Use of social media hurts teen girls' self-esteem

Use of social media hurts teen girls' self-esteemWashington, Nov 10 - A new survey has revealed use of online media makes teenagers - especially girls - increasingly doubt themselves.

The survey on 30,000 school students found that the self-esteem of teenage girls has fallen significantly since the start of the economic downturn seven years ago and the boom in the use of social media and online communication, the Guardian reported.


How glass could help build super-fast computers

How glass could help build super-fast computersWashington, Nov 10 : A new research has demonstrated that how glass can be manipulated to create a material that will allow computers to transfer information using light.

The study conducted by the University of Surrey suggested that this development could significantly increase computer processing speeds and power in the future.


Now, umbrella that stands on its own

Now, umbrella that stands on its ownWashington, Nov 10 : A new kind of umbrella is now available in the Japanese market that promises to stand on its own.

The umbrella designed by a Japanese designer Oki Sato can stand it upright by the handle or hang it off of a table with the help of the two prongs the stick out at the end, the Verge reported.

The umbrella won't fall down when you lean it on the wall.

The clever umbrella is on sale at Seibu for roughly 54 dollars. (ANI)


International Space Station crew safely returns to Earth after 165-day mission

International Space Station crew safely returns to Earth after 165-day missionWashington, Nov 10 - The Three International Space Station (ISS) crew members of Expedition 41 has returned to Earth on Nov. 9.after a 165-day mission and landed safely in Kazakhstan.

European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst , Russian cosmonaut Maxim Suraev and NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman traveled more than 70 million miles while in space.

During their time aboard the station, the crew participated in research focusing on Earth remote sensing, advanced manufacturing, and studies of bone and muscle physiology.


US Navy SEAL says shot Osama third time 'for good luck'

US Navy SEAL says shot Osama third time 'for good luck'New York, Nov 10 - The retired US Navy SEAL, who claims to have shot and killed Osama bin Laden almost single-handedly during the Abbottabad operation, said that he shot the al-Qaeda leader a third time in the head for good luck.

Navy SEAL Robert O'Neill told rapt 9/11 family members during a top-secret gathering at the 9/11 Museum in lower Manhattan in July that while he had been taught to fire two head shots-called the double-tap, he thought there was "no harm in putting one more bullet in him, "New York Post reported.


'MUSE' provides scientists with best view of galactic crash so far

'MUSE' provides scientists with best view of galactic crash so farWashington, Nov 10 - ESO's Multi Unit Spectroscopic Explorer (MUSE) instrument have provided scientists with the best yet view of spectacular cosmic crash, revealing the true story behind it.

A team of researchers led by Michele Fumagalli from Durham University, were among the first to use MUSE instrument, and observe ESO 137-001, a spiral galaxy 200 million light-years away in the southern constellation of Triangulum Australe (The Southern Triangle). They were able to get the best view so far of exactly what is happening to the galaxy as it hurtles into the Norma Cluster.


US woman celebrates 100th birthday with sky dive

Eleanor CunninghamNew York - Eleanor Cunningham of Howes Cave, New York, has bested former President George H W Bush.

He celebrated his 90th birthday by skydiving; she made the big leap to mark her centennial.

Cunningham kissed her 7-month-old

great-great-granddaughter before suiting up for her 100th birthday jump Saturday at Saratoga Skydiving in Gansevoort (GANZ'-voort). It was her third jump, after taking up the sport at age 90.

Cunningham lives with her granddaughter in their Schoharie (skoh-HAYR'-ee) County home in central New York. Her doctor signed off on the skydiving expedition, saying her health makes her more than capable of doing what she loves.


Jeb's 2016 Presidential race evenly split: George W Bush

Jeb's 2016 Presidential race evenly split: George W BushHouston - Former President George W Bush on Sunday said that the odds of his brother and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush running for the White House in 2016 are evenly split.

"I'd give it a toss-up," the former president told CBS news.

Brother Jeb is "wrestling with the decision" of running for the Republican nomination for president in 2016, George W Bush said.

"I think it's 50-50," the former President said.


IAEA accuses Iran of continuing to block access to its nuclear program

IAEA accuses Iran of continuing to block access to its nuclear programWashington, Nov 08 : According to a new report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Iran is constantly preventing its attempts to learn about the country's nuclear program.

The report revealed on Friday said that Iran is continuing to prevent its nuclear program's possible military dimensions and other technical details.

Iran will not discuss its nuclear program before the P5 + 1 nations' November 24 deadline for a nuclear agreement, says the report.


Only 2 out of 5 employees trust their bosses

Only 2 out of 5 employees trust their bossesWashington, Nov 8 : A new study has found that only 40 percent of employees have a high level of trust in their individual bosses, or in their organization as a whole.

According to a new study from Interaction Associates, employees have much more trust in their coworkers than they do in their supervisors, Mashable reported.

The study found that 54 percent of workers feel safe communicating their ideas and opinions to colleagues and peers, compared with 38 percent who feel the same about their company's leaders.


Facebook now allows you to 'see less' from friends on news feed

Facebook now allows you to 'see less' from friends on news feedWashington, Nov 08 : Facebook has rolled out a more in-depth settings menu for the users wherein they can now choose to "see less" from friends on their news feed rather than unfollow them entirely.

Earlier, users had to choose between follow or unfollow for a particular friend. Now they can just inform Facebook to publish lesser updates in their news feed from that friend.

According to the Verge, there is a new master view that allows you to quickly see everyone you are following and people you have unfollowed so that you can swap people in and out of those groups.


Is Earth the only technologically-intensive civilization in Universe?

Is Earth the only technologically-intensive civilization in Universe?Washington, Nov 08 - A new study has revealed that the combination of earth-based science of sustainability and the space-oriented field of astrobiology can shed light on the future of technological civilization on Earth and is the planet first and only technologically-intensive culture in Universe.

Human-caused climate change, ocean acidification and species extinctions may eventually threaten the collapse of civilization, according to some scientists, while other people argue that for political or economic reasons industrial development should be allowed without restrictions.


White House and Republican leadership spar on immigration

Josh EarnestWashington: Within days of Republicans gaining hold of the US Congress, the White House and Grand Old Party leadership appeared to be headed for confrontation over the crucial immigration reforms.

The White House yesterday said that President Obama is all set to take executive actions before the year-end to fix the broken immigration reform.

"The President made a promise that he's going to ask on immigration reform before the end of the year, and that's exactly what he's going to do," White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said.

He, however, did not give any details of the forthcoming executive actions.


Pakistan's 'friend' in US, Robin Raphel, under federal investigation

American diplomat Robin RaphelWashington - Veteran American diplomat Robin Raphel, known for her strong pro-Pakistan leanings, has been placed under federal counter intelligence investigation. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) searched the homes of Raphel and also her State Department office, which has been sealed, according to media reports.

At the time of raids, she was an advisor on Pakistan in Office of Special Representatives for Afghanistan and Pakistan at the State Department. Her contract with the State Department expired last week.

It is unclear whether she is the target of the investigation, or what agents were searching for.


Obama to nominate Loretta Lynch as new Attorney General

US President Barack ObamaWashington - US President Barack Obama has decided to nominate Loretta Lynch as his new Attorney General, the White House has said.

If confirmed by the Senate, Lynch would succeed Eric Holder, whose tenure has been marked by historic gains in the areas of criminal justice reform and civil rights enforcement, White House press secetary Josh Earnest said yesterday.

"Ms Lynch is a strong, independent prosecutor who has twice led one of the most important US Attorney's Offices in the country," Earnest said.

She is the current the US Attorney for the Eastern District of New York.


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