Submitted by Luis Georg on Tue, 02/21/2017 - 11:22
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.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Tue, 02/21/2017 - 05:19
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.
Submitted by Diana Bretting on Mon, 02/20/2017 - 10:55
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.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Mon, 02/20/2017 - 10:53
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.
Submitted by Diana Bretting on Sun, 02/19/2017 - 10:51
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.
Submitted by Diana Bretting on Sun, 02/19/2017 - 06:46
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.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Sat, 02/18/2017 - 10:12
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.
Submitted by Diana Bretting on Sat, 02/18/2017 - 10:10
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.
Submitted by Diana Bretting on Fri, 02/17/2017 - 05:51
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.