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Researchers find domestication history of bananas that reveals mystery ancestors
Washington | October 7, 2022 1:00:47 PM IST
People on the island of New Guinea are said to have cultivated bananas 7,000 years ago. However, the history of banana domestication is convoluted, and their categorization is widely discussed, as the borders between species and subspecies are sometimes a ... read..


Dinosaur-killing asteroid triggered 'mega-earthquake': Study
Washington | October 7, 2022 12:31:24 PM IST
66 million years ago, a 10-kilometre asteroid hit Earth, triggering the extinction of the dinosaurs. New evidence suggests that the Chicxulub impact also triggered an earthquake so massive that it shook the planet for weeks to months after the collision. ... read..


How dormant bacteria calculate their return to life: The thinking undead
San Diego | October 7, 2022 12:01:03 PM IST
Some bacteria go into a dormant state where their life functions cease when exposed to hunger and stressful conditions. These cells, known as spores, can resist punishing extremes of heat, pressure, and even the harsh conditions of space by entering a pro ... read..


Google Pixel Watch packed with new features arrives for $349
New Delhi | Friday, 2022 5:15:11 AM IST
Google on Thursday launched a portfolio of Pixel products, that includes the very first Google Pixel Watch with Wear OS 3.5 and some brand new features. ... read..


Google Pixel 7 series now available for pre-orders in India
New Delhi | Friday, 2022 3:45:11 AM IST
Google on Thursday announced that the all-new Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro with new-gen Tensor G2 chip are now available for pre-orders in India. ... read..


Apple iPhone 14 Plus arrives in India, starts from Rs 89,900
New Delhi | Friday, 2022 1:15:11 AM IST
Apple on Thursday announced the availability of iPhone 14 Plus, featuring a 6.7-inch display, an upgraded dual-camera system, Crash Detection, Emergency SOS via satellite, A15 Bionic and improved battery life, in India and other countries from Friday. ... read..


Astronomers discover 'cataclysmic' star pair with shortest orbit yet
Washington | October 6, 2022 1:03:05 PM IST
Astronomers at MIT and elsewhere have discovered a stellar binary, or pair of stars, with an extremely short orbit, appearing to circle each other every 51 minutes. The system seems to be one of a rare class of binaries known as a "cataclysmic variable," ... read..


Cook remembers Jobs, how 'great idea really can change the world'
New Delhi | Thursday, 2022 2:15:10 AM IST
Apple CEO Tim Cook on Wednesday remembered his best buddy Steve Jobs who died of respiratory arrest on October 5, 2011, at the age of 56. ... read..


Researchers discover how tiny amount of oil damages seabirds' feathers
Cork | October 5, 2022 7:58:36 PM IST
Research conducted by the University College Cork (UCC) discovered that tiny quantities of crude oil on the water's surface, less than one per cent the thickness of a hair, can harm seabird feathers. ... read..


Researchers find particle radioactivity associated with pollution-associated heart attack, stroke death
Dallas | October 5, 2022 5:59:13 PM IST
Particle radioactivity, an air pollution feature that represents the colourless, odourless gas radon found in fine particulate matter (PM2.5) air pollution, increases PM2.5 toxicity and raises the chance of mortality from cardiovascular disease, particula ... read..


Musk again offers to buy Twitter for $54.20 a share: Report
San Francisco | Wednesday, 2022 4:45:11 AM IST
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has reportedly proposed again to buy Twitter at $54.20 a share, the same price he originally proposed in April this year before terminating the $44 billion takeover deal. ... read..


Study reveals role of genomic changes in specific brain cells in Alzheimer's disease
Washington | October 4, 2022 11:59:01 PM IST
A large study has looked at DNA methylation in Alzheimer's disease. DNA methylation is the process by which the activity of genes is regulated, acting a bit like a dimmer-switch to turn genes on or off. Increasingly, this process is thought to have a key ... read..


Scientists discover new epigenetic markers for prostate cancer
Washington | October 4, 2022 2:28:23 AM IST
Scientists at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research have discovered new epigenetic biomarkers to predict more aggressive forms of prostate cancer. ... read..


