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Rare and Elusive Saharan Cheetah Snapped By Hidden Camera

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An elusive Saharan cheetah recently came into the spotlight in Niger, Africa, where a hidden camera snapped photos of the ghostly cat, whose pale coat and emaciated appearance distinguish it from other cheetahs.

In one of the images the sleek, light-colored cat with small spots on its coat and a small head is turning in the direction of the camera, its eyes aglow.

Family Member with Tuberculosis Transfers Disease To Others In The Household- Guilt By Association!

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A new study published in The Lancet shows that members of household with one member having active tuberculosis are at high risk of contracting the disease.

The study was conducted in Lima Peru, by scientists from the Harvard Medical School, Socios En Salud Sucursal Peru, Lima, Peru and  Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston.

Chemistry of Life Changes-NASA Scientists Put Arsenic On Life Backbone

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Arsenic was not known to be important in the formation of life, it was always considered as a poison.  Now NASA scientists say life can very well sustain if arsenic replaces phosphorous in the basic builiding blocks of life, DNA and RNA.

China Overtakes America in Technology- Green Energy, Supercomputer and More

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China is one of the fast developing countries in the world.  It is also gaining fast recognition in technological advances.  Recently China unveiled the world's fastest supercomputer.

According to a news item published in Yahoo News China is ready to overtake the United States in several key technological areas.  

Mammals Got Bigger After The Extinction of Dinosaurs

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National Science Foundation funded scientists say that mammals got bigger after the dinosaurs disappeared from the face of the earth.  NSF enabled the assembly of an international, interdisciplinary team that was the first to quantitatively document body size patterns over the past 100 million years.

BushCricket Has The Biggest Testicles

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Cricket has the biggest testicle! It was a new and interesting information. Testicle account for more than 14 percent of the mass of this organism. According to a news item in National Geographic, the tuberous bushcricket has the world's biggest testicle relative to body weight.

BP Oil Damage Deep-Sea Corals

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In a recent exploration by scientists from the Government and US Universities to deep-sea coral habitats of Gulf of Mexico observed damage to corals and marine life.  The recent exploration was part of a of a multiyear collaboration sponsored by NOAA’s Office of Ocean Exploration and Research and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE)