4 new elements added to the periodic table

4 new elements added to the periodic table

The periodic table, a tabular arrangement of various chemical elements, has just got a new look as four new elements have been added to its seventh row. The International Union of Pure & Applied Chemistry has confirmed that it has officially added four new elements, with numbers 113, 115, 117 and 118, to the table. These elements will no longer be known by their placeholder names; instead they will have all-new monikers determined by their discoverers.

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Scientists struggling to know why tornado outbreaks are on the rise

Scientists struggling to know why tornado outbreaks are on the rise

Incidents of tornado outbreaks are on the rise for the last few years, but scientists are still struggling to figure out what actually is causing the deadly outbreaks frequently.

Tornados can cause huge damages, but tornado outbreaks are even worse. A tornado outbreak occurs in the form of a storm system that spins out more than a half dozen funnels within a limited time and area.

Twitter acquires Yes Inc.; installs Yes CEO Keith Coleman as its new product chief

Twitter acquires Yes Inc.; installs Yes CEO Keith Coleman as its new product chi

In a Thursday announcement, microbloging platform Twitter revealed that it has acquired social-networking mobile app startup Yes Inc; and has, with immediate effect, installed Keith Coleman - the founder and CEO of Yes - as the new Vice President of Product.

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Soil poised to make global warming much worse: researchers find

Soil poised to make global warming much worse: researchers find

Soil, which is a massive repository of carbon because of plants that have grown and died in it, is poised to make the problem of global warming much worse, a new study cautioned.

Over the vast time periods, plants pull in carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air through a process called photosynthesis and use it for their growth. As warming is on the increase, the microorganisms living in the soil could naturally increase their rate of respiration, releasing CO2 or methane.

Netflix launches new download feature for offline viewing

Netflix launches new download feature for offline viewing

In a Wednesday announcement, popular streaming service Netflix said that it is launching the much-awaited 'downloads for offline viewing' option to give its nearly 87 million subscribers the ability to access offline videos.

In announcing the launch of downloads for offline viewing on smartphones and tablets, Netflix said that the subscribers to the streaming service worldwide can now download select TV shows and movies for viewing on iOS and Android devices when they are not connected to the internet.

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Rate of Alzheimer’s among older people declines

Rate of Alzheimer’s among older people declines

The rate of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia among 65 adults ages and older notably declined from in the twelve years to 2012, a new study suggested.

Conducted by University of Michigan researchers, the new study showed that the rate of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias among older people dropped from12 per cent in 2000 to around 9 per cent in 2012.

The results of the study are in line with those of some pervious studies that had also reported declines in dementia rates.

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Internet Archive plans to create copy of its archives in Canada

Internet Archive plans to create copy of its archives in Canada

In a blog post published on Tuesday, San Francisco non-profit organization the Internet Archive - a leading Internet organization which maintains one of biggest libraries of cached websites in the world - said that it plans to create a backup of its database in Canada.

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Donald Trump and Paris Agreement

Donald Trump and Paris Agreement

President-elect Donald Trump repeated called global warming and the resultant climate change a 'hoax,' and vowed during his election campaigns to "cancel" the United States' role in the landmark Paris Agreement.

However, in a recent interview, Trump said that he had an "open mind" over U. S. involvement in the Paris Agreement promised to "look very carefully" at the international climate deal. Experts also believe that it would not be possible for the U. S. to cancel the deal because it has already taken effect.

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3 dead, 5 sickened after eating Thanksgiving meal in California: officials confirm

3 dead, 5 sickened after eating Thanksgiving meal in California: officials

Three people died and five others fell sick after eating a Thanksgiving meal provided by a San Francisco Bay Area church, authorities confirmed.

The questionable meal was prepared by Golden Hills Community Church at Antioch's American Legion Hall. All the eight people were rushed to Sutter Delta Medical Center at different times between Friday and Saturday with apparently food borne illnesses.

Three people died, and one person is still receiving treatment in the hospital. The remaining four people were treated and released.

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Euthanized whale showed signs of ‘trauma’ during necropsy: NOAA

Euthanized whale showed signs of ‘trauma’ during necropsy: NOAA

Veterinary experts conducting necropsy on a juvenile humpback whale that was euthanized last week in Moriches Bay have found signs of "trauma" suffered by the ill-fated marine creature, the National Oceanic Atmospheric Association (NOAA) announced.

David Morin, of the NOAA Fisheries Northeast Region Atlantic, and other were on hand at Cupsogue Beach in Westhampton for the necropsy proceedings that started on Monday.

Morin said they found the whale to have a hematoma, although he couldn't say if the whale suffered that trauma before or after becoming stranded.

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