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Worst floods in a century leave hundreds dead, scores displaced in India's Kerala

CHENGANNUR, India — Some 800,000 people have been displaced and over 350 have died in the worst flooding in a century in southern India's Kerala state, as authorities rushed to bring drinking water to the most affected areas, officials said Sunday.The deluge finally let up on Sunday, giving some …

Floods

Kerala floods: Troops rush in to help rescue efforts

<b>India's armed services are stepping up efforts to rescue thousands of people stranded by flooding in southern Kerala state that has killed 324 people.</b><p>Hundreds of troops, and dozens of boats and helicopters are helping to evacuate people from what officials say is the worst flooding there in a …

India

Immune cells in the brain have surprising influence on sexual behavior

"It's fascinating to watch, because these masculine females don't have the hardware to engage in male reproductive behavior, but you wouldn't know it …

In photos: Kerala has been devastated by the worst floods in nearly 100 years

The southern Indian state of Kerala is reeling under the worst natural calamity it has faced in nearly a century.<p>Unusually heavy monsoon rains have left the state devastated, with landslides and flash floods killing nearly 40 people over the last one month. Thousands more across the state have been …

Floods

AI-powered brain emulation is changing our definition of death

Our definition of death is changing. Until the concept of brain death was realised in the 20th century, death was primarily presumed upon the absence …

The Brain

Samsung's Galaxy Watch: A Scientist Weighs in on Its Features

The new wearable falls between two extremes.<p>On Thursday, Samsung revealed the latest addition to its collection of wearables. The Galaxy Watch looks …

Galaxy Note

Scientists say your “mind” isn’t confined to your brain, or even your body

You might wonder, at some point today, what’s going on in another person’s mind. You may compliment someone’s great mind, or say they are out of their mind. You may even try to expand or free your own mind.<p>But what <i>is</i> a mind? Defining the concept is a surprisingly slippery task. The mind is the seat …

The Brain

The idea that everything from spoons to stones is conscious is gaining academic credibility

Consciousness permeates reality. Rather than being just a unique feature of human subjective experience, it’s the foundation of the universe, present in every particle and all physical matter.<p>This sounds like easily-dismissible bunkum, but as traditional attempts to explain consciousness continue …

Consciousness

A Controversial Cleanup of The Great Pacific Garbage Patch Is About to Begin

Experts are worried it'll cause more problems.<p>On September 8, a massive and controversial plastic-cleaning system will be launched into the Pacific …

Pollution

Great, Scientists Have Discovered Plastic Emits Methane

Ocean and earth science researcher Sarah-Jeanne Royer wasn’t expecting to publish a study on plastics. She and her team of earth science researchers …

Pollution

'India is not a dharamshala for Bangladeshi refugees'

<b>'Bangladeshi Muslims want to increase their population in India.'<br>'They have made colonies in India.'<br>'Rohingyas are doing the same.'<br>'This has to stop.'</b><p>…

India

The Life and Travels of Ibn Battuta, World Explorer and Writer

Ibn Battuta (1304–1368) was a scholar, theologian, adventurer, and traveler who, like Marco Polo fifty years earlier, wandered the world and wrote …

Ancient History

Indian scientists find out how zika virus causes microcephaly in infants

Zika virus spreads through mosquitoes and is known to cause microcephaly - a condition in which babies are born with significantly smaller head size

Neuroscience

‘Mind Diet’ helps you fight off Alzheimer`s Disease with food

What you eat may lead you to the fountain of youth and you may be able to fight off Alzheimer’s Disease with food. Health officials said the “Mind …

Nutrition

How giant neurons in the brain stimulate consciousness, awareness and cognition

A fascinating study from scientists at Rockefeller University has shed new light on a deep brain mechanism that can stimulate awareness and …

