Astronomers for the first time were able to detect magnetic fields just outside the event horizon of the supermassive black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy. The event horizon is the ‘point of no return’ beyond which not even light could escape.
Study co-author Shep Doeleman, assistant director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Haystack Observatory, said in a statement that the magnetic fields they detected now were earlier predicted to exist, but no one ever was able to see them.
On Thursday, Ban Ki-moon, the United Nations secretary general, tried to temper potential of the going on climate talks outside of Paris. He advised negotiators to don’t go for the perfect that is an enemy of the good.
On a brief stop at headquarters prior to returning to France, he told reporters, “There is no perfect agreement. But our goal is clear: an agreement that truly addresses climate change, and puts the world on track for long-term prosperity, stability and peace. That is what the days ahead in Paris can and must deliver”.
The richest 10% population of the world is behind half of total global carbon emissions, according to a new report by Oxfam. Rich people’s lifestyle choices are responsible for their 11 times higher carbon production than poor people, it added.
The poorest half of the world, which includes about 3.5 billion individuals, produces just 10% of all carbon dioxide emissions. But still, they are mostly affected by the climate change. They are experiencing deadly natural disasters like drought and flooding, according to the report.
A new law in New York City requires restaurants to display a new warning symbol on the menu. This warning is meant to warn dinners about the black-and-white difference between the recommended amount of sodium and too much salt.
The warning symbol is a white salt inside a black triangle and will appear next to food items that contain more than 2.3 grams of sodium, which is the maximum recommend intake one should have in a single day.
Recent excavation by archaeologists outside a cave in Spain resulted in the discovery of the world’s oldest depiction of a campsite ever discovered. Researchers believe the finding belongs to the upper Paleolithic era dating back to about 13, 800 years.
According to the team, newfound etchings were discovered near the Molí del Salt rock shelter in northeastern Spain. The findings indicate that ancient people might have lived in dwellings that are very much similar to those of modern-day hunter-gatherers.
So far, we have been hearing that bees play a crucial role to help our crops and flowers to grow, but now a new research has revealed that non-bee insects also are very necessary for the growth of crops across the world.
The research co-authored by the Royal Saskatchewan Museum's Cory Sheffield revealed that non-bee insects such as beetles, moths, butterflies, wasps, ants and flies are essential pollinators. Now, birds and bats have also joined the list of pollinators.
The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) commemorated the World AIDS Day 2015 by honoring an estimated 34 million people who are presently battling HIV or AIDS. The global leader in the fight against AIDS said that it is standing beside every person who is being infected with the deadly virus.
The foundation on the day also said that there is a high need to spread more and more education and awareness about the disease. It also called for a need to increase the access to healthcare across the world.
The anti-HIV medications if taken as per requirement can help in reducing the risk of developing HIV. A drug by Gilead named Turvada has been advised to be given daily for better results.
A medication by Gilead i.e. Truvada is a combination of tenofovir and emtricitabine. It got approval of the US Food and Drug Administration in 2012 to prevent HIV infections.
It has been advised that a person must be given a dosage of the drug daily. But, the new study suggested that this dosage may or may not be necessary, and the drug can be taken as per required.
While speaking to AFP, the Chinese scientist behind the biggest cloning factory in the world said he has technology advanced enough to replicate humans, and that he was just holding off because of the public reaction fear.
Boyalife Group and its partners are going to build the huge plant in the northern Chinese port of Tianjin, where it will begin production in the coming seven months. The plant is aiming an output of one million cloned cows per year by 2020. However, cattle are just the beginning of ambitions of the chief executive Xu Xiaochun.
Researchers from the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT have come up with some modifications to the innovative CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing system that cut down on ‘off-target’ editing issues significantly. One of the main technical issues one has to face while using genome editing is addressed by the advanced technique.
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