Monika Kundu Srivastava

Occupational Therapist/Freelance Writer & Editor

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AI created by Dodo analyzed 300,000 recipes to create a pizza transcending individual tastes

Dodo Pizza, a Russian-born global pizza delivery franchise, analyzed 300,000 recipes to create a pizza recipe transcending individual tastes.

NASA is launching Solar Orbiter Spacecraft

The spacecraft will observe the Sun's atmosphere up close with high spatial resolution telescopes.

How roots grow hair?

“Smoke detectors” in plants also control the growth of root hair.

Video: Humpback whale swimming in a circular pattern while blowing bubbles

It’s a regular occurrence in the cold blue-green waters of Southeast Alaska.

World’s first artificial womb for humans

Something that could save the lives of millions of babies who die due to premature births.

Hubble Observes New Interstellar Visitor

On 12 October 2019, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope provided astronomers with their best look yet at an interstellar visitor — Comet 2I/Borisov —...


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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...

How heavy metals are helping spread drug resistance

Exposure to cadmium is making typhoid-causing bacteria, Salmonella, stronger and difficult-to-treat with conventional antibiotics, a new study has suggested. Researchers have identified exposure to cadmium as a reason for Salmonella becoming resistant to antibiotics and have deciphered how...