Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) scientists to experiment for Natural Farming
Farm scientists of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) gained first hand experience of natural farming at Gurukul farms in Haryana's Kurukshetra district and said they would also experiment the "pes
IIT KGP and NTNU have signed an MoU to facilitate cooperation in research and education
The IIT Kharagpur and Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) have signed an MoU to facilitate cooperation in research and education between the two institutes, an IIT KGP
Sans Forgetica - A font that helps you better recall what you read
Researchers have created a new type font, called Sans Forgetica, to help people remember more of what they read. Sans Forgetica is believed to be the world's first typeface specifically de
IIT scientists develop material that can harvest water from fog
Taking a leaf from nature's book, a team from IIT Mandi has developed a material that can harvest water from fog. Researchers worldwide are working towards developing techniques that can h
IIT KGP and REDOC SPI tie up in Doctoral Education
Kolkata, Oct 7 (PTI) IIT Kharagpur and REDOC SPI, a French network of doctoral schools, have come together to strengthen institutional collaboration in doctoral education and research. Thr
Illegible prescriptions: MP college to impart handwriting
In a bid to protect budding doctors from any unpleasant situation they might find themselves in future because of illegible prescriptions, a state-run medical college in Madhya Pradesh has come up with an intersting idea
Increasingly Human - Like Robots Spark Fascination and Fear
Sporting a trendy brown bob, a humanoid robot named Erica chats to a man in front of stunned audience members in Madrid. She and others like her are a prime focus of robotic research, as t
India Not Adequately Harnessing Potential of Women in Science
President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday expressed concern over the low participation of women in higher science, saying the country is not adequately harnessing their scientific potential and it is a colle
NASA Probe Nearing Interstellar Space
NASA's Voyager 2 probe is approaching interstellar space and has detected an increase in cosmic rays that originate outside our solar system, the US space agency said. Launched in 1977, Voyager 2 is a litt
Never dreamed my research would take the direction it has: Nobel Medicine Prize winner Allison
James Allison, the winner of the 2018 Nobel Medicine Prize, has said he never dreamed that his research would take the direction it has. The American immunologist and Tasuku Honjo of Jap
Exercise can help cut depression, schizophrenia symptoms
Exercising two or three times a week can reduce symptoms of depression and schizophrenia, according to experts who suggest that a structured physical activity regime can complement standard medication and psychotherapy t
Animated video launched to create awareness on breast cancer
An animated video aimed at creating awareness on breast cancer has been launched by the Sri Ramakrishna Institute of Oncology and Reseach (SRIOR) recently. The video, claimed by the instit
Media violence, family conflict ups aggressive behaviours in teens
Teenagers exposed to violence on TV and high levels of household conflict are at risk of engaging in aggressive behaviours, according to scientists including one of Indian origin. Especi
Stress pushing people in Delhi to unhealthy lifestyles
Work-related stress and other worries are affecting health of adults living in Delhi, leading them to adopt smoking, drinking and other unhealthy lifestyles such as binge eating at night
Argentina's economic crisis could trigger scientific 'collapse'
Argentine scientists are deeply worried about the effects of the country's economic crisis on science. The government has proposed cutting research budgets in 2019 as part of an austerity push and it is
Many doctors in India miss TB signs
Many private sector doctors in India miss the signs of tuberculosis and therefore provide patients inadequate treatment, according to a new study published Tuesday involving people hired to act out the symptoms.
