Science and Technology

Another promising step toward non-hormonal male contraceptives

Science Daily - 30/01/2023
Despite birth control existing for decades, almost none of the options specifically target sperm cells. Researchers are now developing approaches that target testosterone or otherwise interrupt the sperm's ability to fertilize an egg, yet these may not work for everyone. But now, researchers have identified a new candidate molecule that could become an effective non-hormonal contraceptive for many people who produce sperm.

A peep into the 200-foot-long mobile underwater fish aquarium in Visakhapatnam

The Hindu:Science - 30/01/2023
A 250-foot-long mobile underwater tunnel aquarium visits Visakhapatnam. We weave through between sharks to find out how the organisers more they transport 2000 fish across the country

Disturbances in Earth’s magnetic field may be responsible for stranded migratory birds

The Hindu:Science - 30/01/2023
The study could help researchers understand why other migrating species get stranded far from their usual domain.

Children and teens aren’t doing enough physical activity - new study sounds a health warning

The Hindu:Science - 30/01/2023
The world could see close to half a billion new cases of major chronic diseases by 2030 if people don’t get more active.

Heart valve disease linked to serotonin

Science Daily - 30/01/2023
Serotonin can impact the mitral valve of the heart and potentially accelerate a cardiac condition known as degenerative mitral regurgitation, according to a new study.

Targeted therapy momelotinib provides significant symptom and anemia improvements in patients with myelofibrosis

Science Daily - 30/01/2023
Patients with myelofibrosis had clinically significant improvement in disease-related symptoms, including anemia and spleen enlargement, when treated with the targeted therapy momelotinib, according to new results.

World-first guidelines created to help prevent heart complications in children during cancer treatment

Science Daily - 30/01/2023
The world's first international clinical guidelines to help prevent and treat heart complications in children undergoing cancer treatment have been created.

Small, convenient mosquito repellent device passes test to protect military personnel

Science Daily - 30/01/2023
A device provides protection from mosquitoes for an extended period and requires no heat, electricity or skin contact.

Over 7,000 birds and animals rescued in 2022, Delhi Fire Services data shows

The Hindu:Science - 29/01/2023
Most of the rescue operations were carried out around Independence Day -- the traditional kite flying season in the national capital.

Asteroid's sudden flyby shows blind spot in planetary threat detection

The Hindu:Science - 29/01/2023
NASA for years has prioritised detecting asteroids much bigger and more existentially threatening than 2023 BU.

Power struggles in nature can be more subtle, nuanced and strategic than just dog-eat-dog

The Hindu:Science - 29/01/2023
The quest for power among animals is subtle, nuanced and strategic.

Dementia: What it is, when you should become concerned, and how you can help others

The Hindu:Science - 29/01/2023
A senior geriatric psychiatrist and neurophysician explains.

Breast cancer: more insights on how hormonal therapy works

The Hindu:Science - 28/01/2023
Progesterone treatment prior to breast cancer surgery is quite likely to increase the survival rate of patients

Are your cats fighting or playing? Scientists analysed cat videos to figure out the difference

The Hindu:Science - 28/01/2023
When there is friction between cats in a multi-cat household, they tend to avoid physical contact.

Camera captures night sky spiral after SpaceX rocket launch

The Hindu:Science - 28/01/2023
A camera atop Hawaii’s tallest mountain has captured what looks like a spiral swirling through the night sky.

The Auckland floods are a sign of things to come – the city needs stormwater systems fit for climate change

The Hindu:Science - 28/01/2023
The torrential rain came from a storm in the north Tasman Sea linked to a source of moisture from the tropics.

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