Saturday, October 24, 2020

Italian team placed first in TeamIndus Lab2Moon competition

Bengaluru, March 15 Naples-based Team Space4Life has come first in the Lab2Moon competition organised by TeamIndus for selecting experiments to fly aboard its spacecraft being launched for the Moon later this year.

Reptile fossil explains how snakes lost their legs

London Nov 29 When and how did snakes lose their limbs? A fresh analysis of a reptile fossil is helping scientists solve this evolutionary puzzle.

ZSI, BSI to map biodiversity in northeast India as ‘priority’

Kolkata, July 22 The Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) and Botanical Survey of India (BSI) will take up northeast India as a priority to map the region's biodiversity and address knowledge gaps, an Environment Ministry official said on Friday.

Whey-based beverage can improve your health

London Dec 19 Adding calcium Vitamin D and pre-biotic dietary fibre to a beverage made of whey can have huge health benefits for those who drink it a team of Lithuanian scientists has revealed.

Are your afraid of Friday the 13th?

London Nov 15 Do you have an irrational fear of third Friday the 13th? If yes then you are not alone. Thousands of people across the world have what has now been termed as friggatriskaidekaphobia.

Pot belly now common among Indians on low incomes too

London Nov 27 Traditionally thought to be a mark of prosperity obesity is no longer confined to the rich in India. A new research has found that more than one in four middle-aged Indians on low and middling incomes now have an unhealthy midriff bulge.

Smartphone speech recognition software can write faster than humans

New York, Aug 29 A smartphone speech recognition software can write text messages three times faster than humans, say researchers, adding that the discovery can spur the development of innovative speech recognition apps.

NASAs Cassini spots monstrous ice cloud on Titan

Washington Nov 12 NASAs Cassini spacecraft has detected a monstrous new cloud of frozen compounds on the Saturn moon Titans south polar region.

Moderate physical activity may improve cognition in old age

London, Sep 10 Moderate physical activity in midlife, for instance a strenuous walk, is associated with better cognition in old age, finds a new research.

New group of wasp species discovered in India

Bangalore Nov 10 A team of Indian researchers has discovered a unique group of five new wasp species from different parts of the country.