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Assam: Speeding train kills elephant, injures cub at Lumding

A female elephant was killed while an elephant cub was severely injured after being mowed down by a speeding express train at Lumding in Assams Hojai district. The train,

NORTHEAST NOW 26 Jan 2020 12:41 am

Should the Jeff Bezos phone hack be cause for alarm?

Are modern computing devices safe when it comes to the issue of security vulnerabilities in technology use?

The Hindu 26 Jan 2020 12:31 am

How is facial recognition used in todays world? When is it problematic?

Why does the European Commission want a temporary ban on facial recognition technologies in public spaces?

The Hindu 26 Jan 2020 12:09 am

Court forces U.S. EPA to reconsider three refinery biofuel waivers

A U.S. appeals court has ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency must reconsider three of the biofuel waivers it recently granted to small oil refineries, arguing

Reuters 25 Jan 2020 11:30 pm

App aims to academically empower visually impaired students

Swalekhan will help the obviate the need for hard-to-find scribes by allowing students to type in answers

The Hindu 25 Jan 2020 10:28 pm

Wuhan: coronavirus cases estimated at 4,000

The increase in the number of estimated cases only reflect the delay in confirming and reporting exported cases,

The Hindu 25 Jan 2020 8:29 pm

Can lithium halt progression of Alzheimer's disease?

In a new study, a team of researchers has shown that, when given in a formulation that facilitates passage to the brain, lithium in doses up to 400 times lower than what

ScienceDaily 25 Jan 2020 7:37 pm

Jersey youth, who cycles around globe for wildlife conservation, arrives in Guwahati

26-year-old Patryk Kucza from St Lawrence is cycling 120 kms daily to raise awareness about conservation of threatened wildlife species across the globe. Patryk, who on S

NORTHEAST NOW 25 Jan 2020 5:43 pm

Dinosaur tracks seem to show giant sauropod wading on two front legs

Sauropod dinosaurs grew to 25 metres or more in length and weighed several tonnes but footprints in Texas seem to suggest they sometimes walked on just two legs

New Scientist 25 Jan 2020 12:30 pm

Barstow, Calif., shaken by magnitude-4.6 earthquake: preliminary measure

An earthquake initially measured at magnitude 4.6 struck near Barstow, Calif., on Friday night, followed by two aftershocks, according to reports.

Fox News 25 Jan 2020 9:09 am

Opioid dependence found to permanently change brains of rats

Approximately one-quarter of patients who are prescribed opioids for chronic pain misuse them, with five to 10 percent developing an opioid use disorder or addiction. In

ScienceDaily 25 Jan 2020 2:21 am

'Jumping genes' help stabilize DNA folding patterns

The DNA molecule inside the nucleus of any human cell is more than six feet long. To fit into such a small space, it must fold into precise loops that also govern how gen

ScienceDaily 25 Jan 2020 2:21 am

Blue-emitting diode demonstrates limitations and promise of perovskite semiconductors

Halide perovskites have garnered attention because they're highly efficient at capturing energy in solar cells and efficient emitters in diodes. But researchers failed at

ScienceDaily 25 Jan 2020 2:21 am

Early life adversity and opioid addiction

Individuals with a history of early life adversity (ELA) are disproportionately prone to opioid addiction. A new study reveals why. The study examines how early adversiti

ScienceDaily 25 Jan 2020 2:21 am

Ancient rock carvings show procession of gods riding mythical animals

Archaeologists have unearthed stunning rock carvings showing an Assyrian king paying tribute to his gods with a procession of mythical creatures.

