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Google acquires iOS, Android app Odysee

Google acquires iOS, Android app Odysee

Washington, Feb 09 : Google has announced its acquisition of Odysee, an iOS and Android app that facilitates automatic back up of photos and videos taken on users' cameras or tablets to their home computers.

Odysee also allows users to set up private, automatic sharing with other people, and it had an API for integrating the service with other apps.

According to Tech Crunch, the company announced that it had acquired the app via a note on Odysee's home page, as well as through a notification being sent out to app users. In it, the startup thanks users and also notes the details of the shut-down process.

The app is set to be shut down on February 23 and the Odysee team will join Google+. (ANI)

Astronomers may have found the dark matter-dominated 'Galaxy X'

Astronomers may have found the dark matter-dominated 'Galaxy X'

Washington, Feb 8 : Astronomers may have found the dark matter-dominated " Galaxy X," it has been revealed.

A cluster of young, pulsating stars discovered in the distant regions of the Milky Way may mark the location of a previously unseen dark-matter dominated dwarf galaxy hidden behind clouds of dust, on the far side of our galaxy.

A team, led by Sukanya Chakrabarti from Rochester Institute of Technology, analyzed near-infrared data collected by the European Southern Observatory's survey VISTA to find four young stars approximately 300,000 light-years away. These young stars are Cepheid variables "standard candles" that astronomers use to measure distances.

According to Chakrabarti, these are the most distant Cepheid variables found close to the plane of the Milky Way.

How 'sixth sense' in fishes allows them to detect flows of water revealed

How 'sixth sense' in fishes allows them to detect flows of water revealed

Washington, Feb. 8 - A new study has provided a deeper insight into how "sixth sense" in fishes allows them to detect flows of water.

The findings have helped researchers resolve a long-standing mystery about how these aquatic creatures respond to their environment.

It is well known that fish respond to changes in their fluid environment. These include avoiding obstacles, reducing swimming effort by slaloming between vortices, or whirlpools, and tracking changes in water flow left by prey, even without the aid of vision.

Malala Yousafzai's father writes open letter to parents of Nigerian girls abducted by Boko haram

Malala Yousafzai

Washington, Feb 08 - Ziauddin, father of Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has written an open letter to the parents of the Nigerian schoolgirls who were abducted by terrorist group Boko Haram saying that Malala and he will not give up the battle.

According to ABC News, Malala and her father have become global advocates for education after Malala survived an attack on her by Taliban two years ago.

Ziauddin Yousafzai's letter came to the fore on the eve of the 300th day of the schoolgirls' abduction.

He showed complete solidarity to the parents saying that "we cannot rest until we have justice for your daughters and for all girls and boys kept out of school". (ANI)

Ryan Gosling may join Emma Watson in 'Beauty and the Beast'

Ryan Gosling may join Emma Watson in 'Beauty and the Beast'

Washington, Feb 7 : Ryan Gosling has been rumored to be casted as beast in Walt Disney's Live action ' Beauty and the Beast' opposite Emma Watson.

The Tracking Board has claimed that 'The Notebook' actor will be seen starring as beast, but the Disney's casting authorities has still to confirm the news, E! Online reported.

The 'Harry Potter' actress recently grabbed the lead role of Belle in the Disney's Bill Condon directed film.

Walt Disney Pictures has announced that the production of the highly anticipated film will set to begin later this year. (ANI)

Taylor Swift to hit 2015 Grammys' red carpet with childhood bestie

Taylor Swift to hit 2015 Grammys' red carpet with childhood bestie

Washington, Feb 7 : Taylor Swift will hit the 2015 Grammys' red carpet with her childhood bestie Abigail Anderson , it has been revealed.

The 'Shake it Off' hitmaker shared an Instagram pic of their two and captioned it as, "My date to the Grammys is........ @abigail_lauren!! We'll try to dress as well in 2015 as we did in 2005.#GetReady", E! Online reported.

Anderson also confirmed the news by tweeting, "My dad's advice to me before leaving for LA; 'Keep your hands washed, Abigail!'".

Swift has been nominated for Best Pop Solo Performance for 'Shake it Off' and the hit single is also nominated for Song of the Year and Record of the Year. (ANI)

'Twinkle' set to give radical new insights into alien planets' evolution

'Twinkle' set to give radical new insights into alien planets' evolution

Washington, Feb 7 - A small satellite, named 'Twinkle,' is set to give radical new insights into the chemistry, formation and evolution of planets orbiting other stars.

