A new study reveals that green house gas emission from livestock are much higher than previously thought. New calculations show that global livestock emissions in 2011 were 11% higher than what the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) had estimated. The new study is published in the journal Carbon Balance...
Physicists hunt for dark matter is turning elusive, with the inability of the most sensitive dark-matter detectors in the world to detect its presence. Although the particle is thought to occupy 85% of the universe theoretically, no scientist has been successful in detecting them so far. This was the result even...
A new study has shown that some of the effects of the Parkinson’s disease, a neurodegenerative disorder, can be reduced by flushing out cells that are “senescent”, a state where they have stopped dividing but release chemicals that drive up inflammation. According to scientists who wrote in the journal Cell...
The Mars Society, the world's largest and most influential organization focusing on planet Mars, has adopted a song by a Mumbai youth as the `Mars Anthem'. The creator, Oscar Castellino, 31, now a distinguished baritone, was a software analyst in Mumbai, with his family hailing from Goa. He was discovered...
Tap water in countries across the world including India is contaminated with microplastics, a study has found. “Microscopic plastic fibers are flowing out of taps from New York to New Delhi,” says a team of scientists at Orb Media who analysed tap water from a dozen countries. It found that...
Luis Quintanar Robles, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) Mexico has a long seismic history, so any given earthquake here does not necessarily come as a surprise. In the pre-Hispanic epoch, inhabitants of the country’s central zone reported on earthquakes in their “códices,” or indigenous records, attributing the shaking to...
A detailed economic analysis by researchers says that the estimated cost of directly capturing carbon from the atmosphere to fight climate change has plunged down and is now inching closer to commercial viability. The researchers at Carbon Engineering in Calgary, who published the report in Jourle on June 7, have...
In a breakthrough in research on Ebola, scientists found that the survivors of the disease are immune to the virus ever after four decades, with their having antibodies to the virus in their body. According to a report on Nature, scientists found the result when they studied the survivors of...
A new capsule of NASA, "Cygnus", carrying 3,350 kilograms of food, supplies and experiments for the six-member astronaut team aboard the International Space Station (ISS) has lift off from US state of Virginia on Sunday. Th cargo include 80 ice cream treats, a VR camera for a National Geographic documentary...
Experts say that the failure to factor in the role of wild animals to spread yaws, a disfiguring skin disease that affects 64,000 people a year, would jeopardise the plan for its eradication. The World Health Organisation, five years ago, had set a target of 2020 to eradicate the disease,...

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