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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.
Human diet causing 'catastrophic' damage to planet

Human diet causing ‘catastrophic’ damage to planet

As of now, about a billion people are ravenous and another two billion are eating excessively of the wrong food, causing epidemics of obesity,...
Representation of the spin vectors of the liquid helium as they form half quantum vortices. CREDIT Ella Maru Studios

New quantum structures in super-chilled helium may mirror early days of universe

Helium remains a liquid at atmosphere weight notwithstanding when chilled down to absolute zero, at which every other material freeze solid. In addition to...
1/3 of kids live in extended family homes before 18

1/3 of kids live in extended family homes before 18

Almost 17% of kids lived with their living in 1/3 of kids live in extended family homes before 18, a new study suggests. The study...
This image, taken through an optical microscope, shows a cross-section of the tectorial membrane, a gelatinous structure that lies atop the tiny hairs that line the inner ear. Photo by Jonathan Sellon, MIT micromechanics group

Mechanism helps explain the ear’s exquisite sensitivity

The human ear, similar to those of different mammals, is so uncommonly delicate that it can detect sound-wave-induced vibrations of the eardrum that move...
Following heart health guidelines also reduces diabetes risk

Following heart health guidelines also reduces diabetes risk

A new study published in the Diabetologia, the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes, suggests that the health factors that are...
If a woman gains excessive weight during pregnancy, it could lead to gestational diabetes, an increased risk of cesarean section or excessive birth weight of the newborn. (Image: gpointstudio / istockphotos)

Weight gain difficult to influence through lifestyle counseling

Weigh gain during pregnancy could pose a problem for both the mother and child. It could even lead to gestational diabetes, an increased risk of...
Scientists built a machine that breaks the normal rules of light

Scientists built a machine that breaks the normal rules of light

Researchers from the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) have investigated how light can be controlled in an optical ring resonator, a tiny device that can...
This double star system is flips planet-forming disk into pole position

This double star system flips planet-forming disk into pole position

An astronomer from the University of Warwick has recently captured a double star system that has flipped its surrounding disc to a position that leaps over...
Breast cancer cell Credit: Anne Weston, Francis Crick Institute

Most comprehensive way yet to predict breast cancer risk

Cambridge scientists have come up with a comprehensive method to predict a woman’s risk of breast cancer. They combined information on family history and other...

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