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MD of BYJU's-owned Aakash Institute buys Delhi property worth Rs 137 cr
New Delhi | Friday, 2022 5:15:09 AM IST
Aakash Chaudhry, co-founder and managing director of BYJU's-owned Aakash Educational Services, has bought a property worth Rs 137 crore at Kautilya Marg, Diplomatic Enclave, in the posh Chanakyapuri area in the national capital, multiple reports said on T ... read..


Research finds evidence that giant meteorite impacts created the continents
Washington | August 11, 2022 6:58:57 PM IST
New research has provided the strongest evidence yet that the earth's continents were formed by giant meteorite impacts that were particularly prevalent during the first billion years or so of our planet's four-and-a-half-billion-year history. ... read..


Female monkeys live longer with female pals: Research
Washington | August 11, 2022 6:58:29 PM IST
Anthropology professors and field primatologists have documented the daily life of hundreds of large-brained capuchin monkeys in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. They have found that female capuchin monkeys who are better integrated into social networks with other ... read..


Research: Lack of phosphorus is limiting Amazon's growth
Washington | August 11, 2022 5:57:10 PM IST
Growth of the Amazon rainforest in our increasingly carbon-rich atmosphere could be limited by a lack of phosphorus in the soil, new research shows. ... read..


Battered SoftBank selling Alibaba shares to pocket $34 bn
Tokyo/New Delhi | Thursday, 2022 1:15:10 AM IST
Masayoshi Son-led SoftBank Group on Wednesday revealed plans to sell nearly 242 million American depository receipts (ADRs) of Chinese behemoth Alibaba, that will help it gain 4.6 trillion yen ($34 billion) in pre-tax gain from the sale. ... read..


Bats communicate and work together for more efficient foraging
Washington | August 10, 2022 4:27:45 PM IST
Social hunting strategies are already well documented in many animal species when prey is distributed in an unpredictable way across the landscape. Researchers have now demonstrated for the first time that animals in this case the common noctule bat join ... read..


Study reveals role for cell 'antennae' in managing dopamine signals in brain
Washington | August 10, 2022 3:27:05 PM IST
A historically overlooked rod-like projection present on nearly every cell type in the human body may finally be getting its scientific due: A new study has found that these appendages, called cilia, on neurons in the brain have a key role in ensuring a s ... read..


Collagen plays an important part in breast cancer metastasis: Study
Darlinghurst | August 10, 2022 10:27:01 AM IST
Collagen type XII is essential for controlling how the tumour matrix is organised, according to a recent study from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research. ... read..


Pathway to curb spread of brain cancer identified by researchers
Washington | August 10, 2022 7:26:07 AM IST
A molecular pathway responsible for the spread of glioblastoma to surrounding tissue in the brain, as well as an existing drug that curbed tumour growth in animal models, has been identified by UT Southwestern. ... read..


Later life behavioural disorders can be prevented by targeting impulsivity in early adolescence: Study
Washington | August 10, 2022 6:58:47 AM IST
A new study based on data tracking hundreds of Philadelphia youth over more than a half-dozen years has detailed the complex pathway connecting impulsivity, alcohol use, and antisocial behaviour. ... read..


Global smartphone chip market reaches $8.9 bn, Qualcomm leads
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 1:15:10 AM IST
Chip-maker Qualcomm has captured the smartphone applications processor (AP) market with a 45 per cent revenue share in the first quarter (Q1) this year, followed by MediaTek with 25 per cent and Apple with 22 per cent share, according to a new report. ... read..


Cystic fibrosis: Causal treatment suitable from childhood
Washington | August 9, 2022 3:58:50 PM IST
Cystic fibrosis remains an incurable genetic disorder which impairs lung function and significantly reduces life expectancy. A new combination drug therapy which addresses the disorder's underlying defects offers a promising new treatment approach. ... read..


Salmonella on food production equipment may be eliminated using oil-based systems: Study
Washington | August 9, 2022 12:58:42 PM IST
A new study suggests that oil formulations with food-grade organic acids can kill dried Salmonella on stainless steel surfaces. ... read..


Enterprise software vendor Twilio hacked in phishing attack
San Francisco | Tuesday, 2022 3:45:10 AM IST
US-based enterprise software vendor company Twilio on Monday said it has been hacked as someone gained "unauthorised access" to information related to its customer accounts. ... read..


