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Lead researcher Kalyan Sekhar Chakraborty at the excavation site of the Indus Valley Civilisation settlement in Gujarat.(Photo courtesy:Kalyan Sekhar ChakrabortyL)

Indus valley had dairy production way back in 3rd millennium BCE

Hindustan Times, Toronto | By Anirudh Bhattacharyya
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2020 12:00 PM IST
This is the first time it’s been proved scientifically that dairy production was in place in the Indus Valley civilization in 2500 BCE, and the earliest known evidence of dairy production.
Scientists on Wednesday said they could be a step closer to solving the riddle behind the Moon’s formation, unveiling the most detailed survey yet of the far side of Earth’s satellite.(AFP)
Scientists on Wednesday said they could be a step closer to solving the riddle behind the Moon’s formation, unveiling the most detailed survey yet of the far side of Earth’s satellite.(AFP)

Chinese spacecraft discovers secrets of Moon’s dark side

Paris | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2019 02:43 PM IST
In January, the Chinese spacecraft Chang’e-4 -- named after the moon goddess in Chinese mythology -- became the first ever craft to touch down on the far side of the lunar surface.
The gap between urban and rural BMI in many of these countries shrank or even reversed.(Unsplash)
The gap between urban and rural BMI in many of these countries shrank or even reversed.(Unsplash)

Obesity rising faster in rural areas than cities: Study

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India, London
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2019 05:31 PM IST
In high-income countries, the study published in the journal Nature showed that BMI has been generally higher in rural areas since 1985, especially for women.
A recent study reveals how bad cholesterol enters the artery leading to narrowing of the blood formation due to plaque.(Shutterstock)
A recent study reveals how bad cholesterol enters the artery leading to narrowing of the blood formation due to plaque.(Shutterstock)

Researchers uncover how bad cholesterol enters the walls of artery

Asian News International | By Asian News International, Washington D.c
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2019 01:21 PM IST
A recent study published in the journal Nature reveals how bad cholesterol enters the artery narrowing the blood formation due to the formation of plaque leading to heart attack and strokes.
Universe’s first molecule detected in space. (Representative Image)(AFP)
Universe’s first molecule detected in space. (Representative Image)(AFP)

Universe’s first molecule detected in space

Berlin | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON APR 18, 2019 02:59 PM IST
Helium hydride ion (HeH+) was the first molecule that formed when, almost 14 billion years ago, falling temperatures in the young universe allowed recombination of the light elements produced in the Big Bang.
A team of Indian researchers has developed a thermal imaging and artificial intelligence-based test that predicts setting-in of haemodynamic shock. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
A team of Indian researchers has developed a thermal imaging and artificial intelligence-based test that predicts setting-in of haemodynamic shock. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

AI-based test to help detect shock in children could save many lives

New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul
UPDATED ON FEB 11, 2019 04:17 PM IST
Children in the age group of 10 days to 15 years in the AIIMS PICU were tested for the study titled “Predicting Haemodynamic Shock from Thermal Images using Machine Learning”.
A black and white Tegu lizard is shown in the Florida Everglades in this photo obtained August 2, 2018.(REUTERS)
A black and white Tegu lizard is shown in the Florida Everglades in this photo obtained August 2, 2018.(REUTERS)

Voracious 4-feet-long lizards brought as pets in Florida, threatens to invade Carolinas, Texas state: Study

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2018 06:24 PM IST
Tegu lizards, which currently live in two large colonies in Florida, could expand into an area from the Carolinas to Central Texas, according to the scientific report published in July on the website for the journal Nature.
Malaria treatment: Scientists used the Nobel Prize-winning technology cro-EM to decode how malaria parasites invade our cells.(AFP)
Malaria treatment: Scientists used the Nobel Prize-winning technology cro-EM to decode how malaria parasites invade our cells.(AFP)

Malaria treatment, scientists have decoded how parasites invade our cells

Press Trust of India, Melbourne | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2018 11:22 AM IST
Malaria treatment: A new vaccine for malaria may soon be developed after scientists claimed they’ve decoded how the parasites invade human cells.
Firms such as Facebook have sought to monetise content by allowing people to socialise with the dead online.(REUTERS FILE)
Firms such as Facebook have sought to monetise content by allowing people to socialise with the dead online.(REUTERS FILE)

What happens to your digital remains after you die?

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar, London
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2018 07:57 PM IST
Internet activity lives on long after a person dies and firms such as Facebook and experimental start-ups have sought to monetise this content by allowing people to socialise with the dead online. 
An undated handout photo received from ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies on April 19, 2018 shows a mass bleaching event of coral on Australia's Great Barrier Reef.(AFP)
An undated handout photo received from ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies on April 19, 2018 shows a mass bleaching event of coral on Australia's Great Barrier Reef.(AFP)

Researchers find ‘catastrophic’ coral die-off on Great Barrier Reef during 2016 heatwave

AFP, Sydney | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2018 10:09 AM IST
Coral reefs make up less than one percent of Earth’s marine environment, but are home to an estimated 25 percent of ocean life, acting as nurseries for many species of fish.
The researchers from Columbia University, essentially compressed the timeframe for development, which normally takes nine months, into a faster and more complete transition to cardiac maturity.(Shutterstock)
The researchers from Columbia University, essentially compressed the timeframe for development, which normally takes nine months, into a faster and more complete transition to cardiac maturity.(Shutterstock)

Eureka! First adult-like human heart muscle using stem cells developed

Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service, New York
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2018 11:37 AM IST
The adult-like human heart muscle was developed in just four weeks time in the lab from blood-derived human induced pluripotent stem cells.
The galaxy named NGC 1052-DF2, a large fuzzy-looking galaxy so diffused that astronomers call it a 'see-through' galaxy because its missing most, if not all of its dark matter, is shown in this photo obtained from NASA on March 28, 2018.(Reuters Photo)
The galaxy named NGC 1052-DF2, a large fuzzy-looking galaxy so diffused that astronomers call it a 'see-through' galaxy because its missing most, if not all of its dark matter, is shown in this photo obtained from NASA on March 28, 2018.(Reuters Photo)

Astronomers are puzzled by a ‘see-through’ galaxy that doesn’t have dark matter

Reuters, Washington | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2018 10:01 AM IST
The galaxy, called NGC1052-DF2 and located about 65 million light years away from Earth, also appears to be devoid of gas and is relatively sparsely populated by stars.
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