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Science Ministry recruitment notice highlights bigamy disqualification clause

For it to be prominently highlighted looks like moral policing, says a serving bureaucrat.

The Hindu 27 Nov 2020 10:36 pm

Spacecraft that successfully 'bombed' an asteroid is close to home with valuable cargo

A Japanese spacecraft that successfully ombed an asteroid after a 2 billion mile journey through space is close to returning to Earth.

Fox News 27 Nov 2020 9:33 pm

Study of threatened desert tortoises offers new conservation strategy

A new study supports a new conservation strategy. Climate change increasingly makes relocating threatened species necessary, despite the frequently low success rate. The

ScienceDaily 27 Nov 2020 7:24 pm

Study revealing the secret behind a key cellular process refutes biology textbooks

New research has identified and described a cellular process that, despite what textbooks say, has remained elusive to scientists until now -- precisely how the copying o

ScienceDaily 27 Nov 2020 7:24 pm

Megalodon fossils discovered all over the world

Megalodons, the apex predator of the seas, may have gone extinct more than 3.5 million years ago, but experts may have discovered nurseries of the massive shark all aroun

Fox News 27 Nov 2020 7:08 pm

Air pollution: Southern India witnesses higher rise in PM2.5 levels than Gangetic Plain in last decade

The study carried by IIT-Delhi and commissioned by Central Pollution Control Board also found that air pollution in rural India has increased as par with urban India.

Financial Express 27 Nov 2020 12:46 pm

Understanding traditional Chinese medicine can help protect species

Demystifying traditional Chinese medicine for conservationists could be the key to better protecting endangered species like pangolins, tigers and rhino, according to Uni

EurekAlert 26 Nov 2020 10:30 am

Satellite images confirm uneven impact of climate change

University of Copenhagen researchers have been following vegetation trends across the planet's driest areas using satellite imagery from recent decades. They have identif

EurekAlert 26 Nov 2020 10:30 am

Effect of odor on helpfulness in rats

Despite their reputation, rats are surprisingly sociable and regularly help each other out. Researchers have shown that a rat just has to smell another rat that is engage

ScienceDaily 26 Nov 2020 3:14 am

Plants: Scientists solve the mystery behind an enigmatic organelle, the pyrenoid

Researchers have discovered how Rubisco holoenzymes assemble to form the fluid-like matrix of the algal pyrenoid, an organelle that mediates the incorporation of carbon d

ScienceDaily 26 Nov 2020 2:18 am

Specific bacterium in the gut linked to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

Researchers have detected a connection between Brachyspira, a genus of bacteria in the intestines, and IBS -- especially the form that causes diarrhea. Although the disco

ScienceDaily 26 Nov 2020 12:21 am

Community conservation reserves protect fish diversity in tropical rivers

Small, community-based reserves in Thailand's Salween River Basin are serving as critical refuges for fish diversity in a region whose subsistence fisheries have suffered

ScienceDaily 26 Nov 2020 12:21 am

Ancient blanket made with 11,500 turkey feathers

New research sheds light on the production of an 800-year-old turkey feather blanket and explores the economic and cultural aspects of raising turkeys to supply feathers

ScienceDaily 26 Nov 2020 12:21 am

Superintelligence review: A fun take on the AI apocalypse storyline

In Superintelligence, Melissa McCarthy plays a character who must show a sentient AI that humanity is worth saving. The film is a strange but captivating mix of rom-com s

NewScientist 25 Nov 2020 10:30 pm

Landmark study generates first genomic atlas for global wheat improvement

In a landmark discovery for global wheat production, a team has sequenced the genomes for 15 wheat varieties representing breeding programs around the world, enabling sci

ScienceDaily 25 Nov 2020 10:14 pm

Ghost fishing threatens endangered river dolphins, critically endangered turtles, otters

Waste fishing gear in the River Ganges poses a threat to wildlife including otters, turtles and dolphins, new research shows.

ScienceDaily 25 Nov 2020 7:45 pm

Research creates hydrogen-producing living droplets, paving way for alternative future energy source

Scientists have built tiny droplet-based microbial factories that produce hydrogen, instead of oxygen, when exposed to daylight in air.

