Showing posts with label Science News 2015. Show all posts
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Monthly Science Current Affairs December 2015

Science News For The Year 2015 and Month Dec

Brain activity of worms recorded in 3D

Scientists have developed a new method to record 3D footage of neural activity in nearly the entire brain of a free-moving animal, an advance that could help better understand how neurons coordinate action and perception in animals.
2015-12-31

Simple method to improve breast cancer treatment

A simple and non-invasive imaging method can effectively replace the current practice in determining appropriateness of breast cancer treatment, thereby reducing the need for invasive tissue sampling, new research has found.
2015-12-31

Fitness freak? Too much exercise is bad for heart

With many of us contemplating marathons or other endurance events in 2016, we, our spouses and other family members most likely have wondered whether such strenuous training could be harmful to our hearts.
2015-12-31

Indigenize is focus of this year's science meet

"Industrialize or perish" was the clarion call given by Sir M Visvesvaraya, former dewan of Mysuru, and one of India's best known engineers. Today, many decades later, the slogan the country is embracing seems to be "indigenize or perish".
2015-12-30

Shopping can bring long-term happiness: Study

In some good news for shopaholics, scientists have found that material purchases can provide more frequent happiness over time.
2015-12-30

Man posts selfie a year after quitting crystal meth to show progress of living clean

One of the greatest things about being clean is that I got to be sober to see my sister have her baby girl: Ryan Harder
2015-12-30

Another contagious cancer type found in Tasmanian devils

Contagious cancers may not be as rare as thought, say scientists who have discovered a second transmissible cancer type in Tasmanian devils -a small dog-sized ferocious carnivore found in Tasmania.
2015-12-30

Seaweed capsule to help diabetics lead a needle-free life

Scientists have developed a capsule made from seaweed extract or preserving insulin-producing pancreatic cells, offering hope to diabetics to lead a needle-free life.
2015-12-30

Nasa captures landslide on Mars

Nasa has released an image of a relatively fresh landslide on Mars that shows boulder-covered landslip along a canyon wall.
2015-12-29

New contagious form of cancer discovered

Contagious cancers may not be as rare as thought, say scientists who have discovered a second transmissible cancer in Tasmanian devils - small dog-sized ferocious carnivores found in the Australian island state of Tasmania.
2015-12-29

E-cigarettes may lead to cancer: Study

Electronic cigarettes, often marketed as a safer alternative to conventional cigarettes, may damage cells in ways that could lead to cancer, a new study has warned. The damage occurred even with nicotine-free versions of the products, researchers said.
2015-12-29

Myths about your New Year 'detox' - debunked

The New Year is almost upon us, which means we're all about to be inundated with reasons why we need to stock our fridges with kale, buy expensive juicers and Instagram pictures of salads labelled #cleanse.
2015-12-29

Midnight munchies may impair memory, learning

Frequent late night kitchen raids for snacks may impair your memory and learning skills, according to a new study which found that the habit could alter the brain's physiology.
2015-12-29

'Indians three times more prone to cardiac arrest than Americans'

Indians are three times more prone to cardiac arrest than Americans owing primarily to poor lifestyle, eating habits and genetic reasons, medical experts have said.
2015-12-28

Blocking fat-transporting protein may slow ageing

A naturally occurring protein that transports fats around the body also hinders essential functions in cells that increase life span, scientists have found, suggesting that blocking the protein in humans may prevent age-related diseases.
2015-12-28

First chip that uses light for data transfer developed

A microprocessor chip that uses light, rather than electricity, to transfer data at rapid speeds while consuming minute amounts of energy has been developed by researchers, including those of Indian-origin.
2015-12-28

Is nicotine replacement therapy healthy way to quit smoking?

Experts say there is enough scientific evidence to suggest that Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) can work effectively to quit smoking.
2015-12-27

39.36% of Indian men have abnormal lipid: Study

A pan-India study showed that 39.36% of Indian men had abnormal lipid marker levels in their blood. The analysis based on 13.93lakh samples tested over three years showed that the abnormality was the highest among men from the eastern zone.
2015-12-27

Diabetes growing at alarming rate: Study

An analysis of over 10.21lakh blood sugar levels of men, women and children revealed that an overwhelming percentage of them had diabetes. An estimated 65.1 million people in India are affected with diabetes and the prevalence is expected to reach around 69.9 million by 2025.
2015-12-27

Blocking single molecule may delay premature birth: Study

Scientists have identified a molecule in the uterus that can be blocked to delay or even halt premature birth. The researchers focused on a molecule known as TRPV4, which helps control the flow of calcium into cells. Premature birth is the leading cause of death and disability in newborns worldwide.
2015-12-27

World's most obese man dies after weight-loss surgery

A man believed to be the world's most obese passed away on Friday in Mexico, barely two months after undergoing a weight-loss surgery .
2015-12-27

10 weird reasons why people fall in love

According to research, your hormones, interests, and even your parents' looks could decide who you choose
2015-12-27

LED lighting cuts costs for greenhouse tomato growers

Supplemental light-emitting diode (LED) lighting treatment can help greenhouse tomato growers reduce energy cost without affecting fruit quality attributes, new research suggests.
2015-12-26

Meet the animal that may live forever

Is there a creature that can defeat death? Yes, says new research that confirmed that the tiny hydra - a centimetre-long polyp that inhabits fresh water all over the world - does not show any sign of deteriorating with age and, if kept in ideal conditions, may just live forever.
2015-12-26

New polymer could purify water in seconds

Researchers have used the same material found in air fresheners, cyclodextrin, to develop a technique that could revolutionize the water-purification industry.
2015-12-26

British astronaut dials wrong number from space

Britain's first astronaut on a space mission, Major Tim Peake, accidentally called the wrong number when trying to call home from space.
2015-12-26

Pollution making bacteria antibiotic resistant?

Environmental contaminants may be part ly to blame for the rise in anti biotic-resistant bacteria, a new US study suggests. J Vaun McArthur from the Universi ty of Georgia tested his hypot hesis in streams on the US de partment of energy's Savan nah River Site (SRS).
2015-12-26

Inheritance plays big part in 12 cancers: Study

Scientists have found strong evidence for inherited components in 12 different kinds of deadly cancers. This raises hope for earlier detection and better targeting of therapy.
2015-12-25

Novel liver hormone cuts cravings for sweets, alcohol

In a good news for those who cannot shun their drink and also have "sweet tooth", scientists have discovered for the first time a liver hormone that works via brain to reduce cravings for sweets and alcohol in mammals.
2015-12-25

Optical illusion 'breaks your brain' so you see black and white as green and red

But your vision could be stuck like that for over three months
2015-12-25

Christmas Day full moon to appear in the UK sky for the first time in 38 years

There won't be another full moon on Christmas Day until 2034
2015-12-25

Quran found at UK univ belonged to first ever Muslims?

An ancient copy of the Quran found at the University of Birmingham in July may have belonged to Abu Bakr, one of the world's first ever Muslims.
2015-12-24

Technical glitch delays Nasa's Mars project by 2 years

Nasa's Mars programme has suffered a setback following the decision of the space agency to suspend the March 2016 launch of the Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) mission as a result of unsuccessful attempts to repair a leak in a section of the prime instrument in the science payload.
2015-12-24

TV channel hires robot as reporter, anchors worried

For the first time, a Chinese news channel has employed an artificial intelligence robot as a weather reporter on its live breakfast show, raising concerns among the country's journalists as it could threaten their jobs.
2015-12-24

E-toys hamper kids language development

Baby laptops, baby cellphones, talking farms these are the toys of the moment, marketed as tools to encourage babies language skills.
2015-12-24

Nasa sent the International Space Station Ridley Scott's The Martian and Alien to watch over Christmas

220 miles away, orbiting the earth, floats the International Space Station (ISS), currently filled with six astronauts, including our very own Tim Peake.
2015-12-24

Your saliva can spot early death risk

What if your saliva could predict if you are at a risk of dying? A new study has revealed that levels of antibodies in saliva are associated with the risk of mortality.
2015-12-24

Firm personalises kids books, with robot as co-author

One of the best presents that Asi Sharabi ever got was a bad book. It was a customised book for his 3-year old daughter, Thalia, and apart from the initial thrill of seeing her name in the story, there was not much to distinguish it from a mediocre mass-produced picture book.
2015-12-23

People who like to make new pals addicted to Facebook

People who use Facebook to meet new people are most dependent on the social networking site, according to a new study, which found that the reason why people use the site determines the level of their dependency on it.
2015-12-23

Ebola survivors suffer from vision, hearing loss

Survivors of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) may suffer from complications such as vision, hearing and joint pain, even months after their discharge, scientists, including one of Indian-origin have found.
2015-12-23

Prolonging IVF increases odds of having a baby

In their quest to become parents, most infertile couples undergoing in vitro fertilisation must grapple with a tough decision: when to call it quits.
2015-12-23

Cardiac arrests have warning symptoms but are ignored, study finds

The potentially life-saving symptoms of cardiac arrests are being ignored for hours, days and even weeks before a person is struck, a new study has shown.
2015-12-23

Potatoes to be grown on Earth under Mars-like conditions

Scientists plan to grow potatoes in Mars-like conditions simulated on Earth, in a major step towards building a controlled dome on the red planet capable of farming the invaluable crop.
2015-12-23

Malta: On a Mediterranean island, but far from a Mediterranean diet

The Mediterranean has long been known for its mix of sun, sea, fish, nuts and olives, a combination considered an elixir of health and fitness.
2015-12-23

Blue-eye gene traced to stone age man

If you have ever wondered why, like Cameron Diaz, Leonard Di Caprio and Frank Sinatra, you have blue eyes it is because you share a gene mutation first seen in a stone age man who lived around 7,000 years ago.
2015-12-23

Nasa calls off next Mars mission because of instrument leak

Nasa has called off its next Mars mission because of a leak in a science instrument.
2015-12-22

Giant comets may threaten Earth, say astronomers

Planet Earth could be at higher risk of a space rock impact than widely thought, according to astronomers. The discovery in the last two decades of hundreds of giant comets dubbed centaurs requires expanding the list of potential hazards, the said.
2015-12-22

People with blue eyes have one thing in common

If you have ever wondered why, like Cameron Diaz, Leonard Di Caprio and Frank Sinatra, you have blue eyes it is because you share a gene mutation first seen in a Stone Age man who lived around 7,000 years ago.
2015-12-22

Obese children may have weaker bones: Study

Obese children tend to have more muscle but excess body fat may compromise other functions in their bodies, such as bone growth, new research has found.
2015-12-22

Bengaluru startup prints 3-D liver tisues for medical research and therapeutics

A city based biotechnology start-up has developed artificial liver tissue performing the function of human liver, which would enable affordable medical research and reduced animal and human trials, leading to full scale transplant-able organs in few years' time.
2015-12-22

Mammals exploded immediately after dinosaur extinction: Research

The diversity of mammals - the group that today includes nearly 5,000 species including humans - on Earth exploded straight after the dinosaur extinction event, researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have found.
2015-12-22

In 13/11 aftermath, Parisians come together to preserve tokens of grief

On a recent afternoon in the storage room of an imposing gray building in northeastern Paris, Mathilde Pintault cut open a sheet of clear plastic and pulled out a child's drawing, its colours blurred by water.
2015-12-22

Pig's cornea restores Chinese man's sight

Chinese surgeons on Monday announced the successful transplant of a bio-engineered pig cornea into a human eye, a development that may help millions of people to see again.
2015-12-22

Virtual reality to help Nasa steer robonauts?

