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Link between appendicitis and allergies discovered

Children with allergies have a lower risk of developing complicated appendicitis, according to a new study from Lund University and Skåne University Hospital in Sweden. The findings, now published in JAMA Pediatrics, could pave the way for new diagnostic tools in the future. “In a study of all the children ... Read More »

Created line of spinal cord neural stem cells shows diverse promise

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that they have successfully created spinal cord neural stem cells (NSCs) from human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) that differentiate into a diverse population of cells capable of dispersing throughout the spinal cord and can be maintained for long periods ... Read More »

Earth at risk of heading towards ‘hothouse Earth’ state

Keeping global warming to within 1.5-2°C may be more difficult than previously assessed, according to researchers. An international team of scientists has published a study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) showing that even if the carbon emission reductions called for in the Paris Agreement are met, ... Read More »

Navigation satellite INRSS-1I put into orbit, ISRO calls it a success

SRIHARIKOTA: The Indian Space Research Organisation’s navigation satellite INRSS-1I was on Thursday launched by PSLV-C41 from the spaceport in Sriharikota and successfully placed in the designated orbit. PSLV-C41/IRNSS-1I Mission blasted off at 4.04 am from the first launchpad at the Sathish Dhawan Space Centre. ISRO officials called it a normal ... Read More »

Why Nasa is going two million kilometres to mine an asteroid

NEW DELHI: Asteroids are known to be treasure troves of precious minerals. A Nasa mission is under way to test the feasibility on a nearby asteroid, and a niche group of companies is ramping up to claim a piece of the pie. Nasa’s Osiris-Rex, launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida in 2016, has travelled ... Read More »

Mars is the only solution for the survival of humanity

New Delhi: After British physicist, Stephen Hawking – known for being quite vocal about his thoughts on alien encounters with humans – a theoretical physicist and futurist Michio Kaku has passionately argued that our future lies in the stars – literally. In his new book called ‘The Future of Humanity’, ... Read More »

UK artist’s creation takes Udaipurites to the moon and back

  Museum of the Moon lands in Udaipur Udaipur : Hundreds of residents and tourists were enthralled not only to see the ‘Moon’ so close but also to feel its magnificence. They posed in various positions, some danced,some pretended to hold it on palm and carry on shoulders, some kissed under ... Read More »

Vermicomposting at Zinc Park of Hindustan Zinc

Hindustan Zinc believes on the principle of 4R – Reduce, Recycle, Reclaim and Reuse. For gainful utilization of  organic waste generated in the form of dry leaves and animal waste in Zinc Park of Hindustan Zinc, company has adopted Vermicomposting technology to process these waste and convert it into manure for ... Read More »