Other Science & Environment News
Dolphin hunting season kicks off in Japan1/9/2014 11:27
The controversial six-month dolphin hunting season began on Monday in the infamous town of Taiji, but bad weather would delay any killing, a local official told AFP.
Women more addicted to cellphones than men: Study1/9/2014 7:45
Women are more likely to use cellphones for texting or emails to build relationships and have deeper conversations, while men prefer using their devices for entertainment purposes and accessing social networking sites, a new US study has found.
Obama administration says no deal reached on climate change31/8/2014 16:41
Asserting that countries like India and China need to play a significant role in addressing the challenges of climate change, the Obama administration has strongly refuted reports that it has reached any international agreement to combat the critical global issue.
Soon batteries to run on sugar31/8/2014 15:21
In a breakthrough to develop long-lasting batteries for smartphones and other gadgets, scientists have successfully created a sugar biobattery that completely converts the chemical energy in sugar substrates into electricity.
A robotic arm to help neurology patients31/8/2014 9:28
Soon, software and hardware will be available for tailor-made rehabilitation programs for people suffering from neurological disorders including stroke/paralysis, epilepsy, dementia and Parkinson's disease.
New drug cuts heart failure risk by 20%31/8/2014 9:05
A new heart failure drug from Novartis cut the risk of both cardiovascular death and hospitalisation by a fifth in a keenly awaited study, boosting hopes for a product that is seen as a multibillion-dollar seller.
Experimental Ebola drug ZMapp heals all monkeys in study31/8/2014 8:55
An experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in a study, boosting hopes that the treatment might help fight the outbreak raging through West Africa—once more of it can be made.
Nasa says new heavy-lift rocket debut not likely until 201831/8/2014 8:46
Nasa's new heavy-lift rocket, designed to fly astronauts to the moon, asteroids and eventually Mars, likely will not have its debut test flight until November 2018, nearly a year later than previous estimates, agency officials said on Wednesday.
New drug discovery system mooted in Bangalore31/8/2014 8:13
The University of Dundee has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Bangalore BioCluster in India aimed at creating a joint Drug Discovery System to tackle antimicrobial resistance, in Bangalore.