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Why Bats Do Not Like To Fly In Rain? An Energy Conundrum

in environment, biology, education

A new study finds answer to the question, why bats do not like to fly in rain?  The study published in Biology letters and featured in Science magazine found that wet bats need twice as much energy to fly as compared to bats that are dry.

The Ear To The Aliens Plugged. Alien Life Search Funding Cut.

in technology, education

The Allen Telescope Array (ATA) observatory in California has gone to hibernation due to shortage of funds.  ATA is a joint project of the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) program and the Radio Astronomy Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley.

Americans Weighing Higher And Higher-Obesity, The Menace

in environment, medicine, education

Over the past several decades, the adult population in the United States has undergone a dramatic shift toward heavier body weight, says one of the congressional budget office (CBO) reports.

Siblings play key role in child development-University of Queensland

in medicine, biology, education

Children with autism have difficulties in social interaction. The good news is that siblings may be able to help autistic children. University of Queensland  researchers are exploring the influence siblings may have on the social behaviour of autistic children. 

Are Creative People Eccentric? Not All Eccentric Must Be Creative, Or Atleast Don't Act Eccentric To Look Creative!- Reddit Hot

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According to a new article in Scientific American, highly creative people often seem weirder than the rest of us. The article was titled "The Unleashed Mind: Why Creative People Are Eccentric." The article got posted on reddit and attracted over  comments in 10 hours.

Bringing Light to Born Blind-Project Prakash Answers William Molyneux Question

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If a person born blind gets his eyesight restored in the adulthood will he be able to immediately visually distinguish between objects that he could previously identify by touch?  The studies of Dr Pawan Sinha at MIT, who leads the Project Prakash, does not have an affirmative answer. 

Haunting Past- Japan To Excavate World War II BioWarfare Unit- The Grisly Grave

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Apparently historians and study participants have documented that a unit at a former Japanese medical school conducted experiments on war prisoners.  The government have never acknowledged this, according to Associated Press.

US spends more on potato chips than on energy R&D-Former CEO, Lockheed Martin

in technology, education

In a column written on Norm Augustine, former Chairman and CEO of Lockheed Martin, says Americans do not prefer science and technology education and US is losing its edge in innovation.

The current and past success of the United States has lot to do with the strong science and technology research and education.