Category: Science

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. […]

astronaut quits NASA training, first time in Recent decades

For the first time in five decades, a NASA astronaut candidate has resigned from training, the US space agency has said. Robb Kulin resigned from NASA effective August 31 for personal reasons, spokeswoman Brandi Dean said, declining to provide further details. It’s not an easy gig to get — some 18,000 people routinely seek the […]

Kerala floods; NASA’s images show alarming picture of the state

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has released a couple of satellite images showing the starkly contrasting landscapes of Kerala before and after the disastrous floods, which claimed hundreds of lives. The images, showing the most-affected regions of Pathanamthitta and Alappuzha districts and the neighbouring Kottayam, show an alarming level of inundation. The first […]

Consuming Radish might reduce chances for heart diseases and stroke

Tokyo: Consuming carrots, onions and broccoli are advisable, and radish now forms the newest to be among the heart-healthy vegetable as per the researchers. According to the research findings, Sakurajima Daikon, or monster radish is able to protect coronary blood vessels which lead to the prevention from heart disease and stroke, says Katsuko Kajiya, eminent […]

Turmeric powder is able to fight cancer; says studies

Bengaluru: A group of Indian-American researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC) and at the University of Utah at Salt Lake City has used a clever process to enable curcumin to kill cancer cells. Curcumin persist as the major ingredient of turmeric, the common component which adds flavour and colour to Indian […]