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US Girl Temporarily Paralyzed After Undetected Tick Bite (Video)

US Girl Temporarily Paralyzed After Undetected Tick Bite (Video)

A couple in Oregon recorded the terrifying moments after their daughter experienced partial paralysis from a tick bite. According to a Facebook post, they rushed her to the hospital where they quickly learned the cause of her illness was an American Dog Tick latched onto the girl’s head. Her parents never even knew it was there. Experts said tick paralysis ... Read More »

Researchers identify FORTY new ‘intelligence genes’

Researchers identify FORTY new 'intelligence genes'

Researchers have discovered over 50 new genes relating to intelligence—a finding that gives us a far better insight into the “genetic architecture of intelligence” and how this relates to IQ. The genes – including 40 totally new discoveries – also correlate with traits such as smoking cessation, skull volume, height, and other disparate factors, reports the team from Vrije Universiteit ... Read More »

Researchers find 7.2-million-year-old pre-human remains in the Balkans

Researchers find 7.2-million-year-old pre-human remains in the Balkans

Europe, not Africa, might have spawned the first members of the human evolutionary family around 7 million years ago, researchers say. In a new finding that adds to that conversation, an international team of researchers analyzed two previously found specimens of a hominid species, Graecopithecus freybergi, whose dental fossils were found in Greece and Bulgaria. Using a visualization method called ... Read More »

World’s ‘Doomsday’ seed vault has been breached by climate change, Report

World's 'Doomsday' seed vault has been breached by climate change, Report

The Global Seed Vault, also popularly known as the Doomsday Vault, which has been specifically built to secure a million packets of the world’s most precious seeds from all natural and man-made calamities has been breached. High temperatures this winter resulted meltwater entering the tunnel at the entrance of the vault. The facility, which is dug deep into Arctic permafrost, ... Read More »

Sea Lion Pulls Girl from Pier, Drags Her Underwater “Watch”

Sea Lion Pulls Girl from Pier, Drags Her Underwater (Watch)

A man quickly rescued a little girl after a sea lion grabbed the back of the child’s dress and yanked her off a dock in a Vancouver, British Columbia suburb. In the viral video, posted to YouTube by Richmond resident Michael Fujiwara, the California sea lion swims up to Steveston Fisherman’s Wharf in Richmond, a Vancouver suburb, then approaches a ... Read More »

Turn off TV while eating to lose weight, Says New Study

Turn off TV while eating to lose weight, Says New Study

Not having lunch at your desk and switching off the TV while eating could be the key to losing weight, says new study. Researchers from the University of North Carolina analysed data from 80 people who said they were ready to lose weight at the start of the study. The results showed that, after 15 weeks, those in the mindful ... Read More »

Jeremy the lefty snail loses out to love rival (Photo)

Jeremy the lefty snail loses out to love rival (Picture)

Two rare ‘lefty’ snails brought together following a public appeal by a researcher at The University of Nottingham have produced their first offspring. More than 170 baby snails have hatched, just six months after the story of Jeremy the ‘lefty’ garden snail and his search for a similarly left-coiling, or sinistral, companion hit international headlines. Two potential mates were uncovered ... Read More »

Chris Cornell: American rock singer Cornell commits suicide in Detroit

Chris Cornell: American rock singer Cornell commits suicide in Detroit

Lead singer of the bands Soundgarden and Audioslave, Chris Cornell died at the age of 52 in Detroit. The Associated Press reports that the police are investigating the death as a possible suicide. Two Detroit newspapers had earlier cited a police spokesman Cornell was found with “a band around his neck.” A different Detroit Police spokesman, Michael Woody, told The ... Read More »

Indian teen Rifath Shaarook Builds World’s Smallest Satellite Using 3D Printing

Indian teen Rifath Shaarook Builds World's Smallest Satellite Using 3D Printing

A teenager from India recently won a satellite-design competition co-sponsored by NASA. His winning invention, probably the world’s lightest satellite, will be launched by NASA this June for a sub-orbital test flight. Rifath Sharook, who is from Tamil Nadu, India, made the pocket-sized satellite for a competition called Cubes in Space, which is an international design challenge that asks students ... Read More »

Scientists Discover Source Of Flashes Coming Off Of Earth And Going Into Space

Scientists Discover Source Of Flashes Coming Off Of Earth And Going Into Space

A NASA camera has captured hundreds of flashes of light coming from above the Earth’s surface that researchers say are caused by sunlight reflecting off tiny ice particles. Mysterious flashes of light from Earth were captured by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Deep Space Climate Observatory, or DSCOVR, an Earth and space weather satellite launched in 2015. Eagle-eyed amateur ... Read More »