New Temperature Record Set in the Arctic as per NOAA Data

New Temperature Record Set in the Arctic as per NOAA Data

Grim picture has been portrayed of the Arctic, which for second consecutive year continues to warm faster than any other place in the world. The annual Arctic Report Card: 2015 Update released by the federal National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has unveiled that Arctic warming has resulted into decline in walrus population as they are heavily dependent on the ice sheets.

Researchers Hunt for Christmas Spirit using MRI Scan

Researchers Hunt for Christmas Spirit using MRI Scan

This holiday season, Danish researchers are looking for where the Christmas spirit resides in different people. They used MRI technique and tongue-in-cheek scientific methods as a way to bring some humor into the scientific field. During the research period, researchers looked at 10 participants who celebrated Christmas and 10 who didn't celebrate the holiday.

Makers of WEN hair care products to vigorously contest allegations filed in class-action lawsuit

Makers of WEN hair care products to vigorously contest allegations filed in class-action lawsuit

A class-action lawsuit has been filed against the makers of the hair-care line WEN. The case filed by over 200 women from 40 different states has alleged that the products have made them bald and in some cases rashes.

The case has been filed against hairstylist Chaz Dean and direct marketing company Guthy-Renker, marketing head of the product in the in California Federal Court. It is not the first lawsuit against WEN, as many such have been filed in recent years. This particular case has attracted the attention owing to its size of scope.

Lonesome George could stage a comeback from extinction

Lonesome George could stage a comeback from extinction

The world mourned the death of Lonesome George and said that the last tortoise on that Galapagos Island has gone, and yet another subspecies was extinct. However, three years after its death, scientists in Ecuador and the US now believe that they might have discovered a way to ‘bring it back’ with the help of pioneering methods for reviving both the extinct Pinta Island species to whom George belonged.

High Energy Gamma Rays from Faraway Galaxy spotted by VERITAS

High Energy Gamma Rays from Faraway Galaxy spotted by VERITAS

NASA said its astronomers have detected powerful gamma rays in the universe. A flare of gamma rays that the astronomers have spotted is generated by a galaxy halfway across the universe, the space agency reported.

When many high energy gamma rays slammed the earth’s atmosphere, large amount of light is produced. It is the first time when astronomers have spotted such powerful high energy light coming from a faraway galaxy. NASA believes the new observations may allow astronomers look into that distant galaxy, known as PKS 1441+25, and the black hole present in its center.

Tech Giants Join Hands to Donate $1 Billion to AI Non-Profit

Tech Giants Join Hands to Donate $1 Billion to a Non-Profit

Some famous tech giants have collaborated to give $1 billion to a non-profit called Open AI and Artificial Intelligence research group. The main aim of the research group is to ‘advance digital intelligence’ to a point at which it can help humans.

SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk in a joint effort with Y Combinator president Sam Altman, LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman, and Musk’s PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel, hope that this donation will help Open AI to function freely without worrying about generating a financial return.

Alarming Decline in NIH-funded clinical trials, but number of industry-funded trials exploding

Alarming Dip in NIH-funded clinical trials, but number of industry-funded trials exploding

At one place, the number of clinical trials funded by the National Institutes of Health, which is the nation's largest funder of biomedical research, has significantly declined over the past decade and on the other hand, the number of trials funded by pharmaceutical industry has exploded.

The research paper has unveiled that the NIH-sponsored trials have reduced from 1,376 in 2006 to 1,048 in 2014. In the same time-frame, industry-sponsored trials have increased by around 2,000, reaching 6,500 registered in 2014.

Arctic’s air temperature in 2015 sets new records: NOAA Report

Arctic’s air temperature in 2015 sets new records: NOAA Report

The Arctic Report Card 2015 by NOAA has found air temperature in 2015 across Arctic to be significantly up, the highest since records began in 1900. Rise in air and sea surface temperatures, declining ice thickness, depletion in walrus population and shift in behavior of fish are among the changes noticed by the researchers.

Children With ADHD have Weaker Brain Connections in Networks Linked with Attention

ADHD Children Tend to have Weaker Brain Connections in Brain Networks Linked with Attention

On doing MRI brain scans of 180 children with and without attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) condition, researchers found weaker brain connections among brain networks that help the mind focus in children with ADHD. The published online Dec. 15 in the journal Biological Psychiatry showed weaker bran connections in brain networks lined with attention in children with the disorder. The findings clear throw light on the fact that children with ADHD differ from other kids in the way their brains are wired.

Know How Dogs Raise Fluids While Drinking

Know How Dogs Raise Fluids into Their Mouths to Drink

A team of researchers conducted an interesting study to find the hidden truth behind messy drinking style of dogs. The team, during their study, found how dogs raise fluids into their mouths to drink anything.

The team, for the study, compared the data on how dogs drink with the data from the previous studies of cats. They found that even though feline and canine mouths had same structures, their approach to drink anything was different.

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