Kim Kardashian pays $1.26 mn fine for illegally promoting crypto on Instagram
Washington | Tuesday, 2022 1:15:11 AM IST
Reality TV star Kim Kardashian paid $1.26 million fine after she was charged with unlawfully promoting an illegal crypto investment scheme on Instagram, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said on Monday. ... read..


Exploration of Jupiter's moon Europa now possible
Washington | October 3, 2022 12:30:40 PM IST
Europa is more than just one of Jupiter's many moons; it's also one of the solar system's most promising locations for searching for extraterrestrial life. There is a liquid water ocean under 10 kilometres of ice that could support life. It is, however, o ... read..


Climate change is turning trees into gluttons: Study
Washington | October 3, 2022 12:59:22 AM IST
The findings of new research have shown just how much the forests have been bulking up on that excess carbon. ... read..


Scientists find link between fast-melting Arctic ice and ocean acidification
Washington | October 2, 2022 11:59:12 PM IST
An international team of researchers has found acidity levels increasing three to four times faster than ocean waters elsewhere and a strong correlation between the accelerated rate of melting ice in the region and the rate of ocean acidification. This th ... read..


Scientists develop system to produce biodegradable plastics
Washington | October 2, 2022 11:59:01 PM IST
A team of scientists has developed a system that uses carbon dioxide, CO2, to produce biodegradable plastics, or bioplastics, that could replace the nondegradable plastics used today. The research addresses two challenges: the accumulation of nondegradabl ... read..


Scientists discover how fish survive extreme pressures of life in oceans
Washington | October 2, 2022 10:59:19 PM IST
Scientists have discovered how a chemical in the cells of marine organisms enables them to survive the high pressures found in the deep oceans. ... read..


Researchers discover a galaxy sparkling with the universe's oldest star clusters
Washington | October 2, 2022 10:31:22 PM IST
Using the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), researchers have identified the most distant globular clusters ever discovered. These dense groups of millions of stars may be relics that contain the first and oldest stars in the universe. ... read..


Study: Urban forests have fewer bird species than rural
Washington | October 2, 2022 2:28:13 PM IST
According to a new study conducted by Lund University in Sweden, cities have a negative impact on bird diversity. Even if the forest areas are of equal quality, urban woodlands have far fewer bird species than rural forests. ... read..


Researchers find how ticks weaken skin's defense function
Washington | October 2, 2022 10:29:28 AM IST
Scientists have yet to fully comprehend why ticks are such hazardous disease vectors. A team of researchers has discovered that tick saliva suppresses the skin's protective function, increasing the risk of infections like tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) or ... read..


Twitter bans over 57K accounts for promoting child porn, nudity in India
New Delhi | Sunday, 2022 3:15:09 AM IST
Facing a massive controversy over the proliferation of child pornography on its platform in India, Twitter said on Saturday that it banned 57,643 accounts in the country for promoting child sexual exploitation, non-consensual nudity and allied content bet ... read..


Dead fish breathes new life into the evolutionary origin of fins and limbs: Study
Washington | October 1, 2022 11:58:15 PM IST
A trove of fossils in China, unearthed in rock dating back some 436 million years, has revealed for the first time that the mysterious galeaspids, a jawless freshwater fish, possessed paired fins. ... read..


Climate change can greatly expand invasive stink bug habitat
Washington | October 1, 2022 11:57:44 PM IST
According to a recent modelling study, changing weather conditions could increase suitable habitat for the brown marmorated stink bug in the United States by 70 per cent. ... read..


Researchers reveal changes in marine ecosystems going undetected
Washington | October 1, 2022 11:28:25 PM IST
Existing ways of calculating biodiversity dynamics are not very effective in detecting wholesale species community change due to the effects of ocean acidification. ... read..


Study creates map of Milky Way galaxy's ancient dead stars
Washington | October 1, 2022 11:28:05 PM IST
The first map of the 'galactic underworld' a chart of the corpses of once massive suns that have since collapsed into black holes and neutron stars have revealed a graveyard that stretches three times the height of the Milky Way, and that almost a third o ... read..


Scientists reveals that obesity is a neurodevelopmental disorder
Washington | October 1, 2022 10:59:20 PM IST
A team of researchers reports that molecular mechanisms of brain development during early life are likely a major determinant of obesity risk. ... read..


