Thursday, December 1, 2022

Scientists link rare genetic phenomenon to neuron function, schizophrenia
Washington | December 1, 2022 9:30:31 PM IST
Using state-of-the-art whole-genome sequencing and machine learning techniques, researchers conducted one of the first and the largest investigations of tandem repeats in schizophrenia, elucidating their contribution to the development of this devastating ... read..

Study: Male orb-weaving spiders fight less in female-dominated colonies
Washington | December 1, 2022 9:30:18 PM IST
Orb-weaving spiders cooperate for more peaceful colonies, a surprising revelation given that most spiders live solitarily. In the colonies that researchers observed, male spiders fought less with one another when there were more female spiders in a colony ... read..

Mammoth DNA found in sediments likely came from long-dead animals: Research
Washington | December 1, 2022 9:00:44 PM IST
Precisely when mammoths went extinct has fascinated paleontologists for generations, perhaps because their decline coincided with the arrival of people to North and South America. ... read..

Silent synapses are abundant in the adult brain: Study
Washington | December 1, 2022 7:01:19 PM IST
Neuroscientists discovered that the adult brain contains millions of 'silent synapses' immature connections between neurons that remain inactive until they're recruited to help form new memories. ... read..

Research finds ice-free Antarctic area growth leads to unbalanced biodiversity
Washington | December 1, 2022 5:01:32 PM IST
A study into the impact of global warming on the biodiversity of the Antarctic has identified how the predicted expansion of ice-free areas will impact native animals and plants, paving the way for the invasion of non-native species in Antarctica. ... read..

Study explores effect of carbon dioxide on bumble bee reproduction
Washington | December 1, 2022 4:01:12 PM IST
Even though a beekeeper puffing clouds of carbon dioxide into a hive to calm the insects is a familiar image to many, less is known about its other effects on bees. ... read..

Microfibers in Mediterranean Sea floating homes for bacteria
Paris | December 1, 2022 4:32:08 AM IST
According to a new study led by Maria Luiza Pedrotti of Sorbonne Universite and published November 30 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE, nearly 200 kinds of bacteria inhabit microfibers in the Mediterranean Sea, including one that causes food poisoning ... read..

How voice technology affects what we disclose about ourselves
Washington | December 1, 2022 2:30:09 AM IST
A new Journal of Marketing article by researchers from the University of Miami and New York University investigates how voice technology affects what consumers reveal about themselves. ... read..

Study finds how wasteosomes indicate dysfunction of glymphatic system
Barcelona | December 1, 2022 2:29:50 AM IST
The glymphatic system, a recently discovered system that is an important brain-cleaning mechanism, is shown to become dysfunctional by wasteosomes, structures that serve as containers for brain waste products, according to a new study headed by experts fr ... read..

Govt tells telcos not to install 5G base stations within 2.1 km from airports
New Delhi | Thursday, 2022 1:15:09 AM IST
The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has sent a letter to telecom providers Bharti Airtel, Reliance Jio and Vodafone not to install C-band 5G base stations within the 2.1 km range of Indian airports with immediate effect, as C-Band 5G can create pro ... read..

DNA sequence helps in understanding origins of jaws: Study
Washington | November 30, 2022 12:00:26 AM IST
Researchers at Uppsala University have discovered and characterised a DNA sequence found in jawed vertebrates, such as sharks and humans, but absent in jawless vertebrates, such as lampreys. This DNA is important for the shaping of the joint surfaces duri ... read..

Transcranial magnetic stimulation shows potential to treat psychiatric diseases: Research
Washington | November 30, 2022 12:00:03 AM IST
As a noninvasive neuromodulation method, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) shows great potential to treat a range of mental and psychiatric diseases, including major depression. ... read..

Voice technology can capture more digital information than language: Study
New York | November 30, 2022 11:59:56 PM IST
In an era where customers have taken to cyberspace to frequently interact with internet-enabled instruments, whether searching online, making online transactions, or watching videos, information about customers gets disclosed. This disclosure of informati ... read..

Cumulus clouds contribute to climate warming: Study
Washington | November 30, 2022 11:59:49 PM IST
Researchers have found that cumulus clouds near the Atlantic island of Barbados contributed to climate warming. The study was published in the journal, 'Nature'. ... read..

