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The United Nations body, UNESCO, and the government of India have signed an agreement to collaborate on improving education and creating awareness of Indian academics and scientists.

New drug offers Alzheimer's prevention hope

New experiments have indicated a number of drugs that could help protect against Alzheimer's disease. The drugs act like statins for the brain.

Happy music makes us see colors brighter

How we perceive different colors, in terms of depth, intensity and vibrancy, is shaped by certain types of music according to a new study.

How often do we change our minds?

A subreddit, debating how and when people change their minds, has inspired a scientific study into how people's minds are changed.

How horses can tell when you are angry

A new study suggests horses can differentiate between happy and angry human facial expressions. This is is based on facial recognition studies.

Forget the San Andreas Fault — Meet its much bigger cousin

California's San Andreas fault has caused a lot of damage and loss of life in the past 100 years, and is so well-known that a movie came out about the "big one" recently. However, the San Andreas fault is a baby, compared to its cousin, the "quake-maker."

Video shows what a wasp sees as it heads home

An interesting new video shows what wasp sees as it finds its way home. The footage provides a fascinating insight into the head of a wasp.

Hope fading for Philae space probe as scientists stop signaling

The ESA's Philae space probe made history in November 2014 when it landed on the icy surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, The washing-machine sized space probe hasn't been heard from since July 9, last year.

Fossil fish with enormous mouth unearthed by paleontologists

Lurking in Cretaceous seas, Rhinconichthys was an ominous-looking fish with an enormous jaw that it could swing shut to capture food. But it was only dangerous if you were plankton.

Einstein was right: U.S. researchers detect gravitational waves

After decades of effort, scientists in the United States have opened a new era of discovery by detecting gravitational waves 100 years after famed theoretical physicist Albert Einstein first predicted their existence in his general theory of relativity.

NASA's Orion spacecraft being prepared for its first big mission

NASA's Orion crew module pressure vessel has arrived and is now ensconced in an upgraded version of a test stand called the "birdcage" inside the Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout (O and C) Building high bay at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Cotton candy machine could produce artificial livers

Scientists are using a bizarre device for a key step in the process to produce artificial livers and kidneys: a cotton candy machine.

Researchers: Marijuana delivers double whammy to brain

Researchers have discovered that the age young people start using marijuana may affect how, and how much, their brain’s development is impaired.

Can a blood pressure drug help with autism?

New research suggests a common drug, administered to people with high blood pressure, could be effective for people with autism, in addressing some of the behaviors associated with the condition.

Genetic makeup of the most deadly strains of E. coli identified

A group of researchers from the university of Maryland have for the first time identified the genetic makeup of a number of strains of E. coli responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people around the world every year.

Indian scientists study deadly 'meteorite'

Indian scientists were Tuesday analysing a small blue rock that authorities say was a meteorite that fell from the sky and killed a bus driver. If proven, it would be the first such death in recorded history.

Essential Science: Tackling concussion and head injuries

Many types of sport, as well as everyday activities, carry the risk of head injuries. How to deal with head injuries and concussion requires care to avoid permanent damage. Scientists have been investigating the most effective therapies.

Astrophysisist Rashied Amini can help people find love Special

The former NASA employee has lent his expertise to Nanaya, an app that can determine whether or not a person will find true love based on science and probability. Digital Journal found out more.

Tamil Nadu meteorite death could be first in 200 years

Tamil Nadu scientists are now investigating the death of a man in Vellore, declared to have been killed by a falling meteorite.

Study shows cats may have been domesticated more than once

The rise of the domesticated house cat may have been inevitable, according to a new study that found ancient Chinese farmers were domesticating leopard cats 5,000 years ago, a different species from cats domesticated in the Middle East 10,000 years ago.

Eastern U.S. white-tail deer carry a mysterious malaria parasite

White-tail deer are a familiar sight across America. However, a recent study by National Zoo researchers discovered Eastern white-tail deer have been harboring a malaria parasite, and in some areas, up to 25 percent of them have the parasite.