Virtual reality could be used for more than just entertainment, it may also help scientists to control robots in space, according to Nasa.
2015-12-22

Soon, 'hydricity' may generate 24x7 power

Scientists, including those of Indian-origin, have proposed a new "hydricity" concept for round-the-clock power by not only generating electricity from solar energy but also producing and storing hydrogen from superheated water.
2015-12-22

Rapid test for deadly diseases developed

A new technology for quickly identifying deadly bacterial strains of infectious disease has been developed by researchers at McMaster University in Canada.
2015-12-21

Astronauts aim to fix jammed rail car during spacewalk

Two Americans floated outside the International Space Station to start a spacewalk with the primary goal of freeing a rail car that was jammed outside the orbiting lab.
2015-12-21

What happens to your body after you give up sugar

Giving up sugar for just nine days can dramatically improve people's health, a new study claims.
2015-12-21

New 'hydricity' concept for round-the-clock power

Scientists, including those of Indian-origin, have proposed a new "hydricity" concept for round-the-clock power by not only generating electricity from solar energy but also producing and storing hydrogen from superheated water.
2015-12-21

Black holes grow as large as 50bn Suns

Black holes at the heart of galaxies could swell to 50 billion times the mass of the Sun before losing the discs of gas they rely on to sustain themselves, according to a new study .
2015-12-21

Nepal's Pokhara built on debris of medieval earthquakes

Nepal's second-largest city and its leading tourist hub Pokhara is built on massive debris deposits which are associated with strong medieval earthquakes, a new study has found.
2015-12-21

A new material to make roads ice proof

Driving in winters could soon become easier and safer, thanks to a new material developed by scientists that could `de-ice' snow-covered, slippery roads potentially for years.
2015-12-21

Online candy games make kids eat more

Parents, take note! Children tend to consume more calories after playing online games that involve food, a new study has found. Researchers found that shortly after playing a game with an embedded food advertisement, children ate 55% more of the candy offered to them than children who had played a game with an embedded toy advertisement.
2015-12-21

Sing them a song: Doctors study potential of music on foetuses

Most mothers talk and sing to their unborn babies and swear they can feel a response. With ultrasound studies proving that foetus in the womb indeed respond to music, a group of specialists in the city are now exploring the scope of music in enhancing radiology and imaging technology.
2015-12-20

New medicine for Hepatitis C treatment launched

Two new drugs for fighting Hepatitis C at an affordable price were launched as experts from across the globe gathered here to discuss progress in finding treatment to the dreaded Hepatitis B and C liver diseases.
2015-12-20

New material could lead to ice-proof roads

Driving in winters could soon become easier and safer, thanks to a new material developed by scientists that could 'de-ice' snow-covered, slippery roads potentially for years.
2015-12-20

Closest 'habitable' planet found 14 light years away

Astronomers have discovered the closest potentially habitable planet found outside our solar system, orbiting a star just 14 light years away.
2015-12-20

Christmas: Finding out how Santa Claus manages to visit 336 million homes

'Maybe Santa has tapped into ways of jumping in and out of different dimensions'
2015-12-20

Moms in their thirties more likely to have intelligent kids

Women who have children in their thirties are more likely than mothers in their twenties and forties to give birth to smarter and healthier babies, new analysis suggests.
2015-12-19

Horror films do make the blood curdle

The saying goes that horror films are blood curdling. Now, scientists believe they have proven that the idea is true.
2015-12-19

Lightsaber seen in space

Nasa has spotted a huge lightsaber cutting through space, in an area of space clouds where new stars are born.
2015-12-19

IIT-M develops carbon nanotube that helps kill cancer cells

Researchers at Indian Institute of Technology - Madras have developed that a carbon nanotube that helps kill cancer cells without affecting the neighbour cells.
2015-12-19

Curiosity finds silica deposits on Mars

Nasa's Mars Curiosity rover has found high concentrations of silica a rock-forming chemical commonly seen on Earth as quartz which could help scientists learn more about the ancient wet environment on the red planet.
2015-12-19

Better technique to extract uranium from sea in the offing

An ultra-high-resolution technique used for the first time to study polymer fibres that trap uranium in seawater may lead to better methods to harvest this potential fuel for nuclear reactors, scientists say.
2015-12-18

Dust doughnut around massive black hole is clumpy, study shows

Scientists have for the first time penetrated the doughnut shaped clouds of gas and dust that surround most of the massive black holes in the universe and come up with a surprising discovery. The cosmic doughnuts are not smooth but clumpy.
2015-12-18

Vegetarians lead a healthier life than meat-eaters: Oxford study

Non-vegetarian food may lose its charm beyond your taste buds. Vegetarians have been found leading a healthier life as compared to meat-eaters. Incidence of diseases such as pancreatic cancer and respiratory problems are also less common among vegetarians than in those who consume meat regularly, according to a latest study.
2015-12-17

Cancer caused by environmental factors such as smoking, radiation and toxic chemicals, not 'bad luck', study reveals

Modern lifestyles are causing 90 per cent of cancers, according to new research.
2015-12-17

Environment, not 'bad luck', mainly to blame for cancer: Study

Environmental factors such as sunshine and tobacco smoke cause more cancers than random DNA mutations, researchers have affirmed contesting another team's conclusions that "bad luck" was mainly to blame.
2015-12-17

Hubble spots first-ever supernova explosion

The Hubble Space Telescope has captured the image of the first-ever predicted supernova explosion that offers a unique opportunity for astronomers to test how mass - especially that of mysterious dark matter - is distributed within a galaxy cluster.
2015-12-17

Scientists reveal 100% effective hangover cure

Hangover cures, whether it be drinking coffee, downing a fizzy drink, tucking into a fry-up or even the 'hair of the dog that bit you' are pretty much a waste of time and effort, scientists have concluded.
2015-12-17

Info-egoists: People more likely to share pals' private data than their own

Your friends on social media are more likely to share your private data with third-party app developers than their own information, says a new study that suggests people are `info-egoists' when it comes to privacy.
2015-12-17

Found: Traces of a new fundamental particle

Two teams of physicists working at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, said they had seen traces of what could be a new fundamental particle of nature.
2015-12-17

Here's how human brain can handle so much data

Researchers led by an Indian-origin scientist from Georgia Institute of Technology have discovered how humans can categorise data using less than percent percent of the original information.
2015-12-16

In a first, parrots found using and sharing tools

A species of parrots found in Madagascar and Comoros was found to use tools  a first among parrots.
2015-12-16

Indian-American's 'Super Condom' can help combat AIDS

Mahua Choudhery and her team of researchers at Texas A&M University have come up with the hydrogel condom which could help in the global fight against HIV. Since its outbreak in 1981, HIV virus has killed 39 million people across the world.
2015-12-16

Put to the test: 36 questions that can make you fall in love with anyone

In 1997, a group of pyschologist claimed to have found 36 questions which could make two strangers fall in love. Years later, this study has been put to the test - and filmed for all to see.
2015-12-15

Forensic facial expert reconstructs Jesus Christ's face using ancient skulls

Richard Neave, formerly a professor at Manchester University, constructed the image after he examined three Semites skulls from around Galilee in northern Israel using methods more frequently employed to identify victims of crimes as part of a BBC series more than a decade ago.
2015-12-15

Earth's tilt affects climate change

In a first, researchers have discovered a connection between the Earth's tilt, called obliquity, that shifts every 41,000 years, and the movement of a low pressure band of clouds that is the Earth's largest source of heat and moisture - the Intertropical Convergence Zone, or ITCZ.
2015-12-15

A material for water-proof surfaces is created

Scientists have created a new low-cost, non-toxic material that mimics the lotus leaf to repel water droplets, an advance that could help create environment-friendly water-proof surfaces.
2015-12-15

No solar farm, it will suck sun's energy

AUS town has rejected a proposal for a solar farm following public concerns.
2015-12-14

Taking antidepressants while pregnant may double autism risk

Women who take certain common antidepressants while pregnant may face almost twice the risk of having a child with autism, a study said on Monday.
2015-12-14

Volcanic event caused ice age during Jurassic Period

A large-scale volcanic event during the Jurassic Period may have caused the 'ice-age' that took place on Earth around 170 million years ago, a new study has found.
2015-12-14

Star Wars: How to build a Death Star, according to Nasa

The Death Star, the nefarious cosmic entity that is the center of the evil Galactic Empire's reign in Star Wars, has always been thought to be solely a facet of science fiction.
2015-12-14

Send SOS through urine-powered socks

Scientists have invented a pair of high-tech socks which, when filled with urine, and activated by the wearer's footsteps, can produce enough power to send a message.
2015-12-14

Found: Buried towers in Angkor Wat

The Angkor Wat temple in Cambodia was much larger and more complex than previously thought, say archaeologists, who discovered buried towers and remains of a huge structure near the world's largest religious monument.
2015-12-14

Smartphones are ruining our posture and mood

There are plenty of reasons to put our cellphones down and now researchers have said smartphones are ruining our posture.
2015-12-14

Healthism leading to Jolie syndrome

Highly commercialized standards of health and beauty can lead to the Angelina Jolie syndrome  taking preventive action, such as surgery on a healthy body, for a hypothetical disease, researchers claimed.
2015-12-14

Essex man suffering from hypospadias thought he was the only man in the world with a one-inch penis

Hypospadias is a congenital problem affecting the appearance and function of the penis
2015-12-13

Vaginal orgasms are a 'myth', researchers claim

New study claims terms are wrong and need to be reconsidered
2015-12-13

How often should I wash my hair? Personal care experts answer in Reddit AMA

It's an oft-debated question that never seems to come to any proper conclusion: "how often should I wash my hair?"
2015-12-13

Gurgaon: Da Vinci Xi robots perform among the first of its kind surgery

A 35-year old patient from Republic of Congo, who was suffering from Yousuf's Syndrome, has undergone a surgery with Da Vinci Xi system, one of the most advanced robotic surgical technology for performing minimal invasive surgery. This is reportedly one of the first such surgeries in India.
2015-12-13

New cancer treatment kills prostate tumor cells

A new study has revealed that prostate tumor cells can be killed by combining radiation treatment with suicide gene therapy, a technique in which prostate cancer cells are genetically modified.
2015-12-13

Satellites to check climate vows

Scientists from the US, Japan, and China are racing to perfect satellite technology that could one day measure green house gas emissions from space, potentially transforming the winner into the world's first climate cop.
2015-12-13

In session: Classes on etiquette, chivalry

Middle schoolers are not generally known for their good manners. But Cord Ivanyi, a teacher in Arizona, said that he was fed up after seeing the sheer rudeness and carelessness the boys showed, especially during parties when they would shove their way to the front of food lines.
2015-12-13

Should we fear the rise of the robots?

