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Guiding flight: The fruit fly’s celestial compass

What do ancient seafaring explorers and fruit flies have in common? Caltech researchers have discovered that, similar to nautical navigators of old, fruit flies use celestial cues like the sun to navigate in straight lines. The research is described in a paper appearing online on August 30 in the journal ... Read More »

Mexican scientists develop hybrid chayote fruit to battle cancer

Lead scientist Edelmiro Santiago Osorio said that the raw extract of this fruit is as effective as Cytarabine, a medication used to treat some types of cancer, Efe quoted a statement released on Wednesday as saying. The researcher said that Cytarabine works by interfering in the synthesis of DNA, limiting ... Read More »

PM: Minimum Govt, Maximum Governance bearing fruit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today laid the foundation stone of Vanijya Bhawan at Delhi’s Akbar road. Once ready, the new building will house the Department of Commerce.  Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister expressed confidence that the construction of Vanijya Bhawan will be completed before December 2019. He added that ... Read More »