ScienceDaily 25 Nov 2020 7:44 pm

When consumers trust AI recommendations, or resist them

The key factor in deciding how to incorporate AI recommenders is whether consumers are focused on the functional and practical aspects of a product (its utilitarian value

ScienceDaily 25 Nov 2020 7:44 pm

Bizarre 370M-year-old shark had teeth unlike any other creature on Earth

A newly discovered shark that lived 370 million years ago had some of its teeth hidden from itsprey until they clamped down, according to a new study.

Fox News 25 Nov 2020 6:07 pm

Googles Verse by Verse can help you write poetry

Users can choose up to three poets from a list of popular poets including Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, Edgar Allen Poe, Robert Frost, and others.

The Hindu 25 Nov 2020 2:37 pm

Britain warns tech firms over risks of China expansion

Under a new law put forward separately on Tuesday, telecoms companies could be fined up to 10% of turnover or 100,000 pounds a day if they contravene a ban on using equip

The Hindu 25 Nov 2020 12:38 pm

Google, Disney team up to bring The Mandalorian to AR

The app is available on the Play Store for 5G Google Pixels and other select 5G Android phones.

The Hindu 25 Nov 2020 12:33 pm

$271 bn consumer spending to shift from cash to cards,digital payments by 2023 in India:Accenture

The report is based on a survey of 120 payments executives at banks globally regarding the transformation of their payments business

The Hindu 25 Nov 2020 12:13 pm

Scores of pilot whales dead in New Zealand stranding

The Chatham Islands was the site of New Zealand's largest recorded mass stranding, when 1,000 beached themselves in 1918

The Hindu 25 Nov 2020 10:37 am

Earth had a minimoon for around 3 years before it drifted away few months ago

The minimoon has now drifted away but astronomers said that more such minimoons will be found orbiting Earth in the future.

Zee News 25 Nov 2020 10:31 am

In fire-prone West, plants need their pollinators -- and vice versa

A new study grounded in the northern Rockies explores the role of wildfire in the finely tuned dance between plants and their pollinators. Previous studies have looked at

EurekAlert 25 Nov 2020 10:30 am

Waste fishing gear threatens Ganges wildlife

Waste fishing gear in the River Ganges poses a threat to wildlife including otters, turtles and dolphins, new research shows.

EurekAlert 25 Nov 2020 10:30 am

When consumers trust AI recommendations--or resist them

The key factor in deciding how to incorporate AI recommenders is whether consumers are focused on the functional and practical aspects of a product (its utilitarian value

EurekAlert 25 Nov 2020 10:30 am

To push or to pull? How many-limbed marine organisms swim

Couinter-intuitively, small marine animals don't use their limbs or propulsors to push themselves through the water while swimming. Instead, their appendages create negat

ScienceDaily 25 Nov 2020 1:58 am

Can we harness a plant's ability to synthesize medicinal compounds?

Anthraquinones are a class of naturally occurring compounds prized for their medicinal properties, as well as for other applications, including ecologically friendly dyes

ScienceDaily 25 Nov 2020 1:58 am

Machine learning: A breakthrough in the study of stellar nurseries

Artificial intelligence can make it possible to see astrophysical phenomena that were previously beyond reach. Astronomers present the most comprehensive observations yet

ScienceDaily 25 Nov 2020 1:38 am

Commonly used antibiotic shows promise for combating Zika infections

Researchers used a variety of advanced drug screening techniques to test out more than 10,000 compounds in search of a cure. To their surprise, they found that the widely

ScienceDaily 25 Nov 2020 1:38 am

Clean Air Act saved 1.5 billionbirds

US pollution regulations meant to protect humans from dirty air are also saving birds. So concludes a new continent-wide study. Study authors found that improved air qual

ScienceDaily 25 Nov 2020 1:38 am

Memories of past events retain remarkable fidelity even as we age

Even though people tend to remember fewer details about past events as time goes by, the details they do remember are retained with remarkable fidelity, according to a ne

ScienceDaily 25 Nov 2020 1:38 am

CRISPRi screens reveal sources of metabolic robustness in E. coli

Metabolic robustness, the ability of a metabolic system to buffer changes in its environment, is not always a welcome feature for microbiologists: it interferes with meta

ScienceDaily 25 Nov 2020 1:38 am

Rare right whale discovered stranded on North Carolina beach

One of the rarest species of whales, a North Atlantic right whale, was found dead on a beach in North Carolina last week, wildlife officials said.

