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Ban Proves More Successful In Reducing Smoking

Ban Proves More Successful In Reducing Smoking

A new research by Ohio State University has revealed that both, the increase in taxes and execution of ban, are useful in reducing smoking rate. However, implementing ban has resulted in stopping people from developing heavier smoking habits, thereby resulting in overall reduction in smoking. Both the methods have varied effects on smoking habits.

Women in Brazil Recommended To Avoid Pregnancy

Women in Brazil Recommended To Avoid Pregnancy

Brazilian women have been advised by health authorities to avoid getting pregnant at this time. The advice comes after several newborns were detected with damaged brain due to a virus called Zika. The pathogen, which is found in African forest monkeys in new West Nile, has resulted in extreme threat. The Zika virus and the West Nile virus have been found to have similar impact. The Zika virus was found more than 70 years ago.

2014 witnesses more booze-binging related fatalities than any year on record since 1979

2014 witnesses more booze-binging related fatalities than any year on record sin

According to new federal statistics, more numbers of people in America lost their lives in 2014 due to over alcohol intake in comparison to any other year in the past 35 years.

The Washington Post reported this week that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-put-out new data has revealed that at least 30,700 people in America died past year from alcohol-induced causes, including alcohol poisoning and cirrhosis, or nearly 9.6 fatalities for every 100,000 Americans.

New model: There's less than 1% chance that flu season will peak before January in most of United States

New model: There's less than 1% chance that flu season will peak before January

A latest model aiming to predict the flu in the United States this winter has suggested that this flu season is going to be at peak in February most probably, and that it may be a mild one.

The model has used data from previous flu seasons and also from a mathematical representation of how influenza spreads in a population and the most recent data on the present flu season, for predicting how seasonal flu is going to pan out in the approaching months.

Only Humans Are Capable Of Mental Time Travel

Only Humans Are Capable Of Mental Time Travel

Researchers of a new study suggest that they have finally found that humans are the only one to recall personal experiences and also travel into the future and past with the power of our mind.

The researchers for the study developed computer model to find evidence that could help them find an answer whether animals are capable to mental time travel or not. The model was developed by three scientists Prof. Markus Werning, Prof. Sen Cheng from the German Ruhr University Bochum and Prof. Thomas Suddendorf from University of Queenslands.

Annual Christmas Bird Count Begins

Annual Christmas Bird Count Begins

The National Audubon Society announced the commenced of its 116th annual Christmas Bird Count last week. For bird-loving people, it is an ideal opportunity to take a glance at the various species of birds that migrate to southern regions during winters. The counting program stretches from mid-December to early-January, and every year citizen scientists take part in bird-counting events organized across North America.

Report: Google trying to develop something akin to the chatbot marketplace run by Telegram

Report: Google trying to develop something akin to the chatbot marketplace run b

To avoid getting defeated by Facebook's AI-assisted M for Messenger, the search engine giant Google is looking forward to a new mobile messaging app to engage people and question-answering chatbots. As per the Wall Street Journal reports, the latest service would permit people to write in a question and the tech giant would find the best-fitting chatbot for answering it.

The new app will provide a substitute to traditional search engine of Google when it comes to gathering information.

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