Monday, 16 July, 2018

Year: 2018

Horseshoe Crab

The Horseshoe Crab

Horseshoe crabs are marine and brackish water arthropods of the family Limulidae, suborder Xiphosurida, and order Xiphosura. They live primarily in and around shallow coastal waters on soft sandy or muddy bottoms. They occasionally come onto shore to mate. They are commonly eaten in Asia, and used as fishing bait, in fertilizer and in science (especially Limulus amebocyte lysate).

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Twitter Users To See Drop In Followers Amid Crackdown On Problem Accounts

Twitter Users To See Drop In Followers Amid Crackdown On Problem Accounts

Twitter users will see a drop in their follower counts this week as the company clamps down on “problematic” accounts including those that have been hijacked to spread abuse, misinformation and propaganda. Starting on Wednesday, Twitter will remove all locked accounts from people’s follower numbers. Most people will see a change

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The Horologium Constellation

The Horologium Constellation

Horologium is a faint constellation in the southern sky. It was devised by French astronomer Nicolas Louis de Lacaille in 1752, and it remains one of the 88 modern constellations. He first described the constellation in French as l’Horloge à pendule & à secondes (clock with pendulum and seconds hand) in 1752, after he had observed and catalogued almost 10,000 southern

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80% Of Disease-Carrying Mosquitoes Wiped Out

80% Of Disease-Carrying Mosquitoes Wiped Out

In an experiment with global implications, Australian scientists have successfully wiped out more than 80% of disease-carrying mosquitoes in trial locations across north Queensland. The experiment, conducted by scientists from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) and James Cook University (JCU), targeted Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, which spread deadly

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Dissociative Amnesia

Dissociative Amnesia

Dissociative amnesia is one of a group of conditions called dissociative disorders. Dissociative disorders are mental illnesses that involve disruptions or breakdowns of memory, consciousness, awareness, identity, and/or perception. When one or more of these functions is disrupted, symptoms can result. These symptoms can interfere with a person’s general functioning, including

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19 New UNESCO World Heritage Sites

19 New UNESCO World Heritage Sites

The recent 19 sites recognised by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee are: Colombia’s Chiribiquete National Park China’s Mount Fanjingshan Korea’s Sansa Buddhist Mountain Monasteries Spain’s Caliphate City of Medina Azahara Greenland’s Aasivissuit-Nipisat Hunting Grounds Germany’s Naumburg Cathedral Japan’s Kyushu Island First Christian Structures Turkey’s Gobekli Tepe Mexico’s Tehuacan-Cuicatlan Valley France’s

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