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Astronaut Frank Borman Passes Away

Frank Borman will forever be remembered as the commander of Apollo 8, the mission that circled the moon 10 times and laid the groundwork for the lunar landing that followed. Alongside his crewmates, James Lovell and William Anders, Borman embarked ..

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Chinese Scientists Create Monkey Chimera

Chinese scientists have achieved a significant milestone in the realm of genetic research by creating a monkey chimera with two sets of DNA. This experimental breakthrough could have far-reaching implications for medical research and the conservation of endangered species. The ..

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FDA Approves Valneva’s Chikungunya Vaccine for At-Risk Adults

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given its approval to Valneva’s single-shot vaccine, known as Ixchiq, for individuals aged 18 and older who face an increased risk of exposure to the chikungunya virus. This approval marks a significant ..

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Pit Latrines: Unique Microbial Ecosystems with Environmental Implications

A recent study published in the journal PLOS Water sheds light on the microbial communities within pit latrines, revealing their distinct nature compared to human microbiomes and other treatment facilities. Here are the key findings and implications. Pit Latrines and ..

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Amazon’s Foray into Advanced AI with “Olympus”

Amazon is investing heavily in an advanced large language model (LLM) called “Olympus.” This model is reported to have 2 trillion parameters, potentially outstripping OpenAI’s GPT-4, which has one trillion. Project Confidentiality Details of the project have been kept under ..

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Record-Breaking Global Temperatures in 2023

The year 2023 is predicted to be the hottest year in the last 125,000 years, as stated by European Union scientists. October 2023 has set a new record as the hottest October recorded during this period. Magnitude of the October ..

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