Category archives: Science & Technology

India's communications regulator endorses net neutrality

India’s communications regulator endorses net neutrality On Nov. 28, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) released its recommendations on net neutrality that make it mandatory for telecom companies to treat the internet—declared a basic human right by the United Nations—as a public utility and not a luxury. Telecom companies cannot control the content people access or the speed at which all online traffic flows, TRAI said, nor can they […]

Are eggs vegetarian or non-vegetarian? Scientists finally put an end to the debate

Are eggs vegetarian or non-vegetarian? Scientists finally put an end to the debate Scientists have finally given an answer to the long-standing question of whether eggs are vegetarian or non-vegetarian, which might put an end to the debate once and for all. Well, the answer according to scientists is that eggs are very much vegetarian. Many people have reasoned that eggs are non-vegetarian since they come from a hen – […]

How male dolphins mate with females discovered for the first time

How male dolphins mate with females discovered for the first time In a first, scientists have discovered how male dolphins initiate the process of mating. As per the research, male dolphins offer gifts to females in the form of large marine sponges and perform visual and acoustic displays in order to mate. Scientists including those from the University of Western Australia (UWA) conducted a decade of boat-based research on coastal […]

Climate change could lead to volcano eruptions, says study

Climate change caused by humans is rapidly melting ice in volcanically active regions, which could lead to increased volcano eruptions, a study has found. The study, led by researchers at the University of Leeds in the UK, found that there was less volcanic activity in Iceland when glacier cover was more extensive and as the glaciers melted volcanic eruptions increased due to subsequent changes in surface pressure. “Climate change caused […]

This brain exercise could actually reduce your risk of dementia

This brain exercise could actually reduce your risk of dementia A team of researchers has developed a specific form of a mental exercise that can reduce the chances of developing dementia later in life, says a study. According to the researchers, the cognitive training, called speed of processing, showed benefits up to 10 years after the study participants underwent the mental exercise program. The findings indicated that the proportion of […]

Rise in high intensity earthquake possible next year

Rise in high intensity earthquake possible next year According to the latest research, scientists have found that a link between the fluctuating rotational speed of the planet earth with different seismic activities. They have revealed that with the onset of the year 2018, the rotational speed of the planet earth is most likely to slow down. These speed variations are likely to cause a burst in earth’s seismic activities. The […]

Health Benefits of Elaichi

Health Benefits of Elaichi Elaichi or cardamom is one of the most common spices seen in an Indian household. Popularly known as “Elaichi” in Hindi, “Aelakka” in Malayalam, “Elakkai” in Tamil, “Yelakulu” in Telugu, “Yalakki” in Kannada, and “Ilaychi” in Gujarati – cardamom is a spice made from the seeds of several plants belonging to the family Zingiberaceae. The use of cardamom dates back to at least 4,000 years. Considered […]

 
 
 

Nasa video on 20 years of Earth’s seasons shows devastating effect of climate change

Nasa video on 20 years of Earth’s seasons shows devastating effect of climate change The National Aeronautics and Space Administration of the United States has released a captivating data visualisation that shows Earth’s fluctuations brought about by changing seasons over the past two decades. Although the agency said its satellites have been observing and documenting life on land and in oceans from space since the 1970s, it began to do […]

Global warming: NASA tool predicts which city will flood first; Mangalore, Mumbai at risk

Global warming: NASA tool predicts which city will flood first; Mangalore, Mumbai at risk Karnataka’s Mangalore may be at higher risk of drowning due to sea level rise triggered by glacial melting than cities such as Mumbai and New York, data released by a NASA study shows. It is well known that the melting of glaciers will lead to sea level rise, what is not as well understood is how […]

Health Benefits of Gomutra or Cow urine that will surprise you

Cow is considered a sacred or holy in India, particularly, among the Hindus. In Ayurveda, cow urine (also called Gomutra) is claimed to be quite beneficial and is a natural source of many minerals required by the body. Cow urine is 95 percent water with 2.5 percent urea, miners, 24 types of salts, hormones and 2.5 percent enzymes. Other ingredients include iron, calcium, phosphorus, carbonic acid, potash, nitrogen, ammonia, manganese, […]