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HIV the Causative Pathogen of AIDS Turns 30

HIV the Causative Pathogen of AIDS Turns 30
by Ally Stackhouse - 23 April 2014

It is exactly 30 years since mankind became aware of the cause of AIDS, a retrovirus known as HIV which was so cunning that even after 30 years we are still to find a vaccine for the scourge of the 21st century. When Dr. Robert Gallo of the National Cancer Institute had triumphantly announced the causative...

U.S.

Michigan’s affirmative action ban Upheld by Supreme Court

Michigan’s affirmative action ban Upheld by Supreme Court

Supreme Court today upheld the Michigan’s affirmative action ban. The step by the Supreme Court did not come as a surprise. Still it was a very important case which had come for hearing before the highest court o the US. The Supreme Court upheld the affirmative action ban in Michigan which seeks to stop racial preferences to the state public universities.  The ruling was made by a majority decision...

Business

US Stocks close on an average despite developments in Ukraine

"US Stocks close on an average despite developments in Ukraine"

Stocks in US have ended its three days winning streak regardless of a robust economic recovery and also light at the end of the Ukraine tangle. It is a time when investors are assimilating the economic facts about corporate earnings. Both the Nasdaq and the S&P managed to show advances regardless of the fact that Dow Jones Industrial Average was in the red. However there is nothing spectacular. Both...

Technology

Apple rolls out iOS 7.1.1, iOS 8 coming in few months

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The new iOS 7.1.1 is now available for the iPhone, iPod and iPad. The update started rolling out earlier today and is tweaking some minor and major issues in the iOS 7.1. The iOS 7.1 , which was released after the SxSW this year, was pretty clean and nice update from the Apple for its iDevice users. It fixed most the issues users had with the iOS 7. However here is the new iOS 7.1.1 tweaking the...

Entertainment

Steve Martin Expresses Regret for Twitter Controversy on Blog

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Steve Martin has apologized for Twitter Controversy on blog and it would have calmed many ruffled feathers. It could be called a Comedy of errors or more aptly Errors of Comedy. A simple statement is misquoted due to a misunderstanding and soon the incident becomes viral. The person who is the centre of all this controversy had been made to apologize for something which he did not mean to do or to...

Sports

Europe retains Solheim Cup by defeating the U.S.

The Solheim Cup was retained by European Women’s golfers on U.S. soil for just the first time, after they defeated the Americans 18-10 in Colorado. The Europeans, led by Captain Liselotte Neumann needed only 3½ points entering the final day of play on Sunday to retain the Cup they won two years ago in Ireland. Nevertheless, they won five and halved four out of the 12 singles matches played on...

Science

Asteroids As Powerful As Nuclear Bombs Hit Earth More Frequently Than Imagined

One of the remnants of the Cold war is a series of monitoring stations which has been set up to monitor nuclear tests by Soviet Union. Later it was used to enforce the test ban treaty and today these monitoring stations are serving a completely different purpose- Tracking the asteroids which bombard the Earth. The results are both astounding and alarming as well. Our planet is enduring dangerous asteroid impacts on a much greater scale than previously envisaged. According to the data provided by these monitoring stations, the earth has been hit by no less than 26 asteroids with a force between...

Autos

Huge Car Recall by three automakers in Japan

On Thursday, the big three carmakers of Japan announced that a recall of more than 3 million vehicles will take place around the world because of defects the air bag system has on the passenger side of the vehicles. Takata Corp, a Japanese company manufactures the air bag system in question for the three big Japanese carmakers Honda, Toyota and Nissan. Toyota is recalling the largest number of vehicles...

Lifestyle

Federal Trade Commission Whips 4 bogus weight loss Ads

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The Federal Authorities have started cracking the whip against companies selling weight-loss products including food additives, skin creams and dietary supplements. Makers of the weight loss additive Sensa has been asked to return $26 million to consumers as a part of a settlement of Federal Charges. The company was  indicted  for using misleading advertising claims that consumers would lose weight...

Health

HIV the Causative Pathogen of AIDS Turns 30

HIV the Causative Pathogen of AIDS Turns 30

It is exactly 30 years since mankind became aware of the cause of AIDS, a retrovirus known as HIV which was so cunning that even after 30 years we are still to find a vaccine for the scourge of the 21st century. When Dr. Robert Gallo of the National Cancer Institute had triumphantly announced the causative pathogen of AIDS and hinted that a new process to mass produce the virus has been developed,...