Surrogate Hound gives Birth to First Ever Puppies Conceived in Test Tubes

Surrogate Hound gives Birth to First Ever Puppies Conceived in Test Tubes

A team of researchers in the United States created the world’s first litter of puppies through in vitro fertilization (IVF). The researchers believe this breakthrough could help to eradicate disease in dogs and in humans as well.

Dr. Alexander Travis, who runs the lab at the Baker Institute for Animal Health at Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in Ithaca, New York, said they gently handled a puppy and cleaned it with a towel. Crying of the puppy was an approval for their success.

Japan’s Akatsuki Probe is finally orbiting Venus

Japan’s Akatsuki Probe is finally orbiting Venus

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) announced Wednesday that its Venus Climate Orbiter ‘Akatsuki’ has successfully entered into orbit around the second planet from the sun.

The space agency confirmed that the probe has been interned into the planet’s orbit after an initial attempt failed five years ago. With the success, Akatsuki has become the first Japanese spacecraft to enter into another planet’s orbit, JAXA added.

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Heavy Smog covers Beijing, boon for China’s Electric Car Market

Heavy Smog covers Beijing, boon for China’s Electric Car Market

Heavy blanket of smog covered Beijing on Monday and the officials issued orders to stop using vehicles for travelling. Outdoor barbequing was also asked to be stopped. But in between all these problems, the one that is benefiting from smog is the electric car market.

Seeing the high spread of hazardous smog, Beijing issued a first pollution ‘red alert’ on Monday. Officials in order to combat the harmful smog ordered to limit the use of conventional petrol-powered and hybrid cars to alternate days.

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No alien megastructure present around KIC 8462852: Research

No alien megastructure present around KIC 8462852, confirm researchers

No evidence has been found of an advanced civilization orbiting the anomalous star KIC 8462852 and beaming intentional laser signals towards earth. The star has confused researchers for quite a long time because it used to show irregular dimming that has not been seen in another star.

This erratic dimming led to speculations that KIC 8462852 is being orbiting by a giant structure built by an extraterrestrial civilization. In order to know the truth, scientists have looked for laser pulses from the star, but did not find anything.

Apple’s streaming TV negotiations failed due to push for “skinny” channel bundle

Apple’s streaming TV negotiations failed due to push for “skinny” channel bundle

In a report released on Wednesday, tech news site Re/code’s Peter Kafka said that the streaming TV-related negotiations between Apple and content providers failed because of Apple’s insistence on a "skinny" bundle of channels --- a deal which the content providers did not agree to.

We Exhibit ‘Inattentional Deafness’ to Sound while being indulged in Visionary Task

We Exhibit ‘Inattentional Deafness’ to Sound while being indulged in Visionary Task

Have you ever tried to get attention of someone busy in reading book, playing video game or watching TV or computer? You don’t have to worry now as you are not being intentionally ignored for not receiving response from your friend. Moreover, from next time whenever your friend ignores you while doing some visional task, don’t ever fight with him. Researchers from the University College London has come up with a new term called ‘inattentional deafness’, which states that concentrating one’s attention on a visual task can makes person temporarily deaf.

Hawaii remains nation’s healthiest state for 4th consecutive year: US Health Rankings

Hawaii remains nation’s healthiest state for 4th consecutive year: US Health Rankings

Hawaii for the fourth year in a row continues to hold the title of the nation’s healthiest state, unveils US Health Rankings. The nonprofit United Health Foundation supported by United Health Group has released the 26th edition of its annual report on American health on Thursday.

The group’s state-by-state has illuminated stark differences in the rates of diseases, behaviors and public health investments in the US states. The rankings are vital as officials do consider them before they come with programs to address certain health issues including obesity and smoking.

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Salty regions could be behind bright spots on Dwarf planet Ceres: NASA Research

Salty regions could be behind bright spots on Dwarf planet Ceres: NASA Research

Ceres has been throwing mysteries on astronomers and the recently noticed bright spots on the dwarf planet were hot topic of discussion among space scientists. NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has sent some close images of Ceres and NASA team working on the project has made a video with the images taken by Dawn mission. The bright spots on Ceres could be due to high salt concentration regions on the dwarf planet.

Solar Super-flare is possible, but conditions required are extremely unlikely to occur on Sun: Study

Solar Super-flare is possible, but conditions required are extremely unlikely to occur on Sun: Study

After finding a solar super-flare on a star similar to our sun has led researchers predict that earth’s sun is also capable of producing such super-flare that can prove destructing for earth. Researchers at University of Warwick located the super-flare on the star, called KIC9655129, using data gathered by NASA’s Kepler space telescope.

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