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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.

Oxford researchers discovered how planthoppers communicate

Planthoppers, any member of several insect families of the order Homoptera, easily recognized because of the hollow, enlarged head extension that may appear luminous....
© 2019 Jamani Caillet - A drop of water impacting a dry surface

Virtual time-lapse photos can capture ultrafast phenomena

Many mysteries of nature are locked up in the world of the very small and the very fast. Such phenomena of interest in nature...
Forgetting requires more brain power than remembering

Forgetting requires more brain power than remembering

Memories are not static. They are dynamic constructions of the brain that regularly get updated, modified and reorganized through experience. The brain is constantly...
Study offers clues for why birth control may fail

Study offers clues for why birth control may fail

Since the beginnings of civilization, people have used contraception to prevent pregnancy. Access to effective contraceptives is key to women’s well-being and autonomy –...
Is your child seriously ill?

Is your child seriously ill?

Respiratory infections in children are very common. This is also a common reason that parents take children to see their GP. Parents, for the most...
Air pollution may impact fetal cardiovascular system, study

Air pollution may impact fetal cardiovascular system, study

Exposure of the maternal environment to engineered nanomaterials (ENM) during pregnancy has been shown to impact the health of the dam, fetus, and adult...
Nasa is about to test a giant solar drone that broadcasts 5G

Nasa is about to test a giant solar drone that broadcasts 5G

SoftBank Group Corp., a Japanese multinational company in collaboration NASA and U.S. aerospace company AeroVironment is about to test a massive solar-powered drone that...
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Mystery behind emerald green jade icebergs solved

Ice crystals form in supercooled seawater beneath several Antarctic ice shelves as they rise to the ice‐shelf base they scavenge particles from the water...
At 1:05 a.m. EDT (0505 UTC) on Sept. 28, the MODIS instrument aboard NASA’s Terra satellite provided a visible image of Typhoon Haleh that revealed a clear eye and a powerful storm. Credit: NASA Worldview, Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS)

NASA finds wind shear adversely affecting Haleh

NASA's Terra satellite offers visible imagery suggesting that northerly wind shear is largely affecting Tropical Cyclone Haleh and consistently weakening the storm. The image showed...

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