Mindblower

  • 16 Jan - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    A UCLA-led resear...

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  • 19 Dec - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    A rare species of shark that lives in the deepest depths of the ocean and has a retractable penis on its forehead has been caught on camera for the first time. Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) shot the first ever footage of the pointy-nosed blue ratfish (known as Hydrolagus trolli)...

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  • 05 Dec - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    For the first time in centuries, scientists have exposed the original surface of what is traditionally considered the tomb of Jesus Christ. Located in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the Old City of Jerusalem, the tomb has been covered by marble cladding since at least 1555 A.D., and...

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  • 22 Nov - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    Physicist Stephen Hawking has warned humanity that we probably only have about 1,000 years left on Earth, and the only thing that could save us from certain extinction is setting up colonies elsewhere in the Solar System. ...

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  • 22 Nov - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    The teenage girl’s instructions were direct: She didn’t want to be buried, but to be frozen — with the hope she can continue her life in the future when cancer is cured. “I want to live and live longer and I think that in the future they m...

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  • 21 Nov - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    Older bo...

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  • 02 Nov - 2016 posted by - Varsha Gayatonde and Prudhvi Raj Vennela, PhD scholars, Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, UP, 221005
    From the past three decades many scientists, policy makers, politicians, media, even the common men have been actively involving in the discussion of the effect of GMOs and recently the genetically edited food crops. When world’s one fourth of the pharma companies are involved in creating va...

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  • 30 Oct - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    Avian influenza (AI), commonly called bird flu, is an infectious viral disease of birds. Most avian influenza viruses do not infect humans; however some, such as A(H5N1) and A(H7N9), have caused serious infections in people. ...

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  • 30 Oct - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    We wish you all a happy and safe Diwali ...

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  • 21 Oct - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    Hexagonal clouds creating terrifying air bombs with winds of 170mph could be behind the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle. The Bermuda Triangle is a mythical section of the Atlantic Ocean roughly bounded by ...

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  • 20 Oct - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    A new scientific study shows that eating che...

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  • 28 Sep - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    Dental surface...

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  • 20 Sep - 2016 posted by - Vikender Kaur,RashmiYadavand B.L. Meena, Germplasm Evaluation Division, ICAR-National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources, New Delhi-110012.
    Flaxseed or linseed, with its high levels of omega-3 fatty acid, good amount of fiber, mucilage, and cancer-fighting lignans, is a healthy food supplement. Flaxseed is being used in functional food markets, where seeds are being used for fortification of food products as a health benefit ingredien...

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  • 31 Aug - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    >It is estimated that there are over 8,000 glacial lakes in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan region with more than 200 of them identified as potentially dangerous. >From ...

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  • 24 Aug - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    A new class of fue...

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  • 17 Aug - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    Recent findings indicating the possible discovery of a previously unknown subatomic particle may be evidence of a fifth fundamental force of nature, according to a paper published in the journal Physical Review Letters by theoretical physicists at the University of California, I...

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  • 12 Aug - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    Climate change is threatening to expose hazardous waste at an abandoned camp thought to be buried forever in the Greenland Ice Sheet, new research out of York University has found. Camp Century, a United S...

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  • 29 Jul - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    The rainy season is coming, the perfect breeding ground for germs and bacteria which in turn lead to water borne diseases that affects a lot of people. But there are people who want to go out and enjoy the season dancing in the rain. Though it could be a truly exhilarating experience, it comes w...

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  • 29 Jul - 2016 posted by - Chandra Prakash, Harmeet Kaur, Deepak Singh Bisht-National Research Centre in Plant Biotechnology, New Delhi 110012
    The remarkable discovery of DNA double helix model and gradual refinements in scientific knowledge gained by the decades of research have not only provided a deeper insight into the intricacies of life but also have made it amenable to many breakthrough technologies. ...

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  • 09 Jun - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    How do organisms without brains make decisions? Most of life is brainless and the vast majority of organisms on Earth lack neurons altogether. Plants, fungi and bacteria must all cope with the same problem as humans - to make the best choices in a complex and ever-changing world or risk dying - wi...

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  • 20 Apr - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    In an entirely new approach to treating asthma and allergies, a biodegradable nanoparticle acts like a Trojan horse, hiding an allergen in a friendly shell, to convince the immune system not to attack it, according to new Northwestern Medicine research. As a result, the allergic reaction in the ai...

