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Six small planets orbiting a star found
Finland far ahead in nuclear waste management
Finland consumes nearly 17,000 units of electric power per capita annually; its share of nuclear electricity is about 28 per cent. Though its nuclear power programme is very modest compared to that of U.S. or U.K. it is far ahead in its ...
Ocean warming, Bay of Bengal cyclones
While global warming has resulted in increasing sea-surface temperatures and fears that there will be an increase in frequency and intensity of tropical cyclones, it has been found that atmospheric factors also play an important role. Studies ...
Dogs can sniff out early stage bowel cancer
Dogs can sniff out bowel cancer in breath and stool samples, with a very high degree of accuracy — even in the early stages of the disease — says research published online in the journal ...
Scientists closing in on source of dark matter
Physicists are closing in on the source of the Universe's mysterious dark matter, due to a better than expected year of study at the Compact Muon Solenoid particle detector, part of the Large Hadron Collider, ...
Memory in older adults boosted by exercise
A new study shows that one year of moderate physical exercise can increase the size of the brain's hippocampus in older adults, when the brain at that stage remains modifiable, leading to an improvement in spatial ...
Rat-study highlights benefits from red wine
A study in rats found that imbibing red wine polyphenols protected against ageing-induced endothelial dysfunction. Regular intake of RWPs starting at young age prevented ageing-related endothelial ...
Monitoring ocean wave behaviour precisely
Engineers have created a new type of ‘stereo vision' to use in studying ocean waves as they pound against the shore, providing a better way to monitor this violent, ever-changing ...
Useful memories stored by brain while sleeping
After a good night's sleep, people remember information better when they know it will be useful, says a new study, suggesting that the brain evaluates memories during sleep and preferentially retains the most relevant ...
Changes in policy can curb price rise to some extent
Should traders be allowed to control the destiny of farmers?
Integrated pest and disease management for mango
Mango trees are affected by a number of pests of which the hopper is a major and serious threat during the flowering season. If uncontrolled they can cause severe damage. Theses insect pest also damage the crop by secreting a sweet sticky ...
Is it true that bee hives can be made from cement? Whom should I contact for information on the same?V. LavanyaMaharashtraMr. Ravishankar from Karnataka has developed cement hive boxes. Cement hives makes it less prone to ...
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