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We have more than enough calories, but what about other nutrients?

The United Nation’s second Sustainable Development Goal targets the end of malnutrition in all forms by 2030. But new research shows that to meet this target, we need a different approach to assessing the nutrient sufficiency of the global food system. Published in Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, this is ... Read More »

Sohrabuddin Encounter: Relief for DG Vanzara, 4 other cops

The Bombay High Court has upheld the acquittal of former ATS chief DG Vanzara and four other policemen in Soharabbudin Sheikh encounter case. The court dismissed five revision pleas filed by Sohrabuddin Shaikh’s brother Rubabuddin and the Central Bureau of Investigation challenging their discharge saying they were devoid of merit. ... Read More »

Birds help each other partly for selfish reasons

Up to now, researchers have believed that birds stay at home and altruistically help raise younger siblings because this is the only way to pass on genes when you cannot breed yourself. But this idea is only partially true. A new study from Lund University in Sweden shows that birds ... Read More »

PM, other leaders call on Nepal’s President in Kathmandu

The BIMSTEC leaders also attending luncheon hosted by the President Bhandari. Prime Minister Modi had arrived at Kathmandu Thursday morning to participate in the 4th BIMSTEC Summit. He was received at the airport by the Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister of Nepal Ishwor Pokharel. The Prime Minister was accorded guard ... Read More »

Disentangling the relationships between cultural traits and other variables

A team of researchers led by scientists at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History and Australian National University analyzed how to avoid misinterpreting correlations in cross-cultural studies, published in Royal Society Open Science. The researchers identify three sources of non-independence in cultural variables — meaning, the ... Read More »

Tight-knit teammates may conform to each other’s behavior

Good relationships between teammates are essential to a team’s success, but athletes who feel more closely connected to their teammates may also be more likely to be swayed by their fellow players’ behavior. In a study with NCAA athletes, researchers found that the more closely a player identified as being ... Read More »

Ocean Drones: Exploring The Other Two-Thirds of Our Planet

We may know more about the moon than we do about our oceans. A graduate MIT engineer is fixing that. Her swarm of autonomous swimming bots will truly explore the oceans, unrestricted by false human perception or little knowledge of what lies beneath. Until today, most people use drones to ... Read More »

Marcventures Holdings Inc to merge with two other mining firms

Philippines’ nickel miner Marcventures Holding Inc is merging with two miners Asia Pilot Mining Philippines Corp. (APMPC) and BrightGreen Resources Holding Inc. (BHI) in a deal valued at US$22.1 million (P1.125 billion). The company plans to issue a total of 1.125 billion shares priced at P1.00 apiece, comprising of 675 ... Read More »