Structure of family groups gives animals incentive to help or harm their social group: Study
Washington | October 1, 2022 4:00:18 PM IST
According to new research, the structure of family groups provides animals with an incentive to help or harm their social group as they age. ... read..


Evidence of social relationships between chimpanzees, gorillas found during study
Washington | October 1, 2022 1:30:11 AM IST
The first evidence of lasting social relationships between chimpanzees and gorillas in the wild has been found during a long-term study led by primatologist Crickette Sanz at Washington University in St. Louis. ... read..


Targeted reimbursement: A fair price for CO2
Postdam, | September 30, 2022 8:29:10 PM IST
If properly designed, a CO2 tax can be both extremely effective and socially just. This is the conclusion of a new study on Global Commons and Climate Change conducted by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and the Mercator Research In ... read..


Study finds artificial intelligence improves patient outcomes, reduces hospital readmission risk
Washington | September 30, 2022 2:29:38 PM IST
Researchers have used artificial intelligence to predict hospitalisation outcomes of geriatric patients with dementia on the first or second day of admission. Early outcome assessment means more timely interventions, better care coordination, more prudent ... read..


Link between ocean acidification and fast-melting Arctic ice discovered by scientists
Washington | September 30, 2022 3:59:22 AM IST
After discovering acidity levels increasing three to four times faster in the western region of the Arctic Ocean than in any ocean waters elsewhere, an international team of researchers has sounded new alarm bells. ... read..


There is no need to give free food, Covid is over: Capitalmind CEO
New Delhi | Friday, 2022 1:45:11 AM IST
Deepak Shenoy, Founder and CEO of portfolio management service Capitalmind, courted controversy when he questioned the government's move to extend the Centre's free ration scheme for three months till December 31 that will incur Rs 44,000 crore. ... read..


Newly formed craters located on Mars hold clues about atmosphere and interior
Washington | September 30, 2022 1:27:52 AM IST
An international team of researchers with NASA's InSight mission located four new craters created by impacts on the arssurface of M. Using data from a seismometer and visuals acquired from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, the team successfully calculated ... read..


Research reveals how global warming affects astronomical observations
Washington | September 29, 2022 10:58:06 PM IST
Astronomical observations from ground-based telescopes are sensitive to local atmospheric conditions. Anthropogenic climate change will negatively affect some of these conditions at observation sites around the globe. ... read..


Researchers develop new Zika vaccine that shows promise in animal models
Washington | September 29, 2022 7:28:39 PM IST
Researchers have developed a Zika vaccine technology that is highly effective and safe in preclinical mouse models. ... read..


Research: Asteroid that formed Vredefort crater bigger than previously believed
Washington | September 29, 2022 6:59:25 PM IST
Researchers developed a more accurate simulation of the impact that formed Earth's largest crater Vredefort crater nearly two billion years ago. They found the impactor (most likely an asteroid) that formed the Vredefort crater is much larger than previou ... read..


Simple portable device to diagnose detect ischemic stroke
Mandi | September 29, 2022 3:55:06 PM IST
Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mandi, in collaboration with the PGIMER Chandigarh have proposed and developed a simple, portable and cost-effective device to detect and diagnose stroke caused by impaired blood flow to the brain. ... read..


Study: Dogs can smell stress in humans from their sweat, breath
Washington | September 29, 2022 2:57:54 AM IST
According to a new study conducted by Queen's University Belfast researchers, dogs can detect stress in humans from their sweat and breath. ... read..


Astronomers map distances in the largest-ever catalog to 56,000 galaxies
Washington | September 29, 2022 2:57:49 AM IST
Astronomers have assembled the largest-ever compilation of high-precision galaxy distances, called Cosmicflows-4. ... read..


Indian cyber agency warns WhatsApp users of critical bugs
New Delhi | Thursday, 2022 1:15:10 AM IST
The Indian cyber agency CERT-In on Wednesday warned WhatsApp users of multiple bugs which could be exploited by a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the targeted system. ... read..