Study finds ultra-sensitive optical sensor helps to reduce hydrogen's risk
Washington | November 30, 2022 10:30:23 PM IST
Hydrogen is a key component in the search for sustainable and clean energy. But because the gas is explosive when combined with air, this transformation faces significant difficulties. It is essential to be able to identify hydrogen leaks as soon as possi ... read..

Study reveals what ancient underwater food webs can tell us about the future of climate change
Washington | November 30, 2022 7:31:09 PM IST
Have humans wreaked too much havoc on marine life to halt damage? New analysis challenges the idea that ocean ecosystems have barely changed over millions of years, pointing scientists down a new path in conservation efforts and policy. ... read..

Most Asian countries far behind biodiversity targets for protected areas: Research
Oxford | November 30, 2022 6:02:11 AM IST
Protected areas are one of the most effective instruments for preserving biodiversity. Still, according to new research published today, most Asian countries fell short of a worldwide minimum aim of protecting at least 17 per cent of land by 2020. The pro ... read..

Did you know Bats use death metal "growls" to make social calls?
Copenhagen | November 30, 2022 4:59:56 AM IST
According to a study published in the open-access journal PLOS Biology by Coen Elemans at the University of Southern Denmark and colleagues, bats use unique regions in the larynx to create high-frequency echolocation calls and lower-frequency social cries ... read..

Samsung sees a significant uptake of foldable smartphones, as enterprise demand doubles
Seoul | Wednesday, 2022 2:15:11 AM IST
Samsung on Tuesday announced that the number of Galaxy Z Fold and Galaxy Z Flip smartphones sold for business use has more than doubled year on year. ... read..

Study examines connection between shark nose shape, size, smell sensitivity
Washington | November 29, 2022 12:00:59 AM IST
Sharks are known as "super smellers," as they employ olfaction to detect smells associated with finding prey and mates, communicating with their own species, and avoiding predators. Unlike humans, their olfactory system is independent of their respiratory ... read..

Study finds how forests benefit from variety of tree species, genetic diversity
Washington | November 29, 2022 11:31:09 PM IST
According to a study, reforestation operations should contain a variety of tree species and ensure genetic diversity within each species to maximize the health and production of new forests. ... read..

Study finds proteins prevent scar formation in brain
Munich | November 29, 2022 10:00:08 PM IST
Researchers revealed how two proteins reduce scar formation in the brain, boosting tissue's ability to recover. ... read..

Personalities of Red Knots affect way they search for food: Research
Washington | November 29, 2022 7:31:18 PM IST
The areas in the Wadden Sea where Red Knots, plump migratory birds, spend the winter are under pressure. The Wadden Sea is changing due to human influences such as mining for gas, tourism and due to sea level rise. ... read..

Scientists reveal first close-up look at bats' immune response to live infection
Washington | November 29, 2022 7:31:10 PM IST
Scientists at Duke-NUS Medical School and colleagues in Singapore have sequenced the response to viral infection in colony-bred cave nectar bats (Eonycteris spelaea) at single-cell resolution. Published in the journal Immunity, the findings contribute to ... read..

Ancient superpredator got big by front-loading its growth in its youth: Study
Washington | November 29, 2022 7:02:06 PM IST
Whatcheeria, a six-foot-long salamander-like creature that lived 340 million years ago, was the T. rex of its time: the biggest, baddest predator in its habitat. A new study reveals how they grew to their "giant" size: instead of growing slow and steady t ... read..

Scientists hunt for the second-closest supermassive black hole
Washington | November 29, 2022 7:01:49 PM IST
Two astrophysicists at the Center for Astrophysics Harvard & Smithsonian have suggested a way to observe what could be the second-closest supermassive black hole to Earth: a behemoth 3 million times the mass of the Sun, hosted by the dwarf galaxy Leo ... read..

Scientists made some key determinations about the first galaxies to exist
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | November 29, 2022 6:30:14 PM IST
Researchers have been able to make some key determinations about the first galaxies to exist, in one of the first astrophysical studies of the period in the early Universe when the first stars and galaxies formed, known as the cosmic dawn. ... read..

