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Living in areas near hydraulic fracturing increases Chances to be hospitalized

Debate on effects of fracking on health has been going on for so many years. A new research has something important to add to it. Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University have found that people who live near unconventional gas and oil drilling, referred as fracking, were having more chances of getting hospitalized for heart conditions, neurological illness and other illnesses.

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Genome Sequencing project is Important Step in Conservation of Black Rhinos

After successfully crowdfunding $16,500 for a genome sequencing project, researchers are expecting that they will able to save the endangered black rhinoceros, which has been poached to near extinction.

Lead researcher Dr. Chuck Murry of the University of Washington will sequence the genetic data of Ntombi, which is one of the remaining black rhinos in the world. Its genetic data will help to come up with biobank of information about the three subspecies of black rhino.

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Discovery of New Family Group of Hainan gibbons increases survival Chance of world’s rarest Apes

The world's rarest ape, Hainan gibbons (Nomascus hainanus), now has an increased chance of survival. A new family group of these gibbons have been found which has taken the total of family groups to four.

The fourth group comprises of a mating pair and a young baby. They were seen within Bawangling National Nature Reserve, Hainan Province. A team of researchers led by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) has said that the fourth group has increased the chance of survival by almost 12%.

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Johns Hopkins Medicine

A research team at Johns Hopkins has found a link between multiple genetic changes and increased risk of pancreatic cancer. The detailed results of the study have been published in Nature Genetics. In a genome-wide association study believed to be the largest of its kind, Johns Hopkins researchers have uncovered four regions in the human genome where changes may increase the risk of pancreatic cancer.

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Hundreds of people want to take down Confederate battle Flag from South Carolina's State House

People are rallying to remove the Confederate flag from the Statehouse grounds after a white gunman killed nine black people last week in Emanuel AME Church in Charleston.

The battle flag was designed originally at the start of the Civil War and was first raised by the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia. After the war, the flag was used as an emblem of Southern pride to honor fallen Southern soldiers. In 1948, it was adopted by a splinter group of Southern Democrats who call themselves as Dixiecrats.

Aliens may know where we exist

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Aliens may know where we exist

According to reports, aliens probably know about our existence. John Grunsfeld, a former NASA astronaut, told the Astrobiology Science Conference in Chicago US that aliens may know about humans from the changes they made to Earth's environment.

Most of the scientific community considers that alien life has to do with tiny single celled microbes that could not be seen with the naked eye.

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