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newscientist.com — Cannabis is often promoted as all-natural. Yet in fact wild marihuana isn’t psychoactive and people did not start growing mutant strains that could make them high until relatively recently – not long before 2500 years ago. So say a team of researchers who have found “the earliest unequivocal eviden…
13.06.2019 0 comments From Alex
engadget.com — China has blocked Wikipedia to varying degrees over the years, but now that censorship appears to be farther-reaching. A recent Open Observatory of Network Interference report has shown that China started blocking Wikipedia in all languages sometime in April, not just the Chinese-language version as…
16.05.2019 0 comments From Alex
wtop.com — A growing list of airline carriers around the world are grounding their fleets of Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft in the wake of a crash of the same model that killed all 157 people on board. Full Article >>
13.03.2019 0 comments From Alex
iflscience.com — Archeologists in China have discovered a 2,000-year-old bronze pot that contains a yellow liquid once-believed to be an “elixir of immortality. The mysterious pot was discovered in the Henan Province of central China at an archeological site near the modern-day city of Luoyang, Xinhua state news ag…
06.03.2019 0 comments From Alex
news18.com — As much as 82 percent of green cover seen in India is because of intensive cultivation of food crops. You might be surprised to hear this, but there is now more green cover on earth than it was, 20 years ago. This is according to National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), which says ther…
01.03.2019 0 comments From Alex
sciencealert.com — China's Academy of Space Technology is working on an orbital power plant that would capture solar energy in space and beam it back to Earth.  The plant would be able to harness solar power even when it's cloudy back on Earth, since its photovoltaic array would be floating high above any terrestrial…
17.02.2019 0 comments From Alex
npr.org — Microsoft says its search engine is no longer accessible in China. The country is known for blocking electronic access to information deemed harmful to the state. The Microsoft search engine, Bing, appears to have been blocked in China since Wednesday. Bing was one of the last well-known foreign sea…
24.01.2019 0 comments From Alex
space.com — The moon is a lifeless world once again. The cotton plants that sprouted on the moon's far side aboard China's Chang'e 4 lander are dead, done in by the bitter cold of the lengthy lunar night, GBTimes reported today (Jan. 16). These photosynthesizing pioneers were part of Chang'e 4's biological ex…
17.01.2019 0 comments From Alex
news.sky.com — Cotton, rapeseed and potato seeds being grown on the far side of the moon could begin the era of lunar colonisation. Seeds taken to the far side of the moon as part of China's lunar exploration mission have sprouted in a first for growing biological matter on the satellite. The lunar atmosphere is…
15.01.2019 0 comments From Alex
bbc.com — The robotic space mission is the first landing on the side of the Moon that never faces Earth. China says it has successfully landed a robotic spacecraft on the far side of the Moon, the first ever such attempt and landing. At 10:26 Beijing time (02:26 GMT), the un-crewed Chang'e-4 probe touched d…
03.01.2019 0 comments From Alex