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Time Tree of Life’ sheds new light on evolution

Researchers from Philadelphia-based Temple University, including an Indian-origin scientist, have assembled the largest and most accurate tree of life calibrated to time, revealing that life has been expanding at a constant rate.  The “Time Tree of Life” is depicted in a new way – a cosmologically-inspired galaxy of life view – and contains more than…

Solar plane passes third test Ahead of much-awaited world trip

A solar-powered plane made a third successful test flight in the United Arab Emirates on Monday ahead of a planned round-the-world tour to promote alternative energy. Organisers hope that Solar Impulse 2 may head off around the globe as early as Saturday but caution that the launch is dependent on the weather, even in the…

A glass of tomato juice daily can rid you of your beer belly

New study has found that drinking a glass of tomato juice daily helps in reducing the weight around the waist without making any other changes to diet or lifestyle .  The study conducted at China Medical University in Taiwan explained that women who drank almost half-a-pint of tomato juice daily for eight weeks, lost nearly…

Comprehensive online system for vehicle theft case soon

  Delhi Police will launch a first-of-its-kind web-based application through which Delhiites will be able to register an FIR of motor vehicle theft online and track progress in investigation until a final report is filed in the court. This might be done in the next couple of weeks. The work on the online application, which…

FB develops artificial intelligence test

Facebook has developed a simple test that can help determine the intelligence level of an artificial intelligence software, reports PTI. The test, developed by researchers at Facebook’s Artificial Intelligence lab, involves 20 tasks, which get progressively harder. Any potential artificial intelligence (AI) must pass all of them if it is ever to develop true intelligence, researchers said….

Calorie Counting Affects The Ability To Focus

Counting calories may help you shed a few pounds but the habit may adversely affect your ability to focus when you need it the most, new research suggests, reports IANS. “If you are counting calories, seemingly innocuous reminders of tempting, high-calorie food – such as an empty donut box in the middle of a conference…

4% advised surgeries needlessly, finds survey

A medical second opinion services centre has found an uncomfortable answer to this question that traumatizes every family when a dear one is advised surgery. Almost 44% of the 12,500 patients for whom surgery was recommended were advised against it by their second opinion consultants.  Unnecessary surgery is not new in medicine. Orthopaedic surgeons in…

Obesity could lead to cancer, finds study

Nearly everyone knows that obesity is a major cause of cardiovascular problems and diabetes. But what many do not know is that extra kilos can also lead to that emperor of maladies  cancer. Obesity is now pandemic and researchers have noted a statistically increased risk of developing cancers, especially that of the breast, endometrium, colon…

Think Like an Entrepreneur and Sell Your Company Stock

Many companies still offer company stock in their 401(k)s, although it’s becoming less popular. Whether you buy it or receive shares as part of a matching contribution, you might find yourself with a significant position in your employer.             In this situation, you would be wise to think like an entrepreneur and diversify. After all,…

Proposed particle to spot dark matter?

Researchers have proposed a new fundamental particle which could explain why no one has managed to detect the elusive ‘dark matter’ that makes up 85% of the universe’s mass.                 Dark matter is thought to exist because of its gravitational effects on stars and galaxies, gravitational lensing (the bending of light rays) around these, and…

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