Can sunlight make scratches on car surface disappear?
Washington | August 8, 2022 3:59:54 PM IST
When exposed to sunlight, a transparent protective coating material that can self-heal in 30 minutes has been created, according to a recent study. ... read..


Bladder cancer immunotherapy response can be predicted by genetics
Washington | August 8, 2022 5:56:55 AM IST
Genetic signatures that can predict whether tumours in patients with bladder and other cancers will respond to immunotherapy have recently been identified by researchers from Cedars-Sinai Cancer. ... read..


Electric scooters, buses steal show at EV Expo in Delhi
New Delhi | Monday, 2022 2:45:10 AM IST
Around 100 e-vehicle companies -- both domestic and foreign, showcased their latest pollution-free e-vehicles at the three-day 'EV Expo', that concluded on Sunday, at Pragati Maidan in Delhi. The expo also showcased Lithium-ion batteries and the latest ch ... read..


Samsung unveils Android 13-based One UI 5 beta on Galaxy S22 series
New Delhi | Monday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
Samsung on Sunday launched its Android 13-based 'One UI 5' open beta programme which will be available on the Galaxy S22 series (Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+ and Galaxy S22 Ultra). ... read..


Disturbances in adjacent dwarf galaxies suggest different gravity hypothesis: Study
Washington | August 7, 2022 11:56:32 PM IST
According to the standard model of cosmology, the vast majority of galaxies are surrounded by a halo of dark matter particles. This halo is invisible, but its mass exerts a strong gravitational pull on galaxies in the vicinity. A new study challenges this ... read..


Study reveals how bats develop impression of their environment through echoes
Frankfurt | August 7, 2022 7:58:06 PM IST
It is commonly known that bats utilise ultrasonic sounds to orient themselves and use the echoes that follow to create an impression of their environment. For instance, echolocation is used by the Seba's short-tailed bat (Carollia perspicillata) to find t ... read..


Education, employment, and social interaction may assist in preventing cognitive decline in brain
Washington | August 7, 2022 1:29:08 AM IST
Why do some people with amyloid plaques in their brains, associated with Alzheimer's disease, show no signs of the disease, while others with the same amount of plaque have clear memory and thinking problems? Researchers looked at genetic and life course ... read..


Researchers trace source of nitrogen pollution affecting world's second-largest barrier reef
Washington | August 6, 2022 11:57:32 PM IST
Tropical coastal ecosystems are among the most biodiverse areas on Earth. And they're also on the front lines of effects caused by human activity. That's why it's becoming increasingly important, especially as human populations increase, to manage the imp ... read..


Engineers designed stamp-sized ultrasound imaging device for internal organs
Cambridge (Massachusetts) | August 6, 2022 1:27:19 PM IST
According to a recent study, engineers designed a new ultrasound sticker, a stamp-sized device that sticks to the skin and can provide continuous ultrasound imaging of internal organs for 48 hours. ... read..


Research identifies protein that can predict future diabetes risk, cancer death
Washington | August 6, 2022 7:27:08 AM IST
New research suggests that people with elevated levels of the protein prostasin (mainly found in epithelial cells which line the surfaces and organs of the body) may be at higher risk of developing diabetes. ... read..


China launches secret reusable spacecraft to low-Earth orbit
Beijing | Saturday, 2022 2:15:09 AM IST
China has launched a classified reusable vehicle on a secret mission to low-Earth orbit, media reports said. ... read..


Researchers discover 11 undetected space anomalies
Washington | August 5, 2022 11:27:32 PM IST
A team of researchers has discovered 11 previously undetected space anomalies, seven of which are supernova candidates. ... read..


Research: AI aids in finding new space anomalies
Moscow | August 5, 2022 10:56:08 PM IST
Seven of the 11 previously undetected space anomalies were found by the SNAD team, an international network of researchers that includes Matvey Kornilov, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Physics at the HSE University. In order to find anomalies using ... read..


Study finds how bats use echoes to form image of their surroundings
Frankfurt | August 5, 2022 9:26:29 PM IST
The ultrasonic navigation system used by bats is well known: they produce ultrasonic sounds to orient themselves and use the echoes that result to form an image of their surroundings. For instance, the Seba's short-tailed bat (Carollia perspicillata) uses ... read..