Harvard prof asks MCI to replace classroom use of animals with simulation technology
A Harvard professor has written to the Medical Council of India (MCI), urging it to replace the "cruel classroom use of animals" with cutting-edge simulation technology, animal rights bo
Stepfathers' 'Cinderella effect' may be a myth: Study
Long-held assumptions that stepfathers are more likely to be responsible for child deaths than genetic parents -- dubbed the 'Cinderella effect' -- may be a myth, scientists say. Researche
Banning tobacco displays may prevent children from buying cigarettes
Removing displays of tobacco products from shops may significantly reduce the number of children buying cigarettes, a study has found. The research, from Imperial College London (ICL) in the UK
Acts of kindness can reduce depression: Study
Showing compassion to others can help reduce depression and increase life satisfaction, say scientists who found that the most disagreeable individuals benefit the greatest. The most disagreeable individuals, who are als
ISRO to launch 18 missions in next six months
With the continuing success of PSLV missions, ISRO has decided to take it up a notch and plans to launch 18 missions in the next six months, virtually one every two weeks.
Boost your Brain Skills with Quick Meditation
Just a short session of meditation can significantly boost one's ability to quickly and accurately complete cognitive tasks, even if they have never meditated before, a study has found.
10 Truths a PhD Supervisor will Never Tell You
A PhD Supervisor guides the student for the preparation of your research studies, to complete the research record. There are some important dos and donâts to bear in mind when choosing someone to ov
Benefits of space research trickle down into our everyday lives
Advancements in space research tend to find their way into our everyday lives - be it through crucial surgeries or ubiquitous devices such as smartphones, according to an Australian astrophysicist.
World's first mission to touch the Sun set to launch next week: NASA
NASA's Parker Solar Probe, mankind's first mission to 'touch' the Sun, has been moved to its launch pad and is on schedule take off next week, the US space agencies said
Switching off protein may boost efficacy of cancer treatment
Inhibiting a previously known protein could reduce tumour burden and enhance the effectiveness of immunotherapy treatments, a study has found. Immunotherapy is a type of
Father's genes can impact motherly love: Study
A father's genes can influence the quality of care a newborn receives from its mother, a study has found.
iHub to set up in Andhra Pradesh for Research and Scientific learning
The Andhra Pradesh government is in the process of setting up iHub, the intelligent hub, a first of its kind global research centre for scientific learning with an initial investment of
Reading about suicides impacts vulnerable people: Study
Reading details about suicide cases can push vulnerable people towards taking the extreme step, say scientists who underscore the need for understanding the impact of media reports on suicidal population
Future smartphone circuits may be printed like newspapers
A new manufacturing technique uses a process similar to newspaper printing to form smoother and more flexible metals for making ultrafast electronic devices, scientists say. The lo
What is the Biggest lie in Science?
Real science is science that was replicated and proven many times. By that definition, nearly no science produced today is real science. Replication does not produce publications, which are necessary to
Consume Fish to lower Cancer Risk
Consuming fish and other foods rich in omega 3 fatty acids may lower the risk of early death from diseases like cancer, and heart disorders, a study has found. In the study of 240,729 men
Best Dictionary/Thesaurus Apps for Android
Good Dictionary or Thesaurus is something everyone loves to have on their phone. People even have thesauruses in different languages wherein they can find new words and look for their meaning.
Your Earliest Memories Might Never Have Actually Happened
Nearly 40 per cent of people have a first memory which is fictional, say researchers who conducted one of the largest surveys of people earliest memories.
â€œHyper Brainsâ€? High Intelligence and Health
Intelligence is not gifted. Intelligence is developed. We may think that some of us are gifted because of some characteristics. But the truth is that every one of us is gifted. Some of us are good at sports, others are g
Bad mood may help your brain with everyday tasks: Study
Being in a bad mood can help some peoples executive functioning, such as their ability to focus attention, manage time and prioritise tasks, according to a study. The study, published in the journal
Novel technique allows robots to play team mates to soldiers
Scientists have developed a new technique that allows robots to autonomously navigate in different environments and carry out actions a soldier would expect from a teammate on the battlefield.
