A common virus can trigger life-long allergy to gluten: study

A common virus can trigger life-long allergy to gluten: study

A new study has revealed that a symptom-free common virus in infancy can set the stage for a life-long allergy to gluten, leading to celiac disease, which affects millions of people in the United States.

Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder which occurs when the body has an inappropriate immune response, like an allergy, to the protein gluten. This gluten is found in barley, wheat and rye.

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Microsoft encouraging Windows 10 users to install Creators Edition patch

Microsoft encouraging Windows 10 users to install Creators Edition patch

Software giant Microsoft Corp. has officially started encouraging users of Windows 10 to download and install the Creators Edition patch. Among other notably policy changes, the company has formally banned emulators on Xbox.

Last week, the company said that they would make Windows 10 Creators Update, which is also called 1703 or Build 15063, available to technically savvy users from 5th of April using Media Creation tool or Windows 10 Update Assistant tool.

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President Trump allows ISPs to share & sell customers’ private data

President Trump allows ISPs to share & sell customers’ private data

In his yet another controversial decision, U.S. President Donald Trump has repealed the rules that banned Internet service providers (ISPs) from selling their customers’ private information.

Thus, ISPs like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T are no longer be obligated to seek their customers’ consent before sharing or selling their private data. In other words, ISPs do not have to notify their customers about what sort of data they collect and share with others.

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Babies cry more in Britain, Canada & Italy; less in Germany: study

Babies cry more in Britain, Canada & Italy; less in Germany: study

Babies in Britain, Canada and Italy cry the most, while parents in European countries of Denmark and Germany have to deal with the least amount of weeping and fussing, according to a new study report.

A team of researchers from University of Warwick in the United Kingdom formulated first of their kind universal charts for the normal amount of crying among babies during the first three months after their birth.

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Cigarette tax hike takes effect in California

Cigarette tax hike takes effect in California

Cigarette smokers in California will now have to fork out more in taxes as the state’s cigarette tax hike has taken effect, causing costs to surge by $2 per pack.

Smokers in the state will now pay $2.87 in taxes for every pack of cigarettes they purchase, more than triple the 87-cent tax levied on cigarette packs before the new tax took hold on 1st of April.

Jim Knox, of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, welcomed the new tax hike, saying various studies have shown a strong correlation between higher tobacco taxes and lower rates of smoking.

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Samsung’s Galaxy S8 series going to be special

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 series going to be special

Samsung’s every new flagship smartphone becomes the best flagship handset soon after being launched by the Korean manufacturer, but the newly launched Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are going to be special.

After years of almost stagnant smartphone design, 2017 will likely mark the dawn of a something new and exciting in the field. Design is the only area where we are seeing enhancements that are not solely iterative.

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Trump’s executive order threatens US’ disaster prevention efforts: experts say

Trump’s executive order threatens US’ disaster prevention efforts: experts say

Experts have once again warned that U.S. President Donald Trump’s recently issued executive order to sweep away Obama administration’s climate change regulations could endanger efforts to build resilience to potential natural disasters.

Oxfam America’s climate change policy manager Heather Coleman and many other experts have warned that Trump’s executive order would make it harder to for government to cap global temperature increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

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Missing Indonesian man found inside a python’s belly

Missing Indonesian man found inside a python’s belly

The body of an Indonesian man who went missing earlier this week was found near his own garden -- inside the tummy of a twenty-three feet long snake.

Akbar Salubiro, 25, had gone to harvest palm oil on his plantation on the Sulawesi Island on the recently past Sunday. After some time, villagers heard cries from the palm plantation, but they searched the field they found no person there.

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NASA launches searchable library of space images and videos

NASA launches searchable library of space images and videos

Making it much easier for everyone to trawl its media archives, NASA has set up a searchable library that hosts its best high-resolution images, videos as well as audio files from nearly five dozen collections.

The newly launched library can be accessed by anyone who has an internet connection. In other words, these image and videos are copyright free. One can download and use these pictures and videos for whatever purpose one wants.

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NASA’s Juno spacecraft whizzes closely by Jupiter

NASA’s Juno spacecraft whizzes closely by Jupiter

The National Aeronautics & Space Administration’s (NASA’s) Juno space probe whizzed closely by Jupiter on Monday (March 27th) in its fifth flyby of the gas giant, the American space agency announced.

NASA said in a statement that its Juno spacecraft made its closest approach to Jupiter at 4:52 a.m. EDT or 0852 GMT, hovering just 2,700 miles above the gas giant, while traveling at a sped of around 129,000 mph or 208,000 km per hour.

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