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Second Successful Penis Transplant Will Have To Be Corrected With Medical Tattooing: Here's Why

A team of surgeons at the Stellenbosch University and Tygerberg Academic Hospital performed the second successful penis transplant on April 21. However, it would need to be corrected with medical tattooing.

Public Health

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Becomes The First African To Head WHO

In a closed door vote, Ethiopia’s Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was elected the director general of WHO. Tedros beat Great Britain’s David Nabarro and is the first African to head WHO.

Public Health

NASA Releases An Image Showing How The Earth Looked From Space 48 Years Ago

NASA on Thursday, May 18, released an aerial image of Earth taken from space. In 1969, the crew of Apollo 10 lunar orbital space mission captured the image from a distance of 36,000 nautical miles.

Space May 21, 2017

Samsung Working On Kids Mode For Its Gear VR Headset

Reports revealed that Samsung intends to develop a Kids Mode for its Gear VR headset. A Kids Mode app already exists for the Samsung Galaxy smartphones.

Gadgets May 20, 2017

Ellen Ochoa And Michael Foale Inducted To NASA Astronaut Hall Of Fame

Former NASA astronauts Ellen Ochoa and Michael Foale were inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame. NASA’s Kennedy Space Center director Bob Cabana presided over the ceremony.

Space May 20, 2017

Will Galaxy Note 8 Be The First Samsung Smartphone With Dual Camera?

The Galaxy Note 8 may not be the first Samsung smartphone to sport a dual-camera setup. Alleged images of the Galaxy C10 with a dual-rear camera setup surfaced online, but their authenticity is circumspect.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 20, 2017

Scientists Are A Step Closer To Produce Limitless Supply Of Blood

Scientists made a breakthrough discovery where they found a method to produce limitless blood supply. This procedure could potentially be used to treat blood disorders and life-threatening infections.

Public Health May 19, 2017

Want To Reduce The Risk Of Death From Colon Cancer? Healthy Lifestyle Could Help

A new study indicated that maintaining a healthy lifestyle and diet will reduce colon cancer death risk. The researchers also emphasized the importance of medical treatment for colon cancer.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 19, 2017

Lead Test By Magellan Diagnostics For Children And Women May Yield Inaccurate Results: FDA

The FDA and CDC alerted Americans of faulty lead tests Magellan Diagnostics conducts. Children and women who underwent such tests were advised to go for a retest.

Public Health May 18, 2017

Researchers Stumble Upon Potentially New Energy Source While Drilling Into An Earthquake Fault

Researchers discovered hot water while drilling into the Alpine Fault in New Zealand. The water reached a temperature of 100 degrees Celsius at a depth of just 630 meters.

Energy May 18, 2017

Meet KalamSat: World's Smallest Satellite Designed By A Teen

An 18-year old teen from India created the smallest and lightest satellite ever dubbed KalamSat. The science genius used 3D-printed reinforced carbon fiber to create the satellite, which will be launched by NASA in June.

Space May 18, 2017

Narcan Revives Pet Rat Overdosed On Heroin: Here's What Happened

A pet rat called Snuggles overdosed on heroin was revived with the help of Narcan in Vancouver, Canada. The owner brought the pet rat to the Overdose Prevention Site where the antidote saved the creature.

Public Health May 18, 2017

How Effective And Safe Is Medical Abortion Via Online Telemedicine?

A new study deemed online Telemedicine service a safe and effective method for non-invasive abortion. Post an online consultation, these services provided drugs for abortion in countries that have strict abortion laws.

Public Health May 17, 2017

Is The Climate On Exoplanet Proxima B Suitable To Sustain Life?

A new study took tentative steps toward exploring the climate of newly-discovered exoplanet Proxima B. The exoplanet is believed to boast an environment that is conducive to support life.

Space May 17, 2017

Google Updates Maps App: Here's How It Can Show You Where Exactly You Are

Google introduced Street View Images in Maps' latest update. Post the update, a user would be able to see the street images, as well as the correct turns one needs to take to reach their desired destination.

Google May 16, 2017

Campi Flegrei Volcano Approaching A Critical Stage: Closer To An Eruption?

A new study indicated that the Campi Flegrei volcano in southern Italy may erupt sooner than expected. The eruption could occur due to massive energy build-up in the volcano for the past few decades.

Earth/Environment May 16, 2017

Well-Preserved 'Dinosaur Mummy' Dating Back 110-Million-Years Found In Alberta

Scientists found well-preserved fossilized remains of a ‘dinosaur mummy’ that dated back 110 million years. The fossilized remains of the dinosaur were discovered in Alberta, Canada.

Ancient May 15, 2017

Watch 'Surviving Mars' Trailer: This Upcoming Game Is All About Colonizing The Red Planet

Paradox Interactive revealed a teaser trailer of its upcoming strategy management game 'Surviving Mars.' The gameplay requires players to plan and build colonies on the Red Planet.

Video Games May 15, 2017

Fond Of Eating Sushi And Other Undercooked Seafood? It Could Cause Anisakiasis Caused By Parasites

Scientists cautioned people about a particular dangerous strain of parasite, which infests raw fish and seafood. The parasite infested food when consumed and caused severe stomach pain, vomiting, and many other digestive problems.

Public Health May 14, 2017

Astronauts Complete 200th Spacewalk At ISS: Mission Accomplished, New Records Set

Astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer took part in the 200th ISS spacewalk on Friday, May 12. The EVA was planned so that the duo could perform a series of tasks, but it was delayed due to technical issues.

Space May 14, 2017

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