Scientists discover massive 'ocean' near Earth's core
Washington | September 28, 2022 11:58:01 PM IST
The transition zone between the Earth's upper and lower mantle contains considerable quantities of water, according to an international study. The research team analyzed a rare diamond formed 660 meters below the Earth's surface using techniques including ... read..


Primordial armored worm Wufengella reveals ancestry of three animal groups: Study
Washington | September 28, 2022 8:29:56 PM IST
Scientists have discovered that a well-preserved fossilized worm dating from 518 million years ago resembles the ancestor of three major groups of living animals. ... read..


WhatsApp discloses critical bug in older versions, now patched
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 1:15:09 AM IST
Meta-owned WhatsApp has revealed a critical bug that could affect older installations on various devices that have not been updated with latest software versions. ... read..


Researchers reveal how filaments form coiled shapes
Washington | September 27, 2022 8:59:48 PM IST
The ability of E. coli and other bacteria to travel has long been a mystery, but it has now been resolved by researchers from the University of Virginia School of Medicine and its associates. ... read..


Scientists find evidence for food insecurity driving international conflict two thousand years ago
Washington | September 27, 2022 6:35:26 AM IST
Researchers have identified climate-driven changes to food availability as a factor behind dramatic historical events that led the oasis city of Palmyra in Syria to its ultimate demise. ... read..


Exposing the evolutionary weak spots of the human genome: Research
Washington | September 27, 2022 3:28:44 AM IST
Mutations can drastically help or hurt the odds of an organism surviving and reproducing. Researchers have created a computer program called ExtRaINSIGHT that tracks the history of harmful mutations throughout human evolution. They've discovered several r ... read..


Indian agri scientists complete genome sequencing of pomegranate
Chennai | Tuesday, 2022 1:15:10 AM IST
A team of Indian agricultural scientists, after six years work, have completed the genome sequencing of the country's pomegranate cv.Bhagawa. ... read..


Research shows family ties give animals reasons to 'help or harm' as they age
Washington | September 26, 2022 11:58:45 PM IST
New research shows that the structure of family groups gives animals an incentive to help or harm their social group as they age. ... read..


Climate change has potential to greatly expand habitat of invasive stink bugs
Washington | September 26, 2022 9:01:24 PM IST
With climate change, a foul-smelling, voracious, and widespread pest could become even more common. ... read..


Researchers map streamflow alterations to gauge human impact on ecosystems
Washington | September 26, 2022 6:02:46 AM IST
Altering streamflow can endanger the ecosystems that rely on it, but researchers have lacked data on how human infrastructure has impacted streamflow in the U.S. Now, a study has mapped streamflow alterations across the continental U.S., providing a wealt ... read..


Findings explain exceptional auditory abilities in Williams-Beuren Syndrome
Washington | September 26, 2022 4:28:18 AM IST
Scientists have identified the mechanism by which Williams-Beuren Syndrome enhances the ability to discriminate between sounds as interneuron hyperexcitability in the auditory cortex. ... read..


Milky Way's supermassive black hole has hot gas bubbles swirling around them: Astronomers
Washington | September 25, 2022 11:28:48 PM IST
Astronomers have spotted signs of a 'hot spot' orbiting Sagittarius A*, the black hole at the centre of our galaxy, by using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA). ... read..


Old ideas of how hearing works questioned in new research
Washington | September 25, 2022 11:28:42 PM IST
Researchers at Linkoping University, Sweden, and the Oregon Health and Science University, USA have concluded that the way in which we experience music and speech differs from what has until now been believed. ... read..


Researchers suggest metals may help to fight fungal infections
Bern | September 25, 2022 4:00:40 PM IST
More than one billion people get a fungal infection each year. Although most people are not affected by these infections, over 1.5 million people die as a result of them each year. While more and more fungal strains are being discovered that are resistant ... read..


Study finds improved air quality in recent decades has accelerated global warming
Washington | September 25, 2022 4:00:29 PM IST
A multinational study team utilised satellite data to show that pollution particle concentrations had decreased considerably since the year 2000. This is desired because of the health implications. However, it is also significant for another reason, since ... read..


Air pollution can increase negative effects of climate change on human health: Study
Dallas (Texas) | September 25, 2022 1:28:31 PM IST
According to a new study, air pollution can increase negative effects of climate change on human health. ... read..


