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PLANTS ARE STABILIZING CLIMATE CHANGE, LET’S CONTRIBUTE TOO

Plants take up CO2 during photosynthesis for food. In glass greenhouses these have been found to grow more profusely and faster due to the high levels of CO2. A team of researchers from the Carnegie Institution for Science wanted to find if it is the same case at global levels. This was to address the uncertainty in climate change projections. &nbs ...
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A Cure for the Defective Immune System

In a turn of events the body’s immune system may go against you body’s protective covering and lead to paralyzing the body. To find a solution to this problem researchers have come up with an experimental treatment which can subdue the complex immune system in rats and rodents. If successful, this experiment can help in solving multiple ...
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Prehistoric Art and ‘Jewellery’ Discovered at Sulawesi Island

A unique collection of prehistoric art and jewellery was excavated at Sulawesi Island, Indonesia. It dated back to 30,000 years ago by a joint Indonesian – Australian team. A new reflection was made on ‘Ice Age’ human culture and symbolism by the Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution team. They worked with Indonesian coll ...
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Educational Apps for Children

There definitely are a handful of apps, which in true terms are Brain Food Apps and not Junk Food Apps. Researchers have revealed that young children learn best when they are fully engaged and involved with a sense of control. Thus, open ended games can work the best for them. They can explore and create their own pace in such games and apps. Yet, ...
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Pre-Test Anxiety

Pre-Test anxiety has been a common trend in students. Even after studying hard the entire year, when the night before exam arrives, the student tends to go all worried and tensed. It is normal to feel a bit tensed before an exam. It may help you being alert and active while doing the test. But not everyone experiences such positive exam anxiety. M ...
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World Autism Awareness Day

April 2, 2017 was celebrated as the tenth annual World Autism Awareness Day. It is an internationally recognized day celebrated every year on April 2. It was designated under the UN Assembly Resolution “62/139”. The motive is to make continuous and non- tiring efforts not only by the UN, but by general public to raise awareness about th ...
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Big Threat to Killer Whales from Pathogens

Health of killer whales on the coast of Pacific is determined from their blowholes in a study. The bacteria and fungi present in the exhaled breath and droplets out from blowholes are hazardous. The Southern resident killer whales are already endangered. Changes made in their habitat are not the only reason of their endangered state. Microbiome of ...
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Towards a Cleaner Ocean

United Nations new campaign is aimed at providing the world with uncontaminated water bodies. The main source of trash in ocean is basically of two types- micro plastics in cosmetics and plastic bags. Reports convey that if this procedure of dumping the waste in ocean continues then by 2030 the amount of trash will be heavier than the total fish i ...
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Heart Tissue Grown on Spinach Leaves

Regenerating human tissues from small lab samples to full size tissues has been a fundamental problem faced by researchers. But amazingly, researchers have now turned to the vascular system of plants to solve a major bioengineering problem. It will help in the regeneration of human tissues and organs. A multidisciplinary research team at Worcester ...
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Egyptian Mummy Hints Multiple Burial Practices

Egyptologists at the University of Jaen in Spain have discovered the mummy of Shemai in a tomb. Shemai was the younger brother of a powerful governor in Egypt. About 14 family members of Shemai have been discovered so far. The findings up till now have hinted that women played an important part in the family.  All these discoveries are believ ...
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