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Commonly Used Antibiotic Clarithromycin Linked to Higher Risk of Cardiac Deaths

Commonly Used Antibiotic Clarithromycin Linked to Higher Risk of Cardiac Deaths

A recent research has suggested a link between a commonly used antibiotic called clarithromycin and a higher risk of cardiac death.

For the research, a group of Danish experts examined around 160,000 people across Denmark. They were all aged between 40 and 74 years and all of them were prescribed a seven-day course of clarithromycin. The data of these 160,000 people was compared to that of 4.3 million who received penicillin V - the third most commonly prescribed antibiotic in England.

Kilobots’ Key Feature is their Self-Organizing Behavior

Kilobots’ Key Feature is their Self-Organizing Behavior

Known as 'Kilobots', these tiny robots have self-assembling properties and can carry out their tasks with minimal initial human guidance. Researchers from Harvard University have created an army of these robots.

As said, these robots can organize themselves into different large shapes. Lead author Michael Rubenstein said they have developed these robots using cost-effective materials and simple programming.

Kilobots require initial set of instructions via infrared and after that they work autonomously and do not require further human intervention.

Researchers discover unique, ancient flying lizard

Researchers discover unique, ancient flying lizard

Brazilian researchers have discovered fossils of a unique, extinct species of a sort of flying dinosaur that featured a bizarre, butterfly-like head and lived millions of years ago during the Cretaceous period.

Excavated from a mass graveyard of fifty winged reptiles in southern Brazil, the ancient species of flying pterosaur has been named Caiuajara dobruskii. The previously unknown species sport wingspans from 2-8 feet.

Maine IFW study on bear population in the region

Maine IFW study on bear population in the region

A group of experts is about to conclude a detailed four decade long study on Maine's bear population in order to contribute to the conservation efforts and increase understating of the species in the region.

The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife started the study in 1975 to examine the bear population in the state. The data gathered by the study is used to determine bear hunting rules and regulations in order to make sure that the number of bears is kept in balance with available habitat in the area.

Crops could be saved by releasing Genetically Engineered Fruit Flies

Crops could be saved by releasing Genetically Engineered Fruit Flies

A new study has suggested that genetically modified fruit flies could serve an environment-friendly technique of pest control. Releasing genetically engineered male fruit flies into the wild could be a cheap, effective and eco- friendly way to suppress population of crop damaging insects around the world.

The Mediterranean fruit fly is known to cause huge damages to crops. A combination of insecticides, baited traps, biological control and releasing sterilised insects to produce non-viable matings are currently used the serious agricultural pest.

Astronauts Face Sleep Problems in Space: Study

Astronauts Face Sleep Problems in Space: Study

A 10-year study has unveiled some shocking facts with regard to sleep problems faced by astronauts and their reliance on sleeping pills. Researchers said that astronauts many times rely on sleeping pills before takeoff and even during flights.

Regular Running for Five Minutes Reduces Heart Attack Risk

Regular Running for Five Minutes Reduces Heart Attack Risk

Running for mere five to ten minutes provides several health benefits, revealed a new study. People usually believe that it is important to run long distances to stay fit. However, the study, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, has showed that running for even five to ten minutes significantly reduces the chances of heart attacks and strokes.

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