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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.

German scientists testing world’s largest ‘artificial sun’

German scientists testing world’s largest ‘artificial sun’

German scientists are testing a new device that is being described as the world’s largest “artificial sun” in Juelich, roughly 30 kilometers west of Cologne.

Officially called “Synlight,” the massive honeycomb-like setup of 149 spotlights makes use of xenon short-arc lamps that are normally used in cinemas to simulate natural sunlight that is often in short supply in the country around this time of year.

Elon Musk’s Surprise for Heroic Driver Who Sacrificed his Model S on Autobahn

Elon Musk’s Surprise for Heroic Driver Who Sacrificed his Model S on Autobahn

After media reporting about a brave Tesla owner sacrificing his Model S for save a fellow driver on German autobahn came to notice of Tesla CEO Elon Musk, he surprised the heroic Tesla driver. The incident happened in Munich recently. Tesla driver Manfred Kick was on Autobahn and noticed a driver in Volkswagen Passat driving erratically. Kick became suspicious as the driver in Passat hit the guardrails a few times. As Kick drove his Tesla Model S to see what was the issue with the driver, he noticed that the driver was unconscious. Kick passed Passat and reduced speed of his Model S.

Fish-scale gecko escapes predators’ grip by shedding scales and skin

Fish-scale gecko escapes predators’ grip by shedding scales and skin

Researchers have discovered a new type of gecko, an evasive little lizard that can escape predators’ grip by shedding its scales as well as skin.

The new species, dubbed Geckolepis megalepis, has the biggest scales of any fish-scale gecko, some of which measure nearly 8 per cent of its total body length. A team of researchers, led by Mark D. Scherz of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, discovered it northern Madagascar’s limestone karst.

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Depression Should Be Considered as a Major Risk for Cardiovascular disease: Study

Depression Should Be Considered as a Major Risk for Cardiovascular disease: Study

Depression is generally not considered as a major risk for cardiovascular disease and health experts mainly link it to high cholesterol, obesity and high blood pressure but a new study conducted in Germany suggests otherwise. The study team has claimed that depression should be considered at par with cholesterol as a reason behind cardiovascular disease. Many people suffer depression due to various reasons and it leads to long term negative impact on health of a person. People with depression have high risk of cardiovascular disease, the German research team added.

Deep-sea octopods under threat from mining: study

Deep-sea octopods under threat from mining: study

Deep-sea creatures like Casper, which make their home nearly 2.5 miles beneath the ocean surface, are under increasing threat from human activities, a new study cautioned.

Casper, a milky-white species of deep-sea octopus, was discovered in March this year. Now, the new study indicated that this newly discovered cephalopod species is being threatened by deep-sea mining.

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Wendelstein 7-X Nuclear Fusion Machine Receives Positive Feedback from Physicists

Wendelstein 7-X Nuclear Fusion Machine Receives Positive Feedback from Physicists

Wendelstein 7-X Nuclear Fusion machine developed by researchers in Germany has received support from scientific community as the reactors works as expected. The Wendelstein 7-X Nuclear Fusion reactor uses very complex stellerator system to operate. Nuclear fusion generates high amount of energy and scientists have warned about difficulty to control this high amount of energy. Nuclear stellerator concept was showcased by Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics researchers last year.

Rats love to be tickled and this German Experiment can tell more about somatosensory cortex function

Rats love to be tickled: German Research

A new study by a team of Berlin-based researchers has revealed that rats love to be tickled and they not only "giggle" but also have joyful jumping behavior.

When the researchers gave rats a 10-second tickle with a gloved hand, they found the rats enjoying an animal version of laughter. The rats not only enjoyed being tickled but also ran towards the gloved hand to be tickled again.

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Measles killing hundreds of children every day: report

Measles killing hundreds of children every day: report

Measles continue to kill hundreds of children every day even as mass vaccination campaigns have slashed the number of deaths from the disease by 79 per cent worldwide since 2000, a U.N.-backed report revealed.

As per the report, measles vaccination campaigns saved nearly 20.3 million young lives from 2000 to 2015. But the progress has been uneven, and nearly 400 children are still dying from measles every day.

Measles Complication Leads to Fatal Consequences for Many Patients Years after Recovery

Measles Complication Leads to Fatal Consequences for Many Patients Years after Recovery

A deadly measles complication leads to serious consequences for many, years after recovering, a new study suggests. The medical community earlier thought that the incurable measles complication, years after recovery of patient, is a rare phenomenon. However, the new study found that the deadly complication killed at least 16 children and young adults in California and it might not be as rare as earlier thought. The infection is caused when measles virus staying in the brain of patient, even years after recovery.

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