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Close ties with father help daughters overcome loneliness: Scientists

Close ties with father help daughters overcome loneliness: Scientists

Fathers have more freedom to interact with their children in different ways, to challenge them and have a wider range of emotional contact may be one reason why fathers had more impact on their

Aug 29, 2018, 13:33 PM IST
Scientists uncovered a new way to attack herpesviruses

Scientists uncovered a new way to attack herpesviruses

The new study could lead to a new therapeutic target to attack cytomegalovirus and other herpesviruses, such as Epstein-Barr virus that causes mononucleosis and herpes simplex virus 1 and 2 that

Aug 29, 2018, 10:03 AM IST
Gene mutations that helped mammoths tolerate cold identified

Gene mutations that helped mammoths tolerate cold identified

Temperature affects the interaction of lipids and proteins, a mutation in the woolly mammoth channel would most likely affect this interaction and could explain how these animals adapted to their

Aug 28, 2018, 15:39 PM IST
Ozone depletion behind largest mass extinction ever: Study

Ozone depletion behind largest mass extinction ever: Study

Destruction of the ozone layer may have contributed to the largest mass extinction in the history of Earth, known as the End-Permian Extinction, a study has found.

Aug 28, 2018, 14:26 PM IST
Traffic noise makes birds age faster: Study

Traffic noise makes birds age faster: Study

As only Zebra finches exposed to noise after leaving the nest had shorter telomeres, researchers suggest that the time between 18 and 120 days after hatching is a critical period during which birds

Aug 28, 2018, 14:15 PM IST
Scientists discover hidden deep-sea coral reef in US

Scientists discover hidden deep-sea coral reef in US

Coral habitat must be protected from oil and gas development since the reef itself still holds many mysteries says chief scientist Erik Cordes.

Aug 28, 2018, 13:14 PM IST
DNA analysis may decode how dinosaurs looked

DNA analysis may decode how dinosaurs looked

The discovery suggests that scientists had the opportunity to make a chromosome preparation from a theropod dinosaur, it might have looked very similar to that of a modern-day ostrich, duck or

Aug 27, 2018, 16:11 PM IST
'History of lost harbour of Pisa unveiled'

'History of lost harbour of Pisa unveiled'

Researchers analyzed the role that long-term coastal dynamics, sea-level rise and a changing environment played in the harbour's evolution.

Aug 27, 2018, 15:59 PM IST
Volcanic eruption played part in Napoleon's defeat: Study

Volcanic eruption played part in Napoleon's defeat: Study

The Tambora eruption short-circuited the ionosphere, ultimately leading to a pulse of cloud formation that brought heavy rain across Europe that contributed to Napoleon's defeat.

Aug 27, 2018, 14:57 PM IST
Scientists identified potential universal influenza vaccine

Scientists identified potential universal influenza vaccine

Hemagglutinin (HA) stalk has the potential to be developed into a universal flu vaccine, which unlike the current seasonal flu vaccines could be given a few times over a lifetime to provide

Aug 27, 2018, 13:30 PM IST
AI system spots often-missed lung cancer tumors

AI system spots often-missed lung cancer tumors

Researchers have taught a computer how to detect tiny specks of lung cancer in computed tomography (CT) scans, which radiologists often have a difficult time identifying.

Aug 27, 2018, 13:05 PM IST
Is coconut oil poisonous?

Is coconut oil poisonous?

Harvard Professor Michels claimed that due to the presence of saturated fatty acids in coconut oil, it clogs coronary arteries, which is bad for the heart. 

Aug 24, 2018, 14:51 PM IST
Being too intelligent harms chances of finding love

Being too intelligent harms chances of finding love

Previously published research suggests that elevated levels of intelligence may incite feelings of insecurity in some people, which may reduce desirability, said Gilles Gignac, from UWA.

Aug 24, 2018, 13:29 PM IST
Speaking native tongue at home boosts IQ in bilingual children

Speaking native tongue at home boosts IQ in bilingual children

Research showed that children who spoke one language at school but practiced their native tongue at home with their families scored better in intelligence tests than those who spoke only their non-

Aug 24, 2018, 11:52 AM IST
New interactive robot 'Minnie' can be your kid's reading buddy

New interactive robot 'Minnie' can be your kid's reading buddy

This robot supports an engaging reading activity, but it's not a social companion to the extent that you could have an open conversation with it, said co-author Joseph Michaelis from the varsity.

Aug 23, 2018, 17:21 PM IST
Scientists develop non-flammable lithium-ion battery

Scientists develop non-flammable lithium-ion battery

Scientists have developed novel lithium-ion batteries with components that harden on impact, preventing them from catching fire and causing injuries to users.

Aug 23, 2018, 16:40 PM IST
Scientists develop a technology that allows sample paper to folds, flatten on command

Scientists develop a technology that allows sample paper to folds, flatten on command

A thin layer of conducting thermoplastic, applied to common paper with an inexpensive 3D printer or even painted by hand, serves as a low-cost, reversible actuator.

Aug 23, 2018, 14:49 PM IST
NASA app lets you click selfies with galaxies

NASA app lets you click selfies with galaxies

The Selfies app and Exoplanet Excursions virtual reality app also provides information about the science behind these stunning images. 

Aug 23, 2018, 14:03 PM IST
Parrots 'blush' when happily communicating: study

Parrots 'blush' when happily communicating: study

Parrots may blush, ruffle their head feathers to communicate visually, according to a study which helps better understand the complex social lives of the highly intelligent birds.

Aug 23, 2018, 13:41 PM IST
Glass industry existed in 9th century Iraq: Study

Glass industry existed in 9th century Iraq: Study

The palace-city of Samarra in Iraq, capital of the former Abbasid Caliphate, was home to an advanced industry of glass production and trade in the ninth century, a study has found.

Aug 23, 2018, 12:42 PM IST