ALIENS IN UNDERGROUND

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SHORT STORY:

The Dulce underground base is a seven-story compound beneath Dulce, New Mexico that involves human-animal hybrids, human alien hybrids, and extremely advanced technologies.

The first claim of this experimental base is claimed by New Mexico state police named Gabe Valdez. He noticed strange sounds, underground vibration & strange objects flying in sky.

He also found out unexplained mutilations in the area. He was not only one who noticed this change, people living near that area too noticed strange sightings.

Gabe made more claims in other interviews, including sightings of the black, silent “sophisticated spacecraft” and the discovery of the fetus inside a dead cow but not a calf fetus. It looked like mutilation of human.

Also, many animals like, dogs, cattle, fishes were missing in that town and even some number of people. When people went into police headquarter to file missing complaint, eventually the case was handled to other higher authority.

Tim Anderson, a former police officer in Dulce, claimed to have seen a UFO in the town in the late 1990s. “It lit up the whole valley and just disappeard into the mountains”.

Schneider, who was in higher authority, claimed that he helped construct a “secret underground base” in Dulce in 1979. There, he says, he witnessed a battle with subterranean aliens that left 60 humans dead.

Paul Bennewitz, who had a Ph.D. in physics, studied the mutilations of cattle, cows and other animals. He said that this mutilation is the result of extraterrestrial life form.

As people living near that town were hearing lots of strange noises, they were told that its just a sound of construction mining and there’s nothing.

But the noise of mining was totally different from the noise in that town. Gabe, the police officer was suspended from his position after he claimed to see mysterious things. Shortly, all the information was classified.

OUR FUTURE INTERNET METAVERSE

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1. The word Metaverse Meta(beyond) and verse (extracted from universe) is a virtual world with 3-D virtual spaces and almost everything you can imagine.

2. The idea of Metaverse was first coined by American novelist Neal Stephenson in 1992 in his science fiction novel Snow Crash.

3. Recently Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg fragged attention by telling Facebook I going to become a Metaverse Company.

4. Now when you enter in virtual world through internet you will feel you are in a city where you can go in shopping malls, seminars, libraries, do fun, watch movies.

5. By investing money in virtual world you can buy property and even start a business.

6. Metaverse is booming in gaming industry and trying to make space in office industry by making you feel that you are in office and in real you are in home.

7. You will be able to walk on virtual streets and talk to random people.

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN AFGHANISTAN?

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Afghanistan is under the control of Taliban, as the forces entered Kabul on 15th August after Prez Ashraf Ghani left the country, ending a 20-year effort by U.S. & other Western nations to remold Afghanistan as a modern democracy.

WHY DID THE US FIGHT WAR IN AFGHANISTAN?

In 2001, AI-Qaeda & leader Osama Bin Ladan were held responsible for the 9/11 attacks.

He was in Afghanistan, under the protection of the Taliban & they refused to hand him over, the US intervened military, quickly removing the Taliban & Vowing to support democracy & eliminate the terrorist threat.

WHAT WAS THE AFGHANISTAN PEACE DEAL?

The US & Taliban signed an “Agreement for bringing peace” to Afghanistan. US & NATO allies agreed to withdraw uphold the deal.

A few months back President Joe Biden announced that the last troops would leave by the end of August.

WHAT DOES TALIBAN WANT FOR AFGHANISTAN?

Taliban is extremist Islamist militants who wants to restore Sharia to Afghanistan & said they want a “genuine Islamic system” for Afghanistan that would make provisions for women’s and minority rights.

But there are signs the group has already started to prohibit women from working in some areas which have fallen under its control.

NEXT HOTBED OF TERRORIST ACTIVITIES?

Taliban now controls Afghanistan & its border crossings, which denies revenue for the govt & enables the Taliban to tax trade to fund their fighting. Taliban might also permit groups like AI Qaeda to train & operate from there.

WHO IS TO BE BLAMED?

Govt forces in Afghanistan collapsed without the support of the US military. The US ultimately failed to build a democratic govt capable of withstanding the Taliban, despite spending billions of dollars & providing two decades of military support.

98% OF EMPEROR PENGUINS ARE AT RISK AS ANTARTIC ICE MELTS

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Scientists say that almost all colonies will be quasi-extinct by 2100. If climate change continous unchecked, 70% will be in danger by 2050. Emperor penguins depend on something called ‘Sea ice’. Which is not attached to land, but moves with the wind and currents. If where they breed, feed, moult and hide from predators.

