Thursday, February 2, 2023

Infotainment

Newly discovered genetic disease is more common than expected

A recently discovered inflammatory disease known as VEXAS syndrome is more widespread and dangerous than previously understood, a new genetic analysis suggests. While it’s rare, researchers believe the disease may affect tens of thousands of men in the U.S....

Mark Zuckerberg now puts Meta’s middle managers on notice

After sacking 11,000 employees in November last year, Meta Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has now reportedly put middle managers at the company on notice. According to the newsletter Command Line by The Verge's Alex Heath, Zuckerberg warned managers at...

Pesticides in breast milk led to infant mortality: Study

 A study by Lucknow's Queen Mary Hospital has claimed that pesticides have been found in the milk of pregnant women which were responsible for the death of nearly 111 newborns in the past ten months in Maharajganj district. The research...

‘Avatar 2’ tops box office for seventh weekend, crosses $2.11 bn globally

James Cameron's film blockbuster sequel 'Avatar: The Way of Water' added $15.7 million from 3,600 North American theatres between Friday and Sunday, enough to claim the No. 1 spot for the seventh consecutive weekend. So far, 'Avatar 2' has generated...

Hubble views a stellar duo in Orion Nebula

The bright variable star V 372 Orionis takes center stage in this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, which has also captured a smaller companion star in the upper left of this image. Both stars lie in the...

Kangana on ‘Pathaan’ success: ‘India has only loved the Khans’

‘Queen’ actress Kangana Ranaut, who is gearing up for her next directorial ‘Emergency’, feels that the Indian audience have always loved the three Khans of Bollywood and the success of Shah Rukh Khan’s recent release ‘Pathaan’ is a testimony...

Antibodies against coronavirus ‘coldspots’ discovered, may fight future coronaviruses: Study

Scientists have discovered regions on the coronavirus which do not change, or ‘coldspots’, and that antibodies specific for these coldspots may help fight future coronaviruses, according to a new study.The coronavirus keeps evolving, and in so doing it evades...

Asteroid’s sudden flyby shows blind spot in planetary threat detection

The discovery of an asteroid the size of a small shipping truck mere days before it passed Earth on Thursday, albeit one that posed no threat to humans, highlights a blind spot in our ability to predict those that...

Should You Wash Chicken?

PoultryWe get it: Raw chicken is slimy when it comes out of the package, and you want to wash it off. But according to the USDA, it’s safer to destroy bacteria when you cook it. A recent study looked...

What Big Tech companies are saying to justify mass layoffS

As more and more Big Tech companies continue to sack employees, they have listed various reasons behind the move -- over-hiring, uncertain global macroeconomic conditions, strong tailwinds from the Covid-19 pandemic and more. Here is what these top tech firms...

US probes Elon Musk for Tesla self-driving claims

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is investigating self-driving claims made by Tesla CEO Elon Musk. The SEC probe is to determine if the electric car-maker flouted its rules in promoting its full-self driving (FSD) and Autopilot software, reports...

A mummy unearthed in Egypt wrapped in‘layers of gold’ may be the oldest ever discovered

A team of archaeologists unearthed what could be the “oldest” and “most complete” mummy ever discovered in Egypt, the leader of the excavation announced on Thursday.Thought to be the remains of a man named Hekashepes, archaeologists found the 4,300-year-old...

Anoushka Shankar to perform at premiere of 65th annual Grammys

Kicking off the proceedings for the 65th annual Grammy Awards, Awards Premiere Ceremony, Anoushka Shankar will be seen making her third performance at the event.The ceremony will return to the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on 5 February. The...

Brendan Fraser’s ‘The Whale’ to release in India on Feb 3

Indian audiences will get to see Brendan Fraser’s Oscar nominated performance in “The Whale” on big screen on February 3.Impact Films is leading the distribution for the Darren Aronofsky-directed film in the country.“The Whale” is the story of a...

New blood test can detect Alzheimer’s 3.5 years before diagnosis

Scientists have developed a blood-based test that could be used to predict the risk of Alzheimer’s disease up to 3.5 years before clinical diagnosis. The research, published in the journal Brain, supports the idea that components in the human...