Hualianceratops Were More Modest than their Successors, say Researchers

Hualianceratops Were More Modest than their Successors, say Researchers

Triceratops were called as one of the most impressive beasts during the Cretaceous Period, but researchers after studying a recently found fossil of one of the oldest-known members of this group found that their predecessors were modest creatures.

A team of scientists on Wednesday announced that they have found remains of a spaniel-sized dinosaur in the Gobi Desert in western China’s Xinjiang Province. Scientists named the dinosaur as Hualianceratops that lived about 160 million years ago late in the Jurassic Period.

IBM To Continue Research to Build Quantum Computers

-IBM To Continue Research to Build Quantum Computers

IBM on November 8 announced that IARPA, the intelligence community’s research arm, has awarded the American computer hardware company a multi-year grant to continue its research on building quantum computers.

Classical computers consist of several billions of tiny transistors. Those are switches, essentially, that can be turned on or off, represented on computers as 1 or 0. In quantum computing, a transistor consists of a single atom, which can exist as a sort of combination of 1 and 0 at the same time.

Pesticide Found in Milk Years Ago can contribute to Parkinson's disease: Study

Pesticide Found in Milk Years Ago can contribute to Parkinson's disease: Study

A pineapple pesticide linked to milk in Hawaii also has a connection with men’s brains, and those men may develop Parkinson's disease, according to a new study published in journal Neuron.

The study has made its place in a long list of studies that have linked various pesticides to the degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that mainly affects the motor system. The new findings have also supported an observation stating that individuals who smoke are safe against Parkinson's disease.

Surrogate Hound gives Birth to First Ever Puppies Conceived in Test Tubes

Surrogate Hound gives Birth to First Ever Puppies Conceived in Test Tubes

A team of researchers in the United States created the world’s first litter of puppies through in vitro fertilization (IVF). The researchers believe this breakthrough could help to eradicate disease in dogs and in humans as well.

Dr. Alexander Travis, who runs the lab at the Baker Institute for Animal Health at Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in Ithaca, New York, said they gently handled a puppy and cleaned it with a towel. Crying of the puppy was an approval for their success.

Japan’s Akatsuki Probe is finally orbiting Venus

Japan’s Akatsuki Probe is finally orbiting Venus

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) announced Wednesday that its Venus Climate Orbiter ‘Akatsuki’ has successfully entered into orbit around the second planet from the sun.

The space agency confirmed that the probe has been interned into the planet’s orbit after an initial attempt failed five years ago. With the success, Akatsuki has become the first Japanese spacecraft to enter into another planet’s orbit, JAXA added.

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Heavy Smog covers Beijing, boon for China’s Electric Car Market

Heavy Smog covers Beijing, boon for China’s Electric Car Market

Heavy blanket of smog covered Beijing on Monday and the officials issued orders to stop using vehicles for travelling. Outdoor barbequing was also asked to be stopped. But in between all these problems, the one that is benefiting from smog is the electric car market.

Seeing the high spread of hazardous smog, Beijing issued a first pollution ‘red alert’ on Monday. Officials in order to combat the harmful smog ordered to limit the use of conventional petrol-powered and hybrid cars to alternate days.

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Life Expectancy in the United States At Same Level for Past Three Years: CDC

Life Expectancy in the United States At Same Level for Past Three Years: CDC

On analyzing data from 188 countries, researchers have found that huge increase in life expectancy rate and healthy life expectancy rate across the world. The report shows that life expectancy rate has increased by more than six years since 1990 and healthy life expectancy rate has increased by more than five years. As per statistical report released, researchers found increase in life expectancy rate from 65 years in 1990s to 71.5 years in 2013.

No alien megastructure present around KIC 8462852: Research

No alien megastructure present around KIC 8462852, confirm researchers

No evidence has been found of an advanced civilization orbiting the anomalous star KIC 8462852 and beaming intentional laser signals towards earth. The star has confused researchers for quite a long time because it used to show irregular dimming that has not been seen in another star.

This erratic dimming led to speculations that KIC 8462852 is being orbiting by a giant structure built by an extraterrestrial civilization. In order to know the truth, scientists have looked for laser pulses from the star, but did not find anything.

Apple’s streaming TV negotiations failed due to push for “skinny” channel bundle

Apple’s streaming TV negotiations failed due to push for “skinny” channel bundle

In a report released on Wednesday, tech news site Re/code’s Peter Kafka said that the streaming TV-related negotiations between Apple and content providers failed because of Apple’s insistence on a "skinny" bundle of channels --- a deal which the content providers did not agree to.

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