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World's oceans lost 2% of oxygen over last 50 years, warn scientists

World's oceans lost 2% of oxygen over last 50 years, warn scientists

The authors said they needed to conduct more research to determine how much of the oxygen loss was due to global warming and how much was related to natural climate cycles.

Earth may be sending oxygen to the Moon

Earth may be sending oxygen to the Moon

Researchers found that Japan's SELENE lunar orbiter (aka Kaguya), detected high levels of oxygen ions – positively charged oxygen molecules – while it was orbiting the Moon between 2007 and 2009.

Marathon running: Top five benefits of the exercise

Marathon running: Top five benefits of the exercise

It would be no exaggeration if marathon is said to be a sport that includes an assortment of advantages from physical to psychological

Rise in atmosphere's oxygen linked to fossil fuel formation: Scientists

Rise in atmosphere's oxygen linked to fossil fuel formation: Scientists

Oxygen enables the chemical reactions that animals use to get energy from stored carbohydrates in food.

Early life forms that survived without oxygen discovered

Early life forms that survived without oxygen discovered

The ancient life forms were found fossilised in two separate locations in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa.

Common bacteria protein may help to keep skin disease at bay

Common bacteria protein may help to keep skin disease at bay

The protein has an equally strong effect on dangerous oxygen species as known antioxidants such as vitamin C and vitamin E.

Planet Earth witnessing rapid decline in oxygen levels and scientists don't know why!

Planet Earth witnessing rapid decline in oxygen levels and scientists don't know why!

The scientists have dismissed signs of immediate danger.

'Mars-quakes' could produce energy source to support life

'Mars-quakes' could produce energy source to support life

Rocks formed by the grinding together of other rocks during earthquakes are rich in trapped hydrogen and similar seismic activity on Mars may produce enough hydrogen to support life, a study says.

Tumour hardness may develop cancer cells

 Tumour hardness and hypoxia -- lack of oxygen at the tumour's core -- trigger a biological switch that causes cancer stem cells to develop, a recent study has found.

First accurate measurement of oxygen in distant galaxy

First accurate measurement of oxygen in distant galaxy

A team of astronomers from University of California-Los Angeles has made the first accurate measurement of the abundance of oxygen in a distant galaxy.

Tips to reduce your blood pressure!

Hypertension has become a silent killer without any symptoms until too late or with other mnedical conditions. 

Single dose of this drug could improve memory

Methylene blue is used to treat methemoglobinemia, a blood disorder in which oxygen is unable to release effectively to body tissues, and as a surgical stain.
 

Horrific! 8-year-old boy dead after being administered nitrous oxide instead of oxygen!

The operation theatre has been sealed post Ayush's death and the hospital has been called out for its negligence. An FIR has also been lodged.

Shocking! In Madhya Pradesh, child dies after given nitrous oxide instead of oxygen

A technician from a private company, Rajendra Choudhary, who was responsible for fitting the gas supply pipeline, has been booked.

Space dust reveals facts about ancient Earth's atmosphere!

Space dust reveals facts about ancient Earth's atmosphere!

The ancient Earth's upper atmosphere contained about the same amount of oxygen as today and that a methane haze layer separated this oxygen-rich upper layer from the oxygen-starved lower atmosphere.

Study shows how oxygen can kill DNA

Study shows how oxygen can kill DNA

Human mutations in a gene encoding the DHTKD1 protein result in a range of neurological disturbances. On molecular level, the mutations cause accumulation of the reactive oxygen species (ROS) and degradation products of lysine and tryptophan, said the study published recently in the journal Free Radical Biology and Medicine. 

Protective magnetic field helped life begin on Earth

Protective magnetic field helped life begin on Earth

 Not just water and oxygen, life thrived on early Earth thanks to another necessary ingredient: the presence of a protective magnetic field.

Indian-origin engineer discovers ground breaking 2D semi-conducting material

The semi-conductor, made of the elements tin and oxygen or tin monoxide (SnO) by the associate professor Ashutosh Tiwari-led team is a layer of 2D material only one atom thick, allowing electrical charges to move through it much faster than conventional 3D materials such as silicon. 

DNA: Siachen survivor Hanumanthappa still critical, say doctors

Siachen avalanche miracle survivor Hanumnathappa Koppad's condition has deteriorated as he is still in coma, the latest medical bulletin issued by Delhi's Army Research and Referral Hospital's doctors said.

DNA: How soldiers are being trained for avalanche rescue

Zee Media Exclusive report on how our soldiers are being trained for avalanche rescue