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Clothes that repair their own rips? Study swears on new coatings!

Clothes that repair their own rips? Study swears on new coatings!

The coatings may not only lead to everyday self-healing clothes, but also help create garments that are tailored for protection against chemical and biological warfare agents and that can repair themselves.

Self-assemblage of robots has more appeal: Study

Self-assemblage of robots has more appeal: Study

The goal was to determine how their perception of the robot changed depending on what they were told about the robot in advance, and how much they participated in the assembly of the robot.

Facebook can help students connect better

Facebook can help students connect better

The researchers found that open course students were more engaged on Facebook groups and preferred interacting more on the social media site than through the course tools.

Why some people feel more helpless during stressful situations?

The study, published in the journal Frontiers in Neural Circuits, revealed that mice showing helpless behaviour had vastly different brain activity from those displaying resilient behaviour.

Extreme weather can now be linked to climate change

Extreme weather can now be linked to climate change

Climate science has progressed so much that it has the ability to detect human-induced global warming's fingerprints on certain extreme weather events, such as floods, heat waves and droughts, as per an international National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine report.

Traditional homes more sustainable houses

Cutting down forests to plant bamboo as building material is not the answer.

Why your grandfather hates self-reliant robots at home

Why your grandfather hates self-reliant robots at home

Seniors do not mind having robots as companions but they worry about the potential loss of control over social order to robots.

Record warm years 'almost certainly' due to man-made climate change

Record warm years 'almost certainly' due to man-made climate change

Natural climate variability causes temperatures to wax and wane over a period of several years, rather than varying erratically from one year to the next.

DNA changes affect nicotine consumption: Study

They used genetic engineering techniques to remove one or both copies of the beta-3 gene.

Gymming may be turning you into a boozer

Researchers found people wanted to extend the feel-good feeling of exercise.

Breathe slowly to smell food better, shows 3D model

In the past, physiologists looked at the nasal passages, but not at the pathway from the back of the mouth to the nose.

Ancient elephant skull found in China

Ancient elephant skull found in China

The latest discovery indicates the origin of the species may be in Yunnan and surrounding areas.

Honey bees larvae absorb social culture of hive

Honey bees larvae absorb social culture of hive

The larvae were from a variety of queens, with sister larvae divided between high- and low-aggression colonies.

Insomnia risk in women higher during menopause transition

The most common symptoms of insomnia include difficulty falling asleep, waking after sleep onset, and sleep quality. 

App to help conduct concealed food safety observations

The app helps create of checklists to record aspects such as hand hygiene, the adequacy of hand-washing facilities, the temperature in coolers holding ready-to-eat foods and the presence of potentially hazardous foods.

Smartphone widget to empower sleep-monitoring apps

Researchers have developed an Android sleep monitoring app widget that will not only serve as a data capturing tool but also provide visual reminders of the user's activities and sleep patterns.

Purple potatoes may prevent colon cancer

Including purple potatoes in your daily diet can help prevent cancer as researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have discovered that compounds found in purple potatoes help kill colon cancer stem cells and limit the spread of the deadly disease.

Why 'fitness' foods could make you fat!

If you are trying to lose weight relying simply on "fitness" foods, it may backfire, new research suggests.

Dogs helped modern humans eradicate Neanderthals in Europe 40k yrs ago

Researcher has revealed that dogs bred from wolves helped modern humans vanquish local Neanderthals 40,000 years ago from Europe.

Snacking on almonds can reduce belly fat!

According to Pennsylvania State researchers, including almonds in your daily diet can help reduce belly fat, which is a well-established heart disease risk factor.