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Solar power could be world's top electricity source by 2050, says IEA

Source : Guardian / 30 Sep 2014

Solar energy could be the top source of electricity by 2050, aided by plummeting costs of the equipment to generate it, a report from the International Energy Agency (IEA), the West’s energy watchdog, said on Monday.

 

Study finds solar system’s water older than the sun

Source : Reuters / 29 Sep 2014

Water found in Earth’s oceans, in meteorites and frozen in lunar craters predates the birth of the solar system, a study published on Thursday shows, a finding with implications for the search for life on other planets.

 

Two thirds of Russians take interest in achievements of science

Source : RT / 20 Sep 2014

Nearly two thirds of Russians take a keen interest in achievements in the present-day science, especially in medicine and biology, according to a public opinion poll result made public on Wednesday.

 

Children are born believers in God

Source : Telegraph / 25 Jun 2014

Dr Justin Barrett, a senior researcher at the University of Oxford's Centre for Anthropology and Mind, claims that young people have a predisposition to believe in a supreme being because they assume that everything in the world was created with a purpose.

 

Scientists find 6,200-year-old parasite egg

Source : AP / 20 Jun 2014

In a skeleton more than 6,200 years old, scientists have found the earliest known evidence of infection with a parasitic worm that now afflicts more than 200 million people worldwide.

 

New species of metal-munching plant found in Philippines

Source : RT / 13 May 2014

Scientists in the Philippines have discovered a plant that can absorb large amounts of metal without itself being poisoned, a species called the Rinorea niccolifera, that can be used to clean up polluted soils and harvest commercially viable metals.

 
 

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