A study published in the journal PLOS ONE and reported in Gizmodo suggests that if you need good advice on how to sleep deeper and longer per day – then an elephant is not the mammal to ask. This suggestion becomes imperative when researchers found out that elephants sleep only two hours per day – making them the shortest sleeping mammal. However, elephants in the wild sleep an average of two hours per day while those in zoos sleep an average of 4-6 hours per day.
A Chicago-area woman named Nancy Lee Carlson has won a lawsuit against NASA. The US space agency had confiscated a bag containing moon dust that Carlson had bought via a winning bid in 2015. NASA astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin had collected the lunar samples on July 16, 1969 during the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. Now a federal judge in Houston has ordered NASA to return the moon dust to Carlson and she has since taken possession.
A study published in the journal Animal Behavior by researchers from the University of Arizona suggests that dogs have the same level of social intelligence as two-year-old kids. This research seems to justify why some people regard pet dogs as family members – given their friendliness and social or communication intelligence. The study also seeks to understand if humans and dogs shared the same ancestral evolution.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has published a catalogue of 12 priority pathogens which have been very resistant to antibiotics. The objective behind listing the bacteria is to help scientists identify the pathogens and as well as develop newer effective antibiotics. WHO came up with the initiative to arrest the spread of pathogens that pose the greatest threat to public health.
She claimed to be an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) with a doctoral degree. She was then hired as a nursing administrator and wrote up plans while also attending to patients. She however never had any nursing-related degrees nor possessed any Ph.D as claimed. And has now been arrested for practicing medicine without any valid professional license. Such is the story of 48-year-old Amy Suzanne Pohlman of Jacksonville, Florida.
Well, maybe it is not your time yet to be on the next scheduled flight around the moon, but two unnamed persons have signified their interests to be taken round the moon late next year by SpaceX. According to SpaceX’s CEO and founder, Elon Musk, the two private individuals have paid significant deposits for the trip and are currently undergoing health tests to ensure their fitness for the lunar mission. These two persons will however lose their seats for the flight to the moon where NASA decides to send its own astronauts, Musk said.
Researchers from the University of Queensland (UQ) have maintained that while the idea of resurrecting extinct animals might seem exhilarating, the conservation efforts to make this work will come at a terrible cost. They noted that bringing back extinct species from the dead would only hurt conservation initiatives and not help it. They added that it is better to focus attention on conserving threatened and endangered species rather than wasting resources on bringing back long-forgotten, ancient species to life again.
Almost all mothers know that raising children makes adequate sleep impossible, now a new study has also confirmed it. The new research states that raising children makes mothers to suffer sleep deprivation while the same cannot be said of fathers. The authors of the study found that for every additional child in a household, mothers will sleep 50% less and less – but the sleep quality of fathers are never affected.
A new study published in the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior reveals three combination methods that women can use to achieve sexual orgasms faster. The study also reveals why women fake orgasm and why the orgasm experience of men is different from that of women. And then the study suggests that lesbian and bisexual women and gay men experience more orgasms than straight or heterosexual women and men.
Excessive sleep is a symptom of dementia, but not the cause of dementia, researchers have found. The new study also found that people who sleep for over 9 hours every day increase their risks of developing dementia two fold within 10 years. And then, MRI scans of the brain reveal that people who sleep in excess of 9 hours daily have smaller brain volumes compared with those who sleep less.
People above the age of 50 years have been advised to go for colon cancer screening every 10 years to forestall developing colon cancer. African-Americans are advised to do the screening from age 45 years above. While people with a family history of colon cancer are advised to begin the screening at a much earlier age – since the earlier colon cancer is discovered, the easier it is to remove its tumor.
A team of researchers from Lund University in Sweden, University of Bristol, and the Royal Ontario Museum has discovered the remains of an ancient worm that measured about 3 feet in length. The giant worm is estimated to have lived some 400 million years ago and named Websteroprion armstrongi. The most distinguishing feature of this ancient worm is its giant jaws which must have been used in snapping up preys.
Locals say it measures 20-feet long, and video footage shows it is a hairy monstrosity. It washed up ashore the Diganat Islands in the Philippines, but what it is remains mysterious and unknown. Such is the story of carcass of a hairy sea monster that is generating a lot of controversy in the Philippines and among scientists from around the world.
Gay sexual health is now the focus of several public and private initiatives in Australia among other countries, and the GRUNT initiative in Canberra is the proof of this in Australia. GRUNT is a sexual health campaign for bisexual, gay and trans men in the country, and the program ws only launched a couple days back. Its launch was supported by the Australian Federation of AIDS Organization and the AIDS Action Council among other backers.
NASA 7 planets and Trappist-1 are terms trending now online following NASA’s press conference to announce the latest discovery of a dwarf star with seven planets orbiting it. NASA has found over 2,000 exoplanets since its establishment several decades ago, but it continues to investigate if any of these is habitable to life in any forms. The latest discovery of dwarf star Trappist-1 and its seven orbiting worlds pose an interesting knowledge to space teachers and students alike.