Climate change can be taught to migrating birds: Research
Washington DC | September 22, 2023 9:45:39 PM IST
|Spring is arriving earlier as a result of climate change. Migratory birds, on the other hand, are not keeping up with these changes and arrive too late for the peak in food availability when it is time to reproduce. Researchers in Lund, Sweden, and the Ne ... read..
Sewage discharge is worse for rivers than agriculture: Study
England | September 21, 2023 4:15:58 PM IST
|New research from the University of Oxford, published ahead of World Rivers Day (September 24), finds that sewage flow into rivers has a bigger influence on water quality and the animals and plants that live in rivers than surrounding land development. ... read..
Study finds lower haematological cancer risk after bariatric surgery
Goteborg | September 21, 2023 11:14:47 AM IST
|Previous research revealed that being overweight or obese is a risk factor for various forms of cancer. It is also known that obese women are more likely to develop cancer than their male counterparts, and the risk level reduces with intentional weight lo ... read..
Study finds how bats evolved to avoid cancer
England | September 21, 2023 12:15:32 AM IST
|A new research published by Oxford University Press in Genome Biology and Evolution suggests that rapid evolution in bats may explain the animals' unique capacity to host and survive infections as well as avoid cancer. ... read..
Safer neighbourhoods may reducerisk of child abuse: Research
Washington DC | September 20, 2023 10:17:04 PM IST
|Researchers have long suspected that neighbourhoods can be a source of risk or protection for children's well-being. A new Rutgers study backs up this theory, finding that when parents are stressed or depressed about their surroundings, they may have a mo ... read..
Study reveals most critical issues for grizzly bear conservation
New Jersey | September 20, 2023 6:15:30 PM IST
| Humans have a negative impact on the health of grizzly bear populations through top-down influences such as direct mortality associated with forestry roads (from conflict or illegal killings) and displacement from high-quality habitats, as well as botto ... read..
Researchers find how work, enjoyment boost well-being
Washington DC | September 18, 2023 12:14:16 AM IST
|According to a study conducted in three countries under the direction of Dr Paul Hanel of the Department of Psychology, people who prioritized performance over enjoyment experienced lower levels of satisfaction the following day. ... read..
Electrons from Earth may be producing water on Moon: Study
Washington | September 17, 2023 8:14:26 PM IST
|Scientists determined that high energy electrons in Earth's plasma sheet are contributing to weathering processes on the Moon's surface and may have contributed to the development of water on the lunar surface. ... read..
Genetically modified bacteriadegrade plastics in saltwater: Study
Washington DC | September 17, 2023 7:16:11 PM IST
|A marine bacterium has been genetically modified by researchers to break down plastic in saline water. The synthetic creature is capable of degrading polyethene terephthalate (PET), a plastic used in everything from water bottles to clothing that contribu ... read..
Poor neighbourhoods might have impact on one's health: Study
Washington | September 15, 2023 7:47:49 PM IST
|Researchers revealed that environments that discourage physical activity, poor food quality, and increased consumption of calories from foods high in trans-fatty acids, all of which are common in underprivileged areas, disturb the brain's ability to proce ... read..
Timing is everything when it comes to starting a family: Research
Washington DC | September 15, 2023 12:44:31 PM IST
|The review, carried out in collaboration with experts from Oxford University, the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading, and the Princess Anne Hospital in Southampton, included seven randomised controlled trials including 2,464 women or couples who were try ... read..
Study shows all work and no play makes for dull living
Washington DC | September 15, 2023 12:44:22 PM IST
|A study, conducted in three nations and directed by Dr. Paul Hanel of the Department of Psychology, has revealed that persons who valued performance above enjoyment were less satisfied the next day. ... read..
Earth's electrons may be forming water on Moon: Study
Washington | September 14, 2023 10:44:27 PM IST
|A team of researchers discovered that high energy electrons in Earth's plasma sheet are contributing to weathering processes on the Moon's surface and that the electrons may have aided in the formation of water on the lunar surface. ... read..
DNA breakthrough detects genetic diversity of invasive fish: Research
New York | September 14, 2023 6:45:46 PM IST
|Ecologists have proven that the genetic material that species shed into their environments can reveal not only the presence of the species but also a wide range of information about the genetics of whole populations information that may assist scientist ... read..
Wolves, dogs appear to remember where people hid food: Research
Washington DC | September 14, 2023 6:45:42 PM IST
|In a research involving many wolves and dogs, both animals did better at finding hidden food if they had previously watched the food being hidden by a person, implying that they remembered where the food was and did not rely simply on scent to discover it ... read..
Some spiders may transfer mercury contamination to land animals: Study
Washington DC | September 13, 2023 11:46:24 PM IST
|Many spiders sit patiently in their webs, waiting for prey to come to them. Arachnids that live near lakes and rivers eat aquatic insects like dragonflies. However, if these insects live in mercury-contaminated streams, the metal can be passed on to the s ... read..
Researchersdiscoverwhy,whenSahara Desert was green
Washington DC | September 13, 2023 10:44:19 PM IST
|A major study has given new insight into North African humid periods that have occurred during the last 800,000 years, explaining why the Sahara Desert has been green at times. ... read..
New super-fast flood model has potential to save lives: Study
Melbourne | September 12, 2023 2:43:46 PM IST
|Researchers found a new model that has the potential to significantly improve emergency response by lowering flood forecasting time from hours to days and allowing flood behaviour to be reliably anticipated at super-fast speeds as an event unfolds. ... read..
'Brainless' robot can overcome difficult challenges: Study
Washington | September 11, 2023 4:45:29 PM IST
|Researchers who developed a soft robot that could navigate simple mazes without human or computer guidance have now expanded on their work to develop a 'brainless' soft robot capable of navigating more complicated and dynamic surroundings. ... read..
Researchers take step towards reliably processing quantum information
Washington | September 11, 2023 3:46:07 PM IST
|Researchers have found the most robust way for controlling individual qubits made of the chemical element barium using laser light. The capacity to manipulate a qubit reliably is a significant step towards realising future functioning quantum computers. ... read..
Study shows how microdevices can be used to treat brain cancer
Massachusetts | September 10, 2023 11:45:58 AM IST
|The innovative device, which is the size and shape of a grain of rice, can perform hundreds of studies at the same time to examine the impact of novel treatments on some of the most difficult-to-treat brain tumours. ... read..
Study reveals how trees influence cloud formation
Washington DC | September 9, 2023 11:14:45 PM IST
|Researchers at PSI have identified sesquiterpenes - gaseous hydrocarbons generated by plants - as a crucial contributor in cloud formation as part of the multinational CLOUD project at the nuclear research facility CERN. This discovery could help to reduc ... read..
Researchers suggest Musashi-2 controls skeletal muscle composition
Tokyo | September 9, 2023 5:13:55 PM IST
|Musashi-2 (Msi2) is a major player in the control of skeletal muscle metabolism and mass, according to research from Tokyo Metropolitan University. They observed lower muscle mass in mice that had the Msi2 gene knocked out due to a lack of type 2a muscul ... read..
Study sheds more light on 'Atlantification' of Arctic Ocean
Washington DC | September 9, 2023 12:14:46 PM IST
|Researchers have discovered the source of the Arctic Ocean's sea ice decline. The findings indicate that stronger declines in sea ice will occur when an atmospheric feature known as the Arctic dipole reverses itself in its recurring cycle. ... read..