Category: Features

Brain cells can help people feel brave, deal with anxiety

Ever wondered why some people comfortably walk between skyscrapers on a high-wire while others freeze at the mere thought of climbing off escalators in a shopping mall? It could be the presence of a certain type of cells in the brain’s hippocampus, a study has found. The findings showed that neurons known as OLM cells […]

Supermassive Black Hole Discovered in a Tiny Galaxy

Scientists have found a supermassive black hole (SBH) at the center of a tiny galaxy, according to a study published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. The galaxy, called Fornax UCD3, belongs to a recently discovered, rare and unusual class of stellar systems known as ultracompact dwarfs (UCDs), which are populated by older stars. […]

For the first time Kerala to host tribal employment exchange

In yet another move aiming at the welfare of tribespeople, the Kerala government’s employment department has decided to launch an exclusive platform for job seekers among scheduled tribes. The first of such rural employment exchange, along with a career guidance centre, is all set to come up at Peringamala panchayat of Vamanapuram constituency in Thiruvananthapuram […]

Puan dies at 62; World’s oldest Sumatran orangutan is no more

The world’s oldest Sumatran orangutan, which had 11 children and 54 descendants spread across the globe, has died aged 62, Australian zoo officials said on Tuesday. Puan — Indonesian for “lady” — died on Monday at Perth Zoo, where she had lived since being gifted by Malaysia in 1968. “She did so much for the […]

WWF project to protect snow leopards in Mongolia

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to implement a project on protecting snow leopards in Mongolia’s westernmost province. The project will be done by Mongolia Program Officeof WWF. According to the environment and tourism authority of Bayan-Ulgii province, the five-year project will be implemented from the beginning of next month. Under the project, the WWF experts […]