Category archives: Science & Technology

Antidepressants may counter effects of brain ageing: study

MIT study found that fluoxetine could restore some of the lost plasticity to the cells A commonly used antidepressant medication Prozac can counter some of the effects of brain ageing, such as sensory and cognitive decline, an MIT study suggests. The research published in the Journal of Neuroscience provides fresh evidence that the decline in the capacity of brain cells to change — called ‘plasticity’ — rather than a decline […]

10 foods that cause constipation, avoid them for better digestion

Your diet doesn’t just impact your weight loss and fitness goals. It can also create problems in your digestion process leading to constipation, especially if it doesn’t contain enough fibre that can be obtained from fruits and vegetables, or probiotics like yoghurt. While fast foods may seem to be the most obvious cause of constipation, it is not the only culprit. Here are 10 foods that you should avoid to […]

Google Android Pie: Machine Learning to Digital Wellbeing, here are top features

Android Pie, Google’s latest iteration of its mobile operating system, is finally here. Beta versions of the software had been available to select handset users for quite some time in the guise of Android P. Android Pie version 9.0 succeeds the Android Oreo (v8.X), and the changes it brings along mainly focus on inserting smarter utility features in the native operating system instead of relying on third-party solutions. Machine learning […]

5 Amazing Health Benefits Of Pears

Pears are known as ‘Perikkai’ in Telugu, ‘Nashpati’ in Hindi ,’Perikai’ in Tamil, ‘Sabari’ in Malayalam, ‘Naspatti’ in Gujarati, ‘Nashpatti’ in Marathi, and ‘Naakh’ or ‘Nashpaati’ in Punjabi. But is that all in the box of diversity that pears have to offer? Certainly not. Pears are much more than just a tasty and juicy fruit, they are remarkably nutritious and have some great health benefits. Some basic health benefits of […]

8 health symptoms people ignore, but could be signs of a serious disease

There are times you experience unexplained pain and medical conditions that go away on their own, but that’s not always the case. Sometimes, it’s better that you get it checked by a medical professional because one can never say when it could turn out to be serious. Here is a list of symptoms that can’t mean anything good for your body. Check them out, just so you know what to […]


Interesting Facts about Human Cells

A cell is the smallest unit of an organism which is involved in several important biological activities of a living organism. Therefore it is called the basic, structural, fundamental, and functional unit of all the living species existing on the planet earth. The term cell is originally derived from a Latin word which refers to a small room. A single, minute cell can perform several functions to keep an organism […]

First liquid water lake found on Mars, raises possibility of life

Using a radar instrument on an orbiting spacecraft, scientists have spotted what they said on Wednesday appears to be a sizable salt-laden lake under ice on the southern polar plain of Mars, a body of water they called a possible habitat for microbial life. The reservoir they detected — roughly 12 miles in diameter, shaped like a rounded triangle and located about a mile b eneath the ice surface — […]


The increased consumption of meat laden with growth hormones may be the reason for a growing number of cases of breast cancer, according to breast surgeon to the stars, Kristi Funk. The Beverly Hills-based doctor is leading the way in breast cancer treatment, and an A-list roster of clients including Angelina Jolie, Sheryl Crow, and Ellen Pompeo have taken her advice on nutrition and the benefits of a vegan diet […]

10 foods that boost metabolism and help you lose weight fast

Your metabolism plays a huge role in determining how much weight you will lose, and how fast. If you have a slow metabolism, your weight loss will take time, irrespective of diet and exercise, as you will burn fewer calories when you are at rest. If you have a high metabolic rate, you may eat and eat but not gain weight. If you have a slow metabolism, don’t despair. Make […]

12 new moons including one 'oddball' discovered circling around Jupiter

A team of astronomers has reported the discovery of a dozen new moons circling the Jupiter bringing the number of moons circling the giant gas planet to 79. Saturn is the closest with 61 moons circling it. The astronomers spotted the new moons when they were looking for objects on the fringes of the solar system. The confirmation of 10 was announced on Tuesday and two were confirmed earlier. They’re […]