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Biology

Can bacteria species go extinct? Yes, they do

New study contradicts widely held scientific thinking that microbe taxa, because of their very large populations, rarely die off.

01 Aug 2018 12:42 PM

Indoor plants can be engineered to monitor home health

They can do a lot more than just sit there and look pretty. They could alert us to the presence of hazards in our environment.

23 Jul 2018 10:04 AM

Tablet devices may disrupt healthy sleep: Study

When using the tablets, participants rated themselves as less sleepy in the evenings and less alert in the first hour after awakening.

23 May 2018 3:39 PM

Many cosmetics in Indian market contain microplastics or microbeads: Study

Microbeads have been recognized as a pollutant globally and are being banned in many countries but there has been little action in India.

30 Apr 2018 6:22 PM

Childhood friendships good for health: study

Boys who spent more time with their friends in childhood and adolescence had healthier blood pressure and body mass index at age 32.

28 Mar 2018 5:11 PM

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Soft robotic fish swims alongside real ones in ocean

Existing autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) have traditionally been tethered to boats or powered by bulky and expensive propellers.

25 Mar 2018 1:36 PM

Beet compound may help treat Alzheimer's: study

The discovery could lead to the development of drugs that may alleviate some of the long-term effects of the disease.

20 Mar 2018 7:14 PM

Hormones not to blame for teen social behaviour: study

Changes in social behaviour during adolescence appear to be independent of pubertal hormones.

20 Mar 2018 12:57 PM

Down memory lane: Let’s remember to forget

The persistence of memories beyond the point of relevance could be disadvantageous when we are learning new information.

15 Mar 2018 1:48 AM

Biological muscles may possibly be mimicked by self-healing robots

A soft robot has been developed, which imitates a human muscle and performs tasks, as well as lift heavy loads.

06 Jan 2018 9:51 AM

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Why boys perform better on some science tests explained

An MRI revealed an accumulation of cerebral spinal fluid in the brain, a condition known as hydrocephalus.

01 Jan 2018 10:40 AM

Modern-day traits are inherited from Neanderthal DNA: study

The study is the first of its kind.

06 Oct 2017 12:05 PM

Jellyfish found to be first animals without brains that sleep

The findings push the origin of sleep further down the evolutionary tree of life - to before the emergence of a centralised nervous system.

24 Sep 2017 3:10 PM

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