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Stone tools were first Used by Capuchin monkeys to crack open cashew nuts

Stone tools were first Used by Capuchin monkeys to crack open cashew nuts

Barring a variety of hard-shelled fruits and seeds, the semi-arid region of northeast Brazil has little to offer for a monkey to eat. As such when ancient bearded capuchins arrived in this region about half a million years ago when, they needed to devise a method to access the only food available to them.

Scientists say one capuchin may have accidentally cracked open cashew nuts with the help of a rock. In the process, he or she may have made monkey history by opening up a brand-new habitat for the species.

DSCOVR satellite captures image of moon as it moves in front of earth

DSCOVR satellite captures image of moon as it moves in front of earth

A NASA camera on the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite for the second in a year has captured an image that shows the moon as it moves in front of the sunlit side of earth. The event was recorded on July 5 with the same level of resolution as the first photo bomb of last year.

Adam Szabo, DSCOVR project scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, said that it has happened again with DSCOVR that the moon came in between the spacecraft and earth. Using NASA’s Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC), the new photo bomb image was captured.

Previously-old-and-small-considered galaxy is actually a massive one

Previously-old-and-small-considered galaxy is actually a massive one

Scientists have named this very normal looking galaxy as the ‘Frankenstein galaxy’. The galaxy UGC 1382 was considered as an old, small and very ordinary elliptical galaxy. But as per new observations, it is actually it is 10 times larger than anyone thought and also, it is younger on the inside than what it is on the outside.

DNA could be new data storage device in future

DNA could be new data storage device in future

Data storage devices have revolutionized over the years, meeting growing needs to store data conveniently. Research to find more promising data storage devices has directed researchers toward studying ability of DNA to store data. Microsoft researchers are trying to use DNA in data storage technology.

Computer simulations show how bacteria could build and power microscopic wind farms

Computer simulations show how bacteria could build and power microscopic wind farms

Researchers at Oxford University asserted computer simulations have shown how bacteria could construct and power microscopic wind farms. They believe one day such wind farms could power microscopic engines for self-assembled and self-powered devices.

Research: Statins probably associated with improved survival in lung, breast, prostate, and bowel cancers

Research: Statins probably associated with improved survival in lung, breast, prostate, and bowel cancers

A research presented at Frontiers in CardioVascular Biology (FCVB) 2016 suggested that use of statins could be linked to decreased mortality and enhanced survival in lung, breast, prostate, and bowel cancers.

Dr Carter of Aston University said that that as per their research, there’s something related to possessing high cholesterol diagnosis that boosts survival and the extent to which all this happened was very prominent in the four studied cancers.

New Study talks about potential cardiovascular harm caused by vaping

New Study talks about potential cardiovascular harm caused by vaping

A study published recently in the journal Chest by a team of researchers led by Roberto Carnevale from the Sapienza University of Rome in Italy has highlighted the harms posed by vaping. It has said that chemicals in e-cigarette vapor produce short-term signs of potential cardiovascular harm.

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