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Coldest Decade of Millennium 1430s Saw Famine, Disease and More

While searching through historical archives to find out more about the 15th-century climate of what is now Belgium, northern France, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands, Chantal Camenisch noticed something odd. “I realised that there was something extraordinary going on regarding the climate during the 1430s,” says the historian from the University of Bern in Switzerland. Compared with other decades of the ...

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Night Blindness Found in Dogs Too

Night blindness found humans is not confined to them alone but also dogs too can get affected with a form of night blindness, said researchers, which included an Indian-origin scientist. Known as Congenital Stationary Night Blindness (CSNB), those who have normal vision during the daytime can’t find objects in the night and it varies from person to person depending on ...

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Forget Global Warming, Earth May Witness ‘Little Ice Age’ from 2030 to 2040: Russian, UK Scientists

In this 1677 painting by Abraham Hondius, "The Frozen Thames, looking Eastwards towards Old London Bridge," people are shown enjoying themselves on the ice. CREDIT Museum of London

The recurrence of the intense cold period similar to the one that raged the Earth during the “Little Ice Age” freezing the world in the 17th and early 18th centuries may occur again from 2030 to 2040, said scientists in their conclusions at the the National Astronomy Meeting in Llandudno in Wales. The alarming findings were presented by Prof. V.Zharkova ...

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Type 1 Diabetes Ages Brain Faster, Slows Down Cognitive Functions: Study

Type 1 diabetes effect on brain results in aging faster than normal slowing down memory retention, recollection and and processing, said a study. Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh who studied the impact of type 1 diabetes on patients now suggest that doctors should go for frequent screening of the brain to test for cognitive functions, especially in the middle-aged ...

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MRSA bacteria can last in homes for years

Once the MRSA bacteria enters a home, it can linger for years, spreading from person to person and evolving genetically to become unique to that household, new research reveals. The methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) are strains of the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus that are resistant to almost all antibiotics related to penicillin. Since the 1990s, MRSA infections, mostly skin infections, have ...

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How coffee can reduce your risk of multiple sclerosis?

Drinking coffee may be associated with a lower risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS), in addition to the study that said it reduces the risk of Pakinson’s and Alzheimer’s too. “Caffeine intake has been associated with a reduced risk of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases, and our study shows that coffee intake may also protect against MS, supporting the idea that ...

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Is dark matter behind mass extinctions, geologic upheavals?

New York University Biology Professor Michael Rampino says Earth’s infrequent but predictable path around and through our Galaxy’s disc may have a direct and significant effect on geological and biological phenomena occurring on Earth. The movement through dark matter may perturb the orbits of comets and lead to additional heating in the Earth’s core, both of which could be connected ...

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Smoking shrinks part of brain: Study

Long-term smoking could cause thinning of a vital brain part in which critical cognitive functions such as memory, language and perception take place, a new study has warned. Smoking appears to accelerate the thinning of the brain’s cortex, the outer layer of the brain. A thinner brain cortex is associated with adult cognitive decline. "Smokers should be informed that cigarettes ...

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Air pollution in Delhi worst during winter: Study

Air pollution in Delhi is worst during winter season, a study said adding that the residents are exposed to significantly higher levels of air pollutants in Delhi during winter season compared to summer season. The research was jointly conducted by the University of Birmingham (Britain), the Indian Institute of Technology – Delhi, the Central Road Research Institute (India), and the Desert Research ...

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Kerala High Court Upholds Liquor Ban, What Next?

In another blow to the bar owners and brewing firms in Kerala, the high court on Thursday upheld the UDF government’s decision to shut down bars, except five-star hotels and government-owned retail stores (Bevcos) in the state. In his verdict, Justice K Surendra Mohan pronounced the verdict after around 80 petitions were filed by owners of bar hotels in the ...

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