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Holidays Can Be Threat for Your Pets

Holidays Can Be Threat for Your Pets

Holidays in short means fun time with friends, family and near and dear ones, but stop, are you forgetting some most important members of your family who can be at risk his holiday. Experts warn that holidays can bring potential hazard for your furry friends.

The Suffolk County SPCA suggests that by adopting some small and easy precautions you can make your pets safe these holidays.

Here are few suggestions you can follow. You should avoid tinsel because your pets may find it attractive or think it as a toy to play with and they may accidently swallow and get choked.

Kangaroo mother care can substantially reduce mortality in low-birth-weight newborns, Meta-analysis suggests

Kangaroo mother care can substantially reduce mortality in low-birth-weight newborns, Meta-analysis suggests

According to a meta-analysis, published online December 23 in Pediatrics, Kangaroo mother care (KMC) can considerably decrease mortality in low-birth-weight newborns. KMC is an intervention that aids skin-to-skin contact between newborn and mother.

Ellen O. Boundy, ScD, from the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, and colleagues have also discovered that KMC can reduce the risk of hypothermia, hypoglycemia, neonatal sepsis, and hospital readmission in newborns and boost the likelihood of exclusive breast-feeding.

Scientists discover new species of shark with jet black skin and faint glow

Scientists discover new species of shark with jet black skin and faint glow

In a latest discovery, a new shark species with jet black skin and a faint glow has been found. It is a master of stealth. The shark has been given appropriate name ‘Ninja Lanternshark’, and lives in deep waters, from 2,742 feet to 4,734 feet, or 836 to 1443 meters, in the Pacific Ocean, off Central America coast.

The animal’s unique name has been given by Vicky Vásquez’s young cousins. Vásquez is among the team of scientists that have detailed the latest shark discovery in a study carried by the Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation.

A First: New Caledonian crows caught on camera using hook-shaped tools

A First: New Caledonian crows caught on camera using hook-shaped tools

For the very first time New Caledonian crows have been caught on camera for what they are famous for, using hook-shaped tools. The New Caledonian crows were caught on camera while they made hooked stick tools to reach food deep in tree crevices or hidden under leaf litter.

The species of crows found on New Caledonia, a forested island in the South Pacific, are quite famous for their making and using tools. This species fashion sticks into sharp instruments and use them to ‘fish’ for wood-boring larvae present in dead wood or tree trunks.

Humans Are Only Species to Remember Events and Mental Time Travel

Humans Are Only Species to Remember Events and Mental Time Travel

A team of researchers, through a recently conducted study, found that humans are the only species that has the capability to remember events happened in past and mentally time travel.

The researchers for the study developed computer model to find evidence that could help them find an answer whether animals are capable to mental time travel or not. The model was developed by three scientists Prof. Markus Werning, Prof. Sen Cheng from the German Ruhr University Bochum and Prof. Thomas Suddendorf from University of Queenslands.

Super-strong yet light structural metal developed

Super-strong yet light structural metal developed

Super-strong yet light structural metal having high specific strength and modulus has been developed by a team of researchers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science. The new metal is made up of magnesium mixed with dense ceramic silicon carbide nanoparticles.

The new metal can be used to make light-weight airplanes, spacecraft and cars. It would also help to improve fuel efficiency, said the researchers. The researchers have found a new way to create the super-strong yet light-weight material.

Zika Virus Affecting Infant’s Brain

Zika Virus Affecting Infant’s Brain

Women in Brazil have been recommended by the health authorities to currently avoid pregnancy. The recommendation has been given subsequent to detection of damaged brain in several newborns due to a virus called Zika. The virus is found in African forest monkeys in new West Nile and has resulted in alarming danger. The pathogen has same effect as the West Nile virus and was found more than 70 years ago.

Centaurs Are Biggest Celestial Danger to Earth

Centaurs Are Biggest Celestial Danger to Earth

A new study has revealed that asteroids are less dangerous to Earth as compared to centaurs, which are giant comets of 30-60 miles. The journal of the Royal Astronomical Society published the study suggesting that research must be undertaken to find centaurs outside our surroundings. Researchers revealed that areas surrounding the outer planets of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune are home to centaurs, which circle around the sun in unstable orbits.

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