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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.
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...
Fast-camera photo of a plasma produced by the first NSTX-U operations campaign.

Machine Learning may help capture fusion energy on Earth

Machine learning is an application of artificial intelligence (AI) that provides systems the ability to automatically learn and improve from experience without being explicitly...
Plants are currently absorbing more CO2 to slow down climate change

Plants are currently absorbing more CO2 to slow down climate change

Global climate change caused by CO 2 emissions can stress terrestrial vegetation, potentially decreasing production. On the other hand, CO 2 interacts directly with...
Your genetic make-up decide whether you will own a dog or not, study

Your genetic make-up decide whether you will own a dog or not, study

Dogs were the first domesticated animal and, according to the archaeological evidence, have had a close relationship with humans for at least 15,000 years....
Harvard Medical School researchers identify new targets to inhibit viral replication and may inform the development of a new class of antiviral drugs. iStock

Catch a virus by the tail

Some RNA viruses such as Segmented negative-sense (SNS) RNA viruses initiate infection by delivering into cells a suite of genomic RNA segments, each sheathed...
Study authors Jingqiang Wang and Professor Zhen Gu with a model of insulin.

Smart insulin could prevent hypoglycemia during diabetes treatment

Insulin therapy in the setting of type 1 and advanced type 2 diabetes is complicated by an increased risk of hypoglycemia, a condition caused...
Based on measurements gathered by the Copernicus Sentinel-5P mission between April 2018 and March 2019, the image shows nitrogen dioxide over Europe. Nitrogen dioxide pollutes the air mainly as a result of traffic and the combustion of fossil fuel in industrial processes. It has a significant impact on human health, contributing particularly to respiratory problems.

The air we breathe

Air pollution is a major concern of the new civilized world, which has a serious toxicological impact on human health and the environment. It...
Gluconate, a small organic molecule, inhibits neonatal seizures in rodent models and could open up new avenues for the treatment of epilepsy in human newborns. The image illustrates the structure of neonatal hippocampus (green), overlaid with a typical electrophysiological trace of seizure activity, and the molecular structure of gluconate. IMAGE: CHEN LABORATORY, PENN STATE

A new drug that inhibits neonatal seizures

Neonatal seizures or neonatal convulsions are epileptic fits occurring from birth to the end of the neonatal period. The neonatal period is the most...
Current thinking can sway our memories of love

Current thinking can sway our memories of love

False memories in therapy have previously been identified as problematic, but memory-of-emotion distortions have been under-discussed in this context. Past research has suggested that...

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