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Since time immemorial fruits are considered as the best eatable to keep us fit and healthy. People can easily rely on them in order to satisfy the bodily requirements of essential nutrients in a perfect amount. But what if the healthiest thing gets contaminated with serious bacteria. It has been found that fruits packed by Wawona Packing Co. (California based packing company), are contaminated with...


Bald Eagle Are Making A Comeback On California’s Channel Islands

Bald Eagle Are Making A Comeback On California's Channel Islands

The Bald Eagle has reappeared on San Clemente Island making it the fifth island from five where the highly endangered bird has made its appearance.  The news has thrilled the conservationist. San Clemente Island is one of the isles of Channel Island chain off the coast of California. The widespread use of DDT had wiped out Bald Eagle from the Channel Island. The rampant use of DDT and other pesticides...


Dollar Reaches Highest Levels in 3 Weeks As Yellen Testifies

Dollar Reaches Highest Levels in 3 Weeks As Yellen Testifies

The Dollar has reached its zenith in more than three weeks as Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen addressed lawmakers for a second day on the state of the U.S. economy. As the wholesale prices rose higher than predicted and the Dollar reached its highest level in more than three weeks. On the other hand, New Zealand Dollar fell steeply in seven weeks after dairy prices fell to its lowest since 2012...


Twitter employees mostly white and Asian males


After a whole lot of public pressure, Twitter has finally released gender and ethnic breakdowns of its employees. To no one’s surprise, the social media company is mostly comprised of white and Asian males. Most technology jobs in the U.S. are held by either whites or Asians, so it is not much of a shocker that Twitter follows that same pattern. According to the company’s breakdown, around...


World famous conductor Lorin Maazel dies at 84

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Famous conductor Lorin Maazel died on Sunday at the age of 84, reported Castleton Festival on its website. Maazel was a former child prodigy who later directed the New York Philharmonic, the Pittsburgh Symphony and the Munich Philharmonic. Castleton Festival, an annual summer music festival that Maazel founded in 2009, said on its official website that the conductor died from pneumonia at his home...


Football World Cup 2014: Germany proves its dominance, beats Argentina in Finals


BRASIL Football World Cup 2014 – It took almost 24 years before Germany could win its 4th World cup. The victory seemed even sweeter because it is its first World Cup as a unified country. It did with style and brutal competitiveness. The crushed all their opponents and also overwhelmed and smothered two of the best players in its run up to the final. Germany subdues Argentina 1-0, and the...


NASA says the “1st humans to step on Mars are alive today.”


Although there are still plenty of people who remember when man first walked on the Moon, it won’t be long until humans are walking on Mars. According to NASA, humans will step foot on Mars in the very near future. A recent Twitter post by the U.S. space agency noted that the “1st humans to step on Mars are alive today.” It used the hashtag #NextGiantLeap, which has a lot of interesting...


BMW recalling 1.6 million cars due to harmful airbag

bmw recall airbag

German car company Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW) is recalling 1.6 million cars globally due to a front-passenger air-bag defect. The recall is affecting BMW 3-Series models that have been produced between May 1999 and August 2006, the company said. BMW noted that it is a “precautionary voluntary measure to minimize the risk of the passenger airbag not opening properly,” and that fixing...


Nest launches a programme to interconnect households


Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) acquired company — Nest Labs, is now moving forward to make connected devices belonging to the category of “Internet of things.” The thermostat and smoke detector manufacturer has announced a new programme asking developers to integrate their services into the next generation of devices from Nest labs. Nest Labs have released a development kit for the developers...


GSK applies for world’s first Malaria Vaccine for regulatory approval


Africa – The regulatory approval of world’s first vaccine against malaria in children has been applied by GlaxoSmithKline (NASDAQ:GSK) on Thursday. This will be evaluated by European Medicine Agency (EMA) in association with World Health Organisation. This vaccine has been named as a shot, RTS, S. Malaria is a mosquito borne disease caused by protozoa known as plasmodium. They are of three...