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Bats deform ear shape to boost hearing

Bats deform ear shape to boost hearing

Mediterranean Horseshoe Bat Researchers say certain bats are able to boost their hearing by changing the shape of their outer ear from one extreme configuration to another. Horseshoe bats can alter the shapes of their ears within only one tenth of a second and their ultrasonic hearing pattern, Science Daily reported. “In about 100 milliseconds, [&hellip

Jupiter moon Europa ‘has shallow lakes’

Jupiter moon Europa ‘has shallow lakes’

Scientists have uncovered evidence of small lakes existing 3km below the crust of Europa. Scientists have uncovered evidence of warmer water melting and fracturing the outer layers beneath the surface of Jupiter’s icy moon, Europa. The information comes from the unmanned Galileo spacecraft, which arrived at Jupiter and its moons in 1995. The results, published [&hellip

Diaspora social network’s 22-year-old founder has died

Diaspora social network’s 22-year-old founder has died

The homepage offered a simple tribute to Mr Zhitomirskiy The 22-year-old was one of four New York-based students who launched Diaspora as a “privacy-aware, user-controlled” social network. It was set up in response to criticism that Facebook was not handling the privacy of its users well. The cause of Mr Zhitomirskiy’s death is yet to [&hellip

Teachers can help abused kids succeed

Teachers can help abused kids succeed

Teachers can play a significant role in helping abused children control their emotions and achieve academic success after returning to school. Researchers from the University of Missouri found that the most academically successful children with a history of abuse focused on their own everyday management skills especially in school. Stephen Whitney and his colleagues compared [&hellip

‘Diabetes will strike 522mn by 2030’

‘Diabetes will strike 522mn by 2030’

The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) has predicted that one in every 10 adults or 522 million people worldwide could have diabetes by 2030. In a report issued Monday on World Diabetes Day, the Brussels-based group estimated that 152 million more people would have diabetes in the next two decades. About 366 million people are already [&hellip

Teeth cleaning cuts heart disease risk

Teeth cleaning cuts heart disease risk

A new study says those who attend annual teeth-cleaning sessions have lower risk of heart attacks and strokes compared to those who never have the procedure. The finding was based on a seven-year study on more than 100,000 people, about 51,000 of whom received at least one full or partial tooth scaling. Results showed that [&hellip

Iran video games going to int’l expos

Iran video games going to int’l expos

Iranian computer game ‘Mir-Mahna’ A number of Iranian computer game companies are to present their productions at four renowned international exhibitions around the world. Sponsored by Iran National Foundation of Computer Games, the companies will represent Iran in various exhibitions in France, the United Arab Emirates, Hong Kong and South Korea, Mehr News Agency reported. [&hellip

Iranian students build rescue drone

Iranian students build rescue drone

An Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. An Iranian academic says a group of university students have built an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) which specializes in rescue and relief operations. Head of the Khomeini-Shahr branch of the Islamic Azad University, Khalifeh Soltani, announced on Monday that the drone has been built in a period of seven months and [&hellip

Religious people more optimistic

Religious people more optimistic

People who regularly take part in religious ceremonies are more optimistic and less depressed compared with their non-religious counterparts. Researchers at Yeshiva University in New York City surveyed about 93,000 middle-aged women from different ethnicities, religions, and economic groups. The study focused on participants’ emotional health, optimism, depression, cynical hostility, and factors related to social [&hellip

Artificial blood transfusion successful

Artificial blood transfusion successful

Red Blood Cell Researchers at Pierre and Marie Curie University have successfully conducted the first transfusion of laboratory-grown blood pumped into human veins. French researcher Luc Douay extracted blood stem cells from a volunteer’s bone marrow and grew the red blood cells, Popular Science reported. He injected the cells back into the marrow donor’s body [&hellip