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Scientists monitor undersea volcanic eruption off Oregon coast
3/5/2015 12:38
Scientists monitor undersea volcanic eruption off Oregon coastPORTLAND: An undersea volcano about 300 miles (480 km) off Oregon's coast has been spewing lava for the past seven days, confirming forecasts made last fall and giving researchers unique insight into a hidden ocean hot spot, a scientist said on Friday.
Keen sense of touch allows bats to fly with precision
3/5/2015 11:36
Keen sense of touch allows bats to fly with precisionBats fly with breathtaking precision because their wings are equipped with highly sensitive touch sensors, cells that respond to even slight changes in airflow, scientists say.
Extended cosmic ray exposure may leave Mars bound astronauts with dementia
3/5/2015 14:11
Washington: Astronauts who have extended mission on Mars may suffer dementia due to the exposure to galactic cosmic ray for long.
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Extended cosmic ray exposure may leave Mars bound astronauts with dementiaExtended cosmic ray exposure may leave Mars bound astronauts with dementia
3/5/2015 14:11
Washington: Astronauts who have extended mission on Mars may suffer dementia due to the exposure to galactic cosmic ray for long.
 
Scientists monitor undersea volcanic eruption off Oregon coastScientists monitor undersea volcanic eruption off Oregon coast
3/5/2015 12:38
PORTLAND: An undersea volcano about 300 miles (480 km) off Oregon's coast has been spewing lava for the past seven days, confirming forecasts made last fall and giving researchers unique insight into a hidden ocean hot spot, a scientist said on Friday.
 
Keen sense of touch allows bats to fly with precisionKeen sense of touch allows bats to fly with precision
3/5/2015 11:36
Bats fly with breathtaking precision because their wings are equipped with highly sensitive touch sensors, cells that respond to even slight changes in airflow, scientists say.
 
Scientists can foretell lightningScientists can foretell lightning
3/5/2015 11:16
Scientists can now estimate the months when lightning flashes are likely to be more frequent around Mumbai and Pune so that precautions can be taken to prevent loss of life and property.
 
One in six species faces extinction from climate change: studyOne in six species faces extinction from climate change: study
1/5/2015 7:55
One out of six species faces extinction as a result of climate change and urgent action must be taken to save large numbers of animals from being wiped out, an analysis said Thursday.
 
U.S. asks China to ban on poultry imports triggered by bird fluU.S. asks China to ban on poultry imports triggered by bird flu
28/4/2015 12:36
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Monday asked China to a ban on imports of U.S. poultry imposed because of an outbreak of bird flu in chickens and turkeys.
 
Celladon says heart treatment fails in trialCelladon says heart treatment fails in trial
28/4/2015 11:18
Celladon Corp said its heart failure gene therapy Mydicar failed to meet its primary and secondary endpoints in an important trial.
 
How our brain decodes soundHow our brain decodes sound
26/4/2015 11:54
In an interesting discovery, scientists have found that when we hear a sound, neurons fire in sync with the rhythmic structure of the sound, exactly encoding its original structure in the timing of spikes.
 
French firm announces multiple sclerosis drug breakthroughFrench firm announces multiple sclerosis drug breakthrough
26/4/2015 10:12
French biotechnology company MedDay on Friday announced encouraging results for a multiple sclerosis (MS) drug trial, saying it decreased its progress and in some cases led to a "significant improvement" for sufferers.
 
10 years later, YouTube is a hit but faces challenges10 years later, YouTube is a hit but faces challenges
24/4/2015 11:01
Ten years after its launch, YouTube has become a household name for online video but faces an array of rivals in the market and lingering questions about its business model.
 
Climate change a 'fundamental threat' to development: World Bank chiefClimate change a 'fundamental threat' to development: World Bank chief
23/4/2015 14:58
Global governments must dig deep to combat climate change, the World Bank chief said Thursday, describing it as a "fundamental threat" to development.
 
More than 26,000 have been infected with Ebola: WHOMore than 26,000 have been infected with Ebola: WHO
23/4/2015 7:14
More than 26,000 people have been infected with Ebola since the outbreak began and more than 10,800 have died, the World Health Organization said Wednesday.
 
Type, frequency of e-cigarette use linked to quitting smokingType, frequency of e-cigarette use linked to quitting smoking
22/4/2015 9:47
Two new studies looking at whether electronic cigarettes help smokers to quit their deadly habit have found that while some of them can, it depends on the type and how often it is used.
 
Oklahoma scientists say earthquakes linked to oil and gas workOklahoma scientists say earthquakes linked to oil and gas work
22/4/2015 9:40
Oklahoma geologists have documented strong links between increased seismic activity in the state and the injection into the ground of wastewater from oil and gas production, a state agency said on Tuesday.
 
Weedkiller likely cause of Nigeria 'mystery disease': WHOWeedkiller likely cause of Nigeria 'mystery disease': WHO
20/4/2015 7:35
Pesticide poisoning was the likely cause of the mysterious deaths of at least 18 people in a southwestern Nigerian town earlier this week, the World Health Organization said Sunday.
 
 

 


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