Obesity alone does not increase early death risk: Study
Obesity alone does not increase the risk of early death, say scientists who have found that obese patients with no other metabolic risk factors, do not have an increased rate of mortality. The study could
ISRO scientists successfully test Vikas Engine
ISRO today said it successfully conducted a ground test of its high thrust version of the Vikas Engine that would improve the payload capability of the space vehicles. The test for a durat
No Aliens, But Scientists Find More Evidence for Life on a Saturn Moon
Aliens and Science are one of the most interesting aspects of Science. Every one likes to read more about astronomical science and is not interested in the Cosmology or aliens. Aliens
Delhiites exposed to five times more black carbon than Americans, Europeans
Travelling by car in Delhi exposes people to black carbon levels five times higher than Europe and America, say scientists who found that Asian residents are exposed to
Einstein's virtual avatar may boost cognition
A virtual reality experience of being in Albert Einstein body can help people with low self esteem score better on cognitive tests, a study has found. The perception of having
New treatment for chronic kidney disease in the humans
Scientists have devised a method to deliver genetic material to treat damaged kidney cells in mice, an advance that may lead to a gene therapy to cure the potentially fatal chronic kidney disease in humans.
Mini Neanderthal brains grown in US lab
Scientists have successfully grown pea size versions of Neanderthals brains, an advance that may help better understand the species that went extinct about 40,000 years ago. Cultivati
Taking photos can impair memory of events: Study
Taking photographs for Instagram or Snapchat to document and remember a memorable experience may be counterproductive, say scientists who found that the act of clicking pictures impairs memories of the event.
Novel enzymes can convert plant waste into fuel
Scientists have discovered a new family of enzymes which can make it possible to convert plant waste into sustainable goods and high value products such as nylon, plastics, chemicals and fuels.
Exercise crucial for good health in depression patients
Exercise may be just as crucial for a depression patient good health, as finding an effective antidepressant, say scientists who found that the high fitness level at middle age can protect the heart from
Does Education Really Boost Intelligence, how much?
The scientific case that an increase in education grows students cognitive abilities is not a new one. But figuring out exactly how much an additional stretch of schooling earns someone in terms of intelligence is a complicated ch
World at risk of dangerous climate change: Study
Sensitive regions of the world would remain at risk of the dangerous and potentially irreversible effects of climate change, even if we meet the target of not increasing the global temperature above 1.5 degree Celsius ov
Virtual reality tech transforming heart treatments
Rapid advancements in virtual reality technologies are leading to new developments in cardiovascular treatment and improved outcomes for patients, researchers said. Extend
'I've Never Seen Anything Like This': Astronomers Dazzled
A mysterious cataclysm in a neighbouring galaxy was spotted in the sky above Hawaii last week, sending astronomers around the world scrambling to understand the source of the staggeringly brilliant flash.
Anxious people less likely to make risky decisions
People who are highly anxious exert more cognitive control when they make a risky decisions, and are more likely to avoid dangerous behaviours, compared with those who experience less anxiety, a study has found.
How alcohol addiction alters our brain decoded
Scientists have identified how alcohol addiction alters the brain signalling system, which may pave the way to treat the condition in humans. Researchers, from Linkoping University and
Biodegradable plastic alternative synthesised
Scientists have successfully synthesised a polymer that is typically produced by bacteria, algae and other microorganisms, an advance that may lead to renewable and biodegradable plastics.
Parent-child interaction therapy may alleviate depression in kids
An interactive therapy that involves teaching parents to successfully interact with their children can effectively help treat depression in the young ones, a study has found. Researchers s
Most people aware of harmful effects of plastics but still use it
A majority of people are aware of the harmful effects of plastic on the environment, but still use it due to lack of availability of cheaper alternatives, a study said. With a sample size of 3,600, the nat
Lord Bilimoria among top 100 influencers in the UK-India relations
Leading NRI entrepreneur and Chancellor of the University of Birmingham, Lord Karan Bilimoria and the varsity Pro Vice Chancellor Professor Robin Mason are among the top
Twitter reveals distinct daily cycles in our thought patterns
Our mode of thinking changes at different times of the day and follows a 24 hour pattern, say scientists who decoded the human thought cycle after analysing 800 million tweets.
