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Sri Lanka's antivenom leap forward

Colombo, Sri Lanka – In 2006, a Russell’s viper sank one fang into Sanath Weeraratne’s left hand.

Weeraratne immediately started to bleed profusely as the anticoagulant properties in the venom took effect. 1,411 more words

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Want to ward off mosquitoes? Candles and bracelets are worthless

(Source: arstechnica.com)

Already daydreaming about warm, outdoor barbecues and picnics? If so, one thing you’re probably leaving out of your happy vision is the inevitable return of blood-thirsty mosquitoes that crash those otherwise relaxing outdoor events. 413 more words

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Rhesus monkeys pass the mirror test, but only after training

(Source: arstechnica.com)

If you passed out at a party and someone drew a mustache on your face, you’d know it when you next looked in a mirror. 1,040 more words

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Test Can Detect HIV Within A Week Of Infection: Researchers

Spain’s top research institution said Thursday it has patented an HIV test that can detect the AIDS-causing virus within a week of infection, the fastest yet. 247 more words

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Fathers get depressed during and after pregnancy, too

(Source: www.channelnewsasia.com)

(Reuters Health) – Women aren’t the only ones who may feel depressed when welcoming a newborn: a new study from New Zealand says some men also experience depression during and after their female partners’ pregnancies. 535 more words

Current Affairs

Researchers validate the stability of genetic markers

Researchers found short ribonucleic acid molecules (microRNA) even in mummies like Oetzi.

Credit: Andreas Keller, Saarland University

They have found the molecules in the well-known glacier mummy “Ötzi.” A number of facts have been scientifically proven about the glacier mummy, known as “the Iceman” or “Ötzi,” found in the Ötztal Alps (South Tyrol) in 1991. 433 more words

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'Zealandia': New continent on Earth is sitting off Australia's coast

Kids are frequently taught that seven continents exist: Africa, Asia, Antarctica, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America.

Geologists, who look at the rocks (and tend to ignore the humans), group Europe and Asia into a supercontinent — … 1,110 more words

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