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Whether it is the delicacy of a nanoparticle or the fickleness of a bonobo, Pranjal Mehar tracks and reports on the adventure that is science. Based in Maharashtra, India, she is a former staff writer and always been a great member of Tech Explorist.
Hot bath may improve inflammation, metabolism- study

Hot bath may improve inflammation, metabolism- study

If you are unable to exercise, a hot bath treatment may help improve inflammation and blood sugar (glucose) levels, suggests a new study. Scientists particularly studied...
This image of supernova remnant G54.1+0.3 includes radio, infrared and X-ray light. NASA/JPL-Caltech/CXC/ESA/NRAO/J. Rho (SETI Institute)

New discovery shows glass made from exploding stars

Most of the chemicals that in our planet and our bodies were formed directly by stars. Now, a new study using observations by NASA's...
Will your epinephrine auto injector work if it gets frozen?

Will your epinephrine auto injector work if it gets frozen?

You probably already know that epinephrine is the medication of choice for life-threatening allergic reactions (anaphylaxis). In fact, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)*...
Sucking your baby's pacifier to clean it may prevent allergies

Sucking your baby’s pacifier to clean it may prevent allergies

New research being presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting highlights the association between parental sucking on...
Female Doctor Examining Patient Ear With Otoscope In Clinic

Study aims reduce the use of oral antibiotics for ear infections in children

A middle ear infection, also called otitis media, occurs when a virus or bacteria cause the area behind the eardrum to become inflamed. The...
Friends and family increase the risk of children becoming smokers in the UK

Friends and family increase the risk of children becoming smokers in the UK

New findings from the Imperial College London suggest that teenagers whose mothers smoked during pregnancy, or whose parents or friends smoke, are more likely to...
The „Phactory“-team at the award ceremony in Boston. They received the second prize for their new production method of bacteriophages at the international iGEM-competition. (Image: G. Westmeyer / TUM)

New production method for viruses that attack bacteria

Bacteriophages, or phages for short, are infections that can assault and specifically eliminate bacteria. They are viewed as a viable option in contrast to...
Radar data from an intensive aerial survey of the Hiawatha crater in May 2016 is shown here in aqua-colored curtains. A blue arrow points to the central peak of the crater. Credits: NASA/Cindy Starr

NASA make unexpected discovery under Greenland ice

A worldwide group of analysts, including a NASA glaciologist, has found a substantial shooting star affect pit stowing away underneath in excess of a...
A 15-minute scan could help diagnose brain damage in newborns

A 15-minute scan could help diagnose brain damage in newborns

Brain damage affects around one in 300 births in the UK and is usually caused by oxygen deprivation. However, currently, doctors are unable to...

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