Anyone who's had the pleasure of watching the blockbuster film I, Robot starring Will Smith could be forgiven for not taking the robots could take over the-world argument too seriously.
2015-12-13

'Stress precursor to pre-Alzheimer's condition in elderly'

Feeling stressed out increases the chances of elderly people developing mild cognitive impairment - often a prelude to full-blown Alzheimer's disease, a study found.
2015-12-12

MUHS partners to start Africa Oncology Fellowship Program

Merck, a science and technology company, joined hands with the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS) and University of Nairobi to start its Africa Oncology Fellowship Program. It signed a MoU with the MUHS this week to kick-start the programme.
2015-12-11

Alzheimer's: Drinking a glass of wine a day may help sufferers reduce risk of death from disease

Alzheimer's sufferers who drink a single glass of wine - or the equivalent of two to three units of alcohol - every day are significantly less likely to die than those who drink more or are teetotal, research suggests.
2015-12-11

USFDA safety review asks for new warnings on diabetes medicines, SGL2 inhibitors

An FDA safety review has resulted in adding new warnings to the labels of a specific class of type 2 diabetes medicines -- sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors, about the risks of too much acid in the blood and of serious urinary tract infections.
2015-12-11

Nasa Cassini probe captures Earth-like image of Saturn's biggest moon Titan

A new image of Titan released by Nasa shows Saturn's larget moon can bear a striking resemblance to Earth.
2015-12-11

Double delight: Meteor showers, comet to greet Earth this month

Skywatchers are in for a double treat this month.While comet Catalina has now become visible in the early hours on the eastern sky, the Geminid meteor shower is expected to peak on December 13 and 14.
2015-12-11

First-ever test-tube puppies born in US

Scientists in the US have created the world's first litter of puppies conceived in a test tube, a breakthrough that may help eradicate disease in dogs and humans.
2015-12-10

New software uses words, gestures to detect lies

Researchers are developing a unique liedetecting software that considers both the speaker's words and gestures, and unlike a polygraph, does not need to touch the subject in order to function.
2015-12-10

Just strum in the air: Virtual guitar has no strings attached

A guitar with no strings attached has become a reality.
2015-12-10

World's 1st dengue vaccine cleared for use in Mexico

The world's first dengue vaccine has won regulatory approval in Mexico, raising hopes that it could prevent more than 100 deaths there a year and eventually millions around the world.
2015-12-10

Go ahead and sulk. unhappiness won't kill you

A study published on Wednesday in The Lancet, following one million middle-aged women in Britain for 10 years, finds that the widely held view that happiness enhances health and longevity is unfounded.
2015-12-10

Kids with common allergies at high heart disease risk

Children with allergic disease, particularly asthma and hay fever, have twice the rate of high blood pressure and high cholesterol, setting them on course for heart disease at early age, finds a new study.
2015-12-10

Happiness doesn't bring good health, study finds

Go ahead and sulk. Unhappiness won't kill you. A study published on Wednesday in The Lancet, following 1 million middle-aged women in Britain for 10 years, finds that the widely held view that happiness enhances health and longevity is unfounded.
2015-12-10

Blame genes for impulsive choices: US researchers

The tendency to take a smaller reward now rather than waiting for a larger one available later is strongly influenced by genetics, which means it can be inherited, a new study has found.
2015-12-10

Dogs too have a conscience: Study

Your pet dog and probably many other animals have a conscience too, according to a surprising new study that found the canines know who they are.
2015-12-10

5 years after 1st try, Japan probe enters Venus orbit

After its first failure on December 6 2010, Japan's maiden mission to Venus, Akatsuki or Venus Climate Orbiter, has successfully zoomed into the Venusian orbit, the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (Jaxa) confirmed on Wednesday.
2015-12-10

Internet makes us rely less on our knowledge

People are less willing to rely on their knowledge and say they know something when they have access to internet, suggesting that our connection to the web is affecting how we think, a new study has found.
2015-12-10

One in four young docs may have the blues

More than one in four doctors in the early stages of their careers has signs of depression, according to a new study that suggests gruelling years of training for a medical career are partly to blame.
2015-12-10

Japanese space probe goes into orbit around Venus

Japan's space agency said on Wednesday its "Akatsuki" probe had successfully entered into orbit around Venus after an initial attempt at reaching the second planet from the sun failed five years ago.
2015-12-09

Frequent green tea consumption may hamper fertility: Study

Are you a green tea lover? Read this carefully as the cup packed with anti-oxidants and other health benefits may adversely affect your fertility and development in case of frequent use, warn researchers.
2015-12-09

Glaciers in Everest have shrunk by 28% in 40 years'

Glaciers on Mount Everest, source of major Asian rivers like Brahmaputra, have shrunk by 28% over the past 40 years due to climate change, according to a report.
2015-12-09

Novel technique can help improve diabetes treatment

Scientists have deployed a new drug discovery technique to identify an anti-diabetes compound with a novel mechanism of action, which may lead to a new type of treatment.
2015-12-09

`Too much green tea can harm you'

Green tea, enjoyed by millions for its numerous health benefits, may have adverse effects if taken in high doses, a new study in fruit flies suggests. Researchers discovered that excessive consumption of green tea adversely affected development and reproduction in fruit flies.
2015-12-09

Hidden portrait found underneath Mona Lisa

A French scientist claims to have discovered a different portrait hidden behind that of the Mona Lisa following 10 years of analysis using reflective light technology.
2015-12-09

Oxford scientists create most expensive material in the world, valued at £200 million a gram

Oxford University scientists are creating the world's most expensive material - endohedral fullerenes, spherical carbon molecules containing nitrogen atoms, which sell for £100 million a gram.
2015-12-08

E-cigarette chemical may harm lungs: Study

A flavouring chemical linked to cases of severe respiratory disease has been found in more than 75 per cent of flavoured electronic cigarettes and refill liquids tested by Harvard researchers.
2015-12-08

Developed: Thin 'power paper' that can store energy

Scientists have developed power paper -a new material consisting of nanocellulose and a conductive polymer -that has an outstanding ability to store energy . One sheet, 15 centimetres in diameter and a few tenths of a millimetre thick, can store energy similar to the supercapacitors currently on the market, researchers said.
2015-12-08

'Built 225km away, Stonehenge was relocated 500 yrs later'

Stonehenge could have been first built in what is now Wales where it remained for 500 years until it was dismantled and dragged off to Wiltshire, archaeologists have suggested.
2015-12-08

Tooth decay? Fix it sans drill-and-fill

Tooth decay can be stopped, reversed and prevented without the need for the traditional `drill and fill' approach that has dominated dental care for decades, a new study has found.
2015-12-08

Lift off with your own flying machine

Do you wish to fly like a bird in the backyard of your home? Your dream will come true soon as a team of engineering students from National University of Singapore (NUS) has built the first personal flying machine that can bear the load of a person weighing 70 kg for a flight time of about five minutes.
2015-12-08

World's first biologically powered chip created

In a major breakthrough, researchers at Columbia Engineering have harnessed the molecular machinery of living systems to power an integrated circuit.
2015-12-07

Astrosat's first light image from UV telescope reaches Earth

The Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope (UVIT) onboard India's first multi-wavelength satellite Astrosat has sent the first light images.
2015-12-07

Doomsday Clock awaits outcome of Paris talks

A board member gives Sunday Times an insider's view into the working of the ominous dial that is watching climate change and nuclear arsenals closely
2015-12-07

Nasa mission with 7,000 pounds of key science on way to ISS

Carrying 7,000 pounds of research materials that will directly support over dozens of key investigations on the orbiting laboratory, a cargo-laden Orbital ATK Cygnus spacecraft soared towards the ISS.
2015-12-07

Puzzle behind face blindness solved?

2015-12-07

Yeast hybrids may add flavour to your beer

2015-12-07

NASA's Curiosity rover is among the most advanced robots today

Two essential requirements for a machine to be called a robot is a programmable 'brain' and a body that can move.
2015-12-07

Gymming may be turning you into a boozer

Exercise and drinking are usually thought to be two separate things, one healthy, the other unhealthy, but according to science, they actually go together very well.
2015-12-06

Balloon Kyphoplasty technology can help treat vertebral fractures: Experts

If you are among those who close their eyes to back pain simply as outcome of overwork, this may give you a reason to think otherwise. According to scientific research, chronic back pain, which is often mistaken as fatigue, is strongly associated with vertebral fractures, leading to functional loss, disability, poor quality of life and osteoporotic compression fractures affects millions of people globally.
2015-12-06

Gangotri glacier getting less snowfall, higher temperatures

A research shows that the health of the majestic Gangotri glacier that feeds the river Ganges has been affected, as the maximum temperature in the region has shot up by 0.9 degree Celsius and snowfall reduced by 37 cm annually.
2015-12-06

How water escapes from Saturn explained

Researchers have found how water ions escape from the Saturn's environment after locating a point from where the ions exhaust out of the planet's atmosphere.
2015-12-05

People who watch violent films more likely to lie, cheat

Love watching movies with violent content? You may be more likely to lie, cheat or steal, according to a new study which found that exposure to violence could make people less ethical.
2015-12-04

Now, super strong dental fillings that don't corrode

Graphene oxide could be used to make non-toxic, super strong dental fillings that do not corrode, researchers have found.
2015-12-04

Moratorium on human gene editing on cards?

An international group of scientists meeting in Washington called on Thursday for what would, in effect, be a moratorium on making inheritable changes to the human genome.
2015-12-04

The sun could spew out huge superflares and put life on Earth in danger

The energy from the flares could be equivalent to a billion megaton bomb, destroying communication and energy systems
2015-12-04

Scientists find route to tuberculosis cure?

