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Apple temporarily disables watchOS 3.1.1 update

Apple temporarily disables watchOS 3.1.1 update

According to a MacRumors report, Apple has temporarily pulled its recently-released to watchOS 3.1.1 software update for the Apple Watch.

The watchOS 3.1.1 software update was rolled out by Apple on Monday, December 12. The update, among other things, offered support for Unicode 9.0 emoji, and unfolded some bug fixes and performance enhancements.

As a result of Apple’s temporary disabling of its watchOS 3.1.1 software update shortly after launching it, the most recent watchOS version now available for the accompanying iOS Watch app is the watchOS 3.1 version.

NASA's Curiosity rover detects boron on surface of Mars

In a first of its kind, NASA's Curiosity rover science team detected element Boron on the surface of Mars, indicating the potential for long-term habitable groundwater in the ancient past.

The finding provides more clues about water habitability.

The findings were discussed in San Francisco during the American Geophysical Union conference

"No prior mission to Mars has found boron," said a postdoctoral researcher Patrick Gasda from Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Can water balloons bounce off from bed of nails?

Can water balloons bounce off from bed of nails?

A new study finds that water-filled balloons behave very similar to tiny water droplets, by bouncing them on a bed of nails.

Researchers from Roskilde University in the Denmark explained that water-filled balloons began to retract in the air rather than on the surface because some of the material penetrates into the nail pattern, recoils and -- if the impact velocity is high enough -- lifts the balloon off the bed of nails before it has time to retract.

The findings were published in the journal of Physics.

‘AirPods’ are now available to order from Apple’s online store for $159

‘AirPods’ are now available to order from Apple’s online store for $159

After weeks of speculation about when Apple will launch its much-awaited 'AirPods,' the wireless headphones are, finally, now available to order from the company's online store. The cost of the AirPods is $159.

With the AirPods now available for order on Apple.com, the first customers who have placed their orders have been told that the shipments of the wireless headphones is presently estimated to commence on December 21 in the US.

Mystery solved behind missing penis bone!

Mystery solved behind missing penis bone!

Ever wondered, why unlike most mammals, men have no bones in their penis? A new study explains the mystery of lost baculum (penis bone) in the human lineage tends to be monogamous-- where you are married to, or in a sexual relationship with, one person at a time.

The research, published in the Royal Society journal Proceedings B, shows that the ancestral mammal, like humans, did not have a baculum - but both ancestral primates and carnivores did.

Socially isolated cancer patients face higher recurrence, mortality rates

Socially isolated cancer patients face higher recurrence, mortality rates

A new study finds that more socially isolated breast cancer survivors are at higher rates of recurrence and mortality, than women with larger social networks experienced better outcomes.

Researchers from the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research in Oakland, California, published the study online in the journal of CANCER.

That lemon slice in your drink can do more harm than good

That lemon slice in your drink can do more harm than good

Washington D.C. [USA], Dec. 13 : That pre-sliced pieces of lime in your festive gin or non-alcoholic beverage in bars and restaurants might not be the best thing as these slices may cause infectious diseases at various body sites, warns a new study.

The Journal of Environmental Health conducted and published a study that investigated how hygienic lemon slices in bars and restaurants are.

Researchers from New York University's school of medicine swabbed lemon slices which accompanied drinks at 21 different restaurants.

Here's how! Underage binge drinking linked to sexual assault

Here's how! Underage binge drinking linked to sexual assault

Underage college-goers, who frequently go to bars and parties, booze five or more drinks in a row, are more likely to have sexually assaulted a woman in the first five semesters of college, warns a new study.

According to researchers from the University at Buffalo in the US, an individual student's likelihood of being a perpetrator increased during semesters in which he attended more parties and bars than his usual amount.

Educating about bed bugs promote awareness, prevention in schools

Educating about bed bugs promote awareness, prevention in schools

Educating teachers and students about bed bugs, parasitic insects that feed exclusively on blood, can be a powerful tool to deal with spread of pests.

Schools are often a primary avenue through which the pest can spread, as it hitches a ride from one place to another in clothes and book bags.

A team of scientists, educators, pest management professionals, public health officials and social service agencies created bed bugs and book bags, an experiential-learning curriculum available for free from the Jacksonville Bed Bug Task Force and the University of Florida.

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