Formation of rich Asian mammal diversity explored in new study
Washington | November 29, 2022 4:31:10 PM IST
Asia is home to a great many species as well as 14 of the globe's 36 biodiversity hotspots. Its present biodiversity is assumed to be linked to diverse Cenozoic events, including very active mountain building and climatic changes. ... read..

Big rains eventually bring big algae blooms: Study
Washington | November 29, 2022 3:30:20 PM IST
Algae blooms are a growing problem in the lake-rich regions of the world. Not only are the floating green scums a nuisance for anyone hoping to enjoy the water, but they can also turn toxic and threaten public health. ... read..

New research unearths obscure heat transfer behaviours
Los Angeles | November 29, 2022 5:32:01 AM IST
According to a new physics principle established by UCLA scientists and their peers, the heat never flows more quickly when pressure rises. This finding challenges the traditional knowledge that heat always moves more quickly through materials. ... read..

New analysis finds pandemic didn't dampen deforestation
Rome | November 29, 2022 5:31:56 AM IST
According to a new analysis by researchers at the Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT, deforestation worldwide proceeded more or less as anticipated from the trends established over the last 15 years, despite the significant upheavals in the fir ... read..

Artificial photosynthetic systems for solar energy capture developed
Thiruvananthapuram | Tuesday, 2022 5:15:10 AM IST
Researchers from Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) here and IIT Indore have studied and developed a new artificial light-harvesting system that can efficiently capture light for power conversion by mimicking photosynthesis, the pr ... read..

Scientists discover new fossil revealing origin of arthropod breathing system
Washington | November 29, 2022 2:00:25 AM IST
University of Manchester research fellow David Legg, in collaboration with a team of international scientists from China, Switzerland, and Sweden, has announced a new fossil that reveals the origin of gills in arthropods. ... read..

Apple updates iPhone 14 ad video after lyrics were confused for racial slur
San Francisco | Tuesday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST
Apple has updated the videos on social media, including YouTube, for the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus launch advertisement after the lyrics were mistaken for racial slurs. ... read..

Researchers discover overlooked Jurassic Park of lizards
Washington | November 29, 2022 12:01:18 AM IST
New research published in eLife by researchers from the Institut Catala de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont (ICP) and the University of Bristol (UB) moves back the moment of the radiation of squamates, a group of reptiles which includes lizards, snakes and ... read..

Study finds how electron crystals melt in phases
Washington | November 28, 2022 12:01:07 AM IST
A study has found how electron crystals melt in phases. The study was published in the journal, 'Nature Communications'. ... read..

Plant study hints evolution may be predictable
Washington | November 28, 2022 11:30:08 PM IST
Evolution has long been viewed as a rather random process, with the traits of species shaped by chance mutations and environmental events and therefore largely unpredictable. ... read..

Venom in snakes and salivary protein in mammals share a common origin: Study
Washington | November 28, 2022 11:00:19 PM IST
Snakes, some lizards and even a few mammals can have a venomous bite. Although these lineages split more than 300 million years ago, their venoms have evolved from the same ancestral salivary protein, reported scientists today in BMC Biology. ... read..

Study reveals why highly infectious cholera variant mysteriously died out
Washington | November 28, 2022 9:30:19 PM IST
A new study reveals why a highly infectious variant of the cholera bug, which caused large disease outbreaks in the early 1990s, did not cause the eighth cholera pandemic as feared but instead unexpectedly disappeared. ... read..

Study reveals key role of protein in helping drive bowel cancer
London | November 28, 2022 5:01:43 PM IST
The inner workings of a crucial protein involved in a variety of biological functions have been identified by researchers, potentially opening the way for more effective and less harmful cancer treatments. ... read..

Researchers make major discovery about mammalian brains
Washington | November 28, 2022 5:01:41 PM IST
In a new breakthrough to understanding more about the mammalian brain, University of Copenhagen researchers have made an incredible discovery. ... read..

Study finds how Immune cells in ALS patients can predict disease
Washington | November 28, 2022 5:01:28 PM IST
According to a study, when diagnosing ALS, immune cells in the cerebrospinal fluid can be used to predict how quickly the disease might advance. ... read..

Paired electrons demonstrate spin correlation: Study
Washington | November 28, 2022 5:01:20 PM IST
Physicists from the University of Basel have experimentally demonstrated for the first time that there is a negative correlation between the two spins of an entangled pair of electrons from a superconductor. ... read..

