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Ravaged by a caterpillar

First detected in Karnataka only in May this year, the fall armyworm, a native of the Americas, has already spread as far

The Hindu 21 Sep 2018 11:48 pm

Scientists gave octopuses ecstasy and it revealed a secret genetic link to hu..

Scientists have discovered what happens when you give the party drug MDMA to an octopus, and say the animals surprising reaction has “ama

Fox News 21 Sep 2018 9:10 pm

12 children die in Delhi hospital in 2 weeks due to Diphtheria infection

The children were aged between six and 12-years-old and were admitted to Maharishi Valmiki Infectious Disease Hospital.

IBTimes 21 Sep 2018 8:19 pm

Legends of a medieval female pope may tell the truth, researcher says

Medieval legends claim that Pope Joan was the first and only female pope.

Fox News 21 Sep 2018 7:09 pm

Astronauts going to Mars will absorb crazy amounts of radiation. Now we Know ..

There are plenty of challenges to putting people on Mars, whether you look at the rocket, the astronaut or the planet itself.

Fox News 21 Sep 2018 7:03 pm

Stupid AI: How humans can stop machines from falling for visual tricks

Adversarial images that trick computers into seeing what isn’t there are a big problem for AI – but mimicking human perception might pr

New Scientist 21 Sep 2018 5:30 pm

A rare confluence of events led to flooding in Kerala, says study

Four factors — above normal rainfall, extreme rainfall events, over 90% reservoir storage before the rains, and unpreced

The Hindu 21 Sep 2018 3:20 pm

A tiny robotic capsule could roam your intestines and suck up mucus

A small robot could travel through your gut and collect mucus in a vacuum bag to help make diagnosing stomach diseases safer and less pai

New Scientist 21 Sep 2018 2:30 pm

From apples to vegetables in Sikkim

Apple orchards are travelling up the mountains in Sikkim and elsewhere in the Himalayas, as climate change makes the lower slopes too warm

DowntoEarth 21 Sep 2018 1:06 pm

Proof-of-concept HIV immunotherapy study passes Phase 1 safety trial

Preliminary results from a phase I clinical trial have demonstrated the safety and tolerability of a cell therapy involving the ex vivo exp

Eurek Alert 21 Sep 2018 9:30 am

Researchers successfully train employees to respond to opioid overdose, admin..

A small study shows that business managers and staff -- such as those running coffee shops and fast-food restaurants -- can be trained to r

Eurek Alert 21 Sep 2018 9:30 am

Is survival associated with time to defibrillation for in-hospital cardiac ar..

The time until a first attempt at defibrillation in pediatric patients who experienced cardiac arrest in the hospital wasn't associated w

Eurek Alert 21 Sep 2018 9:30 am

Helping parents decide on care for children with minor head trauma

More than 450,000 children visit emergency departments every year because of head trauma and many will undergo head computed tomography (CT

Eurek Alert 21 Sep 2018 9:30 am

Patient-centered visual aid helps physicians discuss risks, treatments with p..

A series of illustrations and charts designed as decision aids for parents of children with minor head injuries helped them communicate wit

Eurek Alert 21 Sep 2018 9:30 am

DNA vaccine leads to immune responses in HPV-related head and neck cancer

A therapeutic vaccine can boost antibodies and T cells, helping them infiltrate tumors and fight off human papillomavirus (HPV)-related hea

Eurek Alert 21 Sep 2018 9:30 am

Eight of 10 people with cancer risk genes don't know it

Genomic screening of more than 50,000 people shows that more than 80 percent of those who carry an identifiable genetic risk for breast, ov

Eurek Alert 21 Sep 2018 9:30 am

Deep neural networks help to identify the neutrinoless double beta decay sign..

A recent study reveals that deep convolutional neural networks can significantly improve the efficiency of discrimination between neutrinol

Eurek Alert 21 Sep 2018 9:30 am

New research reveals a mitochondrial gene that protects against Alzheimer's d..

New research from USC has uncovered a previously unknown genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. The study provi

Eurek Alert 21 Sep 2018 9:30 am

Combining multiple CCTV images could help catch suspects

Combining multiple poor quality CCTV images into a single, computer-enhanced composite could improve the accuracy of facial recognition sys

Eurek Alert 21 Sep 2018 9:30 am

Insulin shows great potential against chronic colitis

Diabetes is not the only disease on which insulin has an effect, it appears. In a new study that involved tests on mice researchers from th

Eurek Alert 21 Sep 2018 9:30 am

Breast milk may be best for premature babies' brain development

Babies born before their due date show better brain development when fed breast milk rather than formula, a study from the University of Ed

Eurek Alert 21 Sep 2018 9:30 am

In zebrafish, a way to find new cancer therapies, targeting tumor modulators

Fast-breeding zebrafish, combined with fluorescent tagging, could be a powerful way to find new cancer drugs. This study tested >3,800 drug

Eurek Alert 21 Sep 2018 9:30 am

Lyme disease: A study on the speed of transmission by infected ticks

Lyme borreliosis is a disease caused by bacteria of the genus Borrelia that are transmitted by a bite from a tick of the genus Ixodes. Scie

Eurek Alert 21 Sep 2018 9:30 am

Scientists have discovered how to predict life of implants without animal tes..