A team of scientists and engineers from University College London (UCL) and Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) has announced plans for Twinkle's fast-track mission, which will be launched within four years, to unveil exoplanet atmospheres.

Lead scientist Giovanna Tinetti said that Twinkle is a very ambitious mission and nearly two thousand exoplanets, that is, planets orbiting stars other than our Sun, have been discovered to date, but they know very little about these alien worlds.

US now better placed to safeguard interests in insecure world: Obama

US now better placed to safeguard interests in insecure world: Obama

Washington : President Barack Obama on Saturday said that even though violent extremism and an evolving terrorist threat raise a persistent risk of attacks on America, the country is now stronger and better positioned to safeguard its interest in an "insecure world".

"Today, the US is stronger and better positioned to seize the opportunities of a still new century and safeguard our interests against the risks of an insecure world," Obama told the Congress in a letter conveying his second National Security Strategy, which would drive his foreign policy and national security for the remaining of his nearly two years term.

'Breastfeeding' helps babies prepare stomachs to ingest solid food

'Breastfeeding' helps babies prepare stomachs to ingest solid food

Washington, Feb 6 - A new study has revealed that breastfeeding better prepares a baby's stomach for the transition to solid food, hence better equipping them for potentially an early life with fewer stomach woes.

Researchers from the UNC School of Medicine and UNC College of Arts and Sciences found that a baby's diet during the first few months of life has a profound influence on the composition, diversity and stability of the gut microbiome and these factors, in turn, influence the baby's ability to transition from milk to solid foods and may have long-term health effects.

Senior author Andrea Azcarate-Peril said that they found that babies who are fed only breast milk have microbial communities that seem more ready for the introduction of solid foods.

Hubble catches rare three moon-parade in front of Jupiter

Hubble catches rare three moon-parade in front of Jupiter

Washington, Feb. 6 - NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has recently captured a rare triple moon transit of Jupiter.

Hubble took a string of images of the event which show the three of Jupiter's largest moons, Europa, Callisto and Io, in action.

The three moons are known as Galilean moons since they were discovered by the scientist during the 17th century. With orbits ranging from two to 17 days, it's common for at least one of the moons to be seen orbiting the Jupiter. However, the convergence of the three is an occurrence so rare that NASA said it happens only once or twice per decade.

The fourth Galilean moon, Ganymede, was outside the Hubble's view and was not part of the celestial sight.

Pigeons' brains not so different from toddlers'

Pigeons' brains not so different from toddlers'

Washington, Feb 5 - People may say birds are brainless, but it turns out that pigeons' brains are equivalent to that of toddlers''.

According to the study by University of Iowa professor Ed Wasserman, the finding suggests a pigeons can categorize and name both natural and manmade objects-and not just a few objects. These birds categorized 128 photographs into 16 categories, and they did so simultaneously.

Wasserman said that unlike prior attempts to teach words to primates, dogs, and parrots, they used neither elaborate shaping methods nor social cues. And the pigeons were trained on all 16 categories simultaneously, a much closer analog of how children learn words and categories.

Doctors treating Bobbi Kristina Brown hold little hope for her survival

Doctors treating Bobbi Kristina Brown hold little hope for her survival

Washington, Feb 5 - Doctors, who are treating Whitney Houston 's daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown, has said that there is little they can do for her.

A source told Fox News that it is now a matter of when the family wants to let go and accept that Kristina is pretty much not going to make it.

The source added that the doctors have left it up to the family as to how long they want to keep the 21-year-old alive.

Earlier reports emerged that the situation involving the daughter of Houston and Bobby Brown was particularly weak and her brain function was "alarming low" after being placed in a medically-induced coma.

Kristina was found unconscious wither face down in the bathtub at her home in Atlanta. (ANI)

Microsoft rolls out touch-friendly Office apps preview for Windows 10

Microsoft

Washington, Feb 05 - Microsoft has released the preview versions of its Office applications for Windows 10 that are designed to accept touch inputs and work across phones and tablets.

According to TechCrunch, the desktop edition of office, Office 2016, will also be shipped this year.

Microsoft's new operating system Windows 10 is designed to work across all devices.

The touch friendly build was announced after Microsoft introduced Office versions for Android and iOS .

