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Doomsday Clock at 5 mins. to midnight

Doomsday Clock at 5 mins. to midnight

A Princeton University professor sits alongside the Doomsday Clock during an announcement by the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists at the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington, DC, on January 10, 2012. The Doomsday Clock, a symbolic timepiece used as a barometer of global threats to humanity, has been moved one minute closer [&hellip

New snake species found in Africa

New snake species found in Africa

Researchers have found a new colored snake species in a remote area in Tanzania, where they have already established a small captive breeding colony. The black-and-yellow snake, named Matilda’s horned viper, is a meter long and has horn-like scales above its eyes, the state-funded BBC reported. According to the report published in the journal Zootaxa, [&hellip

Samsung’s ‘future-proof’ voice-controlled television

Samsung’s ‘future-proof’ voice-controlled television

Samsung was one of many companies that unveiled new connected TV facilities at CES A “smart” internet-connected television that has the ability to have its hardware upgraded every year has been unveiled by Samsung. The device has a slot which allows new kit to be added to boost processing performance and add new features. The [&hellip

‘Emissions will defer next Ice Age’

‘Emissions will defer next Ice Age’

Scientists say global warming and human carbon dioxide emissions will postpone the next Ice Age expected to begin within 1,500 years from now. “At current levels of CO2, even if emissions stopped now we’d probably have a long interglacial duration determined by whatever long-term processes could kick in and bring [atmospheric] CO2 down,” the state-funded [&hellip

Cornell invents time cloak for Pentagon

Cornell invents time cloak for Pentagon

Scientists at Cornell University have created a new invisibility technique that doesn’t just cloak an object but also masks an entire event. Pentagon-sponsored scientists at Cornell University have invented a time cloaking device that makes an entire event invisible for a very short period of time. According to a study published in Thursday’s edition of [&hellip

Memory loss can start as early as age 45

Memory loss can start as early as age 45

A new study carried out by researchers at University College London says memory and other brain functions can start to decline as early as age 45. The findings published in the British Medical Journal contradict the general theory that cognitive decline does not begin before the age of 60. During their 10-year study, researchers assessed [&hellip

Bereavement raises heart attack risk

Bereavement raises heart attack risk

The first seven days following bereavement appear to be the most risky in terms of heart health The newly bereaved are at greatly increased risk of heart attack after the death of a close loved one, US researchers say. Heart attack risk is 21 times higher within the first day and six times higher than [&hellip

Mwangi appreciates Dr Alidinas lectures through IBNTV‏

Mwangi appreciates Dr Alidinas lectures through IBNTV‏

Please get me the contact of this Scholar. Posted by: “mwangib33” mwangib33 mwangib33 Date: Sat Jan 7, 2012 1:37 am ((PST)) On my way to South Africa recently, I passed through Dar es Salaam on transit for a night. I had put up at The Movenpic Hotel. At night after the dinner, I was browsing [&hellip

Hepatitis C vaccine: Oxford researchers’ trial ‘promising’

Hepatitis C vaccine: Oxford researchers’ trial ‘promising’

The scientists devised a vaccine which would target the “inner engine” rather than the surface An early clinical trial of a hepatitis C vaccine has shown “promising” results, according to researchers at Oxford University. Designing a vaccine has been difficult as the virus changes its appearance, making it hard to find something to target. Writing [&hellip

Worm steals 45,000 Facebook passwords, researchers say

Worm steals 45,000 Facebook passwords, researchers say

More malware is worming its way onto social networks A computer worm has stolen 45,000 login credentials from Facebook, security experts have warned. The data is believed to have been taken largely from Facebook accounts in the UK and France, according to security firm Seculert. The culprit is a well-known piece of malware – dubbed [&hellip