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New Haven declares public health emergency after 20 cases of heroin overdose

New Haven declares public health emergency after 20 cases of heroin overdose

After reporting about 20 people who overdosed either on heroin or cocaine this week in New Haven and surrounding towns, the city officials declared a public health emergency on Friday. Two of them died in the city, while one died in a surrounding town.

Recreational Fishing on Puget Sound opens after Seven-week Delay

Recreational Fishing on Puget Sound opens after Seven-week Delay

After a long delay of seven weeks, state announced Friday to open recreational fishing on Puget Sound. The federal agency, National Marine Fisheries Service, issued the permit on Friday to open fishing in the state water.

It is also announced that new fishing rules will be effective from July 1, and until then, current regulations will be applicable for Puget Sound. On Friday, after the announcement was made, six boats were seen trolling for salmon off the Point Defiance Marina.

NASA's Hubble confirms existence of dark vortex on Neptune

NASA's Hubble confirms existence of dark vortex on Neptune

Neptune has a new spot, the first one to be spotted in the 21st century. The presence of the high-pressure system called dark vortex has been verified by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, after shinny clouds hinted at its existence.

In a statement, research astronomer Mike Wong, of the University of California at Berkeley, said that dark vortices coast via the atmosphere like large, lens-shaped gaseous mountains. Wong was the head of the team that studied the data gathered by Hubble.

Klinsmann sparks another debate by criticizing US football system

Klinsmann sparks another debate by criticizing US football system

He is often called a strong critic of American football than a successful national coach by the American media. Jurgen Klinsmann once again sparked a row on the national players after USA conceded humiliating 4-0 against Argentina in the semifinal of Copa America.

“King” James exhausted after the long NBA season, he would be off from the Olympics

“King” James exhausted after the long NBA season, he would be off from the Olympics

The 2016 Rio Olympics is losing its grace. The most popular basketball player in the recent era will not take part at this summer’s Olympics. He is none other than LeBron “King” James.

James is flaking down a long season, in which he led the Cleveland Cavaliers to the NBA title, winning after a span of 52 years. “I could rest now. I have come through a tiring session for months” James told at cleveland.com

Astronomers document dormant black hole feasting on star

A First: Astronomers document dormant black hole feasting on star

Majority of the biggest black holes in the known universe are dormant. But certain times, a star wanders too close to a dormant black hole and does not mind feasting on it. Astronomers from the University of Maryland and the University of Michigan became the first to document such an act.

The researchers were able to document shredding of a star that was wandering very close to the dormant black hole. A method called Swift J1644+57 has been used to assess the event and could also help scientists know as to how massive black holes in the universe have grown to such a size.

IBM's Watson can teach children about infectious diseases

IBM's Watson can teach children about infectious diseases

IBM's Watson is a computer system that could answer questions asked in natural language. It is named after IBM’s first CEO, Thomas J. Watson. The system now is running a modified version of ‘Minecraft’, which makes learning about human body a pleasing experience.

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