Nimhan Fernando

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University emailed hundreds of students revealing who needed extensions for suicidal thoughts

A university has been forced to apologise after emailing highly sensitive information surrounding students' dead relatives and mental health to more than 300 undergraduates.<p>A staff member at the University of East Anglia (UEA) "mistakenly" leaked a spreadsheet which listed reasons students had …

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2017 March 5 - The Mysterious Rings of Supernova 1987A

<b>The Mysterious Rings of Supernova 1987A</b> <b><br>Image Credit:</b> ESA/Hubble, NASA<p><b>Explanation:</b> What's causing those odd rings in supernova 1987A? Thirty years …

New method of genetic engineering indispensable tool in biotechnological applications

Research by Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Huimin Zhao and graduate student Behnam Enghiad at the University of Illinois is …

Apple patent points to potential iPhone 8 camera capabilities

While several media outlets focused on the TV-related patents from the gaggle Apple was granted this week, there was one that I think points to a camera update (or at least new features) for the iPhone 8. Originally published in December 2016, it covers "optimizing capture of focus stacks."<p>Doesn't …

Barcelona Transfer News: Latest on Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta Contract Rumours

Barcelona will be forced to offload one of their big-name players this summer if they are to raise the funds needed to meet the contract demands of Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta, according to Xavi Hernandez for <i>Marca</i>.<p>Ivan Rakitic, Aleix Vidal, Jeremy Mathieu, and Arda Turan could all be made …

A Monster Solar Storm Could Cost the US $40 Billion Daily

Our planet is due to be hit with a powerful solar storm, an event that happens about once every hundred years. New research shows that losses from …

Donald Trump sees the future in coal. China sees the future in renewables. Who’s making the safer bet?

In Donald Trump's vision of America, some parts of the country's future look a lot like its past. Exhibit A: his promise to revive the flagging coal industry.<p>Meanwhile the world's other economic giant, China, which now uses more coal than any other country on Earth, is moving sharply in the …

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