High Risk of cardiovascular disease in India: Study
The risk of suffering from fatal or non fatal cardiovascular disease in the next 10 years varies widely among people living in different states in India, ranging from 13.2 per cent chance for residents of Jharkhand to 19
Apple aims to solve problems locating 911 calls for help
Apple is trying to drag the US's antiquated system for handling 911 calls into the 21st century. If it lives up to
Video gaming can be addictive as cocaine or gambling: WHO
Video gaming can be addictive in the same way as cocaine or gambling, the World Health Organisation said today in a much anticipated update of the International Classification o
Mindfulness may help cope with social rejection
People who have greater levels of mindfulness and the tendency to maintain attention on an awareness of the present moment are better able to cope with the pain of being rejected by others, a study has found.
New subtype of prostate cancer discovered
Scientists have identified a new subtype of prostate cancer that occurs in about seven per cent of patients with advanced disease. The subtype is characterised by loss of the gene CDK12. I
Antarctic ice loss triples, boosting sea levels
Antarctica has lost a staggering three trillion tonnes of ice since 1992, according to a landmark study published today that suggests the frozen continent could redraw Earth's coastlines if global warmin
'New method can quickly, accurately detect infections'
Scientists have developed a method that can quickly and accurately detect whether a person has been infected with harmful bacteria or other pathogens. The method developed by
Spider silk vaccine may help prevent cancer
Scientists have developed microcapsules made of spider silk that can deliver cancer vaccines directly to the heart of immune cells. To fight
Global warming will make veggies harder to find: study
Global warming is expected to make vegetables significantly scarcer around the world unless new growing practices and resilient crop varieties are adopted, researchers warned today. By the end of this cent
Solar-powered system can harvest fresh water from air
Scientists have developed a system that can harvest water out of the air using just solar power, an advance ideal for people living in arid areas of the world. The prototype, developed by
Severe uranium contamination in India's groundwater: Study
Scientists have found widespread uranium contamination in groundwater from aquifers across 16 states in India, much above the WHO provisional standard for the country. The
Many Australian school students feel they 'dont belong' in school
A report released today by the Australian Council for Educational Research, the managers of the Program for International Student Assessment in Australia, explores Australian students se
'Negative social media experiences linked to depression'
Negative experiences on social media are strongly associated with higher depressive symptoms among young adults, according to a study. The finding, published in the journa
Immediate rewards boost workplace motivation
Getting an immediate reward for working on a task, rather than waiting one to finish it, can boost motivation and help people enjoy the work, a study has found. According to
Falling short on time? Earth might have 25 hours in a day in the future
Sometimes, 24 hours are not enough in a day. Many of the work gets postponed to next day if not because of laziness then the shortage of time. If you ever wished to have more hours in a day, then it is the right time for
Work stress may lead to irregular heart rate: Study
Having a stressful job may increase the risk of developing a rapid and irregular heart rate, called atrial fibrillation, which can lead to strokes and premature death, according to a study.
Inadequate sleep may cost countries billions: Study
Inadequate sleep, a health problem affecting at least one in three adults worldwide, could cost countries billions, a study has found. Researchers from Vic
New material can help tooth enamel regenerate
Scientists have developed materials that help dental enamel regenerate, and could be used to prevent and treat tooth decay or sensitivity. Enamel, located on the outer part of our
Gravitational wave event likely signaled birth of black hole
The merger of two neutron stars that generated gravitational waves detected last year may have led to the birth of the lowest mass black hole ever found, say scientists who analysed data from NASA Chandra X ray Observato
Common toothpaste ingredient may up colon cancer risk: study
A common antimicrobial ingredient triclosan, found in hand soaps and toothpaste, may alter gut bacteria and increase the risk of colon cancer, a study has found. The study, published in the journal
Being active more important for heart patients than weight loss
Increased physical activity, rather than weight loss, gives individuals with coronary heart disease a longer lease on life, scientists say.
