An international team of researchers have discovered the fossilized remains of a 540-million-year-old critter the size of a grain of sand, which researchers believe might be at the other end of humans’ family tree.
The tiny ancient creature called Saccorhytus coronaries’ remains were discovered in Shaanxi Province, central China. It lived nearly 540 million years ago, during the early Cambrian period, when the region was covered by a shallow ocean.
Brazilian authorities have confirmed that the ongoing yellow fever outbreak has claimed at least three more lives, while hundreds of suspected cases remain under investigation.
The Health Ministry of the South American country said in a statement that a total of 568 suspected cases were reported nationwide, More than 100 cases have been confirmed, while 430 cases remain under investigation.
Heading toward its grand finale phase, U.S. space agency NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has provided images showing Saturn’s rings in unprecedented detail.
Cassini is currently in its “Ring-Grazing” orbits phase, and it is observing rings of icy debris of the gaseous planet. The views are the closest-ever pictures of the outer parts of the planet’s main rings, providing researchers with an eagerly awaited opportunity to observe features like “straw” and “propellers.”
Three student teams, one each from the America, Germany and the Netherlands, sent their Hyperloop pods through a mile-long vacuum tube yesterday to test the futuristic mode of transportation.
The Hyperloop project, a concept for a high-speed ground transport system, was first announced by SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk in 2013. Students were invited from around the globe to designs and build prototypes for new transportation system.
A newly-launched universal baby box program will provide all babies born in New Jersey this year with free ‘safe boxes’ to sleep in and additional newborn essentials.
Cooper University Hospital rolled out the Baby Boxes program as part of a safe-sleeping campaign designed to decrease the number of babies dying from so-called Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Syndrome (SUIDS).
The cardboard boxes come with a firm mattress, fitted sheet and a waterproof cover. Recipients are also receiving diapers, wipes, breast pads, breast cream, and an activity cart.
Invasive fish species Grass carp will “outcompete” native fish in three of the Great Lakes if it is not controlled within a decade, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Services (FWS) has warned.
The federal agency has warned that the invasion of Grass carp, which is one of the four Asian carp species, in the great freshwater lakes of Erie, Huron and Ontario, poses a really serious threat to the lakes’ aquatic environment.
Just after sunset on Sunday, sky gazers were able to feat their eyes on the two brightest objects in the night sky as the Moon was swept by Venus.
The thin waxing crescent Moon, the only natural satellite of our planet, looked rather low in the sky just after the sunset and many caught it soon after before it disappeared.
As the Moon is gradually sliding away from the setting Sun, toward Venus, it will appear even closer to the planet after sunset on January 30, 2017. Eventually, the Moon will be sweeping right by Venus and then Mars to round out the month of January.
Brogan BamBrogan, who cofounded Hyperloop One and left the firm last year amid a series of lawsuits and countersuits, is reportedly preparing to return to the alt-transportation game with his own company.
BamBrogan has updated his LinkedIn profile with a new title -- cofounder of Arrivo, The Arrival Co. that will no doubt pick up where the hyperloop engineer left off. However, Arrivo officials didn’t respond to a request for a comment on the new venture.
While Republicans are inclined to cut off federal funding for Planned Parenthood, a new poll released on Friday indicated that almost two-thirds of American voters oppose any such move.
According to a new Quinnipiac poll, nearly 66 per cent of voters told pollsters that they oppose cutting off federal funding for Planned Parenthood, and even a larger majority, 70 per cent, told them that they agree with the 1973 Supreme Court ruling on Roe vs. Wade that legalized the procedure abortion.
Following a three-day hearing, a federal district court judge in Austin, Texas, issued a temporary injunction to block the state from removing Planned Parenthood from its Medicaid program.
The state’s plan to remove Planned Parenthood from its Medicaid program would deny more than 11,000 poor residents from accessing preventive health care from providers of their choice, as well as would strip the state’s Planned Parenthood clinics of millions of dollars annually.
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