CDC postpones climate conference ahead of Trump’s inauguration

CDC postpones climate conference ahead of Trump’s inauguration

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) postponed a climate conference ahead of President Donald Trump’s inauguration, a spokesperson for the federal agency confirmed on Monday.

The Climate & Health Summit, which had been in the works for the last many months, had been scheduled to take place next month in Atlanta. The summit’s aim was to provide public health officials from around the nation with an opportunity to learn more about the increasing evidence of the health risks posed by climate change.

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Scientists discover well-preserved remains of prehistoric giant otter

Scientists discover well-preserved remains of prehistoric giant otter

A team of scientists have discovered a well-preserved skull of a prehistoric giant otter species that lived among birds and water lilies in the forested wetlands of China millions of years ago.

The wolf-sized otter species lived in swampy areas of Yunnan province in China. Scientists estimated that it would have weighed nearly 110 pounds, and existed more than 6 million years ago.

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Kaleo announces free alternative to expensive EpiPen

Kaleo announces free alternative to expensive EpiPen

Just around a week after CVS announced its decision to introduce an EpiPen rival for just $10, Kaleo Pharma announced an alternative that will be available free of charge.

Kaleo's auto-adrenaline-injection system called Auvi-Q, which was recalled last fall, will return to the market by February 14, 2017. While the regular price of Auvi-Q is $360, it will be available free of charge for millions of patients.

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Trump reportedly interested in public-private partnerships for Mars mission

Trump reportedly interested in public-private partnerships for Mars mission

In his inaugural speech, U.S. President Donald Trump delivered clear hints that he is interested in sending humans to Mars, most probably through public-private partnerships.

Trump vowed to “unlock” the mysteries of space and stressed that space exploration is one of the ways forward to make the U.S. great again. During his first official speech, he also said that the U.S. is ready to harness the energies and technologies of tomorrow.

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Cassini captures spectacular view of Saturn’s moon Daphnis

Cassini captures spectacular view of Saturn’s moon Daphnis

The National Aeronautics & Space Administration’s (NASA’s) Cassini spacecraft has captured stunning images of the Saturn moon Daphnis, providing the closest view of the small natural satellite obtained yet.

Cassini captured images of Daphnis while making one of its ring-grazing passes over the outer edges of gaseous planet’s rings on Jan. 16, 2017.

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Alaska’s Bogoslof Volcano erupts again

Alaska’s Bogoslof Volcano, which has been erupting periodically since December 2016, erupted again on Friday, the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) confirmed. In a newly released statement, AVO said that Bogoslof Volcano in the Aleutian Islands erupted again at 1:17 p.m., sending up another ash cloud in high in the air.  The volcano in question is situated on the Bogoslof Island, which is also called Agasagook Island. It is the summit of a submarine strato-volcano situated along the southern edge

Alaska’s Bogoslof Volcano, which has been erupting periodically since December 2016, erupted again on Friday, the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) confirmed.

In a newly released statement, AVO said that Bogoslof Volcano in the Aleutian Islands erupted again at 1:17 p.m., sending up another ash cloud in high in the air.

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Study blames humans for Australia’s 1,000-pound kangaroos’ extinction

Study blames humans for Australia’s 1,000-pound kangaroos’ extinction

Researchers have long debated what might have caused Australia’s megafauna, including 1,000-pound kangaroos, to go extinct. While many previously studies blamed climate for the extinction of the gigantic kangaroos, a new study has suggested that humans were responsible for the extermination of this ancient species.

A study published this week in Nature Communications suggests Australia’s giant animals went extinct over just a few thousand years—which is fast for well-established species like this.

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President Trump mentions space exploration in inaugural speech

President Trump mentions space exploration in inaugural speech

After taking oath as the new president of the United States on Friday, Donald Trump mentioned space exploration as one of the ways forward to make the nation great again.

In his inaugural speech, Mr. Trump said that the nation is ready to unlock the mysteries of space through ambitious space exploration efforts and to harness the energies and technologies of tomorrow.

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Nearly half of U.S. men have genital HPV infection: study

Nearly half of U.S. men have genital HPV infection: study

Almost half of men in the United States are suffering from a genital human papillomavirus (HPV) infection but a small percentage have access to the required vaccine, a new study revealed.

The study, led by Dr. Jasmine Han of gynecologic oncology at North Carolina’s Fort Bragg-based Womack Army Medical Center, revealed that nearly 45 per cent of American men (around 35 million men) under age 60 are suffering from a genital HPV infection.

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Study signals major sea level rise ahead

Study signals major sea level rise ahead

A new study of patterns of natural shifts in the Earth’s climate has revealed a really ‘worrisome’ signal that a major increase in sea level could be on the way.

A team of researchers from the Oregon State University, University College Dublin, University of Wisconsin and Science Museum of Virginia, studied patterns of natural shifts in our planet’s climate, and found that ocean surface temperatures during the planet’s last warm period, nearly 125,000 years ago, were similar to today.

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