Science

Scientists claim existence of drowned Pacific Ocean continent

18 Feb 2017
A continent two-thirds the size of Australia has been found beneath the south-west Pacific Ocean, scientists reported in the journal of the Geological Society of America.   The land mass of 4.5 million square kilometers (1.74 million...
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‘Pokémon Go’ getting a new lease of life

 

Pokémon Go dating app launched in the US

 
18 Feb 2017
If gangs of kids suddenly start loitering in your garden or your favourite corner café appears overrun with people staring excitedly at their smartphone screens this weekend, don't panic, it's just Pokémon Go.    The...
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Plan your meals, eat on time to prevent heart disease

Healthy breakfast
18 Feb 2017
Our eating patterns have changed over the past 40 years and the rule of three meals a day has been abandoned by many. However, planning meals and snack times, and not skipping breakfast are healthy steps we can take to reduce the risk of...
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How vitamin D can improve muscle strength

An illustration picture shows a woman holding a birth control pill at her home in Nice January 3, 2013.
 
18 Feb 2017
In a study, published in Plos One, researchers at the UK’s University of Birmingham have found that increased levels of active vitamin D can help optimise muscle strength.    Previous studies have highlighted the importance...
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Apple to announce iOS, Mac updates June 5

18 Feb 2017
The 28th annual Apple developers' conference, WWDC, is to take place over the week of June 5-9, 2017, marking a major opportunity for the company to outline big updates to iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV apps and abilities...
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Facebook CEO warns against reversal of global thinking

 
Mark Zuckerberg
17 Feb 2017
Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg laid out a vision on Thursday of his company serving  as a bulwark against rising isolationism, writing in a letter to users that the company's platform could be the "social...
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Antiquities Minister inaugurates first Pharaonic cloning center in Luxor

The tomb of famous Pharaoh King Tutankhamun at the Valley of the Kings, Luxor
17 Feb 2017
Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Anany and Luxor governor Mohamed Badr inaugurated on Friday the first center for cloning the tombs of Pharaonic kings and queens. The officials inaugurated as well the Stoppelaere House near the Valley of the...
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Unexpected Idaho fossil evidence found after mass extinctions 252 mn years ago

An artist's depiction of the diversified and complex Early Triassic marine ecosystem of southeastern Idaho, US. Scientists described the surprising fossil discovery showing creatures flourishing in the aftermath of the worldwide die-off at the end of the Permian Period about 252 million years ago that erased roughly 90 percent of species.
16 Feb 2017
The fossils of about 30 different species unearthed in Bear Lake County near the Idaho city of Paris showed a quick and dynamic rebound in a marine ecosystem,contradicting the long-held notion life was slow to recover from the calamity....
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Hunting Museum at Prince Mohamed Ali Palace reopened after a decade

Hunting Museum in Prince Mohamed Ali Palace on opening day February 7th, 2017. The museum had been closed for renovation since 2007. Opening day photo.
14 Feb 2017
Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Anany inaugurated on Tuesday, February 7, the Hunting Museum of Prince Mohamed Ali's Palace in Manial, where hunting trophies belonging to the royal family members are displayed.   Foreign...
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Deadly cancers may be easily avoided simply by eating right

Eating dinner early gives the body a mini fast overnight. – AFP/Relaxnews pic, March 6, 2016
11 Feb 2017
Excluding genetic and behavioural factors, such as smoking and alcohol consumption, what can be done to help prevent cancer?   On the occasion of World Cancer Day, February 4, here’s some of the latest understanding of...
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