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Researchers successfully establish two-way communication with sleeping lucid dreamers

21 Feb 2021

Researchers successfully establish two-way communication with sleeping lucid dreamers

A group of international researchers published a technical paper on Thursday explaining that they were able to communicate in real-time with lucid dreamers.

Scientists unravel what makes some people COVID-19 superspreaders

11 Feb 2021

Scientists unravel what makes some people COVID-19 superspreaders

Obesity, age, and the state of COVID-19 infection influence the number of virus particles an infected person breathes out, according to a new study which says these factors determine if a person becomes a superspreader of the virus.

COVID-19 patients have higher risk of dying after cardiac arrest

05 Feb 2021

COVID-19 patients have higher risk of dying after cardiac arrest

COVID-19 patients who suffer a cardiac arrest are far more likely to die than those who are not infected, according to a study published on Friday which found that women, in particular, have the highest risk.

WHO team visits Wuhan hospital that had early virus patients

30 Jan 2021

WHO team visits Wuhan hospital that had early virus patients

A World Health Organization team visited a hospital on Friday where China says the first COVID-19 patients were treated more than a year ago as part of the experts' long-awaited fact-finding mission on the origins of COVID-19.

Seeing others' social media posts can affect your work performance

14 Dec 2020

Seeing others' social media posts can affect your work performance

Researchers have confirmed what many of us anticipated — the fear of missing out (or FOMO in colloquial language) after seeing social media posts of others is real. It is prominent to the extent that it adversely affects your job performance.

Indian-origin scientists in US discover possible COVID-19 treatment

21 Nov 2020

Indian-origin scientists in US discover possible COVID-19 treatment

A team of Indian-origin scientists in the United States has discovered a possible treatment for COVID-19.

Restaurants, hotels, gyms have highest risk of spreading COVID-19: Study

12 Nov 2020

Restaurants, hotels, gyms have highest risk of spreading COVID-19: Study

A new study has indicated that restaurants, gyms, and hotels have the highest risk of spreading COVID-19.

Coronavirus may survive on glass, banknotes for 28 days: Study

12 Oct 2020

Coronavirus may survive on glass, banknotes for 28 days: Study

The novel coronavirus may last up to 28 days on glass screens or banknotes, a recent study by Australia's top biosecurity laboratory has found.

To reduce coronavirus spread, you need to limit your talking

02 Sep 2020

To reduce coronavirus spread, you need to limit your talking

Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, experts have stressed the importance of wearing masks, maintaining social distancing, among other health precautions.

India: Half of all coronavirus cases in 18-44 age group

02 Sep 2020

India: Half of all coronavirus cases in 18-44 age group

The Union Ministry of Health on Wednesday revealed that over half of the total coronavirus infections in India are among people in the age groups 18-44 years.

HK man gets reinfected by coronavirus: What does it mean

25 Aug 2020

HK man gets reinfected by coronavirus: What does it mean

A 33-year-old man in Hong Kong has contracted COVID-19 twice this year in what is said to be the first documented case of reinfection, according to preliminary research.

Coronavirus may cause heart damage even in mild, asymptomatic cases

20 Aug 2020

Coronavirus may cause heart damage even in mild, asymptomatic cases

The coronavirus is known to be a disease that impacts the lungs, however, it has been found that several COVID-19 patients have sustained heart damage after recovery.

Coronavirus: Asymptomatic cases may be key to ending pandemic

09 Aug 2020

Coronavirus: Asymptomatic cases may be key to ending pandemic

For months, it has been known that although the novel coronavirus is highly contagious, a large portion of infected individuals witnesses only mild or no symptoms.

Coronavirus: US scientists identify possible treatment for SARS-CoV-2

04 Aug 2020

Coronavirus: US scientists identify possible treatment for SARS-CoV-2

A study in the United States has found a potential therapeutic treatment for COVID-19, the viral disease that has afflicted over 18 million worldwide.

Israeli study finds link between coronavirus and Vitamin D levels

28 Jul 2020

Israeli study finds link between coronavirus and Vitamin D levels

A major study conducted by Israeli researchers has found a correlation between adequate levels of Vitamin D and the ability to fight off a coronavirus infection more quickly or effectively in people.

Study identifies 21 existing drugs that could treat COVID-19

25 Jul 2020

Study identifies 21 existing drugs that could treat COVID-19

A recent study identified 21 existing drugs that could be used to treat COVID-19. The drugs can notably stop the replication of SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, the study found.

Coronavirus: Could this drug be the treatment we're looking for?

23 Jul 2020

Coronavirus: Could this drug be the treatment we're looking for?

As the coronavirus outbreak continues to spread across the world, the search for a treatment or cure remains on.

Can a recovered patient be infected again by coronavirus?

21 Jul 2020

Can a recovered patient be infected again by coronavirus?

As Oxford University's vaccine candidate for COVID-19 has been found safe and effective, there remains obscurity over how long immunity against the novel coronavirus will last.

Coronavirus: Large-scale Spanish study finds only 5% people developed antibodies

06 Jul 2020

Coronavirus: Large-scale Spanish study finds only 5% people developed antibodies

A large-scale study in Spain has found that only 5% of the population has developed antibodies against COVID-19.