100-foot diameter asteroid to pass close to Earth on March 5

A small asteroid that passed by Earth at a distance of 1.3 million miles away two years ago is set to make a return appearance on March 5. This time, it could come much closer to Earth, perhaps as close as 11,000 miles, says NASA.

New, lower cost HIV drug developed

A new, more affordable, and clinically effective drug is being developed to treat patients infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The drug has been developed at the University of Minnesota.

Could life survive on Mars?

The question preoccupying NASA scientists is not so much "is there life on Mars?" but could life survive on Mars? In the case of fungi, the answer appears to be yes.

Johnny Cash gets his very own namesake — A black tarantula

In a study lasting over a decade, an arachnologist at Auburn University in Alabama discovered 14 new species of tarantula and completely rewrote the family tree of the Aphonopelma genus. One tarantula found near Folsom prison got a very special name.

Devising biological sensors to kill a range of cancer cells

Scientists are investigating the use of biological sensors to trigger the body's own immune cells to seek out, locate and destroy a range of different cancerous cells.

Vagus nerve stimulation helps cure depression

A new technique, where the Vagus nerve is stimulated, has been found to be effective for treating certain types of depression. This follows trials involving adult patients.

Drink coffee to avoid cirrhosis: Study

Drinking coffee on a regular basis lowers the risk of developing cirrhosis of the liver, according to a new research study.

Mysterious change in European population at end of last Ice Age

Europe's population changed rapidly thousands of years ago. Researchers from the Max Planck Institute in Germany revealed this after studying DNA samples from different regions of the continent.

Czech scientists find 4,500-year-old funerary boat near Cairo

An incredible and rather unique discovery has been made at the site of a necropolis near Cairo, Egypt. Czech archaeologists have unearthed a 4,500-year-old, 59-foot long funerary boat.

Seaweed provides an unusual treatment process for wounds

To accelerate the treatment of wounds, scientists have experimented with adding stem cells to plasters and bandages. The optimal method for this is locking stem cells into a matrix fashioned from seaweed.

Op-Ed: Gene technology, the possible solution to the Zika virus

The Zika virus has become a World Health Organization (WHO)-declared ‘global health emergency.’ Among the different treatment options, gene technology is being mooted as a solution. Not all scientists are in support, though.

Nobel scientist says we can live to 150

With the potential advances in biomedicine, by how far could human life expectancy be extended? 150 years according to a Nobel Prize winning scientist.

Tuatara breeds outside its native land for first time at UK zoo

A conservationist at the Chester Zoo in the UK has been trying to breed tuataras for the past 38 years. After such a long wait,she was finally rewarded with an egg hatching, an historic first for the zoo.

'Behemoth' new species of daddy longlegs found in Oregon

The mountains of southern Oregon are said to be the haunt of monsters. However, while the elusive Bigfoot has yet to be found, scientists have discovered another creature known for its monster-sized appendages.

Senior citizens would use a robot helper but fear robot masters

According to new research, senior citizens would probably accept robots as helpers or entertainment providers, but when it comes to giving up control to the machines, it raises the question of how much autonomy we should allow robots to have over us.

Essential Science: Why strong bones are needed for space travel

One limitation with a deep space mission, such as to Mars, is the effect of microgravity on astronauts. To find ways to build-up resilience and maintain bone strength, scientists have, surprisingly, been studying fish.

Britain grants first licence for genetic modification of embryos

Britain on Monday granted its first licence to genetically modify human embryos for research into infertility and why miscarriages happen, in a move likely to raise ethical concerns.

A bewildering physics problem solved using 128 tennis balls

Here's an interesting physics problem for you. Imagine that you have 128 tennis balls, and can arrange them any way you want. How many arrangements are possible? You might ask why this is important, and does anyone care?

Inside the connection between bacterial toxins and obesity

Scientists have made a connection between bacteria that reside in the human gut (specifically toxic by-products) and obesity. The research adds to the body of work about the microbiome.

Fully functional human liver grown in lab

The search for artificial organs continues. In a recent step-forwards, scientists have produced the most realistic lab-grown liver tissue yet seen. This is through lab-on-chip technology.
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