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Working memory linked to social distancing compliance
New York, July 11 (IANS) People with higher working memory capacity are more likely to follow the recommended social distancing guidelines to fight Covid-19, says a study.
2020-07-11
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
NASA partners SETI Institute on planetary protection
Washington, July 11 (IANS) NASA has awarded the SETI Institute in Mountain View, California, a $4.7 million contract to support current and future planetary protection missions to ensure compliance with planetary protection standards.
2020-07-11
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
How good gut bacteria helps reduce heart disease risk
New York, July 10 (IANS) Researchers have discovered that one of the good bacteria found in the human gut has the potential to reduce the risk of heart disease.
2020-07-10
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
IIT Hyderabad, Nvidia team up for AI research centre
Hyderabad, July 9 (IANS) Graphics giant Nvidia, here on Thursday, unveiled a technology centre at the Indian Institute of Technology that will accelerate research in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its commercial adoption.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Education,Science/Tech,Technology
NASA picks 4 US small businesses to build Artemis lunar tech
Washington, July 9 (IANS) NASA has selected four US small businesses to develop a range of technologies for sustainable exploration of the Moon under the Artemis programme which aims to land the first woman and next man on the lunar surface in 2024.
2020-07-09
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Himachal scientists develop immunity booster herbal tea
Palampur (Himachal Pradesh), July 9 (IANS) State-run Chaudhary Sarwan Kumar Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishvavidyalaya in this town in the picturesque Kangra Valley has developed immune boosting herbal tea to combat Covid-19, scientists said on Thursday.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
How remdesivir can save lives in nations with lower hospital capacity
New York, July 8 (IANS) Amid news that the US has bought up virtually the entire global supply of remdesivir, a new study outlines how the drug could save lives in countries with a lower hospital capacity, such as South Africa, where Covid-19 is beginning to overwhelm intensive care units (ICUs).
2020-07-08
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Realists enjoy more long-term happiness than optimists: Study
London, July 7 (IANS) Positive thinking has long been extolled as the route to happiness, but a new study shows that realists enjoy a greater sense of long-term wellbeing than optimists.
2020-07-07
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Most people have no insight about their ideal partner: Study
New York, July 7 (IANS) Do you know what kind of an ideal partner you seek in life? Perhaps a funny, attractive or down-to-earth one, but a new study suggests that people's ideal partner preferences do not reflect any unique personal insight.
2020-07-07
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Covid-19 just rising trend of diseases: UN report
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take lives and disrupt economies across the world, a new UN report warns further outbreaks will emerge unless governments take active measures to prevent other zoonotic diseases from crossing into the human population.
2020-07-07
Category: India, Delhi,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
High BP pills can also reduce colorectal cancer risk
Hong Kong, July 6 (IANS) Researchers have now claimed that medications commonly prescribed to treat high blood pressure may also reduce patients' colorectal cancer risk.
2020-07-06
Category: International, Hong Kong,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Earth's magnetic field can change 10 times faster than thought
London, July 6 (IANS) Scientists using simulations in the lab have revealed that changes in the direction of the Earth's magnetic field may take place 10 times faster than previously thought.
2020-07-06
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech
Pet dogs may improve social-emotional skills in young kids
Sydney, July 6 (IANS) Young children from dog-owning households have better social and emotional wellbeing compared to those who do not own a dog, say researchers.
2020-07-06
Category: International, Australia,Lifestyle/Fashion,Science/Tech
Teenagers who stay up late at greater asthma risk
Toronto, July 6 (IANS) Dear parents, if your teenage child is not going to bed early and is hooked to screen late in night, read this carefully.
2020-07-06
Category: International, Canada,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Scientists rule out asthma as trigger for Covid-19 severity
New York, July 6 (IANS) Asthma does not appear to increase the risk for a person contracting Covid-19 or affect its severity, according to new research.
2020-07-06
Category: International, United States,National,Science/Tech
Abnormal proteins in the gut linked to Alzheimer's Disease
Hong Kong, July 5 (IANS) Misfolded protein build-up in the gut could contribute to the development of Alzheimer's-like symptoms, researchers have shown.
2020-07-05
Category: International, Hong Kong,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Popular chemotherapy drug may be less effective in obese women
London, July 5 (IANS) Breast cancer patients, who are overweight or obese, might benefit less from treatment with docetaxel, a common chemotherapy drug, than lean patients, warn researchers. It is not widely known, but obese women have a higher risk of getting breast cancer and obese patients have a higher risk of relapsing.
