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Researchers develop extremely strong but lightweight new metal using novel way

Magnesium infused with dense silicon carbide nanoparticles has resulted into a new extremely strong yet light weight structural material. The new material developed by researchers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science has super-high specific strength and modulus.... read more

New Caledonian crows actually fashion its hooked-shaped tools, shows video

After humans, only New Caledonian crows are known to use hook-shaped tools. For the first time, researchers have been able to record a view that provides a view into how these crows make and use ‘hooked stick tools’ to hunt for insect prey.

The video recordings captured by Dr Jolyon... read more

This Flu season hasn't really hit hard so far

The flu season was in full swing around this time, last year, likely keeping many home sick for Christmas. The case is not the same this year. Flu season hasn't actually hit hard countrywide so far.

The Centers for Disease Control has shown quite low numbers of flu cases, and there’re... read more

Forget Current Earth-passing Asteroid, Centaurs are Credible Threat to Earth

Christmas Eve asteroid is all set to zoom past earth, but the space rock will not affect earthlings. It doesn’t mean earth is safe for a long time. The only habitable planet in the solar system is at higher risk of having a collision with giant comets than previously thought, as per a new study... read more

Bobtail Squid to Solve Necrotizing Fasciitis Mystery

A new research by scientists on the Bobtail squid is likely to present a cure for necrotizing fasciitis disease. The Bobtail squid dwells on a special kind of bioluminescence bacteria called Vibrio Fischeri. The bacteria are closely associated with the Vibrio cholerae and Vibrio vulnificus... read more

Second South Kona Beach Park Closed Due To Dengue Outbreak

Hawaii Island officials reported that they have ordered closure of Milolii Beach Park in response to the dengue fever outbreak in the region. It is the second South Kona beach park to be closed due to dengue.

According to the Hawaii Department of Health, as of December 23, there were only... read more

Patients with severe illnesses can now begin enrolling in New York State's Medical Marijuana Program

Patients suffering from severe illnesses can now start getting enrolled in the Medical Marijuana Program of the New York State. The aim is to have the treatment accessible early coming month, however, a number of patients have said that they have already hit a huge roadblock.

A multiple... read more

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Researchers make 50 grams of Plutonium: DOE

For deep-space exploration, Plutonium-238 is the apt fuel choice. However, for about 30 years, its production in the United States was nil. Everything changed on Tuesday. The Department of Energy (DOE) made an announcement that researchers at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tenn... read more

Video Shows Some Clever Crows Making Tools to Catch Meal in Wild

Scientists recently captured footage of a group of clever crows that were caught making tools for hunting down their prey in the wild. The footage shows the New Caledonian corvids making hunting tools.

The footage was captured by a pair of researchers from the university of Exeter and... read more

Kangaroo mother care may increase survival odds for Premature and underweight newborns

Now, a new research is supporting a practice known as ‘kangaroo care’ that the World Health Organization (WHO) has long encouraged to reduce infant mortality, especially in developing nations. The researchers have found that if premature and underweight newborns are kept with their bare chests... read more

NASA Studies Various Climate Change Factors

A study undertaken by NASA has revealed that the impact of different factors on the climate differs across the world. The study stated that increase in the global temperatures in future must be studied by taking into account the impact of various natural and man-made factors on climate. The... read more

A new Canadian study has shown that home births for women having low-risk pregnancies don't raise the risk of complications. However, in the US, home births do not follow similar standards as Canada. Thus experts said that it can be believed that results could vary here.  According to a new Canadian study, home births don't boost the risk of complications in the case of women with low-risk pregnancies. However, not all home births follow the same standards as Canada in the US, making experts mentioned that

A new Canadian study has shown that home births for women having low-risk pregnancies don't raise the risk of complications. However, in the US, home births do not follow similar standards as Canada. Thus experts said that it can be believed that results could vary here.

The huge study... read more

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