But sea ice is rapidly dwindling, making hunting harder and putting chicks at risk of drowing. We’ve had warnings before, in the 1970s, sea ice decline in Pointe Geologie caused a 50% population crash. It has never recovered.

At Halley Bay in 2016, 10,000 chicks died when sea ice broke up early. The US Fish and Wildlife Service wants to list emperor penguins as ‘threatened’ under the endangered Species Act. This would reduce disruption by US fishing fleets and pressure US actors to limit their emissions.

Emperor penguins are the world’s biggest penguins. They live exclusively in the Antarctic. Scientists are calling them the ‘canary in the coalmine’ of climate change. The world is not on track to rach its Paris Agreement goals. Current policies have a 97% chance of exceeding a 2degree celsius tempearture rise but, meeting the target pf a 1.5degree celsius rise limit. Is likely to the halt the emperor penguin’s decline.

CAN TIME REALLY BE USED AS MONEY?

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While we have all heard of the famous phrase “Time is money”,IKEA just went a step further and took it literally.

That’s right, last year IKEA Dubai began accepting time as a form of money, which was dubbed as their compaign “Buy with your time”.

And buy this, they mean not just any time, but the time it takes you to drive to an IKEA store.

BUT WHY DID THEY DO IT?

The thing is, due to their requirements of a spacious mega store, most IKEA outlets are located in the outskirts of a city.

Due to this, customers have to spend long hours commuting. so as an incentive for customers to visit the store. IKEA started accepting time as money.

SO HOW DOES THIS WORK?

Well, let’s say it took you an hour to get to an IKEA store. if you simply show the cashier your google map timeline, which was the record of your trip, they can calculate what your time is worth.

The trick here is that they take the average family income per month, and then find the average income per hour. so for instance, if the income a family makes an hourly basis is 105 Dirhams in Dubai, their 1hour will be worth 105 Dirhams.

And since they have labeled very item in the store with the price in money and time, you’ll know what you can buy with your time.

Needless to say, this compaign was an instant hit & got the company $14 million worth of the free marketing. And the fun part is that even if it takes you just 5 minutes to get to an IKEA store, you can still trade it in for a veggie hotdog!

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENT BETWEEN AN ANIME AND A CARTOON

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Pepole who don’t know the difference or never watched any animes try to make fun by saying it cartoon. They have never watched any anime thinking its for kids. Let’s clear the difference between anime and cartoons.

Anime characters have more distinct facial expersssions and variations in physical characteristics and look more realistic than cartoons. Whereas in Cartoon characters usually have features that are not relative to the rest of the body.

Anime concentrates mostly on life issues or things tied closer to human emotions and has more violent and sexual themes. Whereas cartoons are generally made to make people laugh and so are comical.

Anime originated from Japan and cartoons originated from the US. Cartoon length from 5 minutes to an hour. Anime tends to be 22-25 minutes in length per episode. Though full action animes movies most likely go far beyond that time.

THIS US START-UP TRAINS DOCTORS TO TAILOR CARE FOR PEOPLE OF COLOUR

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Spora Health takes into account a patient’s ethnic background. Any cultural norms, customs or values they might have as well as their diet. it considers how a patients lifestyle might limit excercise or their ability to take medication. Spora Health also launched a telehealth platform.

  • To make care more personal
  • Private
  • And accessible to patients of colour

Black Americans have lower life expectancy than white people in US. Along with higher rates of hypertension, diabetes and maternal mortality. A disproportionate number of Black Americans have died from COVID-19. Social inequality is partly to blame, but another key reason is differences in healthcare. Just 5% of US doctors are black, one study found half of white medical students believe that Black pepole feel less pain.

Another showed that Black Americans are 22% less likely to receive pain medication. As a consequence, Black Americans are more likely to delay seeking care. Because they may not trust the medical system. Spora aims to rebuild this trust. It cureently opearates in 4 states but the comapany wants to offer its cultural curriculum tp other healthcare providers.

ALCOHOL IS LINKED TO MORE CANCERS THAN PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT, BUT COFFEE HELPS TO REDUCE RISK TO SOME CANCERS

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ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION IS LINKED TO SEVERAL CANCERS: PHARYNX, MOUTH, LARYNX, OESOPHAGEAL, LIVER, BOWEL.

Alcohol increases the risk of cancer because when it is metabolised, its breakdown into chemicals that can be bind to DNA, resulting in mutations that could become cancerous.

