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Mechanism behind Tail regeneration in Lizards

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 09:09

Whenever lizards face threat to their life, they have a perfect escape plan that is to lose their tail and then re-grow it back. A team of 19 scientists from different countries across the world have studied the mechanism to figure out makes the tail re-grow in lizards.

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Jobless Claims falling as U.S. Economy Showing Signs of Improvement

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 09:04

Improvement in the US economy has led to decline in the numbers of people who applied for unemployment benefits last week. Jobless claims fell by 14,000 to 298,000 as on August 16.

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Food Poisoning Risk Higher when Cooking Outdoor: Food Standards Agency

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 08:56

Food poisoning can be a risk when cooking outdoors, according to the Food Standards Agency. The agency also warned people that food hygiene risks may cause illnesses like campylobacter.

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Monthly Blood Transfusion can Minimize Risk of Recurring Silent Strokes in Children

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 08:54

In a recent study conducted at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO, researchers have found that transfusion of blood can minimize the risk of repeated "silent" strokes in children suffering from sickle cell anemia. Researchers said that these silent strokes happen roughly in one of three children with this disease.

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Urban Areas Getting Hotter at Faster Rate than Surrounding Rural Areas: Study

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 08:30

A latest report given by research organization Climate Central based in Princeton, NJ, reveals that Las Vegas, Albuquerque and Denver were amongst the most extreme urban islands in terms of heat.

Urban heat island is a phenomenon in which temperature of the cities goes much higher as compared to the temperature of the nearby rural places.

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Sprinting Sockeye Salmon Fish Prone to Heart Attack

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 07:32

The University of B. C. researchers have found that sprinting among sockeye salmon through fast and turbulent water can lead to the fish having cardiac arrest. The research is part of five-year study funded by BC Hydro, a Canadian electric utility in the province of British Columbia.

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Idaho Panhandle National Forest Launches Stream Restoration Project

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 07:30

A stream restoration project has been launched by Idaho Panhandle National Forest in Northern Idaho. The project is named Moose Drool Watershed Restoration. The two-year stream restoration project will cost $1.8 million.

The project will continue through early October and is supposed to resume in 2015.

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Bright Blue Creatures Getting Washed Ashore on Beaches Across US West Coast

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 07:29

Thousands of bright blue sea creatures, which look like a little jellyfish and are known as velella velellas, are getting washed ashore on beaches and lakes across the West Coast in the US.

The invertebrates are known as by-the-wind sailors because part of their body look likes a sail sticking above the water. The eye-catching color has increased the interest of beachgoers.

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Wildlife Survey at Two Remote Kimberley Islands

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:35

An 18-day long survey was carried out on Lacrosse Island and Buckle Head, two islands in the Kimberley. The survey has unveiled about unknown threatened native species like the northern quoll and a tree-rat.

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What Enables People to Relate Owners to their Dogs?

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:26

To solve the mystery behind what enables people to properly relate owners to their dogs, Sadahiko Nakajima, a psychologist from Kwansei Gakuin University in Japan, conducted a study that involved 502 Japanese undergrads. This was not Nakajima's first attempt at it.

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Fuhu announces two new models of Nabi Big Tab HD tablet

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 08:49

On Tuesday, California-based form Fuhu Inc. announced two new versions of its Nabi Big Tab HD tablet --- the 20-inch Nabi Big Tab HD; and the 24-inch Nabi Big Tab HD.

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Over 500 bikes stolen from outside Washington, D.C.-area Metrorail stations in last two years

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 08:46

A recent investigation by the News4 I-Team has revealed that during the last two years, more than 500 bikes have been reported to be stolen from outside the Metrorail stations in the Washington, D. C. area.

The bikes have been stolen by thieves mainly during the late-morning hours; with the main targets being the bikes that have chain locks.

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Northrop Grumman announces $0.70-per-share quarterly dividend

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 08:42

According to an American Banking and Market News report, the board of directors of Northrop Grumman Corporation (NOC) announced a quarterly dividend - of $0.70 per share - on Northrop Grumman common stock, on Wednesday.

Falls Church, Virginia-based NOC provides products, services, and integrated solutions in aerospace, electronics, information and services to its clients across the globe.

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Fishermen’s Lawyer Demands Full Scientific Investigation into Oil Spill

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 08:34

Fishermen of Indonesian and East Timorese may be suffering from skin conditions because of Montara oil spill that ruptured on 21st August, 2009, according to the lawyer representing them.

A full scientific investigation has been demanded by Darwin-based lawyer and spokesman for the Australian Lawyers Alliance, Greg Phelps, on the fifth anniversary of one of Australia's worst oil disasters.

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Grizzly yearling Littlefoot Released Back into Wild

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 08:33

Last fall, a grizzly yearling, Littlefoot, was found severely undernourished. Since June, he was taken care by the Northern Lights Wildlife Society and now has gained good amount of weight from being 28 pounds to 98 pounds.

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UFO Watchers Find a Bone on Mars

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 06:33

UFO watchers have found a bone, which appears to be that of a thigh, on the Mars. The rover captured the image on August 14, according to UFO blogger.

No NASA scientist has commented about it but the news has been gone viral on social networks. The bone was seen in one of the photos that were just sent by NASA's Mars Curiosity Rover. The rover has been examining the

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Telescope Captures Images of Star Clusters in Milky Way

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 06:28

The European Southern Observatory's telescope has snapped two star clusters located far from each other in the Milky Way galaxy. The picture of stars clusters, NGC 3603 and NGC 3576, was taken at the La Silla Observatory located in Chile.

The left side of the image has shown star cluster NGC 3603 while glowing gas clouds of NGC 3576 can be seen on the right side.

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Monaco’s ‘Sky Penthouse’ could become world’s most expensive apartment

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 10:38

Monaco, the small country well-known for its glamorous casinos and rich residents, is now garnering reputation for being a home to what could become the most expensive apartment in the world.

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China levies record $200M fine on Japanese auto parts makers

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 10:32

China on Wednesday confirmed that it slapped 10 Japanese auto parts manufacturers with a record $200 million (Rmb1.24bn) combined fine after the manufacturers were found guilty of price fixing.

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Netflix, TWC sign paid interconnection deal

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 09:39

Substantiating the news first reported by GigaOm on Tuesday, Netflix and Time Warner Cable (TWC) have confirmed in separate statements that they have signed a paid interconnection agreement.

The deal signed by Netflix and TWC is similar to the recent agreements which Netflix has worked out with Comcast, Verizon Communications, and AT&T.

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