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Warming Arctic continues to Pose Threat to Region’s Walrus Populations

Warming Arctic continues to Pose Threat to Region’s Walrus Populations

Polar region at the northernmost part of the planet Arctic is warming faster than any other region in the world, as per a report released Thursday. It is the second time when the region has been found warming approximately twice as fast as the rest of the world.

As the region is warming twice as fast as other places in the world, its ice sheets are melting rapidly and making conditions difficult for walrus populations to survive, researchers said.

Study contradicts theories and efforts spanning several years to shut down corrupt clinics handing opioid out to anybody

Study contradicts theories and efforts spanning several years to shut down corrupt clinics handing opioid out to anybody

According to a latest study, the overprescription of opioid painkillers is being driven by general practitioners, in large numbers and not by specialists or ‘pill mill’ operations as suggested by some.

Conducted at Stanford University, the study has contradicted theories and efforts spanning many years to close down the corrupt clinics that have been giving the drugs out to everybody asking out for them.

Curiosity Reaches Expansive Dune Field at Base of Mount Sharp

Curiosity Reaches Expansive Dune Field at Base of Mount Sharp

NASA’s Curiosity rover has reached a huge field of rippled sand dunes that are located at the base of Mount Sharp that range up to two stories tall. The rover has started the first ever close investigation of currently active sand dunes beyond earth.

These dark dunes, named as the ‘Bagnold Dunes’, are spread all round the northwestern flank of Mount Sharp and lie on the alien road of Curiosity’s daring trek up the lower portion of the layered Martian mountain.

Researchers Present Advance Way to Detect Lie

Researchers Present Advance Way to Detect Lie

Researchers from the University of Michigan recently developed a new way to detect lie. The team has built a lie-detecting software database that uses person’s words and gestures to find whether he/she is lying.

The team created the software using videos from some high-stakes court cases. Explaining the working of the software, the researchers said the software uses a person’s words and gestures to detect behavioral patterns that may be different from the normal.

Hospitals Asking Their Staff to Get Influenza Vaccination

Hospitals Asking Their Staff to Get Influenza Vaccination

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has asked health-care personnel to get influenza vaccination after a report has shown that most deaths are result of health-care workers transmitting the influenza virus to their patients.

After the report revealed its data, hospitals have picked up pace and have started asking their staff to get vaccinated, or wear masks if they cannot or will not get vaccinated.

D-Wave 2X Quantum Computer Revealed Before Media on Tuesday

D-Wave 2X Quantum Computer Revealed Before Media on Tuesday

The unique D-Wave 2X quantum computer at NASA’s Advanced Supercomputing facility in Silicon Valley was showed to media on Tuesday. The machine appears to be very impressive and engineers are even planning to sue it for a new area of computing.

The machine is even used by researchers at universities. It is linked to internet like other NASA supercomputers that are made available for academics.

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