What caused the Kerala floods?
Floods in the southern Indian state of Kerala have killed more than 483 people, 2 tigers , 8,000 cattle, 3,297 goats and 47 dogs since June. When it comes to the issue of climate change, many people instantly think about global warming, the recent and average rise in temperature of the Earth’s surface. Changes in rainfall and other forms of precipitation will be one of the most critical factors determining the overall impact of climate change. Various researchers have published the causes of floods that have been summarized in this issue. In addition to this, we have also explored Health and food related topics like Therapeutic potential of Gomutra (cow urine), Millets- Miracle grains for food and nutritional security etc.
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.
The Changing Face of Breast Cancer in India
Breast cancer is the most frequent cancer among women, impacting over 1.5 million women each year, and also causes the greatest number of cancer-related deaths among women. According to health ministry of India breast cancer ranks as the number one cancer among Indian females with rate as high as 25.8 per 100,000 women and mortality of 12.7 per 100,000 women. India continues to have a low survival rate for breast cancer, with only 66.1% women diagnosed with the disease between 2010 and 2014 surviving, a Lancet study found. The US and Australia had survival rates as high as 90%, according to the study. The major reason are Lifestyle changes such as bearing a child late in life, lack of breastfeeding, medical use of hormones, menarche occurring in younger people.
In addition to this, we have also explore Health and food related topics like 5 Worst Snacks You Eat every day, Indian Natural Pain-relieving Herbs, Hidden poisons in your mouth, Nano Food Fortification etc.
The Year 2017 in Science and Technology
Year 2017 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 2017. Scientific India's The 20 biggest and best science stories of 2017 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 Sciences Stories.
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.
Rise Of The ISRO
Isro’s beginnings were humble. Begun on India’s independence day in 1969 by Dr Vikram A Sarabhai, the father of India’s space programme some of its operations were planned from inside a cow shed. Its first achievement was the launch of the Aryabhatta satellite using a Russian rocket. In 2017 India’s space agency successfully launched 104 nano satellites into orbit, all onboard a single rocket, overtook the 2014 Russian record of 37 satellites in a single launch. In this issue we have explore a time line of Isro's journey from 1969-2017. In this issue we have also explore the technology for specially abled persons. Apart from this other science and heath related topics discussed in this issue.