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Elephants loose the highest volume of water content in land animals, in one day
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Elephants loose the highest volume of water content in land animals, in one day

They found that in cool temperatures, ranging from 6 degrees Celsius to 14 degrees Celsius, male elephants lost an average of 325 litres per day.

CRISPR gene editing can cause unwanted changes in human embryos, study finds
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CRISPR gene editing can cause unwanted changes in human embryos, study finds

Instead of addressing genetic mutations, the CRISPR-Cas9 technology appeared to wreak genetic havoc in about half the specimens that the researchers examined

NBA 2019-20: New Orleans Pelicans teenager Zion Williamson excites league like no rookie since LeBron James
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NBA 2019-20: New Orleans Pelicans teenager Zion Williamson excites league like no rookie since LeBron James

Zion Williamson said: "The physicality is a little bit different. There are more players that are a lot stronger. But I feel like with my size, it's not going to be that big of an adjustment. I feel like I'll adjust very well."

NBA: Nike signs No 1 draft pick Zion Williamson to its Jordan brand in undisclosed endorsement deal
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NBA: Nike signs No 1 draft pick Zion Williamson to its Jordan brand in undisclosed endorsement deal

Nike Inc (NKE.N) has signed Zion Williamson, the No 1 NBA draft pick and rising 19-year-old basketball star, to its Jordan brand, the world’s largest sportswear maker said on Tuesday.

Improved business practices only way to make rural populace switch to less polluting cook stoves: Study
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Improved business practices only way to make rural populace switch to less polluting cook stoves: Study

These stoves contribute to climate change through carbon emissions, deforestation and toxic air pollution, which contributes to poor health among users

NBA: New Orleans Pelicans primed for collegiate superstar Zion Williamson after winning No 1 pick in draft lottery
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NBA: New Orleans Pelicans primed for collegiate superstar Zion Williamson after winning No 1 pick in draft lottery

The New Orleans Pelicans won the NBA draft lottery on Tuesday and will have the chance to make collegiate superstar Zion Williamson the top pick on 20 June.

UN report says environment is deadly, but not hopeless; warns there is time to fix problems but 'window closing fast'
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UN report says environment is deadly, but not hopeless; warns there is time to fix problems but 'window closing fast'

Climate change, a global major extinction of animals and plants, a human population soaring toward 10 billion, degraded land, polluted air, and plastics, pesticides and hormone-changing chemicals in the water are making the planet an increasing unhealthy place for people, says the scientific report issued by United Nations once every few years

Nike in damage control mode after US college basketball star Zion Williamson suffers injury following shoe blowout
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Nike in damage control mode after US college basketball star Zion Williamson suffers injury following shoe blowout

Nike was in damage control mode after US college basketball phenomenon Zion Williamson suffered a knee injury when his shoe shredded during a marquee game.

Researchers develop high speed quantum encryption to protect systems from common attacks
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Researchers develop high speed quantum encryption to protect systems from common attacks

To fight back against the common security attacks, scientists have created a high-speed encryption system to stop hackers.

52 million year old ankle fossil shows early primates were built for leaping
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52 million year old ankle fossil shows early primates were built for leaping

Our prehuman ancestors were high-flying acrobats as they mastered the task of leaping through the trees, a 52-million-year-old ankle fossil suggests.

Scientists develop Pac-Man like microbot that can capture and transport single cells
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Scientists develop Pac-Man like microbot that can capture and transport single cells

Scientists have developed a Pac-Man like magnetic microbot that can capture and transport individual living cells, this may help treat cancer cells.

Pollution is reducing the efficiency of solar panels in some parts of the world, including India: Study
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Pollution is reducing the efficiency of solar panels in some parts of the world, including India: Study

The research also showed that the efficiency of solar panels jumped by 50 percent every time they were cleaned.

US government inaction is hampering economic growth, says Harvard report
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US government inaction is hampering economic growth, says Harvard report

As the U.S. economy enters its eighth year of its recovery from the Great Recession, one major factor is slowing its growth: Government gridlock.

Rio Olympics 2016: How Team USA’s fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad 'trumps' racism with a hijab
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Rio Olympics 2016: How Team USA’s fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad 'trumps' racism with a hijab

Amidst the ugly atmosphere of anti-Islamic sentiments in USA, fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad is piercing through stereotypes and Olympic history by becoming the first American athlete to compete at the Olympics wearing a hijab.

Scientists develop mind-controlled robotic wheelchair
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Scientists develop mind-controlled robotic wheelchair

US scientists have developed a machine that enables people to navigate a robotic wheelchair through their thoughts.

Scientists develop mind-controlled wheelchair
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Scientists develop mind-controlled wheelchair

US scientists have developed a machine that enables people to navigate a robotic wheelchair through their thoughts.

Smart sensor developed by Duke University, lets your smartphone hear in noisy parties
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Smart sensor developed by Duke University, lets your smartphone hear in noisy parties

The sensor developed by Duke engineers can determine the direction of a sound and extract it from the surrounding background noise.

Discovered: Here's why parrots can talk like humans
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Discovered: Here's why parrots can talk like humans

Scientists have found key structural differences in the brains of parrots that may explain the birds' unparallelled ability to imitate sounds and human speech.

Hell to the no: 17-year-old writes to Duke university, rejects rejection letter
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Hell to the no: 17-year-old writes to Duke university, rejects rejection letter

In what may be one of the most bizarre responses to a rejection letter ever, 17-year-old Siobhan O’Dell reportedly wrote back to Duke university, rejecting their rejection letter

Scientists identify cancer drugs that can also cure early stage Malaria
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Scientists identify cancer drugs that can also cure early stage Malaria

Most efforts to find safe, effective, low-cost drugs for malaria have focused on the later stage of the infection when symptoms are the worst.