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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.
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...
The human brain works in reverse order to retrieve memories

The human brain works in reverse order to retrieve memories

Remembering is a reconstructive process, yet little is known about how the reconstruction of a memory unfolds in time in the human brain. Understanding...
Americans are now more likely to die of an opioid overdose than on the road

Americans are now more likely to die of an opioid overdose than on the...

According to a new report on preventable deaths from the National Safety Council, opioid overdose is the leading cause of death in the U.S. This is for...
This DNA tool can help you trace your ancient ancestry

This DNA tool can help you trace your ancient ancestry

Most ancient DNA (aDNA) data were generated through microarrays designed for modern-day populations, which are known to misrepresent the population structure. Past examinations addressed these...
Study examines the course of back pain over time

Study examines the course of back pain over time

Back pain is extremely common and can be caused by many simple everyday activities. It is most frequently reported health problem globally. A new study...

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