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First use of stone tools pushed back by 8 lakh years
New superbug spreading from India, Pakistan
“Health tourists” flocking to south Asia have carried a new class of antibiotic-resistant superbugs to Britain, researchers reported Wednesday, warning that the bacteria could spread worldwide.Many hospital infections that ...
Oil spill tainting food web?
To assess how heavy a blow the BP oil spill has dealt the Gulf of Mexico, researchers are closely watching a staple of the seafood industry and primary indicator of the ecosystem's health- the blue crab.Weeks ago, before engineers ...
Sitting for hours invites cardiac disaster
Hours spent sitting on chairs could invite cardiovascular disaster, says a study.Men who sit for 23 hours a week have a 64 percent greater chance of dying from cardiovascular disease than those who spend only 11 hours ...
Gauging water rise, fall in Amazon floodplain
For the first time, scientists have been able to measure the amount of water that rises and falls annually in the Amazon River floodplain. The result — 285 billion metric ...
Genetic variables' role in species relocation
By studying two species of butterfly, researchers have found evidence suggesting that a number of genetic variables affect whether and how well a species will relocate due to global ...
More fishing, a method to cut invasive species
Study of lionfish, an invasive species not native to the Atlantic Ocean, suggests approximately 27 per cent of the delicious mature lionfish will have to be removed monthly for one year to reduce its population growth rate to ...
Improving hurricane forecasting ability
Three NASA planes, multiple NASA satellites and four planes from research partners will make unprecedented measurements of tropical storms as they form (or die out) and intensify (or weaken) to improve forecasting ...
Huge ice chunk breaks off from Arctic glacier
An ‘ice island' four times the size of Manhattan, New York, has calved from Greenland's Petermann Glacier. It is half as high as the Empire State Building. The last time the Arctic lost such a large chunk was in ...
Pollution from Russian fires tracked by NASA
The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder instrument on NASA's Aqua spacecraft is tracking the concentration of carbon monoxide from Russian fires. The data show an abundance of carbon monoxide at an altitude of 5.5 ...
Altruism, charity and India's super-billionaires
Altruism is central to the evolution of various biological phenomena from social behaviour to evolutionary transitions in individuality
Indigenous paddy thresher may address labour shortage crisis
The unit priced at Rs. 35,000 was exhibited at the Rashtrapati Bhavan
Management of potato tuber moth
Potato tuber moth is a small grey brown moth. They are active at night, and rest under clods of earth or leaves during the daylight.Tiny pearly white eggs are laid singly or in clusters of up to six on sheltered spots on the plants, on ...
Chaff cutter with lock
Mr. Kamruddin Saifi from Ghaziabad Uttar Pradesh has developed a mechanism consisting of combination of simple mechanical clutch and brake, which can be operated by a foot operated lever. When one presses the lever, flywheel of chaff cutter ...
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