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‘Horrified’ scientists watch killer whale infanticide for first time

Scientists say this is the first recorded account of infanticide reported in killer whales, although the practice is common among many mammals.

Mar 25, 2018, 23:03 PM IST

Humans are eating wild animals to extinction, says study!

This decline in animal population is drastically affecting the environment, as well as undermining food security of millions of people in Asia, Africa and South America.

Oct 19, 2016, 23:54 PM IST

Ability to smell food through mouth may decline with age

Human beings not only pick up aromas through the nose, but also through the mouth while chewing the food. Retronasal smell, which is smelling from behind the nose comes into play when food is chewed and volatile molecules are released in the process.

Apr 28, 2016, 00:21 AM IST

Beer won't shed your kilos, but compound from hops might

More research will be required to show safety and efficacy in humans, the researchers said.

Apr 19, 2016, 08:55 AM IST

Malaria may have evolved in prehistoric era: Study

Further to this research, the first vertebrate hosts of the fatal disease may have included the dinosaurs. This reserach contradicts the old one as till now, malaria was considered to be 15,000 to 8 million years old caused primarily by one genus of protozoa, Plasmodium, and spread by anopheline mosquitoes.

Mar 30, 2016, 12:43 PM IST

30 million year old fossil flowers found preserved in amber

Asterids, the researchers noted in this study, are among Earth's most important and diverse plants, with 10 orders, 98 families and about 80,000 species. 

Feb 17, 2016, 21:52 PM IST

Compound in broccoli slows cancer cell growth: Study

In the new study published in the journal Cancer Prevention Research, the intake of sulforaphane did reduce HDAC activity, as well as cancer cell growth.

Feb 14, 2016, 09:52 AM IST

Watching fitness DVDs at home harms you

The goal was to better understand the visual and auditory messaging and how it might affect users.

Jan 08, 2016, 13:56 PM IST

Bioactive glass fillings to prolong tooth life

Bioactive glass is made with compounds such as silicon oxide, calcium oxide and phosphorus oxide, and looks like powdered glass.

Dec 26, 2015, 21:14 PM IST

New approach to preserving organs for later use

 Researchers at Oregon State University (OSU) have discovered a new approach to preserving tissues and even organs for later use.

Nov 30, 2015, 18:56 PM IST

Gene therapy may help shed weight without bone loss risk

Rapid or significant weight loss through dieting can trigger bone loss. Loss of bone density, in turn, can lead to increased susceptibility to bone fractures in older adults.

Oct 22, 2015, 17:35 PM IST

How blue whales plan their feed 'outings'

Are whales indiscriminate grazers that consume copious amounts of tiny krill throughout the day? No, says a new study which finds that whales forage efficiently to optimise their energy levels.

Oct 04, 2015, 18:44 PM IST

Seahorse-inspired robots to assist in surgeries

The little seahorse is inspiring researchers to build robots that have capabilities sometimes at odds with one another - flexible, but also tough and strong.

Jul 04, 2015, 00:25 AM IST

Diet rich in fat and sugar leads to loss of cognitive flexibility

It is being claimed that diet high in fat and sugar causes changes in gut bacteria, which leads to a significant loss of cognitive flexibility in comparison to a normal diet.

Jun 23, 2015, 17:43 PM IST

'Newly identified' 100 Million-year-old grass could be the oldest on Earth!

Scientists have found a 100 million-year-old specimen of grass preserved in amber in Myanmar.

May 15, 2015, 18:23 PM IST

New breakthrough could help create solar energy materials from Sun

Researchers have found a way to tap the sun not only as a source of power but also to directly produce the solar energy materials that could make this possible.

Apr 04, 2014, 10:36 AM IST

Antarctica ice may contain tiny bubbles of air from 1.5 mn years ago

A new research has suggested that tiny bubbles of air buried deep in the Eastern Antarctica ice may contain the Earth`s atmosphere as it was 1.5 million years.

Nov 12, 2013, 14:01 PM IST

Dank, dark winter days not as depressing as believed

Getting depressed when it`s cold outside may not be as common as we have been led to believe, a new study has suggested.

Aug 28, 2013, 11:51 AM IST

War isn`t over yet in our oceans

The greatest battle in Earth`s history has been going on for hundreds of millions of years in our oceans, and until now no one knew it existed, scientists said.

Feb 14, 2013, 19:45 PM IST

Overgrown algae smothering coral reef

Overfishing and nitrate pollution can destroy coral reefs by allowing an overgrowth of algae that can choke off oxygen and disrupt helpful bacteria.

Sep 21, 2012, 08:46 AM IST