YouTube adds 360-degree animation video to its line-up, with help from makers of ‘Wallace and Gromit’

YouTube adds 360-degree animation video to its line-up, with help from makers of ‘Wallace and Gromit’

In an announcement, the search engine giant, Google, said that it has started bringing its latest interactive 360-degree videos on YouTube known as Spotlight Stories. It first mini-movie titled ‘Special Delivery’ is an animated short with holiday theme, and is created by Aardman Animations. Now, you can watch it on the web and on Android devices.

Hunters and Farmers Maintained Same Population Growth

Hunters and Farmers Maintained Same Population Growth

Researchers from the University of Wyoming and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics carried out a new radiocarbon analysis to compare the population growth rate of the prehistoric hunter-gatherers societies and farming societies. The analysis revealed that surprisingly the population growth rate of both the societies was same. The results contradict the general opinion that the human population increased rapidly after the dawn of agriculture 10,000-12,000 years ago.

Surgeons Freeze Testicular Tissue for Future Reproduction

Surgeons Freeze Testicular Tissue for Future Reproduction

Surgeons have removed a wedge of testicular tissue from one of testes of Nathan, a nine year old boy suffering from brain tumor. Nathan’s sperm stem cells are present in the collected sample collected. It is expected that the cells will remain in viable condition if frozen slowly inside the small amount of testicular tissue.

Labour Party says Chancellor’s £3.8bn boost may not help NHS much

Labour Party says Chancellor’s £3.8bn boost may not help NHS much

The Labour Party has said that Chancellor George Osborne’s assurance of a £3.8bn financial boost for the NHS in England next year has "unravelled".

The Department of Health, for its part, claims the aim behind the package was to help hospitals improve finances with tough controls on agency staff and management consultants. Some measures to bring down costs, which have already been decided by government efficiency adviser Lord Carter, too would be introduced.

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FDA approves orphan drug selexipag for treatment of adults with PAH

FDA approves orphan drug selexipag for treatment of adults with PAH

The orphan drug selexipag (Uptravi, Actelion) has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treatment of adults suffering from pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). PAH is a chronic and progressive rare lung disease that can cause premature death or require transplantation.

An oral IP prostacyclin receptor agonist, Selexipag, relaxes muscles to widen blood vessels and reduces the elevated pressure in the vessels that supply blood to the lungs.

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911 Dispatcher Helps Mother Whose Newborn Baby Was Not Breathing

911 Dispatcher Helps Mother Whose Newborn Baby Was Not Breathing

There have been cases in the past where a mother delivered baby on way to hospital, but this new case is bit different as a delivery room was inside the family truck. The couple here was guided via telephone by a 911 dispatcher how to make their newborn baby breathe.

Kristen said it was 2 a.m. on December 18 and she realized on the way that they will not be able to make it to reach in time.

The couple called 911 when a new 911 dispatcher in Utah William Kalaher took the call and had a surprise test when he had to help birth a baby via the telephone.

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Judicial Watch sues NOAA for Documents related to Controversial Climate Change Study

Judicial Watch sues NOAA for Documents related to Controversial Climate Change Study

The conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch has revealed that it has filed a court case against a government agency for seeking records related to a climate change research. The lawsuit announced Tuesday was filed in the US District Court on December 2.

Vitamin D may lead to healthy and hasty recovery among patients after weight- loss surgery

Vitamin D may lead to healthy and hasty recovery among patients after weight- loss surgery

Seasonal sun exposure plays an important role in recovery process after a person undergoes weight loss surgery, finds a study by Johns Hopkins University. The research based on the assessment of over 930,000 patient records reveal interplay among vitamin D status, seasons, geography and surgery outcomes.

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