Researchers discover the cause behind skin inflammation
Bonn | November 28, 2022 3:30:01 PM IST
The skin serves as a crucial barrier against viruses and environmental stimuli because it is the biggest organ in the human body. Anyone who has ever experienced a sunburn is aware that when this barrier is breached, painful inflammation can develop. But ... read..

Red Planet Day 2022: Interesting facts about Mars
New Delhi | November 28, 2022 12:31:05 PM IST
Mars, also known as the Red Planet due to its soil's colour, is the fourth planet from the Sun and Earth's neighbour which holds the potential to possibly host the humankind some day. ... read..

Inequality linked to differences in kids' brain connections
Michigan | November 28, 2022 5:32:58 AM IST
A significant new study suggests that growing up in a low-income family may have long-term effects on children's brain development. ... read..

Study shows dietary fibre in the gut may help in treatment of skin allergies
Washington | November 27, 2022 9:30:35 PM IST
A Monash University study exploring the emerging gut-skin axis has found that microbial fermentation of dietary fibre in the gut can protect against allergic skin disease. The research could potentially lead to novel treatments to prevent or treat allergi ... read..

Neurotic personality trait might be caused by blood pressure: Study
Washington | November 27, 2022 9:30:34 PM IST
Diastolic blood pressure, which is the lower of the two numbers in a blood pressure reading, is highly likely to cause neurotic personality traits, according to a research recently published in the open-access journal, General Psychiatry. ... read..

Researchers speed identification of DNA regions that regulate gene expression
Washington | November 27, 2022 7:30:05 PM IST
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have developed an integrated, high-throughput system to better understand and possibly manipulate gene expression to treat disorders such as sickle cell disease and beta-thalassemia. The research appears to ... read..

Climate change tempered by protected areas for biodiversity
Beijing | November 27, 2022 3:31:24 AM IST
According to the most recent Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, climate change is now recognised as the greatest danger to biodiversity. As temperatures rise beyond what plants and animals can tolerate due to climate change, ... read..

Hubble captures unusual galaxy merger in ancient universe
Washington | Sunday, 2022 3:15:09 AM IST
The NASA Hubble Space Telescope has captured an unusual galaxy merger in the ancient universe. ... read..

Most dry rangelands under danger due to increased grazing demand
Lisbon | November 27, 2022 2:30:30 AM IST
Results from the first-ever global field assessment of the ecological effects of grazing in drylands are reported in a new study that was just published in Science. The worldwide research team discovered that grazing can have beneficial benefits on ecosys ... read..

525-million-year-old fossil contradicts textbook theory of brain evolution
Arizona | November 27, 2022 1:30:05 AM IST
A rethink of how brains originated in science textbooks may be required in light of the fossils of a tiny sea creature that perished more than half a billion years ago. ... read..

Half-a-billion year old fossilised brain of sea creature defies textbook explanation: Research
Washington | November 26, 2022 11:01:22 PM IST
According to a new study, fossils of a tiny sea creature with a delicately preserved nervous system solve a century-old debate over how the brain evolved in arthropods, the most species-rich group in the animal kingdom. Combining detailed anatomical studi ... read..

Study: Transgender youth, teens at higher risk of sleep disorders
Washington | November 26, 2022 11:01:13 PM IST
Teens and young adults who are transgender are four times more likely to have a sleep disorder compared to cisgender youth, according to a Michigan Medicine-led study. ... read..

Study reveals wide range in the amount of water people consume around the globe
Washington | November 26, 2022 10:01:36 PM IST
A new study of thousands of people reveals a wide range in the amount of water people consume around the globe and over their lifespans, definitively spilling the oft-repeated idea that eight, 8-ounce glasses meet the human body's daily needs. ... read..

ISRO to orbit Indo-French satellite, eight others on Saturday
Chennai | Saturday, 2022 2:45:10 AM IST
The Indian space agency is gearing up to orbit Earth Observation Satellite-6 (EOS-6) with a French payload, a third generation satellite in the Oceansat series, and eight other nano satellites on Saturday morning. ... read..

Neuroscientists shed light on why many children struggle to learn and to read
Washington | November 25, 2022 9:30:18 PM IST
Many children struggle to learn to read, and neuroscientists have shown that students from a lower socioeconomic status (SES) background are more likely to have difficulty than those from a higher SES background. ... read..