Research: Mitochondrial DNA mutations associated with heart disease risk
Washington | August 5, 2022 7:26:51 AM IST
During a recent study researchers have discovered how mitochondrial function, and dysfunction, play critical roles in numerous diseases, and even ageing. ... read..


NUS scientists develop probiotic to prevent large intestine infections
Science | August 4, 2022 3:27:35 PM IST
Scientists at the National University of Singapore's (NUS Medicine) Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine developed a probiotic to restore bile salt metabolism in the gastrointestinal tract in order to combat the onset and consequences of Clostridium Difficile ... read..


Explosive neutron star merger captured for the first time in millimeter light
Washington | August 3, 2022 11:27:48 PM IST
Scientists have recorded millimeter-wavelength light from a fiery explosion caused by the merger of a neutron star with another star. The team also confirmed this flash of light to be one of the most energetic short-duration gamma-ray bursts ever observed ... read..


Scanty rain: Amazon even more vulnerable than previously thought
Washington | August 3, 2022 9:27:45 PM IST
Researchers have now used network analysis to understand the complex workings of one of Earth's most valuable and biodiverse carbon sinks. ... read..


Research finds how an insect-eating plant harnesses rain energy to power its traps
Bristol | August 3, 2022 2:56:54 PM IST
Researchers at the University of Bristol have discovered how a carnivorous plant kills its prey using rain energy. ... read..


Study: Warmer oceans lead to release of methane from Seabeds
Washington | August 3, 2022 8:57:02 AM IST
Warmer oceans can lead to large amounts of methane being released from the seabeds which may amplify climate warming. A new study develops a method for increasing emissions of methane from seabeds. ... read..


Scientists discover new technique to convert methane gas into liquid methanol
Washington | August 3, 2022 4:26:19 AM IST
According to new research, scientists have discovered a new technique of converting methane gas into methanol using light and dispersed transition metals such as copper. ... read..


Uber reports $2.6 bn loss in Q2, gross bookings at all-time high
San Francisco | Wednesday, 2022 1:45:10 AM IST
Uber Technologies on Tuesday said that gross bookings reached an all-time high of $29.1 billion in the second quarter (Q2) this year, up 33 per cent (year-over-year), with reporting net loss of $2.6 billion. ... read..


Researchers investigate effects of zero gravity on bones
Washington | August 3, 2022 12:57:55 AM IST
Long periods in space damage bone structure irreparably in some cases and can make parts of the human skeleton age prematurely by up to 10 years, according to new research. Adapted training programs in conjunction with medication could provide better prot ... read..


Study: AI-enhanced advancements in dynamic brain imagingStudy: AI-enhanced advancements in dynamic brain imaging
Washington | August 2, 2022 11:56:01 PM IST
New research introduces a novel, AI-based dynamic brain imaging technology alternative which could map out rapidly changing electrical activity in the brain with high speed, high resolution, and low cost. ... read..


New panda fossils discovered, possibly last of its kind in Europe
Washington | August 2, 2022 7:27:37 PM IST
Lumbering through the forested wetlands of Bulgaria around six million years ago, a new species of panda has been uncovered by scientists who state it is currently the last known and 'most evolved' European giant panda. ... read..


Considering catastrophe: high-impact, low-probability climate scenarios "dangerously underexplored"
Cambridge (Massachusetts) | August 2, 2022 5:26:36 PM IST
A new "Climate Endgame" agenda is needed, according to researchers, who also claim that far too little research has been done on the mechanisms by which rising temperatures might pose a "catastrophic" risk to society and humanity. ... read..


New study identifies network cores of the brain with strong bidirectional connections
Washington | August 1, 2022 11:56:26 PM IST
Science may be one step closer to understanding where consciousness resides in the brain. A new study shows the importance of certain types of neural connections in identifying consciousness. ... read..


Scientists identify a possible source for Pluto's moon Charon's red cap
Washington | August 1, 2022 11:27:29 PM IST
Scientists combined data from NASA's New Horizons mission with novel laboratory experiments and exospheric modelling to reveal the likely composition of the red cap on Pluto's moon Charon and how it may have formed. This first-ever description of Charon's ... read..