A team of scientists at CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, Delhi, has discovered a key biological pathway that allows Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) - pathogen causing tuberculosis (TB) - to survive in oxygen deprived condition.
2015-12-04

Nasa's Hubble and Spitzer find faint galaxy from early universe

Using the combined power of Nasa's Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes scientists have found the faintest object ever seen in the early universe. It existed about 400 million years after the big bang, 13.8 billion years ago.
2015-12-04

Sun's 'superflares' may ruin Earth life

Sun has the potential to produce superflares, with energy equivalent to a billion megaton bombs, which may severely disrupt power grids and communication systems on the Earth, a new study has found.
2015-12-04

Created: New substance harder than diamond

Until recently, diamond was the hardest known naturally occurring ma erial. But a new process appli ed to carbon has uncovered a substance that a group of scien ists say is even harder.
2015-12-04

Crucial to study transplant surgery outcomes: Experts

Stakeholders of organ donation have said that there is an urgent need to study the outcome of an organ transplant, including the quality of life. Mumbai so far has seen 453 cadaver kidneys transplants since 1997 but there is no information whatsoever about the outcome of these surgeries over the years.
2015-12-03

New antibiotic jab may treat whooping cough

Pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, causes painful fits of coughing and life-threatening symptoms in infants and has had a devastating impact worldwide.
2015-12-03

Almonds provide lesser calories than estimated: Study

A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (AJCN) has shown that whole almonds provide about 20% fewer calories than what was originally thought.
2015-12-02

Cabinet okays Bill on Regional Centre for Biotechnology

The Union Cabinet gave its approval for introduction of a Bill to provide legal status to the Regional Centre for Biotechnology in Faridabad.
2015-12-02

How rising seas are claiming a vulnerable nation

As policy makers discuss a climate change accord in Paris, for the Marshall Islands, spread out over 29 narrow coral atolls in the South Pacific, the destructive power of the rising seas is already an inescapable part of daily life.
2015-12-02

Rare fossil of horned dinosaur found from 'lost continent'

Scientists have uncovered the rare fossil of a dog-sized horned dinosaur in eastern North America that roamed the Earth up to 100 million years ago.
2015-12-02

Dating apps to blame for rise in HIV among Asian teens: UN

Dating apps are causing cases of HIV to increa se amongst Asian tee nagers, according to an United Nations' research.
2015-12-02

New diabetes cases, at long last, begin to fall in US

After decades of re lentless rise, the number of new cases of diabetes in the US has finally started to de cline. The rate fell by about a fifth from 2008 to 2014, accor ding to researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the first sus tained decline since the dise ase started to explode in the US about 25 years ago.
2015-12-02

The massive health benefits of giving up sugar and alcohol for just one month

A Dutch man recently did a one-month sugar and alcohol fast and watched his cholesterol, weight and blood pressure fall.
2015-12-01

This is what happens when you die, according to a bunch of different people who died

Many of their accounts align with a recent scientific study into the subject.
2015-12-01

Fishes too may have emotions, consciousness: Study

Fish may show 'emotional fever', a slight increase in body temperature in situations of stress linked to the emotions and consciousness, a new study suggests.
2015-12-01

2.5 million year old peach fossils found in China

A Chinese professor made a startling discovery in Kunming, capital of Yunnan in southwest China. Tao Su was looking at some rocks exposed by road works near his home when he found what looked like a peach pit embedded in it. Later analysis showed that it dated back to more than two and a half million years. Later seven more peach pits were found.
2015-12-01

In major shift, diabetes cases on the decline in the US

There is growing evidence that American eating habits, after decades of deterioration, have finally begun to improve. The once-surging rates of obesity, a major driver of Type 2 diabetes, the most common form of the disease, have flattened.
2015-12-01

What giving up sugar, alcohol can do for you in just one month

A Dutch man recently did a one-month sugar and alcohol fast and watched his cholesterol, weight and blood pressure fall.
2015-12-01

Scientists debate boundaries, ethics of human gene editing

Rewriting your DNA is getting closer to reality: A revolutionary technology is opening new frontiers for genetic engineering - a promise of cures for intractable diseases along with anxiety about designer babies.
2015-12-01

Israel aiming to recreate wine Jesus, King David drank

The new crisp, acidic and mineral white from a high-end Israeli winery was aged for eight months or, depending on how you look at it, at least 1,800 years.
2015-11-30

Build own video game story with this tool

Scientists, including one of Indian-origin, are developing a new tool that can allow people to easily build their own digital story worlds for video games consisting of smart characters and objects.
2015-11-30

A flexible, stretchable rubber keyboard

Scientists have developed a soft, flexible and stretchable keyboard using a type of rubber known as a dielectric elastomer that can be wrapped around any object.
2015-11-30

Could N-plants function for 80 yrs? US to decide

The US is set to become the first nation to decide whether its safe to operate nuclear power plants for 80 years, twice as long as initially allowed.
2015-11-30

New flexible, stretchable rubber keyboard developed

Scientists have developed a soft, flexible and stretchable keyboard using a type of rubber known as a dielectric elastomer that can be wrapped around any object.
2015-11-30

'We need to introduce Earth Science to improve India's climate'

Neel M Karia, a student from Mumbai, bagged a gold medal at International Earth Science Olympiad, which was held in Brazil. He spoke on his preparation for the competition, his experience and ways climate can be improved in India.
2015-11-30

IIT-M develops method to track cyclones accurately

To reduce the window of mistakes and to improve the accuracy of forecasts, researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras are developing a technique that will depend that is fed into high quality data from satellites on supercomputers.
2015-11-30

Even 8 decades after invention, polygraph's accuracy contested

A polygraph, commonly known as lie detector, is a device used to detect lies by measuring several physiological variables of the person being questioned.
2015-11-29

Sugar-free drinks may not be 'tooth-friendly': Study

If you thought your teeth were safe since you switched to sugar-free drinks, think again! Scientists have warned that such drinks can cause measurable damage to the tooth enamel.
2015-11-29

High-fat diet may be harmful for your brain

High-fat diet may not only make us obese, but also cause cognitive impairment by prompting immune cells in the brain to consume the connections between neurons, a new study has warned.
2015-11-29

There are no true black holes: Scientist Abhas Mitra

Researcher who 'Upset the black hole applecart' says he got no support from kolkata in his path-breaking discovery
2015-11-29

Children who eat breakfast score higher marks

Nutritionists have already shown a link between eating breakfast and staying healthy.
2015-11-29

Weed-infused coffee the new cuppa of joy

It was during an endless drive home from a camping trip that American entrepreneur Adam Stites came up with his latest product.
2015-11-29

The world's `sexiest' robot is here

We all love robots -but could we one day actually fall in love with one? This is Android Geminoid F , an eerily lifelike humanoid which stole the show at the World Robot Exhibition in Beijing this week.
2015-11-29

Hepatitis C cure may cost as low as Rs 67k

In a move that comes as a huge relief to patients of chronic Hepatitis C, the apex committee of the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) has granted a waiver of local trials for crucial new direct-acting antiviral drugs treating the disease.
2015-11-29

'Lifestyle, obesity, late hours leading to breast cancer'

While cervical cancer is on decline, breast cancer cases are on rise due to obesity and lifestyle-related factors, said Dr Neeraja Bhatia, president, Association of Gynaecologic Oncologists of India, here.
2015-11-27

1 in 4 dengue patients at AIIMS didn't need blood transfusion: Study

A study has concluded that nearly one out of every four dengue patients (23.2%) administered platelet transfusion during the 2013 outbreak at AIIMS did not need it.
2015-11-26

First mirror installed on NASA's James Webb Telescope

NASA has successfully installed the first of 18 flight mirrors onto the James Webb Space Telescope, beginning a critical piece of the observatory's construction to replace the Hubble Space Telescope in 2018.
2015-11-26

Heart patient? Cut down on sitting time

If you are suffering from ailments related to the heart, make it a point to get up and move every half an hour as researchers have found that patients with heart disease who sit a lot have worse health even if they exercise.
2015-11-26

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Israel aiming to recreate wine Jesus, King David drank

The new crisp, acidic and mineral white from a high-end Israeli winery was aged for eight months or, depending on how you look at it, at least 1,800 years.
2015-11-30

Build own video game story with this tool

Scientists, including one of Indian-origin, are developing a new tool that can allow people to easily build their own digital story worlds for video games consisting of smart characters and objects.
2015-11-30

A flexible, stretchable rubber keyboard

Scientists have developed a soft, flexible and stretchable keyboard using a type of rubber known as a dielectric elastomer that can be wrapped around any object.
2015-11-30

Could N-plants function for 80 yrs? US to decide

The US is set to become the first nation to decide whether its safe to operate nuclear power plants for 80 years, twice as long as initially allowed.
2015-11-30

New flexible, stretchable rubber keyboard developed

Scientists have developed a soft, flexible and stretchable keyboard using a type of rubber known as a dielectric elastomer that can be wrapped around any object.
2015-11-30

'We need to introduce Earth Science to improve India's climate'

Neel M Karia, a student from Mumbai, bagged a gold medal at International Earth Science Olympiad, which was held in Brazil. He spoke on his preparation for the competition, his experience and ways climate can be improved in India.
2015-11-30

IIT-M develops method to track cyclones accurately

To reduce the window of mistakes and to improve the accuracy of forecasts, researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras are developing a technique that will depend that is fed into high quality data from satellites on supercomputers.
2015-11-30

Even 8 decades after invention, polygraph’s accuracy contested

A polygraph, commonly known as lie detector, is a device used to detect lies by measuring several physiological variables of the person being questioned.
2015-11-29

Sugar-free drinks may not be 'tooth-friendly': Study

If you thought your teeth were safe since you switched to sugar-free drinks, think again! Scientists have warned that such drinks can cause measurable damage to the tooth enamel.
2015-11-29

High-fat diet may be harmful for your brain

High-fat diet may not only make us obese, but also cause cognitive impairment by prompting immune cells in the brain to consume the connections between neurons, a new study has warned.
2015-11-29

There are no true black holes: Scientist Abhas Mitra

Researcher who 'Upset the black hole applecart' says he got no support from kolkata in his path-breaking discovery
2015-11-29

Children who eat breakfast score higher marks

Nutritionists have already shown a link between eating breakfast and staying healthy.
2015-11-29

Weed-infused coffee the new cuppa of joy

It was during an endless drive home from a camping trip that American entrepreneur Adam Stites came up with his latest product.
2015-11-29

World's `sexiest' robot

We all love robots -but could we one day actually fall in love with one? This is Android Geminoid F , an eerily lifelike humanoid which stole the show at the World Robot Exhibition in Beijing this week.
2015-11-29

Hepatitis C cure may cost as low as Rs 67k

In a move that comes as a huge relief to patients of chronic Hepatitis C, the apex committee of the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) has granted a waiver of local trials for crucial new direct-acting antiviral drugs treating the disease.
2015-11-29

'Lifestyle, obesity, late hours leading to breast cancer'

While cervical cancer is on decline, breast cancer cases are on rise due to obesity and lifestyle-related factors, said Dr Neeraja Bhatia, president, Association of Gynecologic Oncologists of India, here.
2015-11-27

1 in 4 dengue patients at AIIMS didn't need blood transfusion: Study

A study has concluded that nearly one out of every four dengue patients (23.2%) administered platelet transfusion during the 2013 outbreak at AIIMS did not need it.
2015-11-26

First mirror installed on NASA's James Webb Telescope

NASA has successfully installed the first of 18 flight mirrors onto the James Webb Space Telescope, beginning a critical piece of the observatory's construction to replace the Hubble Space Telescope in 2018.
2015-11-26

Heart patient? Cut down on sitting time

If you are suffering from ailments related to the heart, make it a point to get up and move every half an hour as researchers have found that patients with heart disease who sit a lot have worse health even if they exercise.
2015-11-26

