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How ants conquered the world ?

When Japanese researchers compared gene sequences from 300 species of Pheidole – world’s most species-rich ant genus – they found that Pheidole evolved the same way twice, once to take over the New World and then again to take over the Old World. The team from Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University used gene sequences to construct a ...

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Artificial eggs and sperm created in lab to help solve fertility problem

Using human embryonic stem cells, scientists for the first time have created primordial germ cells, which go on to become egg and sperm, in the lab to help answer problems related to fertility in the future. The pioneering results can help scientists provide answers to fertility problems, yield insight into the earliest stages of embryonic development and enable the development ...

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Burnt Out Leads to Depression; Some Tips to Avoid it

  Overwork, or feeling burnt out is an indication closely linked to depression later in life, said researchers. In a study conducted by Psychology professor Irvin Schonfeld from City College of New York, it has been noticed that there is a strong association between burnout and depression. About 5,500 school teachers were studied in a survey to estimate the prevalence ...

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Low blood sugar too causes damage to your heart: New Study

Low blood sugar or hypoglycaemia, which occurs when a patient’s blood glucose goes dangerously low, can trigger potentially fatal cardiovascular events like stroke or heart attack, a new research led by an Indian-origin doctor has found. The risk of heart diseases associated with high blood sugar are already known. Hypoglycaemia is one of the most common and serious side effects ...

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Death of Millions of Starfish Likely Caused by Virus

An epidemic across the ocean ecosystem caused by a pathogen agent that has been present for decades have led to the death of millions of starfish in recent months on the Pacific coast from Alaska to Mexico, according to a recent research. “It is not a new agent, and it might be a virus,” Pete Raimondi, a professor in the ...

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Australian Researchers Achieve Record Ever Solar Power Efficiency

Australian researchers have achieved record solar efficiency, and set a world record with 40 percent of conversion efficiency, that is a breakthrouhg in solar power studies, reported media on Monday. The team from the University of New South Wales has achieved a record 40.4 percent conversion efficiency by using standard solar cells combined with a mirror and filters, with a ...

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Scientists Develop Wireless Brain Sensor to Help Researches

A new high-data rate, low power wireless brain sensor has been developed by scientists in New York that can enable neuroscience researches and experiments to be conducted easily. “We view this as a platform device for tapping into the richness of electrical signals from the brain among animal models where their neural circuit activity reflects entirely volitional and naturalistic behaviour, ...

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Scientists Track How Much Pets Love Their Masters

Your dog loves you as much as you love it, researchers confirmed in a study that looked inside the brain of our canine friends using imaging technology. Not only do dogs seem to love their owners back, they actually see them as their family, the researchers found. “Bonding with owners is much more important for dogs than other pets,” lead ...

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Volcanism Likely Triggered Flowing Liquid on Early Mars

The warmth and liquid flow on ancient Mars were probably episodic, likely to be related with brief periods of volcanic activity that spewed tons of greenhouse-inducing sulphur dioxide gas into the atmosphere, finds a new research. The work by scientists from Brown University in Rhode Island and Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science suggests that periods of temperatures warm enough for ...

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Cow’s milk can act as catalyst to deliver high dose AIDS drug to infants: study

A milk powder containing anti-retroviral (AIDS) drugs, which are not very soluble in water, can help better treat and prevent HIV infection in babies, research shows. The team found a new method of altering a protein in cow’s milk to bind with an anti-retroviral drug.Most anti-retroviral drugs are not tolerated by very young children. One of the most commonly prescribed ...

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Why sad tunes lift your mood after a break-up?

Many people prefer to listen to sad tunes after a break-up, especially from movies like Devadas and now a new research says that listening to sad tunes could actually help people recover from break-ups and feel happy. One can experience four different cognitive rewards of music-evoked sadness – reward of imagination, emotion regulation, empathy and no "real life" implications, German ...

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How Chimpanzees Plan, Risk and Relish Fruity Breakfast?

Not only humans but even chimpanzees are adept at planning their breakfast and taking into consideration the time, menu and their social gathering, said a new study conducted in in the west-African Tai National Park in Cote d’Ivore. Led by Karline Janmaat from Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, the study showcase the kind of competition among the ...

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Twitter to Open Public Data to Researchers under Data Grant Program

The micro-blogging site has finally given access to its vast database to a selected pool of researchers to study tweets and find answers to a variety of issues in order to help them come out with helpful insights and conclusion into human behavior. As part of its ambitious data grant programme, Twitter is allowing academic researchers across various fields to ...

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Chilli Pepper can burn fat cells too: study

Capsaicin that makes the chili pepper cause burning sensation in our stomach could play a vital role in treating obesity in the future, according to research from Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH). Ali Tavakkoli, MD, BWH Department of Surgery, and his team have published a study investigating whether two surgeries called vagal de-afferentation-which uses capsaicin, the component responsible for the ...

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Why India lacks scientific vigour?

Why India lacks scientific vigour? Why is it that India is lagging far behind the West and now the East, especially behind Japan, China and South Korea? In a country of more than 1.2 billion people, science graduates are more than half of the educated youth coming out the universities but the pattern has seen no change. Indian students are ...

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