World's oldest meal helps unravel mystery of our earliest animal ancestors
Washington | November 25, 2022 9:02:50 PM IST
The contents of the last meal consumed by the earliest animals known to inhabit Earth more than 550 million years ago has unearthed new clues about the physiology of our earliest animal ancestors, according to scientists from The Australian National Unive ... read..

Tackling plastic pollution with a net of law and chemical coding: Research
Washington | November 25, 2022 9:02:47 PM IST
An innovative proposal to tackle the global plastic pollution crisis with a combination of DNA-like encoding of plastics and international law has been put forward by a transdisciplinary team of QUT researchers. ... read..

Astronomers observe intra-group light, an elusive glow between distant galaxies
Washington | November 25, 2022 9:02:45 PM IST
An international team of astronomers have turned a new technique onto a group of galaxies and the faint light between them known as 'intra-group light' to characterise the stars that dwell there. ... read..

Study: Different emotional situations can boost creativity in conventional thinkers
Washington | November 25, 2022 8:31:33 PM IST
According to a new study, even those who have a tendency to think conventionally like accountants or insurance adjusters, can be creative if they can view emotionally charged circumstances from a different perspective. ... read..

Researchers suggest how obesity during pregnancy impact offspring's liver, skeletal muscle metabolism
Washington | November 25, 2022 7:02:22 PM IST
Young nonhuman monkeys on normal diets whose moms were fat during pregnancy had metabolic disturbances in the liver and skeletal muscle, according to research. ... read..

Research: Innovative cancer chemoimmunotherapy provided by novel nanoparticles
Washington | November 25, 2022 5:00:38 PM IST
Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh have designed cancer-fighting nanoparticles that co-deliver a chemotherapy drug and a novel immunotherapy. ... read..

Sea trial shows 'SharkGuard' reduces bycatch of endangered sharks
Washington | November 24, 2022 12:00:41 AM IST
For sharks living in the open ocean, longline fishing is the number-one threat, with an estimated 20 million pelagic sharks caught annually by fishers looking for tuna and other desired species. Now, a new study reported in Current Biology on November 21 ... read..

Researchers use satellites for faster flood information
Washington | November 24, 2022 12:00:29 AM IST
Researchers at The University of Queensland have used satellites with radar imaging sensors to see through clouds and map flooding and say the technique could provide faster, more detailed information to keep communities safe. ... read..

New technology maps detailed movement of microscopic algae, crucial for ocean health
Washington | November 24, 2022 12:00:20 AM IST
The movement patterns of microscopic algae can be mapped in greater detail than ever before, giving new insights into ocean health, thanks to new technology developed at the University of Exeter. ... read..

Planet's most unique birds at higher risk of extinction
London | November 24, 2022 11:01:25 PM IST
According to a recent study, bird species with unusual or severe combinations of features are most at risk of going extinct. The results are presented in the journal Functional Ecology by the British Ecological Society. ... read..

Research helps to resolve evolutionary origins of the 'platypus of fungi'
Washington | November 24, 2022 9:31:13 PM IST
About 600 seemingly disparate fungi that never quite found a fit along the fungal family tree has been shown to have a common ancestor, according to a University of Alberta-led research team that used genome sequencing to give these peculiar creatures the ... read..

Treating acne with systemic antibiotics can have consequences on maturing skeleton
Washington | November 24, 2022 9:31:05 PM IST
Adolescence is a time of significant skeletal development. One of the most universal, and sometimes distressing, experiences during adolescence is the development of acne a skin condition that results from the plugging of hair follicles with oil and dead ... read..

Study discovers biomarkers of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children
Chicago | November 24, 2022 7:31:11 PM IST
Researchers have discovered biomarkers for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and a potential use for neuroimaging machine learning to aid in the diagnosis, treatment planning, and surveillance of the disorder. The biomarkers were discovered ... read..

Limiting global warming now can preserve valuable freshwater resource
Washington | November 23, 2022 3:29:50 PM IST
A research team has found that the Andean region of Chile could face noticeable snow loss and roughly 10% less mountain water runoff with a global warming of approximately 2.5 degrees Celsius compared to pre-industrial levels over the next three decades. ... read..

