According to space scientists, a massive asteroid is coming toward Earth. The giant space rock Asteroid 388945 (2008 TZ3) will make a close approach to our planet at 2.48 a.m. on May 16, as per National Aeronautics and Space Administration. According to space scientists' projections, it will pass us at a distance of 2.5 million miles away. It dwarfs the Statue of Liberty and is larger than the Eiffel Tower.
Scientists of China have announced the discovery of a 66-million-year-old fossil of a dinosaur embryo in its egg in perfect condition. It's been named 'Baby Yingliang'. Reportedly, it looks like a modern birth at that stage but it has tiny arms in place of wings. The fossil was found in southern China and was sent to China's Yingliang Stone Nature History Museum in 2000 for further examination.
The research, published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, revealed that HIV-positive people are more likely to get die of cardiac arrest. "Cardiovascular disease has been an important concern for people with HIV for years," said Micheal J Silverberg, the study's senior author. His study reported that people with HIV are 68% more exposed to heart failures than others. However, the risk varies as per age, gender, race, and ethnicity.
Researchers claim that feces of salt-miners contain the oldest traces of cheese-ripening in Europe. The finding was made by examining samples of human-feces found at the core of Hallstatt-mine in Austrian-Alps, on October 13. Researchers examined four-samples dating back to Bronze-Age, Iron-Age, and the 18th-century. One of them, estimated to be around 2,700 years old, and was discovered to contain two fungi, Penicillium-roqueforti and… read-more
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Scientists said that the insects' population may be declining due to light pollution, besides other causes include climate change, habitat loss and pesticides. A UK study showed that artificial streetlights, especially modern LED lightings, are deranging the behaviour of nocturnal moths, resulting in reduced numbers of caterpillars. "In a local setting we can now be quite confident that light pollution is important", lead researcher Douglas… read-more
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Scientists from NASA stated that an asteroid named Bennu is likely to hit the Earth by 2135. Reportedly, the asteroid will be within 125,000 miles of the Earth, which is half the distance between Earth and Moon. “The area of devastation is going to be much, much broader than that, as much as 100 times the size of the crater,” said Lindley Johnson, a planetary defense officer at Nasa.
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With a single brain scan diagnosing dementia can be possible with an AI system that the scientists are testing at present. It would showcase whether dementia will remain stable for years, slowly deteriorate or need immediate treatment. Scientists claim that early diagnosis with the help of their system can improve patients' outcomes. Moreover, the AI's algorithm can read the scans better than expert neurologists.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 11 congratulated everyone on the National Technology Day, acknowledging the efforts of scientists and innovators. He termed the 1989 Pokhran Nuclear Tests as demonstration of "India's scientific and technological prowess". PM Modi also lauded scientists working in the COVID-related research and said, "They have worked industriously to fight COVID-19." This year's National Technology Day's theme is "Science… read-more
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Finland’s Aalto University has developed a way to revive dead lithium-ion batteries, refurbishing them for reuse with a process called "re-lithiation". It uses a process of electrolysis to rejuvenate the lithium in the battery electrodes, reversing the loss of lithium due to use. Although the re-lithiation battery would not be as good as new, it can be used for a considerable amount of time before being rendered useless.
Scientists have discovered possibly the smallest black hole of the Milky Way galaxy close to our solar system and nicknamed it 'the Unicorn' attributing its unconventional features. Approximately 1,500 light-years (9.5 trillion kilometers) away from the Earth, the Unicorn is estimated to be about three-times the mass of the sun. Notably, such small black holes are called stellar-mass black holes formed by the gravitational collapse of a… read-more
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