Fox News 24 Jan 2020 10:08 pm

Saturn's mysterious moon could support alien life thanks to this new discovery

Saturn'smoon Enceladus has an even better chance of supporting extraterrestrial life than previously thought:researchers have discovered its oceans are more complex than

Fox News 24 Jan 2020 9:23 pm

'Stop (f)lying to us': Swiss ski town's teens join Greta in protest

A short walk from where she spent the week rubbing shoulders with world leaders, Greta Thunberg showed solidarity with the climate strikers of Davos on the last day of th

Reuters 24 Jan 2020 8:50 pm

UK nuclear fusion reactor will fire up for the first time in 23 years

Within months researchers will attempt to create a ball of plasma hotter than the sun inside the Joint European Torus, a doughnut-shaped machine in south-east England

New Scientist 24 Jan 2020 8:46 pm

As Swiss summit ends, Greta's star outshines her critics

If making headlines and drawing flak is a measure of success at Davos, then Greta Thunberg probably came out on top of this year's edition of the Alpine business-meets-po

Reuters 24 Jan 2020 8:33 pm

Global carbon trading turnover at record $214 billion last year: research

The turnover in global emissions trading hit a record high last year of $214 billion as prices rose on current or expected stricter regulation, research by Refinitiv show

Reuters 24 Jan 2020 8:13 pm

Man should give way for elephant: SC

Upholding the Tamil Nadu government’s 2010 order, which notified the Nilgiris Elephant Corridor, the Supreme Court on Wednesday said, “that man should give wa

NORTHEAST NOW 24 Jan 2020 7:33 pm

Some Vesuvius victims 'baked' for hours as they died, shocking find reveals

The Roman city of Pompeii was devastated following the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D., resulting in the deaths of approximately 2,000 people. A new study, however,

Fox News 24 Jan 2020 7:19 pm

What are the symptoms of the new coronavirus and how deadly is it?

Everything you need to know about the Wuhan coronavirus that emerged in China and has caused over 600 cases so far

New Scientist 24 Jan 2020 5:29 pm

Deepfake software translates videos from one language to another

An AI based on deepfake technology can translate videos of a person speaking in one language into another. In future it could help people who dont speak the same language

New Scientist 24 Jan 2020 4:50 pm

Taking Viagra in early labour reduces the need for emergency caesarean

A study has found that taking Viagra at the beginning of labour increases blood flow to the baby and halves the chance of needing an emergency c- section

New Scientist 24 Jan 2020 4:31 pm

Europe forecast to be milder than normal this spring: Weather Company

Europe's weather is expected be milder than normal from February to April, especially in eastern Europe and in western Russia, The Weather Company said on Friday.

Reuters 24 Jan 2020 4:10 pm

No snow in winter? Norwegians make it instead

Children slip by on their cross-country skis, skidding around on artificial snow sprayed out onto on the otherwise bare ground by six huge blowing machines in Norway's Oe

Reuters 24 Jan 2020 4:08 pm

CO2 concentration set for biggest annual rise, fueled by Australian bushfires

The concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere this year is likely to show one of the largest annual rises since measurements began in 1958, partly fueled by Austr

Reuters 24 Jan 2020 3:54 pm

Young climate activist fears words not action at Davos

Isabelle Axelsson is one of the youngest delegates at Davos, where the 19-year-old, dressed in Doc Martin boots and dungarees, and her fellow climate activists are callin

Reuters 24 Jan 2020 3:13 pm

Suzuki Motor Corp says must respond to Dutch emissions probe by mid-Feb

Japan's Suzuki Motor Corp is co-operating with the Dutch authorities over their findings its diesel vehicles had broken the country's emissions rules, and it is required

Reuters 24 Jan 2020 2:57 pm

Four bikers from Visakhapatnam ride through three States to raise awareness about plastic

The bikers who travelled 1800 kilometres in three days found bags, takeaway containers and single use plastic bottles infesting tourist spots

The Hindu 24 Jan 2020 2:08 pm

Magnitude 5.5 earthquake strikes near Karakenja in Tajikistan: EMSC

A shallow earthquake of magnitude 5.5 struck near Karakenja in Tajikistan on Friday, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said.

Reuters 24 Jan 2020 1:03 pm

Extinction Watch: How long for oceans little cow?

