Supermassive black hole spotted feasting on icy cosmic gas

Supermassive black hole spotted feasting on icy cosmic gas

Washington D.C, Jun 9 : A team of astronomers has observed the feeding habits of a "supermassive" black hole for the first time.

Astronomers from Cardiff University detected billowy clouds of cold, clumpy gas streaming towards a supermassive black hole at speeds of up to 800,000 miles per hour and feeding into its bottomless well.

The observation, which was aided by the work of Dr Timothy Davis, marks the first direct evidence to support the theory that black holes feed on clouds of cold gas.  Read more.... about Supermassive black hole spotted feasting on icy cosmic gas

Now, `stone` waste CO2 to death

Now, `stone` waste CO2 to death

Washington D.C, Jun 10 : This century could be make-or-break for climate change and now, a team of researchers has come up with a new way to tackle global warming - turn heat-trapping carbon dioxide gas into harmless rock.

Scientists and engineers working at a major power plant in Iceland have shown for the first time that carbon dioxide emissions can be pumped into the earth and changed chemically to a solid within months, radically faster than anyone had predicted.  Read more.... about Now, `stone` waste CO2 to death

Is your town home to Zika? Map reveals details

Is your town home to Zika? Map reveals details

Washington D.C, Jun 10 : Zika has been taking its toll is expected to on the U.S. since 2015 and now, a team of researchers has mapped the mosquitoes that transmit Zika and Dengue by the county.

The mosquitoes known as Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus transmit arboviruses that are increasing threats to human health in the Americas, particularly dengue, chikungunya and Zika viruses. Therefore, accurate and up-to-date information for the geographical ranges of these mosquitoes have been urgently needed to guide surveillance and enhance control capacity for these mosquitoes.  Read more.... about Is your town home to Zika? Map reveals details

Over 72,000 cases of unrepaired cleft lip, palate exist in India

Over 72,000 cases of unrepaired cleft lip, palate exist in India

Washington D.C, Jun 10 : An estimated more than 72,000 cases of unrepaired cleft lip and/or palate exist in 28 of India's 29 states and poor states with less health infrastructure had higher rates, according to recent study.

Cleft lip and/or palate (CL/P) disproportionately affect newborns in low- and middle-income countries because of substandard nutrition and a lack of prenatal care.  Read more.... about Over 72,000 cases of unrepaired cleft lip, palate exist in India

Mother-son pedicure date for Justin Bieber

Mother-son pedicure date for Justin Bieber

Washington DC, June 8 : Seems like Justin Bieber is re-bonding with mom Pattie Mallette after sharing a "pretty non-existing" relationship for quite a while.

The 22-year-old singer took to his Instagram account to share a photograph of him along with his mother and rapper friend Khalil at a nail salon and captioned it as "Moms and k", reports Us magazine.

Earlier, the ' Baby' hit-maker revealed that his relationship with his mother had turned sour, adding that he maintained distance because he was "ashamed" and "it takes time to rebuild" the lost trust.  Read more.... about Mother-son pedicure date for Justin Bieber

`Diamond worlds` might have harboured universe's first life

`Diamond worlds` might have harboured universe's first life

Washington D.C, Jun 8 : According to a recent study, universe's first life might have been born on the carbon planets.

The study suggests that planet formation in the early universe might have created carbon planets consisting of graphite, carbides and diamond. Astronomers might find these diamond worlds by searching a rare class of stars.  Read more.... about `Diamond worlds` might have harboured universe's first life

Thailand now free of mom-to-baby transmission of HIV, syphilis

Thailand now free of mom-to-baby transmission of HIV, syphilis

World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday hailed Thailand as the first country in Asia and the Pacific region to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis.

The Minister of Health of Thailand was presented with the certificate of validation during a ceremony, which took place in New York on the eve of the United Nations General-Assembly High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS.  Read more.... about Thailand now free of mom-to-baby transmission of HIV, syphilis

Long-term pot smoking disrupts brain's reward circuit

Long-term pot smoking disrupts brain's reward circuit

Washington D.C, Jun 8 : After years of heavy use, marijuana can disrupt the brain's natural reward processes, according to a recent study.

The University of Texas researchers demonstrated for the first time with functional magnetic resonance imaging that long-term marijuana users had more brain activity in the mesocorticolimbic-reward system when presented with cannabis cues than with natural reward cues.  Read more.... about Long-term pot smoking disrupts brain's reward circuit

Here`s why onions make us cry

Here`s why onions make us cry

Washington D.C, Jun 8 : Ever cut an onion and started tearing up? Most people do. In Reactions' latest video, we get to the bottom of this teary phenomenon and reveal exactly what chemical mechanisms trigger it.

According to the video, the answer to why onions make you cry begins underground. Sulphur in the earth is absorbed by onions to form amino acid sulfoxies. Sulphur compounds then turn into gas.  Read more.... about Here`s why onions make us cry

Forget drones, self-flying RoboBees may soon take flight

Forget drones, self-flying RoboBees may soon take flight

Washington D.C, Jun 8 : Our skies are about to get a lot more high-tech as a team of researchers is developing robotic bees that can fly themselves.

The Harvard University's National Science Foundation (NSF)-supported RoboBees project aims to create autonomous robotic insects capable of sustained, independent flight.

Such robots could one day assist in reconnaissance, aid in remote communication or even act as artificial pollinators.  Read more.... about Forget drones, self-flying RoboBees may soon take flight

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