The recent attack on BBC website was conducted by a hacking group just to test their abilities to carry out a hacking attack. The hacking group named ‘New World Hacking’ has taken responsibility of hacking BBC website and putting it down for several hours using DDoS attack. The group of American hackers said that it wants to target Islamic State. The test was only to test their capabilities, according to a statement sent by the group to a BBC reporter.
Oregon has allowed women over 18 years of age to purchase birth control pills form a pharmacy. Women can fill out a health questionnaire and take year-long supply of birth control pills in Oregon, starting January 1. Women under 18 will require a prescription from a doctor and they can get pharmacist-provided birth control.
California could be next on the list for allowing birth control pills over the counter and a law could be passed within two months in California.
Researchers have devised a new technique of measuring gravitational pull at the surface of a distant star. The gravity related data is important in ascertaining the presence of life on planets that orbit the star. The interesting research project was led by University of Vienna's Thomas Kallinger. Researchers from University of British Columbia and astronomers from France, Australia and Germany were also part of the research team.
Some people suffer from an extremely rare condition termed as 'Auto-brewery syndrome' which leads to formation of alcohol in body from carbohydrates. It is only after a New York City woman was charged in drunken and driving case that she came to know that her body brews its own alcohol, meaning she suffers from a rare kind of syndrome known as auto brewery syndrome.
International CES, the biggest technology show in the world, is set to begin Monday, January. For a complete week, the Las Vegas Strip will turn into a high-tech carnival for almost a week. The stage is all set for CES 2015 and already, there have been a lot of buzz about what exciting things are going to be unveiled this time.
Certain things that are sure shot to amaze you this CES are-
Brazil has been hit by a highly infectious virus that gets transmitted by mosquitoes. The virus, called Zika virus, has been blamed for a high number of birth defect cases in Brazil. Recently the first case of Zika virus has also been reported in Puerto Rico.
Puerto Rico’s Health Secretary Ana Rius said in a statement on Thursday that the unidentified patients had not travelled recently and lives in the island’s eastern region.
Facebook, the world’s largest social networking site, is nowadays facing a glitch, in which Facebook users are told that they have been friends on the social site since past 46 years i.e. December 31, 1969.
The 46 years of friendship on Facebook was quite a strange think to digest because Facebook isn’t even 15 years old and some of its users seeing this message are far younger than 46 years of age.
There is a terrifyingly lifelike ‘social robot’ called Nadine that looks and acts like its owner. Nadine sits behind the welcome desk at a Singapore university as a receptionist and is causing a stir. The robot has mousy, shoulder-length hair neatly parted sideways.
It very well remembers what you talked about last time she saw you and greets you saying a friendly hello. However, there is something odd about Nadine. She is among the latest in a line of so-called ‘social robots’, having personalities and emotions of their own.
From past long time engineers have liked ceramic parts for the strong, light weight and better heat handle properties. Ceramic is ideal for crafting parts of airplanes and rockets and is used in making heat-shielding tiles on the space shuttle. As per the new report, researchers have used a 3-D printer to make customized ceramic parts that have also overcome the Achilles’ heel of ceramic objects: their tendency to crack. The findings could help create a new class of ceramic-body or ceramic-engine jets, perhaps even a hypersonic craft that can fly from New York to Tokyo in a few hours.
Delivered in a San Diego hospital, these twins will share different birthdays throughout their lives. One baby was delivered in the final minute of New Year’s Eve, whereas the other one took birth in the first minutes of New Year’s Day.
The San Diego Kaiser Permanente Zion Medical Center’s staffers said the twins, including a baby girl, Jaelyn, and baby boy, Luis, took birth at 11:59 pm on December 31 and at 12:02 am on January 1, respectively. The twins have been welcomed by mother Maribel Valencia, 22, and her spouse Luis.
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