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  • 16 Mar - 2016 posted by - Era Vaidya; Prashant Yadav; Reema Rani. 1. ICAR-National Research Centre on Plant Biotechnology, LBS Building, Pusa Campus, New Delhi. 2. ICAR-Directorate of Rapeseed Mustard Research, Sewar, Bharatpur, Rajasthan
    Two food commodities, apples and potatoes, engineered to possess non-browning characteristic on cutting have been declared safe in the United States and Canada. These apples and potatoes do not turn brown when exposed to air. They are identical to their non-genetically engineered counterparts, exc...

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  • 15 Mar - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    A SARS-like virus found in Chinese horseshoe bats may be poised to infect humans without the need for adaptation, overcoming an initial barrier that could potentially set the stage for an outbreak according to a new study. ...

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  • 26 Feb - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    Scientists have made a major step forward in the development of digital data storage that is capable of surviving for billions of years. Using nanostructured glass, scientists have developed the recording and retrieval processes of five dimensional (5D) digital data by femtosecond laser writing. T...

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  • 23 Feb - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    A team of University of Texas at Arlington chemists and engineers have proven that concentrated light, heat and high pressures can drive the one-step conversion of carbon dioxide and water directly into useable liquid hydrocarbon fuels. ...

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  • 04 Feb - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    Zika virus is an emerging mosquito-borne virus that was first identified in Uganda in 1947 in rhesus monkeys through a monitoring network of sylvatic yellow fever. It was subsequently identified in humans in 1952 in Uganda and the United Republic of Tanzania. Outbreaks of Zika virus disease have b...

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  • 23 Dec - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
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  • 21 Dec - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    A thigh bone found in China sugge...

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  • 10 Dec - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    A goat sent to a Russian safari park as live prey for a Siberian tiger has instead befriended the big cat and the two have become inseparable in a story that has captivated Russians. Amur the tiger and Timur the goat now sleep in the same enclosure in the Primorsky safari park outside the Pacific port city of Vladivostok, a...

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  • 07 Dec - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    Growing potatoes on the red planet for survival (Ridley Scott’s movie “The Martian”) sounds convincing, so does the work of Peter Waterhouse, a plant geneticist, who also believes in taking food production to outer space. QUT scientists have discovered the gene that will open the door for space-based ...

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  • 03 Dec - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
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  • 26 Nov - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    Verghese Kurien was an Indian social entrepreneur who is known as the Father of White Revolution in India for his Operation Flood, the world's largest agricultural development programme. This transformed India from a milk-deficient nation to the world's largest milk producer, surpassing the United States of America i...

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  • 20 Nov - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    A new method to produce sweeter, well-growing tomatoes has been developed by researchers. The scientists used a bioinformatics search tool to find nucleotide sequences in the tomato genome similar to a known tobacco gene sequence that can be repressed by sucrose. Researchers from Tohoku University in Japan used a bioinfor...

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  • 25 Oct - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    Cancer-causing worm Or Clonorchis is a liver fluke that can infect the liver, gallbladder and bile duct. Chlonorchis is found in Asia including Korea, China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Japan, and Asian Russia. Cancer-causing parasitic worm responsible for the deaths of about 26,000 people a year  The eggs of ...

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  • 18 Sep - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    India’s continuing influence on global scientific research was today recognized by the Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters. Ten of India’s leading researchers were honored at Thomson Reuters Research Excellence – India Citation Awards 2015 presentation event held at the Taj Mahal Hotel ...

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  • 14 Aug - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    Imagine a skeleton-less creature with three hearts, with most of its nearly half a billion neurons distributed in eight tentacular arms. Each arm can regenerate like the mythical Hydra and has a mind of its own. Its muscles stiffen into temporary elbows and shoulders. This creature has the eerie capability of perfect camouflage and decorates its lair with leftovers of its prey. A ...

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  • 22 May - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    Can Too Much Vitamin D Be Toxic? As more people  take vitamin D supplements, there has been concern that more people could experience toxic effects from very high vitamin D levels. But a new study shows that people rarely experience harmful side effects when t...

