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