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Country Birds at a Higher Risk of Contracting West Nile Virus, asserts Study

Country Birds at a Higher Risk of Contracting West Nile Virus, asserts Study

The West Nile virus is back with a bang! A recent report indicates a high presence of the mosquito-borne diseases, attributable to the rising incidence of West Nile virus. The researchers found hundreds of dead birds from 33 counties in California to be positive for the virus.

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First Americans came from Siberia around 23,000 years ago: study

First Americans came from Siberia around 23,000 years ago: study

A new research has debunked the decades-old popular idea that Native Americans draw their genetic heritage from Polynesians or people from the European Continent.

According to the new research, conducted by a team of genetics experts from Harvard Medical School, the first humans to reach the American Continent came from Siberia in a single group nearly 23,000 years ago, at the peak of the last Ice Age. Siberia is now a part of Russia.

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Oregon Researchers Develop a Healthier Bacon Substitute

Oregon Researchers Develop a Healthier Bacon Substitute

In a remarkable discovery, researchers from the Oregon State University have come up with a new strain of dulse, an edible seaweed that is twice as nutritional as kale and has a bacon-like flavor. However, compared to the fattening bacon, dulse is a much healthier option.

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Funeral Directors face Increased Risk of ALS due to Frequent and Intense Formaldehyde Exposure

Funeral Directors face Increased Risk of ALS due to Frequent and Intense Formaldehyde Exposure

A new study published in the July 13 issue of the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry asserts a probable link between continuous exposure to intense quantities of formaldehyde in embalming fluid and an increased risk to funeral directors, who might develop amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

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Scientists at Large Hadron Collider report discovery of New Particle

Scientists at Large Hadron Collider report discovery of New Particle

Scientists working at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), world’s most powerful particle collider, recently announced that they have discovered a new particle called the pentaquark.

The new particle was first discovered in 1960s, but much like the Higgs boson particle the pentaquark eluded science for decades until its detection at the LHC.

The discovery was made by the Hadron Collider's LHC experiment. Scientists at the LHC presented their findings to the journal Physical Review Letters.

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Study Asserts Giant Pandas as the New Couch Potatoes of the Animal World

Study Asserts Giant Pandas as the New Couch Potatoes of the Animal World

A study published this week in the journal Science reveals the reasons for the low energy demands of the lethargic giant pandas. The study aimed to decipher how these massive giant pandas, which only eat bamboo, survive on such a low-nutrient food that they can barely digest.

The Researchers tracked five captive pandas and three wild pandas and recorded their daily energy expenditure (DEE).

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Research Links Climate Change to Bumblebee Decline in North America and Europe

Research Links Climate Change to Bumblebee Decline in North America and Europe

In a new study released on Thursday as a report in the journal Science, researchers have proved that climate change has had a huge impact in the decline of bumblebee species across North America and Europe. Now, many host fewer species than they earlier used to.

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Climate Change could be a big threat for polar bears

Climate Change could be a big threat for polar bears

According to reports, global warming could badly affect polar bears. It was found by the scientists that climate change will have bad impact on the state of their populations in their range. They reached the conclusion after looking at the condition of polar bears in detail.

In order to look at the prospects for polar bear populations in the four eco-regions, including their range, the researchers made use of models. In their research, they also used current sea ice projects from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for two greenhouse gas emission conditions.

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Smell test could help diagnose autism: Researchers

Smell test could help diagnose autism: Researchers

According to researchers, a test for autism could be introduced considering the way children sniff different aromas. The research has been done by scientists from Israel. It was found that participants spent more time inhaling the delightful aroma of a bouquet of roses compared to the foul smell of rotting fish.

The children participated in a 10 minute experiment, in which a red tube released either pleasant or unpleasant odours to the nose and the green tube observed changes in patterns of breathing.

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Less sleep could help people with traumatic memories and flashbacks

Less sleep could help people with traumatic memories and flashbacks

It is usually thought that a good night’s sleep helps one stay away from diseases. However, those who have undergone through traumatic event could face problem when it comes to sleep. And according to a new study, if one deprives himself of sleep, they could be benefited in case of flashbacks of traumatic memories.

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