Snapchat comes in partnership with (RED) for the first time ever

Snapchat comes in partnership with (RED) for the first time ever

This World AIDS Day, the non-profit (RED) organization, has planned many activities for raising both money and awareness in the battle against the disease. A Snapchat user can play his part by just adding a filter to his snaps.

The LA Times has reported that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is going to donate $3 to (RED) every time a Snap is posted, with one of 3 custom ‘World AIDS Day’ filters up to a huge sum of $3 million.

For the first time black hole caught in act of swallowing a star

For the first time black hole caught in act of swallowing a star

For the first time ever, a black hole has been caught swallowing a star that was very close. It was throwing out a flare of matter moving with roughly the speed of light, a process, compared to a cosmic ‘burp’.

Despite progress in treatment, HIV patients in Myanmar often face rejection

Despite progress in treatment, HIV patients in Myanmar often face rejection

The husband of a lady named Cho died at the home of his parents and soon after his demise, the family told her that her husband died of AIDS and she must get tested too. Recollecting back the time, Cho said she rushed to a clinic in the scorching heat to get a blood test, and soon felt relieved when the test showed negative results.

New kind of Diamond created at room temperature

New kind of Diamond created at room temperature

A new phase of solid carbon, having the qualities earlier believed to be impossible, has been created by researchers. The properties can be used for creating diamonds at room temperature and at a same atmospheric pressure as that of the ambient air.

North Carolina State University scientists have named it Q-carbon, saying that it is different from the other solid forms of carbon, graphite and diamond that are known to us.

US Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act could trigger new battle in commercial space race

1B--US Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act could trigger new battle in commercial space race

President Obama signed the US Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act last week, ruling ownership of asteroid resources, which may trigger a new fight in the commercial space race. Latest US Asteroid Mining Law may breach International Space Treaty.

Under the section 5103 of the Act, the companies in the US get the right to resources mined from asteroids, though it hasn’t given them rights to the asteroids themselves.

The signing of the act by the president has drawn applause from a five-year-old asteroid mining company Planetary Resources.

Ancient Sea Creature Tribrachidium reveals Complexity of Earth’s Earliest Ecosystems

Ancient Sea Creature Tribrachidium reveals Complexity of Earth’s Earliest Ecosystems

Biologists have found that Tribrachidium, an ocean dwelling creature that lived on earth some 555 million years ago, was a suspension feeder. The Biologist used principles of computational fluid dynamics to find that the long-extinct creature was dependent on floating food particles around it in water.

Japan is all set to Resume Whale Hunt Activities in Antarctic

Japan is all set to Resume Whale Hunt Activities in Antarctic

Japan’s Antarctic whale hunt has been a matter of criticism from a long time. An international court had ordered the East Asian country to stop its whale hunting activity in Antarctica for about 12 months. Now, according to the International Whaling Commission (IWC), Japan is all set to send its send its ships on whale hunt again. The country could send whaling ships on Tuesday, IWC said.

Report says 20% levy is an essential part of any national strategy to tackle child obesity

Report says 20% levy is an essential part of any national strategy to tackle child obesity

The government is highly pressurized to withdraw its opposition to a tax on sugary drinks. The pressure has been built up after the publication of a hard-hitting report from MPs, according to which, a 20% tax is must for any national strategy to deal with child obesity.

David Cameron has ordered a sugar tax consistently, but headed by the Tory MP Dr Sarah Wollaston, the cross-party health select committee has strongly backed it as one of a range of tough interventions planned for cutting the accessibility to unhealthy foods.

Increased antibiotic resistance compromises effectiveness of antibiotics

Increased antibiotic resistance compromises effectiveness of antibiotics

The (NC DHHS) North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services' Division of Public Health (DPH) has been taking initiatives to encourage people and healthcare providers to take antibiotics carefully and correctly for cutting the growth of antibiotic resistance, specifically during flu season.

When antibiotics are consumed unnecessarily and inappropriately, they tend to boost the drug-resistant bacteria that can result in serious illness or death.

Pfizer and Allergan soon to enter into $150 billion deal

Pfizer and Allergan soon to enter into $150 billion deal

Soon you could be introduced to the world’s largest drugmaker by sales. It is not a new company, but a deal between Pfizer Inc. and Allergan PLC worth $150 million. Boards of the companies were expected approve the agreement on Sunday and it will be announced on Monday.

Along with some cash, the deal will include 11.3 Pfizer shares for every Allergen share. If the deal finalizes then it would be biggest ever merger in the health care. Another major thing is it would be the biggest inversion ever.

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