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Egyptian mummification ‘recipe’ existed 1,500 years before Pharaohs — Study

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London, Aug. 16 (IANS): Sophisticated embalming treatments were developed by ancient Egyptians 1,500 years before the classic Pharaonic period, and across a wider geographical area than had been previously known, a new research has showed. Forensic tests on a well-known prehistoric mummy, housed in the Egyptian Museum in Turin since 1901, revealed that embalming was […]

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Antarctic seas emit higher CO2 levels than previously thought — Study

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New York, Aug. 16 (IANS): The open water nearest to the sea ice surrounding Antarctica releases significantly more carbon dioxide in winter than previously believed, showed a study conducted using an array of robotic floats. The robotic floats diving and drifting in the Southern Ocean around the southernmost continent made it possible to gather data […]

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Tool to predict building collapse, landslides 2 weeks in advance

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Canberra, Aug. 16 (IANS): Australian researchers on Thursday said they have developed a software tool to predict when a building will crack or its foundation will move, even when a dam could break or a mudslide occur. The tool uses applied mathematics and big data analytics to analyse intricate ground motion patterns and track location […]

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Smoking parents may up kids’ risk of lung disease related deaths

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New York, Aug. 16 (IANS): Are you a chain smoker? Besides harming your own life, you may also be exposing your kids to second-hand smoke, which can increase their risk of death due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in adulthood, researchers have warned. The study found that those who have lived with a regular […]

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New HIV drug effectively reduces virus, boosts immunity – Study

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New York, Aug. 16 (IANS): A new intravenous HIV drug has shown to be effective in reducing virus, boost immunity among patients with advanced, multi-drug resistant HIV infection, results of a phase-III trial has showed. As the first monoclonal antibody approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in March 2018 to treat HIV, […]

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Odd-Even scheme had little impact on air pollution – study

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New Delhi, August 16 (India Science Wire): Air pollution is a serious problem in Delhi and vehicular traffic is generally thought to be the main culprit. But a new study done in the national capital has found that traffic density alone doesn’t have much impact on the amount or intensity of air pollution in the […]

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How Machilipatnam became site of a pioneering discovery in 19th century

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Bangalore, Aug. 16 (India Science Wire): Machilipatnam is one of the oldest port towns on the Andhra coast. Very few Indians would know that it was also the site of a landmark discovery 150 years ago that laid the foundation of a new branch in science – astrophysics. It was in Machilipatnamthat the world caught […]

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NASA to send submarine to seafloor next week – Report

By   /  August 14, 2018  /  Science and Tech  /  Comments Off on NASA to send submarine to seafloor next week – Report

Washington, Aug. 14 (IANS): NASA is set to send a submarine to the seafloor near Hawaii on August 20 in an effort to find an environment analogous to water worlds like Jupiter’s moon Europa and Saturn’s moon Enceladus, the media reported on Tuesday. Taking a closer look at the Earth’s seafloor might help the space […]

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Earth’s oldest known evolved rocks result of asteroids

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Sydney, Aug. 14 (IANS): The oldest evolved rocks on Earth are the consequence of asteroids colliding with the the planet 4 billion years ago,an Australian research released on Tuesday revealed. The study by the Curtin University suggests that the rocks, part of the Acasta Gneiss Complex in northwest Canada, are the result of asteroids smashing […]

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Google storing location data has strong potential for abuse – Experts

By   /  August 14, 2018  /  Science and Tech  /  Comments Off on Google storing location data has strong potential for abuse – Experts

New Delhi, Aug. 14 (IANS): A day after reports surfaced that certain Google apps track your whereabouts even when you turn off location data, experts on Tuesday expressed concerns about the practice, stressing that location and identity data can be used for both good and bad. The Associated Press on Monday ran a story saying […]

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