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Saturday, 21-October-2017


Strong Friendship Boost Mental Health

8 weeks ago
New York: Our research found that the quality of friendships during adolescence may directly predict aspects of long-term mental and emotional health," said lead author Rachel K. Narr, PhD candidate in clinical psychology at the University of Virginia. High school students with higher-quality best friendships tended to improve in several aspects of mental health over time, while teens who were popular among their peers during high school may be more prone to social anxiety later in life," Narr added. The study, published in the journal Child Development, looked at a community sample of 169 adolescen...

Climate Change Likely To Shrink Fish Size 

8 weeks ago
Toronto: The findings showed that as fish grow into adulthood, their demand for oxygen increases because their body mass becomes larger. However, the surface area of the gills -- where oxygen is obtained does not grow at the same pace as the rest of the body.  This explains why fish are expected to shrink -- "gill-oxygen limitation theory. Fish, as cold-blooded animals, cannot regulate their own body temperatures. When their waters get warmer, their metabolism accelerates and they need more oxygen to sustain their body functions," said William Cheung, Associate Professor from the University of ...

Panchayat Samity In Bengal Embarks On A Unique Task

8 weeks ago
KOLKATA: The Panchayat Samity in Minakha in North 24 parganas district has decided to build-cum-introduce a full-fledged vessel service to connect with Basanti, on the other side of the bank in South 24 Parganas district. Basanti through which the state highway runs, is home to the various key offices and departments of the district administration besides high schools and hospitals. The only means of surface communication, in absence of a bridge on the Vidyadhari, is mechanized boats. These boats fail to operate during heavy storms or rains and the a...

Asia-Pacific Region For Digital India

8 weeks ago
New Delhi: Communications Minister Manoj Sinha on Monday called for holistic planning rather than a piecemeal approach to achieve the vision of Digital India and sought a collaborative approach by the Asia-Pacific governments. He was speaking at a seminar organised by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI). Talking about India's vision of digitalisation, Sinha stressed on three key visions. He mentione...

Need To Promote Organic Products

8 weeks ago
New Delhi: Children particularly are vulnerable to the harmful effects of pesticide exposure. Organic foods have been proven to contain far more vitamins, minerals and nutrients than similar foods produced with chemical fertilizers, pesticides and preservatives," she said the 3rd Edition of Women of India Organic Festival organised at the Delhi Haat here by her Ministry. Gandhi also noted the importance of organic farming, saying it helps to boost the financial well-being of farmers. Economically too, organic farming is preferable since it ultimately reduces cost of cultivation b...

Bill To Woo Investors Through Single Window In Bengal

8 weeks ago
KOLKATA: The committee comprising top secretaries from 21 departments is expected to remove the last hurdle to the single-window clearance method already introduced by the state government. The legislation that saw the formation of the committee, is titled The West Bengal Single Window System( Management, Control & Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill,2017 and was passed in the state assembly last week. How will the committee function ? According to the state industries minister Amit Mitra, “Every secretary or every department is directly or indi...

Earth-Like Planet May Be Lurking In Nearby Star System

9 weeks ago
New York: The team investigated the star system Gliese 832 for additional exoplanets residing between the two currently known alien worlds in this system.  Their computations revealed that an additional Earth-like planet with a dynamically stable configuration may be residing at a distance ranging from 0.25 to 2.0 astronomical unit (AU) from the star, according to a study published in The Astrophysical Journal. "According to our calculations, this hypothetical alien world would probably have a mass between 1 to 15 Earth's masses," said study lead author Suman Satyal from University of Texas...

Indian Doctors Remove Football-Sized Tumour 

9 weeks ago
New Delhi: The team from Fortis Flt Lt Rajan Dhall Hospital in Vasant Kunj, led by Dr Sabyasachi Bal, removed the 'Pleural' tumour that occupied a substantial amount of space around Emil Abdullaev's right lung. Pleural' tumours are found in the pleural space -- the cavity between the lungs and chest wall that contains lubricating pleural fluid.  When the case was presented to us, it was clear that it would be extremely challenging. The cause behind such a growth is unknown. However, most of these tumours are benign and once excised c...

Night Shifts Increased Breast Cancer In Women

9 weeks ago
New York: The study, published in journal Environmental Health Perspectives, showed that women who were premenopausal and were current or past smokers, and also who live in areas with high levels of outdoor light at night, were at risk of developing breast cancer - the most common cancer in women worldwide. "In our modern industrialised society, artificial lighting is nearly ubiquitous. Our results suggest that this widespread exposure to outdoor lights during night time hours could represent a novel risk factor for breast cancer," said lead author Peter James, Assistant Professor at Harvard Univers...

Renewables Energy Will Affect Thermal Projects

9 weeks ago
New Delhi: Rapid changes in technology are promising to help realize the promise of renewables, which is an eminently desirable development. At the same time, these changes need to be seen in the context of India's current economic situation and its enormous endowments of coal, which is still a very cheap way of providing energy to hundreds of millions who are still energy-deprived," he said at the 16th Darbari Seth Memorial Lecture here organised by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI). Noting that both coal and renewable sources should be the focus of power generation, Subramanian said that &q...

IIT-Kgp To Advise On Traffic Makeover At Bengal It Hub

9 weeks ago
KOLKATA Aug 17 First, IIT-KGP will undertake a survey on the major junctions covering the entire Sector V. The survey is likely to take into account the number of vehicles plying in the sector and the expected number it is pegged to touch in the next decade. At least, two lakh twenty thousand people travel in and out of Sector V on an average per day which is expected to nearly double in the next decade, necessitating a smooth transport makeover. “ We’ve approached the IIT-KGP to help us tide over this as the sector has been witnessing massiv...

Spacex Launches Cargo Ship

9 weeks ago
Washington: The Falcon 9 rocket, with the Dragon spacecraft sitting on the top, blasted off from a launch pad at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Xinhua reported. About eight minutes later, SpaceX successfully landed the rocket's first stage at the company's Landing Zone 1, just south of the launch site at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, as part of its effort to develop fully reusable rockets. Previously, SpaceX has successfully recovered 13 first stages, five on land and eight at sea. Monday's flight was the 12th of up t...