Modeling explains how Ceres, a dwarf planet, drives unexpected geologic activity
Washington | August 1, 2022 11:27:26 PM IST
For a long time, our view of Ceres was fuzzy, according to a geoscientist. A dwarf planet and the largest body found in the asteroid belt the region between Jupiter and Mars speckled with hundreds of thousands of asteroids, Ceres had no distinguishable su ... read..


Research reveals listening to people results in more sustainable energy system in future
Fukuoka | August 1, 2022 3:58:20 PM IST
New research highlights the consumers as a crucial group whose ideas could assist improve energy planning as politicians attempt to reduce carbon emissions and meet climate targets. ... read..


NASA's LRO finds lunar pits with temperatures suitable for humans
Washington | Monday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST
Scientists analysing data from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft and computer modelling, have discovered shaded locations within pits on the Moon that always hover around a comfortable about 17 Celsius, a temperature that is suitable fo ... read..


Users complain about alleged display issue, delay of Nothing Phone (1) delivery
New Delhi | Monday, 2022 1:15:09 AM IST
Amid the buzz of being one of the most desirable smartphones, Carl Pei-led consumer electronics brand Nothing's Phone (1) on Sunday again came under the radar as some of the Twitterati complained about the issues with the display along with delay in deliv ... read..


New gene found that increases muscular strength during exercise: Research
Melbourne | July 30, 2022 4:26:44 PM IST
During a recent study, researchers found a gene that enhances muscular strength when activated by physical activity. This can open the door for the creation of therapeutic therapies that mirror some of the advantages of exercise. ... read..


OPPO to invest $60 mn under 'Vihaan' initiative to boost smartphone industry in India
New Delhi | Saturday, 2022 3:15:09 AM IST
Smartphone brand OPPO India on Friday launched a new initiative -- Vihaan -- to empower small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) and micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to amplify their operations and, in turn, strengthen the local supply chain for a ro ... read..


Twitter-Musk court battle to start Oct 17 for 5 days
San Francisco | Saturday, 2022 1:15:11 AM IST
The US judge in the Twitter vs Elon Musk legal battle over cancellation of the $44 billion takeover deal has set October 17 as the beginning date of the high-profile trial. ... read..


Research pinpoints consciousness in animal brain using mouse 'brain map'
Tokyo | July 29, 2022 11:26:56 PM IST
The location of consciousness in the brain may be becoming more clear to science. A recent study demonstrates the significance of specific brain connections in defining consciousness. ... read..


Study finds new hardware offers faster computation for artificial intelligence with much less energy
Washington | July 29, 2022 3:26:34 AM IST
The amount of time, effort, and money needed to train ever-more-complex neural network models are soaring as researchers push the limits of machine learning. Analogue deep learning, a new branch of artificial intelligence, promises faster computation with ... read..


Study: Working memory is reliant on cross-brain interactions
Washington | July 28, 2022 9:56:36 PM IST
Neuroscientists have investigated the reciprocal interactions between two brain regions that represent visual working memory in mice. The team found that communication between these two loci of working memory, parietal cortex and premotor cortex, was co-d ... read..


Research reveals working memory depends on cross-brain interactions
Washington | July 27, 2022 11:57:46 PM IST
Researchers at the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre at UCL examined the reciprocal relationships between two brain areas that encode visual working memory in mice. ... read..


Researchers validate function of a particular brain region in mind-body communication
Washington | July 27, 2022 11:57:39 PM IST
Researchers have produced definitive evidence that a specific region in the brain, called the subthalamic nucleus, is critical to governing the mind's communication with the body's motor control system. The findings, stemming from innovative experiments w ... read..


Scientists discover places on the moon where it's always 'sweater weather'
Washington | July 27, 2022 11:57:38 PM IST
A team led by planetary scientists has discovered shady locations within pits on the moon that always hover around a comfortable 63 degrees Fahrenheit. ... read..


Study: Black patients more likely to lose vision after 'Glaucoma Diagnosis'
Washington | July 27, 2022 11:57:36 PM IST
According to a new study, black patients have a dramatically higher risk of advanced vision loss after a new diagnosis of primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) when compared to white patients. ... read..


