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Ancient sea monster found for first time ever (Photo)

Ancient sea monster found for first time ever

An ancient sea monster hunted to extinction has been discovered on a remote Russian island. The headless remains of a Steller’s sea cow were found by nature reserve officials on the far flung Commander Islands in the Bering Sea. The 20-foot (six-metre) long beast died out in the 18th century because they were sitting targets for harpoon hunters, having no ... Read More »

Dog ownership linked to lower mortality, says new study

Dog ownership linked to lower mortality, says new study

Good news for dog owners: Man’s best friend may help lower a person’s risk of heart disease, a new study from Sweden finds. A total of more than 3.4 million individuals without any prior cardiovascular disease in 2001 were included in the researchers’ study linking together seven different national data sources, including two dog ownership registers. The results are being ... Read More »

UAE Plans to Build First Human City on Mars

UAE Plans to Build First Human City on Mars

The UAE’s Mars project Hope is on track while the work on the Dh500-million Mars City in Dubai has started and will be completed in 30-month time, said a senior official of the UAE Space Agency. The project, which was unveiled at the annual meetings for the UAE government in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday, encompasses laboratories for food, energy and ... Read More »

Pesticides stop bees buzzing and releasing pollen, says new research

Pesticides stop bees buzzing and releasing pollen, says new research

University of Stirling researchers found that doses of a neonicotinoid pesticide at similar levels to those found in agricultural fields interfered with the type of vibrations the bees produce as they collect pollen, significantly reducing the number of pollen grains collected. Dr Penelope Whitehorn, who led the study, said: “Our result is the first to demonstrate quantitative changes in the ... Read More »

How Dark Matter Works? Another candidate has been ruled out, narrowing the search

How Dark Matter Works? Another candidate has been ruled out, narrowing the search

Researchers at the University of Sussex have disproved the existence of a specific type of axion – an important candidate ‘dark matter’ particle – across a wide range of its possible masses. The data were collected by an international consortium, the Neutron Electric Dipole Moment (nEDM) Collaboration, whose experiment is based at the Paul Scherrer Institut in Switzerland. Data were ... Read More »

Sex Unlikely To Cause Cardiac Arrest, Says New Study

Sex Unlikely To Cause Cardiac Arrest, Says New Study

Doctors are happy to announce that sex is not a risk factor for sudden cardiac arrest, a study says. The research found that only about 1 in 100 deaths from sudden cardiac arrest in men and about 1 in 1,000 of such deaths in women could be linked to sexual activity. That’s less than 1 percent of all deaths from ... Read More »

Robert Mugabe in custody as army takes control in Zimbabwe

Robert Mugabe in custody as army takes control in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe is under house arrest, South African President Jacob Zuma has said in a statement after the Zimbabwean military appeared to have taken control of the country. Chief of staff in the Zimbabwe National Army Sibusiso Moyo appeared on state television early Wednesday, saying that the position taken by the military since the statement made by Zimbabwe ... Read More »