• Coffee can reduce diabetes risk

    Bengaluru: The medicine that can delay your diabetes is right on your coffee table. 'Cafestol', a bioactive substance found in coffee, could help delay the onset of Type-2 diabetes, improve cell function and insulin sensitivity in laboratory mice, according to a study carried out by a team of s...

  • Indians consume less than 400 mg calcium a day: Report

    New York: People in India, like some other countries in Asia-Pacific region including China, Indonesia and Vietnam, have very low calcium intake -- less than 400 mg a day, raising the risk of fractures and osteoporosis, according to a new review of the global calcium map.The findings showed that cou...

  • Indian scientists, IITs play big role in gravitational wave observation

    Mumbai: At least 40 scientists from 13 Indian institutions, including IIT-Bombay played an important role in the exciting August 17 observation of gravitational waves from a pair of colliding neutron starts, detected for the first by Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) and Eur...

  • NASA running out of critical fuel for future deep space missions

    Washington: The shortage of plutonium threatens NASA's future mission to explore deep space, the US government has warned. The break in production of plutonium 238 (Pu-238) between 1988 and 2015 could result in a bottleneck situation, where there is not enough of this scarce resource to power s...

  • No room for politics in climate change: Ex-Kiribati President

    By Bhavana Akella Bengaluru: Some four years ago, headlines about a country "sinking into the sea" drew the world's attention to the Republic of Kiribati, an island in the Central Pacific, over 5,000 km northeast of Australia.Its former President, Anote Tong, who drew the world's attention to t...

  • Mars study offers clues to origins of life on Earth

    New York, Oct 7 (IANS) Scientists have discovered evidence of an ancient sea-floor hydrothermal deposits on Mars that identifies an area on the red planet that may offer clues about the origin of life on Earth.Observations made by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) reported massive deposits in...

  • Three win chemistry Nobel for cryo-electron microscopy

    Stockholm: The Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson for the development of cryo-electron microscopy, which both simplifies and improves the imaging of biomolecules. They won the prize for "for developing cryo-electron microscopy f...

  • US scientists win physics Nobel for discovery of gravitational waves

    Stockholm: Three American scientists from the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) have won the Nobel Prize in Physics for their contribution to detecting gravitational waves -- ripples in the fabrics of spacetime which were predicted by Albert Einstein a hundred years ago.The ...

  • Passive cooling to cut electricity bills

    Bengaluru: Air-conditioning your building without electricity? Researchers at Stanford University in the US report it is potentially possible through the technology of "radiative sky cooling" using a new coating material they have developed. "Radiative sky cooling exploits a natural property of...

  • SpaceX reveals plan for manned journey to Mars

    Adelaide, Sep 29 (IANS) SpaceX on Friday unveiled its plans to put humans on Mars as early as 2024.Speaking on the final day of the 68th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) here, SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk made the announcement of the plans, reports Xinhua news agency.Musk, who also ser...

  • Beware wheat rust, the enemy from the air

    Bengaluru: The wheat crop in Punjab -- the breadbasket of India -- and also in Pakistan, is vulnerable to air-borne attack by "stem rust" in the event of an outbreak of this disease in a place as far away as East Africa. This is the finding of the first-ever study aimed at identifying likely sc...

  • Some facial creams can even cause death, scientists warn

    Bengaluru: Some popular brands of facial creams that are advertised as containing "activated carbon" for better results can be harmful to the skin and even cause death, scientists say. Application of such face creams may bring quick results and prolonged use could be disastrous, warns a study b...