Geminid Meteor Shower to Set Breathtaking Show This Weekend

Geminid Meteor Shower to Set Breathtaking Show This Weekend

It’s December and with the start of the holiday season people have been exchanging gifts and presents with their loved ones. And now, a present all the way from our solar system is on its way for the earthlings. It is the annual Geminid meteor shower that will lighten up skies this weekend.

Astronomers call it as the best meteor shower in past years because of the number of meteors it produces. This year’s annual show will start on Sunday evening into Monday morning.

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Sales of Electric Cars get a Boost as Heavy Smog Covers Beijing

Sales of Electric Cars get a Boost as Heavy Smog Covers Beijing

China’s capital Beijing has been covered in a thick blanket of hazardous smog. While on one hand smog has forced the residents to stop use of vehicles for commuting due to pollution, on the other sales of electric cars have picked up pace in the city.

Beijing issued the first three-day pollution ‘red alert’ on Monday. The measures to combat the hazardous smog adopted by officials included limiting the use of conventional petrol-powered and hybrid cars to alternate days.

A Pair of Socks That Uses Urine to Generate Electricity!

A Pair of Socks That Uses Urine to Generate Electricity!

A team of researchers at the University of the West of England in Bristol, United Kingdom, has recently developed a novel power generating system that uses your urine to produce electricity.

According to its makers, the new pair of extraordinary socks can store up to 648 milliliters of urine, i.e. almost 22 ounces. This urine is stored in the socks using integrated tubes, said researchers.

Your decision to be happy or sad wouldn’t affect your health

Your decision to be happy or sad wouldn’t affect your health

People’s decision to remain happy or unhappy in life would not affect their health, finds a new study. It is one of a kind study that has broken a big myth that happiness improves a person’s health. Study researchers said that happiness can make you feel better, but not gift you with long life.

The study has rejected the findings of previous research that concluded that being sad will result into bad health and early death. The researchers said that they did not find any direct link between a person’s emotional state and its effect on longevity.

Google rolls out update for its Chromecast Audio

Google rolls out update for its Chromecast Audio

Google’s latest update for its Chromecast Audio includes unveiling of two new features- multiroom music and high-resolution music over Wi-Fi. With the new update, users can play the same song in every room of the house.

The Google's Chromecast Audio music-streaming device is available for $35. The update has addressed a limitation of music playback to one input per device. Chromecast Audio, which was launched in September, allows users to stream music from a wide range of apps including iOS and Android to any speaker having an audio jack.

Google’s Verily and J&J join hands for new company to make robots better surgical assistants

Google’s Verily and J&J join hands for new company to make robots better surgical assistants

Google’s Verily, formerly known as Google Life Sciences, has joined hands with Johnson & Johnson to start a company called Verb Surgical to make robots better surgical assistants. Johnson & Johnson is a known name in the field of medical devices and Verily will help by contributing Google’s massive experience in machine learning and advanced image processing to advance robots.

Study Scientifically Proves Canines and Many Other Animals Have Conscience

Study Scientifically Proves Canines and Many Other Animals Have Conscience

Researchers, through a study, have found a scientific proof that your pet dog and several other animals have a conscience. Scientists gave this conclusion after carrying out ‘mirror test’ on dogs.

According to the researchers, the only proof of having a consciousness of self is evaluated on the individual’s ability to use his/ her own reflection to notice and touch the presence of a mark applied under anaesthesia or during a period of distraction on face, head or other parts of the body.

Chipotle Founder Steve Ells says ‘Deeply Sorry’ to Patrons Who Got Sick

Chipotle Co-CEO issues First Apology on TV for Food Crisis

Chipotle founder and co-CEO Steve Ells has finally publically apologized on behalf of the restaurant chain. Ells has apologized for food crisis that sent many people in different US states visit their doctors after eating at Chipotle restaurants.

In a statement, Ells said that the company is ‘deeply sorry’ about those loyal people who eat at the chain in recent weeks and fell ill. While apologizing on behalf of the Denver headquartered restaurant company, the 49-year-old Chipotle said that the company is working to implement new policies.

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Fossil stored in Smithsonian Collection is Beast from Moby-Dick

Fossil stored in Smithsonian Collection is Beast from Moby-Dick

Researchers have found a new species of carnivorous whale which is similar to Herman Melville’s Moby Dick. A new study has suggested that the 14- to 15-million-year old remains were misidentified earlier.

Researchers examined the whale’s fossil history and found that the family was once filled with variety of whales of various sizes and shapes. Now, the researchers have added a new sperm whale species to array Albicetus oxymycterus.

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