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Woman gives birth to ‘twins’ who were conceived 10 days apart

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 10:38

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An Australian woman, who was told that she might never be able to conceive, eventually gave birth to twins who were conceived 10 days apart.

Kate Hill, a resident of Brisbane, was diagnosed in 2006 with a condition known as polycystic ovary syndrome, which means her ovaries were not producing eggs. She underwent hormone therapy that helped more than expected.

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Microsoft joins Linux Foundation as platinum member

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 08:01

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According to an Ars Technica report, software biggie Microsoft announced on Wednesday that it has become a platinum-level member of the Linux Foundation.

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Florida sets aside 13 areas to protect vulnerable wildlife

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 07:19

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More than a dozen areas across the state of Florida have been set aside to protect vulnerable wildlife during critical times such as breeding, feeding and migration, officials announced on Wednesday.

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Late-stage breast cancer more prevalent in black women than white: study

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 10:51

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The advanced stage of the deadly disease of breast cancer is more prevalent among black/African and Caribbean women than white breast cancer patients in England, a new study by Cancer Research UK and Public Health England revealed.

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Snap Inc. has confidentially filed paperwork for an IPO

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 08:06

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According to reports citing unidentified sources familiar with confidential proceedings at Snap Inc., the company has filed paperwork for an initial public offering (IPO).

The filing for the IPO has been made, in confidentiality, by Snap with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in recent weeks.

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2016 projected to be hottest year on record

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 07:57

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2016 is slated to be the hottest year on record as the average global temperature is breaching last year's record-making temperature, The United Nation's World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said in its latest report.

An analysis of fresh data indicated that 2016's average global temperature is nearly 1.2 degree Celsius above the pre-industrial levels.

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H5N8 bird flu kills 1,500 birds on Israeli farm: OIE

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 10:20

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An outbreak of highly infectious H5N8 bird flu virus on an Israeli farm has already killed more than 1,500 birds, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) warned on Monday.

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Google plans to ban fake-news websites from using AdSense

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 08:08

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Tech giant Google has revealed in a Monday announcement that websites which host fake news will be banned from using the company's online advertising service.

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Mars mission expected to remain a priority under Trump

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 06:34

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Over the past many years, President Barack Obama and SpaceX founder Elon Musk made it sound like efforts to send humans to Mars might escape the realm of science fiction in the near future. But, many fear that President- elect Donald Trump may hurt those efforts.

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‘Mars’ series premiering today on National Geographic

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 10:56

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An innovative hybrid of drama and documentary featuring a manned mission to Mars is premiering at 9 p.m. today, November 14th, on the National Geographic channel.

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Florida manatees are on the move in search for warmer waters

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 08:09

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The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission has urged boaters to slow down and remain vigilant as moving manatees can pose a hazard.

Florida manatees are 1,000-pound whiskered marine mammals that shift their location this time of the year in search for warmer waters to spend harsh winter in.

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Introduce peanuts to infants early to prevent allergies: study suggests

Sun, 11/13/2016 - 06:39

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Introducing peanuts to infants early, between four to six months of age, reduces the chance that the kids will develop peanut allergies, a new study suggested.

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Studies offer contradictory answers to ‘lazy eye’ question

Sat, 11/12/2016 - 10:03

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Two new studies have offered contradictory answers to the question as to whether playing video games on a tablet PC work better than typical eye-patching for improving vision in kids with amblyopia or lazy eye.

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Apple releases new app for Apple TV --- ‘iBooks StoryTime’

Sat, 11/12/2016 - 07:59

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On Friday, Apple announced that it is releasing a new app for Apple TV, to bring children's books to the TV's big screen. The new Apple TV app launched by Apple is called 'iBooks StoryTime.'

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Neanderthals-Denisovans interbreeding benefited modern humans: study

Sat, 11/12/2016 - 07:52

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Neanderthals' interbreeding with another human relative called the Denisovans benefitted Homo sapiens (modern humans) by helping them adapt to their new homes, according to a new study.

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Al Gore wants to work with Trump to tackle climate change

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 09:10

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Former U.S. vice president and environmental activist Albert Al Gore wants to work with Donald Trump's administration to help tackle the harmful effects of global warming and climate change.

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Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook could not have influenced the election outcome

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 07:42

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During the Techonomy conference in Half Moon Bay, California, late Thursday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg addressed the concerns that fake news related to the US presidential election proliferated on the social networking site, which did not do anything to stop it.

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Martian show home opened at London’s Royal Observatory

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 06:05

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A new Martian show home opened at London's Royal Observatory in Greenwich on Thursday displays a pod-shaped living space, providing a glimpse into what will Mars homes look like when humans will first colonize the Red Planet.

The dome, which has been set against a mock-up Martian landscape, offers a room to work, exercise and sleep in addition to grow small plants .

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Trump’s win could jeopardize cannabis reform movement

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 11:14

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The shocking victory of Donald Trump in the hotly contested presidential race could jeopardize the cannabis reform movement that aims legalization of marijuana for medical as well as recreational purposes.

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Trump’s victory looks terrible for NASA’s Earth science missions

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 08:10

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It is still unknown what the Donald Trump administration will mean for the future of the government-run space agency NASA, but the Republican leader's win will apparently be terrible for the agency's Earth science programs.

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