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London, February 04, 2013
First Published: 00:13 IST(4/2/2013)
Last Updated: 00:14 IST(4/2/2013)

Brown bids to be 1st porn star in space
London: Adult actress Coco Brown, who has done movies like Black Panty Chronicles 2 and Big Booty Bomb 2, is training to be the first porn star in space. The 32-year-old star has reportedly paid £64000 to be part of a private Dutch mission due to blast off in spring 2014, as she hopes to strip off and give her fellow astronauts a show.

"We have gear that we have to wear, but I'll see what I can do up there. Maybe I'll pop my boob out and take a photo of it with the Earth in the background," she said. She asserted that she always had a love of space and is a very adventurous person.

African vultures at risk of poisoning
IANS
London: Vultures in Africa are now at risk of getting poisoned through cattle carcasses containing anti-inflammatory drugs, warns a British study.

The drugs, used by farmers as a modern agriculture practice, is harmful for vultures' survival.

The white-backed vultures often shun national parks, preferring to forage further afield on private farms, said the first ever study on their range and habits.

"The vultures may actively avoid parks with numerous large mammal predators due to competition for food, and find easier pickings on cattle carcasses in farmland outside these protected areas," said Stephen Willis, from the School of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Durham University, who co-authored the study.

African vultures prefer to feed in savannah grassland habitats and away from other competing carnivores, such as lions.

Tobacco plant can cure rabies
IANS
London: Tobacco may have been dubbed a killer, but a genetically altered version of the plant could provide a low cost cure for deadly rabies, says a study. University of London scientists have developed an antibody from genetically-engineered tobacco plants to prevent the virus from attaching to nerve endings around the bite site and from travelling to the brain.

"Rabies continues to kill many thousands of people throughout the developing world every year," said Leonard Both,  researcher and study co-author.

Milk promotes healthy hip bones
PTI
Washington: Consuming milk and yogurt can give you healthier hip bones than cream, according to a new study led by an Indian-origin scientist, which found that not all dairy products are equally beneficial in promoting bone strength.

The study by researchers at the Institute for Aging Research at Hebrew SeniorLife, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, has found that dairy intake - specifically milk and yogurt - is associated with higher bone mineral density (BMD) in the hip, but not the spine.


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