Jun 132015
Brain works like bats’ to navigate the dark: Study

The brain maintains a sense of place and a basic ability to navigate that is independent of external clues from the eyes, ears, and other senses. You’ve probably experienced this by walking through your house in the middle of the night. A series of immersive virtual reality experiments confirms that the human brain’s internal navigation system works in the same fashion as the grid cell system, a specialized neural network discovered in rats only 10 years ago, which has since been identified in a number […]

Mar 122015
Top 10 facts about kidneys

1.The only occurrence of the world ‘kidney’ in Shakespeare is in Merry Wives of Windsor. 2.At the time, the word ‘kidney’ often referred to someone’s temperament, which is why Falstaff referred to “as man of my kidney”. 3.The word ‘kidneys’ occurs 18 times in the King James Bible, 14 of which are in Leviticus. 4.The average person’s kidneys account for only about half of a percent of their total body weight. 5.Our kidneys receive between 20 and 25 per cent of the blood pumped by […]

Feb 202015
Ants designate special corners in their nests as toilets: Study

Ants designate special corners in their nests as toilets, according to the first ever study done into where ants go to go, published in scientific journal Plos One. Researchers say that, ants housed in plaster nests either blue or red water to color their faeces, which helped the scientists keep track of who was dropping what where. Ants designate fixed corners exclusively for relieving themselves inside the nest. However, before anyone puts the “ant”, in “anthromorphize”, it isn’t quite clear that ants employ toilets for […]

Feb 172015
Liver Cancer: Symptoms and Treatment

Liver cancer is cancer that begins in the tissues of the liver, though it may also result from cancer spreading to the liver from other parts of the body. Liver cancer is the fourth most common form of cancer in the world, accounting for 610,000 deaths each year, according to the World Health Organization. The rates of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common type of liver cancer, have increased by 3.5 percent annually in the United States to 3.2 cases per 100,000 people in 2006, […]

Jan 072015
Climate change could affect the male-female ratio of human: Study

Climate change could affect the ratio of human males to human females that are born in some countries, a new study from Japan suggests. Over this period, the ratio of male to female babies born in the country has been decreasing, meaning there have been fewer and fewer male babies born relative to the number of female babies born. According to the study, Climate warming or climate extremes could negatively affect male fetuses. Contributed By Anjali

Dec 232014
People who dream about murder may be more aggressive during waking hours: Study

People who dream about murder may be more aggressive during waking hours, a controversial new study finds. The researchers also found that people who dream of killing others tend to be hostile, introverted and often don’t get along well with others when they are awake. But other experts dispute the findings, saying that dream questionnaires, used by the researchers of the new study, aren’t accurate measures of dream content. Instead, these questionnaires tend to reflect what people believed they dreamt about once they are awake. […]

Nov 192014
How to Keep Your Mind Sharp

We expect the prowess of our joints and lungs to slowly decline as we age, but the thought of our minds doing the same is intolerable. Here are some top prevention tips worth their weight in wits, plus a few to forget. Do something! Scientists are starting to think that regular aerobic exercise may be the single most important thing you can do for the long-term health of your brain. While the heart and lungs respond loudly to a sprint on the treadmill, the brain […]

Nov 182014
Top 5 New & Surprising Facts About Lakes

Salty or fresh, lakes are some of the only freely available water sources on land. Aside from rivers and streams, the rest of the world’s freshwater is locked up in ice or trapped underground. Yet much remains mysterious about these important natural resources. Here are some new and surprising facts from a recent count of Earth’s lakes. Small but significant There are 117 million lakes on Earth, covering 3.7 percent of the continental land surface. (This doesn’t include Antarctica, Greenland or the Caspian Sea). About […]

Nov 172014
8 Ways Global Warming is Changing the World

Over the last 100 years, global temperatures have warmed by about 1.33 degrees Fahrenheit (0.74 degrees Celsius) on average. The change may seem minor, but it’s happening very quickly — more than half of it since 1979, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Though it can still be difficult to tease out how much climate change plays in any given weather event, changes are occurring. In the spirit of Earth day, here’s a look at our marvelous blue marble and the ways people […]

Nov 142014
Brain-to-Brain Link Makes 'Mind Control' Possible

Humans could be much more efficient communicators if they could bypass language altogether and directly transmit thoughts, ideas and instructions from one brain to another. Scientists have demonstrated that instant brain-to-brain communication could become a reality with the help of computers. In recent experiments, researchers from the University of Washington showed that they could send one person’s thoughts through a computer to control the hand motion of a person sitting half a mile (0.8 kilometers) away. Contributed By Neha

Nov 102014
Top 5 Worst NASA Accidents Ever

Just seconds after liftoff an unmanned Antares rocket exploded. This marks the first accident since NASA began delivering cargo to the International Space Station using private operators. Fortunately, no one was killed in the accident, but once again all eyes are on NASA and its safety precautions. In the years since Americans began venturing into space, more than 160 launches have failed. We’ve compiled five of the worst NASA accidents ever: CHALLENGER January 28, 1986 Seven crew members The Challenger’s launch drew more attention than […]

Top 10 technology trends that will prevail in the coming year

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Oct 272014
Top 10 technology trends that will prevail in the coming year

Wonder which are the technology trends that are likely to have a significant impact on organizations in the year 2015? Research agency Gartner has identified 10 such technologies that organisations cannot afford to ignore. However, it is not necessary that companies adopt and invest in all of these trends at the same rate, but companies do need to look to make deliberate decisions about them during the next two years. Here’s looking at the top 10 technology trends that will prevail in the coming year. […]

Your typing style can reveal your emotions: Study

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Oct 132014
Your typing style can reveal your emotions: Study

While computers outperform humans in most mathematical tasks and can do complex calculations that people never could, there’s one area where machines haven’t quite achieved humanlike smarts: emotional intelligence. But now, a new computer program can recognize people’s emotions based on how they type, paving the way for computers that could one day be smarter than humans — a concept called “the singularity.” In a new study, researchers asked a small group of people to type a block of sample text, and then analyzed the […]

Online video games and remote experiments can reduce scientific fraud: Study

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Oct 072014
Online video games and remote experiments can reduce scientific fraud: Study

Online video games and remote experiments can combat the rising level of errors and fraud in life sciences research, says a new study co-authored by an Indian-origin researcher. Online game-like approach are more scientifically rigorous than the standard practice of scientists proposing an explanation for some phenomenon and then testing that hypothesis through experimentation. Massive online laboratories use video games to engage large numbers of non-professional investigators and prevent scientists from manually testing their own hypotheses. Contributed By Sonia Narula