Prosecutors seek to have charges reinstated against woman having Auto-brewery syndrome: Reports

Prosecutors seek to have charges reinstated against woman having Auto-brewery syndrome: Reports

Despite being found that blood alcohol content at .33%, over four times than the state’s legal limit, a town judge lately has dismissed drinking and driving charges against this woman. You might be wondering as to why, the reason is the upstate New York woman suffers from a rare intestinal disorder called “Auto-Brewery Syndrome”, which sometimes turns ordinary food and beverages into alcohol in a person’s body.

New E. coli illnesses linked to Chipotle reported

New E. coli illnesses linked to Chipotle reported

Health officials have confirmed that new cases of E. coli illness have been reported in Johnson County and North Dakota, and victims in both cases ate at Chipotle Mexican Grill that was previously linked to nearly 150 illnesses in Boston.

The Kansas Department of Health & Environment confirmed new cases of the illness one each in Kansas and North Dakota and three in Oklahoma as part of an update on the wider the illness’ wider outbreak.

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Increased Sugar and Fructose Consumption Could Raise Cancer Risk: Study

Increased Sugar and Fructose Consumption Could Raise Cancer Risk: Study

According to a new study in mice, elevated sugar levels typical of Western diets raise the risk for breast cancer tumors and metastasis to the lungs. University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center researchers have discovered that fructose boosts the growth of breast tumor, and helps it spread.

Fructose is present in table sugar and high-fructose corn syrup, and is used in high percentage in lot of food items.

Three LED Series HDR Quality TV and One Giant 8K Monster from LG at CES 2016

Three LED Series HDR Quality TV and One Giant 8K Monster from LG at CES 2016

Just few days before the official start of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) International carnival 2016 in Las Vegas, LG has unveiled details about its upcoming premium LED TV lineup with spectacular features in its TV services. Last year’s CES came up with 4K models in all the services, but this year forget all the hype about 4K and welcome the new highlights of the first production-grade 8K model, the UH9800. The buzzword surrounding the new series of TV presented by LG is ‘Super HD’, which features performance-enhancing technologies.

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SpaceX Succeeds In Landing Its Falcon 9 Upright

SpaceX Succeeds In Landing Its Falcon 9 Upright

SpaceX’s unmanned rocket Falcon 9 successfully landed upright at Florida's Cape Canaveral at about 7:40 p.m. central time after a 10-minute of flight. The falcon 9 landed upright after sending 11 satellites into the orbit.

The Post even published articles about the historic landing of the Falcon 9 rocket for two consecutive days. SpaceX’s rival company Blue Origin, a space start-up founded by Amazon.com chief executive Jeff Bezos, was successful in making a similar return rocket landing test last month.

Quadrantid Meteor Showers will Peak this Weekend: NASA

Quadrantid Meteor Showers will Peak this Weekend: NASA

With humans celebrating New Year, Mother Nature too is welcoming New Year with the beautiful view of Quadrantid meteor shower to peak this weekend. Though, the meteor shower will not be clearly seen through naked eyes, here’s the trick to see the shower and will be worth the effort. The Quadrantids are the first meteor shower of the year and are not the result of debris from an ordinary comet burning up in the atmosphere. When compared with the Geminids or Perseids or even the Leonids, the show of Quadrantid meteor shower will remain relatively obscure.

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Diet Rich in Fructose and Sugar Raises Risk of Breast and Lung Cancer: Study

Diet Rich in Fructose and Sugar Raises Risk of Breast and Lung Cancer: Study

Excessive amount of sugar leads to many health issues and a new research has found a link between high consumption of sugar and cancer risk. As per a new study by researchers at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, taking western diet rich in sucrose and fructose, in table sugar and high-fructose corn syrup, levels increases the risk of developing breast and lung cancer. The current research project checked how sugar might fuel the growth of cancer and the study team found that impact of fructose is even higher.

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New World Hacking Group behind the BBC’s Cyber-Attack

New World Hacking Group behind the BBC’s Cyber-Attack

On New Year’s Eve, BBC site was attacked by hackers and was made unavailable for few hours after which a BBC source described the hit as a ‘distributed denial of service’ attack. The BBC's online services, including its news website and iPlayer catch-up TV platform, were taken down for a few hours on Thursday by a large web attack. Initial statement by BBC reported the issue must have been because of the technical glitch and the team is working to bring the sites and services back to normal.

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Oregon allows women to get birth control pills over-the-counter

Oregon, California allow women to get birth control pills over-the-counter

Women in Oregon no longer need to get an appointment at a clinic or with a doctor, being physically examined and take the prescription to be filled at a pharmacy for obtaining prescription birth control, thanks to a new law.

Starting 1st of January 2016, the state of Oregon allows women (who are at least 18) to access hormonal birth control drugs without needing a doctor’s prescription. Authorities say making over-the-counter birth control available will make women’s life a little easier.

New Autocorrelation Function Timescale Technique can Help Measure Gravitational Pull on Distant Stars

New Autocorrelation Function Timescale Technique can Help Measure Gravitational Pull on Distant Stars

As a new step towards finding the fact whether the planets revolving around in the universe are capable of supporting life or not, scientists have been able to found a new way to measure gravitational pull of distant stars. The new technique, dubbed as the autocorrelation function timescale technique, would have implications in findings habitable planets beyond our solar system. Measuring surface gravity means to determine how much weight a person carries on a star and it varies from star to star.

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