NASA will inspire world when it returns Mars samples to Earth in 2033
Washington | July 27, 2022 10:29:09 PM IST
NASA has completed the system requirements review for its Mars Sample Return Program, which is nearing completion of the conceptual design phase. During this phase, the program team evaluated and refined the architecture to return the scientifically selec ... read..


Bumblebees balance pain perception with pursuit of food
Bangalore (Karnataka) | July 27, 2022 5:56:26 AM IST
A new study discovered that bumblebees can modulate behavior to negotiate a trade-off between the perception of harmful stimuli and the pursuit of food. Mammals can modulate their responses to noxious stimuli, such that pain perception does not interfere ... read..


Russia to pull out of ISS after 2024, to build its own space station
Moscow | Wednesday, 2022 3:45:09 AM IST
Russia on Tuesday announced its withdrawal from the International Space Station (ISS) project after 2024 and is building its own space station in the meantime. ... read..


E-commerce platform Shopify lays off 1,000 employees
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 3:45:09 AM IST
E-commerce platform Shopify on Tuesday announced to cut 10 per cent of its workforce -- around 1,000 employees across verticals -- as it failed to predict that the e-commerce industry would continue to grow beyond the pandemic at the same pace it did duri ... read..


Study: Explosive volcanic eruption produced rare mineral on Mars
Washington | July 26, 2022 7:27:42 PM IST
Planetary scientists have an answer to a mystery that's puzzled the Mars research community since NASA's Curiosity rover discovered a mineral called tridymite in Gale Crater. ... read..


Study: Harnessing the fusion power of the sun and stars
Washington | July 26, 2022 7:27:40 PM IST
PPPL researchers have found a way to build powerful magnets smaller than before, aiding the design and construction of machines that could help the world harness the power of the sun to create electricity without producing greenhouse gases that contribute ... read..


Adaptive soil recovery following wildfires is predicted by new technique: Study
Washington | July 26, 2022 7:27:24 PM IST
A team of investigators devised a new methodology to enable predictions of how plant growth and water quality would change in the wake of wildfires. ... read..


NASA to laser mark graffiti on Martian rocks
Washington | Tuesday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
NASA has laser marked graffiti on Martian rocks to identify rock samples that will be brought to Earth for study. ... read..


Smartphone brand Honor says 'maintaining' India business operations (Lead)
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 2:15:09 AM IST
As reports surfaced that Shenzhen-based Honor, formerly under Huawei, has pulled out its team from India, the company said on Monday that the company is 'maintaining business operation' in the country. ... read..


Study: Ant colonies' decision-making resembles that of neural networks
Washington | July 25, 2022 10:26:25 PM IST
Ant colonies decide to flee rising temperatures in much the same way that neural computations give rise to decisions. ... read..


Study predicts soil recovery following wildfires
Washington | July 25, 2022 8:27:10 PM IST
In addition to affecting water quality, soils are essential for plant development. However, it has been challenging to foresee how wildfires might affect water quality and plant development, according to a recent study led by a group of Colorado investiga ... read..


How to find 'good oil' at Sea: Study
Washington | July 25, 2022 7:27:27 PM IST
To save the world's fish stocks and oceans, scientists are racing to find better and sustainable ways to make healthy nutritional products such as Omega-3 fatty acids, biodiesel, aquaculture and livestock food from fast-growing microalgae. New research ha ... read..


Wet regions harbor dangerous germs: Study
Washington | July 25, 2022 6:56:10 PM IST
A well-regulated hot water system can prevent the spread of waterborne pathogens, including an emerging infectious disease problem from 'superbugs' which can be resistant to most antibiotics. ... read..


Here's how combination of muscle and skin plays important role in elephant's trunk
Atlanta (Georgia) | July 25, 2022 6:26:27 AM IST
According to a recent study from the Georgia Institute of Technology, an elephant's folded skin plays a significant part in stretching its trunk in addition to its muscles. The creature can easily grab fragile vegetation and break apart tree trunks thanks ... read..


Can silk replace microplastics?
New York | Monday, 2022 1:45:10 AM IST
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US have developed a biodegradable system based on silk to replace harmful microplastics added to agricultural products, paints, and cosmetics. ... read..


