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Tropical Birds Have Superfast Wing Muscles To Attract Mates

A species of tropical birds were found to have superfast wing movements, which they use to attract mates. Aside from speed, they are also able to exert enough limb force or strength to boost their courtship abilities.

Animals April 14, 2016

White Graphene Enables Lithium-Ion Batteries Withstand High Temperatures

Scientists were able to discover a combined electrolyte-separator for lithium-ion batteries that can withstand high temperatures. White graphene is the component that enables the compound to perform efficiently.

Energy April 14, 2016

Human Mutants Who Can Resist Diseases Could Be Key To Life-Saving New Therapies

Scientists discovered superhero DNA in 13 people with natural immunity to inherited mutated genes. Experts think this could pave the way for the development of new life-saving therapies for genetic disorders.

Life April 14, 2016

Ancient Humans Migrating From Africa Infected Neanderthals With Herpes

Neanderthals may have suffered from herpes brought by ancient humans who migrated from Africa. Researchers say this and other infectious diseases may have contributed to the demise of the species.

Life April 13, 2016

Cleaner Air In Southern California Linked To Improvement In Children's Health

A decrease in air pollution in Southern California has resulted in the improvement of children's health. Researchers found that children showed fewer respiratory symptoms alongside improved air quality in the region.

Life April 13, 2016

CRISPR/Cas Firm Intellia Files IPO, Announces $125 Million Deal With Regeneron

CRISPR firm Intellia Therapeutics filed an IPO and announced its collaboration with biopharmaceutical company Regeneron. The deal between the two companies aims to develop CRISPR/Cas technology and commercialize targets along the way.

Life April 12, 2016

Hot Super-Earths: Cooked Planets Lose Atmosphere Due To Radiation From Host Stars

The atmospheres of hot super-Earths are being stripped off by nearby host stars, a new study has found. The so-called 'cooked planets' are hounded by radiation, causing them to lose their outer gaseous layer.

Space April 12, 2016

Small Islands At Risk Of Freshwater Scarcity, May Dry Out In The Future: Study

Small islands are at risk of facing freshwater scarcity and drying out in the future, a new study has found. Researchers found that global climate models underestimated the effects of climate change on these tiny islands.

Earth/Environment April 12, 2016

NASA Kepler Spacecraft Recovers: The Reason Why It Switched To Emergency Mode

Kepler Spacecraft has finally recovered. The reason why it switched to emergency mode is still uncertain, but experts have started ruling out possibilities.

Space April 12, 2016

Lockheed, Boeing Team Up With Bigelow Aerospace To Launch Inflatable Habitats To Space For Research And Tourism

Bigelow Aerospace is partnering with United Launch Alliance, a joint venture of Lockheed and Boeing, to deliver inflatable habitats to space. Aside from scientific purposes, the partnership aims to deliver benefits to the industries of space research and tourism.

Space April 12, 2016

#SleepRevolution Campus Tour To Spark National Conversation About Importance Of Sleep

Sleep is a vital component of overall health, yet most college students fail to have adequate amounts of it. The Sleep Revolution College Tour is set to spark a national conversation about the importance of sleep and the hazards of sleep deprivation.

Life April 11, 2016

UFO Watchers Spot Millennium Falcon-Like Metal Object Above Earth

UFO watchers were able to spot a Millennium Falcon-like metal object above the Earth via NASA live feed from the International Space Station. The incident, however, was faced with controversy after NASA cut the broadcast.

Space April 11, 2016

UK's Daily Mail Eyes Bid To Acquire Yahoo

Daily Mail is said to explore bids to acquire Yahoo. The UK media company is looking at partnering with private equity firms to buy the Internet pioneer.

Deals April 11, 2016

World Wild Tiger Population Rises For the First Time In Century

The wild tiger population in the world has increased, a new analysis found. The rise in the species' population marks a rare occurrence, a first in the century.

Earth/Environment April 10, 2016

Earth Soils May Curb Global Warming By Locking Greenhouse Gases

Scientists said earth soils have the ability to lock greenhouse gases, thus curbing global warming. Despite this, experts said political, cultural and social understanding must come first for the world to realize the wonder of earth soils.

Earth/Environment April 10, 2016

Melting Ice Sheets, Changes In Water On Land Changing Earth's Rotation

Melting ice sheets and water changes on Earth is changing the Earth's rotation, a new study has found. The North and South Poles are also said to make shifts, raising concerns about the geophysical effects of climate change to the planet.

Earth/Environment April 10, 2016

Vision-Impaired Baby Sees Mom Clearly For The First Time [Video]

Baby with impaired vision saw mom for the time first after receiving his glasses. The touching moment was captured on tape and has since garnered thousands of views on social media sites.

Life April 10, 2016

Suspected Norovirus Sickens 28 University Of Minnesota Students

Suspected norovirus has sickened 28 students at the University of Minnesota. The people affected by the outbreak were residents of Frontier Hall dorm.

Life April 9, 2016

First US Uterus Transplant Failed Because of Yeast Infection

The Cleveland Clinic has revealed that the reason for failure of the first uterus transplant in the U.S. is yeast infection. The infection may be life-threatening, thus, doctors had to remove the organ immediately.

Life April 9, 2016

Hospital Software May Not Flag Unsafe Drug Prescriptions

A report suggested that hospital software may not be able to flag down unsafe drug prescriptions. Despite having the systems installed in hospital computers, the results are still pretty much the same.

Life April 9, 2016

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