Drinking at least one cup of coffee daily is associated with a lower risk of developing liver cancer and basal cell carcinoma of the skin.

Coffee is thought to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that may protect against disease triggered by inflammation such as cancer.

Alcohol consumers may groan, but coffee addicts can rejoice!

A major study led by imperial College London has revealed more specificity about the cancer risks from alcohol consumption, as well as details about the benefits of coffee consumption.

Eating dairy products and whole grains also reduces the risk of colorectal cancer, the researchers found.

Giota Mitrou, the director of research and innovation and World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF), which funded the research, said: “This umbrella review confirms the evidence we have for alcohol and coffee in relation to cancer.

“Further research needs to better understand the mechanisms involved in the links between coffee and cancer as well as between alcohol and different cancer subtypes.”

she said people who where concerned about how their diet might affect their risk cancer could consult the WCRF’s cancer prevention recommendations, which advocate limiting alcohol consumption, being a healthy weight and physically active, and enjoying a diet rich in whole grains, vegetables,fruit and pulses.

TURNING PLASTIC INTO EDIBLE PROTEIN

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Heaps of Plastic garbage are choking the planet. Every year 300+ millions tons of Plastic garbage is produced of which 10 million tons is dumped into ocean. Two Scientists seems to have found the solution, U.S. Scientists have create a food generator that turns Plastic garbage into protein.

This generator uses microbes that are gene-hacked. These microbes are designed to break down plastic molecules and essentially turn it into protein. The final produce might sound unhealthy or bad but it’s the same protein that you’re already eating.

THIS NATURAL PROTEIN COATING KEEPS YOUR FOOD FRESH FOR LONGER

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It can double the life of all kinds of food…by forming a protective barrier that slows dehydration and oxidation. The coating, made by Mori, is formed from a natural protein derived from milk.

  • Its edible
  • Flavourless
  • And biodegradable

The protein can be added anytime the for is washed along the supply chain. One-third of the world’s food supply is lost or wasted every year.

This accounts for up to 10% of our total CO2 emissions. Meanwhile, 820 million people don’t have enough to eat. Keeping food fresher for longer could help tackle both issues.

Mori could also reduce Plastic pollution by reducing the need for plastic food packaging. Mori is a World Economic Forum 2021 Technology Pioneer.

DID YOU KNOW RARE MICROBES FROM YELLOWSTONE PARK ARE KEY TO COVID-19 TESTING?

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The park’s hot thermal pools contain a special heat-resistant enzyme which can survive at almost boiling temperatures making it crucial to virus testing in a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test, medics take a swab and multiply the DNA millions of times to create a sample large enough to test.

The DNA must be repeatedly heated and cooled. This was once time-consuming and difficult and damaged DNA’s fragile enzymes. But thanks to Thermus aquatics, it can now be done in hours.

A scientist and his student discovered the bacteria in the mid-1960s while investigating strange growths at Yellowstone’s Mushroom Spring. PCR tests are considered the ‘gold standard’ of testing. They’ve been key to test-and-trace, many countries now require them on entry.

PCR is also used in prenatal testing early disease diagnosis and DNA detection at crime scenes. All thanks to a tiny organism from Yellowstone Park. Nature potentially holds millions of undiscovered solutions to other health challenges.

SCIENTISTS EXTRACTED DNA FROM ‘BLOOD SNOW’ IN THE ALPSw

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WHAT IS ‘BLOOD SNOW’?

Despite the morbid nicknames, this crimson phenomenon is a colorful sign of blossoming life, produced by tiny organisms that have colonized snowy mountain habitats.

The eerie biological dye goes by many names- watermelon snow or red snow, for instance – and it is common on mountain tops and glaciers around the world, from the Sierra Nevada, to the Himalayas to Greenland’s ice sheets.

WHAT CAUSES ‘BLOOD SNOW’?

The odd reddish hue is caused by green algae. Algae is one of the most diverse and ubiquitous forms of life on Earth, so it’s not particularly surprising that it has managed to find its way to some of the highest peaks in the world.

However, the climate crisis is accelerating snowmelt and glacial retreat in these habitats, a trend that may upend many algal colonies and the larger ecosystems that rely on them.

Green algae are green, as the name implies, but warmer triggers them to produce a red carotenoid pigment as a kind of sunscreen.

WHAT CAN SCIENTISTS LEARN FROM IT?

European scientists have banded together to form ALPALGA, a collaboration that aims to better understand these Alpine algae, which can act as primary producers, pioneer species, and “potential markers of climate change,” according to a study published Monday in Frontiers in Plant Science.