The vaquita is the smallest cetacean on earth and is a cousin of the largest animal in the world, the blue whale. While they feed on fish, prawns and crabs, they are most

The Economic Times 24 Jan 2020 12:26 pm

Extinction Watch: Top predators Gharials may vanish in near future

Damned if It Does! Dams, barrages, and water abstraction have altered the quantity and quality of water available to downstream river sections destroying its habitat. At

The Economic Times 24 Jan 2020 12:01 pm

Air tanker dropped fire retardant shortly before fatal crash: Australian safety bureau

An air tanker that crashed in Australia on Thursday killing three U.S. firefighters dropped fire retardant shortly before the fatal accident, the Australian Transport Saf

Reuters 24 Jan 2020 11:07 am

Australia bushfires contribute to big rise in global CO2 levels: UK's Met Office

Australia's bushfires are contributing to one of the biggest annual increases in the concentration of carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere since record-keeping began

Reuters 24 Jan 2020 10:38 am

Vitamin E acetate in products used by the first cases of EVALI in New York State

A new study published on Jan. 24, 2020, in the journal Toxics provides important insight into the recent lung intoxication epidemic referred to as 'e-cigarette or vaping

Eurek Alert 24 Jan 2020 10:30 am

Nano-thin flexible touchscreens could be printed like newspaper

Taking a thin film common in cell phone touchscreens, researchers have used liquid metal chemistry to shrink it from 3D to 2D. The ultra-thin and ultra-flexible electroni

Eurek Alert 24 Jan 2020 10:30 am

Increasing opportunities for sustainable behavior

To mitigate climate change and safeguard ecosystems, we need to make drastic changes in our consumption and transport behaviors. A new IIASA study shows how even minor ch

Eurek Alert 24 Jan 2020 10:30 am

New species of Allosaurus discovered in Utah

A remarkable new species of meat-eating dinosaur, Allosaurus jimmadseni, was unveiled at the Natural History Museum of Utah. The huge carnivore inhabited the flood plains

Eurek Alert 24 Jan 2020 10:30 am

Family caregivers are rarely asked about needing assistance with caring for older adults

Family caregivers usually are not asked by health care workers about needing support in managing older adults' care, according to a study led by researchers at the Johns

Eurek Alert 24 Jan 2020 10:30 am

People with obesity who experience self-directed weight shaming benefit from intervention

While it's known that weight 'self-stigma' is associated with poor mental and physical health, little is known about how to help people combat it. Now, in a first-of-its-

Eurek Alert 24 Jan 2020 10:30 am

A single number helps Stanford data scientists find most dangerous cancer cells

Biomedical data scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine have shown that the number of genes a cell uses to make RNA is a reliable indicator of how develo

Eurek Alert 24 Jan 2020 10:30 am

Stanford researchers conduct census of cell surface proteins

A new technique for systematically surveying proteins on the outer surface of cells, which act like molecular social cues to guide cell-cell interactions and assembly int

Eurek Alert 24 Jan 2020 10:30 am

A new stretchable battery can power wearable electronics

The adoption of wearable electronics has so far been limited by their need to derive power from bulky, rigid batteries that reduce comfort and may present safety hazards

Eurek Alert 24 Jan 2020 10:30 am

More than 40% of status epilepticus patients suffer adverse outcomes

A new study published in Seizure gives insight into the short-term outcome of patients treated for status epilepticus in Kuopio University Hospital in Finland. The resear

Eurek Alert 24 Jan 2020 10:30 am

Efforts to tackle tobacco harm explored by experts

The impact of the tobacco display ban on young people's attitudes to smoking has been analysed by University of Stirling experts.

Eurek Alert 24 Jan 2020 10:30 am

The regulators active during iron deficiency

Iron deficiency is a critical situation for plants, which respond using specific genetic programmes. Biologists from Heinrich Heine University Dsseldorf (HHU) and Michiga

Eurek Alert 24 Jan 2020 10:30 am

Inequality is bad for society, economic prosperity good

Rich countries vary a lot when it comes to health and social problems. A comparison of social ills ranging from intentional homicides to obesity rates in 40 rich societie

Eurek Alert 24 Jan 2020 10:30 am