Million young stars shaping up in mysterious hot, dusty gas cloud in nearby galaxy

Million young stars shaping up in mysterious hot, dusty gas cloud in nearby gala

Washington, Mar. 19 - Astronomers have observed that millions of young stars are shaping up in mysterious hot and dusty gas cloud in the nearby galaxy known as NGC 5253, in the constellation Centaurus.

The star cluster is buried within a supernebula in a dwarf galaxy known as NGC 5253, in the constellation Centaurus. The cluster has one billion times the luminosity of our sun, but was invisible in ordinary light, hidden by its own hot gases.

The amount of dust surrounding the stars was extraordinary, approximately 15,000 times the mass of our sun in elements such as carbon and oxygen.

The cluster was about 3 million years old, which in astronomical terms, was remarkably young. It was likely to live for more than a billion years.


Moon's most unusual volcano more massive than previously thought

Moon's most unusual volcano more massive than previously thought

Washington, Mar. 19 - A new study has provided a deeper insight into the extent of Moon's most unusual and giant volcanic eruption's debris.

Scientists have produced a new map of the Moon's most unusual volcano showing that its explosive eruption spread debris over an area much greater than previously thought.

A team of astronomers and geologists, led by experts in the Institute for Computational Cosmology and Department of Earth Sciences at Durham University, UK, studied an area of the lunar surface in the Compton-Belkovich Volcanic Complex.


How your email address can affect your chances of getting hired

How your email address can affect your chances of getting hired

Washington, Mar 19 - A new study has shed light on email addresses demonstrating that an applicant's email address can greatly impact first impressions and affect one's chances of getting hired.

The study conducted by VU University, Amsterdam, showed that an informal email address have more chances of getting rejected than a more formal email address when sending an online resume.

An informal email address includes slang, cute, or made-up names instead of the applicant's real name.

In the article "What a Difference Your Email Makes: Effects of Informal Email Addresses in Online Resume Screening", the authors describe how the formal or informal nature of an applicant's email address impacts a recruiter's hirability perceptions.


French police raid Uber's Paris headquarters

French police raid Uber's Paris headquarters

Washington, March 19 - Uber's Paris office has been raided by the French police this week as part of a probe into its controversial UberPop service.

According to The Verge, 25 cops raided Uber's headquarters for six hours on Monday, seizing emails, documents, and smartphones used by Uber drivers.

The company's low-cost UberPop service came under scrutiny in France after authorities deemed it illegal under a new law that took effect on January 1.

The regulation requires all taxi drivers to be licensed and insured- requirements, which the French authorities suspect, UberPop does not meet.

Uber has maintained that the service is legal under French law and has filed appeals with the European Commission.


Here's how to pour a perfect glass of whisky

Here's how to pour a perfect glass of whisky

Washington, Mar 18 : Scottish Experts have suggested some tips to drink a perfect glass of whisky.

The experts explained that one should pour whiskey preferably more than a gnat could consume and less than an elephant would, but should mind the head space in the glass for the whisky to breathe, Fox News reported.

In addition to this, experts emphasized on there is no such rule that whiskey should go in a rock glass or a shot glass, but actually nosing or tulip shaped glasses are the most commonly agreed glassware type, as they help to concentrate the aromas in one point.


Iranian official says global war led by Tehran's troops will raise 'Flag of Islam' over White House

Iranian official says global war led by Tehran's troops will raise 'Flag of Isla

Washington, Mar 18 : A top special operations aide to Iran's leader has recently asserted that their troops are involved in a global war that would raise the 'banner of Islam' over the White House, a report said.

According to the Middle East Media Research Institute, while speaking at a ceremony for Iranian 'martyrs,' Ali Shirazi, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei's representative on the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Quds Force declared that they would not rest until they raise the flag of Islam over the White House, The Washington Times reported.

Shirazi listed Nigeria, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Egypt and Yemen as the countries where Iran's Shiite Islamic revolution had spread.

He added that Muslims were embracing the idea of dying for jihad.


Google to fly 84-feet 'plane-like' wind turbine

Google to fly 84-feet 'plane-like' wind turbine

Washington, Mar 18 : Google has planned to fly an 84-foot 'plane-like' wind turbine next month, a report said.

According to Google X head Astro Teller, the turbine that are more like "planes," would fly next month and rise to 450 meters in the air after being released, the Verge reported.

At that altitude, the plane starts flying in large circles in the sky, which turns the plane's propellers. The drag turns each of the eight propellers into individual turbines which deliver 600 kilowatts back down to Earth.

Teller said that they "failed to fail," as none of the turbines crashed even once when they were tested at Pigeon Point in Pescadero, California, one of the windiest places in North America.


Long-lost 17 m-yr-old whale fossil provides exact date of East Africa's uplift onset

Long-lost 17 m-yr-old whale fossil provides exact date of East Africa's uplift o

Washington, Mar 18 : A team of scientists has rediscovered a 17 million year old fossil of a beaked whale once native to East Africa.