“I’ve seen, in my lifetime, the disappearnce of ecosystems on a scale not of 100 years, but decades,” said study author Eric Maréchal, director of the Cell and Plant Physiology Laboratory, a joint unit of CNRS, CEA, INRA and University Grenoble Alpes, in a call. “This ecosystem is super fragile.”

ELON VISION MUSK

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Do you ever wonder what is Elon Musk’s real vision of humanity?

Well, plan a of his vision is to make life of humans better on planet Earth by reducing pressure from nature.

Such as introducing Electric Vechiles to reduce carbon emissions and many more of such projects, as we all know.

But his far sighted vision is to preserve Human Consciousness before we all get extinct.

Imagine if in future, there is a global climate catastrophe or a third world war, Would humans be able to survive that?

If not, then the only way to preserve humanity is by going to space and making other planets our homes, before earth gets totally damaged due to human errors or if world war 3 occurs!

And Elon believes that is the best possible plan B to preserve Human Consciousness in case plan A doesn’t work.

8 HEALTHY ‘SPACE PUPS’ HAVE BEEN BORN FROM FROZEN MOUSE SPERM THAT SPENT 6 YEARS IN ORBIT

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In 2013, the world’s most traveled mouse sperm set out on a mission to the international Space Station (ISS). The freeze-dried sperm was transported back to Earth in a SpaceX cargo spacecraft in 2019 after nearly six years in the station and has been used to birth healthy “space pups.”

A team of Japanese researchers ran the space sperm tests, results of which have been published in the journal Science Advances. This was done to understand the long-term effects of space radiation on mammalian sperm. The freeze-dried sperm were transferred to the ISS, where they spent nearly six years.

Male mice sperm collected and deposited in ampules (small glass vials) before being freeze-dried to eliminate the water. The Scientists kept these sperms in the ISS and freezers on Earth at the same time.

The sperm were rehydrated once they were returned, and the space pups were compared to “ground control” pups after the females delivered their litters. The team in a statement wrote that the Space pups showed no changes compared to ground control pups.

The researchers also looked at DNA damage and gene expression in space sperm to see if they were different from sperm preserved on Earth. Under a microscope, space sperm appeared to be identical to those on Earth, and the researchers found no additional DNA damage in space sperm exposed to radiation.

“Space wants to kill you” is a catchphrase that is frequently used. Space radiation Pierces almost everything in the universe, and if it isn’t shielded, it can clash with DNA. The researchers found no evidence of DNA damage in the freeze-dried sperm, which is a significant accomplishments.

The freeze-drying technique, which eliminates water from sperm samples, might have had a protective impact against DNA damage. However, because the ISS is so close to the Earth, the Planet’s magnetic field protects it from particularly hazardous space radiation. It’s unclear whether deep space exploration will cause greater problems for freeze-dried sperm.

The “Gateway,” a space station that will orbit the moon and serve as on Outpost for human travel deeper into the solar system is being developed. The researchers suggest the freeze-dried sperm tests might be carried out on the gateway to investigate the effect of space radiation far from Earth in their concluding remarks.

A TEMPLE WITH A $1 TRILLION TREASURE?

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Knowello Padmanabhaswamy Temple, the richest temple in the world.

ROYAL RICHES

Kerala’s Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple reportedly sits on ~1trn+(~€73 lakh Crore) of wealth, accumulated by the Travancore Kingdom.

In 2011, 5 of its 6 vaults were opened on the Supreme Court’s order.

Piles of jewels, bags of gold, some weighing over 800Kg and a diamond-laded throne etc, worth RS 1.6 lakh Cr+, were unearthed.

STRIKING GOLD

The temple is now detected by metal detectors, cameras & 200+ guards, some of whom carry guns.

Still, in 2017, gold worth RS 189Cr and eight antique diamonds were reported stolen, stirring controversy.

The Travancore royal family manages the temple and says the riches “belong to God.”

CONTROVERSY

Questions have been raised over the management of the temple. In 2009, am ex-police officer field a case in the Kerala High Court, alleging mismanagement of assets by the erstwhile royal family.

TRAVANCORE ROYAL FAMILY

Last year, the descendants of the Travancore royal family retained control of the temple after a Supreme control of the temple after a Supreme Court hearing. This overturned a Kerala High Curt’s 2011 order that gave the powers to Kerala govt.

