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U.S. airlines reviewing ‘overbooking’ policies after United Airlines fiasco

U.S. airlines reviewing ‘overbooking’ policies after United Airlines fiasco

The severe criticism against the rough removal of a United Airlines passenger to make room on a crowded flight has prompted some American airlines to renounce the practice, while others have started offering richer incentives for giving up seats.

Researchers discover potentially habitable 'super-Earth'

Researchers discover potentially habitable 'super-Earth'

Researchers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) claimed to have discovered a super-Earth, dubbed LHS 1140b, orbiting in the habitable zone of a small red dwarf star.

The red dwarf star, designated LHS 1140, is around 39 light-years away from Earth and 4.2 light-years from our nearest star Proxima Centauri. The researchers estimated that the exoplanet is roughly 11,000 miles in diameter.

$11.2 Million Grant for Checking Link Between Obesity and Cancer: University of Kentucky

$11.2 Million Grant for Checking Link Between Obesity and Cancer: University of Kentucky

The University of Kentucky has received $11.2 million grant in order to study link between cancer and obesity from the National Institutes of Health. Obesity levels have been rising all over the world and obesity has been linked to many chronic health issues. The Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) grant will fund research on the issue for next five years, the University report informed.

Peggy Whitson becomes first woman to command ISS twice

Peggy Whitson becomes first woman to command ISS twice

American astronaut Peggy Whitson has become the first woman to command the International Space Station (ISS) twice. She assumed the role of the space station commander as three astronauts are returning to Earth.

Whitson, a NASA astronaut, stepped back into the role the ISS’ commander at 10:40 a.m. EDT (1440 GMT) on Monday during a change-of-command ceremony.

Specific food gave humans their big fancy brains: study

Specific food gave humans their big fancy brains: study

A new study by New York University researchers has shed light on why our ancient predecessors grow larger as well as more complex brains than their primate ancestors.

Scientists believe that humans evolved from primates, but despite the fact that primates still exist, humans are actually a different branch on the same family tree.

Deadly drug-resistant fungal infection ‘Candida auris’ spreading fast

Deadly drug-resistant fungal infection ‘Candida auris’ spreading fast

The deadly drug-resistant fungal infection "Candida auris" has been spreading in the United States and the world as a whole. Since June last year, nearly three dozen Americans have been diagnosed with this infection.

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