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Japan sitting on top of massive lava dome, supereruption may endanger over 11 crore people

The underwater dome has an immense volume of lava, more than the Yellowstone caldera and the Long Valley caldera, which have also been brewing with activity.

Feb 12, 2018, 16:11 PM IST

Extinct giant burrowing bat fossil found in New Zealand

The teeth and bones of the animal, which lived 16 to 19 million years ago, were discovered near St Bathans in Central Otago where the scientists have been working for the past 16 years.

Jan 11, 2018, 14:25 PM IST

Genes linked to homosexuality identified

Researchers from North Shore University Health System (NSUHS) in the US also discovered differences in the TSHR gene, which is linked to the thyroid, The Telegraph reported.

Dec 09, 2017, 18:08 PM IST

Boost for cancer treatment through 70-year-old malaria drug?

For the study, published in the journal Scientific Reports, the team injected mice with chloroquine and followed it by an injection of nanoparticles. 

Nov 08, 2017, 12:03 PM IST

Electric stimulation to the spinal cord helps paralysed man move again

After 44 months of training the patient was able to stand independently, even when the device was not switched on and move his limbs.

Oct 30, 2017, 11:49 AM IST

Not just humans, ocean critters also contribute to global warming – This is how

A detailed analysis showed that around 10 percent of total methane emissions from the Baltic Sea may be due to clams and worms.

Oct 15, 2017, 18:23 PM IST

Dirty laundry allows bed bugs to thrive: Study

The scientists found that in the absence of a human host, bed bugs were twice as likely to aggregate on bags containing soiled clothes compared to bags containing clean clothes.

Oct 01, 2017, 18:53 PM IST

It takes four days for human heart to form in a womb, finds study

They found that the most remarkable changes occurred over a four day period 124 days into the pregnancy.

Sep 28, 2017, 17:43 PM IST

Sugar not only affects your weight, but your mental health as well, says study!

The study, published in the journal Scientific Reports, concluded that "lower intake of sugar may be associated with better psychological health."

Jul 28, 2017, 08:44 AM IST

Low-cost wearable device to monitor diabetes through sweat

The wearable diagnostic biosensor can detect three interconnected compounds - cortisol, glucose and interleukin-6 - in sweat for up to a week without loss of signal integrity.

Jun 25, 2017, 15:45 PM IST

First synthetic retina created for visually impaired

The study, published in the journal Scientific Reports, shows that unlike existing artificial retinal implants, the cell-cultures are created from natural, biodegradable materials and do not contain foreign bodies or living entities.

May 05, 2017, 17:02 PM IST

Our ancestors had powerful night-time vision

Mammals and reptiles share a common ancestor, with the earliest mammal-like animals appearing in the Late Triassic about 200 million years ago. 

Apr 21, 2017, 16:09 PM IST

New beating 3D heart tissue may improve cardiac treatment

The researchers believe this is the first 3D in vitro cardiac tissue with three cell types that can beat together as one entity rather than at different intervals.

Feb 13, 2017, 00:24 AM IST

Do you suffer from hypertension? Acupuncture can help you!

Hypertension is a major contributor to health problems like strokes and heart attacks.  

Nov 01, 2016, 19:34 PM IST

Fossilised algae may soon power electric vehicles

In the paper, published in the journal Scientific Reports, the researchers said unlike graphite, which is the material of choice for most anodes, silicon can store about 10 times more energy.

Oct 23, 2016, 20:10 PM IST

Mars-bound astronauts, beware: Deep space travel could lead to chronic dementia!

The study says that astronauts travelling to Mars on future extended missions may face chronic dementia risk from exposure to galactic cosmic rays.

Oct 10, 2016, 21:10 PM IST

Soon, HIV cure that snips out virus

The Temple University scientists believe that a gene editing technique, known as Crispr/Cas9, could pave the way for an injection to cure sufferers.

Apr 04, 2016, 15:17 PM IST

Decoded: How two pendulum clocks always oscillate in synchronicity

Lacking the requisite mathematics at the time, Huygens contended that the effect was being caused by tiny vibrations in the wooden structure on which the clocks were hanging.

Mar 30, 2016, 20:36 PM IST

Water around the globe distributes with rising temperature

According to the researchers, this study shows how climate change is altering the spatial patterns and amounts of precipitation, where it comes from and where it falls.

Mar 15, 2016, 13:28 PM IST

Do chimps believe in God? Mysterious `ritual` captured

Experts have stated that there is no reason why they should be doing this, potentially meaning that it is the beginning of ritual behaviour.

Mar 07, 2016, 09:20 AM IST