The cross-platform, touch friendly build works on phones as well as tablets. (ANI)

Soon, a pill to cut your hunger cravings

Soon, a pill to cut your hunger cravings

Washington, Feb 5 - Soon all you may have to do is pop a pill to get over the urge to eat, as scientists have identified the peptide that can reduce our hunger cravings.

Using an experimental model, the researchers found when administering pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating peptide (PACAP), a peptide and hormone produced by neurons, in a specific area of the brain called the "central amygdala," it reduced the intake of food and led to weight loss.

The study may one day lead to medications that treat obesity and binge eating disorders.

Space research reveals possibility of more Earth-like planets supporting life

Space research reveals possibility of more Earth-like planets supporting life

Washington, Feb. 5 - A recent space research has revealed possibility of hundreds of billions of Earth-like planets, which may support life.

The new research, led by PhD student Tim Bovaird and Associate Professor Charley Lineweaver from The Australian National University calculated this by applying a 200 year old idea to the thousands of exo-planets discovered by the Kepler space telescope.

They found the standard star has about two planets in the so-called goldilocks zone, the distance from the star where liquid water, crucial for life, can exist.

Red wine, peanuts may help prevent age-related memory loss

Red wine, peanuts may help prevent age-related memory loss

Washington, Feb. 5 - A new study has recently revealed that compound found in grapes, red wine and peanuts may help prevent age-related memory loss.

Ashok K. Shetty, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Medicine and Director of Neurosciences at the Institute for Regenerative Medicine, has been studying the potential benefit of resveratrol, an antioxidant that is found in the skin of red grapes, as well as in red wine, peanuts and some berries.

Resveratrol has been widely touted for its potential to prevent heart disease, but Shetty and a team that includes other researchers from the health science center believe it also has positive effects on the hippocampus, an area of the brain that was critical to functions such as memory, learning and mood.

NASA finds abundance of hydrogen on Moon's pole-facing slopes

NASA finds abundance of hydrogen on Moon's pole-facing slopes

Washington, Feb. 5 - NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft has recently discovered more hydrogen in abundance on Moon 's pole-facing slopes, it has been revealed.

The recent discovery of hydrogen-bearing molecules, possibly including water, on the moon has explorers excited because these deposits could be mined if they are sufficiently abundant, sparing the considerable expense of bringing water from Earth.

Lunar water could be used for drinking or its components, hydrogen and oxygen, could be used to manufacture important products on the surface that future visitors to the moon will need, like rocket fuel and breathable air.

Beyonce, Jay-Z house hunting in LA

Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z

Washington, Feb 5 - Beyonce and her rapper husband Jay-Z are planning to move to LA as they are currently looking for an estate to buy on the westside of L. A., which includes Beverly Hills, Holmby Hills and Bel-Air.

According to TMZ. com, the music couple has also enrolled their 3-year-old daughter Blue Ivy Carter into a toddler program at an elite private school in LA.

According to the sources the 33-year-old singer and her rapper husband have already discreetly looked at a number of homes, but they have not liked anyone so far. (ANI)

Johnny Depp 'excited' to marry Amber Heard on Private Island in Bahamas

Johnny Depp 'excited' to marry Amber Heard on Private Island in Bahamas

Washington, Feb 4 : Johnny Depp has admitted that he is extremely excited to marry Amber Heard soon on his private Island in Bahamas.

The 'Pirates of Caribbean' actor said that he was completely in love with 'The Rum Diary' actress and can't wait to marry her, E! Online reported.

The 51-year-old actor will get married on a private island Little Hall's Pond Cay in the Bahamas that he purchased back in 2004.

Sources have revealed that Heard and Depp are really happy, and their relationship was in a really good place. (ANI)

Howard Stern wins 'Best Men's Hair in America' title

Howard Stern wins 'Best Men's Hair in America' title

Washington, Feb 4 : Howard Stern has recently been voted as the "Best Men's Hair in America" over some big Hollywood shots like George Clooney, Chris Hemsworth and Bradley Cooper .

The radio personality host grabbed the title after around 40 professionals in the hair care industry voted for their favorites to Groominglounge. com, E! Online reported.

Mike Gilman, founder of Groominglounge. com said that for almost last 12 years, their team have been keeping an eye on men's hair and their locks, and when his experienced team voted for the "best hair," Stern won the majority of the votes. (ANI)




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