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Antarctica used to be greener, warmer 90 mn years ago!

Antarctica used to be greener, warmer 90 mn years ago!

The scientists, including those from Imperial College London in the UK, discovered forest soil pertaining to a time between 145 and 66 mi...Read More

Women 10% more likely to feel unsafe than men

Women 10% more likely to feel unsafe than men

According to a study, the largest difference between women and men's perceptions of safety was in Europe, where women were 12 per cent mo...Read More

Give yourself a shock treatment to improve your brain, memory

Give yourself a shock treatment to improve your brain, memory

London: Stimulating the brain with electricity may synchronise brain waves and help improve short-term working memory, an advance that co...Read More

A longer life: Life expectancy may exceed by 90 years in 2030

A longer life: Life expectancy may exceed by 90 years in 2030

London: Average life expectancy is set to increase in many countries by 2030 – and will exceed 90 years in South Korea, according to a ne...Read More

Cheap breath test might spot gut and oesophageal cancer

Cheap breath test might spot gut and oesophageal cancer

London: Scientists have developed a cheap and non-invasive test that can measure the levels of five chemicals in the breath to detect can...Read More

Romantic hormone kisspeptin may cure psycho sexual disorders

Romantic hormone kisspeptin may cure psycho sexual disorders

London: Injecting kisspeptin, a naturally occurring hormone inside the body, may help treat some psychosexual disorders that commonly occ...Read More

‘Invisibility cloaks’ may protect buildings from quakes

‘Invisibility cloaks’ may protect buildings from quakes

London: Scientists are developing large structures inspired by ‘cloaking’ materials for sound and light, which may be used to protect bui...Read More

Why pints spill but straws don’t!

Why pints spill but straws don’t!

London: It is not only the size, but the shape of a tube that determines whether a liquid will spill out of it when tipped over, new rese...Read More

Signs of Martian life may be hidden deep below planet surface

Signs of Martian life may be hidden deep below planet surface

London: Signs of life may be present deep inside the surface of Mars, rather that in rocks excavated by some meteorite impacts, a new stu...Read More

Failure of just a few cells may lead to diabetes: Study

Failure of just a few cells may lead to diabetes: Study

London: Diabetes may be due to the failure of a privileged few cells, rather than the behaviour of all cells, suggests new research, says...Read More

Zika epidemic may end within 3 years: Study

Zika epidemic may end within 3 years: Study

London: The current Zika epidemic in Latin America is likely to burn itself out within three years, researchers have predicted. Zika is a...Read More

‘Big Bounce’ behind birth of universe?

‘Big Bounce’ behind birth of universe?

London: Our universe may have ‘bounced’ into existence from an older collapsing one, rather than expanding from a single point of dense, ...Read More

A supplement to switch off junk food cravings

A supplement to switch off junk food cravings

Washington DC: Sugary treats and calorie-packed happy hour drinks all leave us asking for more, but now, a team of scientists may have fo...Read More

‘Global economic crisis linked to 260,000 more cancer deaths’

‘Global economic crisis linked to 260,000 more cancer deaths’

Boston: The 2008 global economic crisis, and the rise in unemployment that accompanied it, was associated with more than 260,000 excess c...Read More

E-cigarette use in Britain almost doubled in two years

E-cigarette use in Britain almost doubled in two years

London: The number of people in Britain who have tried e-cigarettes has almost doubled in just two years, says a new study.

Antarctic ice loss may raise sea-level by 3 metres

Antarctic ice loss may raise sea-level by 3 metres

London: Current rates of climate change may trigger instability in a major Antarctic glacier, ultimately leading to a sea-level rise of a...Read More

3D models show how giant dinosaurs evolved

3D models show how giant dinosaurs evolved

London: Scientists have developed 3D computer models of the bodies of the gigantic sauropod dinosaurs to analyse how their size, shape an...Read More

Depression ups mortality risk in heart failure patients

Depression ups mortality risk in heart failure patients

London: Patients with heart failure are at five-fold increased risk of death following discharge from hospital if they also suffer from m...Read More

Beatles did not spark musical revolution in US : Study

Beatles did not spark musical revolution in US : Study

London : Beatles may have been given too much credit for sparking the musical revolution which started in the US in 1964, a new study has...Read More

Why People Crave For Sugary Foods

Why People Crave For Sugary Foods

London : Researchers have discovered a mechanism that prompts people to seek food rich in glucose – the body’s main energy source, report...Read More

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