13, 2013 ET
Computational work conducted at Northwestern University has led to a new mathematical theory for understanding the global spread of epidemics.
Russian rouble gets first official symbol
Russian roubleDecember 11, 2013 ET
Russia's Central Bank Governor Elvira Nabiullina presented the winner of a public competition for the official logo of the Russian rouble. The winning symbol will be the first official graphic representation of Russia's currency.
Penicillin equal to broad spectrum antibiotics
PenicillinDecember 10, 2013 ET
Children hospitalized for pneumonia have similar outcomes, regardless of whether they are treated with "big gun" antibiotics or more narrowly focused antibiotics such as penicillin, according to a Vanderbilt study.
Freedom Ship on the move again
Freedom ShipDecember 6, 2013 ET
Freedom Ship International has decided to proceed with plans to build a $10 billion floating city Freedom Ship which would be home to at least 25,000 people.
Gothenburg the access city of 2014
GothenburgDecember 5, 2013 ET
On the occasion of the European Day for people with disabilities the European Commission announced that Gothenburg is the winner of the Access City Award 2014. The Award recognises Gothenburg's outstanding work towards increasing accessibility for disabled people and the elderly.
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