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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Scientists grow beating human heart cells on spinach leaves

Scientists grow beating human heart cells on spinach leaves

Making a potential breakthrough in the field of healthcare, a team of scientists has grown beating human heart cells on spinach leaves.

Scientists from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute, University of Wisconsin-Madison and Arkansas State University-Jonesboro successfully grew beating heart tissue on leaves of spinach that were stripped of plant cells in a process known as decellularization.

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Tesla unveils ‘release candidate version’ of Model 3

Tesla unveils ‘release candidate version’ of Model 3

Elon Musk-led e-carmaker Tesla unveiled the eagerly-awaited Model 3 on Friday, around a year after the renowned innovator provided a sneak peek at a prototype of the vehicle.

Mr. Musk used Twitter to post a short video of the Model 3 yesterday, showing a release candidate version of the new electric vehicle. The video shows the new car accelerating with quickness.

He also clarified that the Model 3 e-car is not a successor to the existing Model S. Model 3 is only a smaller, more affordable version of Model S w. The Model S comes equipped with more superior technology.

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Origami-inspired robot to serve as scout for Mars rovers

Origami-inspired robot to serve as scout for Mars rovers

The National Aeronautics & Space Administration’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is testing a small robot that will likely be used to serve as a scout for Mars rovers in the future.
Origami-inspired Pop-Up Flat Folding Explorer Robot (PUFFER) is a rugged yet portable robotic machine. It has a lightweight structure, and is capable of tucking its wheels, become flatten, and explore hard-to-reach locations.

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U.S. lawmakers discussing future of International Space Station

U.S. lawmakers discussing future of International Space Station

As the two-decade-old International Space Station (ISS) is facing key questions about its future, a key Republican representative has cautioned that long-term sponsorship of the space station could hamper the United States’ goal of sending humans to Mars.

The aging outpost requires the nation to spend $3 to $4 billion annually to maintain its operations. Some partner-nations may also step aside in the coming few years.

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