EARTH’S TOUGHEST ANIMAL IS LOST SOMEWHERE ON THE MOON

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In September 2007, a spacecraft called “FOTON-M3” carried Tardigrades, Earth’s toughest creatures into low earth orbit. For 10 days, these creatures were exposed to the hard vaccum of outer space and solar UV radiation.

It was nothing short of a miracle when they were brought back on earth. Over 68% of the subjects had survived, becoming only animal to survive in outer space.

These unique creatures, also known as “water bears”, are water-dwelling eight-legged, segmented micro-animals that have been found everywhere on earth, from mountaintops to the deep sea and mud volcanoes, surviving under extreme conditions.

Known to be one of the most resilient animals on earth, Tardigrades can survive air deprivation, radiation, starvation, and even dehydration – all that would kill most other known forms of life in a fraction of seconds.

What makes them sturdy is their special state called Cryptobiosis where they shed almost all the water in their body and their metabolism slows down to 0.01% of the normal rate, making them nearly indestructible. They can be brought back to life even after decades of being hydrated.

Owning to these unique capabilities, they were selected for another space mission in 2019. But things took a wild turn in this time. Beresheet, the Israeli spacecraft on mission, crashed on the moon, spilling thousands of dehydrated Tardigrades that Scientists had loaded onto the lander.

It remains uncertain whether the Earth’s toughest animal survived the crash or not but the co-founder of the organisation that put them on the lander believes the water-bears would have survived the crash, and in future, if humans ever find them, they would possibly still be alive.

The creature is being studied across the globe. Researchers believe the secret to its resilience may help in cancer treatment, as well as in futuristic research such as human hibernation and space travel. It might help in making people going to mars more resistant to radiation.

While humans are still trying to figure out ways to survive in hostile conditions, for all we know Tardigrades might already be taking over the moon.

WHAT IS THE COST OF VACCINATING INDIA AGAINST COVID-19?

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As the nation grapples with the second wave of Covid-19, we are headed into phase three strategy of vaccination, under which all the people above 18 years of age will be eligible to get Covid-19 vaccine does from May 1.

When the registrations opened on April 28, the CoWin portal received traffic of about 27 lakh hits per minute and the servers crashed temporarily. As many as one crore indians registered on the portal in just four hours, said Abhishek Singh, CEO, MyGov.

But the enthusiasm has been met with a shortage of vaccine supply. Mumbai has shut its vaccination drive for 3 days from today, citing lack of adequate doses. Several states, including Punjab, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, have also said that they do not have sufficient doses of vaccine for the 18-44 age group.

WHEN IT COMES TO VACCINATING THE ENTIRE NATION, HOW MUCH WOULD IT COST?

The government of India (Gol) had earmarked Rs 35,000 crores for the vaccination program in the FY21-22 Budget. But the actual cost is way more than this amount.

A study India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) has pegged the overall cost of vaccinating all Indians above 18 years of age against COVID-19 at Rs 67,193 crores (which works out to be just 0.365 of the GDP), of which states together will incur Rs 46,323 crore.

To break it down, India had 88 crore voters in the 2019 general elections, which can be used as a proxy for the population above the age of 18. While the centre will foot the bill for 45-plus age groups and health care/Frontline workers, the states and private sector will have to foot the bill for 18-44 age groups.

Serum Institute of India has priced the vaccination at Rs 300 per dose for states, bringing it down from Rs 400 per dose, and Bharat Biotech too, has slashed the price of its Covaxin from Rs 600 to Rs 400 per dose.

However, for the private sector, Serum has priced the vaccine at Rs 600 per dose, while Bharat has priced it at Rs 1,200 per dose. Several states, including Delhi, Orissa, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Haryana, West Bengal, have offered free vaccination for the 18-44 age group.

THE NEWFOUND ‘UNICORN’ MIGHT BE THE CLOSEST BLACK HOLE TO EARTH!

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Over the years, efforts to find extremely low-mass black holes have increased significantly in recent years, so we could soon learn much more about these mysterious astronomical objects.

Astronomers have found one blackhole candidate that qualifies the requirements and could indeed attract the attention of the whole scientific community in the years to come.

The black hole, dubbed “Unicorn,” is located in the constellation of Monoceros, right next to a red giant star named V723 Mon, and it appears to have a mass three times that of the sun and it is being deemed tiny!

The former record holder for the smallest black hole is 3.3 solar masses, and the previous nearest black hole is twice as far away as the Unicorn. That means Unicorn might just be the smallest black hole ever detected and the closest one to Earth found so far.

