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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.

Shark that can fit in your hand discovered in dark waters of ocean

Shark that can fit in your hand discovered in dark waters of ocean

The shark that can easily fit in your hand has been found in the dark waters of the ocean. The small shark has been given name after Peter Benchley, the author of Jaws, the shark conservationist. Etmopterus Benchleyi is a lantern shark and was first caught in the Pacific Ocean in 2010.

Scientists develop new way to test one of basic principles of Einstein's theory of General Relativity

Scientists develop new way to test one of basic principles of Einstein's theory of General Relativity

A new way has been developed by scientists to test a basic principle of Einstein's theory of General Relativity with the help of brief blasts of rare radio signals from space. The new method uses radio waves, and is known as Fast Radio Bursts.

Obesity Rates and Decline in Air Pollution could Be behind falling Childhood Asthma Rates: Study

Obesity Rates and Decline in Air Pollution could Be behind falling Childhood Asthma Rates: Study

Good news for the United States: asthma rates among children have started falling. But, the childhood asthma rates for the poorest kids of the country are still a matter of concern, according to a government study.

Study researchers are trying to figure out sources behind the drop. The 13-year study suggests a plateau in obesity rates among US kids and the country’s declining air pollution could be the possible reason.

Fructose might fuel growth of cancer: Study

Fructose might fuel growth of cancer: Study

Fructose, a type of sugar, may be blamed for fueling the growth of cancer, finds a new research. The research paper published in the journal Cancer Research has shown a possible mechanism as to how it works.

People who consume more sugar are at an increased risk to suffer from cancer, especially breast cancer. Study researcher Lorenzo Cohen of the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center said, “A lot of patients are told it doesn't matter what you eat after you are diagnosed with cancer. This preliminary animal research suggests that it does matter”.

Meet Nadine! A Beautiful Humanoid Robot with Personality, Mood and Emotions

Meet Nadine! A Beautiful Humanoid Robot with Personality, Mood and Emotions

Scientists at Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) have done remarkable job by creating a social robot named Nadine, which looks almost similar to a human being. Behind the welcome desk at the Singapore University, you will meet Nadine, who is working as a receptionist at the NTU Singapore and is much different to other conventional robots. She has her own personality, mood and emotions. When you reach receptionist desk at the University, Nadine will welcome you with a friendly hello, shake hands with you and greets you with a smiling face.

Meet This App Which Tells Why Your Baby is crying

Meet This App Which Tells Why Your Baby is crying

A team of researchers has recently developed a new application that can easily decode crying. The researchers said it can be used by parents of newborns to know what their baby’s crying means.

Brandon and Abby Newsom, couple that last week was blessed with a baby boy Brayden, said the bliss that comes with being new parents also comes with a lot of crying from the baby, but this $3 app will prove very beneficial for them.

Reduce Weight in Attainable Ways

Reduce Weight in Attainable Ways

Extra weight gain due to festive season is often followed by New Year resolutions to lose it. However, people need to understand that weight loss requires following certain specific methods, along with commitment and willpower. Weight maintenance can not only provide a healthier but also a longer life. Obesity can lead to diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer, osteoporosis, and fertility issues.

Nadine, New Social and Telepresence Robot Created by NTU Scientists

Nadine, New Social and Telepresence Robot Created by NTU Scientists

Scientists at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) have created a new social robot, which they dubbed as ‘Nadine’. Nadine is a receptionist at the NTU University Singapore and is almost like a human being. She is having soft skin, flowing brunette hair and own personality, mood and emotions. She is completely different from other conventional robots and performs actions much similar to those of human beings. When you will meet with her, she will shake hands with you and greet you back.

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