Obesity Could Be a Disability in the EU, European Court Rules

Obesity Could Be a Disability in the EU

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has recently ruled that obesity can be considered a disability if it curbs the ‘full and effective participation’ of the obese employees at work. The case brought before ECJ was that of a 350-pound Danish childminder who got fired because he couldn’t do his job properly. The ruling is binding for all member-states of the European Union and it could be an extra … [Read more...]

Paleo Diet Is a Myth, Study Shows

Paleo Diet Is a Myth,  Study Shows

A new study published in The Quarterly Review of Biology shows that Paleo diet, or the Caveman diet, a very popular weight-loss diet among celebrities, is largely a myth. Researchers from two different US universities say that ancient men were actually feeding to survive and they did not carefully select what they were eating since they didn’t have the abundance we see today. The Paleo diet i … [Read more...]

Report Shows That Many States are Not Prepared to Respond to Infectious Disease Outbreaks

Report Shows That Many States are Not Prepared to Respond to Infectious Disease Outbreaks

According to new reports from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Trust for America’s Health, many of the states are not ready to manage infectious disease outbreaks. Almost half of the states have been reported to obtain a score of five out of ten regarding the detection, diagnosis, prevention and countering severe infectious disease outbreaks. Reports show that Massachusetts, Vermont, T … [Read more...]

Bird Species Uses Low Frequency Sounds to Navigate and Detect Severe Weather Conditions

Bird Species Uses Low Frequency Sounds to Navigate and Detect Severe Weather Conditions

A team of scientists began to study the golden-winged warblers bird species earlier this year and while they were conducting their research the scientists discovered that the birds changed course to Florida. The behavior of the birds was a mystery to the scientific team so they started to dig deeper into this matter. They discovered that the birds changed their course a few days before a … [Read more...]

Kepler Telescope Discovers New Alien Planet

Kepler Telescope

NASA’s Kepler telescope has spotted a new alien planet, the first one since 2013, when it suffered serious malfunctions and could not function properly. The recently discovered planet was named HIP 116454b and scientists called it a “super Earth” because it’s 2.5 times bigger and 12 times more massive than Earth. The planet is 180 light-years away from our planet, in the Pisces constellation. The N … [Read more...]

Microsoft’s Browser Choice Agreement Ended, European Users No Longer Informed of Browser Choice Possibility

Microsoft Discards Browser Choice Offered To European Users

Microsoft's Browser Choice agreement ended Wednesday Dec. 17 after a 5 year run.During the last five years, Microsoft had the obligation of notifying European Windows users that they had the option of choosing their default Internet browser. The “Browser Choice” screen was agreed upon during an antitrust case in 2009 in which the European Commission concluded that Windows was taking advantage of … [Read more...]

Study Shows That the Average Life Duration has Increased by Six Years Since 1990

Study Shows That the Average Life Duration has Increased by Six Years Since 1990

A recent research has revealed that since 1990 the average life duration of people has increased by six years. According to new information from the Global Burden of Disease Study, the expected life duration has increased for men by 5.8 years and for women by 6.6 years between 1990 and 2013. Unfortunately statistics have shown that Southern Africa is the only region in the world where the … [Read more...]

A Chemical Compound Named Cytosine Could Help People Quit Smoking

A Chemical Compound Named Cytosine Could Help People to Quit Smoking

Scientists found that a chemical compound, named cytosine, which can be found in some plants can be used to help smokers quit their habit. Dr. Natalie Walker from the University of Auckland who is the lead author of the study conducted regarding this compound said that never before this chemical compound was compared to a treatment. The research conducted in this matter showed that smokers who … [Read more...]

About 1,700 Egyptian Mummies Found in Ancient Burial Site

About 1,700 Egyptian Mummies Found in Ancient Burial Site

Archaeologists from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, have already unearthed about 1,700 well-preserved mummies in an ancient cemetery in Egypt. Researchers say they have been excavating in this cemetery for nearly 30 years and the work is yet not done since there seems to be more than 1 million bodies buried there. We are fairly certain we have over a million burials within this cemetery. … [Read more...]

Amazon Prime Now Is a Fast One-Hour Delivery Service

Amazon Prime Now

Amazon has just announced a new delivery service called Amazon Prime Now, which allows Prime members from Manhattan to order thousands of products and be delivered immediately at their home. All they need to do is download the new app on their iOS Android smart mobile devices and choose the speed of the delivery: either in one hour, or two hours. The delivery is made between 6 a.m. and 24:00, … [Read more...]