2020 has been a year full of mysteries. Starting from the radio burst in the Milky Way, to a video showing UFO sightings, people are still contemplating these startling events. To add to this confusion, a tabloid science story claimed to have found the evidence for Parallel Universe. As soon as this claim surfaced the […]
An improved urine-testing system for people suffering from kidney stones inspired by nature and proposed by researchers from Penn State and Stanford University may enable patients to receive results within 30 minutes instead of the current turnaround time of a week or more. Kidney stones occur due to buildup of certain salts and minerals that […]
Persistence is a form of resistance when it comes to human evolution. Technological advancements are quintessential for this evolution. Without these advancements, our lives would be stagnant. For instance, harnessing the prowess of such advancements, scientists are planning on colonising Mars. In addition to that, people are having Smartphones, which are considered to be more […]
Since the outbreak of COVID-19, there’s been a worldwide shortage of face masks — particularly, the N95 ones worn by health care workers. Although these coverings provide the highest level of protection currently available, they have limitations. Now, researchers reporting in ACS Nano have developed a membrane that can be attached to a regular N95 […]
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Without access to soap and clean water, more than 2 billion people in low- and middle-income nations – a quarter of the world’s population – have a greater likelihood of acquiring and transmitting the coronavirus than those in wealthy countries. That’s the conclusion of a new study by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation […]
Back in the 20th Century, going to Mars was considered to be an uphill task, let alone colonising it. Moreover, the interplanetary journey to Mars has a high failure rate. As per statistics, as much as 60% of all spacecraft destined for Mars failed before accomplishing its mission. Going into the 21st Century, an ambitious […]
The ancient practice of yoga could provide a sustainable exercise alternative for thousands of people isolating at home, as new research from the University of South Australia, shows that movement-based yoga can significantly improve mental health. The world first study conducted in partnership with the Federal University of Santa Maria, UNSW Sydney, Kings College London […]
New research from CSHL scientists suggests that cigarette smoke spurs the lungs to make more ACE2 (angiotensin-converting enzyme 2), the protein that the coronavirus responsible for COVID-19 grabs and uses to enter human cells. The findings, reported May 16, 2020 in the journal Developmental Cell, may explain why smokers appear to be particularly vulnerable to […]