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Hubble Telescope reveals Spinning Core of Crab Nebula

Hubble Telescope reveals Spinning Core of Crab Nebula

As per a Chinese tale about a millennium old, astronomers from China noticed a bright new star in the constellation Taurus. The most interesting thing about the star was that it was noticed for few weeks, even in daylight. It starts fading after some time and vanished after some years. Astronomers, that time, who didn’t have high-quality telescopes like today’s astronomers, were surprised to see that strange star.

Study found connection between coffee intake and delayed hearing recovery

Study found connection between coffee intake and delayed hearing recovery

Dr. Faisal Zawawi, an otolaryngologist, says when a person is exposed to loud noise, a temporary hearing reduction occurs. Though the loss to hearing recovers after three days but if it continues, it could turn permanent. A study by McGill University claim that coffee intake prevent one from recovering from this temporary loss, which is also termed as auditory temporary threshold shift.

Maine Medical Center launches residency program to promote healthy living practices

Maine Medical Center launches residency program to promote healthy living practices

Maine Medical Center has started new preventive medicine residency program in hopes to increase number of doctors in the state who would help Mainers avoid disease. They will be oriented toward promoting healthy practices such as healthy eating, lifestyle practices and also encourage early detection of diseases.

Drug-makers aim to make HIV drugs with lower side-effects

Drug-makers aim to make HIV drugs with lower side-effects

Gus Cairns, a 60 years old HIV patient, recalls old times when many were dying from AIDS two decades ago. He thought his time would come soon, but now at the age of 60 he looks fit. It was introduction of drugs that saved his life and made his battle to extend till now. But as the drugs are toxic for virus as well as body, it in a long run poses serious health complications.

Ohio University Hospitals first to offer fully dissolving stent treatment for CAD

Ohio University Hospitals first to offer fully dissolving stent treatment for CAD

Cardiologists at Case Medical Center, University Hospitals (UH), became first to implant the Abbott Absorb stent, a completely bioresorbable stent, on a patient suffering with coronary artery disease (CAD). This made State of Ohio first in the country to offer and implant fully dissolving stent.

61g lava flow southeast of Pu‘u ‘O‘o is still active

61g lava flow southeast of Pu‘u ‘O‘o is still active

The 61g lava flow southeast of Pu‘u ‘O‘o is presently active and this weekend it continued to move throughout the coastal plain on south flank of Kilauea. Scientists said that though progress was slow during the last two days, the flow has been advancing.

The USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory wrote in a morning update that on Saturday afternoon, when it was mapped, the flow front had progressed 130 m as compared to measurements taken on Friday.

Death of Australia’s other great reef a bad sign for world’s kelp forests

Death of Australia’s other great reef a bad sign for world’s kelp forests

In April, alarms were sounded worldwide when marine scientists came to know that over 90% of the Great Barrier Reef, the largest reef in the world, had bleached. Along with the scientific community, the Australian government, and also President Obama have asked for actions to save one of the great natural wonders of the Earth.

But at the same time, the death of the nation’s other reef, the 1,400-mile Great Southern Reef, remained unnoticed.

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