New form of gold almost as light as air

Scientists in Switzerland have developed a 20 carat gold nugget that is thousand times lighter than conventional forms of the precious metal and can float on milk foam. The new gold form can hardly be differentiated from conventional gold with the naked eye.
2015-11-26

Blue exoplanet found circling red dwarf star

Only 100 light years away from us, a small exoplanet with blue skies has been found orbiting a red dwarf star. The team of US astronomers used the Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network (LCOGT), a set of small telescopes spread over Texas, Hawaii, California in the US and in Chile and South Africa.
2015-11-26

Promising new melanoma drug in the offing

Scientists have discovered a new compound that shows promise for treating deadly skin cancers like melanoma that are resistant or unresponsive to leading therapies today.
2015-11-26

Mars to lose its largest moon, but gain a ring

Mars' largest moon, Phobos, is slowly falling towards the planet and is likely to be shredded into pieces that will be strewn about the red planet in a ring like those encircling Saturn and Jupiter, scientists, including one of Indian-origin, say.
2015-11-26

Algae could be a green power source

Researchers led by an Indianorigin scientist have developed a technology that harnesses electrical energy from blue-green algae, that could be used to power cell phones and computers in future.
2015-11-26

Betrayals forced ancient humans to migrate: Study

Betrayals of trust resulting from moral disputes forced early humans to cross major geographical barriers, including deltas such as the Indus and the Ganges, and spread across the world about 1,00,000 years ago, a new study has found.
2015-11-26

Facebook quizzes may infringe upon your privacy

More than 17 million people have taken a delightful little quiz on Facebook that displays their most-often used words in a sweet word cloud.
2015-11-26

Double mastectomies on the rise

Researchers in UK have observed an increased uptake of preventative double mastectomies since May 2013 when Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie announced that she had undergone the breast removal procedure.
2015-11-26

Tap water, salt makes cooked food toxic

Cooking with chlo raminated tap water and iodised table salt could put potentially harmful toxins in you food, a study has warned.
2015-11-26

Using tap water and salt in cooking may make food toxic: Study

Cooking with chloraminated tap water and iodised table salt could put potentially harmful toxins in your food, a new study has warned.
2015-11-25

Mystery of 'missing' carbon on Mars decoded

Scientists have found that ultraviolet (UV) rays from Sun caused Mars to lose its atmospheric carbon dioxide, solving the long standing mystery of the 'missing' carbon on the red planet.
2015-11-25

How carbon from Mars escaped into atmosphere

A team of scientists has offered an explanation of the "missing" carbon on Red Planet, suggesting that it may have escaped into the atmosphere owing to the strong ultraviolet (UV) rays from the Sun.
2015-11-25

Rock stethoscope to control mining accidents

A stethoscope-like instrument will soon be deployed in mines for predicting movement of rocks during excavation and minimize the risk of mining accidents.
2015-11-25

China to build largest animal cloning centre

China is planning to build the world's largest animal cloning center that will produce one million cattle embryos annually and rapidly improve the quality of livestock, a report said.
2015-11-25

Mutant mosquitoes to battle malaria

In a basement on the Irvine campus of the University of California, two teams of biologists have created a novel breed of mosquito that they hope will help eradicate malaria from the world.
2015-11-25

Earth may have dark matter 'hairs' sticking out of it, suggests Nasa study

Hairs emerging from planets have both "roots," the densest concentration of dark matter particles in the hair, and "tips," where the hair ends. When particles of a dark matter stream pass through Earth's core, they focus at the "root" of a hair, where the density of the particles is about a billion times more than average.
2015-11-24

Earth may have dark matter 'hairs' sticking out of it, suggests Nasa study

Hairs emerging from planets have both "roots," the densest concentration of dark matter particles in the hair, and "tips," where the hair ends. When particles of a dark matter stream pass through Earth's core, they focus at the "root" of a hair, where the density of the particles is about a billion times more than average.
2015-11-24

GM mosquitoes that can block malaria created

Using a groundbreaking gene editing technique, researchers inserted a DNA element into the germ line of Anopheles stephensi mosquitoes that resulted in the gene preventing malaria transmission being passed on to 99.5 per cent of offspring. A stephensi is a leading malaria vector in Asia.
2015-11-24

Nasa finding bolsters Indian theory on black hole

An Indian astrophysicist says the recent observation by Nasa scientists of giant flares of X-rays from a black hole confirms his theory that the so-called black holes are not "true" black holes but actually ultra hot balls of fire like our Sun.
2015-11-24

New compound heals diabetic wound faster

Researchers have discovered a compound that accelerates diabetic wound healing, which may open the door to new treatment strategies.
2015-11-24

Dream job? Company seeks chocolate taster

2015-11-24

SpaceX gets first Nasa offer to ferry astronauts to ISS

2015-11-24

New method removes nano-particles from blood with ease

A team of US engineers has developed a new technology that uses an electrical field to easily and quickly isolate drug-delivery nano particles from blood. The electronic chip can also serve as a tool to separate and recover nano particles from other complex fluids for medical and other applications.
2015-11-23

Why everything we thought we knew about 'healthy' food could be wrong

Israeli researchers, writing in the journal Cell this week, have found that different people's bodies respond to eating the same meal very differently which means that a diet that may work wonders for your best friend may not have the same impact on you.
2015-11-23

Yeasts could help yield `boutique' chocolates

Yeasts used to ferment cocoa can modify the aroma of the resulting chocolate, scientists have found, paving the way for 'boutique' chocolates with different flavors.
2015-11-23

New method can identify gender from a fingerprint

A simple test performed at a crime scene may help forensic scientists determine whether a finger determine whether a fingerprint belongs to a man or a woman, a new study reports. The test is based on certain amino acids found in the fingerprints. Levels are twice as high in the sweat of women as in that of men.
2015-11-23

In Sweden, an e-rose blooms

For the first time, scienists have developed an 'electronic' rose by implanting circuits inside the vascular system used to distribute water and nutrients in the plant. Researchers at Linkoping University in Sweden created analog and digital electronics circuits inside living plants.
2015-11-23

Use science to improve quality of life: Harsh Vardhan

India's Minister for Science and Technology Dr. Harsh Vardhan has said that efforts should be made through science to find practical solutions to improve the quality of life of the people.
2015-11-22

One in two 45-year-olds will get pre-diabetic high blood sugar

A most half of 45-year-olds will develop so-called prediabetes, an elevated blood sugar level that often precedes diabetes, says a study from The Netherlands.
2015-11-21

Working vocal cords grown in lab

Human vocal cords have been grown in the laboratory for the first time in a development that could one day lead to voice transplants for people who cannot speak because of a permanently damaged larynx.
2015-11-21

Every third child born in India is premature, say Mumbai doctors

Every third child born in India is premature, said city's paleontologists while stressing on the need to check this trend by improving the nutrition of young women.
2015-11-21

Our ancient texts should not be disregarded, Isro chief Kiran Kumar says

Stressing that the country's pride resides in its glorious heritage, Indian Space Research Organization chairman AS Kiran Kumar on Saturday said its ancient texts which could yield vital knowledge, if verified, studied and researched properly, should not be disregarded.
2015-11-21

Nasa directs SpaceX to launch US astronauts to ISS

In a significant step toward expanding research opportunities aboard the International Space Station (ISS) and reducing its dependence on Russian launch facilities, Nasa has ordered California based-company SpaceX to launch astronauts from US soil.
2015-11-21

Watch a day as it unfolds on Pluto, its moon Charon

Nasa's New Horizons probe has captured some stunning images of how the day progresses on Pluto and its largest moon Charon.
2015-11-21

New 'biogel' may help treat cancer

Scientists have developed a new injectable 'biogel' that can effectively deliver anti-cancer agents directly into cancerous tumours and kill them.
2015-11-21

In a first, Google Glass helps unclog blocked artery

In a first, doctors have used Google Glass to successfully restore the blood flow of a chronically blocked right coronary artery in a 49year-old patient.
2015-11-21

Worm makes women have more kids

Women with a certa in kind of parasitic worm are more likely to fall pregnant and have more children, scientists have found.
2015-11-21

Crying babies respond to singing more than talking

Crying baby? Try singing a song rather than talking. A team of scientists confirmed this after a study involving 58 infants, age seven to ten months.
2015-11-20

Eating walnuts may lower heart disease risk

Consuming about 60 grammes of tree nuts, such as walnuts, daily may lower the risk of cardiovascular disease, a new study has claimed.
2015-11-20

Artificial pancreas performed well in humans in US

A team of the US researchers has developed a functional artificial pancreas that has performed well in humans in clinical settings. It's been developed by combining mechanical artificial pancreas technology with transplantation of islet cells which produce insulin.
2015-11-20

Viagra may help prevent diabetes: Study

The anti-impotence drug Viagra may help ward off type 2 diabetes in people suffering from the disorder by improving their insulin sensitivity , a study has claimed.
2015-11-20

FDA okays GM salmon for human consumption

2015-11-20

US to stop research using chimps

Chimpanzees will no longer be used for US government research and the remaining 50 chimps in federal custody will be sent to a sanctuary for retirement, authorities said
2015-11-20

To record your heart rate, swallow this device

Scientists have developed a tiny device, like a medicine pill, that can be swallowed and from inside the gut it measures heart rate and breathing rate.
2015-11-19

New Ebola vaccine safe, stimulates strong immune response

A fresh clinical trial of a new Ebola vaccine has found that it is well tolerated, safe and stimulates strong immune responses in adults in Mali, West Africa and in the US.
2015-11-19

Cheaper LED with 25 times more power developed

Scientists have developed a new type of light-emitting diode (LED) using an organic-inorganic hybrid that could lead to cheaper and brighter lights and displays in the future.
2015-11-19

Nasa created chemical laptop' to search for alien life

2015-11-19

Obesity and diabetes increase bone fracture risk

Development of obesity and Type-2 diabetes negatively affect bone structure, formation and strength over time, thereby increasing bone fracture risk, says a new study.
2015-11-18

People fear dying of unprotected sex the most

It won't be a surprise if this news sweeps the bed sheet off you, literally. According to a researcher from the University of Michigan, more people are afraid of dying from unprotected sex than a 480-km road trip via car.
2015-11-18

Overweight men face job bias too

Overweight men are just as likely as overweight women to experience subtle forms of discrimination when applying for a job or shopping at retail stores, says a new research.
2015-11-18

2-3 cups of coffee a day reduces death risk: Study

Drinking two to three cups of coffee daily may reduce your risk of death from heart disease, diabetes and suicide, researchers, including those of Indian-origin have claimed.
2015-11-18

Scientists refrigerate liquid using infrared laser for first time

In a breakthrough, scientists have for the first time used a laser to refrigerate water and other liquids under real-world conditions.
2015-11-17

Scientists discover why some people cannot 'hold their drink'

A genetic mutation has been linked with impulsivity especially when drunk in a study of a gene responsible for a receptor protein in the brain needed by the neurotransmitter serotonin 2b, they said.
2015-11-17

