Why do tortoises live so long?
This is a very complex question. Turtles and tortoises have been on planet Earth even before the dinosaurs. They are that old. The difference between a turtle and tortoise is that the turtle stays in water while the tortoise stays on land. But both creatures have one thing in common: they live to a ripe old age, from 120 years to almost 200 years!
In this issue, we have also explore other interesting topics Are adults built to drink milk? - Lactose intolerant, Nano Plastics from Disposable Face Masks, Lizards without legs etc.
COVER STORY: The Verge of Extinction
FEATURES: Dealing with Dengue
NEWS: More than 98 percent of penguin colonies are expected to extinct by 2100
ARTICLE: Impact of E-waste on life: Treasure or Threat
NEWS: Heat Wave Killed more than 1 Billion Marine creatures
COVER STORY: COVID-19 second wave and India´s rivers health
FEATURES: Mucormycosis: A Secondary Infection in COVID-19
NEWS: Zombie genes: genes that come to life in the brain after death
ARTICLE: Host range of SARS-CoV-2 holds the clue for prediction of future outbreaks
NEWS: Canadian geologist found the oldest water on earth
COVER STORY: Era of Living materials
FEATURES: An insight into Equine Microbiome!
NEWS: More than 140000 virus species identified in the human gut
ARTICLE: How Does Indian Feluda paper strip COVID-19 Test Work?
NEWS: Technological glitch leads to selection of wrong delicious menus
COVER STORY: The Year 2020 in Science and Technology
FEATURES: The 10 biggest and best science stories of 2020
NEWS: Bed dust microorganisms may boost children's health
ARTICLE: Top 10 Indian Science Personalities of 2020
NEWS: Heart Disease Is World's No. 1 Killer in 2019
COVER STORY: Air Pollution and COVID-19: A dangerous mix
FEATURES: Storage and distribution of coronavirus Vaccines at Subzero
Temperatures Will Be Hard in India
NEWS: Rare Gynandromorph Bird is male on the right and female on the left side
ARTICLE: How Does Indian Feluda paper strip COVID-19 Test Work?
NEWS: Moderna COVID-19 vaccine found to be 94 percent effective
COVER STORY: Nature’s Own ‘GLOW’ in the ‘DARK’-BIOLUMINISCENCE
FEATURES: Has the Stress of COVID-19 outbreak and lockdown Affected healthy people Brains?
NEWS: A novel Nasal spray cuts 96 percent COVID-19 growth
ARTICLE: Indian Foods That Speed Up Your Aging process
NEWS: Oxford University vaccine has no side effects
ARTICLE: Why do only some viruses are pathogenic?
NEWS: Oxford University Covid-19 vaccine moves to next stage of human trials
COVER STORY :Coronavirus: Symptoms, Where Do Coronaviruses Come From?, Death Rate
FEATURES: Common Myths about Coronavirus.
NEWS: Coronavirus: Indian government action plan to combat an outbreak
ARTICLE Antioxidants, Free Radicals and Aging: Theory to Prevention
NEWS: Coronavirus Update in India
Is palm oil good for you?
Palm oil, made from the fruit of the oil palm tree (Elaeis guineensis), is one of the most widely produced edible fats in the world. The oil palm yields two types of oil: One is extracted from the flesh of the fruit (palm oil) and the other from the seed, or kernel (palm kernel oil). Palm oil has a high saturated fat content, which can be harmful to cardiovascular health. In addition to this, we have also explore other interesting topics like coconut oil-a treasure trove of health benefits amid controversies, Lycopene and health : growing commercial significance Deriving wisdom from data: a technological perspective, 10 Foods rich in Omega 3 fatty acid etc.
The Year 2018 in Science and Technology
Year 2018 was a remarkable year for Indian science. Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has always made every Indian smile with pride with its achievements in the past. Once again, it has added other stories of success in 2018. In this issue of scientific India we have discussed the 10 biggest and best science stories of 2018. From space exploration to medicine, technology, paleontology and environment, we've got every field covered. In this issue, we have also included top 10 Indian Science personalities and top 10 Indian Sciences Stories.
Human And Wildlife Conflict
A deadly conflict is under way between India’s growing population and its wildlife confined to ever-shrinking forests and grasslands. Data shows that about one person has been killed on average every day for the past three years by roaming tigers or rampaging elephants. Big cats attack and kill livestock, hunt economically important prey and can kill or injure people or be perceived as a threat to human safety. These conflicts may motivate humans to try to manage predators to lessen the damages.
In addition to this, we have also explore Health and food related topics like Indian food which KILL cancer cells better than chemotherapy, Are all fats bad?, Vitamin D supplementation as preventive strategy for Tuberculosis, Graphene: A Magic Molecule In Therapeutics etc.
