Uber Records Minimum $1.27 Billion Loss in First Half of Year

Uber Records Minimum $1.27 Billion Loss in First Half of Year

Though Uber Technologies Inc. is not a public company, it gets dozens of its shareholders on a conference call after every three months to reveal report on the ride-hailing giant’s business performance. The report is given by Gautam Gupta, the Head of Finance at Uber. The investors were reported on Friday by Gupta that the company is suffering from losses during the second quarter.

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New Guidelines for Alcohol Drinking Limits

New Guidelines for Alcohol Drinking Limits

Health officials have accepted that the new guidelines that have been issued for the upper limit on the alcohol consumption might come across as a mistaken thought that women can consume perilous amounts, by telling women that they can safely drink equivalent to men. According to the new recommendations given by the government, the maximum amount of alcohol consumption, both by men and women, must be restricted to 14 units weekly, which is equal to nearly six glasses of wine.

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Old people have better mental health than those in 20s or 30s

Old people have better mental health than those in 20s or 30s

A study published in the August issue of the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry has surprising claim to make. It is not always that you lose your mind as you age. The study stated as one grows, mental well being of a person gets better. Study found elders with better metal health as compared to people in their 20s or 30s.

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Ultrasound treatment offers patient remarkable recovery from coma

Ultrasound treatment offers patient remarkable recovery from coma

Doctors at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) stimulate part of brain that processes information through an ultrasound. They used sonic stimulation to quickly activate neurons in the thalamus. As a result, the 25 year old patient recoveredremarkably from coma.

Before the new realization about potential of ultrasound as medium to achieve recovery from coma, a surgery was used that was often risky as it charged the part of the brain after implanting electrode directly into it. The procedure is known as deep brain stimulation. But the new treatment is non-invasive.

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Two Orlando hospitals choose not to bill Pulse nightclub shooting victims

Two Orlando hospitals choose not to bill Pulse nightclub shooting victims

Orlando Regional Medical Center and Florida Hospital refuse to charge the Pulse nightclub shooting victims for serving them. The former treated 44 victims, most of, while the latter treated 12 victims. The June 12 tragedy led 49 people dead and 50 more injured at a Florida gay nightclub. The hospital calls their effort as a form of support to those affected.

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Study provides more evidence that Zika spreads sexually

Study provides more evidence that Zika spreads sexually

A latest study has provided more proof that the Zika virus spreads sexually. The study was performed on mice, but as per doctors it's a nice model for how the virus infects humans.

The researchers have reported in the journal Cell that the virus not only lives and multiplies in the vagina, but can later infect a fetus directly.

Akiko Iwasaki, an immunobiologist at Yale University who headed the research team, said that the virus apparently has a niche inside the vagina.

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NASA conducts another splashdown test for its Orion spacecraft

NASA conducts another splashdown test for its Orion spacecraft

On Thursday, the US space agency NASA performed the second to last splashdown test for its Orion spacecraft, while getting ready to ultimately send humans to the Red Planet.

With the help of a pendulum and explosives, NASA's Langley facility scientists vaulted a test capsule into a water pool at roughly 25 mph. Initially the 11-foot craft got hidden behind a bowl-shaped splash and then bounced buoyantly against safety netting.

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NASA regains contact with lost spacecraft after 22 months of silence

NASA regains contact with lost spacecraft after 22 months of silence

A lost NASA spacecraft has finally called back home this week after 22 months of staying out of touch. Stereo-B (Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory) and Stereo-A are twins and since 2006 they have been studying the Sun together.

The mission was to end within only a couple of years, but efficient work prompted ground controllers and scientists to keep the spacecraft going. The data beamed home has given extraordinary insights into solar storms, which are dangerous for the electrical systems of satellites surrounding our planet.

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Obama administration to create World’s largest protected marine area off the coast of Hawaii

Obama administration to create World’s largest protected marine area off the coast of Hawaii

The White House said that Barack Obama is going to use his power to designate national monuments on Friday for the creation of the world's biggest protected marine area off the coast of Hawaii.

The President will make the size of the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument four times, increasing it to 582.578 square miles, which is over 50 times bigger than the land area of the Hawaiian Islands themselves.

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Your DNA report might reveal your coffee cravings

Your DNA report might reveal your coffee cravings

Researchers now know the reason behind your coffee cravings. Your coffee desires are all the game of your genes.

Scientists had been working since long to ascertain the reason behind why some humans crave for coffee and why there’s a difference in coffee consumption of every individual.

It has been found that the change in one’s genes is the reason behind these cravings. Although the hereditary reason was already known, there wasn’t any evidence to prove it.

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