• Three reasons why coronavirus can cause silent hypoxia

    Three reasons why coronavirus can cause silent hypoxia

    Lifestyle | November 21, 2020 8:31 IST

    Boston University biomedical engineers and collaborators from the University of Vermont have begun to crack one of the most life-threatening mysteries behind the relationship between silent hypoxia and coronavirus following different scenarios.

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    Scientists seek evidence over claim that cow dung chip can reduce cell phone radiation

    India | October 19, 2020 7:58 IST

    More than 600 scientists and science educators have written to Vallabhbhai Kathiria, the chairman of Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog, seeking scientific evidence to back his claim that a cow dung chip can reduce radiation from cell phone.  

  • Scientists develop new tool to uncover patterns in coronavirus mutations

    Scientists develop new tool to uncover patterns in coronavirus mutations

    October 03, 2020 13:09 IST

    Scientists have developed a method to quickly identify and label mutated versions of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 using information from a global database of testing information, an advance that may aid in the development of therapeutics against the deadly disease.

  • Study suggests COVID-19 infects majority of bad dreams

    Study suggests COVID-19 infects majority of bad dreams

    News | October 02, 2020 12:10 IST

    In a paper published in Frontiers in Psychology, scientists used artificial intelligence to help analyze the dream content of close to a thousand people and found that the novel coronavirus had infected more than half of the distressed dreams reported. The researchers crowdsourced sleep and stress data from more than 4,000 people during the sixth week of the COVID-19 lockdown in Finland. About 800 respondents also contributed information about their dreams during that time - many of which revealed shared anxiety about the pandemic.

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    Scientists on Arctic mission make unplanned detour to pole

    August 20, 2020 10:56 IST

    A German icebreaker carrying scientists on a year-long international expedition in the high Arctic has reached the North Pole, after making an unplanned detour there due to lighter-than-usual sea ice conditions.  

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    Indian scientists make space bricks for lunar habitation

    August 17, 2020 11:19 IST

    The Indian space agency launched two unmanned missions to the moon in 2008 and 2019 as part of its inter-planetary exploration to study the earth's natural satellite, though it failed to land on the lunar surface.

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    Scientists use AI to identify hundreds of COVID-19 drug candidates

    August 13, 2020 12:39 IST

    A team led by an Indian-origin scientist has used artificial intelligence (AI) to identify hundreds of new potential drugs that could help treat COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, or SARS-CoV-2. 

  • Scientists find genes that help cancer cells to penetrate brain

    Scientists find genes that help cancer cells to penetrate brain

    News | August 13, 2020 9:46 IST

    In an attempt to create new methods for cancer diagnosis and treatment, an international team of scientists, including a researcher from Sechenov University, reviewed scientific articles on proteins (and genes encoding them) that help cancer cells en

  • How good gut bacteria help reduce the risk for heart disease

    How good gut bacteria help reduce the risk for heart disease

    Lifestyle | July 10, 2020 10:56 IST

    Scientists have discovered that one of the good bacteria found in the human gut has a benefit that has remained unrecognized until now the potential to reduce the risk for heart disease.

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    Mysterious, gel-like subtance on Moon identified

    July 09, 2020 10:16 IST

    Chinese scientists identified a curious substance that was found on the moon and generated widespread interest after it was discovered by the Yutu-2 rover in 2019.

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    Indian scientists find COVID-19 gene in wastewater, hailed by global community

    India | June 22, 2020 17:43 IST

    Scientists in India have for the first time detected genetic material of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in wastewater, a breakthrough that paves the way for using wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE) for real-time surveillance of COVID-19 in the country. 

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    New minimally-invasive treatment for 'frozen shoulder' improves patients' pain, function

    Lifestyle | June 16, 2020 8:06 IST

    Scientists have developed a new nonsurgical treatment that decreases erranta blood flow in the shoulder to quickly reduce pain and improve function in patients with adhesive capsulitis, also known as "frozen shoulder.

  • Scientists detect widespread structures near Earth's core

    Scientists detect widespread structures near Earth's core

    June 12, 2020 23:11 IST

    Analysing thousands of recordings of seismic waves, or sound waves travelling through the Earth, scientists have detected widespread, heterogenous structures -- areas of unusually dense, hot rock -- at the core-mantle boundary than previously known.

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    Scientists, crew on NIOT ships to remain at sea as lockdown extended

    India | May 06, 2020 16:58 IST

    ​A majority of scientists and crew members aboard four ships of National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) will have to wait a little longer before they can set foot on the terra firma due to extension in lockdown till May 17.

  • First detailed colour-coded geological map of Moon for scientists released

    First detailed colour-coded geological map of Moon for scientists released

    May 04, 2020 11:31 IST

    The United States Geological Survey (USGS) has released a 1:5,000,000 scale map recently which reveals a lot about the surface of the Moon. It is colour-coded for scientists, researchers and lunar enthusiasts to easily study the Moon’s surface and it can also aid future research projects involving the Moon.

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    Brightest supernova ever seen discovered, scientists say

    April 14, 2020 17:28 IST

    Scientists say they have discovered the brightest, most energetic, and likely most massive supernova -- a powerful and luminous stellar explosion -- ever identified.

  • Blood-red snow in Antarctica

    Antarctica's ice is bleeding, eerie photos show

    February 28, 2020 10:54 IST

    Gory images of blood-red ice in Antarctica shook the scientists at Ukraine's Vernadsky Research Base in Antarctica. Marine ecologist Andrey Zotov from the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, captured these images while conducting research at the Antarctic station. 

  • Scientists dive into ‘Midnight Zone’ to study dark ocean

    Scientists dive into ‘Midnight Zone’ to study dark ocean

    February 05, 2020 15:48 IST

    A team of scientists is preparing to dive deep into the depths of the Indian Ocean — into a “Midnight Zone” where light barely reaches but life still thrives. Scientists from the British-led Nekton Mission plan to survey wildlife and gauge the effects of climate change in the unexplored area. 

  • Marine scientists demand trawler ban within 12 nautical

    Marine scientists demand trawler ban within 12 nautical miles

    India | January 10, 2020 17:19 IST

    Marine scientists on Friday demanded a complete ban on trawling in the country's territorial waters within 12 nautical miles. This emerged as one of the main recommendations of the third international marine symposium on marine ecosystems held at the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) here that concluded on Friday.  

  • Aspiring scientist from Varanasi develops 'lipstick gun' for women (Representational image)

    Aspiring scientist from Varanasi develops 'lipstick gun' for women

    India | January 09, 2020 10:26 IST

      A youth from Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh has developed a new personal security gadget for women. Shyam Chaurasia, an aspiring scientist, has developed a 'lipstick gun' that can not only trigger off an explosion like sound, but also send a distress signal to the police emergency number 112.