2020-07-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
US firm Rocket Lab's satellite launch fails
New York, July 5 (IANS) A rocket from American launch firm -- Rocket Lab has failed to reach orbit while attempting to launch seven small satellites for three different customers from New Zealand, a new report said.
2020-07-05
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Antibodies that could shield kids from rare, polio-like disease
New York, July 4 (IANS) Researchers have identified human antibodies that potentially can prevent a rare but devastating polio-like illness in children linked to a respiratory viral infection.
2020-07-04
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Mars Orbiter photos of Red Planet's biggest moon released
Chennai, July 3 (IANS) Indian space agency on Friday released an image of Phobos, the closest and biggest moon of Mars clicked on July 1 by the Mars Colour Camera on board the Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM).
2020-07-03
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Science/Tech
This US company wants to fly people to edge of space
San Francisco, July 3 (IANS) If space tourism is in your bucket list, here comes some news that will excite you. A Florida-based startup is working towards sending people to the edge of space beneath a football stadium-sized high-performance balloon and pressurised capsule.
2020-07-03
Category: International, Costa Rica,Science/Tech
Blood tests can predict risk of severe liver disease
London, July 3 (IANS) Researchers have found that repeated measurements of the biomarker FIB-4 in human blood every few years can predict the risk of developing severe liver disease.
2020-07-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Men more likely to be seen as 'brilliant' than women: Study
New York, July 3 (IANS) Men are more likely to be seen as 'brilliant' than women, say researchers in a new study measuring global perceptions linked to gender.
2020-07-03
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Human Interest/Society
'Encouraging' data but Covid vax nowhere near us
New York, July 3 (IANS) There are currently 18 candidate vaccines in key clinical trials globally but despite encouraging preliminary data coming from some research labs, a Covid-19 vaccine is nowhere near while new corona cases are mounting in several countries including in India.
2020-07-03
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
New, more infectious strain of Covid-19 now dominates global cases: Study
London, July 3 (IANS) In a new study, researchers have shown that a variation in the viral genome of Covid-19 improved its ability to infect human cells and helped it become the dominant strain circulating around the world.
2020-07-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Science/Tech
NASA appoints new space station programme manager
Washington, July 1 (IANS) NASA has named Joel Montalbano as manager of the International Space Station Programme following the retirement of Kirk Shireman who held the position since 2015.
2020-07-01
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Blood test can predict severity of Covid-19: Study
New York, July 1 (IANS) Clinicians can examine Covid-19 patients' blood to identify those at greatest risk of severe illness and to pinpoint those most likely to need a ventilator, according to a new study.
2020-07-01
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
NASA wants SLS rocket boosters for 6 more Artemis missions
Washington, June 30 (IANS) NASA is taking steps towards building Space Launch System (SLS) solid rocket boosters to support as many as six additional flights, for a total of up to nine Artemis missions.
2020-06-30
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Study provides evidence on link between air pollution & early death
New York, June 29 (IANS) Researchers have found more evidence to suggest that long-term exposure to air pollution is a cause of premature death among older people.
2020-06-29
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Staring at deep-red light may improve declining eyesight
London, June 29 (IANS) Researchers have found that staring at a deep-red light for three minutes a day can significantly improve declining eyesight.
2020-06-29
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech
NASA video shows 10-year time lapse of Sun in 61 minutes
Washington, June 28 (IANS) In a stunning hour-long video, NASAs sun-pointing semi-autonomous spacecraft, the Solar Dynamics Observatory, has put together a time lapse of its 10 years of observing the Sun.
2020-06-28
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
NASA to pay you Rs 26 lakh for designing a space toilet for Moon
Washington, June 27 (IANS) The US space agency has thrown open a challenge to win over Rs 26 lakh, calling the global community to send novel design concepts for compact toilets that can operate in both microgravity and lunar gravity.
2020-06-27
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Scientists decode why people can't recall familiar names at times
New York, June 26 (IANS) Most of us know that feeling of trying to retrieve a memory that does not come right away and neuroscientists have now identified different sets of individual neurons which help us retrieve memories when required, a hallmark of the human brain's flexibility.
2020-06-26
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
NASA names HQ after Mary Jackson, its first black female engineer
Washington, June 25 (IANS) NASA has decided to name its headquarters building in Washington, DC, after Mary W. Jackson, the first African-American female engineer at the US space agency.
