No Dark Matter, astronomers find the long missing Universe’s ordinary matter


Astronomers have detected much of the Universe’s ordinary matter, which had long been missing from accounts of its total mass. Not ‘dark matter’ — the mysterious, invisible stuff that makes up the majority of the Universe’s contents. This is normal matter, but it’s spread so sparsely across intergalactic space that more than three-quarters of it is almost undetectable. Using an ...

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Neanderthal gene in modern women helps give birth to more children, says study

A new study said one in three women in Europe who inherited genes from the ancient homosapiens — Neanderthals — tend to give birth to more children as they produce more progesterone receptors in their cells, which may lead to increased sensitivity to progesterone and protection against early miscarriages and bleeding. The study, published in Molecular Biology and Evolution by ...

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Angle of Asteroid that Doomed Dinosaurs was ‘Deadliest’, says New Study

It’s widely believed that a deadliest asteroid had doomed the dinosaurs to extinct on Earth 66 million years ago. Amid growing theories of how and what could have ensued current life form on Earth, here’s a new study Dinosaur-dooming asteroid struck earth at ‘deadliest possible’ angle. The study, published in Nature Communications, is based on simulations showing that the asteroid ...

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Japan-India scientists claim Ayurvedic medicine Ashwagandha helpful in Covid-19 cure


Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) and IIT-Delhi joint research on Indian ayurvedic component Ashwagandha in combinaton with propolis, an actve ingredent from New Zealand can be developed as possible drug treatment to cure Coronavirus or COVID-19. The research by IIT-D was led by Professor D Sundar from DAILAB (DBT-AIST International Laboratory for Advanced Biomedicine) discovered ...

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Fossilized footprint study reveals Division of Labor existed 11,700 years ago

Hatala, K.G., Harcourt-Smith, W.E.H., Gordon, A.D. et al.

The largest collection of footprints from the human fossil record in Africa belonging to human life during the Late Pleistocene period (126,000 to 11,700 years ago), suggests a division of labour in ancient human communities. Arcaeologists Kevin Hatala and his team from the Center for the Advanced Study of Human Paleobiology, George Washington University, Washington DC, unearthed 408 human footprints ...

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Climate change familiar to these Chinese 1 million years ago

One million years old early stone tool used by hominins (early humans) has been unearthed by archaeologists in the Nihewan Basin, China which has thrown light on how the early civilizations were able to adapt to climate change and lead a sustainable living. These stone tools show the skills of ancient humans who modified their tool manufacturing behaviour in Eastern ...

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Chandrayaan-II update: Orbiter completes thermo-vacuum test

Chandrayaan 2

Chandrayaan-2, India’s second mission to the Moon, is a totally indigenous mission comprising of an Orbiter, Lander and Rover. It envisages complex tasks like soft-landing, Rover separation and movement on the lunar surface, in addition to operations of Orbiter, informed Minister Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha on Monday. Several new technology elements ...

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Is the Earth warming? The ocean gives you the answer

Humans have released carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, and the result is an accumulation of heat in the Earth’s climate system, commonly referred to as “global warming”. “How fast is the Earth’s warming?” is a key question for decision makers, scientists and general public. Previously, the global mean surface temperature has been widely used as a key metric of ...

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