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Harmful particles in tattoo ink travels to lymph nodes: Study

Harmful particles in tattoo ink travels to lymph nodes: Study

A large number of people around the globe love to get tattoos on various parts of their body and in varying sizes. But one should be careful as a new study has warned that this particular form of body art could cause health issues.

A team of researchers from Germany and France examined data collected by the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) to study how ink used in tattoos travels inside the body.

French Astronaut Thomas Pesquet Votes in Presidential Elections from International Space Station

French Astronaut Thomas Pesquet

ESA Astronaut Thomas Pesquet from France voted for the second round of French Presidential elections from the International Space Station. Being at ISS didn’t stop Pesquet from voting for his favorite candidate in the Presidential elections. This year, the voter turnout remained low for presidential elections compared to 2007 and 2012. French voters had to choose between Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen during the second round of presidential elections. The results for elections will be announced shortly.

Asteroid could have triggered 150m-high waves on ancient Mars: Study

Asteroid triggered 150m-high waves on ancient Mars: study

An asteroid could have triggered up to 150-meter-high waves when it plunged into an ocean that supposedly existed on Mars as many as three billion years ago, a new study has suggested.

François Costard, Steve Clifford and colleagues mapped the distribution of sediments that supposedly originated in the northern plains of the Red Planet and concluded that Lomonosov crater fits the bill as the source of tsunami deposits caused by the asteroid.

France Bans Unlimited Soda Refills in Obesity Fight

France Bans Unlimited Soda Refills in Obesity Fight

France has banned unlimited soda refills at restaurants to deal with rising obesity among French residents. As obesity levels across Europe and other parts of the world are rising, medical experts and government agencies are searching for ways to deal with obesity epidemic. The French order has specified that it will be illegal to sell unlimited soft drinks at fixed price at restaurants. As per World Health Organization guidelines, sugary drink consumption is a major cause of obesity among youngsters.

Archaeologists Produce State-Of-The-Art Scan of Ancient Art

Archaeologists Produce State-Of-The-Art Scan of Ancient Art

A dramatic and state-of-the-art scan has been launched by archaeologists, depicting ancient rock paintings on the highest-ever altitude. The art has been discovered on a sandstone ceiling of a shelter located in the southern French Alps.

The new digital scans display the art in its real colors. The prehistoric art is located at an elevation of approximately 7,000 feet. The shelter where it is located is known as Abri Faravel, a small rock overhang, and is situated on a plateau in France.

French Prosecutors investigating Botched Clinical Drug Trial Which kills One in France

French Prosecutors investigating Botched Clinical Drug Trial Which kills One in France

An experimental drug trial took life of a participant in France and sent five others to hospital in city of Rennes. French prosecutors have started a probe into the controversial case, which has raised questions over drug testing on healthy humans.

Researchers spot most luminous gamma-ray pulsar ever found

Researchers spot most luminous gamma-ray pulsar ever found

Researchers have detected the most glowing gamma-ray pulsar ever discovered and the fast spinning ultradense stellar core is also the first pulsar of its type ever noticed outside the Milky Way.

The extraordinary object was detected by a team analyzing data from the orbiting Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope's Large Area Telescope. It was discovered in a region that was full of star activity, the Tarantula Nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud. Large Magellanic Cloud is a satellite galaxy to the Milky Way.

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