Monday, June 26, 2017

Turkey cuts the theory of evolution from high school

Turkish high school students will no longer be taught the theory of evolution, reported CNN on Saturday morning  citing Turkish official. The subject has been cut from the curriculum under changes made to eliminate "controversial" topics, the head of the national board of education, Alpaslan...

Smoke detected at one of the rooms at Unit 3 in Chernobyl power plant

Ukraine nuclear watchdog says, Ukraine’s nuclear regulatory body reported smoke at one of the rooms at Unit 3 in Chernobyl, adding that it was briefly “liquidated” by the state emergency personnel and the radiological situation at the site has not changed following the incident. “At 15:57...

About 4.599 billion years old, Jupiter the oldest planet in the solar system — study

According to a new study from an international team of astronomers has dated Jupiter for the first time, and their findings suggest that the Gas Giant is the oldest planet in the solar system. Dating a celestial object isn't too difficult, so long as you...

Using mobile phone late night makes teenagers depressed — study

Funded by the Australian Research Council, the world's first long-term assessment of adolescent mental health regarding late night mobile phone usage examined student's quality of sleep, along with mood, aggression, coping skills, self esteem and whether they were experiencing any symptoms of depression. The process...

More than 2 billion people — one third of the world’s population — now overweight or obese

Today, more than two billion children and adults, or one third of the world's population, are overweight or obese, according to a new study released Monday. The study, in which researchers assembled data from 195 countries and territories to model trends in overweight or obese...

The worst industrial cataclysm in world history: Fukushima

“The scientific impact of the triple meltdown at Fukushima Daiichi is an ongoing disaster that was never envisioned by the engineers who created and designed these atomic reactors and countries who built them… no country in the world with nuclear power reactors was prepared...

100 million years old baby bird found in Myanmar

Scientists in Myanmar found a piece of amber containing a baby bird that is dated to be 100 million years old! You can clearly see the wings and feet, and is incredibly preserved that even the skin tissues are observable. https://youtu.be/qwlrj6Ju-W0

Huge craters discovered in the Arctic Ocean

When Karin Andreassen set out for the Barents Sea, she knew she would find a lot of methane. The cold, shallow body of water just north of Norway meets Russia is home to oil and gas fields, and methane—the main component of natural gas—naturally seeps...

Death rates from the Alzheimer’s disease in the US increased by 55 percent in 15 years

Death rates from the Alzheimer's disease (AD) in the United States increased 55 percent between 1999 and 2014, according to a newly released government report. During that time, the number of AD deaths per 100,000 Americans rose from 16.5 in 1999 to 25.4 in 2014...

Researchers using Zika virus as a weapon to target and destroy brain tumor cells

Researchers will test the possibility of using the Zika virus as a weapon to target and destroy brain tumor cells, which might lead to new cancer treatments, Cancer Research UK announced on Friday. The project, funded by Cancer Research UK, will be carried out by...

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