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Barbershop Visits May Help Lower Your Blood Pressure

Going to the barbershop can help a person lower their blood pressure, according to a new study. It has been seen that the ambiance of barbershops is conducive to men being more open to suggestions of visiting a doctor.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 13, 2018

Startup Company To Build 3D Print Homes For $10,000

Austin-based company ICON collaborated with non-profit New Story to build 3D printed homes for just $10,000. A model home was unveiled during the SXSW show this month.

Feature | Tech March 13, 2018

First Rechargeable Battery Uses Cheap Carbon Instead Of Lithium

A team of researchers from Australia has created the first rechargeable battery that is carbon-based instead of using lithium. The proton battery is also environment-friendly.

Energy March 12, 2018

Stealth Start-Up Launches Rogue Satellites Without FCC Permission

The Federal Communications Commission slammed the unauthorized launch of rogue satellites by Swarm Technology. The company had deployed four prototype satellites into orbit via ISRO's PSLV rocket launch in January 2018.

Space March 11, 2018

NASA Releases New Images Of Gas Giant Jupiter

The U.S. space agency released new photos of Jupiter, showing the spectacular cyclones present on the poles of the planet. The images were captured by the JIRAM instrument on the Juno spacecraft.

Space March 11, 2018

CDC Identifies Cluster Of Deadly Disease Among Dentists: What Is Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis?

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified a cluster of deadly disease among dental personnel and dentists. Called as the Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, the disease leads to scarring of the lung.

Public Health March 11, 2018

University Of Chicago's Yerkes Observatory To Close This October After 120 Years Of Service

The University of Chicago announced that the Yerkes Observatory will be shut down in October 2018. The 120-year-long association led to the birth of the modern astrophysics.

Space March 10, 2018

Amelia Earhart Mystery May Have Been Solved By New Forensic Analysis

A new forensic analysis may have solved the mystery of Amelia Earhart's disappearance. Previously misidentified bones found in the Pacific Islands in the 1940s due to the lack of development in forensic osteology could actually be those of the aviation pioneer.

Feature | Science March 9, 2018

Thousands Of Cheerleaders From 39 States Possibly Exposed To Mumps During National Event In Dallas

The All-Star National Championship event held in Dallas in February may have exposed thousands of cheerleaders to the contagious mumps disease. Texas state health officials have now sent out letters to all the participants, informing them about the same.

Public Health March 7, 2018

Hubble Discovers Dusty Material Surrounding A Young Star

Photographs taken by the Hubble Space Telescope has enabled NASA scientists to spot dusty material enveloping the young star HR 4796A. The debris disk could help researchers study the formative years of a planetary system.

Space March 7, 2018

Quantum Mechanics Rules Even The Most Massive Space Objects

A Caltech scientist has discovered that the Schrödinger Equation governs even the most massive celestial bodies. The equation is one of the fundamentals of quantum mechanics.

Energy March 7, 2018

DARPA Wants To Slow Biological Time On The Battlefield To Save Injured Soldiers

US agency DARPA created the Biostasis program to prolong the time that is crucial for an injured soldier on the battlefield to get treatment. It has been inspired by the microscopic organism tardigrade to develop the process.

Biotech March 6, 2018

Prehistoric Baby Bird Fossil Could Shed Light On Avian Evolution

A 127-million-year-old tiny fossil of a baby bird could throw light on the evolution of birds in the age of the dinosaurs. The fossil belongs to a group of prehistoric birds known as Enantiornithes.

Ancient March 6, 2018

Deadly Spider Milked To Make Anti-Venom Serum To Save Victims Of Lethal Bites

A giant specimen of one of the world's deadliest spiders has been obtained by the Australian Reptile Park. The funnel web spider, named Colossus, will be milked to produce anti-venom.

Animals March 5, 2018

Climate Change Could Double Global Sea Level Rise By 2100: NASA Study

A new study by NASA has indicated that climate change has accelerated the global sea level rise in the past few decades. The agency has projected that the global sea level rise can double by 2100.

Earth/Environment March 5, 2018

Stephen Hawking Claims To Know What Happened Before The Big Bang

World-renowned physicist Stephen Hawking claimed to know what occurred before the Big Bang. He presented his views on the 'Star Talk' show, hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson, which airs on National Geographic.

Space March 3, 2018

World's Biggest Family Tree Reveals When Americans Stopped Marrying Their Cousins

A 13-million-member family tree helped scientists know more about marriage and migration. It also enabled researchers to understand when did people in the United States stop marrying their cousins.

March 3, 2018

James Webb Space Telescope Launch Could Be Delayed Due To Snag In Sunshield

The launch of the James Webb Space Telescope could be delayed further. GAO has recently released a report explaining technical problems in the telescope's sunshield, which could delay JWST's launch.

Space March 1, 2018

Earliest Records Of Earth's Magnetic Field Reversal Found In South African Region

A team of researchers may have found out the details related to the birthplace of magnetic field reversals. The new findings pushed back the timeline of records for the magnetic field.

Earth/Environment March 1, 2018

Milky Way's Stellar Halo Supplied By Galactic Evictions

A new study made a surprising discovery about the Milky Way's halo stars. They have been found to originate in the Milky Way itself and were evicted by the galaxy.

Space March 1, 2018

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