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Yes, Diabetes damages your brain, say Canadian researchers

Type 2 diabetes reduces quality of life and researchers have now found that it may also decrease certain cognitive abilities, known as executive functions. Type 2 diabetes is associated with bad performance on cognitive tests, measuring abilities involved in the control of emotions, behaviour and thought, the findings showed. “This facet of brain function is particularly important because we rely ...

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Asteroid Impact: Scientists Call for More Resources, Ask for Greater Prevention

Over 100 scientists, including astronauts, have signed a declaration in which they ask for more resources to prevent asteroid strikes against Earth and raise awareness about the danger such strikes could pose. In an event held simultaneously in London and San Francisco on Wednesday, six of the signatories presented the “100x Asteroid Declaration” which says that without human intervention, the ...

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TomorrowNow Saga with SAP: Oracle Settles for Less, Reaches Out of Court Settlement

German company SAP has settled its long-standing copyright-infringement lawsuit with the other tech giant Oracle after reaching a deal to pay $359 million in damages with interest to the American company instead of the $1.3 billion awarded in 2010. The contention arose when Oracle said SAP in 2007 through its now-defunct subsidiary, TomorrowNow, had illegally downloaded Oracle’s software to provide ...

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Antaras Racket Explodes Mid-air; 5000 Pounds of Supplies, Instruments to ISS Damaged

An unmanned spaceship operated by private firm Orbital Sciences Corp’s aboard Antares rocket with Cygnus cargo spacecraft blew up mid-air at 6:22 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 28. The mid-air accident occurred at Pad 0A of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, said NASA in a statement. The contractor of the porject Orbital Sciences Corp. said ...

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Brain surgery through cheek bone for epilepsy patients possible now

Researchers have developed a robotic device for people suffering from epilepsy that would enter through the cheek bone, thereby avoiding having to drill through the skull besides being much closer to the target area. The device has is a 1.14 mm nickel-titanium needle that operates like a mechanical pencil with concentric tubes, some of which are curved, that allow the ...

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Cyclone Hudhud: Heavy rains kill 18 in UP; Modi Announces 1,000 Crore Aid to AP

After causing a trail of destruction in Andhra Pradesh and Odisha, the severe cyclonic storm with heavy rains kill 18 in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday. The death of 18 people has been confirmed by a state government spokesman on Wednesday. According to Indian Meteorological Department officials, the heavy rains since Tuesday had broken all records and the day witnessed the ...

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UN Secretary All Set to Visit Gaza

After 50 days of Gaza-Israel war, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon will visit the Gaza Strip on Tuesday. The visit aims to see the extent of the damage caused in the place during the war and to receive a report on preparations being made to begin reconstruction. As per the agreement between the parties, UN employees in Gaza will oversee ...

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