America redefines rape including men as victims

by Al Masud Siddkie - on Jan 9th 2012 - No Comments

United States Department of Justice redefines the FBI’s 83 years old definition of rape Friday to count men as victims for the first time and drop the requirement that victims must have physically resisted their attackers. Justice Department officials said The new definition will provide a better understanding of the crime and to broaden protections. Since...

Survey: 84% of women are annoyed by their Facebook friends

by Yasir Adnan - on Mar 31st 2011 - No Comments
Annoyed Woman

Facebook isn’t such a friendly place for the majority of women, according to a new survey conducted by Eversave, a company that offers daily deals for restaurants, activities and more. A study of 400 women for daily deals company Eversave unexpectedly uncovered more information about participants’ distaste for their friends’...

One in three women get the blues after sex

by Al Masud Siddkie - on Mar 30th 2011 - No Comments
Woman in Post Sex Blues

Post-sex blues is not a sexual behaviour commonly discussed, but one in three women have experienced post-sex blues at some point, a study shows, but researchers still don’t understand why. Queensland University of Technology (QUT) study of more than 200 young women has found one in three (32.9 per cent) had experienced the phenomenon at some point....

Long blackouts at a nuclear power plant can cause a radioactive leak

by Moazzem Hossain - on Mar 30th 2011 - No Comments
Nuclear Power Plant

A days-long blackout at a nuclear power plant can lead to a radioactive leak. Though the odds of that happening are extremely remote, an Associated Press investigation has found that some U.S. nuclear power plants are more vulnerable than others. Long before the nuclear emergency in Japan, U.S. regulators knew that a power failure lasting...

Sex can increase the risk of heart attack, US study shows

by Al Masud Siddkie - on Mar 24th 2011 - 4 Comments
Couple having sex

Sudden bursts of moderate to intense physical activity – such as jogging or having sex – significantly increase the risk of having a heart attack, especially in people who do not get regular exercise, U.S. researchers said on Tuesday. Doctors have long known that physical activity can cause serious heart problems, but the new study helps to quantify...

Scientists make genetically modified fungi to fight malaria

by Moazzem Hossain - on Feb 27th 2011 - No Comments
Mosquito Sucking Blood

Malaria continues to present a massive public health issue in the developing world. Scientists from Britain and the United States inserted the genes of human antibodies or scorpion toxins into a fungus called Metarhizium anisopliae that infects mosquitoes. They found that certain combinations of them were able to stop the development...

Solar storms could wreak havoc on the world’s electronic systems

by Moazzem Hossain - on Feb 22nd 2011 - No Comments
Solar Flare

A geomagnetic space storm sparked by a solar eruption like the one that flared toward Earth Tuesday is bound to strike again and could wreak havoc on the world’s electronic systems, scientists say. A potent solar storm could shut down telecommunications, ground airline service, scorch satellites, crash stock markets and even lead to global blackouts...

Milky Way Stuffed with 500 million planet candidates where life could exist

by Moazzem Hossain - on Feb 20th 2011 - No Comments
Kepler Search Space

There are at least 50 billion planets in the Milky Way galaxy to which our solar system belongs, and at least 500 million of those planets are in the not-too-hot, not-too-cold zone where life could exist. The numbers were extrapolated from the early results of NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler telescope, that was launched into space...

The World’s only immortal creature

by Tazin Pervez - on Feb 18th 2011 - No Comments
Turritopsis nutricula

The search may be over, the goal of immortality attained – by a hydrozoan jellyfish. The Turritopsis nutricula species of jellyfish may be the only animal in the world to have truly discovered the fountain of youth. Jellyfish usually die after propagating but Turritopsis reverts to a sexually immature stage after reaching adulthood and is capable of...

The World’s only immortal creature