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RotM: Interview with Marie Hornig

Fossil Joachim Haug mantodean Marie Hornig praying mantis ROTM<p>For the current instalment of Researcher of the Month, we spoke to Marie Hornig, a …

Tomato plant turns small worms into cannibals!

Beet Army worm cannibalism Tomato University of Wisconsin–Madison<p>For many many years I strongly believed that plants were helpless creatures, slowly …

Can Global warming really ground planes?

arizona Bombardier CRJ Climate Change flight cancellations phoenix<p>On the 20th of June 2017, American Airlines cancelled more than 50 flights to and …

RotM: Interview with Dr. Suresh Thareja & Dr. Sant Kumar Verma

Aldose Reductase Curcumin Diabetes mellitus type 2 Epalrestat ROTM Turmeric<p>Curcumin analogues as Aldose Reductase Inhibitors for treatment of …

Are introverts and extroverts different?

acetylecholine CTS dopamine extroverts Homo Sapiens introverts Neanderthals Science<p>My mother has often worried about the way I seem to enjoy my time. …

Is Johnson & Johnson's baby powder safe to use?

carcinogenic Johnson & Johnson Johnson's Baby powder and Ovarian cancer St. Louis case talcum powder and cancer<p>The likely reason you are reading this …

Why Sci-Hub’s story is so crucial to science?

aaron swartz Academic publishing Alexandra Elbakyan Copyright infringement Open access journal sci-hub<p>On the 28th of October 2015, Judge Robert Sweet …

Apple vs Samsung like patent war in the genomics industry

Future of sequencing Genomics Next Gen Sequencing Oxford Nanopore versus Illumina<p>Remember the year 2012, when all we could hear from the smartphone …

Solar cells that work in rain

Graphene Solar cells Solar power<p>Now, Solar cells that can work in the rain.<br>Image credit: majesticearth.co.au<p>In case you have read my last month’s …

Generating electricity from flapping tree leaves

Eric Henderson Iowa State University Mike McCloskey National Science Foundation Renewable energy Wind Energy<p>As kids, you might have spent many …

Would you donate your poop for a loved one?

fecal microbiota transplant health poop donation<p>The internet is ripe with bizarre stories of how a brother/ sister/ friend/ lover (even estranged …

Life without Air conditioners - even in summers! [Coffee-byte]

Future keeping cool polyethylene<p>Different parts of the world spend energies through the year,<br>either cooling or heating up their homes<p>While a good …

How mass surveillance can actually help us

Edward Snowden HealthMap healthy living Mass surveillance National Security Agency Wikipedia<p>Edward Snowden<p>The face of Edward Snowden is etched in …

Living with malaria

Andrew Read blood disorders and malaria healthy living Malaria Medicine Mosquitoes plasmodium Red blood cells<p>Everyone in India, at some point in …

5 things driverless cars will do to change our future?

Autonomous car driverless car Future roborace<p>The race for building the world’s first commercially available driverless car is on. Google seems to be …

Artificial Light - A pollutant or step towards something new?

artificial light bio luminescence bio-luminescent waves cold light Light pollution<p>I remember watching a documentary once about sea turtles and how …

Cure for Psoriasis - a possiblity

AND gate gene circuits gene therapy Genetic disorder hemophilia IL-4 psoriasis psoriasis cure TNF<p>Psoriasis (Photo credit: Wikipedia)<p>WebMD defines …

Why do Pets like to play?

Behavior Interesting Why cats play? Do animals play? bizzare nature<p>Isn't it strange where cats and kittens will find to sleep and play? (Photo …

The science of Consumerism

bhutan Capitalism climate Consumer Consumerism Environment Gross domestic product Gross National Happiness healthy living Inception Interesting …

Italy amends law to allow Stem Cell Therapy!

AIFA Bone marrow Editorial experimental medicine GMP italian government research medicine Stamina Foundation stem cell stem cell therapy Vannoni<p>On …

Is Sci-Fi turning into reality? The Story of Suspended Animation

Future Hibernation Mark Roth Science fiction suspended animation The Science of... University of Pittsburgh<p>From sleeping beauty to dragons; grizzly …

Sildenafil citrate: How Pfizer sold the wrong drug to the right people!

Albert Wood erectile dysfunction Food and Drug Administration healthy living Ian Osterloh Interesting Kent Medicine Morriston Hospital PDE-5 Peter …

Cure Cancer with TRAIL

Cancer cancer cure Circulating Tumour Cells Cornell University Department of Biomedical Engineering Immunex Research and Development Corporation …

How sexology became a science!

Alexander Jean Baptiste Alfred Kinsey Ars Amatoria Havelock Ellis Hirschfeld Kama Sutra Kamasutra King Satakarni Philaenis sexology Sir Richard …

Familial traits, disease risks and now, Faces!

3D Facial models from DNA CODIS forensics Future genetics Interesting Mark Shriver<p>How very often do we see forensic experts on TV, nab the killer …

5 reasons why 'Three Person IVF' is not really worth the trouble?

Future Genetics In vitro fertilisation Lousie Brown mitochondrial replacement Nuclear DNA Patrick Steptoe Robert Edwards Three person IVF<p>The …

The beauty in symmetry

Asymmetry Interesting Ohio State University Symmetry<p>Symmetry seen in a butterfly <br>Image source: www.vicvapor.com<p>Have you ever wondered why you are …

Treat 2 genes to beat jet lag and cancer too! [Coffee-byte]

Aziz Sancar BMAL1 Circadian clock CLOCK Coffee-byte<p>Image credit:<br>www. mrbarlow.wordpress.com<p>The circadian clock is the clock that we were born with. …

Sweeping carbon under the carpet!

Afforestt Carbon capture and sequestration Carbon dioxide Editorial Enhanced Oil Recovery Global warming<p><b>A Grave Problem</b><p>Image source: www.breitbart.com<p>…