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Dead eyes may heal the blind in future

Human stem cells have been instrumental in partially restoring the vision of blind rats, according to a recent study reported in Stem Cells Translational Medicine. This means that there is hope that sometime in the future the same cells may be used to help restore vision in humans. Although the practice of using donated corneas […]

Astronaut album cover wins Best Art Vinyl Award 2013

An oil painting of an astronaut, featured on the cover of British-indie rock band White Lies’ third studio album has been awarded the 2013 Best Art Vinyl award. The album named ‘Big TV’ was released in August 2013. This is the second space-based design to win a prize for the year’s best album artwork. ‘Pilot […]

26 dead in Indian train fire

Nearly 26 people are reportedly dead due to a fire that broke out in an overnight express train in southern Andhra Pradesh, India. The estimated death toll includes two children. The fire is said to have taken place in an air-conditioned carriage of the ‘Nanded-Bangalore Express’ around three in the morning Indian time, possibly due […]

HOT Green Monday Deals – LCD LED TV, Kindle Fire HD, iPod Touch/Nano and Xbox 360 Holiday Bundles on Sale

We just had a Black Friday followed shortly by a Cyber Monday. And now, a Green Monday! What on earth is Green Monday? It’s yet another deals day where retailers offer competitive discounts for holiday/Christmas shoppers. It’s also known as Cyber Monday 2 and it typically falls on the 2nd Monday of December. It was […]

World mourns death of Nelson Mandela

Thousands across the world are paying tribute to the life and work of Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first black president and Nobel Peace Prize laureate. He died at the age of 95 in his home in Johannesburg and is said to have been receiving medical care for a lung infection. His death was announced by […]

Accident kills two at Brazilian World Cup stadium

Two building workers died due to the collapsing of a crane at the São Paulo stadium in Brazil on Wednesday. The workers have been identified as Fabio Luiz Pereira and Ronaldo Oliveira dos Santos, from the construction company Odebrecht. Odebrecht has stated that the accident occurred shortly before 1pm during a routine operation to put […]

Robot-herder a hit with cows and farmers

A team at Sydney University’s Center for Field Robotics has created a robot that could round up cows on dairy farms. The robot known as Rover was put to the test and has been accepted with surprising calm by the ladies on the field. The four-wheeled device was able to successfully move a herd of […]

Gunman shoots and kills a TSA officer at Los Angeles International Airport

The Los Angeles airport was shaken up on Friday following a shootout by a lone gunman.  At about 9.30am the suspect had entered Terminal 3, pulled out an assault rifle with 100 rounds of ammunition and opened fire on the airport personnel while trying to get through a security check point. The gunman had shot […]

Nevada Middle School Shooting – teacher brutally shot dead and 2 students wounded.

Nevada authorities released news of a tragic incident where a 12 year old had shot down a school teacher. The incident had taken place at around 7.15am on Monday 21st October 2013, at the Nevada Sparks middle school, where a 12 year old boy had opened fire on two students. After that, when Mr. Micheal […]

US Government Shutdown: Obama to miss APEC Summit

As the US Government ceased all non-essential operations on Tuesday, President Barak Obama has cancelled his participation at the Asia–Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) meeting in Indonesia due to the government shutdown. On Tuesday, Republicans refused to approve a budget unless Barak Obama delayed his healthcare reform. This disagreement of Obama and Democrats has paved the […]

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