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    • FILE - In this July 9, 2014, file photo, workers wearing protective clothing and footwear inspect a valve at the C tank farm during a media tour of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation Wednesday, July 9, 2014 near Richland, Wash
      Last update: 22:14 11.08.2017
      22:14 11.08.2017

      Ghost of Atoms Past: Air Around Washington State Nuclear Site Contaminated

      Air samples from the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington State have revealed that radioactive plutonium and americium particles that may have leaked out during a demolition of a contaminated building on the grounds of the former plutonium processing complex.

    • Cake
      Last update: 21:20 11.08.2017
      21:20 11.08.2017

      Century-Old, Almost 'Edible' Cake Found in Antarctic Hut

      Members of the Antarctic Heritage Trust have discovered a 106-year-old fruitcake in a remote Antarctic hut. According to the trust's representatives, the cake was "perfectly preserved" as it was protected by cold temperatures, media reported.

    • Man
      Last update: 21:15 11.08.2017
      21:15 11.08.2017

      Intimate Technologies: Doctors Train to Implant Penile Prostheses

      Cuban doctors have started practicing conducting surgeries for implanting penile prostheses, according to Prensa Latina.

    • Perseid meteor shower
      Last update: 19:58 11.08.2017
      19:58 11.08.2017

      Stunning Perseid Meteor Shower to Peak on August 12

      From Saturday evening until Sunday morning, the Perseid meteor shower, one of the most spectacular meteor showers of the year, will be seen on the night sky in many corners of our planet.

    • SoundCloud
      Last update: 19:37 11.08.2017
      19:37 11.08.2017

      SoundCloud Teeters on Collapse as Other Big Tech Hitters Also Stare Into Abyss

      Music streaming service SoundCloud will collapse very soon, unless investors don’t offer a rescue funding round to the tune of $169.5 million. The company has stumbled from crisis to crisis in 2017, with 40 percent of staff laid off in July. If its financiers don’t stump up the cash, SoundCloud will be up for sale - or indeed closure.

    • The 2017 International Dota 2 Championship
      Last update: 19:19 11.08.2017
      19:19 11.08.2017

      How to Win 24 Million Bucks: Nuts and Bolts of Dota 2 Int'l Tournament (PHOTOS)

      Playing video games has never been more serious: esports might even become an official Olympic medal sport in 2024. The 2017 International Dota 2 Championship, which kicked off on August 7, has a whopping prize fund of more than $24 million in cash. Here is all you need to know about the main esports event of the year.

    • Wildfires burn through jungle near the northern hill town of Shimla in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh on May 2, 2016
      Last update: 18:23 11.08.2017
      18:23 11.08.2017

      Russia’s Rostec Develops New Technology to Fight Wildfires With Artificial Rain

      Russia’s Rostec State Corporation has developed a new technology that induces rain in a designated place to fight wildfires, the corporation said on Friday.

    • Piglet
      Last update: 18:22 11.08.2017
      18:22 11.08.2017

      Kick Out the PERVs! Scientists Make Huge Leap in Pig-to-Human Organ Transplants

      Harvard researchers have created genetically engineered piglets free of viruses capable of harming humans. A major scientific advance, the discovery could have major benefits for those in need of organ transplants.

    • The Google logo is pictured atop an office building in Irvine, California, US, August 7, 2017.
      Last update: 15:51 11.08.2017
      15:51 11.08.2017

      Google Celebrates 44 Years of Hip-Hop With Groovy Interactive Doodle

      Google marked the h anniversary of hip-hop hip-hop on Thursday with a groovy new doodle posted on its home page. What makes the scribble even funnier, however, is that it also doubles as a groovy interactive deejaying game where the player can mix records just as they play perfectly in sync on two decks.

    • Handcuffs
      Last update: 15:46 11.08.2017
      15:46 11.08.2017

      Fratricide: Scotsman With Grudge Jailed for Life for Setting Brother on Fire

      A man who set his brother on fire, and claimed he was out jogging at the time, has been jailed for life in Scotland. Fratricide is quite rare, with only a handful of convictions every year, but it was first mentioned in the Bible.

