Researchers are trying to make a clone of the Lady Liberty cypress tree at Big Tree Park in Seminole County. With the aim of collecting fresh tissue of the tree, three climbers ascended the tree on December 28 2015. The trunk of the tree is 10 feet in thickness and the tree itself is about 90 feet tall.
Researchers at University of California, Los Angeles have developed high strength metal using magnesium and ceramic silicon carbide nanoparticles. The research team claimed that the metal has much better stiffness-to-weight ratio compared to strong materials used in the past. The metal created by UCLA team can withstand high heat without facing any changes in its properties.
FDA announced new regulations this week, according to which, gay and bisexual men will now be able to donate blood. With the new guidelines, a 32-year-old FDA ban under which blood donations from men who have had sex with men (MSM) was not allowed, has come to an end. It was enacted in 1983 because of concerns regarding the spread of the HIV virus via blood transfusions.
California officials have issued a warning that winter vomiting disease is on the rise. The state has already confirmed 32 outbreaks since October 1, which is far more compared to the nine cases reported last year.
Health officials have recommended people in California to wash their hands properly and frequently to avoid the infection.
A research on the Bobtail squid might help scientists to find a cure for necrotizing fasciitis disease. The small squid remains alive by trapping a special kind of bioluminescence bacteria called Vibrio Fischeri. The bacteria are closely connected to two other bacteria, namely Vibrio cholera and Vibrio vulnificus.