The Earth's climate has changed throughout history. Because glaciers are so sensitive to temperature fluctuations and provide clues about the effects of global warming. Most of these climate changes are attributed to very small variations in Earth's orbit that change the amount of solar energy our planet receives. Over long periods, glacial response to climate change becomes obvious as glaciers retreat and, in some cases, disappears.
In addition to this, we have also explore Health and food related topics like Controversy over raw milk is a superfood or Serious Health Risky, Ginger for Type 2 Diabetes, Alcoholic beverage: A potion or poison or both, Secret to Happiness etc.
Obesity in India
Overweight and obesity are major risk factors for a number of chronic diseases, including diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and cancer. Once considered a problem only in high income countries, overweight and obesity are now dramatically on the rise in low- and middle-income countries, particularly in urban settings. Even as India battles malnutrition, the country has developed another nutritional problem—obesity. 1 in 5 adults overweight in India. In past 10 years, the number of obese people has doubled in the country, according to the National Family Health Survey.
In addition to this, we have also explore health and food related topics like Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes, Health Goals: From Illusion to Reality, Lipid: A Miracle Molecule and other stories like Effects of tattoo ink on human skin, Plants that you need to have in your bedroom for better health.
Volatile food prices and a growing population mean we have to rethink what we eat. Super food would be the solution. Superfoods are natural products that pack a higher nutritional punch than regular fruit and vegetables. In the beginning, it was all about kale and goji berries, but over the years, health food experts have begun to explore a whole new world of superfoods and health food supplements.
In addition to this, we have also explore Health and food related related topics like Why turmeric isn’t promoted as an affordable treatment for cancer?, Adulterants in Indian spices, High salt intake associated with doubled risk of heart failure and other stories like Why elephants don't get cancer?, Effect of climate change on rice,Towards LEAD (Pb) free Electronics etc.
Disappearing of Frogs In India
Now every part country monsoon reached. In most of India’s cities, the sound of frogs croaking is no longer a nightly accompaniment to the rain. To increase our GDP we are harvesting the nature continuously. We use pesticides to kill insects and don’t realize the importance of frogs in controlling pests. In addition to this, we have also explore Health related topics like Illegal levels of arsenic found in baby foods, A new twist in old tale- Omega fatty acids, want to lose weight use vegetarian diet and other stories like importance of adopting green chemistry, impact of climate change on women, Why Do Onions Make You Cry? etc.
Heroes of Ancient Indian Science
Heroes should never be forgotten, but unfortunately too many of them in the field of science go missing from our classroom textbooks. Many theories and techniques discovered by the ancient Indians have created and strengthened the fundamentals of modern science and technology. While some of these groundbreaking contributions have been acknowledged, some are still unknown to most.
In addition to this, we have also explore Health related topics like Anti-cancer compound in broccoli, Indian Foods with High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS), Cellphone phone and health hazards, Cholesterol and Indians and other stories like List of bacteria for which need new antibiotics urgently, Electronic Mosquito Repellent, Ballistic Missile Defence etc.
The Year 2016 in Science and Technology
Year 2016 was a remarkable year for Indian science. Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has always made every Indian smile with pride with its achievements in the past. Once again, it has added another stories of success in 2016. Scientific India's The 15 biggest and best science stories of 2016 is jam-packed with the best in science from the past year. From space exploration to medicine, technology, paleontology and environment, we've got every field covered. In this issue of Scientific India, we have also discussed top 10 Indian Science personalities and top 10 Indian Science Stories.
The flu knocks down your immune response to other infections and you can easily infections that make you sicker. But fear of the flu generally causes us to overreact. Some basic precautions can protect workers during the flu season. The single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year, but good health habits like covering your cough and washing your hands often can help stop the spread of germs and prevent respiratory illnesses like the flu.
India’s Renewable Energy
Wind, solar and other forms of renewable energy could be the fastest growing power sources over the next few decades. With the year more than half-way over, it’s clear to me that 2015-16 will be a year for the history books in terms of the Indian clean energy transition.
No country has as many stray dogs as India, and no country suffers as much from them. According to a report published in Livestock Census 2012 by the department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture sates that there are 1,71,38,349 in both rural and urban areas in states and UTs of India. In addition to Stray Dogs problem in India, we have also explore Health related topics like Top 10 Anti-Aging Foods, Why copper vessel was used in India ?, Monsoon Related Diseases, Fermented SoyMilk: Health Aspects and other stories like Science Behind Cloud Burst, CRISPR/Cas9: A CRISP method of genome editing etc.
