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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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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.

Great! Oregonians can now get Birth Control Pills Prescribed by Pharmacists

Great! Oregonians can now get Birth Control Pills Prescribed by Pharmacists

Happy New Year has come up with a small gift for ladies of California and Oregon, making their life little easier. As per a new law issued on January 1, pharmacists are now allowed to prescribe birth control pills in Oregon. Oregon is the first US State to put such law into effect with California being the following up in the suit. Starting January 1 and March, Oregonians and Californians will enjoy the ability to receive birth control pills over the counter following filling out a questionnaire and briefly consulting the pharmacist.

Zika Virus Linked To Several Cases of Birth Defects in Brazil

Zika Virus Linked To Several Cases of Birth Defects in Brazil

Puerto Rico reported that it has found the first case of Zika virus. Zika virus is an illness which gets transmitted by mosquitoes. The illness has caused a number of birth defects in Brazil.

Puerto Rico’s Health Secretary Ana Rius said in a statement on Thursday that the unidentified patients had not travelled recently and lives in the island’s eastern region.

Meet New Facebook Bug That Says People Have Been Friends for 46 Years

1B--Meet New Facebook Bug That Says People Have Been Friends for 46 Years

Facebook users are facing an interesting bug which congratulates them on 46 years of friendship with other users. This is quite a strange thing because Facebook itself has been around for around eleven years.

The 46 years of friendship on Facebook was quite a strange think to digest because Facebook isn’t even 15 years old and some of its users seeing this message are far younger than 46 years of age.

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Aurora is Visible throughout Canada and Alaska This New Year

Aurora is Visible throughout Canada and Alaska This New Year

The sun on December 28 emitted a big burst of gas and magnetic field called a coronal mass ejection. And scientists predicted that the stellar bump after hitting earth will result in the Aurora borealis commonly known as the Northern Lights.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) also issued warning that a strong geomagnetic storm of a level G3 will hit earth, due to a strong coronal mass ejection on the sun on Monday.

Terrifyingly lifelike ‘social robot’ that looks and acts like its owner could one day work in your office

Terrifyingly lifelike ‘social robot’ that looks and acts like its owner could one day work in your office

Here is a terrifyingly lifelike ‘social robot’ named Nadine that has an outlook like human and behaves like its owner. It could one day work in your office. It has caused a lot of stir while sitting behind as a receptionist at the welcome desk at a Singapore university. With mousy, shoulder-length hair neatly parted to the side, she almost exactly looks like human being.

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