Astronomers discovered the Unicorn by studying the impact on its companion object. Its light seemed to change intensity at various points in its orbit, implying that it was being stretched into unusual shape by the gravity of something nearby. The Ohio State University notes.

Since it lacked a visible star companion, a black hole seemed to be the most probable candidate. Astronomers estimated the black hole’s mass to be three Suns by measuring the star’s gravitational distortion, velocity, and orbit period. Now, the newly found black hole candidate may set a new record or two!

SIX AMAZING WAYS YOUR DAILY LIFE WILL BE DIFFERENT IN 2030

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01. SMART DIGITAL PILLS:

Just one pill, and every information of your body including disease, infections, vitamin deficiency, everything will be display on your Laptop/Mobile. Scientist have designed a pill than have sensors, and transmit the information on your devices.

02. CONNECTED SMART CLOTHES:

Imagine you walk to a mall and try on pieces of connected clothes, sensors in the clothes collect your exact measurements and smart mirrors in front of you allow you to change clothes you are trying on: size, color, pattern, length etc. Amazon has been developing Smart mirrors for 3-D Clothing models.

03. HAPTIC – HOLOGRAPHY:

This will be next mind-blowing technology. “Mutual Touching,” where you can reach out and physically touch hologram. You will also feel the sensation in return. Researching are working on this project, so that medical students can gain experience by performing holographic surgery with real sensation.

04. COMPANY CEO AS AI MACHINE:

If you are a CEO’s, cannot take a quicker decision, you can be out of a job by the chief AI officer, who can perform millions of calculation and possibilities for company’s future.

05. NO TRAFFIC LIGHTS:

AI along with connected EV vehicle will make this possible. In 2012, researchers suggested a system where vehicles communicate with one another and an AI system this reducing accidents and traffic jams.

06. 4-D PRINTING:

Using the 4D printing technology, it would be possible to use the product when it is out immediately from the printer with no other parts or assembly required. It can be also used to build human organs like Ears, fingers etc. With higher sustainability.

EVEN BIRDS SING WHEN THEY HIGH

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Birds to have set their priorities straight because they open their beaks for a tune only attract a mate or to get high. There’s is nothing else worth singing for!

The recent study conducted by biologists at the University of Wisconsin has revealed that birds that Sing are high on opioids, and their song sounds like “free form jazz.” They order, reorder, repeat song sequences and even add and drop notes. For their chorus at dawn, they even experiment with different.

Scientists discovered that birds actively sang when they were in flocks, associating emotions of joy with singing. To reconfirm this, they exposed a flock of starlings to an area with a nicely decorated habitat and an undecorated one.

They observed that when the Starlings were allowed to choose between the two, they chose the decorated one which is also the one they were actively chirping in. This meant that the happy effect came from pleasure inducing chemicals in the brain.

In another part of the study, the birds were given low levels of fentanyl, a narcotic used to trigger a reward feeling one gets from socializing, eating or mating. Upon exposure, the birds chriped like they were chirping when they were happy.

These birds are sure are keeping it real. Next time you enjoy a chirp session at dawn, remember that the birds are also having a session of their own.

STARSHOT IN DETAIL

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If we start travelling towards Alpha Centauri with a rocket it would take 100,000 years to reach there which is humanly not possible for us now. So, in order to reach there much quickly project STARSHOT was founded 5 years ago in 2016 by Mark Zuckerberg, and Stephan Hawking Yuri Milner.

Right now Scientists are designing ultralight probes. Each probe is 4m wide but only a few 100 atoms thick at the center, it has a camera, processer, Battery and Transmitter which takes its overall weight to ~10 grams. A spacecraft will carry 1,000 of these probes and launch them directly into the Earth’s orbit. After that, ground based lasers will come into effect and fire 1+ gigawatt of energy into each probe for 10 minutes.

This will accelerate them to 15-20% the speed of light and the probe will begin its journey to Alpha Centauri. At 15% to 20% the speed of light probe will arrive at Alpha Centauri in 20 to 30 years and will make a close fly by to its planet. It will collect and transmit data back to earth that will take 4 years to arrive at the speed of light.

AN APP CAN HELP YOU CHOOSE YOUR DREAMS AND EVEN SUGGEST SOME!

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HAVE YOU EVER WOKE UP WISHING THAT YOU COULD SEE THE CLIMAX OF A DREAM?

Dreams have been considered as fascinating figments that made their way to many theories, both scientific and fantasy.