2020-06-25
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
IN-SPACe could be sectoral regulator once laws are in place: Sivan
Chennai, June 25 (IANS) The proposed Indian National Space Promotion and Authorisation Centre (IN-SPACe) could be turned into the sectoral regulator once necessary legal structure are there, according to K. Sivan, Secretary of the Department of Space (DoS) and Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
2020-06-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Science/Tech,Technology
New navigation policy on anvil, IN-SPACe to be separate vertical: ISRO chief
Chennai, June 25 (IANS) The proposed Indian National Space Promotion and Authorisation Centre (IN-SPACe), part of space sector reforms aimed at bringing in private sector participation, will be a separate vertical under the Department of Space (DOS), said ISRO Chairman K.Sivan on Thursday.
2020-06-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Science/Tech
Scientists spot rare Neptune-like planet
Washington, June 25 (IANS) Scientists have discovered a planet about as large as Neptune that circles a nearby star which is still surrounded by a disk of debris left over from its formation.
2020-06-25
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Mixed reactions on space sector reforms, preserve soul of ISRO
Chennai, June 24 (IANS) Mixed reactions were voiced by the space industry officials on the Union Cabinet's decision to set up Indian National Space Promotion and Authorisation Centre (IN-SPACe), making Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to focus on research and development (R&D) of new technologies, exploration missions and human spaceflight programme.
2020-06-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Science/Tech,Technology
NIT Jalandhar develops apparatus to kill coronavirus
Chandigarh, June 24 (IANS) An apparatus for ultraviolet sterilization of surfaces has been developed by Dr BR Ambedkar National Institute of Technology in Jalandhar to kill coronavirus, it was announced on Wednesday.
2020-06-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Science/Tech,Technology
What puts some people at risk of a serious Covid-19 outcome?
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) While knowledge about how Covid-19 impacts different populations is still evolving, research so far has revealed that certain factors like age, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, obesity, genetic factors and even blood type can influence the severity of the outcome.
2020-06-23
Category: International, India,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Phase 3 trial to study arthritis drug's effect on Covid-19
New York, June 23 (IANS) Researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) in the US are studying the effectiveness of an arthritis drug in treating a type of severe immune overreaction seen in patients with Covid-19 induced pneumonia in a Phase 3 clinical trial.
2020-06-23
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
ISRO gets Indian patent for liquid cooling and heating garment
Chennai, June 23 (IANS) The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has got an Indian patent for its liquid cooling and heating garment (LCHG) that is suitable for space applications.
2020-06-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Science/Tech
Why the far side of the Moon so different from near side
New York, June 22 (IANS) The composition of the Moon's near side that is perpetually Earth-facing is oddly different from its far side which always faces away from Earth and scientists think they finally understand why.
2020-06-22
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Scientists map submerged continent of Zealandia for 1st time
Wellington, June 22 (IANS) A group of scientists from New Zealand have launched interactive maps for the first time of the continent of Zealandia, located in the south of the Pacific Ocean and 94 per cent of which is submerged underwater.
2020-06-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Environment/Wildlife,Science/Tech
India observes 'Ring of fire' annular solar eclipse, deepest in century (Ld)
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) India on Sunday witnessed its deepest annular solar eclipse or 'surya grahan' of this century for over three hours with its peak in the noon giving the appearance of a "ring of fire" for around 30 seconds along a narrow corridor running through Chandigarh, Delhi, Shimla and Jaipur.
2020-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Science/Tech
Clouds play truant with solar eclipse over Bengaluru
Bengaluru, June 21 (IANS) As thick passing monsoon clouds played hide and seek with partial solar eclipse over this tech city, hundreds of people observed the celestial event in awe despite poor visibility on Sunday.
2020-06-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Environment/Wildlife,Science/Tech
Get MMR vaccine shot now to protect against severe Covid-19
Washington, June 21 (IANS) In yet another hope to fight several Covid-19 symptoms, administering the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine could serve as a preventive measure to dampen septic inflammation associated with the virus infection, say researchers.
2020-06-21
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
In covid shadow, B'luru planetarium to webcast solar eclipse live
Bengaluru, June 20 (IANS) The state-run Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium here would webcast live the partial solar eclipse on Sunday due to the Covid-induced ban on public gatherings, an official said on Saturday.
2020-06-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Environment/Wildlife,Science/Tech
Novartis discontinues HCQ trial over enrollment challenges
London, June 20 (IANS) Swiss drugmaker Novartis has announced to discontinue Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) clinical trial over acute enrollment challenges that have made completion of the trial infeasible, and not because any safety issues were reported or efficacy conclusions made.
2020-06-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Babies with COVID-19 tend to have mild illness, mostly with fever
New York, June 20 (IANS) A team of US scientists, led by an Indian-origin researcher has found that infants under 90 days of age who tested positive for Covid-19 tend to be well, with little or no respiratory involvement.
2020-06-20
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine