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Diabetes drug could treat heart disease: Study

Metformin is a drug that relaxes a key heart muscle protein titin, allowing heart to work properly.

Dec 24, 2018, 17:41 PM IST

Predatory ants who have spring-loaded jaws that snap shut 700 times faster than you can blink! - Read

They are fearsome predators armed with long, spiky, widely-agape mandibles and their jaws move so fast that it's hard to register the movement and it's already over by the time you do.

Aug 31, 2017, 17:23 PM IST

Scientists find solar system 2.0 just 10 light-years away!

Researchers said, the solar system is a prime location to research how planets form around stars like our Sun.

May 03, 2017, 18:08 PM IST

Lack of sleep impairs ability to interpret facial expressions: Study

A new study has found that lack of sleep may impairs ability to interpret facial expressions.

Mar 24, 2017, 23:53 PM IST

NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft all set for 3D mapping during course of flight

The mission is managed by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.

Jun 30, 2016, 19:03 PM IST

Visual perception may decline with age: Study

It is a known fact that staying on a topic may be more difficult for oldies than for younger people. The reason behind this is that older adults begin to experience a decline in what is known as inhibition -- the ability to inhibit other thoughts in order to pursue the storyline.

Jun 22, 2016, 14:54 PM IST

How Twitter can help prevent asthma-related hospitalisation!

When the number of asthma-related tweets increased in a given week, the researchers found, the number of asthma emergency department visits or hospitalisations increased proportionally during the following week.
 

May 02, 2016, 18:47 PM IST

Even after death, spouse impacts your well-being

Intriguingly, the results revealed interdependence between partners even when one partner died during the study.

Jan 31, 2016, 17:38 PM IST

NASA mission finds 100 new alien planets

With a tweak to its steering ability, scientists rectified the mechanical malfunction of Kepler's lost ability to stare at the same exact spot.

Jan 10, 2016, 15:51 PM IST

Parkinson's drug wards off blindness in oldies

Patients receiving L-DOPA were significantly less likely to get AMD, and when they did, its onset was significantly delayed.

Nov 15, 2015, 09:39 AM IST

Mysterious space junk to crash into Earth in November

Scientists predict that the object will plummet to Earth at about 6.15am on November 13 from above the Indian Ocean.

Oct 27, 2015, 10:37 AM IST

Doomsday is not near, NASA reassures amid collision rumours

 A giant asteroid - around 2.5 kms in diameter - is heading towards Earth. An asteroid of its size has the potential to cause global devastation if it was to hit Earth, but NASA said the space rock poses no danger to us.

Oct 10, 2015, 19:28 PM IST

New device reduces time to diagnose infections

A team of US engineers has developed a new device that significantly reduces the amount of time necessary to diagnose tissue infections.

Sep 06, 2015, 13:26 PM IST

Land animals diversify faster than those in water

Animals living on land proliferate more rapidly than their aquatic counterparts, says a new study.

Aug 08, 2015, 14:57 PM IST

Kamalpreet breaks own hammer throw national record

Kamalpreet Singh has improved upon his hammer throw national record with an effort of 72.86m while finishing third at the Tuscon Elite Classic in Arizona, United States on Friday.

May 22, 2015, 16:54 PM IST

How 'mobile' Maya civilization settled down revealed

A new study has provided a deeper insight into how Maya civilization's mobile, hunter-gatherer lifestyle turned into a sedentary way of life.

Mar 24, 2015, 15:38 PM IST

Meteorite that killed dinosaurs helped forests bloom

A giant meteorite that wiped out dinosaurs along with evergreen flowering plants 66 million years ago gave rise to deciduous plants - plants that lose their leaves at some point during the year, a significant study reveals.

Sep 17, 2014, 11:10 AM IST

United Nations expert says Washington Redskins name offensive

The Washington Redskins team name is a symbol of centuries of abuse faced by Native Americans, a United Nations human rights expert said Friday, without calling formally for it to be axed.

Apr 11, 2014, 20:33 PM IST

Human hunting behaviour similar to sharks and honey bees

A team of anthropologists has found that the Hadza tribe`s movements while foraging can be described by a mathematical pattern called a Levy walk, a pattern that also is found in the movements of many other animals like sharks and honey bees.

Dec 24, 2013, 12:38 PM IST

Weight loss may cut heart disease and diabetes risk in middle-aged women

A new study has suggested that modest weight loss over 2 years in overweight or obese, middle-aged women may reduce risk factors for heart disease and diabetes.

Dec 19, 2013, 13:26 PM IST