No need for high-dose vitamin D in infants: study
Tripling the dose of Vitamin D supplementation for babies does not make their bones any stronger by age two, according to a study in Finland published today. Vitamin D is essential because
Limiting global warming may prevent millions of dengue cases
Limiting global warming to 1.5 degree Celsius could prevent around 3.3 million cases of dengue fever every year in Latin America and the Caribbean alone, a study has found. The study published in the journ
Novel technique could help treat cancer
Cancer therapies that cut off blood supply to a tumour could more effectively treat the deadly disease when combined with existing chemotherapeutic drugs, a study has found. The research,
Reducing meat consumption could help prevent obesity: Study
Cutting back on meat and following a vegetable rich diet could be the key to battling obesity, a study suggests. Researchers from Erasmus University, Rotterdam
People with autism can't recognise lies: Study
People with autism spectrum disorder are unable to distinguish truth from lies putting them at greater risk of being manipulated, a study has found. Researchers, led by David Williams of the
'Mediterranean diet may protect you from harms of air pollution'
Following a Mediterranean diet may protect people from some of the harms of air pollution, and reduce their risk of dying from heart attacks and stroke, a study claims.
Humans causing cancer in wild animals: Study
Human activities are changing the environment in a way that causes cancer in wild animal populations, according to a study. "We know that some viruses can cause
Cycling, walking to work can help you live longer: Study
Walking or cycling to work may reduce the risk of dying from ischaemic heart disease or stroke, a study claims. The study, published in the journal Heart
Novel robotic system can grow mini human organs
Scientists have developed an automated robotic system that can rapidly produce mini human organs required for medical research and drug testing. The traditional way to grow
New battery can be charged within seconds
Scientists have developed a novel self assembling battery device that can be recharged within seconds and could power mobile devices of the future. Researchers from Corne
Hotter bodies fight infections, tumours better: study
The hotter our body temperature, the more our bodies speed up a key defence system that fights tumours, wounds or infections, according to a study. In the study published in the journal
Smoking pot in early teens ups drug abuse risk later
People who start smoking marijuana in the beginning of their teens are at a higher risk of having a drug abuse problem by the age of 28, a study has found.
Jupiter-like exoplanet discovered by amateur astronomer
An amateur astronomer have discovered a new hot Jupiter an exoplanet that orbits a star similar to our Sun with a period of 40 hours.
'Over 300 mammal species yet to be discovered'
There are probably 303 species of mammals left to be discovered by science, most of which are likely to live in tropical regions, according to a predictive model developed by ecologists. The research, publ
First stars formed 250 million years after Big Bang: Study
The earliest stars may have been forged just 250 million years after the Big Bang, say scientists who observed a galaxy at a record setting distance of 13.28 billion light years from Earth.
'New device may increase smartphone battery life 100 times'
A team led by an Indian origin scientist has developed a novel device that could increase the battery life of electronic devices, such as smartphones and laptops, by more than a hundred fold.
Poor air quality affects people in rural areas as much as in cities: Study
People living in rural areas are as likely to die prematurely from the effects of poor air quality as those living in cities, a new study on north India has claimed. The study found that the sources of
Chimps sleep on cleaner beds than humans: Study
Chimpanzees appear to keep tidier sleeping arrangements than humans do, according to a study that evaluated the microbes and insects found in the treetop beds that chimps make each night.
Mars may have harboured life in past: study
Scientists have found traces of fatty acids which are key building blocks of biological cells in acidic streams in the UK, which they say hint that life may once have ex
'Novel method to help assess lung function'
Researchers have developed a new method of analysing X ray images of lungs, which could help in the diagnosis and assessment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, and other lung diseases.
Body odour may help identify malaria: study
Changes in the body odour may help identify people infected with malaria, even when they show no symptoms of the disease, a study has found. Blood tests do not necessarily pick up infectio
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