Category: Press Release

Greek skeleton to be identified

Greek skeleton to be identified

The identity of a skeleton dating back to the era of Alexander the Great and discovered in a huge tomb in Greece is to be explained in detail, the country’s Culture Ministry says.  The mystery skeleton is being examined and the details will be disclosed next month, the ministry said Friday. “The result of macroscopic [&hellip

India sends its largest rocket to space

India sends its largest rocket to space

India has launched into space its largest rocket designed to carry heavier communication satellites and a capsule, capable of carrying astronauts. On Thursday, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) said that the 630-ton Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (MK III) took off from Sriharikota in the southeast state of Andhra Pradesh. “The powerful launch vehicle has come [&hellip

Global population gets six more years

Global population gets six more years

Global life expectancy has increased by over six years since 1990, due to falling death rates and better survival rates, a report says. Analysis of the 2013 Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study showed that global life expectancy had increased by 5.8 years in men and 6.6 years in women between 1990 and 2013. The [&hellip

Shift workers often ‘fatter and sicker’

Shift workers often ‘fatter and sicker’

A new research has found that shift workers are significantly more likely to be obese and experience other health problems. According to the study, conducted by a group of British researchers, 30% of shift workers are obese while the rate is 24% among men and 23% among women doing normal hours. “Overall, people who are [&hellip

People who feel younger live longer

People who feel younger live longer

A recent study has shown that people who feel younger than they actually are, tend to live longer than those who feel their own age or older. Researchers at University College London found that elderly people who feel three or more years younger than their actual age have lower death rates than those who feel [&hellip

Birds evolution history revealed

Birds evolution history revealed

Scientists have found that family tree of the modern bird lineages dates from as far back as dinosaurs’ mass extinction.  A team of researchers from 20 countries, by using genetic data from 48 species, has clarified the evolutionary relationships of modern bird groups and their flourishing process. They decoded the genomes of traits such as [&hellip

Swiss Ebola vaccine trial faces problem

Swiss Ebola vaccine trial faces problem

The clinical trial of an Ebola vaccine has faced a problem in Switzerland as some volunteer patients have complained of joint pains in their hands and feet. The University of Geneva Hospital said in a Thursday statement that scientists decided to stop the trial one week early in all 59 volunteers “as a measure of [&hellip

‘Drug-resistant diseases threatening’

‘Drug-resistant diseases threatening’

An extra 10 million people around the world will die every year until 2050 due to drug-resistant infections – more than those who currently die from cancer – unless action is taken, a study finds. Drug-resistant E. coli, malaria and tuberculosis (TB) would pose the biggest impact on humanity by 2050 unless effective antibiotics are [&hellip

Air pollution causes health crisis

Air pollution causes health crisis

The Environmental Audit Committee in UK has warned that air pollution is causing a public health crisis. The committee announced on Tuesday that air pollution causes nearly as many deaths annually as smoking. Nitrogen dioxide is known to cause inflammation of the airways, reduce lung function and exacerbate asthma. “Protecting children and vulnerable people in [&hellip

Eye can detect infrared radiation

Eye can detect infrared radiation

A new study has identified a super power of human eye to see invisible infrared light. Scientists found that under certain conditions the eye’s retina would be able to react differently and consequently sense infra-red light which is beyond what traditionally considered as visible spectrum. The super power of the eye appears when pairs of [&hellip