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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Duncan Selbie, the head of Public Health England, has stated that if you don't want your child to suffer from obesity, you should start giving them smaller plates at mealtime.
He added that he came across a Manchester mother who had been raised on the idea that one should always clear their plate. Her son was extremely overweight at...
Love for the country and the sacrifices he has made for his nation made him express a wish which he could not speak but his lips said correctly that he didn't want to die, said General Jose Ornella at the death of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez...
According to Lundberg Survey, there has been a 1.87-cent increase in the average price of one gallon of regular gasoline across the US in the last two weeks. As a result of the increase, the average country-wide price of regular gas was $3.71 per...
Cloud-based software services have witnessed higher...
On Friday, U. S. apparel retailer Gap Inc. formally...
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