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NASA’s EPIC Captures Stunning Images of Earth

NASA’s EPIC Captures Stunning Images of Earth

American space agency NASA’s Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) has recently captured some breathtaking images of earth. The images provide some visually stunning view of earth.

According to NASA experts EPIC is placed aboard agency’s Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR), which orbits the sun about 1 million miles from Earth. This huge distance makes it a perfect point to capture earth’s sunlit area every two hours.

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Facebook to do away with Photo-syncing and introduce ‘Moments’ app in its place

Facebook to do away with Photo-syncing and introduce ‘Moments’ app in its place

Facebook will soon stop photo syncing service and in its place, it will introduce Moments, private photo-sharing service. The company will ask its users to download its next hit app, Moments, through pop-up notification to appear on the top of the News Feed.

Facebook is already heavily promoting the app Moments through News Feed promotions and Messenger integration. Moments allows users to privately share photos with selected friends. The app has become immensely popular over the past few months as Facebook has been supporting it get maximum visible across its social network.

Martin Shrekli faces criticism over plan of increasing drug’s price for Chagas disease

Martin Shrekli faces criticism over plan of increasing drug’s price for Chagas disease

Yet again, Martin Shkreli, who has been given the title of the ‘most hated’ in the field of health care and rap, wants to increase the price of life-saving drug. This time, he is eyeing on a drug that is used a treatment for Chagas disease, a parasitic infection that affects six to seven million people.

Shrekli is interested in taking the step because he wants to take benefit of a federal program that rewards companies with vouchers to develop drugs that one company can sell to another for hundreds of millions of dollars.

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Study: Humans Evolved Shorter but High Quality Sleep in Less Time than Nearest Relatives

Study: Humans Evolved Shorter but High Quality Sleep in Less Time than Nearest Relatives

Researchers from Duke University have come up with findings that humans evolved to get better sleep in less time. Humans are the only creatures who take very short and high quality sleep. Researchers scoured scientific literature and compiled a database of slumber patterns across hundreds of mammals including 21 species of primates, from baboons and lemurs to orangutans, chimpanzees and people. They used statistical techniques to account for each species' position in the primate family tree.

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FAA announces new regulations for drones

FAA announces new regulations for drones

A timely decision has been taken by the Federal Aviation Administration, which announced on Monday that drones will have to be registered with an aim to identify owners and educate amateur aviators. The decision is considered to be correct as the FAA has been receiving more than 100 reports on monthly basis about drones flying near jets and airports.

Researchers Develop New Lie-Detecting Software and it’s not the Polygraph Test

Researchers Develop New Lie-Detecting Software and it’s not the Polygraph Test

Whether it is to protect ourselves, to protect our close friend or it could be any reason, we all speak lie and the hardest fact is that people are poor lie detectors. With the great advancement in the field of science and technology, researchers at the University of Michigan have come up with new lie-detecting software. It is not that for the first time lie detector device has been developed, earlier also scientists have done remarkable job in developing lie detector systems but that involves person to be hooked up to a polygraph machine.

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Chipotle Could Face Long Term Consequences of E. Coli Outbreak

Chipotle Could Face Long Term Consequences of E. Coli Outbreak

Whether it would be you or me, we all think twice before visiting the well-known Mexican chain restaurant Chipotle. Since, after the E. coli, norovirus and salmonella outbreaks at the Chipotle restaurants across the country, people have not been able to regain back the lost interest. The outbreaks lead to the closure of 43 Chipotle restaurants in two states, Washington and Oregon. As Christmas season is coming and people are planning to go out for dinner with family and friends, they are counting other restaurants in the list to be visited, but not the Chipotle.

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High Stress Could be Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease: Research

Is High Stress Linked with Alzheimer ’s Disease?

As per a new study published online Dec. 11 in the Journal Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders, high stress could increase risk factor for the kind of thinking difficulties that can lead to the Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Gayatri Devi, a neurologist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, said the latest study shows link between high stress levels and chances of developing diseases like Alzheimer’s.

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December 11 Marks Approval of not One, not Two but Three Drugs

December 11, Marks Approval of not One, not Two but Three Drugs

The journey to bring a drug from lab to market is not easy and takes years even decades with huge investment to complete the task. Some drugs have to pass the FDA muster while some struggle through the arcane process of regulatory approval. But, the FDA says that only 20% of drug candidates will pass all the three phases of clinical trials and gets approved for marketing. The surprising thing to note is that not one, not two but three drugs get a stamp of approval for marketing from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on December 11.

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Deal of 3 Centuries: Dow Chemical and Du Pont announce merger worth over $120 billion

Deal of 3 Centuries: Dow Chemical and Du Pont announce merger worth over $120 billion

A merger worth more than $120 billion will take place between DuPont and Dow Chemical Co that would reshape the chemical and agricultural industries. Termed as the ‘deal of three centuries’, the merger news has been welcomed by activist investors.

The companies will first merge into one having around $90 billion in total revenue and then break into three separate businesses. As per analysts, the deal announced on Friday will have to face severe regulatory scrutiny.

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