BERLIN, August 15: Scientists say they’ve found an abundance of tiny plastic particles in Arctic snow, indicating that so-called microplastics are being sucked into the atmosphere and carried long distances to some of the remotest corners of the planet.
Feb 8: Researchers have found a way to reduce the blood thirst of mosquitoes and prevent mosquito bites and spread of mosquito-borne illnesses such as Zika, dengue fever, malaria, and chikungunya. The results of their findings in a study titled, “Small-Molecule Agonists of Ae. aegypti Neuropeptide Y Receptor Block Mosquito Biting,” have been reported in the latest issue of the journal Cell.
The world’s largest airborne observatory was supposed to be parked in Seattle this week, so thousands of scientists attending the “Super Bowl of Astronomy” could behold this marvel: a Boeing 747 outfitted with a massive telescope used to study the fundamental mysteries of the universe.
Aug 2: How should humans go about searching for alien life? After all, astronomers have already identified thousands of candidate planets – but in the new research, scientists have come up with a way to refine what we're actually looking for.
PARIS, July 13: New Zealand scientists have performed the first 3-D, color X-ray on a human, using a technique that promises to improve the field of medical diagnostics, said Europe's CERN physics lab which contributed imaging technology.
After getting through the Iron Gates, many students are left indecisive with their careers. The dilemma of choosing colleges for higher education soon follows once they’re done with their secondary level education. Taking advantage of this indecisiveness, many colleges allure students with an array of schemes. As a result, many of these fresh graduates rush to get through to the institution of their choice.
TOKYO, June 13: Scientists have created a mutant enzyme that breaks down plastic drinks bottles – by accident. The breakthrough could help solve the global plastic pollution crisis by enabling for the first time the full recycling of bottles.
A team in California has identified the gene that is the primary risk factor for developing Alzheimer’s disease. More importantly, the scientists have reportedly created a way to correct the harmful gene in human cells.
A new, comprehensive report from European scientists confirms what many researchers have already been warning about: a class of pesticides called neonicotinoids poses a danger to wild bees and managed honey bees. The report analyzed over 1,500 studies on the issue.
KATHMANDU, Nov 2: With slogan ‘Our young scientists: our strength, our hope’, the sixth Asia Pacific Conference of Young Scientists (APCYS 2017) is all set to kick-off from November 1 to 5 at Park Village Resort, Budanilkantha. This mega conference is being hosted for the first time in Nepal by the Research Center for Applied Science and Technology (RECAST), Tribhuvan University.
CAMBRIDGE, Oct17: Scientists in the United States and Europe have for the first time paired the detection of gravitational waves, the ripples in space and time predicted by Albert Einstein, with light from the same cosmic event, according to research published on Monday.
The collision of an asteroid with Earth can have devastating impact but a team of researchers is working out how to deflect the path of an asteroid to avoid the apocalypse. The project led by Spain’s National Research Council (CSIC) provides information on the effects a projectile impact would have on an asteroid.
An earthquake much more powerful and damaging than last year’s 7.8 magnitude quake could rock Kathmandu and the Himalayan Frontal Fault, scientists have warned.
Scientists conducted field research and analysis in the year following the 2015 Gorkha earthquake in Nepal, which killed 9,000 people and destroyed 600,000 structures throughout the region.
A year after NASA’s New Horizon spacecraft captured a stunning image of a heart on the surface of Pluto scientists can reveal what caused the symbol of love to appear plastered across the dwarf planet.
LONDON, July 18: In a first, scientists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have made an object disappear by using a material with nano-size particles that can enhance specific properties on the object's surface.