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People who consume sodas daily could face risk of cancer

People who consume sodas daily could face risk of cancer

Washington, Feb 19 - Soda lovers beware! A new study has found that people who drink 1 or more can of soda per day could be possibly exposed to an ingredient 4-methylimidazole, which is a potential carcinogen.

Public health researchers have analyzed soda consumption data in order to characterize people's exposure to a potentially carcinogenic byproduct of some types of caramel color. Caramel color is a common ingredient in colas and other dark soft drinks. The results show that between 44 and 58 percent of people over the age of six typically have at least one can of soda per day, possibly more, potentially exposing them to 4-methylimidazole (4-MEI), a possible human carcinogen formed during the manufacture of some kinds of caramel color.

Ferrari unveils `ravishing` futuristic F1 concept car

Ferrari unveils `ravishing` futuristic F1 concept car

Washington, Feb 18 : Formula One giants Ferrari has the fans drooling over the newly released image of its radical concept car ahead of the first race of the season next month in Australia.

The futuristic concept car features two-tiered nose and nose wing, resembling like a predator about to swallow its prey and also boasts of safety light placed in the center of a Batmobile-like oval, the Verge reported.

Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel will form a new look line-up at Ferrari next month. (ANI)

Smartphone sales reach 1.2 billion in 2014

Smartphone sales reach 1.2 billion in 2014

Washington, Feb 18 : At least 1.2 billion smartphones were sold in the year 2014, according to analysts at Germany-based Gfk.

According to Tech Crunch, analysts say that in 2014 there were 1.2 billion smartphones sold, up 23 percent on the year before and crossing the billion-unit point for the first time.

However, it has been predicted that in 2015, the sales will go down to 14 percent growth, resulting in overall sales of 1.368 billion devices.

The reason for the high sales has been attributed to emerging markets where smartphone adoption is still at an early stage; and among consumers flocking to buying newer models with larger screens, the report said. (ANI)

Keira Knightley says used to be called a 'whore' by Paparazzi

Keira Knightley says used to be called a 'whore' by Paparazzi

Washington, Feb 18 : Keira Knightley has revealed that she used to get targeted by paparazzi and was called a whore when she was 18-year-old.

During her appearance on 'TimesTalks,' the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' actress said that she used to feel weird that almost 20-30 men called her a whore just to get a reaction whenever she stepped out of the house, and click pictures under the skirt, E! Online reported.

The 29-year-old actress added that thankfully now things were different and felt blessed to have a happy married life and expecting her first baby with husband James Righton. (ANI)

Seasonal flu vaccine could also protect against H7N9 avian flu

Seasonal flu vaccine could also protect against H7N9 avian flu

Washington, Feb 18 : A new research has found that antibodies that protect against H7N9 avian flu have been isolated in individuals who received seasonal flu vaccinations.

The research conducted by University Of Chicago Medical Center explained that antibodies protection, which emerged in China account for a small percentage of the total immune response, but appear to neutralize H7 viruses and represent promising new targets for therapeutic development against a wide range of influenza strains.

Patrick Wilson, co-senior author said that the normal immune response to flu vaccination offers protection against dangerous and highly unique strains of influenza such as H7N9, so they will now develop ways of amplifying this response.

Jennifer Garner didn't know she was pretty until college

Jennifer Garner didn't know she was pretty until college

Washington, Feb 18 : Jennifer Garner has admitted that she didn't know that she was good-looking, until college.

In an interview with Southern Living, the 'Alias' actress said that she has always valued her mother's words to not to prioritize beauty in life, and was shocked when people called her pretty when she entered college, E! Online reported.

The 42-year-old star added that she feels fortunate to have grown up in South, where people look out for each other, so now wherever she goes she builds her group first.

Garner also explained that she wants her children to grow up with Sourthern values and realize that everyone wasn't blessed with the life they are living in Los Angeles with father Ben Affleck. (ANI)

Twitter rolls out new feature that lets users share team accounts without sharing password

Twitter rolls out new feature that lets users share team accounts without sharin

Washington, Feb 18 : Twitter has come up with a new feature that lets users share team accounts without having to share passwords.

According to Tech Crunch, like a number of Twitter's power-user-focused features, the new Team tool is built into TweetDeck as opposed to the more standard Twitter client.

