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University Of California Researchers Create Pollution Absorbing Bikini

University Of California Researchers Create Pollution Absorbing Bikini

The fight against pollution has brought forward several innovative ideas to combat rising pollution. Recently, researchers at the University of California created a pollution absorbing bikini.

The team led by Mihri and Cengiz Ozkan created the eco-friendly bikini as an entry in the Reshape 15 Wearable Technology Competition. As per its makers, the bikini got the first prize in the competition.

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California adopts strictest rules on usage of antibiotics in meat production

California adopts strictest rules on usage of antibiotics in meat production

A law has been signed by California’s Governor, Jerry Brown which makes the state with strictest restrictions on the use of antibiotics in production of meat in the US. The use of antibiotics will only be allowed under certain medical conditions.

The law that has been signed will affect the counter sales of antibiotics drastically. With the time, as laws and regulations will increase, and as resistance to use antibiotics in food animals will grow in the minds of customers, the issue will ultimately be seen in the courtrooms of America.

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NASA's Cassini spacecraft makes encounter with Enceladus

NASA's Cassini spacecraft makes encounter with Enceladus

Cassini spacecraft of NASA has kicked off its final tour across Saturn's large, icy moons on Wednesday. It has made the first of many encounters with Enceladus. Going by a moderate approach, the spacecraft arrived at an altitude of 1,142 miles above the moon's surface.

The nearest approach Enceladus occurred around 6:41 am. The final two approaches of the spacecraft are going to take place towards the end of October and mid-December.

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Image of close-up of bee’s eyes wins prestigious international photography contest

Image of close-up of bee’s eyes wins prestigious international photography contest

The image that has won the first prize in the 2015 Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition is a close-up of bee's eyes. In all, over 2,000 photographs were submitted for the competition. Of them, 20 were selected as winners.

The first prize winner is Australian photomicrographer Ralph Grimm, who shared that he has spent four hours to capture the beautiful shot. "In a way I feel as though this gives us a glimpse of the world through the eye of a bee. It's a subject of great sculptural beauty", affirmed Grimm.

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NASA Video shows First-ever Fully Rotating, Accurate Map of Jupiter

NASA Video shows First-ever Fully Rotating, Accurate Map of Jupiter

The US space agency NASA has released full, accurate map of giant planet Jupiter. It is first-ever fully rotating map of the largest planet in the Solar System, as per the space agency.

The video includes images of the fifth planet from the sun, which were captured by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, a space telescope in low earth orbit that has been keeping an eye on Jupiter, Uranus, and Neptune from a long time.

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Tamoxifen can help Eliminate Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria, ‘Superbug’

Tamoxifen can help Eliminate Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria, ‘Superbug’

It seems great to know that the breast cancer treatment drug, Tamoxifen, can also help eliminate antibiotic-resistant bacteria, ‘superbug’. The drug which is known to block the actions of female hormone estrogen can also help reduce the development of breast cancer in women.

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Nestlé taking water from national forest: Reports

Michael O’Heaney, executive director at the Story of Stuff: ‘Nestlé taking water from national forest that desperately needs that water’

Environmental and public interest groups have filed a lawsuit against the US Forest Service on Tuesday. The lawsuit claimed that the service broke federal laws by permitting Nestlé to take out millions of gallons of water from California’s San Bernardino National Forest.

The group said that the Swiss food and beverage giant Nestlé was allowed to function on a permission that has expired around 30 years back.

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New Test Can Predict Person’s Sexuality

New Test Can Predict Person’s Sexuality

UCLA computational geneticist Tuck Ngun has developed an algorithm based on epigenetic markers, which he claims can predict the sexuality of identical male twins. The test has a 67% success rate predicting a person’s sexuality.

Findings of the study which are yet to be published or reviewed by other scientists were presented at a meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics in Baltimore.

Researchers for the study followed 37 pairs of identical male twins in which one was homosexual and one heterosexual, and 10 sets of twins in which both males were homosexual.

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California Governor Jerry Brown approves Medical Marijuana Regulations

California Governor Jerry Brown approves Medical Marijuana Regulations

Gov. Jerry Brown’s office has signed on a trio of bills aimed at bringing order and oversight to California’s medical marijuana industry about 20 years after the state led the county and legalized pot for medical use, his office said Friday.

The first licensing and operating rules in the state for pot growers, manufacturers of cannabis-infused products and retail weed stores has come as a number of groups will try to qualify voter initiatives next year that would permit adults to use marijuana recreationally.

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Late bedtime may lead to weight gain, especially in teens: Study

Late bedtime may lead to weight gain, especially in teens: Study

According to a new study, there could be a link between later bedtimes and weight gain. Study researchers studied 3,342 adolescents starting in 1996, following them through 2009. All the participants reported their normal bedtimes, and gave information on fast food consumption, exercise and television time at three points over the years.

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