A new study suggests that exposure to UV light radiated from the sun might help prevent obesity and diabetes. UV triggers the skin to release a compound called nitric oxide which regulates the metabolism of the body. Mice exposed to UV were observed to produce this substance and had reduced weight gains together with fewer
Scientists are currently constructing something like X-Men’s Professor Xavier’s reading-mind machine. Their motivation is to make life better for people who cannot speak by translating their brain activities involving their thoughts into words in the form of sounds. Reading people’s thoughts might be more something of science-fiction movies and books, but, some scientists want to
Black tea might be a critical element in the prevention of ovarian cancer. The widely-consumed beverage contains flavonoids which are known for their action on cellular signalling pathways. A new study has shown a link between the high intake of the substances and reduced ovarian cancer risk. Ovarian cancer affects women worldwide. Fighting the disease
48 Kilometers or 30 miles north east of Mexico city in the San Juan Teotihuacan municipality lives a noble and ancient city consuming a massive 83 square kilometer (32 square miles) plot of the great Mexico valley. This hulking city born of earth and stone, is silently telling its tales of glory and woe today.
Being vegetarian and delaying mating for later in life might be contributing to the long life of some reptiles in the subclass lepidosauria. A study has revealed a queer way as to how reptiles have an extended life span: they go vegetarian and postpone mating for later in life. The cold-blooded animals displayed intricate links
Is the decomposition of bodies at sea any different from the earthly one? A team of scientists attempted to document the action of sea scavengers on dead corpses of pigs. The study provides insight into how scavengers work on terrestrial mammals, and it also has great forensic value as the results can be used in crime-solving.
Google scientists are currently working on a technique of early diagnosis of diseases like cancer, whereby nanoparticles will be sent into the bloodstream through pills to adhere to cells and bloodstream substances to detect any sign of the onset of the diseases. The earlier a disease is diagnosed, the better can it be managed; many life-threatening
Scientists have succeeded in producing fully effective blood vessels that can be grafted onto human beings. From samples of blood, the scientists have made blood vessels that were later incorported into the vascular system of three children. The method has proved to be safe and effective such that millions around the globe suffering from vascular
Reviving ancient viruses seems to be the new cool for scientists. Awakening frozen subarctic viruses has been the subject of a few studies this year; the extreme cold temperatures and environmental conditions of the polar and subpolar regions are conducive for the conservation of life at the microscopic level, to such an extent that decades later,
An unmanned rocket of the NASA exploded seconds after it was launched on the 28th of October. The incident occurred at the NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia at 6:22 pm EDT. The rocket had a spacecraft on top of it that was carrying cargo for the crew members of the International Space Station. The
The Jack-O-Lantern on the surface of the Sun. Sounds creepy? The sun recently showed off a scary grin on its surface: a fascinating spectacle of intense light and magnetic activities. The sun which is our main energy source is so much more than what our eyes can grasp of it. Daily, a number of energetic
King Tutankhamun might have not died of a chariot crash in the end. A new study has revealed features of the king that had remained obscure until now. They performed a “virtual autopsy” by analysing a life-sized image of King Tut, and found an anomaly in his foot that would have prevented him from riding