NASA’s Hubble Telescope Spots ‘Cosmic Lightsaber Slices’ through Clouds

NASA’s Hubble Telescope Spots ‘Cosmic Lightsaber Slices’ through Clouds

With the release of the latest installment in the movie franchise, Star Wars is raging fever over the Internet. Similarly, NASA has released out a vaguely Stars-Wars themed image on Thursday. NASA’s Hubble space telescope has captured stunning image showing powerful lightsaber slices through the dark matter of dust and gas surrounding it. The lghtsaber is expected to have formed by two beams of light shooting out from their star at supersonic speeds to create two jets that look like the double-sided lightsaber.

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‘Unauthorized Code’ in NetScreen Juniper Firewalls is behind Decryption of Encrypted VPN Traffic

‘Unauthorized Code’ in NetScreen Juniper Firewalls is behind Decryption of Encrypted VPN Traffic

In the era of computers and super-computers, we can expect to have hackers too. Though, the data on Internet is stored in encrypted format with full security, but sometimes there seems to have loopholes that allow hackers to steal personal data. Similar incident has been reported by Juniper Networks, in which NetScreen firewalls using ScreenOS 6.2.0r15 through 6.2.0r18 and 6.3.0r12 through 6.3.0r20 have been affected with unauthorized code that surreptitiously decrypts traffic sent through virtual private networks (VPN).

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Antibiotics in comparison to surgery is a cheaper and effective alternative, finds study

Antibiotics in comparison to surgery is a cheaper and effective alternative, finds study

Treatment historically for appendicitis has remained surgery, but a new study has unveiled antibiotics can be as good as surgery and may be even better than it in many cases among children. Children who were treated with antibiotics rather than surgery in which appendix is removed produced slightly better outcomes.

The researchers said that in around 75% of the cases in which child having appendicitis treated with antibiotics rather than surgery, a year later, the children recover and never required to undergo surgery to remove their appendix.

4.5-Foot-long, 200-year-old Salamander discovered Lurking in Remote Chinese Cave

4.5-Foot-long, 200-year-old Salamander discovered Lurking in Remote Chinese Cave

Researchers say they have found a 200-year-old endangered giant salamander in a cave in China. The People’s Daily online reported that the giant amphibians are more than four feet long and weigh about 114 pounds.

The paper also reported that size of the Chinese giant salamander, Andrias davidianus, is not surprising as it can grow to more than six feet long. The finding has grabbed attention because the salamander species is critically endangered. The researchers moved the ancient animal to a research facility.

Amid E. coli outbreak, Chipotle Withdraws Its 2016 Comp Guidance

Amid E. coli outbreak, Chipotle Withdraws Its 2016 Comp Guidance

Chipotle Mexican Grill after being badly hit by E. coli outbreak has presented bleak Q4 earnings. The company even withdrew its 2016 comp guidance after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said new cases of E. coli infections have been linked to the restaurant.

Chipotle in a statement said on Friday, “They have taken aggressive actions to implement industry-leading food safety and food handling practices in all of its restaurants and throughout its supply chain”.

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Trader Joe's issues Recall on Triple Ginger Brew after reports of Exploding

Trader Joe's issues Recall on Triple Ginger Brew after reports of Exploding

Chain of specialty grocery stores, Trader Joe's, has made an announcement to recall its Triple Ginger Brew beverage on a national scale after people claimed that many unopened bottles are exploding and shattering on shelves.

Monrovia headquartered Trader Joe's said in a statement that people who have bought its Triple Ginger Brew should handle the bottles with care. They should dispose of bottles right after in a container, the company added.

Scientists find new species of dinosaur with an intriguing appendage: a ‘sail’ on its back

Scientists find new species of dinosaur with an intriguing appendage: a ‘sail’ on its back

A new species of dinosaur with a fascinating appendage, a ‘sail’ on its back, has been discovered by scientists. So far, scientists have no idea about what was the purpose of this unique feature for the dinosaur.

They have been pondering over it, guessing could the feature have helped the animal in regulating body temperature? Or, did the dinosaur arrogantly use the sail for showoff?

In a paper published on Wednesday in the journal ‘PLOS ONE’, researchers have described the new dinosaur species as Morelladon beltrani.

Girls born conjoined at skull and membrane revisit hospital that separated them 13 years back

Girls born conjoined at skull and membrane revisit hospital that separated them 13 years back

Over 13 years after getting separate, formerly conjoined twin sisters Maria de Jesus and Maria Teresa Alvarez, also known as the ‘Las Dos Marias’, gave a visit at the Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA. They brought cheer to the doctors and nurses who were behind their separation.

As per the UCLA website, the identical twin sisters were just a year old when they went under a complicate, complex and draining 23-hour long surgery for separation. They were born conjoined at the skull and membrane that shields and protects the brain.

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Astrazeneca to Acquire 55% Stake in Acerta for $4 Billion

Astrazeneca to Acquire 55% Stake in Acerta for $4 Billion

AstraZeneca said on Thursday that it has signed a deal to buy 55% stake in the privately held biotech firm Acerta Pharma for $4 billion. The new deal will provide Acerta an access to a new type of drug for fighting blood cancers.

As per the deal, AstraZeneca will pay $2.5 billion right now and the left amount will be paid either on receipt of the first regulatory approval for the medicine acalabrutinib or at the end of 2018, depending on what will come first.

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