How can you contract COVID-19? Experts agree on leading cause

23 Jun 2020

How can you contract COVID-19? Experts agree on leading cause

As the coronavirus pandemic has sickened over 9 million people worldwide, there has been growing consensus on how the disease gets transmitted, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Coronavirus: Testing negative probably isn't the free pass you think

22 Jun 2020

Coronavirus: Testing negative probably isn't the free pass you think

Over the past six months, the novel coronavirus pandemic has infected nearly ninety lakh people and killed over 4.6 lakh worldwide.

Healthcare workers in UK begin COVID-19 hydroxychloroquine trial

21 May 2020

Healthcare workers in UK begin COVID-19 hydroxychloroquine trial

Healthcare workers in the United Kingdom will begin taking hydroxychloroquine on Thursday as part of a trial to test the drug's efficacy in preventing COVID-19.

New test for COVID-19 could be more effective, says study

16 Apr 2020

New test for COVID-19 could be more effective, says study

Around the world, millions have been tested for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) using RT-PCR technology.

Deleted Chinese university notices suggest clampdown on coronavirus research

12 Apr 2020

Deleted Chinese university notices suggest clampdown on coronavirus research

As China continues to draw backlash over its handling of the coronavirus crisis, a report suggested that the government may be cracking down on academic research related to the origins of the virus.

New study warns against lifting lockdown before COVID-19 vaccine arrives

09 Apr 2020

New study warns against lifting lockdown before COVID-19 vaccine arrives

The coronavirus pandemic has compelled many countries to impose strict lockdowns, including India.

Meet the Indian-origin researcher who helped isolate coronavirus strain

19 Mar 2020

Meet the Indian-origin researcher who helped isolate coronavirus strain

A team of researchers in Canada recently managed to isolate the novel coronavirus, called SARS-CoV-2, responsible for the current COVID-19 pandemic.

#CareerBytes: How to join R&AW? Here's everything you should know

25 Dec 2019

#CareerBytes: How to join R&AW? Here's everything you should know

The Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW or RAW) is the foreign intelligence agency of the country.

Earth's deepest point on land found hidden under Antarctica's ice-sheet

13 Dec 2019

Earth's deepest point on land found hidden under Antarctica's ice-sheet

For decades, scientists have wondered what lies beneath the ice sheets of Antarctica. Well, as per new findings, the White continent has been hiding a whole lot from us.

Dozen red wine bottles launched into space; here's why

08 Nov 2019

Dozen red wine bottles launched into space; here's why

Last week, a dozen bottles of red wine were blasted off from a NASA launchpad in Virginia. The Bordeaux wines have already made their way to the International Space Station (ISS).

By 2050, Mumbai, Kolkata may get completely flooded, says research

30 Oct 2019

By 2050, Mumbai, Kolkata may get completely flooded, says research

As global warming continues, polar ice will melt faster and coastal regions worldwide will be swallowed by the swelling seas.

#CareerBytes: All you need to know about GATE and UGC-NET

25 Oct 2019

#CareerBytes: All you need to know about GATE and UGC-NET

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) and the UGC National Eligibility Test (NET) are two of the most popular entrance exams in India.

Want to boost Wi-Fi range? This software is the answer

24 Oct 2019

Want to boost Wi-Fi range? This software is the answer

As we continue to drift into the era of smart homes, a strong Wi-Fi solution has become the need of the hour.

This website converts Wikipedia articles into 'academic papers'

25 Sep 2019

This website converts Wikipedia articles into 'academic papers'

In academia, Wikipedia is often looked down upon. Something about it permitting edits by anyone that professors just can't stand.

New study finds proof that Venus could once support life

24 Sep 2019

New study finds proof that Venus could once support life

Ever since the NASA's Pioneer Venus project suggested back in the 1980s that the planet might have had an ocean, scientists have been struggling to understand what exactly happened that turned Venus into the inhospitable hellscape it is today.

Vegan eggs, waterless shampoo steal attention at IIT-Delhi's Industry Day

23 Sep 2019

Vegan eggs, waterless shampoo steal attention at IIT-Delhi's Industry Day

On Saturday, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, observed its third edition of the annual Industry Day event.

Common infection responsible for Neanderthals' extinction? New study reveals so

23 Sep 2019

Common infection responsible for Neanderthals' extinction? New study reveals so

The extinction of the Neanderthals has long been an unsolved mystery for anthropologists.

#CareerBytes: Five reasons why you should appear for GATE exam

22 Sep 2019

#CareerBytes: Five reasons why you should appear for GATE exam

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is one of the most competitive exams for engineering graduates in the country.

Study finds dead bodies continue to move months after death

14 Sep 2019

Study finds dead bodies continue to move months after death

For the longest time, humans have believed that after a person dies, their corpses remain still, especially after rigor mortis sets in. However, Australian scientists have recently made a startling discovery.

Scientists may have found the secret to reverse aging

10 Sep 2019

Scientists may have found the secret to reverse aging

Since, well, forever, humans have tried to find ways to make them look and feel younger; homemade face packs, makeup, botox, exercise, etc., which don't truly deliver the desired effect.

IIT-Guwahati researchers develop lab-grown artificial meat that's eco-friendly

26 Aug 2019

IIT-Guwahati researchers develop lab-grown artificial meat that's eco-friendly

While all agricultural practices have varying effects on the environment, meat production is associated with accelerating the greenhouse effect due to animal methane, excessive waste, fossil fuel usage, and inordinate consumption of water and land.