    • The chinese app Weibo's logo is displayed on a tablet in Paris. (File)
      Last update: 15:29 11.08.2017
      15:29 11.08.2017

      China Investigating 3 Major Social Networks Over Offensive Content

      The Chinese government has put the country's three largest social media platforms, namely WeChat messenger, Twitter's twin Weibo and Tieba communication platform, under investigation, charging them with the violation of legislation that ban content deemed offensive or sensitive, Cyberspace Administration of China said Friday in a statement.

    • A pilot stands next to a Ka-226 helicopter at the ARMY-2015 international military technical forum held outside Moscow.
      Last update: 14:12 11.08.2017
      14:12 11.08.2017

      Iran to Build Civil Helicopters in Joint Venture With Russia

      Iran’s Development and Renovation Organization (IDRO) and Russian Helicopters Company plan to team up to assemble light Russian helicopters in the Islamic Republic, IDRO’s deputy director Abolfazl Kiani Bakhtiari announced.

    • This file publicity image released by HBO shows Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen in a scene from Game of Thrones.
      Last update: 14:04 11.08.2017
      14:04 11.08.2017

      HBO Reportely Offered $250,000 to Hackers Responsible for Game of Thrones Leak

      An email dated July 27 exposed a negotiation between HBO and the hackers responsible for breaching the network's security to leak information about the latest season of the Game of Thrones TV show.

    • Satellite. (File)
      Last update: 13:32 11.08.2017
      13:32 11.08.2017

      Most Advanced Radar of Future: Russian Scientists Developing Tech for Military Satellites to See Through Clouds

      Russian scientists are developing technologies that will enable military satellites to see through clouds and conduct subsurface sensing, project team leader of Moscow-based Foundation for Advanced Research Projects (FPI) Maksim Vakshtein told Sputnik on Friday.

    • Bactrian camels. (File)
      Last update: 10:42 11.08.2017
      10:42 11.08.2017

      China Closes Over 130 Mineral Extraction Projects to Save Camels

      China has closed dozens of mineral extraction projects in natural reserves located in the northwestern part of the country in a bid to protect the wildlife, including endangered species of camels, local media reported on Friday.

    • The Yarlung Zangbo River in Tibet.
      Last update: 04:30 11.08.2017
      04:30 11.08.2017

      Scholars Mull Project to Divert Water from Tibet to Arid Xinjiang

      Experts want the government to reconsider diverting water from Tibet to parched northern regions, but disagreements remain strong due to the huge cost and possible environmental damage.

    • Grandmother
      Last update: 03:54 11.08.2017
      03:54 11.08.2017

      'Granny Gang' of Geriatric Debt Collectors Sentenced to Prison Time

      A court in Shangqiu, Central China's Henan Province sentenced a "granny gang," which demanded repayment of loans mainly by insulting debtors, to up to 11 years in prison, after determining that the group's behavior was equal to that of organized gangsters.

    • pills of the painkiller hydrocodone
      Last update: 03:49 11.08.2017
      03:49 11.08.2017

      An American Emergency: Doctors Torn on Combating Opioid Epidemic

      The Georgia Composite Medical Board has implemented a policy requiring every physician in the state to go through training on opioid prescribing practices in light of US President Donald Trump’s declaration of the opioid crisis as a national emergency.

    • The damage from hurricane Katrina near New Orleans is seen from Air Force One. In 2005 hurricane Katrina, the largest and third strongest hurricane ever recorded to make landfall in the US, left 1,300 people dead.
      Last update: 03:44 11.08.2017
      03:44 11.08.2017

      Big Bungle in the Big Easy: New Orleans Flooded After Officials Lie About Drains

      After a storm flooded parts of New Orleans and revealed the weaknesses of the city’s drainage pumping system, countless residents have complained about the city’s failure. Workers for the city’s Sewerage and Water Board may be out of a job after the office lied to residents about the drainage system.

    • Beer glass
      Last update: 03:34 11.08.2017
      03:34 11.08.2017

      Chug, Chug, Chug! Study Suggests Drinking Helps Tap Into Creativity

      Maybe Toulouse-Lautrec was onto something. Researchers at Austria’s University of Graz found that having a pint actually improves creative function and helps stressed bodies ease into a more relaxed state.