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Watch rare transit of Mercury on May 9

Watch rare transit of Mercury on May 9

On May 9, the smallest planet of our Solar System, Mercury, will make a rare transit. Mercury will pass directly between earth and the sun. Last time, the transit took place in 2006 and next events will be in 2019 and 2032.

The transit will take place in the afternoon and early evening in the UK and Mercury will appear as a dark disk against the bright surface of the sun. In the UK, the transit will start at 1112 GMT and end at 1842 GMT.

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Young Gay and bisexual men are six times more likely to attempt suicide than elderly

Young Gay and bisexual men are six times more likely to attempt suicide than eld

A research paper published in the Journal of Public Health has reported about increased risk of poor mental health among young gay and bisexual men compared to elderly in the group. Research carried out by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine has found that gay and bisexual men under the age of 26 were six times more likely to commit suicide or self-harm than men in the group who were aged more than 45 years.

British astronaut Tim Peake completes London Marathon in orbit

British astronaut Tim Peake completes London Marathon in orbit

By completing the 26.2 miles distance, British astronaut Tim Peake has become the first man to complete a marathon in space on Sunday. He took part in the London Marathon, which is counted as Britain’s biggest mass participation race.

Around 38,000 runners completed the marathon on earth and Peake ran the distance in orbit 200 miles above earth. As per the European Space Agency, Peake completed the journey in three hours 35 minutes 21 seconds.

British researchers may have found gene that influences people to lose their virginity early

British researchers may have found gene that influences people to lose their vir

British researchers said they have probably detected a gene that could be linked to the age at which people lose their virginity. The research might sound surprising for many but the research team has seriously evaluated the gene involved (CADM2) for the current project and the age at which study participants had sex for the first time. Though no single genetic variation can affect the behavior entirely, the group of British researchers said that the gene pattern found by them can account for a notable amount of the difference when people lose their virginity.

Two-fifths of people suffering from Parkinson’s in the UK hide their condition

Two-fifths of people suffering from Parkinson’s in the UK hide their condition

According to new findings released by Parkinson’s UK, 40% of the people with Parkinson’s in the South East hide their symptoms. People are not revealing their conditions of Parkinson’s that affect their condition further as they do not get right treatment at appropriate time. As the patients are struggling emotionally to deal with the disease, their condition becomes worse in absence of proper care.

Cancer surgery live streamed with an aim to lessen expenses of medical student training

Cancer surgery live streamed with an aim to lessen expenses of medical student t

On April 14, UK doctors carried out a cancer surgery that was live streamed across the world. The surgery that turned into a virtual reality experience has especially proved beneficial for medical students, who were able to have almost real experience of inside the operating room.

The virtual-reality experience was only possible owing to the 360-degree view of the procedure that was made available through provider Medical Realities website. Dr. Shafi Ahmed, co-founder of Medical Realities, headed the surgery which was live streamed.

UK couple enters into negotiations with potential buyers over whale vomit

UK couple enters into negotiations with potential buyers over whale vomit

A UK couple has entered into negotiations with potential buyers over a whale vomit. They discovered a valuable piece of whale vomit while roaming on a beach.

Whale vomit, also called ambergris, possesses a main ingredient that makes it apt for high-end fragrances due to its ability of making scents last longer. It is a wax-like substance whose origination takes place in the form of a secretion in the intestines of the sperm whale, frequently seen in tropical seas. The substance is used in manufacturing of perfumes.

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