In addition to Digital India programme, we have also explored Health related topics like Zika Virus And Its Vaccine, Biofortification, First ayurvedic anti-diabetic drug, Internet Addiction Disorder and other stories like Rafale Fighter Jet, India's Innovative Thinking , Giant Alien-Hunting Telescope, New snake species etc
Scientific research done in India by our very own citizens have changed the way the world works, from healing and eradicating deadly diseases to understanding the world and the universe around us. ISRO’s success or failure is directly related to India’s prestige. Space technology has an important role to play in the “Rise of India”. The ISRO is looking to accomplish its mission to the Sun and Chandrayaan-II to the Moon by 2017. In this issue we have discussed about ISRO, ISRO-Mangalyaan, List of PSLV launches. Indian astronomers detect dying, giant radio galaxy, $1,500 luxury smartwatch, Hepatitis C and much more.
“Robot” comes from the Czech wordrobota, meaning“drudgery,” and first appeared in the 1921 play R.U.R. it is a system that contains sensors, control systems, manipulators, power supplies and software all working together to perform a task. Hans Moravec, founder of Carnegie Mellon's Robotics Institute, predicts that robots will emerge as their own species by 2040. “They could replace us in every essential task and, in principle, operate our society increasingly well without us,”
In this issue we examine what happens if intelligent machines commit crimes? (laws and right of robot), Robot army, Robot in Hotel. Also in this issue, we have included robotics in India, Military robotics in India, Robo-chemist . Plus: Honor of Dr Abdual Kalam by scientific community, genetically modified mosquitoes battle dengue fever, slower melting ice cream and much more.
India’s Nuclear Energy Problem
It’s an inevitable question. Conventional wisdom says that the energy demands of an ever-growing number of humans will soon push india’s resources to the limit. India has been among the world’s fastest growing economies for the past two decades. The country continues to lead not only in growth but also in energy demand growth. Over the next 25 years, India needs to raise about 800 million people up out of poverty by producing 3 trillion kWhs of electricity per year. That means India must triple its present power production by 2040. USA will be major contributor to this effort, six new reactors are under construction in India, and 40 more are planned. In just the next 20 years, India expects to increase its present nuclear fleet from 21 reactors. But Nuclear power is not quick fix of energy problem in India. After the Japan incident we have to also think about other sources of energy production. Do India have a choice? We have to think about it.
The Year 2014 in Science and Technology
Year 2014 was a remarkable year for Indian science. Some long-awaited projects came to pass: PSLV C23, carrying five satellites, launched successfully from Sriharikota; National Dairy Research Institute clones female buffalo calf; IIT-B breakthrough may cut dialysis cost by half; Indian Researchers turn plastic waste into liquid fuel.
Scientific India top 20 stories of 2014 is jam-packed with the best in science from the past year. From space exploration to medicine, technology, paleontology and environment, we've got every field covered.
In this issue of Scientific India, we have discussed top 10 Indian Science personalities and top 10 Indian Sciences Stories.
In addition to Mars Mission, we’ll have also explored and highlighted Health related topics like; current Ebola News, World´s first child born after uterus transplantation and other stories like Top 10 future weapons of India, Old Cooking Oil Converted To New Jet Fuel, LED or CFL ?, Sports car that runs on SALTWATER etc.
In this issue of Scientific India, we collected some stories on Corruption in Health care services of India, Unnecessary Medical Tests. In addition to medical oddities, you’ll also explore some medical mysteries, 10 Breakthrough in Medical Science in Past 10 Years, Top 10 Indian Hospitals of India. About Ebola Virus etc.
This issue will be a resource for in-depth study of Science & Technology topics like Next Generation Drones, Future aircraft, Electrical bus, Supersonic Car etc.
Indian Science & Technology has come to be regarded as one of the most powerful instruments of growth and development, especially in the emerging scenario and competitive economy. It is necessary for India to embark on some major science and technology projects like bullet trains, Indian weapons industries etc. which have relevance to national needs and which will also be relevant for tomorrow's technology.
In this issue we will discuss the contamination/adulteration in food by human due to carelessness and lack in proper hygienic condition of processing or due to pollution like Arsenic in Rice Mercury in fish, Salmonella bacteria in the spices, Urea and Detergent in milk, E. Coli O157:H7 Bacteria in fresh vegetables and much more....
In the cover story - Is India polio free?- India on 13 Jan. 2014 completed three consecutive years without a single wild polio case being reported from any part of the country. And some other interesting articles like- About Nipah Virus (NiV) Infection, ISRO successfully launched India's heavy rocket GSLV-D5, Environmental Impact of Making Hydropower Projects in Kinnaur District Of Himachal Pradesh, In National Security and Defence- Is India ready for cyberwar? Tejas -An Indian Fighter Aircraft.
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