Category archives: Science & Technology

Men growing up in challenging environments likely to have low testosterone levels: Study

Men’s testosterone levels are largely determined by their environment during childhood, a study has found. The researchers from Durham University suggest that men who grow up in more challenging conditions where there are lots of infectious diseases, for example, are likely to have lower testosterone levels in later life than those who spend their childhood in healthier environments. The study, published in the journal Nature Ecology and Evolution, challenges the […]

India’s First Robotic Telescope at Ladakh Opens Its Eyes To the Universe!

Called GROWTH-India, the facility at Hanle is part of a multi-country collaborative initiative known as ‘Global Relay of Observatories Watching Transients Happen’ (GROWTH) to observe transient events in the universe. India’s newest telescope has started observing the skies. The telescope located at the Indian Astronomical Observatory (IAO) at Hanle in Ladakh is the country’s first robotic telescope and the first one designed to observe dynamic or transient events in the […]

Daily yoga practice improves sperm quality: AIIMS study

A daily yoga routine significantly improve sperm quality, according to a study conducted by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). The study, which was published in Nature Review Urology, an international medical journal, early this year, was conducted by experts in the Department of Anatomy at AIIMS in collaboration with the Department of Urology and Obstetrics and Gynaecology. The major cause of defective sperm function is DNA damage. […]

Health Benefits of Fennel Seeds

India is the largest exporter of fennel seeds, widely known as saunf. A common practice in most Indian households is to have few fennel seeds or saunf at the end of every meal. This practice you might think is to freshen the mouth, but think again. A concentrated source of minerals like Copper, Potassium, Calcium, Zinc, Manganese , Vitamin C, Iron, Selenium and Magnesium, the age old practice does much […]

Indian Scientists Discover New Planet 600 Light Years Away: Here’s How They Did It!

When we look up to the night sky, the glittering stars we see, if any, are the brightest stars that emit light, just like the sun. But for all the glittering stars out there, there are a countless number of planets that revolve around them. These planets go undetected as they are much dimmer than their parent stars. These planets are called exoplanets. And the search for them has only […]

World Brain Tumor Day: Causes, Symptoms And Treatment Of Brain Tumor

World Brain Tumor Day 2018 is celebrated on June 8. The day is observed all across the world in order to raise awareness about brain tumor and how to deal with the condition in the most effective manner. On this World Brain Tumor Day, we talk about the causes, treatment and prevention of brain tumor and who all are most prone to the condition. Causes of brain tumors are mostly […]

NASA rover data shows Mars had the ingredients needed for life

A NASA rover has detected a bonanza of organic compounds on the surface of Mars and seasonal fluctuations of atmospheric methane in findings released on Thursday that mark some of the strongest evidence ever that Earth’s neighbor may have harbored life. But National Aeronautics and Space Administration scientists emphasized there could be nonbiological explanations for both discoveries made by the Curiosity rover at a site called Gale crater, leaving the […]

Secret Behind Charminar’s Standing Tall for 427 Years? VIT Scientists Have Decoded It!

The Charminar is one of the most magnificent monuments in the country. Synonymous with the city of Hyderabad, it is a local and national treasure. Built in 1591 by Mohammad Quli Qutub Shah, the fifth ruler of the Qutub Shahi dynasty and also the founder of the Hyderabad, the structure, which has been standing tall for nearly four centuries, was constructed at the intersection of the trade route that connects […]

Breakthrough: Immunotherapy cures late-stage breast cancer, says study

A woman with an aggressive form of breast cancer, which defied chemotherapy and spread to other organs, was cured with an experimental treatment that triggered her immune system. The woman has been cancer-free for two years, reported the US-based team of researchers, presenting their results as “a new immunotherapy approach” for the treatment of patients with a late-stage form of the disease. Other experts who were not involved in the […]

Blue tea can help you look young, stay healthy and fight depression

While a lot is known about green tea and black tea, there are not many who know about the benefits of blue tea. This variant is tasty and has plenty of health benefits as well. Kausshal Dugarr, founder and CEO of Teabox.com, and Tea expert Rishav Kanoi, founder of The Tea Trove, list some health benefits of blue tea: Antioxidant properties: One of the benefits of drinking blue tea is […]