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Poachers killed 25,000 elephants in Africa’s Minkebe National Park: survey

Poachers killed 25,000 elephants in Africa’s Minkébé National Park: survey

Poachers have killed as many as 25,000 forest elephants in Africa’s Minkebe National Park within a decade, according to a fresh survey by Duke University researchers.

Lead researcher John Poulson, an assistant professor of tropical ecology at Duke University, wrote in the newly published study that population of elephants in the national park, which has been a key sanctuary for the species, slipped 78 per cent from 2004 to 2014.

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Woolly Mammoth could be back from Extinction within Two years: Harvard Researchers

Woolly Mammoth could be back from Extinction within Two years: Harvard Researchers

Wooly Mammoths could be back from extinction within two years as per Harvard University research team working on a major resurrection project. Genetic research experts have been working for the past two year on the project at Harvard University research labs. The team has been working on recreating DNA blueprint of Wooly Mammoths. While many geneticist are excited about this groundbreaking project, some have raised ethical issues about recreating Wooly Mammoths.

APA warns members not to psychoanalyze President Trump

APA warns members not to psychoanalyze President Trump

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) has warned its members not to psychoanalyze President Donald Trump, saying it breeches the organization’s code of ethics.

The APA issued the warning after multiple psychologists psychoanalyzed Mr. Trump’s behavior, and claimed that he is a psychopath or a sociopath – terms that are often misunderstood. Some professional psychologists claimed that Mr. Trump is suffering from a personality disorder.

NASA remains optimistic about Juno spacecraft’s current 53-day orbit

NASA remains optimistic about Juno spacecraft’s current 53-day orbit

NASA scientists remain optimistic that the decision to keep the Juno spacecraft in its current 53-day orbit of Jupiter for the remainder of its mission will yield positive and spectacular results.

The U.S. government-run space agency recently announced that Juno will remain in its current, long orbital period instead of shifting to previously planned 14-day orbit. The decision followed a Juno engine malfunction that occurred in October 2016.

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SpaceX all set to launch ISS resupply mission from historic KSC pad

SpaceX all set to launch ISS resupply mission from historic KSC pad

SpaceX is all set to launch a Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon cargo craft from the same Kennedy Space Center (KSC) pad that was used to launch men to the Moon nearly five decades ago.

The Elon Musk-led private space firm has plans to launch the Falcon 9 rocket carrying the Dragon cargo craft for the International Space Station (ISS) at 10:01 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017.

Flu deaths on the rise in Idaho

Flu deaths on the rise in Idaho

Idaho public health officials continue to urge residents to get vaccinated and take other precautions against flu/influenza as deaths from the contagious disease are on the rise in the state.

Dr. Leslie Tengelsen, flu surveillance coordinator for the Idaho state, has warned that flu has claimed at least 47 lives in the state so far this season. The figure makes it the most severe flu season since the year of 2000.

President Trump Faces Another Campaign Against Him on Psychiatric Grounds

President Trump Faces Another Campaign Against Him on Psychiatric Grounds

President Trump is facing many protests across the United States for recent executive orders he has passed. Now, his opponents have started many petitions to term him incapable of leading the United States on psychiatric grounds. A new letter to editor of The New York Times, published by the newspaper has claimed that on psychiatric grounds, Donald Trump is not capable of leading the country. The NY Times report added that many mental health professionals have disregarded the ethics and have commented on mental health of President Trump.

NASA spacecraft spots building blocks of life on Ceres

NASA spacecraft spots building blocks of life on Ceres

Further boosting scientists’ interest in Ceres, U.S. space agency NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has for the first time spotted organic molecules, the carbon-containing building blocks of life, on the dwarf planet.

Dawn spotted the organic molecules on Ceres using its visible & infrared mapping spectrometer instrument near the dwarf planet’s 33-mile-wide Ernutet crater.

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Vitamin D supplements protect against respiratory infections: study

Vitamin D supplements protect against respiratory infections: study

Vitamin D supplements help in reducing the risk of developing acute respiratory infections, particularly among vitamin D-deficient people, according to a new study.

A team of researchers led by Dr. Adrian R. Martineau of the Queen Mary University of London, UK, found in the study that vitamin D supplementation resulted in a notable reduction in the proportion of participating patients who were suffering at least 1 acute respiratory tract infection.

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Rare disease claims one life in Bronx area

Rare disease claims one life in Bronx area

An extremely rare and potentially lethal bacteria spread by rat urine has killed at least one person in the Bronx area and left two others struggling for their lives, the city's health officials have confirmed.

Braulio Balbuena Flores, 44, who lived with his 73-year-old mother Rosa Flores and other family members in an illegal basement unit in the affected building in city died following an unspecific illness.

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