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Wednesday, 26-September-2018


SpaceX to build Mars rockets

22 weeks ago
San Francisco: According to a report in CNET on Saturday, the LA Board of Harbor Commissioners gave its unanimous approval to permit SpaceX to build the BFR Mars rocket at a new facility on Terminal Island at the Port of Los Angeles. The report said the new rocket manufacturing facility would be built on a 19-acre parcel on the mostly artificial island that's part of the port. The facility would provide employment to as many as 700 people, as per SpaceX. The reason of building the rocket at the port and not at the company's inland headquarters in Hawt...

Home healthcare to benefit aged

22 weeks ago
New Delhi: The home healthcare industry is ready to witness a revolution with introduction of standardization," said QAI, an institutional member of the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua), which is a non-profit organization with members in over 100 countries. With set benchmarks, patients looking for home healthcare will now have accredited players to choose from. Health insurance companies are bound to to include home healthcare in a bigger way, thus, making it a more affordable solution for patients," QAI said in a statement.

Celebs urge fans to make Earth greener

22 weeks ago
Mumbai: On Earth Day, a global event observed on April 22 every year, actress-activist Mirza, the UN Environment Programme's Goodwill Ambassador for India, urged her fans and followers on Twitter to say no to plastic. Celebrate Earth Day with pledging to beat plastic pollution! Say no to single use plastics #BeatPollution #EarthDay2018 #EndPlasticPollution #CleanSeas," Dia tweeted on Sunday. Actress-producer Anushka Sharma feels "so disheartening and terrible" to see people's plastic addiction destroy wildlife and mother nature. "T...

Woman sells cow in Bihar to construct toilet

22 weeks ago
Patna: Tetri Devi, in her late 60s, sold the cow which was the only source of livelihood for her family. After I found it impossible to get government funds to construct a toilet, I had no option but to sell my cow for Rs 14,000," said Tetri, a resident of Tewarichaak village, about 140 km from Patna. Contrary to the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan's promise to construct toilets on a large scale in Bihar, Tetri, a BPL category person, has been living in a small house constructed under the Indira Awas Yojna, along with her ailing husband, son and daughter-in-law without a toilet for years.

China launches database for stolen foreign antiques

22 weeks ago
Beijing: The administration will go on to ask entry-exit examination offices to intensify the supervision over the entry and exit of stolen foreign antiques, Xinhua reported. It also called on professional institutions, practitioners and the public to check the database from time to time, to avoid the purchase or sale of such items. The damage to cultural heritage has become a common challenge for the international community, and the stealing and trafficking of antiques has damaged the historical and cultural legacy of many countries, the SACH said in the statement.

Skull surgery performed on Stone Age cow

22 weeks ago
Paris: The near complete cow's skull was discovered at a Neolithic site dating back to 3,400 to 3,000 B.C., a CNN report said. The study was published in the journal Scientific Reports. It was found at the Stone Age site of Champ-Durand in France, 25 miles from the Atlantic coast. The settlement, once a key trade centre, specialised in salt production and rearing cattle. Archaeological excavations between 1975 and 1985, found bones of cows, pigs, sheep and goats. Cows though popular finds in Neolithic sites, had never been found with complete craniums, th...

Agri-app to answer farmers'

22 weeks ago
New Delhi: Aham' was built by a six-student team from Mumbai's Vivekanand Education Society's Institute of Technology in a software hackathon held over March 30-31. The competition, organised by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) at 28 nodal centres, required students to build apps around topics allocated to them within 36 hours. Our app is basically a portal to give information of aromatic and medicinal plants. People have knowledge about the cash crops like cotton, pulses, etc. but there is not much information regarding these crops. So, we built this app keeping t...

Chip-based blood test could replace painful bone biopsy

22 weeks ago
New York: The diagnosis and treatment of multiple myeloma, a cancer affecting plasma cells, traditionally forces patients to suffer through a painful bone biopsy. During that procedure, doctors insert a bone-biopsy needle through an incision to get a bone marrow sample -- or make a larger incision and remove a section of bone via surgery. Bone biopsies are used to guide treatment of certain other cancers, such as many types of leukemia. The new study, published in the journal Integrative Biology, showed that a low-cost chip-based blood test can deliver the same diagnostic information as a bone bio...

NASA's planet-hunter satellite launched

22 weeks ago
Washington: The satellite launched at 6.51 p.m. EDT on Wednesday (4.21 a.m. on Thursday, India time). Tess, which is expected to find thousands of new exoplanets orbiting nearby stars, including some that could support life, was earlier scheduled to launch on Monday (4.02 a.m. on Tuesday, India time) but was rescheduled to conduct further Guidance, Navigation and Control analysis, NASA said. We are thrilled Tess is on its way to help us discover worlds we have yet to imagine, worlds that could possibly be habitable, or harbour life," said Thomas Zurbuchen, Associate Administrator of NASA'...

Beetroot Nutritious ingredients for healthy food

22 weeks ago
New Delhi: Rajesh Sawhney, Co-founder of and Rajiv Kumar, CEO of Culinate, have listed some of the healthy ingredients that restaurants and cafes have started using in their dishes:  * Quinoa is a seed that belongs to the spinach/chard family, which is why it is called a pseudo-cereal or pseudo-grain. Quinoa is rich in protein and a lot of other vital nutrients such as magnesium, dietary fiber and vitamin B. It is also a good source of antioxidants called flavonoids and it's a healthy alternative to rice. * Kale is high in fiber, low on calorie and has zero fat. It is one of the most c...

Protein linked to aggressive breast cancer

23 weeks ago
New York: Metastatic breast cancer is cancer that has spread to other sites in the body, and the vast majority of breast cancer deaths occur in patients in whom the cancer has metastasised. The findings, published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, suggest that high levels of the protein ZMYND8 could be correlated with poor survival in breast cancer patients. Previous research had shown that breast cancer cells that are more aggressive in an oxygen-deprived, or hypoxic, environment. A protein family called hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF) controls r...

Eat fatty fish to cut your heart disease

23 weeks ago
London: The findings showed that fatty fish increases the size and lipid composition of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) particles, also known as good cholesterol, in people with impaired glucose metabolism. Morever, using daily 30 ml of camelina oil -- rich in alpha-linolenic acid, which is an essential omega-3 fatty acid -- was also found to decrease the number of harmful Intermediate-density lipoprotein (IDL) particles. The IDL lipoprotein is the precursor of (low-density lipoprotein) LDL, which is also known as the bad cholesterol. Previous studies have sho...