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Oso, Washington might have witnessed major landslides in the past as well: UW Research

Oso, Washington might have witnessed major landslides in the past as well

The landslide that caused a major mudslide in Oso, Washington in March 2014 has been termed as the deadliest landslide in the history of United States. However, a new research has indicated that the landslides in the region could be a recurring phenomenon. The study published in the journal Geology has suggested that the region might have witnessed a massive landslide nearly 500 years ago.

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Valeant Pharmaceuticals CEO J. Michael Pearson hospitalized for 'severe pneumonia'

Valeant Pharmaceuticals CEO J. Michael Pearson hospitalized for 'severe pneumonia'

J. Michael Pearson, CEO of Canadian drugmaker Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc, was hospitalized during Christmas as he was under treatment for "severe" pneumonia. Valeant spokeswoman Laurie Little confirmed that Pearson was hospitalized on Friday. Little added, "We wish him a speedy recovery and look forward to him returning to work when he is feeling better."

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Measles, TB, Scurvy and Cholera rates rising in Britain: NHS

Measles, TB, Scurvy and Cholera rates rising in Britain: NHS

Cases of measles, tuberculosis, scurvy, whooping cough and cholera have witnessed an increase over the past five years in Britain, according to a new report published by the National Health Service. The diseases which have been almost wiped out in the developed countries for past few decades are possibly making a comeback. The NHS report indicated that there were 14,000 suspected cases of scarlet fever in year 2014, the highest since the 1960s.

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FDA ends lifetime ban on gay blood donors

FDA ends lifetime ban on gay blood donors

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has finally lifted the lifetime ban on blood donations from bisexual and gay men, who are clinically referred to as ‘men who have sex with men’ (MSM).

The FDA’s new policy replaces the lifetime ban on gay and bisexual male blood donors with a one-year deferral for gay men. It means gay men must be celibate for at least one year for becoming eligible to donate blood.

California Needs System That Can Help People Reach Safe Place When Hit By Earthquake

California Needs System That Can Help People Reach Safe Place When Hit By Earthquake

California residents presently are in high need of an highly advance system that can help them reach safer place in case hit by an earthquake, said members of the US Congress who are urging US President to provide funds for a prototype system currently being developed by California Institute of Technology (Caltech).

Presently, a prototype system has been developed by the researchers at the California Institute of technology (Caltech) and the congress members are asking president Obama to fund the project.

Strong and Light-weight metal developed by UCLA Research Team Using Ceramic Nanoparticles

Strong and Light-weight metal developed by UCLA Research Team Using Ceramic Nanoparticles

UCLA researchers have developed a new metal by combining magnesium and ceramic silicon carbide nanoparticles which has record-breaking strength to weight ratio. The lightweight metal has extremely high specific strength and modulus. It can be used as light structural metal. Structural metals are used as load-bearing metals in structures and vehicles. The research team used magnesium as it is the lightest structural metal.

Regular Blood Pressure Medication Important for People with High-risk Profile: Study

Regular Blood Pressure Medication Important for People with High-risk Profile: Study

People at high risk of cardiovascular ailments and stroke should regularly take pills to control their blood pressure, according to a new paper published in journal The Lancet. The latest call for a new treatment regimen is based on the assessment of 123 studies carried out between 1966 and 2015 in which more than 600,000 people were involved.

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New Caledonian crows captured making and using tools by Biologists

New Caledonian crows captured making and using tools by Biologists

Crows can survive in wide variety of habitats as they are adaptable and intelligent. Past researchers have proved that crows effectively use many tools. However, a technologically advanced species of crows, the New Caledonian crows, have been captured on camera making tools which they used for foraging. New Caledonian crows were captured in an interesting video by biologists while they were making hook-shaped tools.

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ARCA Space accepting orders for Hoverboard costing $20,000

ARCA Space accepting orders for Hoverboard costing $20,000

Romanian company ARCA Space Corporation has officially announced a hoverboard that can run for six-minutes and can support up to 80 kg weight. Don't confuse it with two-wheeled self-balancing scooters. The hoverboard has been priced at $19,900 by the company and will be available by April 2016. The company is already accepting orders on its website.

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