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Bacteria in throat may indicate joint infection risk in Children

Bacteria in throat may indicate joint infection risk in Children

A new research has found that a particular bacterium (Kingella kingae) in children’s throats could be the cause behind deadly bone and joint bacterial infections. Bone and joint bacterial infections in children can have devastating effects on long-term mobility and can cause death. Previously, most infections were thought to be caused by Staphylococcus, Streptococcus and Haemophilus influenzae type b bacteria ... Read More »

Endangered Species: Nicaragua fights to save tapirs

Endangered Species: Nicaragua fights to save tapirs

Nicaragua is fighting to save its endangered tapirs from hunting and habitat destruction caused by climate change. Baird’s tapir is the largest indigenous mammal in Central America. It is a primitive animal that resembles the ancestor of rhinos and horses, and has changed very little in the last 35 million years. Characterised by a long, fleshy nose, like a shortened ... Read More »

NASA to mark 40th anniversary of Voyager launches (Video)

NASA to mark 40th anniversary of Voyager launches (Video)

In 1977, NASA launched the twin Voyager spacecraft to traverse the far reaches of the solar system and beyond. Voyager 2 left on August 20, followed by Voyager 1 on September 5. The US spacecrafts Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 were launched 16 days apart in August and September of 1977. Both the missions took advantage of a once-in-175-year alignment ... Read More »

Planets in the habitable zone of Trappist-1 may have water, says new research

First evidence of water found on TRAPPIST-1 planets, new study

Observed water loss from the newly-discovered TRAPPIST-1 exoplanets is helping scientists to focus their search for habitable conditions in space. Using the NASA/ESA Hubble telescope to estimate whether there might be water on the surface of the seven planets around TRAPPIST-1, the researchers found that although the innermost planets must have lost most – if not all – of their ... Read More »

Madonna Reveals Move to Portugal, Reveals She’s Working on New Projects

Madonna Reveals Move to Portugal, Reveals She's Working on New Projects

Madonna has started her “next chapter!” The 59-year-old entertainer announced on Instagram that she has moved to Lisbon, Portugal to work on her upcoming new movie and new music. The pop star has been making her transition into the European country throughout the summer (17), with Portuguese magazine Visao reporting last month (Aug17) she has obtained a tax identification number ... Read More »

Alien Proof? Astronomers Found Bright Radio Bursts Coming From Deep Galaxy

Alien Proof? Astronomers Found Bright Radio Bursts Coming From Deep Galaxy

Researchers from a project co-founded by Stephen Hawking have detected mysterious radio signals coming from another galaxy around three billion light years away. Science boffins committed to finding alien civilisations have picked up 15 repeated fast radio bursts (FRBs) from a galaxy three billion light years away from Earth. It is unclear if the signals came from black holes or ... Read More »

Volcanic CO2 to blame for warmest period in 66 mn years, says new research

Volcanic CO2 to blame for warmest period in 66 mn years, says new research

New research suggests that an extreme global warming event 56 million years ago was driven by massive CO2 emissions from volcanoes, during the formation of the North Atlantic Ocean. The research, published in Nature, used a combination of new geochemical measurements and novel global climate modelling to show that the Palaeocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM) was associated with a geologically rapid ... Read More »

FDA: Pacemakers vulnerable to hacks

FDA: Pacemakers vulnerable to hacks

The US Food and Drug Administration announced today that 465,000 pacemakers have a security vulnerability that could be exploited to make the device operate too quickly or deplete its batteries, and these devices need firmware updates to keep them from getting hacked. “Many medical devices – including St. Jude Medical’s implantable cardiac pacemakers – contain configurable embedded computer systems that ... Read More »