The new update is now available on the web/Chrome/Windows versions. (ANI)

RiRi nearly `bares it all` for steamy AnOther mag photo spread

RiRi nearly `bares it all` for steamy AnOther mag photo spread

Washington, Feb 18 : Rihanna has posed nearly naked for AnOther magazine photo shoots.

The 26-year-old singer, who is why posing in some dark fashions and bondage-inspired looks, sports a black mask over half her face as her long darn hair frames her face, E! Online reported.

Inside the issue, the brunette beauty shows lots of skin and hides her boobs behind one arm while lying on the ground in only tiny black shorts with suspenders and the same mask.

In another black and white image, the 'Unfaithful' singer models a high-fashion Alexander McQueen pantsuit that features sizzling cutouts throughout the torso and in addition to a few other wild looks from the spread, she also went topless and flashed one of her nipples.

Stars similar to the sun explode too at death

Stars similar to the sun explode too at death

Washington, Feb 18 - Scientists have discovered that stars, which are similar to the sum, explode too when they die.

The birth of planetary nebulae, resulting from the death of low and intermediate mass stars, is usually thought of as a slow process, in contrast with the intense supernovae that massive stars produce. But a recent study led by researchers at the Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia (IAA-CSIC) has revealed the fact that explosive phenomena also intervene in the formation of planetary nebulae.

NASA to send submarine to Saturn's moon Titan

NASA to send submarine to Saturn's moon Titan

Washington: NASA is planning to send a nuclear-powered submarine to explore one of the methane seas located on Saturn's moon Titan.

The single-tonne concept robot submarine is equipped with a seafloor camera and sampling system.

The submarine could fit into a space plane such as Boeing's X-37, which was recently used for a classified Air Force mission.

The plane could land on Kraken Mare, the largest known body of liquid on Titan that consists mostly of liquid methane, or possibly drop the submarine using a parachute, 'ibtimes. Com' reported.

"The vehicle would use conventional propulsors to yaw around, using a sun sensor to determine the initial azimuth to Earth and begin communication using a terrestrial radio as a more precise reference," NASA said.

LG announces all-metal smartwatch 'LG Watch urbane' to compete with Apple

LG announces all-metal smartwatch 'LG Watch urbane' to compete with Apple

Washington, Feb 17 - LG has announced its latest addition, the all metal smartwatch ' LG Watch Urbane ', weeks before the Apple smartwatch is expected to roll out.

According to TechCrunch, LG believes its new timepiece will appeal to men as well as women rather than only the geeky male audience.

The LG smartwatch comes with a natural leather strap in silver or gold and the band is detachable and can be switched with any 22mm-wide band for regular watches.

The device runs Android Wear and is powered by a 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chip.

LG said that it will launch the LG Watch Urbane at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this month. (ANI)

Emma Stone reveals her 'fascination' with death

Emma Stone reveals her 'fascination' with death

Washington, Feb 17 : Emma Stone has confessed that she has a fascination with death, afterlife , ghosts and cemeteries.

While speaking to Australia's Cleo magazine, the 26-year-old actress said that she has always wondered what happens once a person dies, giving credit of her dark curiosity to childhood and upbringing, Contactmusic reported.

However, the 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' star, who believes "life is finite," added that it were her thoughts on death that encouraged her to grab every opportunity with both hands and live life to the fullest, as she was aware that one day she would die.

Stone said that parents saw things her way too and have supported her in her acting plans, with her mother even moving to Los Angeles with her when she was only 15. (ANI)

Penguins have bad sense of taste

Penguins have bad sense of taste

Washington, Feb 17 : A new study has revealed that penguins have no sense of taste as they have lost three of the five basic tastes over evolutionary time.

Penguins apparently can't enjoy or even detect the savory taste of the fish they eat or the sweet taste of fruit. For them, it appears, food comes in only two flavors: salty and sour.

Jianzhi "George" Zhang of the University of Michigan said that even though penguins eat fish, they don't have umami receptor genes.

The researchers suggest that genes encoding those taste receptors may have been lost in penguins not because they weren't useful, but rather because of the extremely cold environments in which penguins live. (While some penguins have since moved to warmer climes, all penguins trace their roots to Antarctica.)

Justin Bieber pulls-off epic prank on fan on Ellen DeGeneres show

Justin Bieber

Washington, Feb 17 - Justin Bieber recently terrified a fan during epic prank call when he appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres show.

