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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.
Global temperature change attributable to external factors, finds new study Image credit: Shutterstock

Human activity is responsible for global temperature rise

Human-induced factors such as greenhouse gas concentrations, other occurrences such as volcanic eruptions, solar activity, and air pollution peaks are responsible for global temperature...
Women having junk food, tackling weight gain

Scientists found hormonal link between diet and obesity

Obesity, defined as a body mass index (BMI) of 30 kg/m2 or more, is common in many parts of the world. Obesity rates are...
When macrophages are deprived of oxygen

When macrophages are deprived of oxygen

Hypoxia, which occurs when cellular oxygen demand exceeds supply, is a common feature during inflammation associated with a bacterial infection. The reason for the...
A conceptual drawing of an industrial array for converting methane (CH4) to carbon dioxide (CO2) using catalytic materials called zeolites (CUII and FEIV). (Image credit: Jackson, et al. 2019 Nature Sustainability / Artist: Stan Coffman)

Converting methane into carbon dioxide could help turn the tide of climate change

Scientists at Stanford University, in a recent study, have suggested that converting methane to CO2 may help combat climate change. Doing this could help...
Doctors get enough sleep when hours are cut

Doctors get enough sleep when hours are cut

Long work hours, overnight call duty, and rotating shifts are implicit features of hospital medical practice. Rigorous schedules have been deemed necessary to fulfill...
Aging is the single biggest non-modifiable risk factor for cancer

Aging is the single biggest non-modifiable risk factor for cancer

Aging is the process during which structural and functional changes accumulate in an organism as a result of the passage of time. The changes...
Dietary cholesterol or egg consumption do not increase the risk of stroke

Dietary cholesterol or egg consumption do not increase the risk of stroke

In the majority of the population, dietary cholesterol affects serum cholesterol levels only a little, and few studies have linked the intake of dietary...
Epidemiology: Measures for cleaner air

Epidemiology: Measures for cleaner air

Globally, outdoor air pollution is a serious public health problem. In 2016, approximately 4 million deaths were attributable to air pollution, mostly from cardiovascular...
Why does coffee make us poop? Scientists finally found the answer

Why does coffee make us poop? Scientists finally found the answer

Coffee is a beloved drink of millions of people around the world. For many, it is a morning cup of joe. While caffeine is a...

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