Category: Press Release

Black hole with mass 12bn times of sun

Black hole with mass 12bn times of sun

Astronomers have discovered a black hole that is 12 billion times more massive than the sun. The new finding, described in a study published in science weekly Nature on Wednesday, could challenge a generally accepted theory about how black holes are formed. The supermassive black hole, estimated to have been formed only 875 million years [&hellip

New brain cell types discovered

New brain cell types discovered

Researchers have discovered previously unknown cell types while producing an in depth map of cortical cell types and the active genes they harbor. Scientists at Karolinska Instituted carried out the research with a process known as single cell sequencing, the results of which were published in the journal Science in February. The new cell types [&hellip

Brain buzz actually helps you learn

Brain buzz actually helps you learn

The key learning regions in the brain, the hippocampus and the prefrontal cortex, use different wave frequencies during memory-based decision making, a new research says. The study was carried out by Massachusetts Institute of Technology neuroscientists and published in the Nature Neuroscience’s online edition on February 23. As neurons fire in the brain they generate brain waves [&hellip

‘India pollution threatens 660mn lives’

‘India pollution threatens 660mn lives’

A new study suggests air pollution in India has affected a huge number of its citizens, shortening the lives of around 660 million people by about three years.  Results of a new research published in the Indian journal, Economic & Political Weekly, on Saturday showed that the lives of 54.5 percent of the Indian people who reside in areas heavily [&hellip

US sending ‘two servicemembers to Mars’

US sending ‘two servicemembers to Mars’

A new report says the United States is sending two American servicemembers to Mars, saying they are willing to spend the rest of their lives on the planet. Stars and Stripes reported on Friday that the servicemembers are a Naval Reserve flight test engineer and an Air National Guard cybertransport specialist. The servicemembers are among [&hellip

General Motors recalls over 81,000 cars

General Motors recalls over 81,000 cars

General Motors is recalling over 81,000 vehicles due to faults which can result in failure of power steering while motorists are driving the cars. The giant automaker says the problem has caused one collision but no injuries or deaths have been reported so far. According to GM, a message will be shown on the Driver [&hellip

New HIV vaccine showing striking results

New HIV vaccine showing striking results

A radical new type of vaccine has shown positive results during tests on HIV-positive patients, bolstering hopes of fully protecting humans from AIDS in the future, researchers say.  A new type of molecule, used in the vaccine, was engineered by scientists at the Scripps Research Institute in California, which they claim blocks the HIV virus [&hellip

UK recruiting Russian spies

UK recruiting Russian spies

British intelligence agencies are advertising to employ Russian-speaking spies amid growing tensions between London and Moscow. The spies will be paid £30,000 a year. Their job will deal with “terrorism,” “espionage” and “potential threats” to Britain’s security, with the possibility of postings abroad. MI5, MI6 and GCHQ have posted online adverts for the job, Russia Today reported. The spies [&hellip

Sound barrier broken for deaf children

Sound barrier broken for deaf children

Hearing experts are breaking sound barriers for children born without hearing nerve with auditory brainstem implants. Launched in March 2014, the research is being carried out during a three-year clinical trial by a multi-institutional team of communication and hearing specialists led by the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC). The [&hellip

Telescope fixed inside contact lens

Telescope fixed inside contact lens

Swiss scientists have developed groundbreaking new contact lenses with a built-in telescope that could help many patients suffering from age-related macular degeneration (AMD) regain full sight. The 1.55-milimeter thick lens, developed by researchers at Lausanne-based École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), contains an extremely thin, reflective telescope. The pair of contact lenses work in conjunction [&hellip