Curiosity rover disclosed that fine materials on the surface of Mars may contain "abundant" water. The analysis was made when they examined the first scoop of soil.
Curiosity landed on Mars last August and started its 100-day mission of collecting and evaluating samples of all kinds in Gale crater, which is near the Martian equator.
A joint US-Russian crew has reached the International Space Station in less than six hours. The journey took off from Kazakhstan on Wednesday.
Previous journeys had lasted nearly two days on an average. An unlit Winter Olympic torch has been planned to be taken to the outer space by two Russian cosmonauts. Their aim is to promote the Sochi Olympics to be held in 2014.
Stealth startup Stir - which is headed by iPod creator JP Labrosse - has created an automated desk called the `Kinect Desk.' The Stir Kinect Desk has been created with the aim of offering a solution to the health problems which can result from sitting for long hours for office work.
In a Thursday announcement, popular social network Facebook said that it will allow users to edit their status updates after they have been posted. The new `status update editing' feature will first be available for Facebook users who use PCs and Facebook's Android app; and will soon be available for Facebook's iOS app as well.
During the course of an hour-long interview at a Harvard fundraising campaign last week, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates admitted that is was a mistake on the part of Microsoft to come up with the `CTRL-ALT-DEL' key combination to enable Windows PC users to log into their computers.
In a ruling which paves the way for a proposed class-action lawsuit against Google to move forward, Judge Lucy Koh of the Northern District Court of California said in a Thursday verdict that Google's alleged practice of scanning the e-mails of non-Gmail users probably marks a violation of federal and California wiretapping laws.
The Menzies Research Institute has carried out a study, as per which they have developed a device that will be able to save patients from unneeded medications.
Associate Professor James Sharman said they have carried out study on around 300 people. The pen-like device was placed on the wrist of patients.
Australian scientists along with researchers from the United States have declared that an advanced discovery has been made to relate the blue-green algae as the reason of the recent non-cured fatal motor neuron disease (MND). This was reported to local media ABC NEWS on Thursday.
A 17-year-old lost his case against Sydney Children's Hospital in March. He was suffering from an aggressive cancer. The case of done as he don't want to be treated with blood products or a transfusion. The petition was made by him in the New South Wales Supreme Court.
Mental health charities have recently been found denouncing three top-most retailers. A report uncovered that the reason is the sale of fancy dress costumes by them, which seemingly belittled mental health issues.
It has been announced by Asda that a donation of around £25,000 would be made by it to Mind, a mental health charity.
Scientists are optimistic that sharks could provide them the solution to treat breast cancer. Scientists at Aberdeen University have claimed that sharks have antibodies that fight off cancerous cells. The role of those antibodies could be replicated in the human body too, said the scientists.
An anti-malarial drug is likely to put British soldiers at risk of developing psychosis. The drug has already been banned by the US military. The US Food and Drug Administration has already advised that Mefloquine has led to cause depression in many people.
The drug is also known as Lariam and it has been associated to a number of suicides and murders among troops.
According to recent reports, pregnant women in California are now safe from the threat of hazardous flame retardants.
As per the new research by the UCSF researchers, the ban on production of hazardous flame retardants has led to the shrinkage in the level of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs).
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