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Mysterious Muzaffarpur Deaths Linked to Toxic Litchi Fruit Eaten on Empty Stomach: Study

Muzaffarpur was aghast for years with an unkown disease which was caused by unripe litchi fruit swallowed by children and adults on empty stomach, said a report published by India’s National Center for Disease Control and the India office of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. Eaten by malnourished children the harmless fruit caused death. Identified as ...

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Antarctica’s Ice Sheet to Disappear Due to Global Warming, Says Study

Researchers have simulated a futuristic scenario of Antarctica due to global warming to provide a gloomy picture of how the ice-sheet would disappear and the bare deserted land would stare at the mankind. In their study published in the journal Nature, Victoria University’s Antarctic Research Centre and GNS Science researchers provided their simulated findings to predict how the Antarctic ice ...

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Climate change could leave Pacific Northwest amphibians off guard: Study

IMAGE: TO DEVELOP THE MODEL, THE TEAM COLLECTED DATA FOR 121 WETLAND SITES IN OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK, MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK AND NORTH CASCADES NATIONAL PARK. (CREDIT: MAUREEN RYAN/UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON) The wildfires raging in Washington’s forests resulting in dry Pacific Northwest lowlands may affect the region’s amphibians like frogs high and dry hopping elsewhere, said a new study. The study forecasts changes ...

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Songbird, yellow-breasted bunting at risk of extinction? Almost, Says Researcher

The small songbird, yellow-breasted bunting (Emberiza aureola) has been listed in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 18 months ago but any species that is considered medically beneficial or tasty for food in China hardly lives longer. As late as the 1980s, the bunting was a frequent visitor in the skies of northern Europe and Asia but experts say ...

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Post-Progress M-27M Failure, Manned Mission to ISS to be Postponed: Roscosmos

Following the mid-air disaster with its Progress M-27M cargo ship to ISS, Russian federal space agency Roscosmos has said that the upcoming manned mission to the International Space Station (ISS) would be re-worked or even delayed. “The programme of the next expedition to the ISS on May 26 may be adjusted due to possible postponements of the launch dates of ...

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Another Skylab? Russian ISS Cargo Spacecraft Crashing on Earth Next Week, Emergency Situation Feared

Russian cargo spacecraft Progress carrying 6,000 pounds of food, fuel and scientific instruments for the crew at the International Space Station (ISS) has gone out of control and is likely to re-enter earth and crash anywhere. The Progress M27M was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Tuesday, April 28 but minutes later when the aircraft entered its preliminary orbit ...

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Scientists reveal ocean acidification from space

In a technology that can revolutionise the way marine biologists and climate scientists study the ocean, British scientists have revealed ocean acidification from space. The new approach offers remote monitoring of large swathes of inaccessible ocean from satellites that orbit the Earth some 700 km above our heads. "Satellites are likely to become increasingly important for the monitoring of ocean ...

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