Fox News 25 Nov 2020 12:49 am

Hammerhead shark circles oblivious swimmer in chilling video

A chilling drone video shows a hammerhead shark circling a seeminglyoblivious swimmer off a Miami beach.

Fox News 25 Nov 2020 12:45 am

Stronger memories can help us make sense of future changes

Research finds a new relationship between memory and the ability to incorporate changes into one's understanding of the world.

ScienceDaily 25 Nov 2020 12:16 am

Taking a shine to polymers: Fluorescent molecule betrays the breakdown of polymer materials

Scientists have come up with a simple method to evaluate the strength and performance of polymer materials. They hope that their work will enable scientists and engineers

ScienceDaily 24 Nov 2020 11:41 pm

Why experiences are better gifts for older children

What should we get for our kids this holiday? As children get older, giving them something they can experience (live through) instead of material things makes them happie

ScienceDaily 24 Nov 2020 11:06 pm

Stable catalysts for new energy

Looking for the perfect catalyst is not only about finding the right material, but also about its orientation. Depending on the direction in which a crystal is cut and wh

ScienceDaily 24 Nov 2020 11:06 pm

Remarkable fireball captured breaking up on film

An enormous fireball was caught on camera streaking across the night sky in Australia, before breaking up over the Tasman Sea.

Fox News 24 Nov 2020 9:02 pm

Cocoa flavanols boost brain oxygenation, cognition in healthy adults

The brains of healthy adults recovered faster from a mild vascular challenge and performed better on complex tests if the participants consumed cocoa flavanols beforehand

ScienceDaily 24 Nov 2020 7:51 pm

One in three who are aware of deepfakes say they have inadvertently shared them on social media

A new study has found that one in three Singaporeans who said they were aware of deepfakes believe they have circulated deepfake content on social media which they later

ScienceDaily 24 Nov 2020 7:51 pm

9th planet discovered? Researchers find evidence of 'lost planet' in the solar system

Though researchers continue to hunt for the mysterious Planet 9, experts have discovered evidence that another planet, residing between Uranus and Saturn, escaped billion

Fox News 24 Nov 2020 7:41 pm

Global warming likely to raise disease risk for animals

The Times of India 24 Nov 2020 7:06 pm

Not just lizards, but these reptiles can also regrow their tails

The researchers hope their findings will lead to discoveries of new therapeutic approaches to repairing injuries and treating diseases such as arthritis.

Zee News 24 Nov 2020 3:48 pm

Mysterious monolith found in remote part of Utah fuels speculation on how it got there

A mysterious monolith was discovered in the remote parts of Utah Wednesday, fueling speculation on how the object got there, according to reports.

Fox News 24 Nov 2020 3:20 pm

Surge in greenhouse gases sustained despite COVID lockdowns - U.N.

Levels of carbon dioxide touched a new record of 410.5 parts per million (ppm) in 2019

The Hindu 24 Nov 2020 12:21 pm

Black, Hispanic adolescents significantly more likely to die by police intervention than whites

A recent study evaluating the use of force by police against children found that Black and Hispanic adolescents are significantly more likely to die from shootings relate

EurekAlert 24 Nov 2020 10:30 am

New therapy for flu may help in fight against COVID-19

A new therapy for influenza virus infections that may also prove effective against many other pathogenic virus infections, including HIV and COVID-19, has been developed

EurekAlert 24 Nov 2020 10:30 am

Artificial intelligence technology helps Parkinson's patients during COVID-19 pandemic

Jessica Huber, a professor of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences and associate dean for research in Purdue's College of Health and Human Sciences, leads Purdue's Moto

EurekAlert 24 Nov 2020 10:30 am

COVID-19 second wave in Myanmar causes dramatic increases in poverty

New evidence combining surveys from urban and rural Myanmar and simulation analysis find COVID-19 second wave dramatically increasing poverty and food insecurity.

EurekAlert 24 Nov 2020 10:30 am

Asteroid as big as Burj Khalifa to fly by earth at 56,000mph on November 29

NASA has confirmed that the asteroid named 153201 2000 WO107, will barrel past Earth on Sunday, November 29 and is currently speeding though space at a whopping 56,000mph

Zee News 24 Nov 2020 10:26 am

Tracking and fighting fires on earth and beyond

Scientists demonstrate how fires burn and spread under different environmental conditions.

