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Why boys tend to do better in science tests

Boys tend to outperform girls in high-stakes science tests, but it is not because they are better students, according to researchers.The study, published in the journal Plos One, showed that performance gaps between male and female students increased or ... Prokerala, 2 weeks ago

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How exercise can slow progression of Parkinson's disease

Exercise can stop accumulation of a harmful protein which is believed to play a central role in the brain cell death associated with Parkinson's disease, new research has found.Engaging in exercise on a running wheel can stop the accumulation of the neuronal ...
 Prokerala3 weeks ago

Naturebites - 19 December

Threats the red pandas face The red panda is an animal with soft reddish-brown fur and it is only seen in the temperate forests of the Himalayas. Unlike the popular misconception, the red panda is not closely related to the giant panda. In fact, the red panda ...
 Deccan Herald4 weeks ago

Common painkillers may double obesity risk: study

Regular use of commonly prescribed painkillers may double the risk of developing obesity and cause sleep deprivation, a study has warned.Over the past 10 years, there has been a large increase in the prescription of medications such as opioids and some ...
 Business Standard1 month ago

Women's health worsened since 1990: study

Women's health has significantly worsened while that of men has improved since 1990, say scientists who suggests that gender disparities in the society is causing significant harm to the wellbeing of young females.Researchers at Umea University and Region ...
 Business Standard1 month ago

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 Standard1 month ago

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 Standard2 months ago

Naturebites

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 Herald2 months ago
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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 months ago Healthy friendships may boost memory: study  Business Standard2 months 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 Standard2 months ago
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