BUT, WHAT IF YOU CAN DECIDE WHAT YOU SEE IN YOUR DREAMS?

There is an old practice, which some people still follow. It is to think of good things before you sleep so that they follow into your dreams. But thanks to Scientists from MIT, not it’s possible with a piece of tech.

Remember that time when a dream felt so real, and yet you realised that were dreaming?

This rare state, when the sleeper knows that they are dreaming is called lucid dreaming. Studies have shown that sleepers can make use of this awarness to shape their dreams.

So, the Scientists have taken a leaf out of his concept and created a technology, which uses a technique called Targeted Dream Incubation (TDI). In their study, they combined a sleep-tracking device called Dormio with an app to insert certain topics in people’s dream.

TDI dominates an early sleeping stage called hypnagogia. It gives the user, targeted information in their semi-lucid stage. Thereby, it incorporates information directly to one’s thought.

The experiment on targeted dreaming involved the hand-worn sleep tracker monitoring the heart rate, hand movements, and electrical changes on the skin to identify if they have entered hypnagogia. The tracker communicates it with the app. Then the app gives audio cues.

The audio prompts were recorded by the subjects, and included commands like “remember to think of a tree”. Later, the participants recorded a journal on what they dreamt. The results showed that 67% people had dreams that involved trees, making it a success; although that were often bizarre.

HOW WOULD IT BENEFIT US?

According to lead study author Adam Horwitz, targeted dreaming could help in creative brainstorming. Dreaming has been considered beneficial to treat issues like PTSD. Further experiments can yield breakthrough results.

HOW MANY LUNGS DO SNAKES HAVE?

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Snakes generally have one fully developed (right) lungs. However, some species can have 2 or 4 lungs, or a semi developed lung (left). Snakes can breath in three way,

When they are on land they can use lungs, when they are in water, they breath through gills present inside their mouth and snakes can also breath through their skin, mostly in desert area.

Snake can’t chew their food, they swallow them. Snakes have very flexible lower jaws which allow them to swallow animals who are 75% to 80% larger than their own head.

Through India has more then 250 species of snakes, only few are venomous. And among them only four species are the reason for maximum deaths. These are Spectacled Cobra, Monocled Cobra, Russell Viper and Common Krait.

Snakes don’t have eyelid, also they do not have any external ears which make them deaf. They can hear from the vibrations on the ground.

Females of some species can store sperms inside their body for a period of 3-6 months after mating. They do so to ensure that they only give birth when there’s food available. Some snakes can survive without food for upto 2 years.

A few species of snakes such as the yellow bellied water snake can give “virgin births” where the female doesn’t need to mate with the male. They give birth through a process called parthenogenesis.

AN ASSAMESE TEA WAS JUST SOLD FOR $1,003.62 PER KG

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A speciality tea, known as Manohari Gold Tea, which is produced by the Manohari Tea Estate in upper Assam’s Dibrugarh district was directly sold at a record price of RS 75,000 per Kg at the Guwahati Tea Auction Centre (GTAC).

This marked the highest price at which tea has been auctioned in Assam this year. This deal is a ray of hope for Assam’s tea industry which has suffered a production loss of up to 25% Covid and floods this year.

BUT WHAT MAKES IT SO EXPENSIVE?

“Manohari Gold Tea is manufactured from the finest second flush Colonel tea buds, which are hand-plucked only at dawn. Highly rich in antioxidants, the gold tea also offers aromatic, full-bodied, bright yellowish, malty tea liquor to suit taste buds perfectly,” Guwahati Tea Auction Buyer’s Association (GTABA) secretary Dinesh Bihani, mentioned in a statement.

The rare variety of tea purchased by Guwahati-based-based tea trader Vishnu Tea company will be sold across the world giving the teeatotallers an unforgettable aroma and hopefully providing sense of calm amidst these tough times.

WHY WATER CAST SHADOW?

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Anything which can reflect, refract or absorb the light can cast a shadow. A shadow is an area where light fall less in comparison to surrounding hence forming a shadow. Transparent objects don’t cast shadows. But

ISN’T WATER IS ALSO TRANSPARENT?

To understand this, first, we need to know what is refraction. When light enters from one medium ( like air) to another medium ( like glass or water), its direction changes. That’s known as Refraction.

That’s what happens with water, when light from the air enters the water, it gets refracted which gives us an illusion of shadow.

Another reasons is impurities present in water. Generally, water is not pure, it contains some impurities (including salt) which are not transparent, which is why water is not transparent and can make shadow.