Neuroscience

Microsoft debuts free quantum computer programming katas

Microsoft yesterday announced the release of Quantum Katas, a self-paced programming project that teaches developers how to write code for quantum computers.<p>Quantum Katas, as the name implies, are coding katas from Microsoft that teach beginning developers the fundamentals of the company’s quantum …

Quantum Computing

Welcome to the Meghalayan Age - a new phase in history

<b>The official history of Earth has a new chapter - and we are in it.</b><p>Geologists have classified the last 4,200 years as being a distinct age in the story of our planet.<p>They are calling it the Meghalayan Age, the onset of which was marked by a mega-drought that crushed a number of civilisations …

Worried About Dementia? You Might Want to Check Your Blood Pressure

Every day, Dr. Walter Koroshetz, 65, takes a pill as part of his effort to help keep his brain healthy and sharp.<p>The pill is his blood pressure medication. And Koroshetz, who directs the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, says controlling high blood pressure helps him reduce …

Dementia

'Preposterous': Khan hits back at Trump over crime and terrorism

Sadiq Khan has hit back at “preposterous” claims by Donald Trump after the US president criticised the London mayor for doing a “a bad job” on terrorism and crime in the capital.<p>In an interview in the Sun, Trump lashed out at Khan, who has allowed a Trump protest balloon to float above Westminster …

Donald Trump

Let there be light: 'ghost' particle found a mile beneath Antarctica holds key to breakthrough in physics

The secrets of the origins of light are set to be unlocked by the discovery of an elusive “ghost” particle a mile beneath Antarctica, scientists have announced.<p>Astronomers have for the first time identified the source of a high-energy neutrino which shot through a solid ice laboratory at the South …

Physics

Dietary non-fermentable fiber prevents autoimmune neurological disease by changing gut metabolic and immune status

1.<p>Bach, J. F. The hygiene hypothesis in autoimmunity: the role of pathogens and commensals. <i>Nat Rev Immunol</i> <b>18</b>, 105–120, …

Google Scholar

The Right Way™ to do Serverless in Python (Part 2)

<i>Note: This article was authored by Michael Lavers</i><p>In Part 1 we covered the serverless basics and got our feet wet with the Serverless Framework. If …

Math explains why your bus is late—and could help fix it

Bunching up at stops makes everyone run off schedule.<p>Have you ever waited for your bus at a bus stop for a very long time—only to be greeted by two or more buses arriving together?<p>This phenomenon, known as “bus bunching,” is a problem that bus transit systems around the world have been trying to …

Planning to Invest in Early-stage Startups? Here is What You Should Know about Angel Investments

Let's explore on the kind of research and understanding of the business required for seed investment<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>There is no dearth of good and executable ideas but …

Venture Capital

Cancer-causing gene may have 'jumped' from plants into humans

Genes that cause cancer may have originated in plants and then “jumped” into humans, according to a new study.<p>The world’s largest analysis of so-called “jumping genes” has revealed the crucial role of an element known as L1, which the new data shows entered humans about 150 million years ago.<p>The …

Research

Global warming may be twice what climate models predict

A new study based on evidence from past warm periods suggests global warming may be double what is forecast.<p>Future global warming may eventually be …

At any point in life, people spend their time in 25 places

At any given time, people regularly return to a maximum of 25 places. This is the finding of a scientific study that reveals entirely new aspects of …

Meet NOTCH2NL, the human-specific genes that may have given us our big brains

The evolution of larger brains in the last 3 million years played an important role in our ability as a species to think, problem-solve, and develop …

Paul Broca's Great Discovery Also Reminds Us That Scientists Are Fallible

June 28th was the 194th birthday of Paul Broca, the physician and anthropologist who discovered the area of the brain responsible for our ability to produce spoken language. His discovery marked the first clear link between a region of the brain and a specific function, and it advanced our …

The Brain

India’s quest to find a trillion-dollar nuclear fuel on the Moon

India’s space programme wants to go where no nation has gone before – to the south side of the moon. And once it gets there, it will study the …