Do you know how stressed-out plants produce their own aspirin? Study reveals
Washington | July 24, 2022 7:25:51 AM IST
Plants produce salicylic acid, popularly known as aspirin, to protect themselves against environmental dangers like insects, thirst, and heat. A better understanding of this procedure could aid plants in surviving the increased stress brought on by climat ... read..


Researchers discover new mechanism that regulates auditory sensitivity
Washington | July 24, 2022 1:57:51 AM IST
CU Anschutz researchers have identified a new mechanism of how auditory sensitivity is regulated that can temporarily reduce the sensitivity of the auditory system for protection from loud sounds that can cause irreversible damage. ... read..


UK scientists develop new gravitational wave telescope
London | Saturday, 2022 1:15:10 AM IST
A team of scientists in the UK has developed a new telescope to track down sources of gravitational waves for the first time. ... read..


First stars seen through fog of 'Early Universe': Study
Washington | July 22, 2022 11:29:51 PM IST
A team of astronomers has developed a method that will allow them to 'see' through the fog of the early Universe and detect light from the first stars and galaxies. ... read..


Study: Engineered mattress tricks your body to fall asleep faster
Washington | July 22, 2022 11:29:47 PM IST
Bioengineers have developed a unique mattress and pillow system that uses heating and cooling to tell the body it is time to go to sleep. ... read..


Elephant biomechanics suggests new approach for soft robotics
Washington | July 22, 2022 10:56:28 PM IST
A new study suggests that an elephant's muscles aren't the only way it stretches its trunk, its folded skin also plays an important role. The combination of muscle and skin gives the animal the versatility to grab fragile vegetation and rip apart tree tru ... read..


Engineers create new tools enabling more individualised cell therapies
Washington | July 21, 2022 11:58:54 PM IST
A team has developed a new tool to predict and customize the rate of DNA editing, paving the way for more personalized, efficient genetic and cell therapies for diseases such as diabetes and cancer. ... read..


Paper wasps create an abstract concept of 'same' and 'different'
Washington | July 21, 2022 11:58:51 PM IST
In a series of studies over more than 20 years, evolutionary biologists have demonstrated that paper wasps, despite their tiny brains, have an impressive capacity to learn, remember and make social distinctions about others. ... read..


Size of mammal ancestors' ear canals reveal when warm-bloodedness evolved
Washington | July 21, 2022 11:58:28 PM IST
Warm-bloodedness is a key mammal trait, but it's been a mystery when our ancestors evolved it. A new study points to an unlikely source for telling a fossil animal's body temperature: the size of tiny structures in their inner ears. The fluid in our ears ... read..


Feeding dogs raw meat linked to increased prevalence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria
Bristol | July 21, 2022 6:26:09 PM IST
Recent studies have linked germs that are resistant to vitally needed antibiotics to the feeding of raw meat to pet dogs. ... read..


Study: Why Jupiter lacks ring system like Saturn
California | July 21, 2022 5:26:28 PM IST
Jupiter should have more impressive, larger rings than Saturn since it is larger. However, according to a recent study from UC Riverside, Jupiter's enormous moons block this vision from illuminating the night sky. ... read..


Do you know woodpeckers' heads act more like stiff hammers than safety helmets? Study reveals
Washington | July 21, 2022 12:56:25 PM IST
For years, researchers have questioned how woodpeckers can repeatedly strike tree trunks with their beaks without suffering brain damage. This gave rise to the hypothesis that their skulls must serve as shock-absorbing helmets. Researchers dispute this id ... read..


Research provides hope to endangered species
Cambridge | July 20, 2022 5:26:23 PM IST
Findings from a recent study looking at how neophobia, or the fear of new things, affects birds may be crucial in saving critically endangered species. ... read..


Research reveals genes from microbes crucial for insect evolution
Washington | July 20, 2022 8:55:36 AM IST
Through horizontal gene transfer, microorganisms and plants may have provided insects an evolutionary advantage hundreds of millions of years ago. More than 1,400 genes from 218 different insect species, including butterflies and moths, are reported to ha ... read..


