Healthy babies don’t need ‘smart clothing’ to monitor vital signs

Healthy babies don’t need ‘smart clothing’ to monitor vital signs

A team of pediatricians has recommended that parents should think twice before purchasing so-called “smart clothing” with vital signs monitors to keep tabs on the health of their babies.

The smart clothing like sensor-equipped socks, onesies, leg bands and diapers clips are being marketed as efficient tools to help parents keep an eye on things like their infants’ breathing, pulse rate and blood oxygen levels, when they are in distress.

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Badlands National Park defies Trump on climate change

Badlands National Park defies Trump on climate change

South Dakota’s Badlands National Park often post tweets on the issue of climate change and evolution, but it gained unprecedented attention on social media on Tuesday when it messed around with President Donald Trump.

Thumbing its nose at President Trump, Badlands National Park argued in a tweet that the heat-trapping carbon dioxide (CO2) in Earth’s atmosphere is now higher than at any time in the past.

In one of its four tweets, the national park said, “Today, the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is higher than at any time in the last 650,000 years.”

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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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