Wednesday, June 29, 2016

‘Ancient civilisations knew how to adapt to seasonal changes’

‘Ancient civilisations knew how to adapt to seasonal changes’: ‘Located on levees’“Sediment analysis gave us the clue that these sites were located on levees (geographical term used to describe natural embankment of rivers). They [prehistoric people] were clever

The biology of first cousin marriages!

The biology of first cousin marriages: That marriages between blood relations might lead to health issues for the child has been suspected for several years. Now, a detailed analysis of the issue involving over 11,000 children, born out o

New method can kill cancer cells in two hours, shows study

New method can kill cancer cells in two hours, shows study: Researchers have developed a new, non-invasive method that can kill cancer cells in two hours, an advance that may significantly help people with inoperable or hard-to-reach tumours as well as young

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Rahi Gaikwad on the predicament of tomato growers in Narayangaon

Rahi Gaikwad on the predicament of tomato growers in Narayangaon: Last week, the grey rain clouds over the Sahyadris seemed full of promise. A few light showers, and colour was slowly returning to parched leaves and the dry earth was beginning to yield again. In Nar

What Happened Before History? Human Origins

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Breastfeeding linked to better childhood behaviour: study!

Breastfeeding linked to better childhood behaviour: study: Children fed only breast milk for their first six months — as recommended by the World Health Organisation — were 56 per cent less likely to exhibit such disorders than those breastfed for less than o

Death toll in Bihar lightning strike goes up to 57!

Death toll in Bihar lightning strike goes up to 57: The number of those killed by lightning in Bihar has gone up to 57.
State Disaster Management Department officials said reports of the deaths from 17 districts were confirmed. The death toll was hi

Bihar monsoon disaster: 38 killed in 24 hours!

Bihar monsoon disaster: 38 killed in 24 hours: Thirty-eight people were killed and 25 injured in 24 hours in Bihar as monsoon rains spread, the State disaster management department said on Wednesday. The department’s Principal Secretary, Vyasj

Monday, June 20, 2016

Solar Impulse 2 begins Atlantic crossing! WTRF: WORLD NEEDS SOLAR ENERGY REVOLUTION IN ASIA,AFRICA,LATIN AMERICA,NA,AU,EU,ME URGENTLY TO FACE ENERGY CRISIS, SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT & CLEAN ENVIRONMENT!

Solar Impulse 2 begins Atlantic crossing

Behind the Toda tribe's temple in Ooty

Madurai High Court Bench advocates spread of Tamil

Madurai High Court Bench advocates spread of Tamil: The observation was made by a Division Bench of Justices V. Ramasubramanian (who got transferred to Telangana recently) and N. Kirubakaran on a public interest litigation petition filed by R. Lakshmin

Indonesia floods, landslides toll reaches 43

Indonesia floods, landslides toll reaches 43: The death toll from flooding and landslides in Indonesia’s Central Java province has risen to 43 with 19 missing and 14 injured, an official from the disaster agency said on Monday.
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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Unruly teens may have brain abnormalities: study

Unruly teens may have brain abnormalities: study: The brains of teenagers with serious antisocial behaviour problems differ significantly in structure to those of their peers, according to a new study which found that the actions of unruly teens may

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Why Indians, SE Asian Malays respond differently to some drugs?

Why Indians, SE Asian Malays respond differently to some drugs: A couple of years after successfully mapping the genetic variants associated with differential responses to two widely used drugs — warfarin (an anti-coagulant drug) and clopidogrel (an antiplatelet d

A simulation of early human migration using current topographical data

A simulation of early human migration using current topographical data: This method can now be used to understand the early migration of populations in any place in the word and to predict where archaeological remains could exist. “We chose England because it is isolated

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Strong quake rattles Indonesia's Lombok, no tsunami!

Strong quake rattles Indonesia's Lombok, no tsunami: An earthquake of magnitude 6.2 struck off the Indonesian island of Lombok on Thursday, the United States Geological Survey said, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.
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Friday, June 3, 2016

Scientists trick body's viral response to combat cancer

Scientists trick body's viral response to combat cancer: German researchers on Wednesday presented a Trojan horse method of attacking cancer, sneaking virus impersonators into the human body to unleash an anti-tumour immune offensive.
Tested in only thre

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Who were London’s early residents?

Who were London’s early residents?: Two of the skeletons were of people born outside Britain — one of a man linked genealogically to eastern Europe and the Near East, the other of a teenage girl with blue eyes from north Africa.The othe

Strong quake rattles Indonesia's Sumatra, no damage reported

Strong quake rattles Indonesia's Sumatra, no damage reported: An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.5 shook buildings and caused momentary panic in the Indonesian port city of Padang on Thursday, officials and residents said, but there were no immediate reports o