Team of scientists observe inner-most structure of quasar jet
Washington | November 23, 2022 12:01:52 PM IST
An international team of scientists has observed the narrowing of a quasar jet for the first time by using a network of radio telescopes across the world. The results suggest that the narrowing of the jet is independent of the activity level of the galaxy ... read..

Webb telescope reveals exoplanet atmosphere as never seen before
Washington | November 23, 2022 12:01:49 PM IST
New observations of WASP-39 b reveal a never-before-seen molecule in the atmosphere of a planet sulfur dioxide among other details. ... read..

Study reveals how drinking can affect baby's brain structure during pregnancy
Chicago | November 22, 2022 8:01:34 PM IST
According to a recent MRI study, drinking alcohol during pregnancy, even in low to moderate doses, can affect the baby's brain structure and impede brain development. ... read..

Study suggests protein plays a key role in immunotherapy
Lausanne | November 22, 2022 7:30:53 PM IST
By using the patient's own immune system against the tumour, immunotherapy is a cutting-edge method of treating cancer. Our ability to combat cancer has changed as a result of our growing understanding of how the body controls immune responses. ... read..

Conventional thinkers can get creative through 'emotional reappraisal': Study
Washington | November 22, 2022 6:30:02 PM IST
Conventional thinkers who lack the ability to naturally create or be open to new ideas, can get creative through 'emotional reappraisal', says a new study. ... read..

Is 'good cholestrol' really good for your heart? Study poses challenge
Maryland | November 22, 2022 6:29:55 PM IST
High-Density Lipoprotein (HDL), which is often referred to as the 'good cholestrol', was perhaps overrated by scientists, for its ability to predict cardiovascular disease risk among adults of various racial and ethnic backgrounds. ... read..

Scientists reveal that 'brain-like computing' at molecular level is possible
Washington | November 22, 2022 2:30:04 PM IST
A breakthrough discovery at University of Limerick in Ireland has revealed for the first time that unconventional brain-like computing at the tiniest scale of atoms and molecules is possible. ... read..

Study shows superbugs in the environment rarely transfer over to humans
Washington | November 22, 2022 2:30:01 PM IST
An international team of scientists investigating transmission of a deadly drug-resistant bacteria that rivals MRSA, has found that whilst the bugs are found in livestock, pets and the wider environment, they are rarely transmitted to humans through this ... read..

Research: Short gamma-ray bursts traced farther into distant universe
Washington | November 22, 2022 11:01:40 AM IST
Astronomers have developed the most extensive inventory to date of the galaxies where short gamma-ray bursts (SGRBs) originate. Using several highly sensitive instruments and sophisticated galaxy modeling, the researchers pinpointed the galactic homes of ... read..

Study reports higher number of child abuse cases in areas selling alcohol
California | November 22, 2022 1:29:01 AM IST
According to a Sacramento, California, research there were 10.5 per cent more children placed in foster care and 13.5 per cent more substantiated occurrences of child abuse and neglect in a census tract for every additional off-premises alcohol outlet the ... read..

Study finds letting your cat go outdoors puts them at high risk for catching diseases
Washington | November 22, 2022 12:01:23 AM IST
You might want to reconsider the next time you open your backdoor to allow your cat to go on its daily adventure. The outside holds a lot of unfavourable potential for cats. Like the dangers of contracting and spreading diseases, as well as the insatiable ... read..

Study explores how genes, small molecules influence disease risk
Washington | November 22, 2022 12:01:17 AM IST
Each individual has an individual chemical fingerprint. The composition of small molecules in the blood, such as fats or sugars, determines how our body reacts to external influences, which diseases we are susceptible to and how severe an illness will be. ... read..

New AI blood test technology to detect liver cancer
Washington | November 21, 2022 10:32:34 AM IST
A new artificial intelligence blood testing technology developed and used by researchers of Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center to successfully detect lung cancer in a 2021 study has now detected more than 80% of liver cancers in a new study of 724 people. ... read..

Plants adapt to climate change by using epigenetic memory: Research
Washington | November 20, 2022 12:00:37 AM IST
While it is well known that animals can quickly adapt to adverse environmental conditions, mounting evidence suggests that plants can as well. ... read..

