Institute of Nano Science & Technology scientists formulate nanoparticle to reduce severity of rheumatoid arthritis

A previously published report in the journal ‘Magnesium Research’ exhibited that after intraperitoneal administration in rats, zinc oxide in standard form resulted in a slight increase in serum zinc level, whereas that in nano form resulted in significantly high serum zinc levels thus increasing the zinc bioavailability. This motivated the INST team to develop the […]

Shell sponsorship and the Science Museum

• Ian Blatchford declares that the Science Museum “has a longstanding relationship with Shell”. Indeed – as any observant visitor will spot on the Energy landing, where Shell’s sponsorship ensures that hydrogen (our only possible large-scale future fuel) is damned with the faintest of praise. In the Atmosphere gallery there is no honest assessment of […]

II PU exam results: Arts pass percentage down, science numbers up

K.R. Manjunath, principal of MES PU College and general secretary of Karnataka State PU College Principals’ Association, said the huge decline in Arts pass percentage could be attributed to the poor performance of rural students in the Economics and English papers. “Students in the Arts stream have the NCERT syllabus for Economics, which they are […]

Baby boy infected with coronavirus in womb

“You can see the glass as half empty or half full. The bad news is that in this case history, the virus is attacking the baby, reaching the baby and causing symptoms. The good news is that at the end of the day, the baby very much recovered. The baby is clinically fine,” he said.

Former CDC directors rip Trump for ‘partisan potshots’ and a ‘tragic indictment’ of science

The four co-authors, whose service spans parts of the Obama, Bush and Clinton administrations, wrote that they “cannot recall over our collective tenure a single time when political pressure led to a change in the interpretation of scientific evidence.”

Coronavirus: London’s Natural History Museum, Science Museum and Victoria & Albert Museum to reopen

Natural History Museum from Wednesday to Sunday each weekV&A from Thursday to Sunday each weekScience Museum seven days a week until 6 September, then Wednesday to Sunday each week, but its popular basement area of child-friendly interactive exhibitions will remain closedFace coverings will be recommended, after the government mandated their use in shops in England, […]

How Social Science Tools Can Better Predict Election Results

With less than a week before Election Day, my colleagues Wändi Bruine de Bruin, Henrik Olsson, Dražen Prelec, and I, are furiously analyzing polling data. In collaboration with the USC Center for Economic and Social Research’s Understanding America Study, we are investigating several novel methods to predict the United States House elections on November 6.

MIT researchers invent robotic hand that can untangle cords and cables and may eventually complete household tasks like folding clothes

A new bot invented by MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) can use an automated gripper to perform tasks that usually involve a level of finesse only suitable for humans, such as manipulating ropes and cables.

Aboriginal Australians settled in the Southern Riverland region of the continent 22,000 years earlier than previously thought, radiocarbon dating reveals

‘The dramatic collapse in floodplain ecology during this event provides a poignant reminder of the potential pace and scale of change, and the challenges posed to economic and social systems embedded within this seemingly bountiful, though ultimately fragile environment,’ the team write in their research paper, published in Australian Archaeology.

Cuckoo wasps that lived alongside dinosaurs 99 million years ago were metallic green just like they are today, extremely well-preserved insects trapped in amber reveal

‘We have seen thousands of amber fossils but the preservation of colour in these specimens is extraordinary,’ said paper author and palaeobiologist Diying Huang. Pictured, an elongate bark-gnawing beetle with a metallic blue colouration