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Vaping while pregnant could cause birth defects: study

Smoking e-cigarettes during pregnancy could cause facial defects in the babies, a study warns.The findings suggested that e-cigarettes pose health risks despite being widely considered a safer alternative to tobacco cigarettes.Researchers exposed frog embryos ... Business Standard, 1 day ago

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Blue lighting can help relax your mind after arguments: study

Had an argument with a friend? Sitting under blue lighting can help you calm down and alleviate such psychosocial stress, scientists claim.Scientists including those from the University of Granada (UGR) in Spain have proven, by means of an objective ...
 Business Standard1 week ago


A new plant species In the coastal parts of Karnataka, we now have a new species of Mopane paddle pod plant. A woody climber with looping branchlets and tiny green flowers, the Mopane paddle pod plant is found in parts of Africa and south-east Asia. This ...
 Deccan Herald1 week ago

Here's the secret to having a super sharp memory

The answer has something to do with lasting friendships. Turns out, close friends help not only in creating memories, but also in keeping them alive well past their shelf life. A new Northwestern Medicine study found that maintaining positive, warm and trusting friendships might be the key to a slower decline in memory and cognitive functioning. Superagers -- who are 80 years of age and older and have cognitive ability at least as good as people in their 50s or 60s -- reported having more ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago Healthy friendships may boost memory: study  Business Standard2 weeks ago
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'Mega-carnivore' dinosaur roamed Africa 200 million years ago

Scientists have discovered the first evidence of a huge carnivorous dinosaur, four times the size of a lion, that roamed southern Africa 200 million years ago.Researchers, including those from University of Cape Town in South Africa, have found several ...
 Business Standard3 weeks ago
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'6,000-year-old skull likely of world's oldest tsunami victim'

Scientists have identified what may be the world's oldest tsunami victim by analysing a 6,000 -year-old human skull that was discovered in Papua New Guinea in 1929.The study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, shows that the region has experienced repeated ...
 Business Standard3 weeks ago

Hypertension may up heart valve disorder risk: study

People with high blood pressure may be at an increased risk of developing common heart valve disorder, according to an Oxford study.The study published in the journal PLOS Medicine, followed 5.5 million adults in the UK over 10 years.It found that higher ...
 Business Standard1 month ago

Not about looks: Here's what makes men more attractive to women

There's something about music and tattoos Representational photograph: @Beckham/Facebook A new study has revealed that women rate photographs of male faces more attractive and are more likely to date the men pictured when they have previously heard music. Moreover, highly arousing music led to the largest effect on sexual attraction. 'There are currently few empirical findings that support Darwin's theory on the origin of music. We wanted to use a new experimental paradigm to investigate the ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Twitter bots can promote good behaviour, not just fake news

New York: Twitter bots earned a bad reputation for their alleged role in the 2016 US presidential election but researchers have found that automated tweets can also help promote good behaviour such as getting the flu shot among the social network's users. In ...
 Sify1 month ago


The world of honeybees The secret to becoming a queen You are what you eat" is a common adage among humans, but a new study explains why it might be more apt for honeybees. In a paper published in PLOS Genetics, researchers found specific molecules in the ...
 Deccan Herald2 months ago
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