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Infographics: March Graduation Trivia

First and foremost, Eagle News PH would like to congratulate all the graduates of batch 2014. You finally did it, with more than 16 years in school, everything was finally paid off. All your hard works and sacrifices has been recognized, and now you are facing the new chapter of your  lives. Here is a March Graduation Trivia, composed of ‘Graduation meaning’, ‘Facts about Graduation and Education’ for your information.

Disney to buy YouTube network Maker Studios for $500 million

(Reuters) – The Walt Disney Co has agreed to buy Maker Studios, one of YouTube’s largest networks, for $500 million, a deal that makes Disney a major online video distributor and should help draw more teens into the Disney entertainment empire. The price tag could rise to $950 million if Maker hits certain performance milestones, Disney said, confirming what a source told Reuters earlier on Monday. Maker, founded in 2009, is one of the largest […]

Electronic cigarettes may not help people stop smoking: study

  (Reuters Health) – A small U.S. study raises new questions about whether using electronic cigarettes will lead people to quit smoking, adding to the debate over how tightly the products should be regulated. The study, which looked at the habits of 88 smokers who also used e-cigarettes, was published as a research letter in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine on Monday. It found that smokers who also used e-cigarettes were no more likely to […]

U.S. to allow some people to enroll in Obamacare after deadline

  (Reuters) – The Obama administration will soon issue new Obamacare guidelines allowing people to enroll in  after a March 31 deadline, but only under certain circumstances, according to sources close to the administration. The sources said the new federal guidelines for consumers in the 36 states served by the federal health insurance marketplace and its website, HealthCare.gov, would allow people to enroll after March 31 if they had tried earlier and were prevented by […]

Poor diagnosis driving global multidrug-resistant TB, WHO warns

(Reuters) – Half a million people fell sick with dangerous superbug strains of tuberculosis (TB) in 2012, but fewer than one in four were diagnosed, putting the rest at risk of dying due to the wrong medicines or no treatment at all. Latest data from the World Health Organisation (WHO), which says drug-resistant TB is a “global health security risk”, showed a third of the estimated 9 million people who contract TB in any form […]

Weird ‘chicken from hell’ dinosaur lived alongside T. rex

By Will Dunham (Reuters) – If you’re a dinosaur with a nickname as funky as “the chicken from hell,” you had better be able to back it up. A dinosaur called Anzu wyliei that scientists identified on Wednesday from fossils found in North Dakota and South Dakota does just that. It had a head shaped like a bird’s, a toothless beak, an odd crest on its cranium, hands with big sharp claws, long legs for fast […]

Scientists say destructive solar blasts narrowly missed Earth in 2012

By Laila Kearney  (Reuters) – Fierce solar blasts that could have badly damaged electrical grids and disabled satellites in space narrowly missed Earth in 2012, U.S. researchers said on Wednesday. The bursts would have wreaked havoc on the Earth’s magnetic field, matching the severity of the 1859 Carrington event, the largest solar magnetic storm ever reported on the planet. That blast knocked out the telegraph system across the United States, according to University of California, […]

California tot survives three-story fall, saved by couple with mattress

(Reuters) – A California toddler survived a three-story fall, saved by a couple who were moving into a new home and threw a mattress under the boy before he plunged to the ground, fire officials and local media said. The couple called emergency responders after spotting the 3-year-old as he was about to make his fall in a Los Angeles suburb on Sunday. They had already plucked him from danger by the time rescuers arrived, […]

Apple replaces iPad 2 with iPad 4, launches cheaper iPhone 5C

(Reuters) – Apple Inc said it would offer an iPad 4 tablet in place of the mid-range iPad 2 at the same price and the company launched a cheaper, lower capacity version of its plastic-backed iPhone 5C in Australia, China and some European countries. The iPad 4 is available at $399 for the 16GB Wi-Fi model and $529 for the 16GB Wi-Fi + cellular model at the four major U.S. carriers – AT&T Inc, Sprint […]

New technology for uninterrupted power supply in India could end rolling blackouts

They call it the Uninterrupted Direct Current and it could be the solution to India’s crippling, rolling power cuts. The UDC guarantees continuous power from the grid even during outages. A new collaboration between the Indian government and the Indian Institute of Technology in Chennai promises to be a “game changer” in power starved India. It could spell the end for the country’s chronic power outages. In the southern state of Tamil Nadu, for instance, […]

German scientists discover ‘anti-arthritis’ protein

German scientists have discovered the protein that regulates autoimmune diseases. And they have a very special kind of mouse to thank for the discovery that could affect how such diseases are treated. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that mostly affects joints like the ones in the hands and feet. A patient’s immune system destroys the connective tissue. Joint capsules become inflamed as a result, leading to swelling and reduced movement in the affected parts […]