The 'Boyfriend' singer explained, before calling the fan with an epic British accent that he just love doing prank phone calls with his friends and it is probably in his top five favorite things to do, Us Magazine reported.

The 20-year-old singer continued that his girl fan goes to university and was a really good student so he wanted to scare her saying that she did not score well in her exams.

Bieber pretends to be Peter, the head of University of Massachusetts Amherst's English department and pulls of an epic prank. (ANI)

Christina Milian trying hard to get a bigger booty

Christina Milian trying hard to get a bigger booty

Washington, Feb 16 : Christina Milian has revealed that she wants bigger and sexier booty for which she is doing multiple things.

The 'Christmas Cupid' actress admitted on 'Steve Harvey Show' that she take twerk-out classes, do a billion squats and eats cornbread and greens, E! Online reported.

The 33-year-old American actress shared that she asked the secret to every single woman whom she came across with big butts, and everyone gave their own method, which the actress is working on.

Milian clarified that this doesn't that she is not happy with her body, it's just that she wants to evolve some of her to look better. (ANI)

Amber Rose reveals Wiz Khalifa cheated on her multiple times

Amber Rose and Wiz Khalifa

Washington, Feb 16 - Amber Rose has revealed that her estranged rapper husband Wiz Khalifa cheated on her multiple times.

In an interview, the American Hip- Hop model asserted that know, Khalifa is young and has a lot of life to live and now that she was done crying, it did not bother her anymore and it was her time to live now, Us Magazine reported.

The 31-year-old continued that she will never say never because the rapper was the father of her child and he was still technically her husband but right now, with all he was doing, she was not with it. (ANI)

Russian chelyabinsk meteor's origin remains a mystery even after 2 yrs

Russian chelyabinsk meteor's origin remains a mystery even after 2 yrs

Washington, Feb. 14 - The origin of Russian chelyabinsk meteor remains elusive even after two years of the incident that injured hundreds of people.

Astronomers had originally predicted that a 2-km near-Earth asteroid (NEA) designated (86039) 1999 NC43 could be the source body from which the Chelyabinsk meteoroid was ejected prior to its encounter with the Earth.

However, reanalysis of the orbital parameters and spectral data by an international team of researchers led by Reddy has shown that the link between Chelyabinsk and 1999 NC43 was unlikely.

The study also showed that linking specific meteorites to an asteroid is extremely difficult due to the chaotic nature of the orbits of these bodies.

The paper is published in the journal Icarus. (ANI)

NASA plans to develop submarine to explore Titan's mysterious methane sea

NASA plans to develop submarine to explore Titan's mysterious methane sea

Washington, Feb. 14 - NASA has recently developed a concept to send a submarine to explore Saturn's moon Titan, which has mysterious vast lakes of liquid methane and ethane.

At 2015's Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Symposium, a Titan submarine concept was showcased by NASA Glenn's COMPASS Team and researchers from Applied Research Lab, Discovery News reported.

Envisaged as a possible mission to Titan's largest sea, Kracken Mare, the autonomous submersible would be designed to make a 90 day, 2,000 kilometer (1,250 mile) voyage exploring the depths of this vast and very alien marine environment.

Supernova remnant spotted blooming like beautiful cosmic flower

Supernova remnant spotted blooming like beautiful cosmic flower

Washington, Feb 13 : Astronomers have captured supernova remnant, called G299.2-2.9, which looked like a blooming comic flower from Earth.

Because the debris fields of exploded stars, known as supernova remnants, are very hot, energetic, and glow brightly in X-ray light, NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory has proven to be a valuable tool in studying them. The supernova remnant called G299.2-2.9 (or G299 for short) is located within Earth's Milky Way galaxy, but Chandra's new image of it is reminiscent of a beautiful flower here on Earth.

Dogs can tell whether you are happy or mad just by looking at you

Dogs can tell whether you are happy or mad just by looking at you

Washington, Feb 13 - A new study has revealed that dogs can tell the difference between happy and angry human faces.

The researchers of the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna said that the discovery represents the first solid evidence that an animal other than humans can discriminate between emotional expressions in another species.

Researcher Corsin Muller added that they think the dogs in their study could have solved the task only by applying their knowledge of emotional expressions in humans to the unfamiliar pictures they presented to them.




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