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2017 top science news release breaks record

The most popular news release on EurekAlert! in 2017 is also the most-visited in the science-news service’s 21-year history. Attracting 898,848 views since April, the University of Central Florida release — describing an artificial photosynthesis process that cleans air while producing energy, complete with video — outperformed a 2012 announcement of trending releases from that year, which has clocked 886,820 visits in five years. Sunshine ...

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NASA captures image of Tropical Storm Kai-Tak moving over Philippines

NASA’s Aqua satellite provided infrared imagery of Tropical Storm Kai-Tak that revealed the western side of storm had moved into the southern and central Philippines. Infrared data revealed very cold cloud top temperatures with the potential for heavy rainfall. The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite captured an infrared image of Tropical Storm Kai-Tak on Dec. 14 at 12:11 ...

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UTA discovery to make high-speed Internet cheaper

New research has proved how to dramatically reduce the cost and energy consumption of high-speed internet connections, making high-speed Internet much cheaper than now. Researchers from the University of Texas at Arlington and the University of Vermont have shown in their experiment that nonlinear-optical effects, such as intensity-dependent refractive index, can be used to process data thousands of times faster ...

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OCKHI Search for Missing Fishermen Enters 11th Day

‘OP Sahayam’ of Southern Naval Command persisted for the eleventh day on 10th December, 2017 over Southeast Arabian Sea and Lakshadweep and Minicoy islands with 10 ships and all aircraft into the search and rescue (SAR) operations to find scores of fishermen still missing. Long Range Maritime Reconnaissance aircraft P8I searched over entire Maldives. Fishing community had estimated few vessels ...

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‘Dangal’ actress Zaira, 17, alleges molestation inside flight

The National Award winning Kashmiri actress in the film ‘Dangal’, Zaira Wasim, has alleged mid-flight molestation by a co-passenger sitting behind. She posted on social media about the incident leading to strong reaction among women groups and the police registering an FIR in Mumbai. The incident was partially captured by the actress in her smartphone and in her Instagram account ...

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OCKHI Cyclone Update: Indian Navy’s Launches Huge Search and Rescue Operations 

Indian Navy’s search and rescue operations continued for the third day over Southeast Arabian Sea and Lakshadweep and Minicoy islands in the aftermath of Very Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘OCKHI’. The ships deployed by the Southern Naval Command include IN Ships Sagardhwani, Jamuna, Nireekshak, Kabra and Kalpeni off the Kerala coast and Sharda , Shardul towards Lakshadweep islands. Besides this three ...

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UGC halts mushrooming, misleading ‘universities’

Following the supreme Court directive, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has put an end to often misused nomenclature ‘university’ by private educational institutes and asked them either to drop the word immediately. In its directive dated Nov. 29, 2017, UGC secretary PK Thakur wrote to 29 such institutes asking them to respond by 4 pm on Thursday, Nov.30, 2017. Out ...

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Derecognized Kadapa medical college students climb electricity towers, AP Govt faces ‘suicide’ threats

Aggrieved medical students of Fatima medical college in Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh have resorted to movie style agitation climbing the electricity towers seeking justice to 20-month-old saga that is hitting local headlines daily. What has triggered the suicidal move by the students was a Supreme Court verdict on Friday that dismissed the AP government’s memo seeking to accommodate Fatima College students ...

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AXA Call to Action puts Spotlight on Diversity & Inclusion for 2020 Workforce

Bangalore November 23, 2017: AXA Business Services hosted its second AXA Call to Action event focused on Diversity and Inclusion (D&I), a very topical area of focus for all corporates today. The event saw industry experts deliberate on the current practices and emerging aspects of D&I that organisations need to be cognizant of to manage the expectations of the 2020 ...

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What does it mean for the husband when his wife keeps her own surname?

When a woman chooses not to take her husband’s surname after marriage, people perceive her husband as being higher in traits related to femininity and lower in traits related to masculinity. He is also perceived as having less power in the relationship. This is according to a study led by Rachael Robnett of the University of Nevada in the US. ...

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New tool can help job searchers better position themselves in market

With the decline of manufacturing, the U.S. economy has increasingly shifted toward knowledge-based production: industries focused on implementing new ideas surrounding technology, product design, machine learning, and other areas as their source of revenue. In this new economy, it can be challenging to evaluate the skillset of an individual, as combinations of various skills are important. For example, a software ...

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India, Japan to Send Joint Moon Mission Soon, Pact in 2 Months

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India and Japan will visit Japan jointly to bring back samples as part of their joint exploration mission. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) have already been working on it. This is the third moon trip for both the nations. ISRO Chairman and Secretary, Department of Space, A.S.Kiran Kumar, and JAXA president Naoki ...

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Manushi Chillar Gets Miss World 2017 Crown to India after 17 Years

India’s Manushi Chiller has finally brought India the international glory that was achieved by Aishwarya Rai way back in 1994 and Priyanka Chopra in 2000. Manushi, who represented India emerged the winner after a total of 118 contestants vied for the coveted title. Miss Puerto Rico, Stephanie Del Valle, who won the crown last year, crowwned Ms chiller with 2017 ...

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Human evolution was uneven, punctuated, due to Neanderthals?

Neanderthals survived at least 3,000 years longer than we thought in Southern Iberia – what is now Spain – long after they had died out everywhere else, according to new research published in Heliyon. The authors of the study, an international team from Portuguese, Spanish, Catalonian, German, Austrian and Italian research institutions, say their findings suggest that the process of modern ...

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