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    Why you must catch up on lost sleep in weekends

    Why you must catch up on lost sleep in weekends


    Not having a sufficient amount of sleep obviously isn’t ideal, as it’s been linked to having a higher risk of developing conditions such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease. However, according to a study catching up on lost sleep over the weekend...

    Not having a sufficient amount of sleep obviously isn’t ideal, as it’s been linked to having a higher risk of developing conditions such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease. However, according to a study catching up on lost sleep over the weekend could counter the ill-effects of sleep deprivation.
    AI can spot children nodding off in classroom

    AI can spot children nodding off in classroom


    Artificially intelligent cameras with facial recognition have been installed in a Chinese school, which is a part of "smart classroom behaviour management system". The ‘Big Brother’ strategy underscores how AI and facial recognition tools are...

    Artificially intelligent cameras with facial recognition have been installed in a Chinese school, which is a part of "smart classroom behaviour management system". The ‘Big Brother’ strategy underscores how AI and facial recognition tools are increasingly being used in China for a host of tasks.
    Hotter seas threaten marine wildlife with extinction, researchers warn

    Hotter seas threaten marine wildlife with extinction, researchers warn


    Warming temperatures caused by climate changing emissions may result in a catastrophic loss of marine wildlife and drastic changes to ocean food webs by 2100, scientists at the Florida Institute of Technology and the University of North Carolina said in...

    Warming temperatures caused by climate changing emissions may result in a catastrophic loss of marine wildlife and drastic changes to ocean food webs by 2100, scientists at the Florida Institute of Technology and the University of North Carolina said in a paper.
    Beet compound may help treat Alzheimer's: Study

    Beet compound may help treat Alzheimer's: Study


    Researchers at the University of South Florida in the US found that the compound could slow the accumulation of misfolded proteins in the brain, a process associated with...

    Researchers at the University of South Florida in the US found that the compound could slow the accumulation of misfolded proteins in the brain, a process associated with Alzheimer's.
    Managing eating habits may be key to mitigate malaria: Study

    Managing eating habits may be key to mitigate malaria: Study


    Malaria infections might be brought under control by managing the eating habits of infected people or animals, as a new study suggests that meal times are an important driver in enabling the disease to...

    Malaria infections might be brought under control by managing the eating habits of infected people or animals, as a new study suggests that meal times are an important driver in enabling the disease to thrive.
    Vitamin D may cut heart failure risk after heart attack

    Vitamin D may cut heart failure risk after heart attack


    Besides helping build strong bones and muscles, Vitamin D may also protect heart tissue and prevent heart failure after a heart attack, finds a study conducted on...

    Besides helping build strong bones and muscles, Vitamin D may also protect heart tissue and prevent heart failure after a heart attack, finds a study conducted on mice.
    Lung fibrosis can be reduced by restoring lipid synthesis

    Lung fibrosis can be reduced by restoring lipid synthesis


    According to a Thomas Jefferson University-study, restoring the lipids that help keep lung tissue flexible and inflated can help slow disease progression in laboratory models of pulmonary...

    According to a Thomas Jefferson University-study, restoring the lipids that help keep lung tissue flexible and inflated can help slow disease progression in laboratory models of pulmonary fibrosis.
    'Happy space suits' may prevent depression in astronauts

    'Happy space suits' may prevent depression in astronauts


    Scientists are developing 'happy space suits' that can monitor symptoms of depression in astronauts, and provide real time feedback to improve the atmosphere of the spacecraft as well as boost the occupants'...

    Scientists are developing 'happy space suits' that can monitor symptoms of depression in astronauts, and provide real time feedback to improve the atmosphere of the spacecraft as well as boost the occupants' mood.
    Piece of Mars going home onboard NASA's 2020 rover

    Piece of Mars going home onboard NASA's 2020 rover


    A massive chunk of a martian meteorite will be carried onboard NASA's Mars 2020 rover mission, to serve as target practice for a high-precision laser on the rover's...

