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HUMAN DENDRITIC CELLS STUDIED FOR THE FIRST TIME

Dendritic cells are present in most parts of the human body; and have huge amount of dendrites on their cell surfaces. These identify, engulf, and process external pathogens. These then moves to the lymph nodes located nearby, and interact with other immune cells to activate a pathogen-specific immune response. Thus they play an important role in g ...
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Prehistoric Toothed Turtles Existed 190 Million Years Old

The scientists from the Biogeology Lab of the University of Tübingen have studied the history of ancient turtles. As per the researchers, turtles with remnants of teeth survived 30 million years later than previously thought. The researchers have clarified that today’s turtles do not have teeth. They cut off their food using hard ridges ...
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ENORMOUS TECHNOSPHERE AND TECHNOFOSSILS OVER THE EARTH

The term technosphere refers to those human-constructed structures that facilitate life on earth. These include houses, farms, factories, roads, mines, airports, shipping ports, smart phones, computers, coins, pens and CDS; and such disposed items in spoil heaps and landfills. An international team has first ever calculated the amount of earth&rsqu ...
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New Device That Can Measure Super Tiny Motion

The scientists have developed a new device that can calculate the motion of super-tiny particles. The idea behind creating this device is to calculate the moving parts on the scale of nanometer or billionths of meters, stated the scientists. To solve the problem the scientists have developed these new airbags that can detect enormously weak sound w ...
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WATER CYCLE AMPLIFICATION SLOWER THAN PREVIOUSLY BELIEVED

A study conducted by the University of Southampton to evaluate the saltiness of the oceans of the world over the past 60 years, was published in the Scientific Reports. It has found that the wet areas of the world are getting wetter and the dry areas are getting drier- a process referred to as the amplification of water cycle.  This process is ...
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EVOLUTION – AN URBAN FISH’S POLLUTION SOLUTION

A recent research published in the Science journal has found that evolution is involved in rescuing some urban fish from a highly toxic, human-altered environment. The study led by the University of California, Davis, has found that the Atlantic killifish which live in four polluted East Coast estuaries have adapted to a highly polluted environmen ...
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Formation of Mammary Glands in Course of Evolution

Geneticists from the University of Geneva (UNIGE) and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland have demonstrated a study on mammary glands. The scientists said the appearance of mammary glands in placental mammals and marsupials results from recycling certain 'architect' genes. Throughout the study, it’s been ...
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18,000 Bird Species Exist in the World

The scientists from American Museum of Natural History have revealed the fact that there are over 18,000 different bird families exist worldwide. The researchers have done a deep study on birds’ kinds. After the study, the scientists found that kinds of species which seem similar actually belong to different groups.  According to the sc ...
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Earth’s Day Are Getting 2 Milliseconds Longer

The scientists have revealed that the day on earth is getting faster with going days. As per the astronomers, a day on earth is lengthening by around 1.8 milliseconds every 100 years.  Although the partial length can not be considered much since - it will take around 3.3 million years to add just 1 minute. Moreover, it will take 2 million more ...
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Charles Darwin’s Theory Revealed by Scientists

The scientists at the University Of East Anglia (UEA), UK, have revealed 51.7 million-year-old genetic secret theory by English naturalist Charles Darwin. The researchers have acknowledged the cluster of genes accountable for reproductive qualities in the Primula flower. The known naturalist Charles Darwin has made the theory over 150 years ago, sa ...
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