Dangerous Bacteria Found in Doctors’ Offices

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A new report released by the government shows that 450,000 Americans with Clostridium difficile, a dangerous bacteria found in doctors' offices. Experts from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) explain that the overuse of antibiotics is the trigger for almost all reported cases of infection with C. difficile. Usually, the bacteria lurks in hospitals, attacking in-patients a … [Read more...]

Facebook Feature Seeks to Prevent Suicide

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Facebook Inc. is getting ready to release a new feature for their social network, a sort of suicide watch for their distressed members. The new Facebook feature seeks to prevent suicide among its users, providing various options. Suicide has been called the disease of loneliness and isolation and it was about time that such a large company started to offer help for the people who are liable to … [Read more...]

FBI Arrested Three Men Trying to Join ISIL

FBI Arrested Three Men For Trying to Join ISIL

FBI arrested three men trying to join ISIL, the terrorist group activating in Syria, as reported on Wednesday by the U.S. authorities. One of them, Akhror Saidakhmetov from Kazakhstan, age 19, was arrested in New York at the John F. Kennedy International Airport, where authorities stopped him from boarding on a plane to Turkey, en route for Syria. The second defendant, Abdurasul Hasanovich Ju … [Read more...]

Scientists Totally Puzzled by Ceres’ Mysterious White Lights

Scientists Totally Puzzled by Ceres’ Mysterious White Lights

After a white blotch was immortalized by NASA’s Dawn probe in January, Ceres holds more surprises. Sharper images beamed by the spacecraft show that the mysterious spot consists in two separate but dim lights. Yet, our most capable astrophysicists have no clue what Ceres’ mysterious white lights may be, but they have a bunch of theories. Ceres, which is the largest space object in the ast … [Read more...]

Google AI Learns How to Beat Human at Video Games

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Google reports fascinating news in the artificial intelligence department: their Google AI program can now teach itself to play video games. DeepMind is an AI company based in London, property of Google since last year, has created Deep Q-Network with the ability to learn new strategies of acing at Atari 2600 video games. The program uses two coordinates as input information: the score and the … [Read more...]

WHO Urges Europe to Vaccinate Against Recent Measles Outbreak

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On Wednesday, the European branch of the World Health Organization called for more measles vaccination campaigns across the continent after the recent measles outbreak caused the infection of 22,000 people since the epidemic broke in 2014. Zsuzsanna Jakab, the European head of the U.N. health agency, stated that she was shocked of the high number of cases reported from seven countries, which th … [Read more...]

FCC Fights Again for Net Neutrality Regulations

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On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission is scheduled to decide on the landmark regulations which will provide an uninhibited flow of online traffic. This is FCC's third attempt of passing net neutrality regulations, and it’s also the boldest one. There is a hot debate around the so-called net neutrality, since almost everyone agrees that the Internet shouldn’t be changed. The compe … [Read more...]

Apple Must Pay $533 Million for iTunes Copyright Infringement

Apple Must Pay $533 Million for iTunes Copyright Infringement

Apple must pay $533 Million for iTunes copyright infringement, as settled by a federal jury gathered on Tuesday. Apple Inc. was found guilty of using in the iTunes software some of the patented inventions of Smartflash without permission. On one side of the trial, Smartflash LLC sought $852 million in damages, while on the other side Apple valued the damages at $4.5 million at most. The federal … [Read more...]

Controversial Three-Parent Babies Approved by House of Lords

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Great Britain is now the first country to approve the use of DNA from three people for babies conceived through in vitro fertilization (IVF). The majority of the members of the House of Lords have voted in favor of the controversial three-parent babies whose DNAs come from two parents and a mitochondrial donation. This law change was caused by a recent research showing that the risk of … [Read more...]

Southwest Airlines Cancels 90 Flights as it Missed Some Maintenance Checks

Southwest Airlines Cancels 90 Flights as it Missed Some Maintenance Checks

On Tuesday, Southwest Airlines Co. had to take out of service more than 125 jet airplanes which account for 20 percent of its fleet because it failed to comply with the compelling inspections on some of its crafts’ rudder systems. So, the airline had to put on hold 128 Boeings 737 resulting in flight cancellations of dozens of international flights. Currently, experts from the company and the F … [Read more...]