    A massive chunk of a martian meteorite will be carried onboard NASA's Mars 2020 rover mission, to serve as target practice for a high-precision laser on the rover's arm.
    'Black holes have weaker magnetic fields than thought'

    'Black holes have weaker magnetic fields than thought'


    The findings, published in the journal Science, will help scientists solve the half-century-old mystery of how 'jets' of particles travelling at nearly the speed of light shoot out of black holes' magnetic fields, while everything else is sucked into...

    The findings, published in the journal Science, will help scientists solve the half-century-old mystery of how 'jets' of particles travelling at nearly the speed of light shoot out of black holes' magnetic fields, while everything else is sucked into their abysses.
    Hair bleach chemical triggered life on Earth: study

    Hair bleach chemical triggered life on Earth: study


    A compound commonly used in hair bleach, hydrogen peroxide, was the vital ingredient in rock pores around underwater heat vents that set in train a sequence of chemical reactions that led to the first forms of life, according to lead researcher Rowena...

    A compound commonly used in hair bleach, hydrogen peroxide, was the vital ingredient in rock pores around underwater heat vents that set in train a sequence of chemical reactions that led to the first forms of life, according to lead researcher Rowena Ball from the Australian National University (ANU).
    Gene therapy helps treat life-threatening skin disease

    Gene therapy helps treat life-threatening skin disease


    Scientists have successfully treated a child suffering from extensive skin damage due to a genetic disease using transplants derived from genetically modified...

    Scientists have successfully treated a child suffering from extensive skin damage due to a genetic disease using transplants derived from genetically modified cells.
    India's space observatory accomplishes X-ray polarisation

    India's space observatory accomplishes X-ray polarisation


    : Astrosat, India's first dedicated multi-wavelength space observatory, has accomplished the extremely strenuous job of X-ray polarisation, putting up a strong challenge to prevailing theories of high energy radiation from...

    : Astrosat, India's first dedicated multi-wavelength space observatory, has accomplished the extremely strenuous job of X-ray polarisation, putting up a strong challenge to prevailing theories of high energy radiation from pulsars.
    'Monster' planet discovery challenges formation theory

    'Monster' planet discovery challenges formation theory


    Scientists have discovered a 'monster' planet orbiting a small, distant star, a finding that defies theories which state that such a massive planetary body cannot form around a small stellar host. The newly discovered planet 'NGTS-1b' however, is a 'gas...

    Scientists have discovered a 'monster' planet orbiting a small, distant star, a finding that defies theories which state that such a massive planetary body cannot form around a small stellar host. The newly discovered planet 'NGTS-1b' however, is a 'gas giant'.
    New nutrient drink may ward off Alzheimer's disease

    New nutrient drink may ward off Alzheimer's disease


    Scientists have developed a nutrient cocktail which may slow down cognitive impairment in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease. Researchers have developed a nutrient cocktail aimed at treating what they consider is "the root cause" of Alzheimer's -...

    Scientists have developed a nutrient cocktail which may slow down cognitive impairment in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease. Researchers have developed a nutrient cocktail aimed at treating what they consider is "the root cause" of Alzheimer's - loss of brain synapses.
    Ancient ocean remnants found on dwarf planet Ceres: NASA

    Ancient ocean remnants found on dwarf planet Ceres: NASA


    NASA's Dawn mission to Ceres has found the evidence of residual liquid left over from an ancient global ocean on the dwarf planet. They suggest that there is a softer, easily deformable layer beneath Ceres' rigid surface crust, which could be the...

    NASA's Dawn mission to Ceres has found the evidence of residual liquid left over from an ancient global ocean on the dwarf planet. They suggest that there is a softer, easily deformable layer beneath Ceres' rigid surface crust, which could be the signature of residual liquid.
    Humans interbred with Neanderthals in Western Asia: Study

    Humans interbred with Neanderthals in Western Asia: Study


    Western Asia is the most likely spot where modern humans first encountered and had sexual rendezvous with a different hominid species - the Neanderthals, a study suggests. The study also examined the Neanderthals' influence on human populations in...

    Western Asia is the most likely spot where modern humans first encountered and had sexual rendezvous with a different hominid species - the Neanderthals, a study suggests. The study also examined the Neanderthals' influence on human populations in Western Asia more broadly.