Chinese lunar rover Yutu has made an interesting discovery of a new kind of volcanic rock on the moon. For the first time in nearly 40 years, a new rock discovery on moon has been confirmed. The rock samples taken from Chang'e-3's landing site in the Imbrium basin. Detailed results of Chang'e-3 mission team have been reported in the journal Nature Communications.
Two critically endangered species of sea snakes have been spotted by researchers from James Cook University off the Western Australia coast. The snakes have been spotted after a period of more than fifteen years, according to research paper published recently in journal Biological Conservation. The only known habitat of the snakes is Ashmore Reef but they were spotted in the Ningaloo Reef, 1700 kilometers south of Ashmore Reef.
The news seems interesting for those who belong to technical background and use Linux operating system. But, non-technical persons and those who do not run Linux, especially the one using the Grub2 Bootloader, will surely enjoy the unintended humor of a brand-new exploit that was recently found for said bootloader. The Grub2 bootloader is plagued by serious vulnerability that can be exploited to bypass password protection and compromise the targeted security.
A new discovery of a 14,000 years old thigh bone is all set to amend the history of human evolution. Scientists believe the fossilized femur could add a new branch in family tree of humans.
Previously, historians thought other ancient human species vanished after the appearance of modern humans. But now, the new femur unearthed from Red Deer Cave in southwest China has suggested that human’s distant cousins walked the earth with some other species of humans for quite a long time.
The world’s biggest particle accelerator might have discovered a hint of a totally new fundamental particle or may be it has seen ghosts. However, if it turns out to be nothing at all even than particle physicists have come up with a spate of studies to match with the latest experimental findings, proposing various ideas regarding what could have been found.
The National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre (NCPI) has distanced itself from the widely mocked NSW government’s bizarre ‘stoner sloth’ campaign. The campaign was attempting to warn teenagers against the dangers of sustained marijuana use by depicting them as disturbingly oversized versions of the South American mammal. The NSW government calls marijuana users as sloths, which could be the reason for NCPI to maintain distance with the NSW government’s campaign.
Death of kidney donor has brought suspension of UCSF’s living donor program from kidney transplants. The death taken place last month underlines potential complication for the procedure, which is a selfless gift by a family member or friend to a patient in need of new kidney.
It is the time to have a better understanding on earth’s ocean for which XPRIZE, the non-profit foundation, has announced a competition focusing on ocean mapping. Winner of the three-year competition will get US$ 7,000,000 and the title of ‘XPRIZE Winner.
A new research has found weaker brain network connections among children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) after analyzing MRI brain scans. The research team at Stanford University School of Medicine compared MRI scans of children with ADHD with those not having attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The research paper has been published in the journal Biological Psychiatry.
Catholic-run Daughters of Charity hospital system will now be managed by a New York City-based hedge fund. After uncertainty for two years, Daughters of Charity Health System announced on Monday that it has closed a $260 million deal with New York based hedge fund. California Attorney General Kamala Harris approved the deal 10 days back with strict conditions. Daughters of Charity will be able to run for at least three more years with the funds received from the hedge fund in the current deal.
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