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Training informal health providers can boost healthcare, reveals study

Training of informal health providers, a major component of primary care, can help fill the gap in the rural healthcare system due to huge shortage of medical professionals, a study has suggested.

Oct 23, 2016, 10:45 AM IST

Scientists come up with detailed map of Milky Way using fully steerable radio telescopes

The study reveals fine details of structures between stars in the Milky Way for the first time, said Professor Lister Staveley-Smith from the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research in Australia.

Oct 20, 2016, 17:23 PM IST

NASA's New Horizons spots cloud candidates on Pluto

Scientists belonging to NASA's New Horizons mission claim to have spotted some clouds on Pluto after keenly looking at some images.

Oct 19, 2016, 15:06 PM IST

Chinese astronauts set foot in space station as Shenzhou-11 docks with Tiangong-2 orbital lab

As per reports, the Shenzhou-11 which was successfully launched on Monday morning from China's Gobi Desert, docked with the space lab at 3.31 a.m on Wednesday.

Oct 19, 2016, 09:50 AM IST

Beware! Increasing waist size indicates liver cancer

The findings showed that for every 5 kg/m2 increase in BMI, there was a 38 and 25 per cent increase in the risk for liver cancer in men and women, respectively.

Oct 16, 2016, 15:12 PM IST

Remarkable! Researchers identify new molecule to fight obesity

Activating the oestrogen -- the primary female sex hormone -- receptor-beta protein with a chemical has the potential to increase metabolism as well as help reduce obesity, say researchers including one of Indian-origin.
 

Oct 16, 2016, 14:28 PM IST

High cholesterol capable of causing bone loss: Experts

High cholesterol, which is a known factor for the decrease in heart health may harm more than our cardiovascular systems and lead to bone loss, say researchers including one of Indian-origin.

Oct 16, 2016, 14:21 PM IST

Chinese authorities gear up for Shenzhou-11 manned spacecraft launch

The spacecraft will take two male astronauts Jing Haipeng and Chen Dong into space, said Wu Ping, deputy director of China's manned space engineering office, at a press conference at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre.

Oct 16, 2016, 11:00 AM IST

Truth unfurled! Female chimps don't fight for rank as males

While male chimpanzees actively challenge their superiors to win higher rank, females accept their position in the social pecking order, waiting until more senior group members die before moving up the ladder, new research has found.

Oct 16, 2016, 08:55 AM IST

Appalling! Five out of six kids under two receive inadequate nutrition: Unicef

As per a latest UN Children's Fund (Unicef) report, at least five out of six children globally under two years of age do not receive adequate nutrition for physical and mental development.

Oct 15, 2016, 13:09 PM IST

Decision to put NASA's Juno spacecraft closer to largest planet halted

Mission managers for Juno probe to Jupiter have decided to delay the upcoming burn of its main rocket motor - designed to put the spacecraft closer to the largest planet in our solar system - until December, the US space agency said on Saturday.
 

Oct 15, 2016, 11:27 AM IST

Unbelievable! Now ice cream, cookies from seaweed extracts will fight climate change

Cookies baked from extracts of local seaweed abundant in the Sundarbans mangroves have 17 per cent higher protein content than those available commercially, says a team of scientists who harnessed the marine plant-like organisms for local climate change adaptations in the central part of the archipelago.

Oct 15, 2016, 09:32 AM IST

Researchers to roll out cellular signals-based navigation for driverless cars soon

In a significant addition to the field of science, a team of US researchers will soon roll out cellular signals-based navigation for driverless cars.

Oct 14, 2016, 18:08 PM IST

Comet strike may have initiated ancient warming event, says research

Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM), a rapid warming event may have been caused by an accumulation of atmospheric carbon dioxide 56 million years ago, suggests new research.
 

Oct 14, 2016, 17:22 PM IST

Truth unfurled: Universe contains 20 times more galaxies than thought

The study reveals that universe has a staggering two trillion galaxies, which makes the count 20 times more than previously thought, say researchers.

Oct 14, 2016, 13:20 PM IST

Pampore attack is deep-rooted conspiracy to Talibanise J&K, say exiled PoK leaders

Kashmiri leaders have strongly condemned a terrorist attack on the premises of the Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI) at Pampore located on the outskirts of Srinagar, describing it as an attack on the future of Kashmiri youth.

Oct 13, 2016, 16:33 PM IST

Cabinet approves MoU with Hungary on water management

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday cleared the way for signing an MoU with Hungary for cooperation in water management.

Oct 13, 2016, 13:18 PM IST

PM Narendra Modi to attend Guru Gobind Singh's 350th birth anniversary

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to participate in the 350th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Gobind Singh in Patna Sahib, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said here.

Oct 13, 2016, 13:00 PM IST

Two US policemen injured during shootout, suspect killed: Police

The police officers were fired at on Wednesday night when they responded to a call about a "person with a gun", the police confirmed.

Oct 13, 2016, 12:46 PM IST

More than 50 million Pakistanis suffer from mental disorder: Experts

If reports are to be believed, more than 50 million people suffer from mental disorder in Pakistan.

Oct 09, 2016, 15:28 PM IST