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NASA's Fermi Telescope Picks Up Gamma Rays Near Black Hole Merger Producing Gravitational Waves

NASA's Fermi telescope was able to detect gamma ray bursts near a black hole merger, a gravitational wave source. The discovery may pave the way for better understanding of how the universe works.

Space April 19, 2016

Immunotherapy Drug Nivolumab Increases Survival Rate Of Melanoma Patients By Up To Five Years

Nivolumab was shown to increase the five-year survival rate of patients with melanoma. The immunotherapy drug showed this promising result during its phase I clinical trial.

Life April 19, 2016

McDonald's To Try Out All-You-Can Eat Fries

The McDonald's of the future is set to try all-you-can-eat fries option for customers. The upcoming restaurant at St. Joseph, Missouri will also have kiosks where people can customize their meals, taking the fast food experience to a whole new level.

Life April 19, 2016

Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant Disaster Still Haunts The World 30 Years After Incident

The Chernobyl disaster three-decade anniversary will happen this year. The catastrophe at the nuclear power plant still haunts and affects people and the environment 30 years later.

Earth/Environment April 19, 2016

Tattoo-Like Electronic Skin Can Track Heart Rate, Blood Sugar

A tattoo-like electronic skin invented by Japanese researchers may monitor heart rate and blood sugar levels. The invention is said to have an array of applications, not only in the field of health and fitness, but also in the engineering and fashion world as well.

Life April 18, 2016

New Dwarf Galaxy Found Orbiting The Milky Way

Astronomers spotted a new dwarf galaxy orbiting the Milky Way. The galaxy called Crater 2 is so dark that experts were initially unable to identify it despite its existence.

Space April 18, 2016

New CMS Primary Care Model To Give More Flexibility To Doctors

The CMS launched a new payment scheme to give doctors more flexibility and patients, better care. The Comprehensive Primary Care Plus aims to achieve improved health care delivery by paying doctors based on the value of their services.

Life April 17, 2016

Diabetes Drug Metformin May Cut Cancer Death Risk

Metformin may help reduce cancer death risk, a new study has found. The old diabetes drug may then have the potential to be a valuable drug for patients with both cancer and diabetes.

Life April 16, 2016

Humans Better Than AI At Solving Quantum Computing Problems

Humans are still better than AI when it comes to quantum computing, a new study has found. While computers may possess advanced features, they lack an essential thing humans have: intuition.

Energy April 16, 2016

Flexible Wallpaper Camera Can Wrap Around Object To Produce 360 Degree Image

Researchers have created a flexible wallpaper camera that is made out of very thin material. The camera can wrap around objects and capture 360 degree images.

April 16, 2016

Doctors Find It Difficult To Advise Patients About End-Of-Life Care

Doctors are unsure about discussing end-of-life care to their patients, a new poll has found. Doctors are unsure of what to say, with some admitting that having these discussions were not part of their formal training.

Life April 16, 2016

UK Doctors Live-Stream Cancer Surgery: How Virtual Reality Can Help Medicine Students

UK doctors were able to live stream a cancer surgery, providing 360-degree views of the procedure. The technology, which uses virtual reality, may help boost how medicine students learn vital information.

Life April 15, 2016

Parasitic Worms May Help Treat Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Parasitic worms may help treat inflammatory bowel disease, a new study has found. Conditions such as Crohn's disease may benefit from worm therapy as it changes the composition of the gut microbiota, in a way that is beneficial to the host.

Life April 15, 2016

Greenland Experiences Unexpected Early Ice Melt Due To Geothermal Heat

Greenland ice sheets are unexpectedly melting early. A new study found that geothermal heat that dates back to millions of years ago may play a crucial role in this event.

Earth/Environment April 15, 2016

Russian Scientists Create Long-Distance Quantum Communication Device That Cannot Be Hacked

Russian scientists were able to create a long-distance quantum communication device that cannot be intercepted by hackers. The system may specifically transfer single-photon quantum signal safely and efficiently.

Energy April 15, 2016

Mother's Eulogy For Daughter Who Died Of Heroin Overdose Moves Hearts, Goes Viral

A mother's eulogy for daughter who died due to heroin overdose went viral. The mother posted the entire message on Facebook and tugged many heartstrings even after the wake was over.

Society April 15, 2016

This Fertility App For Smartphones Is As Effective As Contraceptive Pill

A new study found that fertility app Natural Cycles is as effective as using contraceptive pills. The app showed high rates of efficiency in determining the different periods in the menstrual cycle, thus, helping women achieve pregnancy and contraception goals.

Life April 15, 2016

Teen Kidnapped By Dad For 13 Years Forgives, Pleads Court Judge To Release His Father From Jail

A teen kidnapped by his dad 13 years ago pleaded a court judge to release his father from jail. Although the boy lived a completely different life, he said he had forgiven his father and would not want him to go to prison.

Society April 14, 2016

Doctors Successfully Separate Conjoined Twins In Texas

Doctors were able to successfully perform surgery to separate conjoined twins from Texas. The babies are now out of surgery and doing well.

Life April 14, 2016

Exxon Responds To Climate Change Investigations, Takes Matters To Court

Exxon Mobil has responded to climate change investigations that aim to bring the company down. The oil and gas firm has submitted court papers to halt a subpoena against the company.

Earth/Environment April 14, 2016

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