New government data shows good things come in pairs for Americans

New government data shows good things come in pairs for Americans

Generally it is said that good things come in pairs, and new government data shows that the fact seems to be quite true for American babies. Last year, the US twinning rate hit a record with 33.9 out of every 1,000 births that involved twins.

According to a report from the National Center for Health Statistics, though the rise from rate of 33.7 per 1,000 births in 2013 isn’t sufficiently large to be statistically significant, but it has been qualified as ‘a new high for the nation’.

New Study Sheds light on contagious cancer in Tasmanian devils

New Study Sheds light on contagious cancer in Tasmanian devils

Shedding light on devil facial tumor disease (DFTD), a new study has found that this communicable cancer has been spotted in eight Tasmanian devils across southeastern Tasmania. The diseases was first discovered in 1996 when it had brought the species to the brink of extinction notwithstanding efforts put in for their captive breeding and preparing an effective vaccine.

Rare Whale Sighting takes place off Coast of North Kingstown

Rare Whale Sighting takes place off Coast of North Kingstown

On Monday, a 50-foot humpback whale was spotted splashing around in the nation's smallest state Rhode Island. Harbormaster of North Kingstown, Rhode Island, Ed Hughes said he heard a colossal splash in Narragansett Bay on Monday morning when he was making his rounds. Narragansett Bay is the tiny state's proportionally huge body of water.

Hughes mentioned that for the first time in weeks the conditions on the water were ‘cold, windy and miserable’ due to which he initially thought that he had heard an accident.

Ultrasounds can help detect breast cancer: study

Ultrasounds can help detect breast cancer: study

Ultrasound screening can play a crucial role in the fight against breast cancer as the technology is capable as mammograms in detecting the disease in women with dense breasts, a new study suggested.

The extensive study led by Pittsburgh researcher Wendie A. Berg revealed that ultrasound screening detected as many cases of breast cancer as mammogram screening in women with dense breasts.

Texas sues EPA for New Ozone-Emission Rule

Texas sues EPA for New Ozone-Emission Rule

Recently the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), tightened the standards for control of ozone emission, but this move was not liked by several states. So far, eight states have filed a lawsuit against the EPA and now, Texas has joined the fight and sued EPA.

The recent lawsuit by Texas was filed by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality highlighted that it is the 23rd time when Texas has filed any lawsuit against the EPA since President Obama came into power in January 2009.

Hawaii’s dengue outbreak stops growing

Hawaii’s dengue outbreak stops growing

The dengue outbreak seems to have stopped growing in Hawaii as no new cases have been reported since Christmas, the state’s public health authorities said on Tuesday.

As per the Hawaii State Department of Health, a total of 181 cases of dengue fever had been confirmed between early September and 15th of December, with just a couple of patients considered contagious as of December 28.

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Glowing Shark Named After Japanese Ninja

Glowing Shark Named After Japanese Ninja

A research was carried out to study a new species of glowing shark. The study appeared in the December edition of the Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation. The lead author of the paper, Vicky Vásquez, has given a more common name to the species, ninja lanternshark. The species were originally named Etmopterus benchleyi. This shark was found in 2010 offshore continental slope in the Pacific Ocean.

Over 500K pieces of debris orbiting Earth

Over 500K pieces of debris orbiting Earth

More than 500,000 pieces of debris are currently orbiting Earth, moving at speeds of up to 17,500 miles per hour (mph), according to the U.S. Space Surveillance Network.

As the U.S. Space Surveillance Network tracks only pieces larger than ten centimeters, the number of junk pieces in space could be much larger. Of the 500,000 pieces that are being currently be tracked, nearly 20,000 pieces range in size from a softball to a bus.

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