Now, Isro to launch 6 to 12 satellites a year

Kiran Kumar told a jam-packed auditorium comprising mainly school students at the MIT that this figure will further go up to 18 satellite launches annually.
2015-11-17

Local TB kit, if approved, may reduce diagnosis cost

An indigenous diagnostic kit for tuberculosis is undergoing the final stages of validation and is expected to bring down the cost of diagnosing TB significantly.
2015-11-17

The optical illusion that tricks your brain into seeing colour

The illusion was featured on the BBC Four series Colour: The Spectrum of Science. Watch the clip from the show below to experience the trick.
2015-11-17

Healthy breakfast boosts school performance: Study

Eating unhealthy items like sweets and crisps for breakfast, which was reported by 1 in 5 children, had no positive impact on educational attainment.
2015-11-17

World's first `porous' liquid to filter carbon emissions developed

Scientists have created the first ever porous liquid. It could filter carbon emissions out of the air.
2015-11-17

Discovered: A new Venus-like planet

Astronomers have discovered a new Venuslike rocky exoplanet 39 light years away , which may be cool enough to potentially host an atmosphere. If it does, it is close enough that we could study that atmosphere in detail with the Hubble Space Telescope and future observatories like the Giant Magellan Telescope. The planet is named as GJ 1132b and it looks like a red dwarf star only one-fifth the size of our Sun.
2015-11-17

Time to clean up space junk mess, Nasa says

With a mysterious space object making a splash into the Earth's atmosphere on November 13, Nasa administrator Charles Bolden has shown concern about the growing junk in the space that may threaten the planet in near future.
2015-11-16

Lasers to make materials hotter than Sun's core

Lasers could heat materials to temperatures hotter than the centre of the Sun in only 20 quadrillionths of a second, according to new research that could revolutionize energy production.
2015-11-15

Feeding birds could spread diseases in humans: Study

Feeding birds in parks may not only negatively affect their health and behavior but also help spread diseases in humans, a new study suggests.
2015-11-15

Dizzy? It could be cybersickness

A peculiar side effect of the 21st century is something called digital motion sickness or cybersickness.
2015-11-15

Smoking dads can pass cancer genes to kids

Here's another reason for you to kick the butt. Research conducted at AIIMS has showed that men who smoke or consume tobacco in other forms are more likely to father children suffering from cancer
2015-11-15

Nasa probe spots hints of gamma-ray cycle in 'active' galaxy

Astronomers using data from Nasa's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope have detected hints of periodic changes in the brightness of a so-called "active" galaxy, whose emissions are powered by a supersized black hole.
2015-11-15

8,690kmph winds discovered on exoplanet

An exoplanet located about 63 light years away has winds reaching a staggering 8,690kmph, around 20 times faster than ever recorded on Earth, according to the first ever weather map of a planet outside our solar system.
2015-11-15

Blood-brain barrier breached for first time to treat cancer

For the first time, scientists have successfully breached the human blood-brain barrier non-invasively to effectively deliver cancer-fighting drugs into the brain of a patient.
2015-11-15

Waste fly ash can make concrete stronger: Study

The use of cement might add strength to a concrete mix and eventually to a structure. But adding a small quantity of wastes disposed in thermal power plants or a steel factory to the concrete mixture can help the structure last a lifetime, a study conducted in Indian Institute of Madras has found.
2015-11-15

Ross perfected urban sanitation here to fight malaria abroad

When a rash of dengue cases over whelmed city hospitals earlier this year, BBMP of ficials maintained a studious silence at a critical stock-taking meeting.
2015-11-15

Artificial patients, real learning

The patient's blood pressure had reportedly crashed in the ambulance; a gunshot wound had damaged the heart. In the operating room, a medical resident, Dr Dan Hashimoto, slid a knife into the patient's chest and sliced horizontally, thrust his hand into the gash, grasped the beating heart and squeezed, to the tempo of 100 beats a minute.
2015-11-14

Nasa to study how plants and oceans absorb carbon

Nasa is interested in studying how oceans and plant ecosystem take up carbon, and if the warming climate will prevent them from doing so in the future.
2015-11-14

Scientist whom the nation forgot

Seventy-five years after Robert Koch discovered the cholera bacteria in 1884, a Bengali scientist had unearthed the fact that it was a toxin produced by the bacteria that triggered loss of fluid from the body and caused thickening of blood, eventually leading to death.
2015-11-13

Scientist whom the nation forgot

Seventy-five years after Robert Koch discovered the cholera bacteria in 1884, a Bengali scientist had unearthed the fact that it was a toxin produced by the bacteria that triggered loss of fluid from the body and caused thickening of blood, eventually leading to death.
2015-11-13 20:56:41

1 in 4 Indian diabetics not obese: Research

It is not just the obese who develop diabetes. New research suggests that a number of Indian patients suffering from the disease are non-obese, having a body mass index (BMI) of less than 25 kg/m2.
2015-11-13

Chennai doctors perform combined heart and liver transplant

The doctors transplanted the organs together, with both of them connected to each other.
2015-11-13

Lack of sleep causes diabetes: Experts

Staying up late and not getting six hours of sleep puts one at high risk of becoming a Type-II diabetic, a disease once believed to be caused primarily by being overweight, prominent diabetes experts say.
2015-11-13

Loneliness makes your brain work differently, study shows

Social isolation can cause our brains to become more alert to threats
2015-11-13

Fat stigma making us miserable, say experts

Being overweight doesn't necessarily make a person distraught, researchers are learning. Rather, it's the teasing, judgment and unsolicited advice directed at overweight people that can cause the greatest psychological harm.
2015-11-13

New blood cancer drug clears first clinical trial

A new blood cancer drug that targets a protein essential for growth of tumour cells has been found to be effective in patients resistant to current chemotherapies, a worldfirst clinical trial has shown.
2015-11-13

PIO expert finds material to help drink from sea

Researchers, led by an Indian-origin scientist, have found an energyefficient material for removing salt from seawater to yield drinkable water.
2015-11-13

Nasa finds giant ice cloud on Saturn's moon Titan

American space agency Nasa's Cassini spacecraft has detected a monstrous new cloud of frozen compounds in the low- to mid-stratosphere of Titan, the largest moon of Saturn.
2015-11-12

Nasa finds giant ice cloud on Titan

Nasa's Cassini spacecraft has detected a monstrous new cloud of frozen compounds in the low- to mid-stratosphere of Titan, the largest moon of Saturn.
2015-11-12

'Continuous pumping during CPR not a good idea'

Continuous chest compressions during cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) by emergency medical responders do not offer survival advantages when compared to interrupting manual chest pumping to perform rescue breathing, says a study.
2015-11-12

'More young women living with parents'

The percentage of young women living at home with parents or relatives has risen to its highest level since 1940 as more millennial women put off marriage, attend college and face high living expenses.
2015-11-12

'Emotional bonding may lower male testosterone'

Not just wife, stay away from siblings & friends.
2015-11-12

'Chimpanzees care of their disabled infants'

A chimpanzee mother cared for her disabled infant in the wild in Tanzania, Japanese researchers reported in a study published this week, research they hope will help in understanding the evolution of social care in humans.
2015-11-12

200-mn-year old dinosaur remains found in South Africa

Remains of a 200-million-year-old dinosaur - believed to be the largest plant eating creature ever found - were revealed at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg on Tuesday.
2015-11-11

Now, 3D print your own walking robot

Researchers have developed a tool that can let even a novice build a customised 3D-printed walking robot.
2015-11-11

India-Eurasia crash 47 million years ago gave birth to Himalayas

Himalayas were born about 47 million years ago when India and Eurasia initially smashed into each other, scientists, who discovered the first oceanic microplate in the Indian Ocean, has found.
2015-11-11

Ayurveda prescribes beef for several disorders: Scientist

Bhargava says Modi government the least knowledgeable about science.
2015-11-10

Frequent self-weighing may cause depression in adolescents

Self-weighing can be a useful tool to help adults control their weight, but for adolescents and young adults this behaviour may have negative psychological outcomes.
2015-11-10

Mystery heat spots found in Egypt's pyramids

Operation Scan Pyramids began on October 25 to search for hidden chambers inside four pyramids, including Khufu's, the tallest pyramid.
2015-11-10

Food and Drug Administration calls for cap on sugar intake

For the first time, the Food and Drug Administration has recommended a cap on sugar consumption for Americans.
2015-11-10

Medical ethics prohibit doctor-patient sexual liason

Medical ethics clearly prohibit any sexual contact between a doctor and a patient.
2015-11-10

Fujifilm to conduct trial of new anti-cancer drug FF-10101

FUJIFILM Corporation announced to conduct a clinical trial of its anti-cancer drug FF-10101 in patients with relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in the United States next year.
2015-11-10

Ice spewing volcanoes, moons spinning like tops: The weird Pluto world revealed

A slew of discoveries about Pluto, based on images and data sent by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has set the scientific world abuzz.
2015-11-10

Energy drinks are bad for your heart, says international study

Energy drink consumption can lead to high blood pressure, increase in heart rate and serious cardiovascular risks, a latest international study by the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) showed.
2015-11-09

Energy drinks may increase blood pressure: Study

Consumption of an energy drink elicited a 6.2 per cent increase in systolic blood pressure; diastolic blood pressure increased by 6.8 per cent; average blood pressure increased after consumption of the energy drink by 6.4 per cent.
2015-11-09

GSAT-15 set for launch on November 11 by European rocket

India's latest communication satellite GSAT-15 is scheduled for launch on board Arianespace rocket from the space port of Kourou in French Guiana, on the morning of November 11.
2015-11-09

Dying doctor accidentally describes exactly what it feels like to die from a snakebite

In what has been described as a death diary snake expert described in precise detail the symptoms of the bite from the deadly snake
2015-11-09

Public transport users more healthy than car users: Study

Riding the bus or train to work is associated with a lower risk of high blood pressure, diabetes, and being overweight, according to a Japanese study presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2015.
2015-11-09

Vegetable oils contain 'toxic' chemicals, scientists say

When heated, corn, sunflower, palm and soya bean oils - often called "vegetable" oils - release chemicals called aldehydes which have been linked to various cancers and neurogenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's.
2015-11-09

Mining in space cheaper than setting up a gas plant

Getting a mine up and running on the moon or an asteroid would cost less than building the biggest gas terminals on Earth, according o research presented to a forum of company executives and Nasa scientists.
2015-11-09

AI will not kill jobs, but alter workplace

2015-11-09

Just a handful of walnuts can boost male fertility

2015-11-09

Now, an app for booking babysitters

2015-11-09

Indian astronomers detect dying, giant radio galaxy

A team of astronomers working at the National Centre for Radio Astrophysics here has discovered an extremely rare galaxy of gigantic size.
2015-11-08

What makes leader? Animals show the way

The experts from a wide range of disciplines examined patterns of leadership in a set of small-scale mammalian societies, including humans and other social mammals such as elephants and meerkats.
2015-11-08

The most acceptable reasons to take a sick day revealed

Study of employers and employees shows vomiting and diarrhoea get far more sympathy than depression
2015-11-08

Himalayan glaciers to ice in Antarctica!

