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Betelgeuse supernova 1 million AD

22nd September 2014

1,000,000 AD – Betelgeuse is a supernova

Arguably the most famous of the red supergiants, Betelgeuse has erupted into a supernova by now.

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19th September 2014

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spacex dragon

18th September 2014

NASA awards $6.8bn contracts to Boeing and SpaceX to provide launch services from 2017

The Russian monopoly on space transportation looks set to end, as two major contracts have just been awarded to Boeing and SpaceX.

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ebola

17th September 2014

Ebola outbreak "out of all proportion" and severity cannot be predicted

A mathematical model that replicates Ebola outbreaks can no longer be used to ascertain the eventual scale of the current epidemic, finds a study conducted by the University of Warwick.

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water ice clouds brown dwarf

16th September 2014

First evidence of water ice clouds beyond our Solar System

Astronomers have discovered the first evidence of water ice clouds on an object outside our own Solar System.

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2064 medicine

15th September 2014

Medicine 2064

Visionary medical expert Dr. Daniel Kraft takes a glimpse at the next 50 years of medicine.

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global fertility rate 2095 2100 future trend prediction

14th September 2014

2095 – Global fertility has stabilised at below 2.0 children per woman

By 2095, the average woman has less than two children. This compares to five in the 1960s and 2.7 in 2000.

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coffee

13th September 2014

The coffee genome is sequenced

The coffee genome has been published, with more than 25,000 genes identified. This reveals that coffee plants make caffeine using a different set of genes from those found in tea, cacao and other such plants. The new findings could help to improve coffee production in the future.

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512gb sd card sandisk

12th September 2014

512GB SD card announced by SanDisk

SanDisk has revealed a 512GB SD card, the highest storage capacity ever seen in this form factor.

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earth in 200 million years

11th September 2014

Earth in 200 million years

A new supercontinent – Pangaea Ultima – is predicted to form around 200 million years from now.

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fruit fly

9th September 2014

Lifespan of fruit flies extended by 30 percent

Biologists have identified a gene that can slow the aging process throughout the entire body when activated "remotely" in key organ systems.

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blue whale

8th September 2014

Blue whales in coastal California recover to historic numbers

Blue whales off the California coast have recovered to near historical population levels, now numbering 2,200.

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carbon capture coal plant

7th September 2014

The first coal plant in the U.S. to capture and store CO2 underground

This week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved permits allowing the FutureGen Industrial Alliance to capture and store CO2 deep underground near Jacksonville, Illinois – the first project of its kind in the U.S.

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2020 stem cells future heart treatment

6th September 2014

2020 – The first stem cell therapy for congestive heart failure

By 2020, a major cause of death in the developed world is being overcome by stem cell therapy.

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anti aging pill

4th September 2014

Google's health company spin-off Calico announces massive investment into
anti-aging research

Calico and AbbVie will co-invest up to $1.5 billion to create a world-class R&D facility.

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brain

4th September 2014

Long-distance virtual telepathy is demonstrated

Direct brain-to-brain communication has been demonstrated in humans located 5,000 miles apart via the Internet.

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sls

3rd September 2014

NASA to go ahead with its huge new rocket

NASA has completed a review of the Space Launch System (SLS). The rocket will have its first test launch "no later than November 2018" with a possibility of manned flights to Mars in the 2030s.

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office plants

2nd September 2014

An office enriched with plants makes staff happier and boosts productivity
by 15 per cent

Future working environments could benefit from adding more greenery, if they follow scientific advice from the University of Queensland.

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boy with smartphone

1st September 2014

In our digital world, are young people losing the ability to read emotions?

Children's social skills may be declining as they have less time for face-to-face interaction due to their increased use of digital media, according to a psychological study by the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

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