English Edition. May 7, 2015  Updated: 1 hour ago
    The April 25, 2015, magnitude 7.8 Gorkha earthquake in Nepal created waves of energy that penetrated into Earth's upper atmosphere in the vicinity of Nepal, disturbing the distribution of electrons in the ionosphere.

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    A team led by Dr. Daniel Mirman at Drexel University and Dr. Myrna F. Schwartz at the Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute set out to better understand the basis of language by studying people with aphasia using both neuroimaging and behavioral assessment.
    Two drugs already on the market — an antifungal and a steroid — may potentially take on new roles as treatments for multiple sclerosis. These drugs may activate stem cells in the brain to stimulate myelin producing cells and repair white matter, which is damaged in multiple sclerosis.
    The widespread use of antibiotics in modern society has led to a sharp rise in antibiotic-resistant bacteria. As a result, much research has focused on creating new compounds to fight these bacteria.
    Using an advanced genetic test, researchers were able to detect diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) in blood serum before it could be seen on CT scans.
    Humans have 2 main types of fat: white and brown. White fat, which tends to be located under the skin and around internal organs, stores excess calories. Too much white fat, a characteristic of obesity, increases the risk of several metabolic disorders.
    Heredity accounts for up to 35 percent of small intestinal carcinoid, a rare digestive cancer. The researchers examined families with a history of the disease. Because the disease has long been considered randomly occurring rather than inherited, people with a family history are not typically screened.
    An over-the-counter drug indicated to treat allergy symptoms limited hepatitis C virus activity in infected mice.
    The AIDS virus can genetically evolve and independently replicate in patients’ brains early in the illness process.
    Using a novel, helicopter-borne sensor to penetrate the surface of large swathes of terrain, a team of researchers has gathered compelling evidence that beneath Antarctica's ice-free McMurdo Dry Valleys lies a salty aquifer that may support previously unknown microbial ecosystems and retain evidence of ancient climate change.
    A team of University of Utah seismologists has discovered a reservoir of hot, partly molten rock hidden 12 to 28 miles beneath Yellowstone's supervolcano. The pool is over four times larger than a shallower, long-known magma chamber.
    The globally averaged temperature over land and ocean surfaces for March 2015 was the highest for the month since record keeping began in 1880. The year-to-date (January–March) globally averaged temperature was also record high.
    Smartphones and other personal electronic devices could, in regions where they are in widespread use, function as early warning systems for large earthquakes, according to newly reported research.
    A NASA planetary exploration mission came to a planned, but nonetheless dramatic, end Thursday when it slammed into Mercury’s surface at about 8,750 mph and created a new crater on the planet’s surface.
    Peering into the heart of the Milky Way galaxy, NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) has spotted a mysterious glow of high-energy X-rays that, according to scientists, could be the "howls" of dead stars as they feed on stellar companions.
    After spending more than a month in orbit on the dark side of dwarf planet Ceres, NASA's Dawn spacecraft has captured several views of the sunlit north pole of this intriguing world.
    Frank and Casey travel to a place somewhere in time and space only known as Tomorrowland where their actions directly affect the world and themselves. Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi. Release: 2015
    Mad Max: Fury Road is a post-apocalyptic action film directed, produced and co-written by George Miller, and the fourth film of Miller's Mad Max franchise. The first film of the franchise in 30 years, Fury Road is also the first Mad Max film not to feature Mel Gibson as "Mad" Max Rockatansky, with Tom Hardy replacing him. Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller. Release: 2015
    Hot Pursuit, originally titled Don't Mess with Texas, is an American action comedy film directed by Anne Fletcher and written by David Feeney and John Quaintance. The film stars Reese Witherspoon and Sofía Vergara. Genre: Action, Comedy. Release: 2015
    The Age of Adaline is a 2015 American epic romance fantasy film directed by Lee Toland Krieger and written by J. Mills Goodloe and Salvador Paskowitz. The film stars Blake Lively, Michiel Huisman, Kathy Baker, Amanda Crew, Harrison Ford, and Ellen Burstyn. Genre: Drama, Romance. Release: 2015
    "Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2" is a 2015 American action comedy film directed by Andy Fickman and written by Kevin James and Nick Bakay. It is the sequel to the 2009 film Paul Blart: Mall Cop directed by Steve Carr. Genre: Action, Comedy. Release: 2015
    She's Funny That Way is a 2014 American comedy-drama film directed by Peter Bogdanovich and co-written with Louise Stratten. Genre: Comedy. Release: 2014
    A Second Chance is is a Danish thriller film directed by Susanne Bier. The film stars Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Ulrich Thomsen, Maria Bonnevie, Nikolaj Lie Kaas and Lykke May Andersen. Genre: Drama, Thriller. Release: 2014
    The Cut is a 2014 German drama film directed by Fatih Akın. It was selected to compete for the Golden Lion at the 71st Venice International Film Festival. Genre: Drama, History. Release: 2014
    Miss Julie is a drama film written and directed by Liv Ullmann, based on the play of the same title by August Strindberg and starring Jessica Chastain, Colin Farrell and Samantha Morton. Genre: Drama. Release: 2014
    Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants is a 2013 French-Belgian animated film, co-written and directed by Hélène Giraud and Thomas Szabo. The film is adapted from the Minuscule also created by Hélène Giraud and Thomas Szabo. It won the César Award for Best Animated Film at the 40th César Awards. Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family. Release: 2013
    Shaun the Sheep Movie is a 2015 British-French stop-motion animated comedy film produced by Aardman Animations, based on the Shaun the Sheep television series, which itself is a spin-off from the Aardman series Wallace and Gromit which introduced the character of Shaun. Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy. Release: 2015
    Over 50 Thai police punished over links to human trafficking
    BANGKOK (Reuters) - More than 50 Thai police officers have been punished over suspected links to human trafficking networks, the police chief said on Thursday, after the prime minister ordered a probe into the discovery of trafficking camps near the Malaysian border.
    Rome airport closed after fire terminal fire, no serious injuries
    ROME (Reuters) - Rome's main airport was closed on Thursday after a fire broke out in a baggage storage area but there were no serious injuries, officials said.
    United Kingdom votes in most unpredictable election in decades
    LONDON (Reuters) - British voters get to decide on Thursday who they want to rule the world's fifth-largest economy in a tight election that could yield weak government, propel the United Kingdom towards a vote on EU membership and stoke Scottish desire for secession.
    Hedge fund manager Loeb takes aim at 'Oracle of Omaha' Buffett
    LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Hedge fund mogul Daniel Loeb on Wednesday took aim at the "Oracle of Omaha," calling beloved billionaire Warren Buffett a hypocrite.
    Wary of bond 'cliff,' Fed plans cautious cuts to portfolio
    NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve is sketching out plans to prevent an abrupt contraction in its massive balance sheet next year, when some $500 billion in bonds expire and risk disrupting markets and the U.S. economic recovery.
    Asia slides, euro at two-month peak as global bond rout rattles markets
    TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks fell on Thursday, led by losses on Wall Street, while a rise in euro zone debt yields amid a global bond rout kept the euro near a two-month peak versus the dollar, while the pound lost ground ahead of Britain's election later in the day.
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