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Happy birthday Mangalyaan! India's Mars Mission turns one

These missions had provided large amount of data on various scientific aspects of the Mars. According to the ISRO, "the knowledge acquired by the analysis of the data suggests enhanced possibility of the presence of life on this now dry and dusty planet".

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Divers kill coral-eating crown-of-thorns starfish with vinegar

Researchers from James Cook University have reached a breakthrough in solving this problem by injecting vinegar to two separate groups of CoTS from Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea and Lizard Island in Great Barrier Reef , Australia. Researchers note that killing the starfish individually can't save the entire reef by itself but it's just one step toward reducing CoTS outbreaks along the reef.

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First global warming became clearly evident in the temperature record

While temperature records generally showed pronounced indications of global warming, heavy rainfall events have yet to make their mark. Every time you turn on the evening news, they show there's a big rain storm, there's a tornado, there's this.

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Global ocean present beneath icy crust of Saturn's moon Enceladus

At the planet's pole is Saturn's weird hexagon, a storm that has raged above the north pole for more than 30 years. The 2 moons orbit alongside Saturn's slim F ring, which is formed, partly, by their gravitational influences. The change of frame of the images gave the scientists a precise idea of its rotational speed. Because the icy moon is not perfectly spherical and because it goes slightly faster and slower during different portions of its orbit around Saturn, the giant planet subtly ...

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USPSTF issues final recommendation on smoking cessation in adults

The worldwide analysis of published research by the Cochrane Review in December concluded the devices could help smokers quit but said much of the existing research on e-cigarettes was thin. Among kids, smoking is at a record low while e-cigarette use skyrockets. The e-cigarettes have been around since 2007, but impact was always neglected.

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FI BREAKTHROUGH Ultrathin 'invisibility cloak' can match any background

The catch, however, is that it only works on a micro scale for now so any prank ideas you had can be put on hold. "It's the first time we've done arbitrary shape cloaking", said Ziang Zhang, creator of the device. The researchers say that it isn't hardto make the reflected like anything you want, either the background of the object (like Harry Potter's cloak) or another object.