ScienceDaily 24 Nov 2020 4:04 am

The science of windy cities

Researchers model urban airflows to help improve the design of drones, skyscrapers, and natural ventilation systems.

ScienceDaily 24 Nov 2020 4:04 am

Ancient people relied on coastal environments to survive the Last Glacial Maximum

Excavations on the south coast of South Africa have uncovered evidence of human occupations from the end of the last ice age, approximately 35,000 years ago, through the

ScienceDaily 24 Nov 2020 4:04 am

Indonesian wildfires a 'fixable problem'

Indonesian wildfires that cause widespread air pollution and vast carbon emissions are a 'fixable problem', according to the leader of a project set up to help tackle the

ScienceDaily 24 Nov 2020 4:04 am

Genetics behind deadly oat blight

A multi-institution team has identified the genetic mechanisms that enable the production of a deadly toxin called Victorin - the causal agent for Victoria blight of oats

ScienceDaily 24 Nov 2020 4:04 am

Mysterious shipwreck that may date back to 1800s emerges on Florida beach

A mysterious shipwreck that may date back to the 1800s has emerged from the sands of a northern Florida beach.

Fox News 24 Nov 2020 12:37 am

PEDSnet report details how COVID-19 pandemic has affected children

Analysis of 135,000-plus medical records shows the novel coronavirus hits hardest among teens, children with diabetes or cancer, lower-income families, and Black, Latinx

ScienceDaily 24 Nov 2020 12:14 am

COVID-19 infection combined with blood clots worsens patient outcomes, study finds

While respiratory issues continue to be the most common symptom of a COVID-19 infection, new research indicates the disease could also be associated with an increased ten

ScienceDaily 24 Nov 2020 12:14 am

TX2 Conservation Excellence Award for Manas National Park of Assam, Royal Manas National Park of Bhutan

The Manas National Park of Assam and the Royal Manas National Park of Bhutan have received the TX2 Conservation Excellence Award this year. Aaranyak, a society for biodiv

NorthEast Now 23 Nov 2020 11:35 pm

China set for moon launch in historic mission to collect rocks from the lunar surface

China is set to launch an uncrewed mission to the moon that will collect rocks from the lunar surface and bring them back to Earth.

Fox News 23 Nov 2020 11:25 pm

UN: Covid-19 lockdowns slashed pollutants, not CO2 levels

The Times of India 23 Nov 2020 11:06 pm

Jupiter and Saturn are about to do something not seen for nearly 800 years

The two largest planets in the Solar System, Jupiter and Saturn have fascinated astronomers for hundreds of years. But the two gas giants will do something next month not

Fox News 23 Nov 2020 10:28 pm

Scientists make sound-waves from a quantum vacuum at the Black Hole laboratory

Researchers have developed a new theory for observing a quantum vacuum that could lead to new insights into the behaviour of black holes.

ScienceDaily 23 Nov 2020 8:39 pm

Magnetic brain waves to detect injury and disease

Researchers have designed a new Optically Pumped Magnetometer (OPM) sensor for magnetoencephalography (MEG). The sensor is smaller and more robust in detecting magnetic b

ScienceDaily 23 Nov 2020 7:23 pm

Coppery titi monkeys do not deceive their partners

Since methods for genetic paternity analyses were introduced it became clear that many pair-living animal species, including humans, do not take partnership fidelity that

ScienceDaily 23 Nov 2020 7:23 pm

T. rex and triceratops fossils unearthed in ferocious battle, to be displayed for first time

A remarkable fossil is set to go on display for the first time ever, showcasing a T. rex and Triceratops fighting a ferocious battle to the death.