A startling new report by Nasa scientists suggests that the Antarctic ice sheet may actually be expanding, growing every year, despite a warming globe! This is in direct conflict to the prevailing notions, which suggested that the ice was melting fastdue to global warming and climate change
2015-11-08

Scientists in China decode panda language

Scientists in China say they have deciphered the meaning of 13 different giant panda vocalisations.
2015-11-08

Brisk walking better way to lose weight than gymming

Regular, brisk walking may be a more effective method for weight loss than going to the gym, according to research.
2015-11-08

17 biggest relationship deal-breakers for men and women

The relationship deal-breakers that cause men and women to rule themselves out of romance have been revealed. Top characteristics that kill the chemistry for both sexes are disheveled, lazy or needy, above all other considerations.
2015-11-08

Scientists nudge New Horizons towards mysterious object

NASA scientists have successfully nudged the New Horizons spacecraft, currently some 5.1 billion kilometers away, towards a scheduled flypast of an object in the Kuiper Belt in January 2019.
2015-11-07

Two NASA astronauts wrap up second spacewalk

NASA astronauts Scott Kelly and Kjell Lindgren on the International Space Station (ISS) ended their seven hour and 48 minute spacewalk on Friday, successfully completing some key tasks in the outer space.
2015-11-07

Untested gene editing tech saves baby with cancer

Ababy girl who was close to dying from cancer has been rescued by a cell therapy envisioned as a one size fits all treatment that had never been tested in people, doctors reported on Thursday.
2015-11-06

Most women are gay or bisexual

Most women are never straight they are either gay or bisexual, a study suggests. Although lesbians are much more attracted to females, most women who say they are straight were aroused by videos of both naked men and naked women.
2015-11-06

Astronomers discover giant radio galaxy

A giant radio galaxy dying nine billion light years away has been discovered by a team of astronomers of the National Centre for Radio Astrophysics (NCRA) here.
2015-11-06

HIV breakthrough: FDA approves new drug with fewer side effects

A new treatment for HIV infection has been approved by US federal regulators which does not have the side effects associated with other drugs used to fight the virus that causes AIDS.
2015-11-06

Nutritional Vitamin D improves vascular function: Study

Nutritional Vitamin D supplementation improves the vascular function and reduces inflammation in early stage of chronic kidney disease, a study has revealed.
2015-11-06

Plants use chemical weapons to poison neighbors, research says

Plants release chemical poisons to destroy neighbouring plants in their bid for more space and sunlight, new research by a team of German and French scientists has shown. The poisons released are deadly they change the very genetic structure of the victim plant preventing its growth and ultimately leading to its death.
2015-11-06

Overuse of antibiotics evolves pneumonia causing bacteria: Study

A pan India study on distribution of pneumococcal serotypes revealed that overuse of antibiotics evolves the pneumococci bacteria and makes them anti-biotic resistant, thereby marking the need to go for appropriate use of vaccine and medicine against pneumonia.
2015-11-06

Women are never straight they are either gay or bisexual, study suggests

Most women who say they are straight were aroused by videos of both naked men and naked women.
2015-11-06

What is Cotard's syndrome? The rare mental illness which makes people think they are dead

It is not classified under the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V) but is recognised as a disease of human health in the International Classification of Diseases. According to Mind: It is linked with psychosis, clinical depression and schizophrenia.
2015-11-06

Monkeys in Asia harbouring virus from humans

Researchers have found that monkeys which commonly dwell with people in Asia can harbour variants of a type of virus which can cause infectious gastroenteritis or diarrhoea in humans.
2015-11-06

Strong solar winds may have stripped life on Mars: Nasa

In a first, Nasa's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission has revealed the process that may have played a key role in turning the Martian climate from an early, warm and wet environment supporting life to a cold, arid planet.
2015-11-06

In a break from 256-yr-old tradition, Guinness to go vegan

2015-11-06

In a first, tapeworm spreads tumors to man

2015-11-06

Sun stripping away Martian atmosphere, left dry planet: Nasa

NASA's Mars-orbiting Maven spacecraft has discovered that the sun likely robbed the red planet of its once-thick atmosphere and water.
2015-11-06

Watch your mouth: Allosaurus had monstrously gaping jaws

You might call the Jurassic Period meat-eating dinosaur Allosaurus the ultimate big mouth.
2015-11-05

OCHRI debated on the use of SGLT inhibitors (drugs for type II diabetes)

As a part of continuing medical education Orange City Hospital and Research Institute's Siddhi, a platform for scientific deliberations for doctors, organized a programme on SGLT2-inhibitors
2015-11-05

Nasa seeks astronauts for deeper space missions

The next class of astronauts may fly on any of four different US vessels during their careers: the International Space Station (ISS), two commercial crew spacecraft currently in development by the US companies, and Nasa's Orion deep-space exploration vehicle.
2015-11-05

Caffeine could help the `lazy' exercise

Certain psychoactive drugs like caffeine, described as `dope for lazy people', could encourage sedentary people to exercise, endurance experts suggest.
2015-11-05

In US, even babies use tablets, smartphones daily for 20 minutes

Children as young as one in the US are using tablets for more than 20 minutes a day , while near y all children under age 4 have used a mobile device such as a tablet or smartphone, a new study has found.
2015-11-05

2,000-yr-old Greek fort unearthed in Jerusalem

In a sensational discovery, Israeli archaeologists believe they have found the remains of the ancient Greek fort of Acra from beneath a parking lot here, solving one of the greatest archaeological mysteries.
2015-11-05

Tingling sensation that goes on for too long needs to be corrected surgically

We have all experienced that tingling sensation that results from a part of the body being under pressure or an awkward position for long. In some people, this sensation of numbness and tingles can become so pronounced that it needs a surgery to be dealt with.
2015-11-04

Microorganisms from mom gives child a robust immune system, says research

The microbiome or microorganisms passed on from the mother to her child during natural delivery helps develop a stronger immune system in the newborn when compared to the external microbiome that invades the newborn in case of Caesarean delivery, said renowned science writer Jonathan Turney.
2015-11-04

Naturally delivered babies born with stronger immune systems, research says

The microbiome or microorganisms passed on from the mother to her child during natural delivery helps develop a stronger immune system in the newborn when compared to the external microbiome that invades the newborn in case of Caesarean delivery, said renowned science writer Jonathan Turney.
2015-11-04

Past earthquakes play role in future landslides

The likelihood of an area experiencing a potentially devastating landslide could be influenced by its previous exposure to earthquakes many decades earlier, a new study has found.
2015-11-04

Massive galaxy cluster spotted 8.5 bn light-years away

Astronomers have discovered a giant cluster of galaxies in a very remote part of the universe that is touted as the most massive structure yet found at such great distance.
2015-11-04 08:24:11

Giant galaxy cluster found hiding in remote part of Universe

Astronomers have found one of the biggest galaxy clusters located 8.5 billion light-years away in a very remote part of the universe. They used two NASA telescopes - Spitzer and Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)  to home in one this Massive Overdense Object (MOO).
2015-11-04

Economists warn of less sex on a warmer planet

Climate change has been blamed for many things over the years. Never, until now, has anyone thought it was possible to see it as a kind of contraceptive.
2015-11-04

Rich-poor digital divide taking a toll on students

Teenagers in lower-income households have fewer desktops, laptops and tablets at home than their higher-income peers, according to a new study.
2015-11-04

NZ to test first pvt rocket launch pad

The next revolution in space, what was long the special preserve of tax-funded giants like Nasa, will be launching next year from a paddock in New Zealand's remote South Island.
2015-11-04

Acid fog dissolved rocks on Mars: Study

Mars has acid fog which eats away rocks and is caused by volcanic eruptions on the red planet, a new study suggests.
2015-11-04

Sweetened drinks up risk of heart failure in men

Drinking just two glasses of sweetened drinks every day is linked to a higher risk of heart failure in men, a new study has found.
2015-11-04

Johnson & Johnson, ViiV Healthcare: Two injections every month or two could control HIV

Preliminary testing of two long-acting injectable drugs indicates it might be possible to keep HIV at bay indefinitely with injections every month or two.
2015-11-03

New drug offers potential to keep HIV at bay indefinitely

Preliminary testing of two long-acting injectable drugs indicates it might be possible to keep HIV at bay indefinitely with injections every month or two. The long-term effects of the drug are being studied.
2015-11-03

Nasa cuts live feed as UFOs fly past earth: Report

Mysterious footage reportedly depicting three UFOs racing by our Earth has been a big hit on YouTube.
2015-11-03

Nasa celebrates 15 years of human presence on ISS

The International Space Station (ISS) with humans on board turned 15 on November 2 and Nasa is celebrating the event with a delightful musical video.
2015-11-03

Honey bees larvae absorb social culture of hive

Honey bees are tuned in to the social culture of the hive as larvae, becoming more or less aggressive depending on who raises them, researchers have found.
2015-11-03

22 ancient shipwrecks found around Greek archipelago

Marine archaeologists have made a "one in a lifetime discovery" after finding 22 ancient shipwrecks near the same Greek archipelago.
2015-11-03

Now, heartbeats to power pacemakers

Scientists are developing next-generation battery-free implantable pacemakers that may be powered by an unlikely source -the heart itself.
2015-11-03

Vitamin D pill may improve exercise performance

Taking vitamin D supplements can improve exercise performance and lower the risk of heart disease, said a new study.
2015-11-02

Nasa puzzled by huge, 8,000-year-old mystery structures in Kazakhstan that resemble ancient crop circles

Nasa has released pictures of huge patterns drawn on the ground in Kazakhstan, in an attempt to solve the mystery behind how they got there.
2015-11-02

Source: Times of India News

Latest Abbreviations Used

The International Space Station (ISS)
Massive Overdense Object (MOO)
Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN)
Sodium-glucose transport proteins(SGLT)
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V)
National Centre for Radio Astrophysics (NCRA)
Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)
Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
Body Mass Index (BMI)
Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO)
Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network (LCOGT)

Source: The Times of India News

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Skull-shaped asteroid to zip past Earth today

A large space rock that will zip past the Earth this Halloween is most likely a dead comet that bears resemblance to a skull. Discovered three weeks ago, the asteroid, 2015 TB145, will fly by at just 1.3 lunar distances, or about 490,000km, at 1pm on Saturday.
2015-10-31 09:41:22

Single gene variation linked to obesity

The study suggests that a less common version of the BDNF gene may predispose people to obesity by producing lower levels of BDNF protein.Named Pliobates cataloniae, the new species has important implications for reconstructing the last common ancestor of the two groups (the living hominoids).Named Pliobates cataloniae, the new species has important implications for reconstructing the last common ancestor of the two groups (the living hominoids).
2015-10-30 06:22:18