Study reveals how the inner ear discerns low-frequency sound
Washington | September 25, 2022 6:34:27 AM IST
The way in which we experience music and speech differ from what has until now been believed. The results may make it possible to design better cochlear implants. ... read..


Researchers reveals mysterious ripples in the Milky Way were caused by a passing dwarf galaxy
Washington | September 25, 2022 6:03:11 AM IST
Using data from the Gaia space telescope, a team has shown that large parts of the Milky Way's outer disk vibrate. The ripples are caused by a dwarf galaxy, now seen in the constellation Sagittarius, that shook our galaxy as it passed by hundreds of milli ... read..


Fossil algae dating back 541 million years offer new insights into the plant kingdom's roots
Washington | September 24, 2022 7:28:42 AM IST
Paleontologists have identified a new genus and species of algae called Protocodium sinense which predates the origin of land plants and modern animals and provides new insight into the early diversification of the plant kingdom. Discovered at a site in C ... read..


Analysis of particles of the asteroid Ryugu delivers surprising results: Research
Washington | September 24, 2022 5:38:17 AM IST
In December 2020, a small landing capsule brought rock particles from the asteroid Ryugu to Earth material from the beginnings of our solar system. The Japanese space probe Hayabusa 2 collected the samples. Geoscientists have now discovered areas with a m ... read..


Solvent study solves solar cell durability puzzle
Washington | September 24, 2022 3:59:01 AM IST
The manufacture of high-efficiency solar cells with layers of 2D and 3D perovskites may be simplified by solvents that allow solution deposition of one layer without destroying the other. ... read..


This computer engineer-turned-conservation scientist is using sound to mitigate human-elephant conflict in India
New Delhi | September 24, 2022 12:59:53 AM IST
Seema Lokhandwala, a computer engineer-turned conservation scientist from Assam, who is dedicated to finding a solution to the human-elephant conflict, will be part of a special half-hour programme titled 'Call to Earth: Listening to Our Planet' this week ... read..


Research suggests brain simultaneously processes linguistic, extralinguistic information
Washington | September 23, 2022 11:30:59 PM IST
An international team of scientists conducted an experiment demonstrating that people automatically integrate extralinguistic information into grammatical processing during verbal communication. ... read..


Study reveals how whales shield themselves from brain damage while swimming
Washington | September 23, 2022 3:59:56 PM IST
According to a recent study, special blood arteries in whale brains may shield whales against harmful pulses in their blood created by swimming. ... read..


Researchers develop artificial intelligence screening techniques to speed up drug discovery
Orlando (Florida) | September 23, 2022 10:29:11 AM IST
Developing life-saving drugs can cost billions of dollars and take decades, but researchers have developed a new artificial intelligence-based drug screening technique by using that they hope to shorten the process. ... read..


Astronomers detect hot gas bubbles swirling around the Milky Way's supermassive black hole
Washington | September 23, 2022 9:02:50 AM IST
Using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), astronomers have spotted signs of a 'hot spot' orbiting Sagittarius A*, the black hole at the centre of our galaxy. The finding helps us better understand the enigmatic and dynamic environment ... read..


Scientists warn of worsening heart disease as global warming sees temperatures soar
Washington | September 23, 2022 6:59:50 AM IST
A new study has reported that during the 2019 heatwave, hot temperatures were closely linked with weight loss in heart failure patients, indicating a worsening of their condition. ... read..


Researchers reveals how 'bird-hipped' dinosaurs evolve
Washington | September 23, 2022 5:59:57 AM IST
Researchers have conducted a new analysis of the origins of 'bird-hipped' dinosaurs -- the group which includes iconic species such as Triceratops -- and found that they likely evolved from a group of animals known as silesaurs, which were first identifie ... read..


Research: New material biodegrades in ocean water
California | September 22, 2022 11:00:01 PM IST
Plastics, which are already pervasive in today's society, pose an increasing hazard to both human and environmental health. Evidence of plastic pollution can be found all over the world, from supermarket bags in the deep sea to tiny plastic particles in o ... read..


