Monika Kundu Srivastava

Occupational Therapist/Freelance Writer & Editor

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Understanding Mars solar conjunction

What's Mars solar conjunction, and why does it matter?

Less invasive way to monitor intracranial pressure in the brain

A new technique could help doctors determine whether patients are at risk from elevated pressure.

Quantum gravity’s tangled time

Temporal order between events can exhibit genuine quantum features.

Robots can now learn to swarm on the go

A new generation of swarming robots which can independently learn and evolve new behaviors in the wild is one step closer, thanks to research from the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England (UWE).

Maximum mass of lightest neutrino revealed

Understanding how neutrino mass can be estimated is important for future cosmological studies such as DESI and Euclid.

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Salt intake still high in most developing countries: study

A new study has found that Indians, on an average, consumed almost 10 gm of salt per day, which is double the World Health Organization (WHO)’s recommendation of maximum five grams per day. The high consumption is...

Not one but three readings in a single visit must for hypertension diagnosis: study

A single blood pressure reading may result in faulty diagnosis of high blood pressure and unnecessary prescription of medication. Instead, three readings during a single visit may help in correct diagnosis of hypertension as well as low...

Selenium nanoparticles may act like antibacterial agents

Scientists have found that nanoparticles of selenium, an essential micronutrient, can be used as an antibacterial agent. Selenium is found naturally in wheat, eggs, cheese, nuts, and seafood. It is an antioxidant and immunity booster. Scientists found that...

Improved catalyst can speed up conversion of industrial biomass into biofuel

In their quest for greener sources of energy, researchers are focusing their attention on efficient conversion of biomass into biofuel. Scientists at the National Chemical Laboratory (NCL), Pune, have developed a faster, environment-friendly method for conversion of...

Scientists look to mathematics to make cancer treatment more effective

Scientists at the Pune-based National Chemical Laboratory (NCL) of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) have developed a mathematical model that promises to deliver better protocols for cancer treatment. The model has three main components — one...

Millet pasta anyone? It may be healthier option

Pasta made from pearl millet or bajra may be a healthier alternative to wheat pasta, suggests a new study. As the grey color of millet may not be very appealing, researchers tried removing the pigment and see if...