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Coastguard warns public to stay away from decomposed carcass of whale washed ashore on Whales beach on Christmas Day

Coastguard warns public to stay away from decomposed carcass of whale washed ashore on Whales beach on Christmas Day

On Christmas day, a whale was washed ashore on a Wales beach. Its body could pose a health risk, and the Coastguard has cautioned people to stay away from it. Thought to be a Minke whale, the dead animal was washed ashore at Dyfi Ynyslas National Nature Reserve.

The animal was discovered on the sands at Ynyslas, nearby Aberdyfi and 8 miles north of Aberystwyth, in Ceredigion.

Pre-Orders for Oculus Rift to Commence Soon

Pre-Orders for Oculus Rift to Commence Soon

Palmer Luckey, the founder of Oculus, has reported that the company will start taking pre-orders for Oculus Rift headset, early in 2016. Several consumers are anxiously waiting to somehow own one such virtual reality head mounted display headset. The Oculus Rift is likely to be launched in the first quarter of 2016. The anxiety has been created by a number of showcases, trailers, presentations and teasers of these new devices.

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NASA temporarily suspends Insight Mission to Mars due to seismometer leakage issue

NASA temporarily suspends Insight Mission to Mars due to seismometer leakage issue

NASA has announced that its Insight mission to Mars has been delayed due to leakage issue in the seismometer developed by French space agency CNES. The technical team at CNES had noticed a leakage in the seismometer few weeks back and it was first confirmed by NASA on December 3. NASA was expecting CNES to deliver seismometer by January 2016.

Net Neutrality Advocates Oppose Zuckerberg’s Free Basics Plan

Net Neutrality Advocates Oppose Zuckerberg’s Free Basics Plan

An appeal was made by Mark Zuckerberg, Chairman of Facebook, in Times of India newspaper to provide free internet service for accessing some basic sites in India. The proposal has initiated a controversy from net neutrality activists and several queries from regulators. The Free Basics plan recommended by Zuckerberg will allow free accessibility from handsets to Facebook and other basic portals for education, health care and employment listings.

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Sudden cardiac arrest may not always be so sudden

Sudden cardiac arrest may not always be so sudden

It is not always that sudden cardiac arrest is so sudden, as a latest research has suggested that a lot of people could ignore potentially life-saving warning signs long before they collapse.

In the US, cardiac arrest takes nearly 350,000 lives every year. It is quite worse than a mere heart attack, as the heart suddenly stops beating, its electrical activity gets knocked out of rhythm. Some critical time can be bought by CPR but very few patients survive that it’s very tough to tell how reliable the longtime medical belief is that it’s a strike with tiny or no advance warning.

UK’s chief medical officer warns Gonorrhoea could eventually become untreatable

UK’s chief medical officer warns Gonorrhoea could eventually become untreatable

The chief medical officer of the UK has issued a warning that one of the oldest sexually transmittable diseases in the world is likely to eventually become untreatable. The BBC reported that Dame Sally Davies said that Gonorrhoea may become untreatable, and has written to pharmacies and GPs to make sure they prescribe the right drugs for it.

She became concerned about the disease after cases of ‘super-gonorrhoea’ emerged in Leeds previously this year.

Mars Mission Put on Hold Due to Technical Fault with Instruments: NASA

Mars Mission Put on Hold Due to Technical Fault with Instruments: NASA

NASA space scientists were working on a mission to Mars, but according to latest updates, the Mars mission has been put on hold for an indefinite period. Deep space missions or any mission beyond earth always involve high risk and efforts.

Sources with knowledge about the matter said that the decision to cancel the new Mars lander, named InSight, was taken after agency engineers were unable to repair a major leak, which involves key scientific instruments.

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Texas Tornado leaves 11 dead and many others injured

Texas Tornado leaves 11 dead and many others injured

As strong Tornadoes swept through Dallas, at least 11 people have been reported dead. The tumultuous weather for last few days has left 43 people dead across the United States. Near Dallas, around 1,450 homes were damaged after a strong tornado swept across the region. As per official estimates, 40-mile stretch near Dallas has witnessed the biggest impact of the EF-4 tornado.

Power lines were damaged in the region and due to heavy rain and wind, the rescue efforts were impacted. In Garland, 20 miles northeast of Dallas, eight people were reported dead and 15 others injured.

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Arcaboard, the $20,000 Hoverboard by Arca Space Corporation offers Six Minutes of Levitation

Arcaboard, the $20,000 Hoverboard by Arca Space Corporation offers Six Minutes of Levitation

Arca Space Corporation has showcased a hoverboard that actually hovers for a few minutes and required six hours of charge afterwards. The company with Romanian roots has developed the hoverboard with 36 electric fans that offer it an amazing thrust to lift a person up to 110 kg.

Arca Space Corporation is already accepting preorders and deliveries will start in April 2016. The hoverboard can keep hovering for six minutes with load up to 80kg and can hover for 3 minutes with load up to 110kg. After every run, the hoverboard requires six hours of charging.

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Liver Hormone Can Control Cravings of Sweets and Alcohol: Study

Liver Hormone Can Control Cravings of Sweets and Alcohol: Study

FGF21, a liver hormone can be used to control cravings for sweets and alcohol, according to a research conducted by researchers at the University of Iowa. After an experiment conducted on lab mice and monkeys, the study team found that FGF21 can be used effectively to control cravings.

The liver hormone signals the brain to avoid sweet foods. FGF21 is produced in response to high carbohydrate levels. The hormone enters the bloodstream and signals the brain to halt intake of sweet foods.

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