Strategies for cleansing indoor air essential to reducing virus spread
California | September 22, 2022 10:59:59 PM IST
Indoor air hygiene and building engineering controls will be essential in limiting the spread of airborne, highly contagious COVID-19 variants, together with vaccinations, masks, and testing. ... read..


To better comprehend how increasingly sought-after rare earth elements develop, researchers make synthetic rocks
Dublin | September 22, 2022 10:29:32 PM IST
Researchers from Trinity College Dublin have created synthetic rocks and tested how they react to various climatic circumstances to throw new insight into the production of rare earth elements (REEs), which are becoming more and more valuable. From smartp ... read..


Improved air quality found to have accelerated global warming in recent decades: Research
Washington | September 22, 2022 8:00:24 AM IST
An international research team has used satellite data to demonstrate that concentrations of pollutant particles have decreased significantly since the year 2000. This is desirable due to their impact on health. But it is also of great significance for an ... read..


Scientists find that wolves can show attachment toward humans
Washington | September 22, 2022 5:57:35 AM IST
When it comes to showing affection towards people, many dogs are naturals. Now comes word that the remarkable ability to show attachment behaviour toward human caregivers also exists in wolves. ... read..


Study finds Alzheimer's disease risk connected to newly discovered protein
Washington | September 21, 2022 10:58:04 PM IST
According to a new USC study, a mutation in a newly discovered small protein is connected to a significant increase in the risk for Alzheimer's disease, expanding the known gene targets for the disease and presenting a new potential avenue for treatment. ... read..


36 OneWeb satellites reach Indian rocket port for launch by ISRO's rocket (Ld)
Chennai | Wednesday, 2022 1:15:10 AM IST
Thirty-six satellites of OneWeb, an Indo-UK joint venture satellite communications company, have reached India's rocket port to be orbited by an Indian rocket, the company said. ... read..


Immunotherapy treatments are avoided by tumours by forming temporary structures, finds study
Washington | September 20, 2022 11:58:26 PM IST
The findings of a recent study provide a novel theory as to how tumour cells avoid destruction by the immune system. ... read..


Study: Star-childhood shapes stellar evolution
Washington | September 20, 2022 11:01:52 PM IST
In classical models of stellar evolution, so far little importance has been attached to the early evolution of stars. Scientists now show that the biography of stars is indeed shaped by their early stage. ... read..


Endangered mouse study shares no-contact sampling method
Washington | September 20, 2022 8:59:52 PM IST
Collecting genetic samples for small mammals can be tricky, but scientists found a noninvasive way to do it for San Francisco's endangered salt marsh harvest mouse. ... read..


Scientists discover three new ground snake species in Ecuador
Washington | September 20, 2022 8:33:23 PM IST
Scientists have discovered three new Cryptozoic (living underground) snakes hidden under graveyards and churches in remote towns in the Andes of Ecuador. The new snakes, which are small, cylindrical, and rather archaic-looking, were named in honour of ins ... read..


Researchers imbue cells with pathway to make own drugs
Washington | September 20, 2022 6:58:58 PM IST
Chemists find a rare genetic pathway that helps mammalian cells become drug factories or sensors by synthesizing noncanonical amino acids. The clues came from an uncommon bird. ... read..


Research reveals how changes to animal feed could feed 1 billion people
Espoo | September 20, 2022 4:32:41 PM IST
The production of feed for cattle and fish is consuming limited natural resources that could be utilised to create food for people, while millions of people throughout the world are in danger of going hungry or suffering from malnutrition. ... read..


Study finds robotic eyes on autonomous vehicles could reduce road accidents
| September 20, 2022 3:30:25 PM IST
According to a new study from the University of Tokyo, robotic eyes on autonomous vehicles could improve pedestrian safety. Participants acted out scenarios in virtual reality (VR), deciding whether or not to cross a road in front of a moving vehicle. Par ... read..


Research: Climate change may impact marine environments badly
Gothenburg | September 20, 2022 2:29:00 PM IST
Planning is necessary to promote the sustainable development of marine habitats, just as there has long been spatial planning for operations on land. Researchers from the University of Gothenburg and other institutions are now demonstrating that marine pl ... read..


