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Spider venom may help save stroke victims: researchers say

Spider venom may help save stroke victims: researchers say

Venom of potentially deadly funnel-web spiders may be used to save the lives of stroke patients as a protein in the venom have been found effective in minimizing the effects of brain damage after a stroke, according to Australian researchers.

A team of researchers from the Monash University and University of Queensland administered an electric charge to three funnel-web spiders’ fangs, making the deadly creatures to squeeze out venom.

SpaceX reusable cargo ship returns to Earth

SpaceX reusable cargo ship returns to Earth

Ending a mission to supply astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS), a SpaceX reusable cargo ship loaded with 3,800 pounds of no-longer-needed equipment and trash splashed down into the Pacific Ocean safely on Sunday.

Total solar eclipse to cross America for first time in 99 years

Total solar eclipse to cross America for first time in 99 years

For the first time in 99 years, a total solar eclipse will cross the United States this summer, prompting tens of millions of people to cram into a 60-mile-wide path from Oregon to the Carolinas to witness the rare phenomenon.

NASA astronomers have predicted that a total solar eclipse crossing the nation will take place on August 21, 2017, when the sky will go dark in the middle of the day.

Oceans are heating up 13% faster than previously thought: study

Oceans are heating up 13% faster than previously thought: study

Earth’s oceans are warming 13 per cent faster than previously thought and the pace of warming has accelerated over the past few decades, a new study has warned.

Using a new strategy to improve upon their understanding of ocean warming to estimate overall global warming from 1960 to 2015, researchers estimated that the rate of warming from 1992 is almost twice as higher as the warming rate from 1960.

Animals may shrink as Earth continues to warm up

Animals may shrink as Earth continues to warm up

A new research has warned that animals may shrink in size as global warming continues on its course, affecting various life forms on the planet.

Nearly 54 million years ago, an ancient horse that was the about the size of a dog dwarfed to the size of a cat after Earth suddenly got hotter. A team of researchers led by University of New Hampshire’s Abigail D’Ambrosia has warned that man-made global warming could lead to further shrinkage of mammals in the future.

CCC to finalize Philippines’ obligations to Paris Agreement

CCC to finalize Philippines’ obligations to Paris Agreement

Following the ratification of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change by the Philippine government on Tuesday, the Climate Change Commission (CCC) is preparing for the mainstreaming and finalization of the country’s obligations to the accord.

The country’s Senate voted unanimously to approve the Paris Agreement. Representatives of the country had signed the agreement last year in New York.

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