Study discovers brain evolution of lungfishes
Adelaide | July 20, 2022 8:27:14 AM IST
With the help of research on ancient lungfish fossils, which filled in a gap in the history of land-living, four-legged creatures on earth, the evolution of the brain and nervous system in animals has been rewinded by more than 400 million years. ... read..


Meta Platforms, Google agree to abide by Indonesian tech rules
Jakarta | Wednesday, 2022 3:45:10 AM IST
Meta Platforms and Google on Tuesday agreed to abide by Indonesia's new rules for Big Tech which gives authorities the power to block social media applications and online sites. ... read..


Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon chips for next-gen smartwatches
San Francisco | Wednesday, 2022 3:45:10 AM IST
Qualcomm on Tuesday unveiled new Snapdragon chips for smartwatches and OPPO and Mobvoi will be among first companies to use the new wearable platform, with 25 designs in the pipeline across segments. ... read..


Google allows app developers in EU to use rival payment systems, cuts fees
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 1:15:09 AM IST
Google on Tuesday said it will reduce the Play Store service fee for non-gaming app developers in the European Union by 3 per cent 12 per cent from the current 15 per cent -- if they use rival payment systems. ... read..


Scientists use new techniques to identify lakes and reservoirs worldwide
Minneapolis | July 19, 2022 11:57:39 PM IST
A group of researchers have come out with the first-of-its-kind comprehensive global dataset of the Earth's lakes and reservoirs which demonstrates how they have changed over the past 30+ years. ... read..


Researchers find new refining technique to make cheaper superconductors
Washington | July 19, 2022 11:57:35 PM IST
Superconductors may eventually replace bulk magnets in equipment like electric motors, MRI scanners, and CT scanners. But the problem is that conventional high-temperature superconductors require a long and complicated manufacturing process and are made u ... read..


'Junk' DNA may cause cancer by preventing DNA replication, say scientists
London | July 19, 2022 8:28:44 PM IST
Non-coding 'junk' DNA, far from being innocuous and inactive, has been discovered by scientists to potentially contribute to the development of cancer. ... read..


Research discovers new method of revealing illegal and informal mercury trade
Ibaraki | July 19, 2022 6:57:17 PM IST
The Minamata Convention (MC) strives to prohibit and limit mercury commerce, a very dangerous contaminant. While the majority of nations participating in artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM), the leading source of mercury contamination, are MC par ... read..


Do you know dog assisted interventions helps to lower stress levels in children? Study reveals
Washington | July 19, 2022 5:26:25 PM IST
According to a new study, researchers discovered that dog-assisted interventions can considerably reduce stress in children with and without special needs by using a salivary cortisol level. ... read..


Researchers find dogs' sense of smell is linked to vision
Washington | July 19, 2022 2:25:43 PM IST
The first documentation that dogs' sense of smell is integrated with their vision and other unique parts of the brain has been provided by Cornell University researchers. It sheds new light on how dogs experience and navigate the world. ... read..


Study: Burrowing animals to recover after largest mass extinction
Bristol | July 19, 2022 11:59:10 AM IST
Burrowing animals were among the first to recover after the end-Permian mass extinction, according to researchers investigating ancient sea bed traces and burrows. ... read..


Experts find dormant black hole near our galaxy
Washington | July 19, 2022 8:56:23 AM IST
A stellar-mass black hole has been discovered in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a galaxy which is the neighbour of the Milky Way Galaxy. This discovery was made by a group of international experts who are renowned for disproving other black hole discoveries. ... read..


China starts work on world's first deep-space radar to tackle asteroids
Beijing | Tuesday, 2022 2:15:09 AM IST
In a bid to boost defence against near-Earth asteroids, China has started construction of the world's most far-reaching radar system, Global Times reported. ... read..


Scientists create dog-sized robot to study how animals learn to walk
Stuttgart | July 18, 2022 11:26:14 PM IST
The Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems (MPI-IS) in Stuttgart conducted a study to discover how animals learn to walk and learn from stumbling. They created a four-legged, dog-sized robot to assist them in figuring out the details. ... read..


Mental health support is essential to care at every age for heart patients
Washington | July 18, 2022 10:28:35 PM IST
Resilience and high quality of life are demonstrated by many individuals born with heart defects; however, they may face a range of health-related psychological and social challenges throughout their lives. ... read..


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