Phobos, one of the two natural satellites of Mars, is coming closer and closer to its host, leading experts to predict that the moonlet could collide with the Red Planet. Amid the new developments, a study has suggested that some pieces of the natural satellite could form a ring around the second smallest planet in the solar system.
Southern Californian whale watchers are looking forward to save the entangled humpback trapped in net off Dana Point in Orange County. Dave Anderson, owner of the whale- and dolphin-watching company, spotted the entangled humpback whale which he believes is the same whale found entangled off Redondo Beach in Los Angeles in late October.
After studying Tsimane women of Bolivia popular for having high fertility rates, researchers came to know of an interesting fact. They affirmed that being infected with a species of parasitic worm can increase chance of female fertility.
As per study researchers, a Tsimane woman can have 10 children in her lifetime. But there are some who are more fertile than others. Researchers from University of California collected information of almost 1,000 women for more than nine years.
Three Californian men have filed a lawsuit against the makers, wholesalers and retailers of e-cigarettes claiming the companies for making product batteries that explode while charging, vaping or during transport. Three men reported a case of e-cigarette battery explosion which caused injuries including second degree burns, shattered teeth and loss of half a finger.
Scientists have been able to gain insight into the 570 million-year evolution of gills into the pharynx after doing genome sequencing of two species of acorn worms. According to sources, the draft genome sequences of two marine worms are the first genomes of hemichordates, which appear to be similar to animals that evolved gill slits for the first time. Acorn worms were the ancestral genomes of chordates, the animals with backbone and hollow nerve cords like humans and other vertebrates.
Researchers have announced that a species of parasitic worm could boost women's fertility. A study in Bolivia showed a lifetime of Ascaris lumbricoides, giant roundworm of humans, infection resulted in two extra children.
The study published in the journal Science included more than 900 indigenous women from Bolivia. According to the researchers, Ascaris lumbricoides has been found modifying immune system to make it easier for women to become pregnant. Now, they believe the findings could pave the way for novel fertility enhancing drugs.
Kaiser Permanente and its mental health workers have averted a strike that was scheduled to begin on Monday. It averted after the union made an announcement on late Sunday that they have reached on a tentative agreement settlement. The union announced in an email that they have agreed on a tentative three-year deal overcoming two key sticking points.
On Tuesday, November 10, Gene Amdahl -- the man behind the modern design of the mainframe computer -- passed away in Palo Alto, California. He was 92.
Amdahl was undergoing treatment for Alzheimer's from the last five years. Though the exact cause of his death has not been officially confirmed, a statement released by his wife Marian has revealed that he died of pneumonia in the nursing home in which he was residing.
The self-driving car project of Google has raised numerous questions revolving around safety and its capability of avoiding accidents and hitting pedestrians, but a police officer in California has now pulled over one of the autonomous vehicles for driving quite slowly.
The incident had taken place on an eastbound lane on El Camino Real in Mountain View where a fleet of autonomous vehicles are presently on test by Google. The police officer observed that a car, having a top speed of only 25 miles per hour (mph), was moving at 24mph in a 35mph zone.
In a Google+ post related to the self-driving cars being tested by Google in California, the company has revealed that one of its self-driving cars was recently pulled over by a police officer because the car was going ‘too slow.’
According to details shared by Google on the Thursday-released post on the self-driving car Google+ page, the incident took place on El Camino Real. The company’s self-driving car was pulled over by the police officer for travelling at a speed of 24 miles per hour (mph) in the eastbound No. 3 lane, near Rengstorff Avenue.
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