The fossil, which was original unearthed in 1964, but lost for nearly half a century after the skull was misplaced, is the oldest known fossil of a beaked whale and strongly suggests an exact time for when the East African plateau was once turned into a savannah.

The fossil, which is from the beaked Ziphiidae whale family, was discovered 740 kilometers inland at an elevation of 620 meters in modern Kenya's harsh desert region, said co-author Louis L. Jacobs, Southern Methodist University, Dallas.


Google's top boss blames Google Glass' failure on 'bad marketing'

Google's top boss blames Google Glass' failure on 'bad marketing'

New York, March 18 : Google X's moonshots captain, Astro Teller, has gone on record to say that he believed that Google Glass failed because the firm "allowed and sometimes even encouraged too much attention for the program."

According to Teller, the problem was that people thought Google Glass, a Google X Project, was the tech giant's final product when it was just a "prototype" that was being tested, reported AdWeek.

Terming the debacle a "failure," Teller remarked at SXSW that the company could have done a better job at communicating the idea and preventing the conversation from getting "as loud as it got."

He also noted that negative publicity suffered by the device in recent years also contributed to its failure.


Arctic sea ice meltdown leaving marine mammals' future uncertain

Arctic sea ice meltdown leaving marine mammals' future uncertain

Washington, Mar 18 : A first-ever effort to gauge the ecological status of marine mammals living in the Arctic has been revealed.

For Arctic marine mammals, the future is especially uncertain. Loss of sea ice and warming temperatures are shifting already fragile Northern ecosystems.

The University of Washington study, assessing the status of all circumpolar species and subpopulations of Arctic marine mammals, including seals, whales and polar bears, underscores the precarious state of those mammals and outlines the current state of knowledge and their recommendations for the conservation of these animals over the 21st century.


Microsoft's new Windows Hello will allow users to log into Windows 10 devices using face or finger

Microsoft's new Windows Hello

Washington, March 18 : Microsoft has unveiled a new feature that will enable users to sign into a machine with just their face or finger.

Users will get to use the new feature, called Windows Hello, on Microsoft's upcoming Windows 10 operating system. It works by scanning your face, iris, or fingerprint to unlock devices, replacing a PIN or password to gain access to your own machine, reported The Verge.

While most current machines won't be able to use Windows Hello face recognition, Microsoft will support existing fingerprint readers. The new Windows 10 PCs that support the new feature will ship with Intel's RealSense infrared
3D camera that will scan your face.


50 pc married men find their mother-in-laws 'hot'

50 pc married men find their mother-in-laws 'hot'

Washington, March 18 : A new study has revealed that over half of the married men are attracted to their wives' moms.

The survey of 1,500 men found that while quarter of men have a genuine crush on their partner's mum, 31 percent felt their mother-in-law secretly fancied them, and a one in six thought their partner's mother looked better than their other half.

The results discarded the old tradition that men dislike the mother-in-law as 8 out of 10 admitted they had a great relationship with their partner's mother. In fact, two thirds of men in relationships said they'd be happy to see their partner ageing as well as her mum.

A bold one in 8 even admitted that their mother-in-law is more stylish than their partner when it came to dressing sense and looking good.


Opposition leader Isaac Herzog concedes defeat in Israeli election

Opposition leader Isaac Herzog concedes defeat in Israeli election

Washington, March 18 : Israel's Zionist Union chief Isaac Herzog has conceded defeat in the country's election as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party earned 30 out of parliament's 120 seats.

The opposition leader, who heads the left-center, called Netanyahu to congratulate him on his victory, reported ABC News.

As Netanyahu's Likud appeared set to build a coalition government with its nationalist, religious and ultra-Orthodox Jewish allies, Herzog signaled that he would be heading the opposition. While speaking to the press outside his Tel Aviv home, he said that Israel now needed "another voice, a voice that offers an alternative and a voice that tells it the truth."

The Zionist Union, who appeared set to win Israel's election just days ago, won 24 seats. (ANI)


Frequent 'Food TV' viewers who replicate recipes risk piling on the pounds

Washington, March 18 : Love to watch those food shows with sumptuous mouth watering dishes? No harm in it, as long you just keep it to watching, and not frequently trying it out, as it could make you fat, says a new study.

Lead author Lizzy Pope of the University of Vermont, said that the message was clear that Food TV should be a viewing experience only, not a cooking experience.

The study asked 501 women, aged 20 to 35, where they obtained information about new foods, how frequently they cooked from scratch, and what their heights and weights were.


Envelope sent to White House tests 'presumptive positive' for cyanide

Envelope sent to White House tests 'presumptive positive' for cyanide

Washington, March 18 : An envelope delivered to the White House earlier this week has registered a "presumptive positive" test result for cyanide, a Secret Service spokesman said.

The letter was received on Monday by a facility that screens mails for the White House and is located away from its grounds and the surrounding buildings in Washington, reported Fox News.

Spokesperson Robert Hoback said that the envelope tested negative initially however, a second test on Tuesday yielded "presumptive positive" result. He added that it has now been sent to another facility to confirm those results.


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