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Day: January 29, 2016

Antarctic Fungi Survive on Martian Conditions on ISS For 18 Months

Tiny fungi taken from Antarctic rocks were sent to the International Space Station where the conditions were similar to those on planet Mars a while back. Now, 18 months later, over 60 % of the cells are intact with stable DNA. The paper is published in Astrobiology. Can life be sustained under the conditions of

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Successful Psychopaths Conceal Their Game & Lead Prosperous Lives

Not all psychopaths are convicted criminals. Actually, most of them are not cold-blooded, loving the sight of blood, as would be tempting to think. Rather, there is such a thing known as successful psychopathy whereby the individual displays characteristics of a psychopathic personality which he uses to his own advantage to get what he wants

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Global Youth Tobacco Survey Launched This Year

Smoking and synthetic drugs have pervaded our society. Our youth is particularly affected by the two scourges. The Ministry of Health will launch a survey this year to determine the extent of the effects. A Global Youth Tobacco Survey will be launched soon by the Ministry of Health, announced Minister Anil Gayan on January 28. It

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Human Breast Milk Contains The Solution To Antibiotic Resistance

mother breastfeeding

Protein lactoferrin found in breast milk and saliva has been re-engineered to develop hollow capsule constructions that are able to fight pathogenic bacteria at great speeds such that the latter cannot grow resistant to them. Our world has changed so much down to even the microscopic organisms that what was once a brilliant solution might

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What is Zika Virus? Everything You Need To Know

What is the Zika Virus? Zika virus, a mosquito-borne flavivirus, causes mild illness in humans called Zika fever, or commonly known as Zika. Approximately 1 in 5 infected people develop illness. The virus is transmitted by mosquitoes of genus Aedes. Some of the species falling under Aedes are A. aegypti and A. africanus. It apparently

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