DINOSAUR DANDRUFF REVEALS EVIDENCE OF SKIN SHEDDING

These days, if you notice a bit of dandruff on your shoulder you just stop by the drug store and grab some specialized shampoo, but 125 million years ago the birds and feathered dinosaurs just had to deal with it. A new study published in Nature Communications has revealed that the ancient creatures shed their […]

AN EGG A DAY REDUCES HEART RISK SAYS THE NEW STUDIES

Eating one egg a day may significantly cut your risk of cardiovascular disease, according to a new study from Chinese researchers. The study published in the journal Heart recruited more than 500,000 people in China between 2004 and 2008 to ask about their egg consumption. The study led by researchers from Peking University Health Science […]

US EMPLOYEE SUFFER BRAIN INJURY AFTER THE SOUND INCIDENT IN CHINA

A US government employee in China suffered brain trauma linked to “abnormal sounds” that resembled the still-unexplained injuries that befell US and Canadian diplomats in Cuba last year, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday (May 23). US and Chinese authorities are investigating after the unnamed employee, who was assigned to the southern city […]

ORIGAMI ROBOTS BUILDS THE WORLD’S SMALLEST HOUSE

You may think you’ve seen tiny buildings before, but this microhouse constructed by nanoengineers is the craziest one yet. From front to back it measures less than 20 micrometres, which means you could squeeze a village of 50 of them on a pinhead. The sides of the structure are just 1.2 micrometres thick – a little […]

EVERY 202,500 YEARS OUR EARTH WANDERS IN A NEW DIRECTION

It happens every 405,000 years. The Earth’s orbit gradually changes shape from almost circular to slightly elliptical over a period of 202,500 years, and then starts returning to form over the next 202,500 years — like a metronome swinging side to side. Right now, we are in an almost perfectly circular orbit around the sun, […]

MYSTERY DEATHS WITH NO CURE STRIKES INDIA’S KERALA STATE

The Nipah virus is a lesser studied virus, which the World Health Organisation calls “a newly emerging zoonosis that causes severe disease in both animals and humans.” There are no known drugs or vaccines to treat it. Lini (31), the nurse at a Hospital in Kerala, died on Monday after possibly getting exposed to the […]

NEW RESEARCH FOUND HOW HEART RESPONDS TO EXERCISE

New genes have been found that can determine how the heart responds to exercise, a new research has claimed. According to a study led by the Queen Mary University of London, 30 new gene locations have been discovered that determine how the heart responds to and recovers from exercise. The study was conducted using the […]

INDIA’S WELFARE REVOLUTION IS STARVING CITIZENS

Rahul Bhatia, a journalist based in Mumbai, India, writes about the ways in which the Aadhaar I.D. system in India has disrupted the delivery of food to the Indian people. He explains the scenario by jotting down an example to make all the citizens as well as the readers to understand the current plights of […]