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Sci-Five | The Hindu Science Quiz: Why so blue

The Hindu:Science - 08/12/2022
Test your science quotient with this quiz.

Harnessing the brain's immune cells to stave off Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases

The Hindu:Science - 08/12/2022
Alzheimer’s results from brain atrophy with the death of neurons and loss of the connections between them.

Could trawler cams help save world's dwindling fish stocks?

The Hindu:Science - 08/12/2022
Since 1970, the world’s fish population has plummeted, to the point that today 35% of commercial stocks are overfished.

How physios and occupational therapists are helping long COVID sufferers

The Hindu:Science - 08/12/2022
Evidence suggest lingering COVID virus may trigger a cascade of ongoing inflammatory and immune responses in the body.

Invisible skin mites called Demodex almost certainly live on your face – but what about your mascara?

The Hindu:Science - 08/12/2022
After DNA analysis, researchers found signs of Demodex on 100% of the adult humans they tested.

Science for All | What is WALLABY? 

The Hindu:Science - 08/12/2022
The Hindu’s weekly Science for All newsletter explains all things Science, without the jargon.

ISRO inks MoU with Social Alpha to establish SpaceTech Innovation Network

The Hindu:Science - 07/12/2022
It is India’s first dedicated platform for innovation, curation, and venture development for the burgeoning space entrepreneurial ecosystem

Watch | How has ‘Project Cheetah’ progressed in India?

The Hindu:Science - 06/12/2022
A video explainer on 'Project Cheetah', the first intercontinental transfer of wild cats into the country.

Men are slowly losing their Y chromosome, but a new sex gene discovery in spiny rats brings hope for humanity

The Hindu:Science - 06/12/2022
The human Y chromosome is degenerating and may disappear in a few million years.

December serving up baked Alaska and warming most of Arctic

The Hindu:Science - 06/12/2022
The Arctic as a whole averaged 11.5 degrees (6.4 degrees Celsius) warmer than the 1979-2000 average temperature.

Pelicans dying as bird flu outbreak spreads to Venezuela

The Hindu:Science - 06/12/2022
An outbreak of bird flu in pelicans has spread from Peru and Ecuador to Venezuela.

NASA capsule flies over Apollo landing sites, heads home

The Hindu:Science - 06/12/2022
Orion will aim for a Pacific splashdown Sunday off San Diego, setting the stage for astronauts on the next flight in a couple years.

Should we protect nature for its own sake? For its economic value? Because it makes us happy? Yes

The Hindu:Science - 06/12/2022
The Earth is losing animals and other living things so fast that some scientists believe the planet is entering the sixth mass extinction.

Today’s Cache | Elon Musk’s brain chip implant plan gains momentum

The Hindu:Science - 05/12/2022
Elon Musk’s plan to implant a chip into a human head is gaining momentum

Satellites detect no real climate benefit from 10 years of forest carbon offsets in California

The Hindu:Science - 05/12/2022
Projects are often overcredited at the beginning and might not last as long as expected.

Could solar and batteries power your home when the electricity grid goes out?

The Hindu:Science - 05/12/2022
With the sun powering homes and charging up batteries, a home can disconnect from the grid.

Drought in Peru Andes proves fatal for alpacas, potato crops

The Hindu:Science - 04/12/2022
The drought is one of the worst in the past half century, exacerbated by the offshore La Nina weather phenomenon.

Increasing the shelf life of stored blood

The Hindu:Science - 03/12/2022
A novel approach is developed to scavenge/capture and remove the damage-causing extracellular components during blood storage

China: Embracing a planned exit from zero-COVID strategy

The Hindu:Science - 03/12/2022
Proponents of the zero-COVID strategy believed that the virus is amenable to eradication, but instead it has thrived and morphed into more infectious variants

When did the mobile beak evolve in modern birds?

The Hindu:Science - 03/12/2022
It had been assumed that the mechanism enabling a mobile beak evolved after the extinction of dinosaurs

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