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Gender difference: More to it than X, Y chromosomes
Geological tool helps map interiors of oceans
Better understanding of ocean mixing will play a role in improving climate models. Locating new mixing sites will help to understand the way the ocean absorbs heat and moves it from the equator to the poles.
Improving fuel economy for gasoline vehicles
THE FUEL economy provided by the diesel vehicles in all driving conditions, without penalising the drivability and emission norms, has been a challenge to the development efforts of gasoline (petrol) engine developers all over the world. The ...
Healing the heart with stem cells
GENETICALLY ENGINEERED stem cells can restore heart performance and repair the damage caused by a heart attack, according to a study published in Nature Medicine. Researchers have tried for years to repair damaged hearts with mesenchymal ...
ESA to send probe to moon
THE EUROPEAN Space Agency (ESA) is about to launch its first probe to the Moon. Called, SMART 1 it will test new state-of-the-art instruments and techniques essential to future interplanetary missions, such as a solar-electric primary propulsion ...
Stress leads kids to unhealthy diets
School children take to more fatty foods as their lives grow stressful. This could lead to increased risk of heart disease, cancer or Type 2 diabetes.
Artificial light jeopardises night life at sea
ARTIFICIAL NIGHT lighting can jeopardise the survival of sea turtles by obliterating environmental cues. Writing in the August issue of Biologist, Mike Salmon, of Florida Atlantic University, USA, explains how artificial coastal lighting ...
It's a small world, after all!
THIS IS the tile song of a children's group song and dance welcome sequence, presented as you enter Disneyland in the US. How true this statement is has been brought to focus by a recent paper published in Science. Writing in the 8th ...
Alfred Wallace (1823 - 1913): A dedicated naturalist
Most people know Alfred Wallace as the other scientist who conceived the theory of natural selection's contribution to evolution theory, but was forever eclipsed by Charles Darwin. From recent studies he emerges as a foremost scientist in his own right, a pioneer in zoogeography.
High-yielding, early maturing tapioca
SCIENTISTS AT the Kerala Agricultural University (KAU) have developed a high yielding and early-maturing tapioca (Manihot esculenta) variety, and it has been released for commercial cultivation in the name of Vellayani Hraswa. This ...
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