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  • 08 Apr - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    Findings suggest amount of time spent and social comparison on Faceboo...

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  • 04 Apr - 2015 posted by - Article is provided by Florida Atlantic University
    Like glucometers and pregnancy tests have revolutionized in-home diagnostic testing, scientists of Florida Atlantic University have developed a new biosensing platform that could be used to remotely detect and determine treatment options for HIV, E-coli, Staphylococcus aureas and other bacteria. Using a d...

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  • 28 Feb - 2015 posted by - Dr Waseem Ahmad, Dept. of Chemistry, Uttaranchal University, Dehradun
    Water is the foundation of life and still today, all around the world, far too many people spend their entire day searching for safe and drinking water. You  heare and see so many articles related to water its quality, shortage of safe and drinking water.  I am here discuss not very much common form of water called heavy water. Chemically heavy water is...

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  • 14 Feb - 2015 posted by - Dr.S.S.Verma, Department of Physics, S.L.I.E.T., Longowal, Distt.-Sangrur (Punjab)-148 106
    Sun is the primary driver of life on Earth and is equated like a GOD in mythologies all over the world.  The Sun is always active. It has weather. It has storms. And its storms can affect Earth's weather. Storms brew on the sun when pent-up energy from tangled magnetic field lines is released in the form of light, heat and charged particles. This can cre...

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  • 31 Jan - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    Noah's Ark might be a Biblical tale, but Russia is trying to recreate it as a DNA databank. The Moscow State University received a scientific grant to start the project Noah's Ark. The project will allow scientists to collect the DNA of every living and extinct creature for the world's first DNA databank. T...

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  • 31 Jan - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    Why do zebras have stripes? One of nature's fascinating questions is how zebras got their stripes. A team of life scientists led by UCLA's Brenda Larison has found at least part of the answer: The amount and intensity of striping can be best predicted by the temperature of the environm...

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  • 21 Jan - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    Bacteria communicate by means of chemical signals and can develop common characteristics through this "agreement" and also develop their potential pathogenic effects in this way. The investigation of bacterial communication is also of medical interest. This is because the bacterial communication pathways are a pos...

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  • 13 Jan - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    Do viruses make us smarter? A new study from Lund University in Sweden indicates that inherited viruses that are millions of years old play an important role in building up the complex networks that characterise the human brain. Researchers have long been aware that endog...

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  • 09 Jan - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    HRD minister Smriti Irani on 23 th  Nov 2014 visited an astrologer in Rajasthan to know what the future held for her. The visit sparked a debate on whether the Union minister for premier institutions like IITs and IIMs should be promoting scientific thinking or superstition.  BJP state spokesperson Kailash Nath Bhatt said, "People should read ast...

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  • 20 Dec - 2014 posted by - Scientific India
    The well-heeled Marilyn Monroe once said, ''Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world.'' The allure of high-heeled shoes is no secret among women, who have used them to entice men from the streets of Ancient Rome to the New York City sidewalks of Carrie Bradshaw. Heels have also been a controversial symbol in the bat...

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  • 22 Nov - 2014 posted by - Dr Waseem Ahmad, Dept. of Chemistry, Uttaranchal University, Dehradun
    Plastic material is a synthetic or semi-synthetic organic solids that are mouldable. Plastics are typically organic polymers of high molecular mass. The use of plastic and related materials is increasing tremendously due to growth in population, urbanization and modern life style. Municipal solid waste in India contain 1-4 per cent by weight of plastic waste. I...

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  • 21 Nov - 2014 posted by - Scientific India
    80 million bacteria are transferred during a 10 second kiss, according to research published in the open access journal Microbiome...

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  • 19 Nov - 2014 posted by - Scientific India
    LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes) ; Basically, LEDs are just tiny light bulbs that fit easily into an electrical circuit. But unlike ordinary incandescent bulbs, they don't have a filament that will burn out, and they don't get especially hot. They are illuminated solely by the movement of electrons in a semiconductor material, and they last just as long as ...

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  • 19 Nov - 2014 posted by - Scientific India
    With Ebola claiming at least 932 lives and infecting more than 1,700 people since breaking out in west Africa earlier this year, the World Health Organisation has declared it to be a “public health emergency of international concern.” The disease has no vaccine and no specific treatment. Ebola would become...

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