Study suggests more attention on synanthropic flies, disease carriers
Amherst | September 20, 2022 10:31:54 AM IST
According to a new study, "synanthropic" flies, or non-biting flies that live with us, need to be paid more attention as disease carriers. While epidemiologists have focused on biting flies, which can spread diseases by transferring infected blood from ho ... read..


Rockstar Games confirms GTA 6 footage leak (Lead)
San Francisco | Tuesday, 2022 4:45:09 AM IST
Rockstar Games on Monday confirmed that it 'suffered a network intrusion' that resulted in the massive leak of 90 videos of Grand Theft Auto game 6, showcasing its engine, gameplay and more from an early development build. ... read..


NASA's James Webb Space Telescope captures first images of Mars
Washington | September 19, 2022 11:28:27 PM IST
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope, which was launched in December 2021 and is working successfully, has recently captured its first images of our neighbouring planet, Mars. ... read..


People at high risk of opioid overdose achieve improved outcomes through safer supply program
Calgary | September 19, 2022 5:00:55 PM IST
A study found that there was a rapid decrease in emergency department visits and hospitalizations for people at high risk of overdose who were enrolled in a safer opioid supply (SOS) programme shortly after enrollment. ... read..


Check out how Burmese Pythons eat such big prey
Cincinnati | September 19, 2022 1:57:25 PM IST
Burmese pythons are enormous snakes that may reach lengths of over 18 feet and weigh 200 pounds. They are also large eaters, capable of taking on prey as big as deer. ... read..


Research suggests improved mineralized material can restore tooth enamel
Washington | September 18, 2022 11:58:47 PM IST
Researchers have recently perfected hydroxyapatite, a material for mineralizing bones and teeth. They did so by adding a complex of amino acids to hydroxyapatite and were able to form a dental coating that replicates the composition and microstructure of ... read..


Study finds new mechanism linked to memories, social interactions decline with age
Washington | September 18, 2022 4:00:40 PM IST
One of the most painful elements of age-related memory loss is being unable to recall the face that goes with the name of someone you just spoke with hours before. While researchers do not know why this malfunction develops, a new study has revealed some ... read..


Teens with diabetes should be screened for depression with greater caution: Study
Washington | September 17, 2022 11:58:15 PM IST
Teenagers become more exploratory in their behaviours with age, becoming increasingly likely to visit new places over time, finds a new study. Its results also show that greater exploration is associated with enhanced psychological well-being and larger s ... read..


Study reveals antibiotics might worsen melanoma by depleting the gut microbiome
Washington | September 17, 2022 11:58:13 PM IST
According to a new study by researchers at Emory University in Atlanta, the use of broad-spectrum antibiotics in mice with malignant melanoma, an aggressive form of skin cancer, accelerated their metastatic bone growth. This likely happened because the dr ... read..


Research suggests incarceration linked to higher cancer mortality
Washington | September 17, 2022 10:58:14 PM IST
A higher risk of cancer mortality has been found in incarcerated adults and among those diagnosed with cancer in the first year after release from prison, according to new research from Yale Cancer Center. ... read..


Researchers discover new imaging information system may provide accurate prognosis for certain cancers
Washington | September 17, 2022 3:58:17 PM IST
A novel imaging information system developed by researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus may eventually provide a faster, more accurate prognosis for certain tumours. ... read..


Oversight Board to probe Meta's decision on sexual harassment video in India
New Delhi | Friday, 2022 1:15:12 AM IST
Meta's independent Oversight Board said on Thursday that it has taken a fresh case for consideration on a video depicting sexual assault in India, asking public to share their comments on whether Meta's policies and enforcement practices protect users fro ... read..


Hackers send nude image to parents via popular school messaging app
San Francisco | Friday, 2022 1:15:11 AM IST
Hackers broke into a popular school messaging app being used by 10 million teachers, students and family members, and posted nude images in private chats. ... read..


Discovery of extinct prehistoric reptile that lived among dinosaurs: Researchers
Washington | September 15, 2022 11:57:37 PM IST
Researchers have discovered a new extinct species of lizard-like reptile that belongs to the same ancient lineage as New Zealand's living tuatara. A team of scientists describe the new species Opisthiamimus gregori, which once inhabited Jurassic North Ame ... read..


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