Aussie journalists will face prison time if they leak out sensitive information according to a brand new security law. If those in the media report Snowden-like revelations about particular spy missions they could face prosecution from the Australian government as stated by top criminal lawyers.
People who claim to be worried about global warming are actually the ones using up more electricity than those who deem the problem "too far away to worry about," according to what a new study commissioned by the UK government has discovered.
Scotland may be launching tourists into space by the year 2018, if everything goes as planned. The UK government has already picked out six probable spots in Scotland in which it thinks can be used to move both tourists and satellites into outer space. The possible sites are as follows: Stornoway Airport, Kinloss Barracks, RAF Lossiemouth, Glasgow Prestwick, RAF Leuchars and Campbeltown Airport. However, the first two places on the list do not offer a lot of runway space for travel of this kind.
Bill Gates is giving his endorsement to a remote controlled birth control implant that would be placed under the skin. This computer chip would stay good for 16 years and would give off the hormone levonorgestral on a daily basis. This very hormone is used to prevent pregnancy. The interesting part about this piece of technology is that females would be able to choose when to deactivate the chip or reactivate it by using a remote control.
US scientists and science-fiction writers alike have made a strong case for the possible colonization of Venus. While so many space enthusiasts are keeping their eyes on Mars, there might be a planet with more prosperous opportunities for the human race. There is a strong case for creating a floating colony above Venus, according to writer Charles Stross. The sci-fi author suggested that a constructed floating city on Venus could be made, but would need the help of billionaires' bank accounts.
A Japanese plants called the knotweed and the US-based kudzu may be speeding up the global warming process, according to new research. Scientists believe that these invasive plant life forms can leave the ecosystem unbalanced and release carbon, stored in soil, into the atmosphere, according to a Daily Mail article.
This July Fourth, as well as over the weekend, Americans are expected to eat 150 million hot dogs, according to an article from azcentral.com. Independence Day marks the peak point of the summer season, at which during the summer time a whopping seven billion hot dogs are to be consumed by Americans.
A US university library is ready to allow students to rent out drones. Students attending the University of South Florida (USF) will be able to borrow unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) this coming school year as part of an expansion of the university's digital learning sector, as stated in a USA Today online article. The library on UFS' campus will be the very first college library to let students rent out drones, as stated by the dean of USF libraries, William Garrison.
Obama has confessed that the White House baker stirs in crack cocaine into his pies. On Monday, hosting a get-together in observance of LGBT Pride month, as he blurted out the crack comment with a chuckle in his voice and a smile on his face, First Lady Michelle Obama stepped in to clarify that there is no crack in their pies.
Mini builder drones are now capable of creating 3D printed houses. Thanks to Sasa Jokic and Petr Novikov, robotic concrete mixers could be the next biggest trend to hit home improvement stores, if their invention is successful. The duos creations are named Minibuilders and the swarm of mini drones could easily 3D print a house.
US sanctions on Russia are putting a huge risk on American businesses and jobs, according to a recent article from Bloomberg. In fact, two top US business-related lobbies are getting ready to break with President Barack Obama over the idea of even more sanctions against Russia after several months of giving their disapproval to the White House.
A brand new personal drone detection system made in the US is promising to warn of nearby unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) drifting through public airspace.
Europe should help out more and take in more refugees as developing nations are feeling the strain from the massive increase of displaced people, according to a UN official. The amount of people forced to flee from their home country due to war or persecution is well over 50 million as of 2013, the first time it has reached that number since World War Two, according to United Nations (UN) refugee agency. All in all, the number is 51.2 million, which is six million higher than the year before that, as stated in a report by the UNHCR.
Astronauts will soon be able to enjoy real coffee aboard the International Space Station thanks to an Italian coffee machine so cleverly named the ISSpresso machine. Such a device that whips up a hot cup of joe will allow for astronauts to keep their energy high and their bodies alert. The coffee machine is one of a kind, as it is being deemed the first coffee machine to ever be used in space.
Although it has been more than two weeks since the Soma mine disaster, the victims' families are still in shock, and even in more of a worry as they are strapped for cash. Turkey's government has been giving very little so far for families to survive on, but perhaps should look to China for ideal advice on how to handle mining rules and safety standards. The Voice of Russia got to interview attorney at law Dr. Harun Kılıç, who has a law office in Istanbul, Turkey over the minimal compensation families are getting now.
Russia is insisting on an international GMO watchdog group to be created as the US is lagging behind with food standards. Lawmakers in Russia are pushing for the birth of a global United Nations agency to not just strictly keep an eye on the turnover of GMO produce on a worldwide level, but also make it be its top priority to criticize how eating genetically modified organisms (GMO) would change human health over the long run.
The May 13 mining disaster that struck Soma, Turkey, has left some speechless and others outraged. "The Soma coal company and all others should not think the workers are consumption or supply material of the process," Dr. Kann Erarslan, a mining and engineering professor at Turkey's Dumlupinar University told the Voice of Russia in an interview. The expert believes stricter measures, tighter auditing rules, and guidelines that are listened to, not ignored, will pave the pathway to fewer accidents and more progress in the mining industry.
A US government health agency is finally forcing more female lab mice to be used in scientific experiments so that data is more accurate.
Radical rebels in Syria are ruining the lives of Syria's disabled who have been left behind in Syria's turmoil and in some cases forgotten by the masses. "Nobody ever thought about [the] future, how we will build this country again," Chavia Ali, chairwoman for the Cultural Forum for People with Special Needs in Syria, proclaimed to the Voice of Russia. While regions are being torn up with landmines and bullets, Syria's handicapped population is increasing due to the war and relentless battles breaking out in the Middle Eastern country.
America's fracking rules are continuing to soften as the industry is starting to gain momentum in the market and profits in the pockets of the wealthy hydraulic fracturing business owners. One state in particular—Ohio— is in the spotlight as gas drilling has made for a popular trade to pull in cash while leaving far too much toxic waste as a result.