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Researchers uncover 92 fossil nests belonging to some of India’s largest dinosaurs

WASHINGTON: The discovery of more than 250 fossilized eggs reveals intimate details about the lives of titanosaurs in the Indian subcontinent, according to a study published January 18, 2022, in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Harsha Dhiman of the University of Delhi, New Delhi and colleagues.The Lameta Formation, located in the Narmada Valley of […]

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Researchers develop organic crystalline material for highly sensitive pressure sensors

NEW DELHI: Researchers at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Bhopal, and the University of Queensland have developed a new flexible organic crystal that shows great potential for use in highly sensitive pressure sensors.According to the team, the device fabricated with this material has high sensitivity to pressure when compared to existing […]

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ADHD more important predictor of anxiety, depression than autism: Study

LONDON: Scientists have found that ADHD is more predictive of poor mental health outcomes in adults than other neurodevelopmental conditions, like autism.The study, led by psychologists at the University of Bath, UK, is the first to show that adults with high levels of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms are more likely to experience anxiety and […]

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Indian scientist-led team first to find evidence of solitary waves in Mars magnetosphere

NEW DELHI: In a significant discovery, Indian scientists have reported the first evidence of the presence of solitary waves or electric field fluctuations in the Martian magnetosphere. Despite several global missions to Mars, the presence of solitary waves in the Martian magnetosphere had never been reported by any space agency or institute in the world.The […]

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Six minutes of high-intensity exercise could delay Alzheimer’s disease onset: Study

WASHINGTON: The findings of recent research suggest that six minutes of high-intensity exercise could extend the lifespan of a healthy brain and delay the onset of neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.New research published in The Journal of Physiology shows that a short but intense bout of cycling increases the production of […]

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Hubble finds hungry black hole twisting captured star into donut shape

WASHINGTON: Black holes are gatherers, not hunters. They lie in wait until a hapless star wanders by. When the star gets close enough, the black hole‘s gravitational grasp violently rips it apart and sloppily devours its gasses while belching out intense radiation.Astronomers using NASA‘s Hubble Space Telescope have recorded a star’s final moments in detail […]

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Once taboo, ‘consciousness’ in robots now last word

Hod Lipson, a mechanical engineer who directs the Creative Machines Lab at Columbia University, has shaped most of his career around what some people in his industry have called the c-word — consciousness. “This topic was taboo,” said the Israel-born roboticist. “We were almost forbidden from talking about it – ‘Don’t talk about the c-word; […]