Soon, you could control PCs with a smile, blink or frown

Scientists are developing new technologies that will allow computers to recognise non-verbal commands like gestures, body language and facial expressions.In a major breakthrough, European Space Agency's (ESA) Rosetta spacecraft has made the first in-situ detection of oxygen (O2) molecules outgassing from a comet, a surprising observation that suggests they were incorporated into the comet during its formation, according to an announcement by the space agency on Thursday .
2015-10-30 01:10:04

6,000-yr-old `eco-home' discovered

British archaeologists have discovered a 6,000year-old `eco-home' close to the iconic prehistoric Stonehenge monument.The centre of the Milky Way galaxy, a region previously thought to consist of vast numbers of old stars, actually has young stars, the study showed.A team of astronomers has discovered a previously unknown component of our home galaxy, the Milky Way â?? a thin disc of young stars in the central region of the galaxy buried behind thick clouds of dust.
2015-10-29 10:02:08

Study highlights key hindrances to organic farming

Despite the government's constant efforts to promote organic farming, only 16.3 per cent farmers of Rajasthan use organic inputs, while fear of less production and unavailability of organic inputs form the major hindrances to the chemical-ridden farming.
2015-10-29 09:10:07

New component of Milky Way discovered

The astronomers have found 655 candidate variable stars of a type called Cepheids. These stars expand and contract periodically, taking anything from a few days to months to complete a cycle and changing significantly in brightness as they do so
2015-10-29 07:34:16

New component of Milky Way discovered

Astronomers have discovered a previously unknown component of the Milky Way: a disc of young stars buried behind thick dust clouds in the central bulge.A plastic derived from corn starch combined with a volcanic ash compound could help heal the bones of hundreds of thousands of patients with orthopaedic injuries who need bone replacement, scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have found.A plastic derived from corn starch combined with a volcanic ash compound could help heal the bones of hundreds of thousands of patients with orthopaedic injuries who need bone replacement, scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have found.Car companies will have to decide who their self-driving vehicles are going to kill in the even of a crash, philosophers have warned.From digestion to heart healthComputers will be advanced enough in around 50 years that they can create "synthetic digital life" based upon people's past movements, preferences and history on social media, Simon McKeown, a reader in Animation and Post Production at Teesside University in Middlesborough, has said.
2015-10-28 14:21:37

Common heartburn drugs may damage your kidney

Increased use of certain medications commonly used to treat heartburn and acid reflux may have damaging effects on the kidneys. The researchers looked at the effects of the drugs called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) on chronic kidney disease (CKD).
2015-10-28 14:21:37

World's first sonic tractor beam lifts objects with sound

Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have built the world's first sonic tractor beam that can lift and move objects using sound waves.
2015-10-28 02:46:17

Lions vanishing in West Africa, finds new study

Lions, that symbol of Africaâ??s wild beauty, power and freedom, no longer roam in Mali. Or in Ivory Coast or Ghana or war-shattered eastern Congo.
 2015-10-28 02:24:01

MERS, Ebola, bird flu: Science's big missed opportunities

Anyone who goes down with flu in Europe this winter could be asked to enroll in a randomized clinical trial in which they will either be given a drug, which may or may not work, or standard advice to take bed rest and paracetamol.Researchers have found a candidate target for a transmission-blocking vaccine that interferes with virus in section of the mosquito after it feeds on the blood of infected hosts.The material is so dark that it can absorb almost all light that hits it.Scientists hope that Cassini craft can come to understand the makeup of the mysterious watery world, which some scientists think could have life beneath its surface.Doctors warn that if one sees a patch of hair, discoloured skin or a swelling on the lower back of a newborn, it should not be ignored.Researchers have identified a protein that is essential for the spread of dengue infection in mosquitoes. Blocking this protein could be the strategy for developing dengue vaccines.
2015-10-26 11:18:24

Processed meat can cause cancer, red meat probably can: WHO

Eating processed meat can cause bowel cancer in humans while red meat is a likely cause of the disease, World Health Organization (WHO) experts said on Monday in findings that could sharpen debate over the merits of a meat-based diet.
2015-10-26 11:18:24

Processed meat can cause cancer, red meat probably can: WHO

Eating processed meat can cause bowel cancer in humans while red meat is a likely cause of the disease, World Health Organization (WHO) experts said on Monday in findings that could sharpen debate over the merits of a meat-based diet.
2015-10-26 11:18:24

PGI protocol to give stroke patients a shot at recovery

From November 1, if a patient admitted in PGI suffers a stroke, a dedicated team will be ready to save his or her life.An initial analysis during a study found thousands of chemicals in the clothes and around a hundred chemicals were preliminary identified.Researchers have used a new inexpensive 3D printing method to develop models of heart and arteries out of biological materials.
2015-10-26 00:41:52

Comet Lovejoy releasing 500 bottles of alcohol per second

Comet Lovejoy is living up to its name by releasing large amounts of alcohol -as much as 500 bottles of wine every second -into space, scientists have found.
We have receptors in our brains that respond to natural pain killing opiates such as endorphins, but the researchers at the University of Manchester have now shown that these receptors increase in number to help cope with long-term, severe pain.It is thought cells from a miscarried sibling were absorbed by the man while he was in the womb.It is thought cells from a miscarried sibling were absorbed by the man while he was in the womb.Study reveals why it is so hard to stop eating cheese it triggers the same part of brain as crack cocaine.Study reveals why it is so hard to stop eating cheese it triggers the same part of brain as crack cocaine.A study of DNA from Bronze Age people in Europe and Asia showed the bacterium, Yersinia pestis, afflicted humans as long ago as about 2800 BC, more than 3,000 years earlier than the oldest previous evidence of plague.To the envy of workers who graft from 9 to 5, Sweden has adopted a 6-hour working day, to increase productivity and happiness. But a new study has revealed that UK workers could settle for a slightly longer 7-hour working day as the ideal.To the envy of workers who graft from 9 to 5, Sweden has adopted a 6-hour working day, to increase productivity and happiness. But a new study has revealed that UK workers could settle for a slightly longer 7-hour working day as the ideal.The large size and shape of nasal passages in dinosaurs would have allowed incoming air to cool the blood making its way to the brain, maintaining the brain at an optimum temperature, a new study has found.
2015-10-24 05:45:07

'Great Pumpkin' to fly past Earth on Halloween

Asteroid dubbed 'Great Pumkpin' will make its closest approach to the Earth - roughly 490,000 kilometres away, about 1.3 times the distance to the moon - on October 31 at 1.05pm EDT and will be visible through small telescopes.
2015-10-24 05:33:54

'Great Pumpkin' to fly past Earth on Halloween

Asteroid dubbed 'Great Pumkpin' will make its closest approach to the Earth - roughly 490,000 kilometres away, about 1.3 times the distance to the moon - on October 31 at 1.05pm EDT and will be visible through small telescopes.
2015-10-24 05:33:54

In unexpected discovery, comet contains alcohol, sugar

Ethyl alcohol and a simple sugar known as glycolaldehyde were detected in Comet Lovejoy, said the study in the journal Science Advances.
2015-10-24 04:16:46

Briton who can 'smell' Parkinson's sparks study

The widow of a man who suffered with Parkinson's has triggered new research this week into the condition after she discovered she could â??smellâ?? the disease.A type of bacteria found at the bottom of the ocean could be used to neutralize large amounts of industrial carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere, researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have found.
2015-10-23 18:03:38

Competitor offers $1 pill after Turing Pharma raised price of drug to $750

As a workaround to a recent eye-popping increase in the price of the medicine Daraprim to $750 a pill by Turing Pharmaceuticals, a San Diego-based pharma company has said it would start selling the pills at $1 each.
2015-10-23 14:57:45

Drug compounder offers cheap version of costly Turing drug

Stepping into the furor over eye-popping price spikes for old generic medicines, a maker of compounded drugs will begin selling $1 doses of Daraprim, whose price recently was jacked up to $750 per pill by Turing Pharmaceuticals.
2015-10-23 14:57:45

New technique to detect magnetic fields inside stars

Researchers used asteroseismology - a discipline similar to seismology - to track waves travelling through stars in order to determine their inner properties.Children who regularly use antibiotics gain weight faster than those who have never taken the drugs, according to new research that suggests childhood antibiotics may have a asting effect on body weight well into adulthood.
2015-10-23 01:09:11

Major aspirin anti-cancer trial launches in UK

The world's largest ever clinical trial into whether taking a daily dose of aspirin can stop five common cancers from recurring was launched in Britain on Thursday.
2015-10-22 01:16:42

'Post-sex blues may not be a medical condition'

In a recent survey, almost half of young women said that at some point in their lives, they'd experienced feelings of melancholy after sex.
2015-10-22 01:16:42

Hot stars found locked in final death dance

Scientists have discovered two extremely hot and big stars locked in a death dance with a dramatic and violent end the only way out. They found the strange pair in the Tarantula Nebula, some 160,000 light years away.
2015-10-21 12:06:07

Sedentary lifestyle may up risk of kidney disease

The researchers found that each 80 minutes/day (assuming 16 awake hours/day) increase in sedentary duration was associated with a 20 per cent increased likelihood of chronic kidney disease.A high-fat diet may cause changes in brain that lead to anxiety and depression, a new study has warned.
2015-10-20 23:46:07

Life may have appeared 4.1 billion years ago

An ancient zircon crystal unearthed in western Australia may hold evidence that life appeared on the planet 4.1 billion years ago, or about 300 million years earlier than previously thought, according to a team of US researchers.
2015-10-20 23:46:07

Donâ??t ignore your bone health: Experts

Osteoporosis or brittle bone is a condition that can be managed and treated if diagnosed early and accurately. Unfortunately, it often remains undiagnosed until a fracture occurs, say experts.Osteoporosis or brittle bone is a condition that can be managed and treated if diagnosed early and accurately. Unfortunately, it often remains undiagnosed until a fracture occurs, say experts.Einstein, a celebrated German-born theoretical physicist who spent the final years of his life at Princeton University in the northeastern United States, presented his theory on November 25, 1915 before the Prussian Academy of Science.British researchers said they have identified a new gene linked to nerve function, that could hold the key to treating neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's disease.
2015-10-19 14:57:45

Most of worldâ??s population have no access to pain-relieving drugs: Report

Around three-fourths of the worldâ??s population have no access to any pain-relieving drugs according to a report.A potentially hazardous giant asteroid with an 'extremely eccentric' orbit is set to fly past the Earth on October 31 at over 125,529 kilometres per hour, according to Nasa.Counting the number of moles on a person's right arm could indicate vulnerability to skin cancer, with 11 or more moles being a "strong predictor" of melanoma, research published on Monday suggested.<br
2015-10-19 12:36:22

New eye lens may spell end of reading glasses

An Indian-origin researcher in the UK is developing an adjustable artificial lens, made from the same material found in smartphone and TV screens, which could improve vision in older people with presbyopia and cataracts.
2015-10-19 12:27:20

Premature birth may weaken brain connections

These brain circuit abnormalities likely contribute to problems that materialize as the children get older, Rogers said.

Source:The Times of India News 

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