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Venus Just Missed Hosting Life Like Earth?

If conditions had been just a little different an eon ago, there might be plentiful life on Venus and none on Earth, according to a hypothesis by Rice University scientists. The researchers maintain that minor evolutionary changes could have altered the fates of both Earth and Venus in ways that scientists may soon be able to model through observation of ...

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New Study Shows Potential Alzheimer’s Treatment Using Insulin

Dementia or a condition where the patient suffers corrosion of memory, thought process, conduct, and the capability to carry out daily chores, as explained by the World Health Organization (WHO), is one of the growing concerns of the medical world. Offering some hope, a new study has shown that insulin might bear potential to treat dementia, which is most usually ...

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Meet Manish Kumar, Pioneer of Self-Assembling Artifical Membrane

Manish Kumar, assistant professor of chemical engineering at Pennsylvania State University, has developed a self-assembling artificial membrane that can be used in fuel separation, water purification, drug supply and DNA recognition. The membrane with lipids or fat molecules and protein-appended molecules that switch water on pure membranes and self-assembles into two-dimensional buildings with parallel channels works just like nature in ...

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Smoking chambers to get clean filtered air within 30 minutes now

For smokers inside a room filled with smoke, there is a new air-cleaner filter invented by Korean scientists that can exhaust dangerous gases in a room with 80% purification, which is not possible with existing equipment. Led by Jongsoo Jurng of Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KSIT) in Seoul, the researchers invented a manganese oxide nano-catalyst, the filter can ...

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In Praise of Canola Oil to Reduce Your Cholesterol, Belly Fat

While research is in praise of olive oil till now, new study has thrown light on similar health benefits for canola oil that is extracted from the canola plant for use as kitchen oil. Besides its nutritional value, canola oil is billed as weight-reducing agent to tackle obesity and lifestyle risks in modern day food habits. With its taste-less and ...

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India Ponders Mega Project to Set Up 70 Super Computers by 2022

Indian government is accelerating the process of supercomputing in the country with 70 supercomputers soon to forecast weather and use them for defence applications, in a major step to modernize its capabilities of prediction of natural disasters and defence emergencies in the future. To be equipped with an operational speed ranging from from 0.5 to 20 petaflops, these supercomputers will ...

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Will Uttarakhand Next to Experience Nepal-like Earthquake?

The fear psychology knows no bounds and now some geologists who had warned about “a great earthquake” that devastated Nepal on April 25 have turned their attention to Uttarakhand saying it has all the potential to experience similar earthquake. “The landscape and erosion rate patterns suggest that the decollement beneath Uttarakhand provides a sufficiently large and coherent fault segment capable ...

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New ‘Bionic Leaf’ Lets Convert Solar Energy Into Liquid Fuel

Researchers have created an artificial leaf that can trap solar energy and turn it into liquid fuel with the help of bacteria, with huge potential for future sources of energy. Called bionic leaf, the artificial leaf developed by researchers mimicks the photosynthesis in natural leaves to harvest solar energy and convert water into hydrogen and oxygen. They have added a ...

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‘Pot Tweets’: Pro-Marijuana Tweets on Rise on Twitter

After analysing every marijuana-related Twitter message sent during a one-month period in early 2014, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that the “Twitterverse” is a pot-friendly place. In that period, more than seven million tweets referenced marijuana with 15 times as many pro-pot tweets sent as anti-pot tweets. The study added that most of ...

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Native Sri Lankan flying snake now sighted in Andhra forests

A flying snake, almost extinct and native only to Sri Lanka, has been sighted in Andhra Pradesh’s Seshachalam forests, forest officials and researchers said, noting that it was the first time that Chrysopelea taprobanica has been sighted outside the island nation. The species, known to be found in dry zone lowlands and parts of the intermediate climatic zones in Sri ...

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1990 vs 2013: Global life expectancy increased by more than 6 years, says study

Global life expectancy study conducted for 2013 has shown that it increased by 6.2 years, compared to 1990, according to a study published by The Lancet, which means on an average, men live 5.8 years longer and women 6.6 years more. Attributed to decreasing mortality rates for infectious diseases and cardiovascular problems, the increase in global life expectancy was arrived ...

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Researchers Pinpoint Where Memories are Generated in Brain

An international team of researchers has successfully determined where memories are generated with a level of precision that has been never achieved before. The researchers were able to pinpoint this location down to specific circuits of the human brain. “We have been able to locate the generation of human memories to certain neuronal layers within the hippocampus and the entorhinal ...

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Home Cooked Food Keeps You Heatheir Anyday, says Study

People who eat home-cooked food are healthier as they eventually consume fewer calories than those who eat outside food or cook less at home to eat, says a study. Those who frequently cooked at home, at least six nights a week, actually consumed fewer calories compared to the timings when they ate out, showed the findings. "When people cook most ...

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