Fox News 23 Nov 2020 7:11 pm

What does Boris Johnsons plan to ban fuel-powered vehicles mean for UK

Several other countries may follow suit in the coming years to phase out petrol- and diesel-run vehicles  

Down To Earth 23 Nov 2020 4:16 pm

Rayalaseema, south coastal Andhra Pradesh brace for cyclone Nivar

Parts of south coastal Andhra Pradesh and Rayalaseema districts have been put on high alert with the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday reporting the brewing

The Times of India 23 Nov 2020 11:06 am

Risk of death high among those with alcohol-related visits to ED: CMAJ study

The risk of death is high for people who visit the emergency department (ED) for alcohol use, and the risk increases with frequency, according to a new study in CMAJ (Can

EurekAlert 23 Nov 2020 10:30 am

Some parents prioritize Thanksgiving traditions over reducing COVID-19 risks

One in three parents say the benefits of gathering with family for the holidays are worth the risk of spreading or getting the virus, according to the C.S. Mott Children'

EurekAlert 23 Nov 2020 10:30 am

Social needs linked to low health-related quality of life among African American cancer survivors

Social needs--such as food and economic insecurity, poor housing and neighborhood conditions, and lack of access to transportation--were common in a group of African Amer

EurekAlert 23 Nov 2020 10:30 am

Growing risks of STIs in over-45s

Sexually-active over-45s are at a high risk of contracting STIs because people do not want to talk about holder people having sex, a report has found.

EurekAlert 23 Nov 2020 10:30 am

Identical evolution of isolated organisms

Palaeontologists at Friedrich-Alexander-Universitt Erlangen-Nrnberg (FAU) and the University of Calgary in Canada have provided new proof of parallel evolution: conodonts

EurekAlert 23 Nov 2020 10:30 am

Colorado lawmakers set sights on future Space Command headquarters

Colorado Springs would be an ideal location for future Space Command headquarters, say lawmakers in the Centennial State.

Fox News 23 Nov 2020 1:25 am

Breaking the ice on melting and freezing

Researchers have shared new insights into melting icebergs and lake ice formation.

ScienceDaily 22 Nov 2020 8:16 pm

U.S.-European mission launches to monitor the world's oceans

The Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite will extend a nearly 30-year continuous dataset on sea level collected by an ongoing collaboration of U.S. and European satellit

ScienceDaily 22 Nov 2020 8:10 pm

Indian Navy to host Singapore Bilateral Maritime Exercise in Andaman Sea from November 23

The SIMBEX series of exercises exemplify the high level of coordination and convergence of views between India and Singapore, particularly in the maritime domain.

Zee News 22 Nov 2020 6:59 pm

NASA successfully launches Sentinel-6 satellite on SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket to monitor global sea levels -- watc..

The spacecraft is named after Michael Freilich who passed away in August 2020 and was a former director of NASA's Earth Science Division.

Zee News 22 Nov 2020 5:06 pm

U.S. should look at how other high-income countries regulate health care costs

Structuring negotiations between insurers and providers, standardizing fee-for-service payments and negotiating prices can lower the United States' health care spending b

EurekAlert 22 Nov 2020 10:30 am

Science reveals secrets of a mummy's portrait

How much information can you get from a speck of purple pigment, no bigger than the diameter of a hair, plucked from an Egyptian portrait that's nearly 2,000 years old? P

ScienceDaily 21 Nov 2020 9:13 pm

Zebra finches amazing at unmasking the bird behind the song

Like humans who can instantly tell which friend or relative is calling by the timbre of the person's voice, zebra finches have a near-human capacity for language mapping.

ScienceDaily 21 Nov 2020 9:13 pm

From lab to industry? Ideally ordered porous titania films, made at scale

Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have realized high-throughput production of thin, ordered through-hole membranes of titanium dioxide. Titania layers were g

EurekAlert 21 Nov 2020 10:30 am

Hyperbaric oxygen treatment: Clinical trial reverses two biological processes associated with aging in human c..

A new study indicates that hyperbaric oxygen treatments (HBOT) in healthy aging adults can stop the aging of blood cells and reverse the aging process. In the biological

ScienceDaily 21 Nov 2020 1:37 am

Researchers examine which approaches are most effective at reducing COVID-19 spread

Researchers have found that physical distancing is universally effective at reducing the spread of COVID-19, while social bubbles and masks are more situation-dependent.

ScienceDaily 21 Nov 2020 1:37 am

After more than a decade, ChIP-seq may be quantitative after all

For more than a decade, scientists studying epigenetics have used a powerful method called ChIP-seq to map changes in proteins and other critical regulatory factors acros

ScienceDaily 21 Nov 2020 1:37 am

Polar climate affects trade wind strength in tropics

The impact of sea surface temperature variations in the tropical Pacific on global climate has long been recognized. For instance, the episodic warming of the tropical Pa

ScienceDaily 21 Nov 2020 12:51 am