An international team of researchers consisting of scientists from NUST MISIS and TU Dortmund University has developed a technology to stud

Eurek Alert 21 Sep 2018 9:30 am

The first predators and their self-repairing teeth

The earliest predators appeared on Earth 480 million years ago -- and they even had teeth which were capable of repairing themselves. A tea

Eurek Alert 21 Sep 2018 9:30 am

Scientists discovered 20 new gnat species in Brazil

In cooperation of scientists from Estonia, Finland and Brazil 20 new species of gnat were found in Brazilian Atlantic Forest.

Eurek Alert 21 Sep 2018 9:30 am

Tobacco display ban linked to fewer children buying cigarettes in shops

Removing displays of tobacco products from shops may have reduced the proportion of children buying cigarettes by 17 percent, according to

Eurek Alert 21 Sep 2018 9:30 am

BU researchers define possible molecular pathway for neurodegeneration in pri..

A new study has shed light on the mechanisms underlying the progression of prion diseases and identified a potential target for treatment.

Eurek Alert 21 Sep 2018 9:30 am

Philly refinery fails to include public input in cleanup efforts

New research uncovers Sunoco's decade-long effort to cleanup legacy contamination at the East Coast's oldest and largest petroleum refinery

Eurek Alert 21 Sep 2018 9:30 am

Light pollution makes fish more courageous

Artificial light at night also makes guppies more courageous during the day, according to a behavioural study led by researchers from the L

Eurek Alert 21 Sep 2018 9:30 am

The link between cognitive function and sexuality in older adults

Researchers learn more about the relationship between sexual behavior, function, and cognition (people's ability to think and make decision

Eurek Alert 21 Sep 2018 9:30 am

Brown researchers teach computers to see optical illusions

By making a neural-network computer model that can be fooled by optical illusions like humans, the researchers advanced knowledge of the hu

Eurek Alert 21 Sep 2018 9:30 am

Study: Emissions from most diesel cars in Europe greatly exceed laboratory te..

A new MIT study reports that Volkswagen is not the only auto manufacturer to make diesel cars that produce vastly more emissions on the roa

Eurek Alert 21 Sep 2018 9:30 am

New study estimates the caregiving costs for families

In a new study, researchers focused on one of the most common caregiving arrangements: daughters between the ages of 40 and 70 who were lik

Eurek Alert 21 Sep 2018 9:30 am

MSU-Spectrum Health researchers identify new genetic disorder

Researchers from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and physicians from Spectrum Health have identified for the first time

Eurek Alert 21 Sep 2018 9:30 am

Three NASA missions return 1st-light data

NASA's continued quest to explore our solar system and beyond received a boost of new information this week with three key missions proving

Eurek Alert 21 Sep 2018 9:30 am

Checklist helps assess early feeding skills in premature infants

Infants born prematurely face challenges in developing the complex, interrelated skills needed for effective feeding. An assessment called

Eurek Alert 21 Sep 2018 9:30 am

Advancing life sciences research with the internet of things

The internet of things (IoT) is allowing scientists to optimize laboratory operations and combine instruments to measure and respond to com

Eurek Alert 21 Sep 2018 9:30 am

Outbreak of preventable eye infection in contact lens wearers

A new outbreak of a rare but preventable eye infection that can cause blindness, has been identified in contact lens wearers in a new study

Eurek Alert 21 Sep 2018 9:30 am

It's not just for kids -- even adults appear to benefit from a regular bedtim..

In a study of 1,978 older adults publishing Sept. 21, 2018, in the journal Scientific Reports, researchers at Duke Health and the Duke Clin

Eurek Alert 21 Sep 2018 9:30 am

Pre-clinical success for a universal flu vaccine offers hope for third genera..

Researchers from the University of Oxford's Department of Zoology have demonstrated pre-clinical success for a universal flu vaccine in a n

Eurek Alert 21 Sep 2018 9:30 am

Cooking with wood or coal is linked to increased risk of respiratory illness ..

Burning wood or coal to cook food is associated with increased risk of hospitalization or dying from respiratory diseases, according to new

Eurek Alert 21 Sep 2018 9:30 am

Zoological Society of London honour for A.P. scientist

Biospeleologist Shabuddin Shaik has to his credit the discovery of 40 new cave fauna species

The Hindu 21 Sep 2018 7:23 am

'Game of thrones' altar discovered at ancient Maya temple, reveals its secret..

Archaeologists have unlocked the secrets of an amazing 1,500-year-old altar discovered at a Maya temple deep in the Guatemalan jungle.

Fox News 21 Sep 2018 4:15 am

A dozen lions die in Gir forest

According to sources, eight lions died owing to infections, one due to food poisoning and three due to infighting.

The Hindu 21 Sep 2018 12:09 am

Nearly one lakh winged visitors arrive at Bengal sanctuary

In a first, Raiganj Wildlife Sanctuary recorded 98,532 birds this year; presence of water bodies make their stay comfortab

The Hindu 20 Sep 2018 10:43 pm

Tornado in Virginia cracks open tree filled with 70,000 bees: 'It was a catas..

Faculty at the University and Richmond are being credited for rescuing nearly 70,000 bees after a tornado Monday took down a tree near the

Fox News 20 Sep 2018 9:49 pm

Angry mutant green crabs are destroying everything in their path

Talk about being crabby.

Fox News 20 Sep 2018 8:35 pm

Ice sheet 60 times the size of England could melt, causing 4m sea-level rise ..

An enormous ice sheet is at risk of melting even if temperatures rise by just 2°C, potentially sparking major climate chaos.

Fox News 20 Sep 2018 8:13 pm