Injured fruit flies use corrective movements to maintain stability: Research
Washington | November 20, 2022 12:00:27 AM IST
During a recent study researchers found that fruit flies can quickly compensate for catastrophic wing injuries while maintaining the same stability after losing up to 40 per cent of a wing. ... read..

The first usage of fire to cook food happened in Israel: Research
Kiryat Tiv'on | November 20, 2022 2:00:15 PM IST
Cooking with controlled usage of fire has been so strongly ingrained in our present-day culinary cultures that the idea of a time before fire could be tamed for cooking may not even cross our minds. ... read..

New research reveals exact shape of the halo of stars existing in our galaxy
Massachusetts | November 20, 2022 1:31:07 PM IST
The actual shape of the cloud-like diffusion of stars surrounding the disk of our milky-way galaxy has finally been discovered. It was believed to be spherical for decades. However, with the rise in modern observatory techniques, a new model is establishe ... read..

Online used car retailer Carvana lays off 8% of its workforce
San Francisco | Sunday, 2022 3:15:10 AM IST
Carvana, a US-based online used car retailer, has laid off about 1,500 employees, or 8 per cent of its workforce, as it attempts to cut costs amid weakening demand for used cars on the back of rising interest rates. ... read..

Research suggests dietary change starves cancer cells
Washington | November 20, 2022 1:30:07 AM IST
A new study from the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center has found that a dietary change could be a key to enhancing colon cancer treatment. ... read..

Interdisciplinary guidelines to optimize treatment of childhood arthritis at global level
Washington | November 19, 2022 7:30:09 PM IST
So far, there are no uniform guidelines for the treatment of arthritis of the jaw, a potentially debilitating consequence of juvenile arthritis. ... read..

Porcini mushrooms have evolved with a preference for local adaptation: Research
Washington | November 19, 2022 4:32:48 PM IST
The Dentinger Lab at the Natural History Museum of Utah has published a provocative new paper in the journal New Phytologist that describes their work with the much-beloved mushroom, Boletus edulis, better known by gastronomers worldwide as the porcini. ... read..

Study: Bariatric surgery reduces risk of heart disease
New Jersey | November 19, 2022 4:00:26 PM IST
According to a Rutgers study of obese adults with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and morbid obesity, those who underwent bariatric surgery had significantly fewer serious cardiovascular events in the years that followed (body mass index > ... read..

People with paralysis navigate a room via a mind-controlled wheelchair
Washington | November 19, 2022 1:32:33 PM IST
A mind-controlled wheelchair can help a paralyzed person gain new mobility by translating users' thoughts into mechanical commands. Researchers now demonstrate that tetraplegic users can operate mind-controlled wheelchairs in a natural, cluttered environm ... read..

Artificial neural networks learn better when they spend time not learning at all: Research
Washington | November 19, 2022 1:02:13 PM IST
Researchers discuss how mimicking sleep patterns of the human brain in artificial neural networks may help mitigate the threat of catastrophic forgetting in the latter, boosting their utility across a spectrum of research interests. ... read..

Welsh 'weird wonder' fossils add piece to puzzle of arthropod evolution
Washington | November 19, 2022 1:02:09 PM IST
International team of researchers describe new fossil species discovered in fossil deposit near Llandrindod Wells in mid-Wales. The fossil, Mierridduryn bonniae, shares many features with Cambrian 'weird wonder' Opabinia, but is 40 million years younger. ... read..

Tech summit looks 'Beyond Bengaluru' to achieve 10K startups goal by 2030
Bengaluru | Saturday, 2022 3:45:10 AM IST
Even as the Bengaluru Tech Summit celebrates its 25th anniversary, the Karnataka government is looking beyond the capital city and moving aggressively to position emerging tech clusters from across the state on the digital global map. ... read..

Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes faces sentencing in fraud trial
San Francisco | Saturday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
Elizabeth Holmes, the founder of US-based blood-testing company Theranos, on Friday faced sentencing after being found guilty of defrauding investors and endangering patients. ... read..

Koo offers to hire affected Twitter employees
New Delhi | Saturday, 2022 1:15:09 AM IST
As Twitter's new boss Elon Musk has laid off employees in a series of firings, homegrown microblogging platform Koo has offered to hire the affected Twitter employees. ... read..

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