EUROPEANS HAVE TURNED BACK THEIR CLOCKS PROBABLY FOR THE LAST TIME

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As human beings evolved, understanding time with respect to day and night hours was one way in which organised form of living came to existence. We have 24 time zones in the world now. But, Europeans are different. They have a universally accepted practice of setting clocks when seasons change.

This decades-old tradition, called Daylight Saving (DST) is practice in which clocks are set one hour forward in the warmer months. DST helps the people living in the region to get an ‘extra’ daylight hour at the end of the day because they actually start the date early.

But, the concept cannot be supported in winter months as days are shorter than. Since countries that fall in the equatorial region do not have this discrepancy, they don’t follow it either. Although Geroge Hudson, proposed this idea in 1895, it was first implemented by Germany and Austria-Hungary only in 1916.

The 1970s energy crisis had pushed many more countries try it too as it was believed that it would keep people in good spirits as they would get more daylight hours after 9-to-5 work. The clocks go forward in the last weekend of March, and backwards in the last weekend of October.

But, the European Union is all set to abolish DST next year. The decision came after a 2018 EU poll that was conducted after the practice grew unpopular. Critics claimed it messed with the bio circadian rhythms, causing health problems in humans and livestock.

No further development has been reported ever since the voting results were announced. But, if it is implemented, 2020 would be known as the last year when the times was turned back.

WILD BLUEBERRY LOAF CAKE


INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup of wild blueberries, dusted with flour and set aside.
  • 1 cup and 1/4 of flour.
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon.
  • 1 tsp of vanilla powder.
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice.
  • 1/2 cup of plant based milk with 2 tsp of apple cider vinegar.
  • Leave aside.
  • 2 very rip bananas. You need them to be very soft.
  • 1 cup of coconut oil, melted.
  • 1 tsp of baking soda.
  • 2 tsp of baking powder.

METHOD:

  • Preheat the oven to 350F.
  • Grease a loaf pan.
  • Mix dry ingredients together really well.
  • Mix wet ingredients together.
  • Add wet to dry and mix well.
  • Fold in your blueberries.
  • Bake for 1 hour or untill centre is cooked. Enjoy!

EGG IS VEG? (scientific reason)


If completely depends on how you define being vegetation. If we say in General, vegetarians refer to a person who does not eat meat but when we talk about eggs, there is confusion. According to a religious point of view, non veg is refered to as killing someone or taking innocent life.

But eggs which have in the market are not fertilized which means they don’t have any life inside them. Eggs have three parts, eggshell, white part (source of protein) and yellow part (called yolk). Six to seven weeks old hen gives 1-2 eggs within one or one and a half days.

The reason why most of the eggs are fertilized because of during birth male chicken is killed because of two reasons, according to poultry farms, growing them in terms of profit is of no use and secondly, if they grow, they may mate with hen and be fertilised eggs, which mostly can’t be sell in Market.

So if you consider not killing anyone as veg food, then unfertilised eggs can be considered under the veg diet. So market egg are veg (scientifically).

AT MANCHESTER CITY, YOU CAN EAT YOUR COFFEE CUP


The football club is trialling edible, biodegradable coffee cups. Made from a vegan wheat based wafer. The cub stay crispy for 45 minutes, even when filled with a hot drink and are completely biodegradable.

They were invented by Bulgarian company Coffee around 2.5 billion coffee cups are used each year in the UK alone. Although made from paper, many are lined with plastic. Which is why less than 0.25 are recycled.

More than 500,000 become litter every day in the UK. Other companies are using innovative approaches to tackle coffee waste. The Butterfly Cup is made entirely from paper. Its design doesn’t need a plastic lid…

Which makes it 100% recyclable. While 500,000 tonnes of coffee grounds thrown away each other are being turn into logs for wood burning stoves and even football shirts for Forest Green Rovers.

WHAT’S YOUR IDEA FOR REDUCING WASTE?

OVERZEALOUS AI IS REJECTING MILLIONS OF GOOD JOB CANDIDATES


Punishing them for gaps in their work history or for not mentioning key buzzwords. The US has a record 10.1 million job vacancies. With 250 applicants per role, most companies use AI to help then window out unsuitable candidates. But 9 in 10 CEOs admit the bots dismisss people who could do the role. For instance, rejecting nurses who don’t mention ‘computer programming’ even though they only need to input patient data or demanding a college degree. When the real needs are life skills, self efficacy and a strong work ethic.