Norway to spend $13 million to upgrade ‘doomsday’ Arctic seed vault

OSLO (Reuters) – Norway plans to spend 100 million Norwegian crowns ($13 million) to upgrade a doomsday seed vault on an Arctic island built 10 years ago to protect the world’s food supplies, the government said on Friday. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The Svalbard Global Seed Vault is meant as a natural More...

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Astronomy breakthrough: Supernova birth observed from Earth | Science | News

Victor Buso, a locksmith by trade who is passionate about astronomy, recorded the birth of a normal type IIb supernova this week, since named SN 2016gkg. Mr Buso, 58, encountered the miracle of nature after observing More...

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How to stop snoring? A quick fix to snoozing | Science | News

In actuality, about 50 percent of us snore, with men the more likely culprits. It irritates those we sleep next to and can even lead to disrupted sleeping patterns. But there are ways in which we can stop snoring. The More...

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Yellowstone volcano struck by earthquake as swarm of hundreds rumble | Science | News

Yellowstone has been struck by some 200 earthquakes in just two weeks, as experts say the the supervolcano is “under strain”. The tremors took place between February 8 and February 15 near the huge caldera, More...

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What did Jesus look like? Expert reveals true characteristics of Christ | Science | News

Joan Taylor, a historian who has been attempting to chronicle the life of Jesus Christ, has reconstructed what The Messiah would have looked like. To achieve this, Ms Taylor has been analysing historical texts More...

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Japanese scientists invent floating ‘firefly’ light

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese engineering researchers say they have created a tiny electronic light the size of a firefly which rides waves of ultrasound, and could eventually figure in applications ranging More...

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Raging ROBOTS will MURDER humans without a brain-control implant, expert claims | Science | News

Dr Kaku, a prominent futurist, believes we can avoid creating killer robots by simply implanting chips in their ‘brains’ to handle any threatening thoughts. During a Reddit AMA – an ask me anything question More...

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World’s last remaining wild horses aren’t really wild after all

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – It may come as a disappointment to equine enthusiasts, but a new genetic study has found that no truly wild horses still exist and that a population inhabiting Mongolian grasslands More...

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Boeing, Lockheed interested in launching rockets from Brazil, minister says

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s defense minister said on Thursday that Boeing, Lockheed Martin, SpaceX and other U.S. aerospace companies have expressed interest in launching rockets from its Alcantara military More...

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Primitive art: Neanderthals were Europe’s first painters

LONDON (Reuters) – The world’s oldest known cave paintings were made by Neanderthals, not modern humans, suggesting our extinct cousins were far from being uncultured brutes. A high-tech analysis of cave More...